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Oscars 2014: The best- and worst-dressed stars on the red carpet

Check out the best (Cate Blanchett, Lupita Nyong'o) and worst (sorry, Liza Minnelli) looks from last night's Academy Awards red carpet

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Photograph: Everett Collection/REX USA

BEST: Lupita Nyong'o

The winner for 12 Years a Slave has emerged as a style icon this awards season, and her Prada gown (she calls the color "Nairobi blue") didn't disappoint. She looks like a modern-day Cinderella.

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Photograph: Jim Smeal/BEImages

BEST: Cate Blanchett

Blanchett's pale gold Armani Privé gown goes really well with her new Best Actress Oscar. The flared tulle skirt is a nice touch.

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Photograph: Jim Smeal/BEImages

BEST: Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson channeled old-school Hollywood glamour so well in her caped Versace gown, that it almost didn't matter that she hasn't been in a major movie in years.

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Photograph: Stewart Cook/REX USA

BEST: Amy Adams

This blue Gucci gown got some mixed reviews, but we think it works. Navy can be a difficult color to pull off, but Adams does it well—the contrast with her red hair is especially nice.

 (Photograph: Stewart Cook/REX USA)
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Photograph: Stewart Cook/REX USA

BEST: Jared Leto

Speaking of hair…Leto's ombré, beachy waves were in full effect (down with the man bun!), but the 'do didn't outshine his dapper white jacket and red bowtie. Expect white jackets to be an even bigger trend with men this year.

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Photograph: Kevin Dietsch / UPI /Landov

WORST: Liza Minnelli

Oh man, Minnelli's Halston Classic pantsuit is better suited for a Branson nightclub act, not the red carpet. The blue streak in her hair isn't helping, either.

 (Photograph: Jim Smeal/BEImages)
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Photograph: Jim Smeal/BEImages

WORST: Sally Hawkins

The embroidered Valentino gown just didn't seem to fit the Blue Jasmine actress. Sally, we know a few tailors who can help you.

 (Photograph: Jim Smeal/BEImages)
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Photograph: Jim Smeal/BEImages

WORST: Kristin Chenoweth

Chenoweth is a tiny lady, and probably not much bigger than an Oscar statuette. Which is why she shouldn't wear an all-gold dress. How many times did she get mistaken for an Academy Award last night?

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Photograph: Stewart Cook/REX USA

WORST: Anna Kendrick

There's too much going on with this J Mendel dress…and unfortunately, none of it works for Kendrick.

 (Photograph: Kevin Dietsch / UPI /Landov)
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Photograph: Kevin Dietsch / UPI /Landov

WORST: Kim Novak

Here's another pantsuit that is just wrong. Everyone on Twitter was more obsessed with Novak's plastic surgery, though, so her outfit was spared most of the insults.


The Oscar statuettes were handed out Sunday night, but there are a few more unofficial awards to give out—a.k.a. the best- and worst-dressed of the evening. Overall, the Academy Awards attendees looked pretty good. We didn't have a Björk situation on our hands last night, but that's not to say everyone nailed their looks. There were a few missteps, but we'll get to that soon. And if you're looking for some style cues from last night, it might be a good idea to start stocking up on dresses with pale and nude hues. That was the major trend of the evening, and will continue to be big this spring.

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