“Hidden Figures” star Henson was a show-stopper on the red carpet Sunday, with soft waves and a curve-kissing, thigh-bearing navy velvet gown.
Justin Timberlake — who is nominated for Best Song for “Trolls” — photo-bombed Emma Stone’s red carpet interview with Vanity Fair, then kicked off the show with a lively opening number.
Stone, up for Best Actress for “La La Land,” joked that she didn’t know who Timberlake and his wife, Jessica Biel, were.
Ruth Negga elegantly walked the red carpet in a dazzling red Valentino gown, but what really got attention was her headpiece by Irene Neuwirth with gem field rubies. She was among the many stars wearing ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) blue ribbon.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, the “Hamilton” creator and “Moana” musical mastermind, is nominated for Best Original Song, and when he stopped for a red carpet interview with Ryan Seacrest, the E! host surprised him with a video from the “Hamilton” cast.
In the clip, the cast wishes Miranda luck by performing a mash-up of “Hamilton” songs and his Oscar-nominated track “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana.” Miranda, who arrived at the Academy Awards with his mother, Luz Towns-Miranda, got visibly emotional after watching the clip, and he told Seacrest, “I hate you for making me cry before the Oscars have even started! That was amazing.”
Dakota Johnson took the metallic trend to an entirely new level, where she rocked a gold gown that glimmered as she made her way down the red carpet.