LOS ANGELES (AP) — Winning an Oscar is one thing, but seeing your name engraved on it is another.
That's why the Governors Ball is a crucial stop for all Oscar winners: The statuettes presented on stage are blank, but winners can have their personalized nameplates affixed at the trophy engraving station inside Oscar's official afterparty.
Supporting actress winner Patricia Arquette and cinematography winner Emmanuel Lubezki were among the early visitors to the engraving station.
Characteristic of his job, Lubezki filmed the entire process of his Oscar personalization on his cellphone.
Arquette, on the other hand, relied on two cellphone-wielding friends to capture the moment in stills and video.
So what's it like to see your name on an Oscar statuette?
"It feels incredible," Arquette said.
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