The Oscar ceremonies are littered with cameras documenting every red carpet look, fly-by interview, and both the excited and non-plussed reactions to the winners.
Every year people take to their keyboards to drool over their favorite celebrities, mock outfits that cost more than our rent, and express opinions about who deserves to win the most.
While the ceremony is technically dedicated to rewarding excellence in the film industry, it also doubles as a night of immense voyeurism for the general public. So many memes are made projecting emotions onto brief shots of actors interacting, and the whole night serves as ideal fodder for paparazzi style leering.
However, the A-listers who attend the Oscars do find respite from the fish-bowl of onlookers when they disperse to the many after parties, some of which are hosted by companies (the famous Vanity Fair after party), while others are hosted by celebrities themselves (Beyonce and Jay-Z's soiree).