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Oscars 2014: Behind the Scenes

By Francis Whittaker Slide 1 of 16

Candid shots of the backstage action at this year's Academy Awards

Away from the glitz and the glamour of the envelope-opening onstage and posing on the red carpet, there's another side of the Oscars that's rarely seen: the action backstage. Click or swipe through the slideshow to gain a candid insight into what happens in the wings of the theatre, as the stars rehearse their lines, congratualate their rivals and even playfight over the coveted statuettes.In this picture, Best Actor and Best Supporting actors Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto of Dallas Buyers Club pose backstage with Best Supporting Actress winner Lupita Nyong'o.
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