The annual Academy Awards presentation is the most glamorous event of the year. While the actors nominated compete for the prestigious Oscar award, the red carpet attendees are also vying to become the year’s best dressed celebrity. In preparation for this year’s Academy Awards, which will be held Feb. 22, we’ve put together a list of the 10 best Oscar looks of all time!
1. Grace Kelly
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Grace Kelly’s last film, High Society, was nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars in 1956. On her last trip down the red carpet as an actress, Princess Grace wowed the crowd with a white embroidered dress featuring a delicate tulle neckline.
2. Lupita Nyong’o
Lupita Nyong’o won the hearts of America in this show-stopping aquamarine dress made by Prada before winning the Best Actress in A Supporting Role award for her emotional performance in 12 Years a Slave. As if her acting and fashion skills weren’t impressive enough, Lupita’s heart-warming acceptance speech made her the talk of Hollywood.
3. Gwyneth Paltrow
While Gwyneth Paltrow won the Oscar for Best Actress from her role in Shakespeare in Love, people were just as impressed with her chic Ralph Lauren gown made of delicate pink fabric.
4. Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson showed Hollywood that you don’t have to be a Best Actress nominee to win Best Dressed at the Oscars. In 2014, Kate rocked the red carpet in a timeless white gown from Atelier Versace.
5. Audrey Hepburn
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In 1954, Audrey Hepburn’s charming performance in Roman Holiday helped her win the Best Actress award at the Academy Awards. Hepburn dazzled the audience in an embroidered cream Givenchy gown and her signature smile.
6. Amy Adams
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In 2013, Amy Adams was nominated for Best Actress for her transformational role in American Hustle. While she didn’t go home with a gold statue, her gorgeous gown from Oscar de la Renta secured her reputation as one of America’s best dressed actresses.
7. Halle Berry
After a successful career as a model, Halle Berry transitioned into the world of acting in the early 2000s. Her hard work paid off, and she won the Best Actress Oscar award for her performance in 2002’s Monster’s Ball. The sheer embroidered bodice of her burgundy Elie Saab dress highlighted her natural beauty and complemented her glowing complexion.
8. Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman is basically a lifetime member of the Best Dressed list at the Oscars. Year after year, she dazzles the audience in beautiful couture gowns, but her bright red Balenciaga dress at the 2007 Academy Awards was truly spectacular.
9. Reese Witherspoon
In 2006, Reese Witherspoon’s shimmering vintage Christian Dior dress was just as big of a hit as her role in the film Walk The Line. While her acting performance helped her secure the Best Actress award, her red carpet fashion made us appreciate her timeless beauty and elegance.
10. Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway stole the show at the 2009 Academy Awards when she was nominated for Best Actress for Rachel Getting Married. She might not have won in this stunning Armani Prive gown that year, but she did end up taking home the Oscar in 2012 for her supporting role in Les Miserables.
If you’re inspired by these celebrity looks, learn how to re-create the outfits from the Grammys red carpet in our latest style post!