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Videos capture Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson seconds after big Oscar wins

Special backstage footage taken of the best actor and actress winners from Sunday's Academy Awards shows the power of pure happiness.
/ Source: TODAY

We all enjoyed seeing how thrilled Sunday night's best actor and actress winners Leonardo DiCaprio and Brie Larson were when they stood before an audience of millions and accepted their Academy Awards. But what happened after they went backstage?

Image: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson
Leonardo DiCaprio and Brie Larson made sure to bring their joy backstage.Getty Images file

Well, let's just say all that happiness wasn't just for the cameras. As video posted by the Academy on its Instagram account proves, they were all smiles and hugs once they passed beyond the stage curtain, and it's delightful to see.

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DiCaprio grins but seems fairly self-contained — after all, he's had over 20 years to prepare for this big moment, having gotten his first nomination in 1994 for "What's Eating Gilbert Grape." Holding his statue for "The Revenant" and the envelope with his name in it he speaks with one of the stage crew, then turns for a big hug from last year's best actress winner Julianne Moore.

But Larson is just beaming as she walks arm-in-arm with last year's best actor winner Eddie Redmayne, clutching her statue for "Room." There's a little happy dance, a one-armed hug and the kind of power handshake only two Oscar winners can share.

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And bonus: Larson revealed a little more of the joy with fans on Instagram, including her post-awards footwear.

You go, girl! And guy! Congrats to both.

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