The Stars Come Out
Oprah: So have you been to bed?
Chris: I guess I got a little bit of sleep. I've got kids. But Prince had a little party at his house and he was playing.
Oprah: I thought you did great! Were you nervous at all?
Chris: I was really nervous, especially the first five, six minutes, but then once the show started going, you just keep it going.
Oprah: Did you do something to calm yourself?
Chris: You know what's really funny? I yell at myself. I come out of my body and start smacking myself, "Boy, you better go out there and do that!" I become my dad.
Oprah: You've got the critics saying you were dangerous, you weren't dangerous enough. I wanted more of you in it!
Chris: Well, I'm just the host of the show. ... Maybe one day I'll be nominated and host.
Oprah: All the talk this morning is about Jude Law and Sean Penn coming out saying, "Jude Law is one of our finest actors..."
Chris: It's just a joke! Jude Law probably made a "scillion" dollars this year. I'd never hit a person that's down. Jude Law's fine! I'll go see another Jude Law movie; maybe he'll put me in one of his movies.
Oprah: Would you host again?
Chris: I hope they would want me again.
Oprah: So you haven't been to bed?
Jamie: No, not yet. I was partying a little bit.
Oprah: From now on, whenever you're introduced, people will say, "Academy Award® Winner Jamie Foxx."
Jamie: Yeah, I'm going to use it, too. Even when I'm trying to get into the clubs.
"I started leaking right there," Jamie says, pointing to where a tear ran down his cheek. "She's only 11, but she has so much [in her head]. ... She has something that I cannot put my finger on. She's an old soul."
Before Jamie's award was announced, Oprah handed him a tissue. "I'm thinking," Jamie says, "'Does she think I'm going to cry?' But she said, 'Give me that gum!' And then she said something very special. She said, 'When you go up there, let us be proud when we look back on this day.'"
Jamie looks meaningfully at Oprah and replies with a twinkle in his eye, "I am single, Oprah. You know how I feel about you."
Oprah: Was it as good the second time?
Hilary: Yes. It was...I'm just as speechless and in awe. I can't believe it. I can't believe it. Seriously. Still, it hasn't hit me. My first one hasn't even hit me!
Oprah: That was a role of a lifetime.
Hilary: I thought with Boys Don't Cry it was a role of a lifetime. And I thought once in a lifetime. Once. But to get that other opportunity [with Million Dollar Baby]...I guess I try and take it all in.
Hilary: I was really in the moment. I made sure that on the red carpet I was in the moment; I wasn't thinking about "later." In my seat...I tried to be really present when everyone else was getting their award. I wasn't thinking, "Well, how many is it away?" I was just trying to take them in and appreciate them...Honestly, it was an out-of-body experience.
Oprah: Let's talk about your body in that dress! I said to you back stage, "Coming and going!"
Hilary: From the front it was like, "Hi, yeah, I'm a serious actress. (As she turns around) But wait a minute, maybe not!"
Oprah: Was it a long process for you, picking the dress?
Hilary: You know what? I tried on a few dresses and it just was the one that felt good. I put it on and it felt good. I thought it was going to be chilly and so it was long sleeve...and air conditioned in all the right places!
"Your realness so came through," Oprah says. "And your mother's story of standing in the trailer park...and packing up and coming to Hollywood and sleeping in your car. And last night you stood up on this stage and said you're just a girl from a trailer park with a dream!"
"I still get a big a kick out of seeing everybody walk up the red carpet," Gayle says. "I hate to sound like a drooling fan, but it was really fun to see everybody. It was great!"
See Gayle's candid interviews on the red carpet and backstage!
Most daring: Beyoncé. "It was like fashion parade. I love her. Her hair was good. Here and there, she made a mistake of the 4,000 things she wore—like a lot of jewelry at one point. But the makeup change, and the hair change? It was like a pit stop at Nascar!"
- The #3 Best Dressed Actress: Julia Roberts
in her first public appearance since the birth of her twins. Isaac says, "Now she's eternal without being old. She's still fresh and gorgeous, but she's the Julia Roberts. I mean, 100 years from now, [people will say] Greta Garbo, Julia Roberts, right?"
- The #2 Best Dressed Actress: Kate Winslet
"She's real. Sexy. Sometimes she's a little overweight and then she takes it off, and it's like, 'Right on sister!' And I love her in blue—blue is the new black."
- And the #1 Best Dressed Actress: Hilary Swank
"She looked amazing. Not only is she a great actress, she has a beautiful butt."
Learn more about the celebrities, stylists and Oscar night parties mentioned on the show.