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Oscars 2019 Red Carpet Outfits: The Showstopping And The Shiny

Oscars 2019 Red Carpet Outfits: The Showstopping And The Shiny
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Richard Shotwell/Invision/APThe "Crazy Rich Asians" star is ultra-elegant in yellow tulle Versace.Constance Wu

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

Frazer Harrison via Getty ImagesWe 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.Spike Lee

Steve Granitz via Getty ImagesTHIS. BALMAIN. DRESS. IS. SO. SHINY.Emilia Clarke

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

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

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

Frazer Harrison via Getty ImagesAwkwafina 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?Awkwafina

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?

Frazer Harrison via Getty ImagesIt 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.Stephan James

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.

MARK RALSTON via Getty ImagesThank you for trying to stand out, Linda, but... not like this.Linda Cardellini

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

MARK RALSTON via Getty ImagesCharacter 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.Richard E. Grant

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.

Jeff Kravitz via Getty ImagesSorry, Gemma Chan, but this just looks like a less-successful imitation of J.Lo s "Second Act" premiere dress.Gemma Chan

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

Jeff Kravitz via Getty ImagesBest Actress hopeful Glenn Close is dressed as a caped Oscar statuette. Can you say the same, Lady Gaga?!Glenn Close

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

MARK RALSTON via Getty ImagesAngela Basset looks positively flawless in this custom Reem Acra gown, which is dramatic in the best possible way.Angela Bassett

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

Jeff Kravitz via Getty ImagesThis is very pretty! But also very safe.Tina Fey

This is very pretty! But also very safe.

Frazer Harrison via Getty ImagesHonest question: Why have a host-free Oscars ceremony when Amy Poehler and this pantsuit are right here?Amy Poehler

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

Frazer Harrison via Getty ImagesAs 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.Hannah Beachler

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.

MARK RALSTON via Getty ImagesThere are lots of pink gowns tonight, some more successful than others. Helen Mirren, OBVIOUSLY, is on "flawless" list.Helen Mirren

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

Steve Granitz via Getty ImagesMaybe this Brandon Maxwell outfit is what Awkwafina was going for? But again, why are the shoes M.I.A.?Melissa McCarthy

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

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

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

Neilson Barnard via Getty ImagesJust a stray thought: if your tulle is blocking your peripheral vision, your dress might have too much tulle.Kacey Musgraves

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

Frazer Harrison via Getty ImagesThis Rodarte dress strikes that delicate balance of being princess-y without being too fussy.Yalitza Aparicio

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

Rick Rowell via Getty ImagesWill you sign our petition to make this Dior sash jacket the norm in men s fashion? Thanks in advance.Nicholas Hoult (left) with Joe Alwyn

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

Steve Granitz via Getty ImagesTHEY CO-ORDINATED!Jason Momoa with Lisa Bonet

THEY CO-ORDINATED!

Frazer Harrison via Getty ImagesOn a night with so much pink and so many exaggerated features, Charlize Theron stands out in this stark blue Dior dress.Charlize Theron

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

Mario Anzuoni / ReutersWell, this looks... severe.Emma Stone

Well, this looks... severe.

MARK RALSTON via Getty ImagesThe most divisive outfit of the night? We re still working out our feelings about this Givenchy latex and tulle combo.Rachel Weisz

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

Frazer Harrison via Getty ImagesRemember when we thought Emilia Clarke s dress was shiny? How naive we were back then.Jennifer Lopez

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

Jeff Kravitz via Getty ImagesAnother lovely and dramatic pink selection.Kiki Layne

Another lovely and dramatic pink selection.

MARK RALSTON via Getty ImagesWell, this is... something... that she probably could have discussed with Gemma Chan and Linda Cardellini.Sarah Paulson

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

Steve Granitz via Getty ImagesIt s a weird night when Lady Gaga (in Alexander McQueen, no less!) makes one of the most restrained outfit choices.Lady Gaga

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

Steve Granitz via Getty ImagesSimple, perfect.Tessa Thompson

Simple, perfect.

Frazer Harrison via Getty ImagesDo you think Oscar attendees have vision problems as a result of all that shininess?Brie Larson

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

MARK RALSTON via Getty ImagesThank you, Maya Rudolph, for having fun.Maya Rudolph
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