The cameras at the 78th annual Academy Awards flashed in the faces of many celebrities Sunday, but none shined back as brightly as Three 6 Mafia, thanks to the rap group's diamond-encrusted grins.
The Tennessee hip-hop collective won for best original song, and no one seemed more shocked than the members themselves. They bounded to center stage, deliriously happy that academy voters had embraced a hit called "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp."
The excitement was still swirling Monday morning.
"I woke up and looked over from the hotel bed and expected that Oscar to be gone," said group leader and lyricist Jordan Houston, aka Juicy J. "I thought it all had been a dream. But the Oscar was sitting right there."
It didn't sit there for long. The rapper carted his new hardware along to a previously scheduled meeting with MTV to discuss a reality show starring the Mafia, whose look includes the flashy "grilles" on their teeth.