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Oscars 2019: The Red Carpet

Billy Porter
Billy Porter

The Oscars red carpet arrivals are often more surprising than the Academy Awards ceremony itself. While we can sometimes predict which of our favorite movie stars are taking home golden statuettes, good luck predicting what Lady Gaga will wear this year.

One thing's for sure: The red carpet fashions promise to be just as bold, glittery, glamorous — and even political — as they always are. Here's a photo recap of some of the most memorable looks at the 91st Academy Awards.

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Regina King
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Regina King
(Left to right) Michael B. Jordan, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira and Winston Duke
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(Left to right) Michael B. Jordan, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira and Winston Duke
Lady Gaga
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Lady Gaga
Mahershala Ali, left, and Amatus Sami-Karim, right
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Mahershala Ali, left, and Amatus Sami-Karim, right
Amandla Stenberg
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Amandla Stenberg
Nora Lum, known by the stage name Awkwafina
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Nora Lum, known by the stage name Awkwafina
Glenn Close
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Glenn Close
Stephan James
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Stephan James
Adam Driver
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Adam Driver
Keegan-Michael Key
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Keegan-Michael Key
Angela Bassett
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Angela Bassett
Brie Larson, left, and Samuel L. Jackson, right
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Brie Larson, left, and Samuel L. Jackson, right
SZA
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SZA
Amy Adams
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Amy Adams
Sam Elliott
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Sam Elliott
Rachel Weisz
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Rachel Weisz
Hannah Beachler
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Hannah Beachler
Allison Janney, left, and Emma Stone, right
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Allison Janney, left, and Emma Stone, right
KiKi Layne
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KiKi Layne
James McAvoy
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James McAvoy
Tina Fey, left, Maya Rudolph, center, and Amy Poehler, right
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Tina Fey, left, Maya Rudolph, center, and Amy Poehler, right
Chadwick Boseman
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Chadwick Boseman
NPR's Nina Totenberg appears on the Oscars red carpet and in the documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, <em>RBG.</em>
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NPR's Nina Totenberg appears on the Oscars red carpet and in the documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, <em>RBG.</em>
Emma Stone
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Emma Stone
Chris Evans
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Chris Evans
Sarah Paulson
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Sarah Paulson
Queen Latifah
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Queen Latifah
Olivia Colman
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Olivia Colman
Bradley Cooper
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Bradley Cooper
Jennifer Lopez, left, and Alex Rodriguez, right
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Jennifer Lopez, left, and Alex Rodriguez, right
Rami Malek
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Rami Malek
Christian Bale, left, and Sibi Blazic, right
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Christian Bale, left, and Sibi Blazic, right
Charlize Theron
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Charlize Theron
Helen Mirren and Sam Rockwell
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Helen Mirren and Sam Rockwell
Spike Lee
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Spike Lee
Jason Momoa, left, and Lisa Bonet, right
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Jason Momoa, left, and Lisa Bonet, right
Willem Dafoe
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Willem Dafoe
Yalitza Aparicio, left, and Marina de Tavira, right
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Yalitza Aparicio, left, and Marina de Tavira, right
Michelle Yeoh
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Michelle Yeoh
Ben Falcone, left, and Melissa McCarthy, right
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Ben Falcone, left, and Melissa McCarthy, right
Linda Cardellini, left, and Octavia Spencer, right
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Linda Cardellini, left, and Octavia Spencer, right
Constance Wu
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Constance Wu
Olivia Grant, left, and Richard E. Grant, right
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Olivia Grant, left, and Richard E. Grant, right
Elaine Welteroth, left, and Maria Menounos, right
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Elaine Welteroth, left, and Maria Menounos, right

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