Hollywood legend has it the Oscar statuette was modeled after Mexican actor and director Emilio Fernandez. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Every year, Entertainment Weekly writer Anthony Breznick covers the Oscars from behind the scenes. Christopher Polk/Getty Images hide caption

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Beautiful Music Together: Joaquin Phoenix takes a walk on the beach with his girlfriend the Operating System in the Oscar-nominated film Her. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Dean Smith, doubling as Maureen O'Hara, with stuntman Lee McLaughlin on the set of McClintock! Courtesy of the Smith Family hide caption

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On location for Walk of Shame, camera crew members Larry Nielsen (center) and Milan "Miki" Janicin (right) help set up a crane shot. The wireless focus remote Nielsen will use is hanging from that purple carabiner on his jacket. Cindy Carpien/NPR hide caption

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One of this season's Oscar-nominated shorts is Mr. Hublot, a French-language animated film about a reclusive man who must learn to adapt to a new housemate — a robot dog. Zeilt Productions hide caption

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