Hollywood's Big Night

Best of the 2013 Oscars Red Carpet (PHOTOS)

Jessica Chastain channels Old Hollywood in Giorgio Armani Privé, while Jennifer Lawrence stuns in Dior Haute Couture. See red carpet highlights on Hollywood's biggest night.

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Jessica Chastain channels Old Hollywood in Giorgio Armani Privé while Reese Witherspoon opts for Louis Vuitton. See highlights from the red carpet on Hollywood's biggest night.

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Jessica Chastain channels Old Hollywood in Giorgio Armani Privé while Reese Witherspoon opts for Louis Vuitton. See highlights from the red carpet on Hollywood's biggest night.

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Michelle Obama

The audience was shocked when the first lady appeared in the theater by telecast to announce the Best Picture winner, Argo. She wore a beautiful beaded metallic dress by Naeem Khan, and of course her signature bangs were front and center.

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Jennifer Lawrence

The Best Actress winner was a crowd favorite in an ivory, strapless Dior Haute Couture dress with a massive train and a long necklace that ran down her back.

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Jessica Chastain

Nominated for her role in Zero Dark Thirty, Chastain channeled old-Hollywood glamour in a custom Giorgio Armani strapless copper-toned silk satin gown encrusted with Swarovski crystals and Harry Winston jewels. “It’s a very ‘Happy Birthday, Mr. President’ kind of dress,” she said. “It reminds me of old-Hollywood glamour.”

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Anne Hathaway

The best-supporting-actress winner opted for a Prada light pink duchesse satin backless column dress. “I didn’t know what I was wearing until about three hours ago,” she said. “But this is the one that spoke to me in the end.” She added of her dress: “My mom says it’s business in the front and a party in the back.”

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Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts

She's usually in Zac Posen, but Naomi Watts (nominated for her role in The Impossible) changed things up in a structural, glittering one-shoulder dress by Giorgio Armani Privé.

Jennifer Aniston

Aniston looked simple in a red strapless Valentino dress, Fred Leighton jewels, and a red lizard minaudière and strappy satin shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo. “It feels very princess-y,” she said of the dress. “I feel like it’s very King and I.

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Amanda Seyfried

Seyfreid, who performed in the Les Misérables ensemble during the show, looked stunning a pale Alexander McQueen dress, Roger Vivier shoes, and Lorraine Schwartz jewels. “They’ve been working on this for months,” she said of the dress. “I feel super lucky.”

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Amy Adams

Adams looked regal in a strapless gray tulle dress by Oscar de la Renta. “I worked with Mr. de la Renta on it, and it was just a magical experience,” she said of the dress.

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Kerry Washington

Washington—a regular on our best-dressed lists—looked unsurprisingly chic in a strapless coral satin Miu Miu belted gown with a nude tulle bustier enriched with paillettes and Swarovski crystals and a red Prada clutch.

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Quvenzhané Wallis

Wallis wore a blue princess dress by Armani with a rhinestone tiara. She told Ryan Seacrest of the dress: “I liked it because it was sparkling and fluffy.” There was, of course, a “special” dog purse to match.

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Charlize Theron

The actress looked sleek in a white strapless Dior Couture dress and Harry Winston jewels.

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Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck

Garner looked chic in a custom strapless purple Gucci dress with a long ruffle down the back, while Argo director Affleck wore head-to-toe Gucci as well. 

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George Clooney and Stacey Keibler

Keibler looked stunning a black Naeem Khan dress, Giuseppe Zanotti shoots, Lorraine Schwartz jewels, and a Tiffany & Co. bag. “I sewed most of the sequins on myself,” Clooney joked of his girlfriend’s dress.

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Sally Field

The best-supporting-actress nominee looked stunning in a bright red Valentino dress with long sleeves.

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Barbra Streisand

Streisand, a performer during the show, wore a black Donna Karan Atelier dress that actually had a name: City Lights. The black asymmetrical, bias-cut dress is a waterfall of chiffon layers encrusted with matte gold sequins and beads.

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Christoph Waltz

Waltz, who picked up the award for best supporting actor for his role in Django Unchained, wore a midnight blue tuxedo by Prada.

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Reese Witherspoon

The presenter wore a strapless blue Louis Vuitton dress with black detail, Vuitton jewels, and old-Hollywood curls.

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Zoe Saldana

Saldana opted for ruffles in a white Alexis Mabille Couture strapless dress with appliqué flowers, Neil Lane jewels, Roger Vivier heels, and a Ferragamo clutch. 

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Halle Berry

Berry went angular for the Academy Awards this year with a black Versace dress striped with silver crystals. “Donatella designed this because I said I want to go as a Bond girl to the Oscars, and this is what she came up with.” She paired the dress with a Le Vian Gladiator ring and onyx Adeler earrings. 

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Jennifer Hudson

A far cry from her Super Bowl outfit, Hudson looked glamorous in a blue beaded Roberto Cavalli number. “It’s such a great pop of color,” she said. “It took three days of fittings, about three hours each, for me to make my decision.”

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Melissa McCarthy

McCarthy opted for a conservative gray long-sleeved David Meister dress.

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Hugh Jackman

Nominated for Best Actor for his role in Les Misérables, Jackman, in a Tom Ford tuxedo, joked with his Broadway pal Kristin Chenoweth on the red carpet.

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Helen Hunt

The best-supporting-actress nominee for The Sesssions wore a dress surprisingly designed by H&M. “They made a beautiful dress, and they’re going green,” she said of her dress. It did, however, have $7,000 worth of Martin Katz jewelry sewn onto it.

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Kristen Stewart

The Twilight star looked beautiful in a white strapless embroidered dress by Reem Acra, Jimmy Choo shoes, and Fred Leighton jewels—but unfortunately accessorized with a pair of crutches.

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Daniel Day-Lewis

“Once you discover him, he absolutely remains with you forever,” Day-Lewis said of playing the part of Abraham Lincoln.

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Eddie Redmayne

Redmayne looked dapper in a black single-breasted one-button Alexander McQueen shoulder tuxedo.

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Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

Kidman looked statuesque in a black and gold sequined gown by L’Wren Scott and Fred Leighton jewels.

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Sandra Bullock

Bullock opted for a black fully embroidered cap-sleeve gown with lace panels from the Elie Saab Spring/Summer 2013 Haute Couture collection, Harry Winston jewels, and a Daniel Swarovski clutch.

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Octavia Spencer

Last year’s best-supporting-actress winner returned in her favorite designer, Tadashi Shoji, which she paired with Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

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Channing Tatum

“Maybe people will get naked. We’ll see,” Tatum, in a Gucci suit, joked to Ryan Seacrest about his expectations for the Oscars telecast.

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Jacki Weaver

Nominated for best supporting actress for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, Weaver looked pitch perfect in a crimson dress with an embroidered red bodice and $2 million worth of jewels.

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Emmanuelle Riva

Nominated for Best Actress for her role in Amour, Riva, who turned 86 on Sunday, opted for a navy dress and cape with a slim diamond necklace.

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Renée Zellweger

“I love what she does, and I love her team,” Zellweger said of Carolina Herrera, who designed her gold column dress.

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Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman

The Silver Linings Playbook producer arrived with his wife, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman, who wore a dress of her own design. 

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Salma Hayek

Hayek opted for a midnight blue velvet gown with gold embellished collar and gold skull box clutch by Alexander McQueen.

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Adele

“This dress weighs 15 kilos,” the “Skyfall” singer said of her black embroidered dress by Jenny Packham and Lorraine Schwartz jewels. For her performance of the song during the ceremony, she changed into a black dress with degradé hand-embroidered crystals by Burberry.

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Alicia Vikander

The Anna Karenina star looked pretty in a blue embroidered dress by Elie Saab.

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Olivia Munn

The actress looked ladylike in a red duchess satin strapless fishtail gown with hand-draped skirt and gold leaf embroidery by Marchesa.

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Jane Fonda

Fonda was, perhaps, the brightest person on the red carpet in a canary yellow Versace dress.

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Helena Bonham Carter

Always marching to the beat of her own drum, Bonham Carter looked typically unique in a black and white Vivienne Westwood design.

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Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones

Zeta-Jones glittered in a gold beaded Zuhair Murad dress and Lorraine Schwartz jewels, while Douglas looked perfectly tailored in a tuxedo.

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Kristin Chenoweth

Chenoweth, who was lively while manning the red carpet for ABC, looked stunning in a black tulle dress with silver embroidery.