Taking part in the grandest of all Tinseltown events, Christian Bale was among the stars at the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday evening (February 26).
The 38-year-old "Dark Knight Rises" star skipped out on the Kodak Theatre red carpet while opting to head directly inside to tend to his Oscar affairs.
During the course of the night, Bale took the stage to hand out one of the coveted trophies - as he named Octavia Spencer as Best Supporting Actress.
As for the top contenders, "Hugo" leads the pack at 11 nominations while "The Artist" sits close behind at 10 chances for Oscar glory.
Meanwhile, the 2012 Academy Awards will be hosted by Billy Crystal and will broadcast live on ABC beginning at 7e/4p.
Enjoy the pictures of Christian Bale at the 84th Annual Academy Awards (February 26).
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