Oscars hangover: Philippine Daily Inquirer was there

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CHARLIZE Theron is a standout on the red carpet.

Our man in Hollywood, Ruben V. Nepales, described the Oscars red carpet in four words: “Crazy … pandemonium as usual.” And he took us all there, to the front row.

Nepales reported and took snapshots—when he could— for four other Inquirer platforms on  top of print—Inquirer.net, SMS Alert Service, Twitter and

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“Exciting, stressful and fun,” Nepales summed up the red-carpet hullabaloo.

His photographs included a precious shot of “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart arriving on crutches. Inside the Dolby theater, he proclaimed actress Charlize Theron “the most stunning in the hall.” Backstage, he willingly basked in the winners’ afterglow.

At the end of the long day, Nepales could only mutter (in Facebook): “Hello, bed.”

KRISTEN Stewart arrives on crutches.

Yes, the bed, after the bedlam.

Photos by Ruben Nepales

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