By Konye Chelsea Nwabogor

The Academy Awards, or “Oscars”, is an annual American awards ceremony hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements in the United States film industry as assessed by the Academy’s voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a statuette, officially called the Academy Award of Merit, which has become commonly known by its nickname “Oscar”. From its inception in 1928, the Oscar has grown to be one of the most anticipated award ceremonies world over. For us viewers, the only exciting than seeing who’s going to win big at the Oscars is seeing what the stars are going to wear. This year’s award ceremony was held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood Los Angeles and was hosted by Chris Rock.

Cate Blanchett in an Armani Privé gown embellished with Swarovski crystals and accessorised with Tiffany & Co. jewellery.
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Jennifer Lawrence in a gown by Dior couture.
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Leonardo DiCaprio arrived in a tuxedo by Giorgio Armani.
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Kate Winslet wearing a custom black silk Ralph Lauren gown.
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Rachel McAdams arrived wearing a gown by August Getty.
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Charlize Theron accessorised her Dior dress with Harry Winston diamonds.
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Naomi Watts wearing a gown by Armani.

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Heidi Klum in a gown by Marchesa.
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Lady Gaga opted for an outfit by Brandon Maxwell.
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Olivia Wilde arrived in a Valentino couture gown.
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Margot Robbie in a golden dress by Tom Ford.
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Jennifer Garner in a bespoke black Versace gown.
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Tina Fey arrived in a deep purple Atelier Versace dress.
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Kerry Washington wearing Atelier Versace.
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Tom Hardy wearing Gucci and Charlotte Riley.
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Taylor Swift in a Alexandre Vauthier dress.
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 Lily Donaldson in Yves Saint Laurent Couture.
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Miranda Kerr wearing Atelier Swarovski jewellery.
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Lily Collins in Yves Saint Laurent Couture.
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Kate Bosworth in a Ralph & Russo creation.
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