The all-consuming question of what color Lupita would wear has been answered, and it's pale blue (which she said reminds her of Nairobi)! The nominee easily earns a spot on this list with her plunging (in the back and front) pastel Prada featuring an ethereal flowing skirt. Now, let's talk about that Fred Leighton gold-and-diamond headband.
In a strapless gown the same shade her Best Actress competition wears, Sandra is all elegance and timelessness in a draped sweetheart Alexander McQueen design.
"It felt like me," the actress said of her sapphire-hued strapless peplum Gucci Prèmiere gown. And it should since the dress was made especially for her. She looks chic, but are we the only ones slightly disappointed she didn't wear a dress with a neckline cut down to her waist?
Who's waiting for Jennifer to bust a move at the afterparties? Because you just know her silver fringe gown – accessorized with major Brian Atwood platforms – would look even more amazing when it's moving and shaking.
Jessica sticks with one of the big trends of the evening – neutrals with a hint of metallic – by wearing a strapless lace gown, plus tons of Tiffany and Co. ice, which must almost make up for the fact that her best accessory (Justin Timberlake) isn't on her arm.
We were starting to worry we wouldn't see a cape at the Oscars this year. But Kate delivers in a plunging and bead-accented off-white Atelier Versace design complete with a strong shoulder and superhero-inspired draped fabric at the back.
It may appear that the nominee is floating down the carpet in her floral-adorned, illusion mock turtleneck (!) Giorgio Armani gown, but she admitted it's actually pretty heavy. (Cate, we'd gladly relieve you of the weighty dress at the end of the evening.)
Editors here have been powwowing over Charlize's Christian Dior Couture gown ever since she hit the red carpet. The gist of the huddle goes something like this: Do we love it? What's with the see-through straps? They're sort of like clear bra straps. Well, the plunge is sexy. But what about the sheer panel at the skirt? We've yet to reach a verdict.