A star is born! We knew Lupita Nyong'o would be in a league of her own the moment she appeared in this etheral Prada gown. She literally took our breath away and concluded a flawless red carpet season, before taking home the statuette for Best Supporting Actress.
After that, we kind of stopped caring about who was wearing what, so we decided to play a little game with the other leading ladies. Category is...
Was it the anticipation for Disney's next blockbuster that inspired Julia Roberts, Karen O, Charlize Theron, and Idina Menzel? We got a slightly wicked vibe from their tight black gowns, somewhere between Morticia Addams and Angelina Jolie's Maleficent.
Who wore it best?
The girl never fails in Dior Couture.
The lace modesty made Julia look a little bit beyond-her-years. Stop hiding that gorgeous body!
Another big trend: mermaid gowns, as worn here by Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock, and Glenn Close.
Who wore it best?
We love the minimalist line of this Gucci dress on Amy, who's still channelling her inner Disney princess.
That gown could have really popped in a different color.
So many ladies were showing off the jewels: Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Gardner, and Sarah Paulson all entered a blinding contest on the red carpet.
Cate Blanchett in Armani wore just the right amount of bling so as not to outshine the Oscar she won later for her leading performance in Blue Jasmine.
Sarah Paulson looks like she kept some of the old frocks Kathy Bates wore in American Horror Story: Coven. Better luck next time.
Soft pastels and nude tones were trending on the red carpet. Kate Hudson, Kerry Washington, Lady Gaga, Naomi Watts, and Penelope Cruz all pulled off the grecian style, but some did it better than others.
A highlight on the red carpet in her Atelier Versace gown.
The drapey shape did very little to enhance Penelope's sexy curves.
Peek-a-boo: Emma Watson, Portia de Rossi, Anna Kendrick, and Sally Hawkins all decided to show a little bit of extra skin in see-though dresses.
When your wife is hosting the event, you gotta represent!
Oops, Anna Kendrick tried to pull a side leg show
à la Angelina, but failed.
Bette Midler looked ravishing on the red carpet in a Reem Acra gown, and later she gave a show-stopping performance in Alaïa. What a woman!
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Angelina was stunning in Elie Saab, accompanying Brad as he snatched his first Oscar ever as producer of the Best Motion Picture of the Year: 12 Years a Slave.
John Legend and his model wife Chrissy are just too cute for words.
Snubbed by the Academy, Michael B. Jordan made a strong fashion statement in Givenchy: The young star of Fruitvale Station gave us a refreshing take on the formal tuxedo, with a lapel-less blazer, star-shaped collar pins, and amazing iron shoes! Definitely the best-dressed man of this award season.
The two-time Oscar winner looked dapper in a midnight blue Burberry tuxedo, a much-deserved color break on the red carpet.
However, we're on the fence about this color combination: Chris Hemsworth looks like he's here to usher all the guests in.
Jeremy Renner dares the white bowtie and wins, in Givenchy Haute Couture.
Bradley Cooper, Tyson Beckford, Jason Sudeikis and Ethan Hawke all get our seal approval for mastering the art of black tie formal dress. Nothing groundbreaking, just perfectly tailored tuxedos.
Strange to see so many gentlemen wear white blazers with black pants this year: Here, Oscar winners Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey, and Ryan Seacrest. Call us old-fashioned, but this looks like another mass gay wedding waiting to happen. Do or don't?