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BB-8, R2-D2, C-3PO at the Oscars

These are the droids you’re looking for: BB-8, R2-D2, C-3PO made a cameo appearance at the 88th Academy Awards, in between the bestowing of Oscars. (Photo: Adam Taylor/ABC, reproduced under a Creative Commons license)