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Oscars 2019 Red Carpet Outfits: The Showstopping And The Shiny

It’s Hollywood’s biggest night! Whether you’re a movie buff who protested when the Academy announced the film editing category wasn’t going to be televised, or you tuned into the Oscars to see how on Earth a host-less show was going to function without falling apart, there was a lot going on Sunday night. Whatever your reason, come, sit a spell and admire some Oscars red-carpet celebrity fashion with us.

  • Billy Porter

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    Often, the first few red-carpet outfits are boring. Not so in 2019! Thank you, Billy Porter, for keeping things cool.

  • Constance Wu

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    The "Crazy Rich Asians" star is ultra-elegant in yellow tulle Versace.

  • Spike Lee

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    We’re not entirely sure why Spike Lee chose this particular red carpet to pay tribute to Prince (along with his 1989 classic "Do the Right Thing") but we’re glad he did.

  • Emilia Clarke

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    THIS. BALMAIN. DRESS. IS. SO. SHINY.

  • Michelle Yeoh

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    Michelle Yeoh sees your shiny outfit, Emilia Clarke, and she raises you metallic accents, a sequined bodice and exaggerated glam by Elie Saab.

  • Awkwafina

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    Awkwafina looked at Emilia Clarke and Michelle Yeoh’s sparkly outfits and said: What if I took away the glam, added a giant bow to a pantsuit, and made sure my shoes were nowhere to be seen?

  • Stephan James

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    It’s not easy to make menswear fun, but Toronto’s own Stephan James looks extra-dapper in this custom burgundy velvet three-piece suit from Italian designer Etro.

  • Linda Cardellini

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    Thank you for trying to stand out, Linda, but… not like this.

  • Richard E. Grant

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    Character actor Richard E. Grant (here with his daughter Olivia Grant) is nominated for the first time tonight. He’s been positively delightful during the whole awards season, and this jacket is no exception.

  • Gemma Chan

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    Sorry, Gemma Chan, but this just looks like a less-successful imitation of J.Lo’s "Second Act" premiere dress.

  • Glenn Close

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    Best Actress hopeful Glenn Close is dressed as a caped Oscar statuette. Can you say the same, Lady Gaga?!

  • Angela Bassett

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    Angela Basset looks positively flawless in this custom Reem Acra gown, which is dramatic in the best possible way.

  • Tina Fey

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    This is very pretty! But also very safe.

  • Amy Poehler

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    Honest question: Why have a host-free Oscars ceremony when Amy Poehler and this pantsuit are right here?

  • Hannah Beachler

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    As the production designer for "Black Panther" and Beyoncé’s "Lemonade," Hannah Beachler is one of the only people on Planet Earth who can pull this dress off.

  • Helen Mirren

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    There are lots of pink gowns tonight, some more successful than others. Helen Mirren, OBVIOUSLY, is on "flawless" list.

  • Melissa McCarthy

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    Maybe this Brandon Maxwell outfit is what Awkwafina was going for? But again, why are the shoes M.I.A.?

  • Amy Adams

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    Amy Adams is beautiful, and she’s an incredible actress. But there’s no way this outfit could get even a smidge more boring.

  • Kacey Musgraves

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    Just a stray thought: if your tulle is blocking your peripheral vision, your dress might have too much tulle.

  • Yalitza Aparicio

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    This Rodarte dress strikes that delicate balance of being princess-y without being too fussy.

  • Nicholas Hoult (left) with Joe Alwyn

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    Will you sign our petition to make this Dior sash jacket the norm in men’s fashion? Thanks in advance.

  • Jason Momoa with Lisa Bonet

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    THEY CO-ORDINATED!

  • Charlize Theron

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    On a night with so much pink and so many exaggerated features, Charlize Theron stands out in this stark blue Dior dress.

  • Emma Stone

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    Well, this looks… severe.

  • Rachel Weisz

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    The most divisive outfit of the night? We’re still working out our feelings about this Givenchy latex and tulle combo.

  • Jennifer Lopez

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    Remember when we thought Emilia Clarke’s dress was shiny? How naive we were back then.

  • Kiki Layne

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    Another lovely and dramatic pink selection.

  • Sarah Paulson

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    Well, this is… something… that she probably could have discussed with Gemma Chan and Linda Cardellini.

  • Lady Gaga

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    It’s a weird night when Lady Gaga (in Alexander McQueen, no less!) makes one of the most restrained outfit choices.

  • Tessa Thompson

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    Simple, perfect.

  • Brie Larson

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    Do you think Oscar attendees have vision problems as a result of all that shininess?

  • Maya Rudolph

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    Thank you, Maya Rudolph, for having fun.

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