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10. Jennifer Lawrence

Surprise! She wore Dior! Despite the fact that the goofy star made no attempt to break boundaries, choosing her favourite designer, her favourite cut (strapless), her favourite accessory (the backwards necklace she wore last year) and an outdated trend (peplum), she’s so gosh darn beautiful it’s hard not to love it.

jenniferlawrencejlaw29. Charlize Theron

This was a tough one. On the one hand, Theron looks like a walking masterpiece. On the other hand, she is exceptionally beautiful and that Dior dress would have been appalling on anyone else. Regardless, she wins points for getting it so incredibly right that she makes the rest of us feel highly inferior. Bow down.

charlizetheron8. Amy Adams

While we would have loved to have seen Adams make more of a statement, this navy Gucci dress was all about the tailoring. The cut was impeccable and the tuxedo vibe modernised the classic silhouette. Adams’ colourful Tiffany & Co earrings prevented her from completely playing it safe.

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There was a whole lot of nude tones on the carpet (Sally Hawkins, Sarah Paulson, Angelina Jolie) but Blanchett stood out in a crowd of many. The heavily embellished Armani Prive gown had a similar high-necked cut to her black lace number by the same designer at the Golden Globes, but was a notch higher on the glamour scale. Her Chopard earrings, however, were the real highlight.

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Who knew the 68 year-old legend was also a fashionista with a rockin’ body? Her red lace Reem Acra dress fit her like a glove and was surprisingly vampish for someone in the older age bracket. Good on her.

bettemidler5. Lupita Nyong’o

The fash-pack favourite, the Kenyan Best Supporting Actress winner chose powder blue Prada to cement her whirlwind journey into the limelight. The headband was borderline kitschy and Cinderella-esque, but her wide-eyed enthusiasm and beauty allowed her to pull it off. We like that she had fun with the gown, too.

lupitanyongolupitanyongo4. Olivia Wilde

She’s pregnant and managed to outshine the majority of the red carpet. In simple high-necked Maison Valentino, Wilde (somewhat stereotypically) glowed. Her cat eye makeup, simple up-do and sleek statement earrings (from Lorraine Schwartz) completed a look that was stunning in its restraint. The back was even better, reminiscent of Julia Roberts’ Valentino moment in 2001.oliviawilde oliviawilde

3. Kate Hudson

It’s easy to forget Hudson as a red carpet contender. She never makes Oscar-worthy films and has faded into the background in recent years. That’s why this incredible Atelier Versace moment caught us off guard. Hudson usually knocks it out of the park when she dolls up, but this beaded, caped gown took it to the next level.

katehudson1 & 2. Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey

He wore a suit deserving of an Oscar winner and she proved that she is so much more than a model handbag. The loved-up pairing complemented each other perfectly. McConaughey chose Dolce & Gabbana, while his stunning wife embraced the night’s pastel trend in a draped Gabriela Cadena gown. #Flawless.

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