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Actress Jennifer Lawrence looks a lot different on the red carpet than the squirrel-skinning character she played in "Winter's Bone."
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updated 2/27/2011 10:11:26 PM ET 2011-02-28T03:11:26

Before Hollywood's hugest stars slip into the Kodak Theatre for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, they stop and talk to Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic on E!'s Live From the Red Carpet. Here's some of the best, funniest and strangest things they had to say:

"I had to learn how to chop wood and handle a gun and hit squirrels. I had to learn from a hunter. But, yeah, I've been off squirrel ever since." --Jennifer Lawrence, on how she perpared for her role in Winter's Bone

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"We got SWAT teams and helicopters and blimps. I don't know how your heart can't be pounding right now." --Josh Hutcherson, explaining his anticipation on the red carpet

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"It is an experience akin to nothing else. He is the most graciously intelligent human being probably ever, and just the way he runs his sets is just like he's an emperor." --Armie Hammer, dishing to Ryan what it was like working with director David Fincher on The Social Network

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"Honestly, it's crazy. I try not to analyze it too much because it freaks me out." --Hailee Steinfeld, on how she feels about being nominated for an Academy Award at 14 years old

"With this performance it's very calm and it's a very emotional song so I think I'm going to try to concentrate on the feeling of the music and not staring at people." --Florence Welch, on whether she recognizes people in the audience when she performs

"Well, Ryan, it's not that hard for me to find the feistiness!" --Amy Adams, on how she channeled her character in The Fighter

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"I didn't get a pass or shoot the ball once, so I think you'd have to ask him what it was like to play in the game. I'm just more the decoy under the hoop." --Zachary Levi, revealing to Ryan what it's like to play basketball with Justin Bieber

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"I was taking pictures of anything that I could see that would be of any interest." --Mark Ruffalo, on how he couldn't stop tweeting on the red carpet

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"It looks like he tied his own bowtie. Mine's a clip-on." --Geoffery Rush, commenting on The Kids Are All Right costar Mark Ruffalo's Oscar attire

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"Oh my God, I can't sleep at night! When I first tried on my dress it was like two, three nights ago, and I'm like, 'OK, I don't want to sleep. I don't want to take it off!'"--Jennifer Hudson, dishing on her new body

"I feel OK right now. I haven't slept in a week."--Gwyneth Paltrow, revealing to Ryan that she's nervous to perform

"When I was presenting last time I'd only had two hours sleep and I don't remember anything!"--Sandra Bullock, revealing how this year's show is different for her

"After a good couple of shots of tequila you are ready."--Javier Bardem, when asked how he recovered from his physically demanding role in Biutiful

"I'm only nervous because my wife and other daughters are watching this right now." --Steven Spielberg, when asked if presenting on live TV scares him

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Video: ‘King’ rules at the Academy Awards

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    >> let's begin with highlights from the 83rd annual academy awards .

    >>> with stars showing old world style and flair, the oscars are always regal. but it was a movie about brittle royalty that stole the show.

    >> and the oscar goes to -- "the king's speech".

    >> the academy didn't stammer in crowning "the king's speech" with best film , best director for tom hooper and best actor for colin firth .

    >> i have a feeling my career's just peaked.

    >> a pregnant natalie portman earned best actress for " black swan ." she thanked her choreographer and fiance for her next role.

    >> my beautiful love benjamin who choreographed the film and who's now given me my most important role of my life.

    >> reporter: "the fighter's" christian bale and melissa leo both took home oscars for supporting actor and supporting actress .

    >> bloody hell. what a roomful of talented people. what am i doing here?

    >> reporter: leo who campaigned for the award seemed genuinely stunned she'd won.

    >> golly sakes, there's people up there, too.

    >> "inception."

    >> reporter: kwo.z

    >> reporter: "inception's" wins all came in technical categories for sound and cinematography.

    >> the dance of the brown duck.

    >> reporter: first time hosts anne hath and james franco even poked fun at charlie sheen .

    >> the weird part is i just got a text message from charlie sheen .

    >> reporter: withal all the pressure of a more contemporary oscar, a couple of known faces shared the spotlight.

    >> no, no. [ applause ]

    >> well, so, where was i?

    >> you know -- [ laughter ]

    >> reporter: afterle all the anticipation this was a night of few surprises where favorites took home the gold.

    >> reporter: and proved that hollywood dreams can come true. we'll have much more on the oscars throughout the morning from here in los angeles . for now, back to matt in new york.

    >> all right, meredith. thank you

Photos: Red carpet

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  1. Anne Hathaway

    Anne Hathaway arrived at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on Feb. 27 in Hollywood, Calif. The actress, who is co-hosting the ceremony with actor James Franco, wore a Valentino for the arrival. (Ethan Miller / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Gwyneth Paltrow

    "Country Strong" star Gwyneth Paltrow arrived looking golden in a Calvin Klein. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Reese Witherspoon

    Reese Witherspoon looked sleek in a black and white Oscar de la Renta. (John Shearer / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter

    Helena Bonham Carter, who is nominated for best supporting actress for "King's Speech," arrived with partner Tim Burton at her side. (Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" won two awards.) Carter, who reportedly didn't hire a stylist for the event, wore a design from Colleen Atwood. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Sandra Bullock

    Sandra Bullock arrived looking gorgeous in a red Vera Wang gown and Jimmy Choo sandals. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves

    Matthew McConaughey brought girlfriend Camila Alves to the big ceremony. The actor wore a Dolce & Gabanna tux. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Sharon Stone

    Actress Sharon Stone took her look to new heights at the Oscars. (John Shearer / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham

    Mark Wahlberg, who's film "The Fighter" won the two supporting actor awards, arrived with wife Rhea Durham. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Justin Timberlake and Lynn Harless

    Justin Timberlake, who starred in "The Social Network," brought mom Lynn Harless to the show with him. (Amy Sancetta / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Hilary Swank

    Actress Hilary Swank was light as air in a Gucci Premiere gown. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz

    Javier Bardem, who was nominated for best actor for "Biutiful," arrived in Gucci, with his wife, actress Penelope Cruz, by his side. Cruz gave birth to the couple's first child recently, and showed off her already slim figure in a L'Wren Scott dress and Jimmy Choo shoes. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

    Actress Nicole Kidman, who was nominated for best actress for "Rabbit Hole," arrived with husband Keith Urban by her side. Kidman wore Dior with Pierre Hardy shoes. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Christian Bale, Sibi Blazic

    Christian Bale, who won for best supporting actor for "The Fighter," arrived at the red carpet with wife Sibi Blazic by his side. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Colin Firth and Livia Giuggioli

    Colin Firth, who won best actor for "The King's Speech," arrived with wife Livia Giuggioli. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Helen Mirren

    Helen Mirren looked elegant on the red carpet in a Vivienne Westwood Couture dress. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Halle Berry

    Halle Berry floated on the red carpet in a crystal-encrusted Marchesa gown. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Scarlett Johansson

    Scarlett Johansson showed off her stunning figure in a body-hugging, one-of-a-kind dress by Dolce & Gabanna and Christian Louboutin shoes. (John Shearer / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Mark Ruffalo

    Mark Ruffalo is nominated for supporting actor for his work in "The Kids Are All Right." (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. Jennifer Hudson

    Singer Jennifer Hudson took advantage of her svelte new figure and showed off in a Versace. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. Russell Brand

    Comedian Russell Brand brought his mother, Barbara, to the big show. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. Cate Blanchett

    Cate Blanchett arrived in a Givenchy. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  22. Amy Adams

    Amy Adams, who was nominated for best supporting actress for "The Fighter," arrived in a gorgeous sapphire blue L'Wren Scott dress. According to a Cartier press release, the star accessorized with $1.35 million worth of the company's jewelry. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  23. Jesse Eisenberg

    "The Social Network" star Jesse Eisenberg was nominated for best actor for his portrayal of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. (John Shearer / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  24. Hailee Steinfeld

    Fourteen-year-old Hailee Steinfeld, who was nominated for best supporting actress for "True Grit," struck a pose in an age-appropriate Marchesa, Fred Leighton jewels and Ferragamo shoes and clutch. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  25. Mandy Moore

    Singer Mandy Moore sparkled in a Monique Luhuillier on the red carpet. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  26. Mila Kunis

    Mila Kunis, who starred in "Black Swan," stunned in a flowy lilac Elie Saab gown. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  27. Michelle Williams

    Michelle Williams, who was nominated for best actress for her role in "Blue Valentine," wore a beaded Chanel Haute Couture gown and Jimmy Choo pumps. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  28. Melissa Leo

    Melissa Leo, who won for best supporting actress for "The Fighter," wore Marc Bouwer. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  29. Jennifer Lawrence

    Jennifer Lawrence, who was nominated for best actress for "Winter's Bone," was one of the earliest stars to arrive. She wore Calvin Klein. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
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