Obviously people involved with the nominated movies are there but why was Kim K. there one year (that one truly baffled me) and why wasn't Tammy there this year? Has he fallen so far or is he scared of Nicole? Did Oprah get an invite?
I'm assuming some people can buy their way in too.
Names can always get in, even if they're not members. In fact, they often have trouble filling the 3,400 seats as it is.
Or become a seat filler - although it didn't look like they're bothering with that any more except in the down-and-center part of the house.
Did anyone else catch Harvey Weinstein waddling across the edge of proscenium as someone was talking on stage. He don't care none!
Names connected to the industry can probably always get in. I doubt anyone can just buy their way in - if that were the case, there'd be a lot more B List celebrities cluttering the red carpet. Think Mario Lopez and Jenny McCarthy.
The head scratcher for me this year was Brandi Glanville. She was pictured on the red carpet with barely enough nipple coverage from her strapless gown.