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Global News takes a look at other Academy Awards facts and figures Read it on Global News:

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Viewers may be catching the Oscars ceremony from the comfort of their homes, but for celebrities, the day involves hours of primping, gliding down a red carpet in front of a sea of paparazzi and calming nerves before presenting an award. Global News took a snapshot of what celebrities were tweeting about in the hours leading up to the Academy Awards. Read it on Global News:

'The Dictator' left his mark on the Oscars red carpet before being escorted away by security officials. Sacha Baron Cohen dressed as the title Mommar Gadhafi-esque character of his upcoming movie - The Dictator - defied the Academy's warnings not to show up in costume and then went one step further. Read the story:

Billy Crystal has gotten the Academy Awards off to a lively start with a star-laden montage in which he hangs out with Justin Bieber and gets a nice wet kiss from George Clooney. Back as Oscar host for the first time in eight years, Crystal also did his signature introduction of the best-picture nominees with a goofy song. Read it on Global News:

'Monsieur Lazhar' creator never considered being a teacher like him Read it on Global News:

A look at some of the Canadians nominated for an 84th Academy Award. Read it on Global News:

It seems the red carpet is always catering its attention to the A-list ladies but how about the handsome A-list fellas? Check out the red carpet hunks in tuxedos! See it on Global News:

Oscar-nominated actors such as Clooney, Branagh, Davis share their favourite movie moments Read it on Global News:

Canuck sound editor David Giammarco goes from tire factory to Oscar red carpet Read it on Global News: