LOS ANGELES — Most of the drama happened off-camera at the 84th Academy Awards and the party that followed, including a surprising arrest of "Blade Runner" actress Sean Young. Young, who was spotted celebrating with stars at the Governors Ball, was involved in a fight that led to a citizen's arrest at 9:25 p.m. The Hollywood police station booked her for investigation of misdemeanor battery, though no details are available about the incident or the victim. According to TMZ, Young had an altercation with a security guard. City News Service reports she was released on $20,000 bail at 2:55 a.m.
In 2006, Young crashed the Vanity Fair Oscar party and in 2008 she entered rehabilitation for alcohol abuse after she was removed from the Directors Guild of America Awards show.
Young spoke out Monday, demanding an apology from the Academy. She told People magazine that she didn't have a ticket to the party and that she was taking photos for her Facebook page, but that she was "well-behaved."
"I was just standing by the little line [outside the Governors Ball]. I wasn't bothering anybody," she told People.
"They said, 'No, you have to leave,' " said Young. "I started to leave and [the guard] grabbed my arm and he started pulling me. And I turned around and I was pulling my arm away — and I struck him."
There were earlier reports that Young had managed to grab a moment with Angelina Jolie, but it seems Jolie was surrounded by a different kind of drama on Sunday night. During the broadcast, Jolie showed her sense of humor when she refused to be rattled by a mocking "tribute" from screenwriters Nat Faxon and Jim Rash.
After Jolie presented the pair -- along with Alexander Payne -- the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for the "The Descendents," they imitated her onstage by each thrusting out a leg and pouting provocatively.
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Jolie had raised eyebrows by exposing her right leg through the slit in her Atelier Versace gown and the prank from Faxon and Rash left the crowd wondering if they had deliberately slighted her.
However, backstage sources told Yahoo! that while the 36-year-old actress did not directly address the pair afterward, she took their humor in good spirits and was said to have "clearly found it pretty funny," according to one onlooker.
Rash, who plays Dean Pelton in NBC's "Community," was adamant that his and Faxon's pose was not intended to cause any offense. "We think she is hot and she's great," Rash told Yahoo! "We just wanted to have a little fun with it. There were three of us up there receiving the award and only Alexander was going to get to speak so we wanted to give them something to remember us by."
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"I have been dealing with these two clowns all season," Payne joked to Yahoo! "I didn't expect anything less, but they meant no harm by it."
Jolie was not the only A-list star to suffer a tricky moment while presenting an award. Natalie Portman was swept off her feet, literally, when best-actor winner Jean Dujardin's excitement boiled over towards the end of the ceremony.
Dujardin was so thrilled at claiming the prize for his role in "The Artist" that he remained onstage to thank the crowd even as the cameras cut to commercial break. Dujardin had to eventually dash off the stage as the curtain closed upon him. He bumped heavily into the diminutive Portman in the process and made her lose her balance, before saving the day by catching her in typically charismatic style.
At the Governors Ball later in the evening Portman was left red-faced again as she and partner Benjamin Millepied scoured the Wolfgang Puck-catered event in search of food that conformed to her strict vegetarian diet. However, when she stopped one server and asked what was on the tray he was carrying, the response was: "People's dirty plates, ma'am."
Earlier on the red carpet, Sandra Bullock had promised an interviewer that the Oscars crowd would be treated to "a sexy time" and one of the best shows ever. Inside, Bullock wasted no time in schmoozing with her celebrity friends, awkwardly smooching Bradley Cooper and joking with George Clooney and Stacy Keibler, before appearing genuinely moved by the speech from Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. Her documentary "Saving Face" highlighted acid attacks on women in her homeland of Pakistan.
With 82-year-old Christopher Plummer (best supporting actor) and 62-year-old Meryl Streep (best actress) both taking home some hardware, experience seemed to count for much for much in 2012. Perhaps nowhere more so than at the Governor's Ball, where veteran crooner Tony Bennett wowed the crowd while reminding the famous faces surrounding him that he had been performing for more than six decades.
Most roared their approval as soon as Bennett's set began -- except for Rooney Mara, who made a swift exit from the ballroom midway through Bennett's opening number.
At least however, she was spared the fate of Demian Bichir, who less than an hour after missing out on Best Actor looked annoyed as he had to wait 20 minutes to be seated, due to a lack of available tables for him and his small party.