Sarah Jessica Parker strutted down the red carpet in her Chanel couture gown with her husband, Matthew Broderick, on her arm.
Parker, always the fashionista, said the novelty of getting all dolled up for award shows has yet to wear off.
Parker is returning to TV in NBC's "Who Do You Think You Are?," a new series about tracing your ancestors that Parker called an "educational experience."
Best actress nominee Carey Mulligan is already looking for her next gig.
The 24-year-old is the youngest nominee at the 82nd annual Academy Awards, and she considers her role in "An Education" to be the one that pulled her out of her professional rut.
"I’ve always been in and out of things and played very small parts," Mulligan said, but with "Education," "I was amongst giants."
"Hurt Locker" director Kathryn Bigelow said she is "honored to be in the same conversation as [James Cameron]."
"It's humbling," she added.
She said, "The film seems to be touching a nerve. That's what moves me."
Celebrated filmmaker Lee Daniels couldn't hide his excitement as he walked the red carpet with his daughter, who was dressed in a Chado Ralph Rucci gown on advisement from Vogue editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley.
“I’m humbled, because I’m in the moment," Daniels told CNN. "[I'm] so humbled by it, because so many other people are waiting in the background to do what I did.”
Like best supporting actress nominee Mo'Nique, who has won raves for her role in "Precious," Daniels also considers the tale, based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire, to be one that can transform lives.
James Cameron, who donned a blue pocket square to match his wife's gown, said he never dreamed "Avatar" would make such a splash.
"We thought we were going to make some money, but not nearly as much as we did," he said.
As for the buzz about Cameron and his ex-wife, Kathryn Bigelow, going head to head, he said he couldn't be more proud of what she has accomplished.
"The Hurt Locker's" Jeremy Renner has been a working actor for years, but this is his first time getting a nod for an Academy Award.
"It’s an electric feeling, I tell you," Renner told CNN. "It makes it very sweet. I’ve been doing it for awhile, and at 39, it feels really awesome."
"The Hurt Locker" has received its fair share of complaints about the story, but, Renner said, "everybody’s got an opinion. It’s cinema. We did our due diligence to make it as real as possible. We told a story; that’s what our job was." FULL POST
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