Gallery: Winners backstage at the 2009 Oscars

Kate Winslet, Sean Penn & Penelope Cruz

Some of the world’s biggest film stars and filmmakers converged on the corner of Hollywood and Highland last Sunday, February 22 for the annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater. It was another gala extravaganza, and The GATE has a collection of photos of the winners and presenters from backstage at the awards.

All photos by Todd Wawrychuk, copyright © 2009 Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

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W. Andrew Powell lives, sleeps, eats, and breaths movies and entertainment. Since launching The GATE in 1999 Andrew has enjoyed being a pest to any publicist who would return his calls.In his "spare time," Andrew is also an avid photographer, and writes about leisure travel and hotels around the world.