Lights, couture, action … Oscars day is finally upon us.
The 95th annual Academy Awards are taking place today, with Hollywood glitterati gracing the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles to celebrate the best in show business over the past year.
Everything Everywhere All At Once leads the charge with 11 nominations, and is a firm favourite to take out the pinnacle Best Picture prize.
But tinsel town’s night of nights is as much about the glamorous gowns as it is the gold statues (you can follow the ceremony updates here).
And who else but Lady Gaga to steal the style spotlight?
The singer-turned-actress, who is performing her nominated song Hold My Hand at the ceremony, stepped out in a breathtaking, sheer Versace gown:
It was very much a party at the back:
British supermodel Cara Delevingne is a frontrunner for best dressed in ravishing, off-the-shoulder red:
Cate Blanchett is glowing in steel blue satin:
Top Gun: Maverick star Monica Barbaro looks sensational in a plunging, two-tone gown:
Star of the moment Florence Pugh brings some edge to the carpet in a billowing, beige cape with black platform heels:
Nicole Kidman’s grunge glamour aesthetic is an unexpected surprise:
In a break from tradition, the Academy has ditched its red carpet for the first time since 1961, replacing it with a champagne-coloured carpet, much to the dismay of Jamie-Lee Curtis.
She took to Twitter to say, “Apparently at the Oscars, their carpet is going to match my drapes.”
Kate Hudson is luminous in sparkling silver:
Eva Longoria in an eye-popping geometric masterpiece by Zuhair Murad:
Ana de Armas slips into a mermaid-style gown:
Austin Butler is in the building:
Emily Blunt is testament to the phrase ‘less is more’ in an angelic white gown:
It seems sparkles are the running trend at this year’s Oscars, with Jessica Chastain shining from head-to-toe:
Michelle Yeoh is a feather fantasy in white Dior:
Salma Hayek sizzles in a fiery disco ball gown with keyhole neckline:
Vanessa Hudgens flashes her engagement ring publicly for the first time, wearing a classic monochrome dress:
Angela Bassett oozes glamour in regal purple:
Dwayne Johnson is giving ‘70s groomsman with a satin pink blazer:
Michelle Williams never fails to impress in the style stakes, stepping out in an ethereal white and silver dress:
Phoebe Waller-Bridge keeps it simple in strapless black:
Zoe Saldana may have also missed the champagne carpet memo:
Sofia Carson has a Cinderella moment:
Marvel star Elizabeth Olsen opts for a shiny black slip from Givenchy:
Model Winnie Harlow in buttery yellow:
Sandra Oh brings a much-needed pop of bright colour in a floaty silhouette:
Jennifer Connelly elevates her black gown with a bejeweled halterneck:
Singer Halle Bailey in dreamy baby blue tulle:
Best Supporting Actress nominee Hong Chau (The Whale) is pretty in pink Prada:
Model Ashley Graham strikes a pose in a sheer black gown:
Actress Fan Bingbing brings high drama, teaming a sequinned ‘20s style gown with an exaggerated emerald green cape:
Best Actor nominee Brendan Fraser keeps it simple in a black tux:
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