6:28 p.m. _ Robert Downey Jr. chewed away on his gum and danced along to the music as he waited in the wings to present an award during the Oscar show's Cirque du Soleil performance. When his cue came he quickly deposited the gum in a napkin and stepped on stage.
6:42 p.m. _ Stage manager Dency Nelson has discovered Downey's discarded gum. "Robert Downey Jr. chewing gum! We could sell it on eBay," Nelson jokes before tossing it in the trash.
6:50 p.m. _ Wait a minute, this isn't a beauty contest. "How do you feel about relinquishing your title?" Robert Downey Jr. asks last year's supporting actress winner Melissa Leo after Octavia Spencer wins this year's award. "Oh, I'm not," she says. ""I thought you had to give them yours," Downey replies." I don't know how this works."