The lobby is packed inside the Nokia Theatre, where attendees like multiple Emmy winner and "The Amazing Race" executive producer Bertram van Munster are mingling and waiting on line for beer, cocktails and snacks before the big three-hour ceremony.
The cost for a cold one: $9.25.
The celebs who ran the red carpet gauntlet are being funneled through a special side entrance draped from view from everyone else. But that isn't stopping a few lookie-loos from sneaking peeks through parts in the curtain.
"Ladies and gentlemen, please make your way into the theater. The seat fillers are getting restless," a female announcer coos a few minutes ahead of show time.
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