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Never let them see you sit
Lead supporting actress nominee Ruby Dee, 83, finished with the first segment of the media hedge, and, as she approached a raised platform where AMC host Robert Osbourne was interviewing celebs for the P.A. system, she decided she needed a break from her heels. She turned, hitched up her gown a bit and sat down on one of the steps. Her handlers looked stricken and gently raised her up before any academy snipers or, worse, publicists, spotted her.