All that posing and posturing on the Oscars red carpet must be an exhausting business so it's not really surprising that the assembled stars let their guard down every now and then. And with all those cameras flashing there's no chance they'd get away with picking their nose or adjusting their pants.

Sadly, neither of these things happened but there were plenty more off-duty moments and funny snaps to go round. So if you've OD'd on all the carefully managed red carpet pics then take a peek at some of the lighter moments from this year's bash as the stars of this year's Oscars are caught out on camera...

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  • Adele

    Please stop that Adele, you're scaring us.

  • Amy Adams

    And the Best Supported Actress award goes to... Amy Adams

  • Kim Kardashian, Heidi Klum and Kourtney Kardashian

    The vertically challenged Kim and Kourtney get an eyeful of the statuesque Heidi Klum.

  • Helena Bonham Carter

    Enjoying yourself, Helena?

  • Elton John

    Elton even managed to co-ordinate his specs with his teddy's rollerboots. Impressive.

  • Jim Carrey and Steven Tyler

    Jim Carrey puts his best (big) foot forward.

  • Jennifer Lawrence

    A bird in the hand is worth an Oscar in the other, eh, Jen?

  • John Travolta and Kelly Preston

    "Hahahaha, we're incredibly rich and famous and are being driven to an amazing, exclusive party in a swish motor and you're not."

  • Amanda Seyfried and Samantha Barks

    We have no idea what Amanda Seyfried is saying to Samantha Barks, but we REALLY wish we did!

  • Kim Kardashian

    Yes Kim, they're definitely still there.

  • Miley Cyrus, Elton John and kelly Osbourne

    Anyone for an Elton sandwich?

  • Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian and Kelly Osbourne

    Whooaaah! Kim's death stare is scaring <em>us</em> more than Kelly by the looks of it.

  • Adele

    Looks like Adele's son Angelo might have some competition in the little-men-who-mum-loves stakes.

  • Heidi Klum and Naomi Campbell

    Errrm, aren't supermodels only meant to air kiss?

  • Kate Beckinsale and Len Wiseman

    Errrm, there's a time and a place for a staring competition guys and this is NOT it.

  • Joseph Gordon Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe

    Now there's two men on a mission to party!

  • Anne Hathaway

    What's up Anne? Do you not like the typeface?

  • Ben Affleck

    Ben Affleck: Oscar in one hand, child-like scrawl on the other.

  • Daniel Day Lewis

    Is DDL totting up his Oscar total? IT's THREE Daniel! THREE!

  • Anne Hathaway

    Anne Hathaway wasn't about to let an Oscar win come in the way of her catching Adele's performance.

  • Charlize Theron and Channing Tatum

    Aaaawww, Charlize and Channing congratulate themselves after their on stage waltz.