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Actors and actresses did their fashion thang at this year's 92nd Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California and some of these red carpet looks were drool-worthy. Make sure to note which fashion statements were your faves (and least faves) and sound off in the comments below!
Billy Porter never disappoints when it comes to red carpet gowns. The Pose star turned heads at the 2019 Oscars, the Met Gala a few months later, and every day in-between then and the 2020 Oscars. We have no choice but to stan. Billy has yet to get a nomination for the Academy Awards yet, but he did take the stage this year to perform alongside Janelle Monae.
When Lilly Singh started posting videos to YouTube in 2010, she probably had no idea that a decade later she would be invited to the Academy Awards. Lilly looked gorg at the ceremony boldly wearing white, but she said on Twitter that a white dress wouldn't stop her from eating chocolate chip cookies. Relatable queen.
Zazie Beetz may be best known for her work on the Donald Glover show Atlanta, but she's a certified movie star now with her leading role in Joker, which premiered this year. The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won for Best Original Score at the ceremony.
We don't often see brown on the red carpet and love it or hate it, we had to include Omar's look because it's different. Omar's lesser known for his acting work, but it's his activism for LGBTQ+ rights that has made him a household name. The Epyptian actor came out in 2012 and shortly thereafter decided to move from Cairo to LA. Since then, he's won several awards for his activism for the gay community.
Julia Butters is the 10-year-old we all wish we could be. The Once Upon a Time In Hollywood actress showed up to the Academy Awards with a very special plus-one that's not pictured: a turkey sandwich. Julia said that the food that would be served during the show wasn't "for her" so she brought something for herself. Stay winning!
Beanie Feldstein used to be 'Jonah Hill's younger sister' but now she really is just Beanie Feldstein. The Booksmart lead actress was a presenter during the ceremony — but there's something a little special about her Oscars outfit. The blue ribbon she wore was for the ACLU, or American Civil Liberties Union, a nonprofit organization that protects individuals' rights like that of free speech.
This is Billie Eilish's typical look, but times-ten because she's a performer at the Oscars. Billie did to the GRAMMY Awards what Parasite did at the Oscars, so it's not a huge shock she was invited to perform during the "In Memorium" section of the program — even if they did snub Luke Perry and Cameron Boyce by failing to recognize the two actors who died last year. That's not Billie's fault, though. Billie's look is surprisingly understated — minus those claws, of course.
Janelle Monae opened up the show with a fun dance number that couldn't be rivaled. Who said we needed an Oscars host? Last night was a great group effort. Janelle's sparkly hooded gown definitely made a statement, but she only wore it shortly before changing into a Mr. Rogers-esque outfit to start the show wearing. Don't worry, she was back in the Ralph Lauren statement number before too long.
Salma Hayek looked seriously good on the red carpet in the 2020's Oscars. Salma's been in the biz since 1993, but it wasn't until 2002's Frida that she became a household name. That year, she was nominated for her first Academy Award for Best Actress. Though she didn't win, it was just the beginning of a stellar career. She hasn't been nominated for an Oscar again yet, but we're sure it's just a matter of time.
Everyone was talking about Greta Gerwig last night and not because she was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. Instead, it was because the Little Women director seemed to get snubbed for a Best Director nod in favor of a roster of all men. It was yet another example of women directors being passed up for recognition and actors like Natalie Portman said something about it on the red carpet before the show began.
Idina Menzel was asked to perform during the 2020 Academy Awards ceremony, but she wowed us *almost* as much with her hot pink gown. The big bowtie is a bit much but Idina Menzel really can't be critiqued. When you can hit some of the notes the Frozen voice actor can, you can say something about her outfits.
This Superstore star looks goddess-like with her gold headband and cradling her baby bump. I didn't even know America was pregnant! This will be the actress's second baby with hubby Ryan Piers Williams. America has won a Golden Globe and Emmy, but we're still waiting on an Academy Award nod for the star.
Natalie Portman's outfit on the red carpet had everyone talking. The Star Wars actor's cape was embroidered with the names of women directors she felt weren't recognized for their accomplishments this year. Melina Matsoukas and the aforementioned Greta Gerwig's names, among others, were written delicately on the edge of her Dior cape. However, some felt that Natalie's statement missed the mark since she rarely works with female directors herself and there's just something about using a Dior cape to make a statement about injustices that feels ironic.
Cynthia Erivo's role as Harriet Tubman in the biopic had everyone talking, and so did her white gown. The Harriet actress was nominated for Best Actress and Best Original Song for "Stand Up" at the ceremony. Unfortunately, Renée Zellweger walked away with the Best Actress trophy and "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" by Elton John and Berlie Taupin got the award for Original Song.
This two-time Oscar nominee for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo in 2012 and Carol in 2016 was just at the 2020 awards show as a spectator — and to support fiancee Joaquin Phoenix, who would walk away as Best Actor for Joker before the evening wrapped up. Raise your hand if you didn't know these two were together before this moment! Just me?
Looks like things are getting serious between Leonardo DiCaprio and Camila Morrone. Though the pair didn't walk the red carpet together, they did sit next to each other during the show. Leo typically brings his mom as his date to these awards shows — and though he claims it's to thank his mom, we think it's just that he's nervous about all the public attention that comes along with walking the red carpet with a bae — especially when she's half your age.
Brie Larson served LOOKS at this year's Academy Awards ceremony. Her champagne-colored gown was really working for the Captain Marvel actress and she got to relax for the evening. Apart from presenting, Brie wasn't up for any awards this year, so she could chill. She won the award for Best Actress in 2016 for Room.
Oscars viewers were torn on whether Timothee Chalamet looked FINE or way too casual in his zip-up jacket on the Oscars red carpet. The Little Women actor presented with Natalie Portman for Best Adapted Screenplay and his movie, directed by Greta Gerwig, was up for Best Picture, Best Original Score, and Best Costume Design. His costars Florence Pugh and Saoirse Ronan were also up for Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress, respectively.
Margot Robbie didn't walk home with the Best Supporting Actress award at the 92nd Academy Awards but she still looked gorgeous while walking the red carpet. Bombshell was nominated for three awards that night but sadly, didn't go home with a single trophy. Margot didn't seem too fazed about it.
Has any time passed since Seinfeld for Julia Louis-Dreyfus? Seriously, the 59-year-old actress looks hot as ever. JLD was at the awards show to present the award for Best Cinematography alongside Will Ferrell and we just love a comedic power presenting-couple1.
Another presenter at the 92nd Academy Award, Mindy Kaling's yellow gown sure did 'pop' on the red carpet and on the stage during the show. Perfectly accentuated with silver jewelry, it was a different accessory that had fans taking notice: The Office costar and ex-boyfriend BJ Novak. Though they didn't pose for photos together, BJ was apparently following close behind Mindy on the carpet before they took their seats together inside. We wish we knew what was going on with these two. We don't.
Our queen, Laura Dern, walked home with an Academy Award last night and we wouldn't have it any other way. The Big Little Lies actress earned the award as a supporting actress for Marriage Story over her costar Scarlett Johansson, who was nominated for Jojo Rabbit. Luckily, there didn't seem to be any beef. Laura gave Scarlett a big hug before getting up on stage to accept her award.
Sandra Oh's dress may not have been the biggest win of the night, but her excitement over Bong Joon-ho's Parasite win more than made up for it. You can see her in the crowd excitedly clapping for Bong while he made his way up onto the stage for Best Original Screenplay.
Margaret Qualley has been nominated for an Emmy and SAG Award, but still no luck for an Academy Award nod. That said, she was in the Oscar-nominated film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood alongside Brad Pitt and Leo. Perhaps My Salinger Year, premiering later this month and costarring Sigourney Weaver, will be a contender at next year's show.
Our favorite dresses of the 2020 Academy Awards were the dark, simple ones. Penelope's dress was simple but with some flair — a bow ribbon around her neck, a pearl belt, and a gown with some poof. Penelope won the statue for Vicky Cristina Bercelona over a decade ago in 2008. The win was sandwiched by nominations, but no Academy recognition since 2009.
Kathy Bates's suit was a big fashion moment for the 2020 Oscars red carpet. It was a simple look with black and navy, but the understatedness of the wardrobe just made her makeup lewk pop. Who said you can't have it all? I can't be the only one who is loving her hair style, either.
Wearing a dress that perfectly matched her shoes, Florence Pugh was a teal-sporting mermaid on the Academy Awards' red carpet. Though she didn't walk with boyfriend Zach Braff, we were not missing him after all. Florence was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Little Women. Laura Dern walked home with the award that night, but Florence seemed super excited for Laura while clapping for her in the crowd. No bad blood!
Florence's Little Women costar's look wasn't as universally beloved as Florence's, but it's Saoirse Ronan, so who really cares? There was just a lot going on and each separate element of the gown didn't exactly jive well with the others. Saoirse has been nominated for four Academy Awards in her career but is still yet to win one. We're waiting!
Charlize Theron was another who sadly didn't walk home with an acting award last night, but she was one of the best-dressed actors of the night, so that should count for something. With a daring thigh-high dress slit and a Tiffany & Co. necklace, Charlize was making statements right and left all night long. She didn't need a big trophy for people to notice her.
Chrissy Metz wowed on the stage during her rendition of Best Original Song-nominated "I'm Standing with You" from Breakthrough and she also wowed on the red carpet with a bright red dress and looooong hair extentions.
Kristin Cavallari hasn't acted a day in her life (unless you count The Hills, which is fair), but she still showed up to the 92nd Academy Awards and strutted her stuff in a pale blue gown.
Blac Chyna rolling up to the Academy Awards' red carpet was a bit of a surprise for the internet. Her name almost instantly began trending, with a lot of people asking 'WTF why is Blac Chyna at the Oscars?' The reality star wore a velvet Dona Matoshi gown and looked fire showing off her bold and colorful thigh tattoos. Apparently, Chyna was one of the first people to arrive to the awards show and went with her pal Christopher Trujillo, a Grammy-nominated recording engineer. It's possible he got the invite and brought Blac Chyna as his plus-one?
Elton John's outfit made a statement at the 92nd Academy Awards. I mean, check those different colored shoes! Elton's always done groundbreaking things with fashion and we doubt he's going to stop now — especially because he and Bernie took home the award for Best Original Song during the show for Rocketman. That's gotta be some positive reinforcement.
This year's Best Actress did some great brand promoting for Armani Privé with this sparkling white number she wore to accept the award. This trophy for Judy was her second Academy Award; her first was for Best Supporting Actress in 2004's Cold Mountain.