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  1. Drawing a crowd

    Sandra Bullock, winner of the best actress Academy Award for "The Blind Side," attends the 82nd Annual Academy Awards Governor's Ball at Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., on Sunday, March 7. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Let's go 'Crazy'

    Best actor Oscar winner Jeff Bridges and his wife Susan Geston attend the Governor's Ball in Hollywood, Calif., on Sunday, March 7. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Blue royalty

    Actress Mo'Nique, winner of the best supporting actress award for "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," and her husband Sidney Hicks attend the Governor's Ball on Sunday, March 7. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Waltz ready to dance

    "Inglourious Basterds" star Christoph Waltz cradles his Oscar for best supporting actor at the Governor's Ball in Hollywood, Calif., on Sunday, March 7. (Valerie Macon / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. I know you!

    Director Pete Docter, winner of the best animated feature award for "Up," attends the Governor's Ball at Kodak Theatre. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. The young ones

    Actress Vanessa Hudgens, left, and actor Zac Efron arrive at the 2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Sunset Tower in West Hollywood, Calif., on Sunday, March 7. (Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Swank-y!

    Actress Hilary Swank arrives at the 2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in West Hollywood, Calif. (Danny Moloshok / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. In their glory

    "Inglourious Basterds" star Diane Kruger, left, and actor Joshua Jackson arrive at the 2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. (Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. He knows gold

    Designer Vera Wang, left, and Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysacek arrive at the 2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, March 7. The figure skater will next appear on "Dancing With the Stars." (Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Flagged for his fashion sense

    Olympic gold-medal winning snowboarder Shaun White arrives at the Vanity Fair party at Sunset Tower in West Hollywood, Calif. (Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Available for touch-ups

    Singer Jessica Simpson, left, and celebrity hairstylist Ken Paves attend the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. (Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Party face

    Former Oscar winner Adrien Brody parties with Vanity Fair in West Hollywood, Calif., on Sunday, March 7. (Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Grey is the way

    Actress Natalie Portman arrives at the 2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, March 7. (Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Bringing out the print

    Actress Salma Hayek waves on the red carpet at the Vanity Fair party. (Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Tennis (shoes) anyone?

    Actor Robert Downey Jr., a presenter at Sunday's Academy Awards, keeps the party going with the his wife Susan Downey in West Hollywood, Calif. (Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Out of the blue

    Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor attend the Vanity Fair party on Sunday, March 7. Earlier, Stiller presented the Academy Award for best makeup sporting a full "Avatar" look. (Danny Moloshok / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. A Brand of fashion

    Singer Katy Perry, left, and her actor boyfriend Russell Brand work the red carpet in West Hollywood, Calif., on Sunday night. (Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Color her happy

    Actress Kate Bosworth flashes a smile before entering the Vanity Fair party. (Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. She bangs

    Past Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson attends the 18th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party held at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, Calif., on Sunday, March 7. (Dan Steinberg / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. Back on the scene

    Actor Joaquin Phoenix arrives at the Elton John party in West Hollywood, Calif., on Sunday, March 7. (Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. No say in the winners

    "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell, right, and Mezhgan Hussainy attend the Elton John party. (Larry Busacca / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  22. Hush hush

    Actor Jamie Foxx attends the Elton John part in West Hollywood, Calif., on Sunday, March 7. (Stefanie Keenan / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  23. Where's Samantha?

    Actor Jason Lewis arrives at the 18th annual Elton John party. (Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  24. Accessorized action star

    Actress Milla Jovovich attends the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party on Sunday, March 7. (Stefanie Keenan / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  25. Daring duo

    Kelly Osbourne, left, and Olympic ice skater Johnny Weir arrive at the Elton John party. (Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  26. Basic black

    Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler poses at the E! Oscar Viewing and After Party at Drai's Hollywood in Hollywood, Calif., on Sunday, March 7. (Toby Canham / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  27. Always in the shot

    "The Hills" star Audrina Partridge attends the E! Oscar Party in Hollywood, Calif., on Sunday, March 7. (Toby Canham / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
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With his shaggy red hair, black leather jacket and skintight American flag-printed jeans, Olympic gold medalist Shaun White upstaged even glam Oscar winner Sandra Bullock at a pack of parties around town following the Academy Awards.

The snowboarder was one of a group of Olympic athletes who mingled with A-listers at the parties Sunday, sometimes eliciting “oohs” and “ahhs” from the movie stars themselves.

At Vanity Fair’s bash at West Hollywood’s Sunset Tower Hotel, a string of celebrities, including Lenny Kravitz and Jon Voight, sought out White. Even Olympic-winning speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno, who wore a sleek tux, looked happy to meet White.

Vanity Fair was steeped in a sea of nominees and winners. Vases of white, pink and yellow orchids decorated the room, along with bowls of red apples stenciled with “VF.”

By the time Sandra Bullock showed up, gripping her best-actress Oscar statuette and mugging for photographers with her husband, Jesse James, the party was in full swing, and White and his crew had left for another bash.

Others attending the party included best-actress nominee Carey Mulligan, who giggled with friends in a corner. Oscar co-host Alec Baldwin joked with Sean Penn. Hilary Swank and Tim Robbins ate burgers from In-N-Out Burger that were served by waiters dressed in the chain’s uniform. And best-director nominee Quentin Tarantino, wearing a black knit cap, leather jacket and sneakers, made a beeline for the bar after arriving at 11:45 p.m.

Jennifer Lopez and her husband, Marc Anthony, made a grand entrance, accepting handshakes left and right. Sean “Diddy” Combs laughed with Marlon and Shawn Wayans. Robert Downey Jr., wearing a blue bow tie and tinted glasses, talked with Natalie Portman. Zac Efron, Taylor Lautner and the Jonas Brothers yielded high-pitched shrieks from fans gathered on the sidewalk outside the hotel.

“Great job tonight,” said Julianne Moore, winking to Oscar co-host Steve Martin. Earlier, Moore and her “A Single Man” co-star Colin Firth, a best-actor nominee, held court on a patio outside.

Nearby, at Elton John’s 18th-annual viewing dinner and after-party at the Pacific Design Center’s tented courtyard, Kelly Osbourne stayed close to fashion-savvy figure skater Johnny Weir most of the night.

Slideshow: An evening at the Oscars Saying he was “very small fry” when he attended John’s party a few years ago, Weir marveled at his new status.

“Now I’m running with Kelly Osbourne, who’s supportive of my skating. It’s beautiful,” said Weir, who had just met Osbourne at the party. “Kelly dropped my jaw. She looks the most amazing of anyone I’ve seen.”

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Osbourne, who attended the party with her mother, Sharon Osbourne, wore a delicate, pale pink gown by local designer Sue Wong.

“We all wear velvet in figure skating,” said Weir, joking about his red velvet Dolce & Gabbana suit jacket

Guests including Betty White, Jamie Foxx, Josh Groban, Ricki Lake and John Waters dined on risotto, fish with black olives, New York steak with wine sauce, salad and milk chocolate bars slathered with chocolate glaze. A Godiva chocolate bar served up dark and milk chocolate balls.

Victoria Beckham and Heidi Klum sat at John’s table. Klum towered in a ’60s style jewel-embellished black minidress and Brigitte Bardot hair. Miley Cyrus and Nicole Richie were nearby.

“American Idol” judge Kara Dioguardi hugged last year’s “Idol” winner Kris Allen and finalist Allison Iraheta at their table. Simon Cowell sat at another table, playing with girlfriend Mezhgan Hussainy’s hair. Jennifer Hudson swept in near the end of dinner.

Just before the night’s big auction for his Elton John AIDS Foundation, John praised Kathryn Bigelow’s best-director win, comparing it to the year when Denzel Washington and Halle Berry won Oscars in 2002.

Later, ’80s diva Grace Jones, wearing a floor-length black cape, lace-up heels and sheer black leggings, wowed the crowd, performing from a stage equipped with a staircase.

The first official stop for most guests at the Oscars was the Governor’s Ball, the Academy Awards’ official after-party, at the Kodak Theatre.

Oprah Winfrey, Stanley Tucci, John Travolta, Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Woody Harrelson and Meryl Streep were among those who attended.

Hollywood’s elite dined and talked with colleagues as an 18-piece, all-female orchestra provided the soundtrack. Tucci and Harrelson sat side-by-side, while Williams and Travolta shared a table with Bradley Cooper and Gerard Butler. Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal had their Oscars personalized at the onsite engraving station.

Across town, at the E! Oscar party at Drai’s Hollywood at the newly opened W Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard, White settled into a booth at 1:30 a.m., surrounded by blond beauties, as house music blared over a packed, sweaty dance floor.

The bash boasted a younger set, ready to party into the wee hours, just like White.

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