LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Adrien Brody left Jeff Goldblum behind.
"The Grand Budapest Hotel" duo, both clad in white tuxedos, re-entered the Dolby Theatre together just as Meryl Streep stepped on stage to introduce the show's in memoriam segment.
Brody opted to make a dash to his seat while Goldblum decided to hang by the door until the next break in the action.
Despite an announcer's plea during a commercial break that the crowd "refrain from applause during the in memoriam film sequence," several audiences members clapped for colleagues or friends.
Robin Williams and Mike Nichols got the loudest response.
After an emotional performance by Jennifer Hudson, the chatter inside the theater was noticeably quieter -- and Goldblum finally got back to his seat.
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