Stars Shine on the 2011 Oscars Red Carpet

The stars were spectacular at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards

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Actress Anne Hathaway arrives on the red carpet for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Oscars are known as much for fashion as they are the awards. Actress Sandra Bullock and Brazilian model Camila Alves shined on the red carpet last year. Click to see more celebs in their Oscar finest from the 83rd Acadamy Awards.
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Mandy Moore's dress was absolutely stunning and original. It was made by Monique Lhuillie.
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The insouciant Gwyneth Paltrow in utterly stunning Calvin Klein.
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Actress Scarlett Johansson was all smiles Sunday night in a lacy, magenta frock by Dolce & Gabbana.
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Cate Blanchett's Givenchy dress made a splash at the Oscars.
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Actress Annette Bening, left, and husband Warren Beatty arrive before the 83rd Academy Awards.
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Co-host Anne Hathaway chose a vintage Valentino dress to start her evening at the Oscars.
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Melissa Leo chose a lacy Marc Bouwer dress. She won the Best Supporting actress Oscar for her work in "The Fighter."
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Hailee Steinfeld, of "True Grit," looks stunning (and age appropriate) in her blush-colored Marchesa dress. "I drew something out and this is exactly what I had in mind," she said. The 14-year-old is nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
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Colin Firth, a favorite for Best Actor, arrived on the Red Carpet, accompanied by his wife Livia Giuggioli. We kind of wish he would have accessorized with his "King's Speech" top hat.
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Natalie Portman's baby bump was the highlight of her look with her draping Rodarte dress and Tiffany jewels, but some thought the dress design was uninspired. Portman is nominated for Best Actress for her role in "Black Swan".
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EMPTY_CAPTION"The Social Network" writer Aaron Sorkin walked the red carpet in a classic tuxedo. We'd totally "friend" him.
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Mila Kunis, of "Black Swan," looked lovely in a lavender Elie Saab design.
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Director Darren Aronofsky, nominated for "Black Swan," arrived on the Red Carpet.
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Helen Mirren's Red Carpet outfit—a one of a kind Vivienne Westwood gown—was regarded as classically beautiful.
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Helena Bonham Carter's dress was designed by Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood. Though we can't see her shoes, we hope they don't match, as homage to what she wore to the Grammys.
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Halle Berry took the lead from Hailee Steinfeld, as both wore Marchesa on the Red Carpet.
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Michelle Williams was simple and sophisticated in Chanel. She's up for a Best Actress statuette for her work in "Blue Valentine."
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Amy Adams' jewel-encrusted midnight blue L'Wren Scott gown and Cartier necklace received some criticism from red carpet watchers who felt the look was too "old" for Adams. Her 1940s-inspired hair received raves, though.
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Best Actor nominee Jesse Eisenberg looked underwhelmed on the red carpet.
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Cate Blanchett's lavender Givenchy gown received raves from some and criticism from others. She paired the dress with vintage Van Cleef & Arpels jewels.
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Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, who just recently had a baby, looked stunning together on the Red Carpet. Cruz wore L'Wren Scott.
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Singer-cum-actress Mandy Moore channeled her inner Disney princess in an elegant Monique Lhuillier dress. Moore will perform music from the computer animated "Tangled," which is nominated for best original song.
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Presenter Scarlett Johansson also chose lace for the evening, with a custom-made Dolce & Gabbana dress.
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Actress Gwyneth Paltrow was very modern in a Calvin Klein gown accented with a jeweled peacock at her hip. Was the dress made from melted-down Oscars, we wonder?
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Nicole Kidman, wearing Christian Dior, arrived on the Red Carpet with husband Keith Urban in tow.
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Marisa Tomei went vintage on Oscar night, wearing a 1950s Charles James dress, although some criticized the dress's seemingly strange fit.
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Sandra Bullock said she chose her Vera Wang-designer red dress so that her son, watching from home, could spot her in the crowd. It was a popular color, worn by Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Hudson, to name a few.
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Florence Welch took a break from her band Florence & The Machine to perform "If I Rise," nominated for Best Original Song for "127 Hours". The singer chose to work the Red Carpet in a Valentino gown, extremely similar to the dress she wore to the Grammys.
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Model Camila Alves, wearing Kaufman Franco, and actor Matthew McConaughey, in Dolce & Gabbana, were one of the most stunning Red Carpet couples.
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Mark Ruffalo looked effortlessly cool in his black tuxedo. He is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his part in "The Kids Are All Right."
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Actress Sunrise Coigney is Mark Ruffalo's real life leading lady, and channels the Oscars with her flash of gold in her black dress.
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Actress Hilary Swank wore a silver feathered gown by Gucci.
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Actress Cheryl Hines sparkled in a sleeveless black gown.
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Jennifer Lawrence looked red hot—literally—in custom Calvin Klein. Lawrence is a Best Actress nominee for her performance in "Winter's Bone."
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Jennifer Hudson's purple shoes peeked out from under her tangerine Versace dress.
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Reese Witherspoon chose a classic monochromatic Giorgio Armani Privé dress for her Red Carpet appearance.
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Russell Brand, in a non-traditional navy Giorgio Armani suit, brought his mom along as his red carpet date.
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Some critiqued Sharon Stone's classic black Christian Dior gown, but overall, her look was timeless.
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Joel Coen, nominated for Best Director, arrives at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards with his guest.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"127 Hours" director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Simon Beaufoy walk the Red Carpet together.
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John Hawkes, nominated for Best Supporting Actor, and his guest, in a stunning crimson dress, walk the Red Carpet in Hollywood.
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Christian Bale and wife, Sibi Blazic, were back in black on the Oscar's Red Carpet.
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Actor Mark Wahlberg posed with his wife, Rhea Durham. Durham wore a Naeem Khan dress for the occasion.
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Robert Downey Jr. attended the Oscars with wife and producer Susan Downey. Downey chose a Prada dress and earrings designed by Angelina Jolie.
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Billionaire Donald Trump attended the Oscar with wife Melania Trump, who looked lovely in Dolce & Gabbana.
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Nominee for Best Supporting Actor for "The Town," Jeremy Renner poses on the Red Carpet.
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Actor Armie Hammer from "The Social Network" suited up in Giorgio Armani for Oscar night. His wife, Elizabeth Chambers, carried a Swarovski clutch.
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TV personality Robin Roberts hosted ABC's Red Carpet special in a stunning, champagne-hued J. Mendel gown.
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Jane Menelaus, wife of Best Supporting Actor favorite Geoffrey Rush, stole the show in her one-of-a-kind hand beaded Madam Virtue & Co. gown.
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Tom Hooper, director of "The King's Speech," posed proudly on the Red Carpet.
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Former Best Actor winner Jeff Bridges looked superb alongside his wife, Susan. Susan paired her midnight blue gown with jewelry from Bulgari.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"The Social Network" actor Andrew Garfield wore a Louis Vuitton tuxedo and shoes on the Red Carpet.
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Annette Bening selected a shimmery Art Deco gown by Naeem Khan for her Red Carpet appearance. She paired the stunner with emerald earrings.
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Thierry Guetta, the star of the Banksy film "Exit Through The Gift Shop," wore Dolce & Gabbana on the Red Carpet. Rumors of Banksy's attendance swirled among the audience.
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Cody Horn took a risk, wearing sheer gloves with her gown, but most critics didn't think the look worked.
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Australian actress Jacki Weaver wore Collette Dinnigan, an Australian designer, on the Red Carpet. Weaver was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Animal Kingdom."
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Director Susan Bier chose a blue ensemble for the Red Carpet. Bier is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film for her film "In A Better World."
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Nicole Kidman poses with Gwyneth Paltrow on the red carpet.
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Fans take pictures of the red carpet before the 83rd Academy Awards.
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