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The hits and misses from the Oscars red carpet

Simple and minimalist won out over the usual frills and ruffles on the Oscars 2015 red carpet. We tell you about the celebs who turned heads or made jaws drop. Plus, a look at the ones who took home the golden statuette...

The most awaited awards night of the year — the 87th Academy Awards — opened its doors to Hollywood stars on Sunday. Like every year, the Oscar night was talked about not only for the winners, but also the red carpet appearances. A few celebrities made a style statement as they sashayed down the red carpet, while some others were plain drab. White and nude shades dominated the glittering evening and look set to be all the rage in the coming season as well. hitlist does a quick fashion round-up...

Emma Stone
Emma Stone
We are impressed with the actress’ choice of outfits in the awards season. She was the picture of elegance at the Golden Globes this year and wowed us here too. That sequined Elie Saab thigh-high slit gown in lime green though gorgeous is a difficult hue to carry and Emma, with her bold lips and matching heels, came out with flying colours.

Solange Knowles
Solange Knowles
She tried hard, we can tell. However, the wide leg trousers and the matching tunic made it look like she wore the red carpet.

Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana
The Guardians of the Galaxy star stunned us in a blush-coloured Atelier Versace gown. The colour complemented Saldana’s skin tone and the flowy silhouette accentuated her body in the right areas. Also, that messy hair do and the elegant diamond statement necklace make for perfect accessories. Kudos for looking like this after delivering twins a couple of months ago.

Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
If you ever wondered how to make a simple dress a success, Blanchett’s look is your answer. The turquoise Tiffany & Co necklace miraculously uplifts this plain Maison Margiela black dress and how. The hairdo is a plus.

Rosamund Pike
Rosamund Pike
She probably saved the best look for the last. This red Givenchy dress is absolutely stunning and looks so good on her. The neatly tied hair, the matching heels and no make-up are to die for.

Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
The actress misses the mark with this Louis Vuitton number. The lime green fading into pink shimmery outfit is blah and the red belt in the middle is in fact of no use. And what’s with that clutch? Looks like a vanity kit gone small.

Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
Doing yellow right, Jennifer Hudson stood out amongst the celebrities gracing the Oscars. Her Romona Keveza gown paired with emerald earrings is a showstopper.

Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
She won the Oscar for the Best Actress, but her red carpet stint was not so much of a success. The strapless custom Chanel design was unexciting and did nothing to uplift her glowing skin. This, after the gown apparently took 927 hours to make.

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
The couple was at its stylish best at this award ceremony. We must say host Neil looks charming in this well-fitted grey suit.

Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
The actor had everything going for him at the ceremony. Not only did he take away the Oscar for the Best Actor, he looked attractive in a midnight blue suit and a black bow tie.

Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
She sure knows how to make people sit up and take notice. Whether it’s for her acting abilities or her fashion sense on the red carpet. At this event, the ever-so-graceful actress trumped the other gowns on the red carpet with this chic belted Lanvin ensemble that comprised a blazer, a white blouse and a high waist skirt. Super like.

Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga
No surprises here. Like her usual over-the-top self, Gaga arrived in a white gown by Paris-based designer Azzedine Alaia. For once we liked the crispness of her gown with the sleek hair, but what’s with those red gloves? It looked like she is set to do the dishes.

Jennifer Lopez
Lady Gaga
The singer chose an embellished Elie Saab gown for the event. The plunging neckline, sleek ponytail and nude make-up make her look effortlessly stylish. We wish she used a brighter lip-stain to make a greater impact.

Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson
We have heard of how accessories enhance an outfit. Well, this is a clear example of how they can ruin it. Scarlett graced the red carpet in this lovely bottle-green Versace number and would have been counted among the best dressed had it not been for that chunky matching necklace.

Blanco Blanco
Blanco Blanco
Blanco’s cascading gown was a disaster. The lesser said about it the better.

Jared Leto
Jared Leto
He has always managed to get our attention. This time too, he looked dapper in this pale pastel Givenchy suit with a flower broach. The only roadblock in calling this suit a super hit are those claudhoppers. They take away from its wow factor.

Lupita Nyongo
Lupita Nyongo
She has always been a red carpet favourite and she made no mistake this time either. Although we wonder as to how heavy that Calvin Klien gown would be with so many pearl strings on it, Nyongo carried this number with flair. Thumbs up.

Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston
Something is surely off about Versace dress. The colour looks good on her, the dress fits well but she still doesn’t look like a million bucks. It’s probably the panels of shimmer and plain that are way too distracting. Whatever be the case, we expect more from the Friends star.

Oscar triumph
>> Best Picture: Birdman
>> Best Actress: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
>> Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
>> Best Supporting Actor: J K Simmons, Whiplash
>> Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
>> Best Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman
>> Best Original Screenplay: Birdman, by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr. & Armando Bo
>> Best Adapted Screenplay: The Imitation Game, by Graham Moore
>> Best Animated Feature Film: Big Hero 6
>> Best Original Score: The Grand Budapest Hotel, Alexandre Desplat
>> Best Costume Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel, Milena Canonero
>> Best Visual Effects: Interstellar
>> Best Cinematography: Birdman, Emmanuel Lubezki

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