The Oscars rolled out its red carpet once again to toast this year's hottest movie talent. See all the stars and show-stopping style from the 2014 red carpet
The most star-studded soiree in the showbiz calendar, it was wall to wall A-listers at the 86th Academy Awards last night, as the biggest names in Hollywood turned out to attend the prestigious Oscars 2014 ceremony.
With this year’s hottest movie talent – including Lupita Nyong’o and Jennifer Lawrence – heading up the best-dressed lists alongside Hollywood heavyweights Angelina Jolie and Cate Blanchett, the 2014 Academy Awards was one of the best years yet.
With whites and nudes quickly standing out as this season’s colour to be wearing – complete with flashes of embellishement and glitter, the Oscars have never felt quite so pretty and feminine.
See all the photos straight from the red carpet, from dazzling full-length dress images, to close-ups of beyond-beautiful hair and make-up looks, right here…
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie put in yet another scene-stealing appearance on the Oscars red carpet last night, attending the prestigious ceremony in their finest black tie attire. Could these A-list ‘rents be any more beautiful?
Angelina opted for a gorgeous shimmering muted gown by Elie Saab for the 86th Academy Awards. Covering her arms with sheer sleeves and adding a hit of glamour with sheer fabric, Ange was sleek but stunning. The mum-of-six accessorised her look with Ferragamo shoes, a matching clutch and Robert Procop jewels.
Jennifer Lawrence made a striking statement in a bright orange peplum dress by Christian Dior Couture. The actress-of-the-moment kept the rest of her look simple, opting for minimal diamond jewellery and a tousled short ‘do.
Jennifer Lawrence wisely let her Oscars 2014 dress do the talking, keeping her hair and make-up pared back. Running a thin line of black kohl under her eyes and teasing her short crop back into a quiff, the American Hustle star managed the balance of glam and natural perfectly.
Jennifer Lawrence and Cate Blanchett took a moment out of posing for the paparazzi for one seriously A-list embrace. This is one super-famous duo we’d like to see star alongside each other.
Sandra Bullock looked classic and effortless as she took to the red carpet in a strapless navy dress by Alexander McQueen.
Sandra Bullock amped up the opulence for her red carpet look at the Oscars last night. Curling her glossy dark locks into defined curls and working a shimmering smoky eye with lashings of mascara, the Gravity actress was going for all-out glamour.
Anna Hathaway stuck to what she knows best ? the classic black dress. This halter gown with mirror embellishment is from Gucci, and we love the classic hair and beauty look she chose to compliment it.
Cate Blanchett played on her beautiful porcelain skintone in this gorgeous beige Giorgio Armani Prive gown. We love the pretty embellishments that cascade down her dress like falling petals and the pretty retro curl she’s teased her hair into. Cate wins serious style points for this red carpet effort.
Emma Watson opted for a chic two-tone dress by Vera Wang, creating a gorgeous vision at the 86th Academy Awards with the frocks’ full fishtail skirt, cinched-in waist and shimmering fabric.
Charlize Theron cut an elegant silhouette in a black plunging gown with a fishtail train Christian Dior Couture.
Leonardo DiCaprio was his usual dapper self in a simple black suit and bow-tie. Rocking a chic white scarf in his upper pocket, Leo’s taken us back to his Titanic days and we couldn’t be happier…
Naomi Watts showed off her incredible figure in a lace detail dress by Calvin Klein Collection, which, and you’ll love this bit ? was chosen by her kids. Awwww!
Kerry Washington cradled her baby bump in a draped mauve dress by Jason Wu ? we love. Kerry clashed her purple-hued dress with a striking dark lip and dark Hollywood waves.
Jessica Biel joined the host of stars staying true to the nude trend at this year’s Oscars. Slipping into a glistening Chanel Haute Couture gown, she put her slender frame on display in the high-fashion winner. Adding Manolo Blahnik shoes and Tiffany & Co. jewels to her outfit, we were just as wowed by her choice of accessories. A sartorial win for Ms Biel!
Jennifer Garner worked gorgeous layers of fringing for the Oscars red carpet last night in a strapless Oscar de la Renta gown. Twirling her natural brunette locks into a slight wave and keeping her make-up super-simple, the A-list mum completely wowed the crowd.
Julia Roberts made for one beautiful red carpet attendee at the Oscars last night, donning a sleek lacy black Givenchy Couture dress with a peplum waist for the glitzy LA bash. Ensuring she sparkled on the night, the Hollywood big-hitter accessorised with beautiful Bulgari jewels.
Kate Hudson decided on a seriously sexy plunging gown by Atelier Versace for the Oscars last night. The ivory-white satin slip dress clung to her slender body beautifully and her soft wavy curls and smoky eyes gave this look a touch of A-list class.
2009 Best Actress winner Penelope Cruz was oh-so-pretty in a pale pink asymmetric Giambattista Valli gown. The Spanish starlet, a regular Oscars attendee, added a classic neat bun, showing off glittering Chopard diamond earrings.
Meryl Streep, who has been nominated for no less than 18 Academy Awards during her time (pretty amazing, no?), proved her red carpet style status once again, looking incredibly chic in monochrome Lanvin. Gorgeous.
She’s may have been staying out of the Hollywood spotlight of late, but Calista Flockheart proved she’s still got her finger on the fashion pulse, in a chic white Andrew Gn gown, set off by Jacob & Co emerald earrings.
Man of the moment Matthew McConaughey certainly had a few things to smile about at this year’s Academy Awards. Suited and booted in a Dolce&Gabbana monochrome tux, he picked up the coveted Oscars 2014 Best Actor award. Congrats!
Camilla Alves was looking picture perfect for her hubby’s winning night, in a pretty pink custom-made Gabriela Cadena gown with gently ruffled alters and a cascading train. Charlotte Olympia shoes, Lorraine Schwartz jewels and a loose undo finished off her look.
He may have missed out on the evening’s Best Supporting Actor award, but Hollywood heartthrob Bradley Cooper still looked oh-so-smart in a dapper Tom Ford tux. SWOON.
Chris Hemsworth, in a David August tuxedo, and pregnant wife Elsa Patacky looked every inch the cute couple as they hit the Oscars 2014 red carpet. The pair may be expecting twins, but they certainly didn’t let that stop them make a stunning red carpet appearance.
Pregnant Elsa Patacky looked positively blooming in a sparkling emerald green Elie Saab gown, cut to accentuate her growing baby bump. The blonde beauty added sparkling Graziela Gems jewels, a loose blonde undo and smouldering stare to complete her look.
Yet another A-lister to show off her baby bump on the red carpet was actress Olivia Wilde, who attended with fiancé, Jason Sudeikis. The brunette beauty dressed her fabulous pregnancy figure in a custom-made black Maison Valentino gown, adding a Jimmy Choo clutch, and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.
She may be used to being the centre of attention, but Lady Gaga was just one of many stars on the Oscars 2014 red carpet last night. The American songstress toned down her usual outlandish look for the occasion in an elegant lilac Versace gown – but walked the red carpet alone after arriving late. Whoops!
Hollywood’s hottest newcomer Margot Robbie showed off newly-dyed brunette locks as she swept up the Oscars 2014 red carpet. The Wolf Of Wall Street actress teamed her sparkling black Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane dress with dazzling diamond jewels and a smouldering stare.
Hollywood super-couple Will Smith and wife Jada Pinket-Smith made a rare red carpet appearance for the Oscars 2014, held at LA’s historic Dolby Theatre. Looking his usual, dapper self, Will smiled for the cameras in a chic, Berluti suit.
Jada Pinkett-Smith was one of several stars who chose a pretty pink gown for her Oscars appearance. The actress showed off her fabulous figure in the halterneck Versace number, set off with glittering Cartier jewels.
2009 Best Supporting Actress nominee Anna Kendrick, who took to the stage to present an award during the evening, showed off her tiny frame in a pretty black J. Mendel dress, and matching with Piaget jewels.
Chrissy Teigen, wife of soul singer John Legend, made a serious style statement in a structured Monique Lhuillier gown. Holding her own among the Oscars A-listers, the American supermodel added glittering Lorraine Schwartz jewels. Top marks.
Not only was Bond Girl Olga Kurylenko’s raspberry pink Alice Elia gown gorgeous, it was eco-friendly, too. The piece made as part of the Green Carpet Challenge, was hand-dyed with natural colours and made from 100% GOTS certified organic silk. Beautiful.
Kristen Bell pulled out all the stops for her Oscars 2014 look, in a form-fitting pale pink Roberto Cavalli gown, complete with tiny train. An elegant undo and lashings of diamonds completed her style statement.
Red carpet veteran Goldie Hawn swept up the Oscars red carpet in a glowing golden Versace gown. The actress, who showed off her fabulous figure in the strapless satin frock, was joined on the red carpet by other half Kurt Russell.
Kristin Chenowerth was yet another starlet to step out in a golden gown at the Oscars 2014. The actress chose a strapless Roberto Cavalli number, complete with pretty peplum, and a smart updo.
Jared Leto had every reason to look pleased with himself. The rocked-turned-actor, who took his mum as his Oscars 2014 date, beat off stiff competition to bag the Best Supporting Actor award. Amazing.
Glen Close chose a black Zac Posen long-sleeved gown for her red carpet appearance. The actress took to the stage during the ceremony to present the In Memoriam video, a tribute to those in Hollywood who have died over the last year.
Kelly Osbourne was hard at work presenting Oscars 2014 red carpet coverage for E!, but that didn’t stop the starlet dressing to impress in a stunning white Badgley Mischka dress, complete with golden cape.
Weren’t Channing Tatum and wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum a sight for sore eyes? The pair looked every inch the Hollywood couple as they joined their fellow stars on the Oscars 2014 red carpet.
Jenna Dewan-Tatum had a fairytale moment as she hit the Oscars red carpet in a sparkling Reem Acra gown. Taking to Twitter on the way to the ceremony, she wrote: ‘#Oscars bound! Feeling like a fairy tonight!’. Gorgeous.
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart made a rare red carpet appearance at the 86th Academy Awards. Harrison, who looked super-smart in a Giorgio Armani tux, took to the stage during the evening to present the Best Picture Award. Cute!
Portia Da Rossi was on hand to support wife Ellen DeGeneres, who once again hosted the 86th Annual Academy Awards show. The blonde beauty showed off a gorgeous glow on the red carpet, in a pretty ivory Naeem Khan halter gown, and Brian Atwood heels.
Lovely Leonardo DiCaprio may have missed out on an Oscar yet again, but the actor, who was nominated for his role in hit flick, The Wolf Of Wall Street, still looked super-smart in a sharp black tux.
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