Those who were able to win tickets to the show were very lucky, especially since it's the last season of "The Oprah Winfrey Show." "I was just saying to the producers how extraordinary to get these super stars to show up," said Winfrey.
"Actually, what happens after the Oscars is there's this sort of relief that it's done and it's over, and to actually get people to show up and be present and awake after they've partied all night, it's a really, really, really big deal."
Geoffrey Rush and Oscar winners Tom Hooper and Colin Firth graced the stage, talking about their big moment.
"There's a part of you thinking, 'I hope it's not me because I can't bear any more tension than I'm feeling like now,'" said Firth, who took home the award for Best Actor for his role in "The King's Speech."
People flew in from all over the country to take part in the ultimate after-party, braving the early morning cold outside the Kodak Theatre. Once inside, they took the seats just vacated by stars the night before.
"I'm excited to be here, all the way from New York, to see Oprah. It's the Oscar after-party and I'm ready to party," said Jacqueline Garcia from Long Island, N.Y.
"I love Oprah. I came all the way from South Carolina and I'm taking a sick day at school, and I'm a teacher, so we're not going to tell that," said Melissa Bailey.
Though this is Winfrey's farewell season with just 33 more shows to go, the talk show queen said her final Oscar party is all fun and no tears.
"And I say all sweet, no bitter. No bitter sweet, all sweet," she said.