The 2021 Oscars arrivals were highlighted with bright colors and bold cuts as stars returned to a (shortened and socially distanced) red carpet for the first time in a year. Click through to see the night’s most vibrant looks.
Colman Domingo (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”) made a statement in hot pink.
Best Original Song nominee Tiara Thomas (“Judas and the Black Messiah”) wore a white suit with a plunging neckline.
Martin Desmond and Roe Travon Free, nominated for Best Live Action Short Film for “Two Distant Strangers,” wore complementary black and yellow tuxes.
Flower power! Best Director nominee Emerald Fennell wore a gorgeous floral print.
Double nominee Leslie Odom Jr. hopes this gold Brioni tux will bring him some luck.
“Minari” star Alan Kim sported shorts and knee-highs on the red carpet alongside producer Christina Oh. While Kim isn’t nominated tonight, “Minari” is up for six awards, including Best Picture.
Glenn Close, who is nominated for her eighth Academy Award, donned a sparkling blue Armani tunic and matching gloves.
Daniel Kaluuya, nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for his role in “Judas and the Black Messiah,” donned a chunky Cartier necklace matched with a black suit on the red carpet. The movie is nominated in five categories.
Celeste Waite, nominated for Best Original Song for “Hear My Voice” from “Trial of the Chicago 7,” wore her heart in her hands.
“Nomadland” director Chloe Zhao bundled it up for the red carpet, opting for white sneakers instead of heels. Fitting, perhaps, because her film is predicted to win by a mile tonight.
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” star Viola Davis rocked a white Alexander McQueen frock with bold cutouts.
Youn Yuh-jung, who is the first Korean woman to be nominated for any Oscars acting award, wore an indigo floor-length gown — with pockets!
Carey Mulligan, who is up for Best Actress for her performance in “Promising Young Woman,” was dazzling in a two-piece golden Valentino gown.
Maria Bakalova, nominated for her role in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” stunned in a white Louis Vuitton gown, continuing her streak of stunning looks this entire (long) awards season.
Andra Day, nominated for Best Actress for her starring role in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” wore a gold haute couture dress made out of metal by Vera Wang.
“Mank” actress Amanda Seyfried rocked a fiery red Armani gown.
Regina King wore a blue winged Louis Vuitton getup that was sure to grab viewers’ attention. She was shut out of the Best Director race this year, but her film “One Night in Miami” scored two other nominations.
H.E.R. made a statement — as usual — in a flowing purple jumpsuit with a hood and matching shades.
Angela Bassett was another lady in red on Sunday — her gown featured a bold slit up the leg and gorgeous puffy sleeves.
Vanessa Kirby went “couture vamp” for the Oscars red carpet — quite the departure from her previous looks this awards season. She is nominated in the Best Actress category for “Pieces of a Woman.”
In line with her bold yet elegant style, Zendaya served up a sunny yellow look with a midriff-baring cutout.
Halle Berry also stuck with the bold color trend for this awards show, but took it a step further by debuting a fresh haircut. What do we think of her new look?