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Find Out What Kept the Stars Going Through the 2016 Oscars

by Raphael Chestang 4:24 PM PST, February 29, 2016
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The madness of awards season is finally coming to an end, but with all the parties, events and publicity, what kept the stars running? ET found out at Sunday's Academy Awards.

No matter if it's your seventh nomination at the Oscars, like Kate Winslet, or your first time, like Alicia Vikander, it's always an adrenaline rush just to be invited to the party!

"It never gets old. It never gets easier," Winslet told ET upon arriving for Hollywood's biggest night. "I think I'm more nervous this year than I ever have been before, so to have made it constantly through awards season and to be here today really feels extraordinary."

The 2009 Oscar winner was nominated this year for her supporting role in Steve Jobs. Even though she lost to Vikander, Winslet was moved to tears when her Titanic co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio, took home his first Oscar.

Vikander was awarded for her role in The Danish Girl, opposite 2015 Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne, and her main source of energy was the pure love of her job.

"I've been part of a film that I'm really proud of that I've made with my colleagues and Eddie, so it's an honor," she gushed to ET. "That's the love of the art. That's why you do it. You're a storyteller, and you want people to come and see the film."

Rambunctious comedian Kevin Hart is always energetic, but even he got an extra boost from being invited to the Oscars. The Ride Along 2 star told us he was running on "the fact that we're going to have a great, amazing time."

"We're going to see some things that people don't expect to see," he said.

After praising host and fellow comedian Chris Rock for taking on the emceeing duties of the night, Hart hit us with the bombshell that he also plans on hosting the Academy Awards in the future.

"When I do eventually host the Oscars, I think that the time will be right," he asserted.

This awards season, ET's red carpet runs on Dunkin' Donuts.

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