Of course the 83rd Academy Awards is about the films -- but let’s not fool ourselves. It’s about fashion, as well, at least on the red carpet. Here are Hollywood’s finest as they showed up for the big show.
Fashion, Film & Fun on Oscar's Red Carpet (slideshow)
Whether or not he wins Best Actor for his role as King George VI in “The King’s Speech,” Colin Firth, seen here on the red carpet with his wife, looks nothing if not royal
Almost no couple deserve to be as happy and as well suited as Best Actor nominee Javier Bardem, who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for “No Country for Old Men” a few years back, and Penelope Cruz. Caught here in a casual moment, if such a thing could happen on the red carpet, they look swellegent.
Nice to see ya laughing Sandy. She’s solo at the Oscars this year, but last year’s Best Actress winner Sandra Bullock got into the red that’s dominating the red carpet this year and pulled it off very nicely … love the matching lipstick and dress.
All that glitters is Berry … Halle Berry that is. The Oscar winner never disappoints when it comes to sheer fashion power. A zillion dollar smile, the perfect hair and that dress … well, they can see it with the naked eye from the orbiting Space Shuttle Discovery I bet. And I bet they’re looking …cause the red carpet is where the real stars are right now.
If two men have a reason to hug, it is Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale. Their “The Fighter” is up for Best Picture, Best Director and the Dark Knight himself for Best Supporting Actor … if their luck is as good as their fashion sense, these sharp dress champs are taking home some gold tonight.
Up for Best Supporting Actress for her tough as nails performance in “The Fighter,” Amy Adams went for a striking blue this year. Looks like she could beat down any competition in that outfit.
Avengers Unite! Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson will be together in the Joss Whedon superhero blockbuster … but their fashion chemistry on the red carpet is already a TKO. The soon to be former Mrs. Ryan Reynolds makes that lace look downright dangerous!
Red just might be the color of this year’s Oscars. Co-host Anne Hathaway showed up on the red carpet on the arm of designer Valentino. No wonder she’s becoming such a fashion icon, she’s got some of the best in the palm of her hand … literally.
Haile Steinfeld showed some real grit in “True Grit,” but the Oscar nominee shows nothing but class in this perfect Hollywood outfit - Oh yeah, and she helped make it herself. The girl has so many talents
Michelle Williams keeps it simple and stunningly elegant in this Chanel dress, only complimented by her no-fuss hair. Some say she is our generation’s Audrey Hepburn, but she is all confidence.
Kunis is a winner … and the Oscars haven’t even started. “Black Swan’s” Mila Kunis brought some faintly imperial purple to the red carpet in a lavender look that’s as striking and delicate as her role in the Oscar nominated ballet psycho-sexual thriller … can you find TheWrap’s Steve Pond in his cool shades?
Almost an American blue blood himself, it is no wonder that “The Social Network’s” Armie Hammer was so effortlessly great as both the Winklevoss twins in the David Fincher film. It should also come as no surprise that Armie and his lovely wife Elizabeth perfectly complement each other on the Red Carpet, the King and Queen of the Tinseltown’s next generation of star couples.
Jennifer Lawrence turned heads in “Winter’s Bone” but this upcoming X-Girl turned head and dropped jaws in her red dress on the red carpet. Ms. Lawrence, an Oscar nominee this year for her performance, looks hot enough to turn winter or Sunday’s chilly day in to summer
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TheWrap's full coverage of the 83rd Academy Awards, on Feb. 27, 2011.