Academy Awards 2011 Live Blog: The Red Carpet Fashion!

8:26 pmNatalie Portman glows as she shows off her growing baby bump in a violet silk chiffon Rodarte gown with matching shoes and fringe earrings.

Natalie Portman on the Academy Awards red carpet.
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8:16 pmZachary Levi, who is singing with Mandy Moore at tonight’s show, proves (once again) why we chose him as a Hottest Hustler a few weeks ago. This guy looks amazingly sharp from neck (the bow tie!) to toe (the shiny lace-ups!).

Zachary Levi on the Academy Awards red carpet.
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8:01 pm — We’re seeing a trend! Sandra Bullock ALSO wore red on the red carpet. Her pick: a classic and beautiful Vera Wang strapless gown with a full and fabulous bustle.

Sandra Bullock on the Academy Awards red carpet.
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7:56 pmGwyneth Paltrow looks sleek and modern (like we’d want to look on a red carpet!) in a metallic gold Calvin Klein gown with a deep skinny V-neck front.

Gwyneth Paltrow on the Academy Awards red carpet.
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7:53 pmJustin Timberlake might just be the best-dressed man on the red carpet. Probably because his Tom Ford tux is custom-tailored to fit him like a glove.

Justin Timberlake on the Academy Awards red carpet.
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7:51 pmNicole Kidman, who is nominated for Best Actress, looks statuesque in a strapless origami-style Dior gown.

Nicole Kidman on the Academy Awards red carpet.
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7:49 pmReese Witherspoon took a cue from all of the men in black and white tuxes. She’s rocking a strapless B&W Armani Privé gown with a super-subtle train.

Reese Witherspoon on the Academy Awards red carpet.
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7:44 pmHalle Berry can do no wrong, especially when it comes to her dress picks. She looks flawless in a nude glittery Marchesa dress with tulle details around the skirt.

Halle Berry on the Academy Awards red carpet.
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7:41 pmAndrew Garfield, who is presenting tonight, looks totally dapper in a Louis Vuitton tuxedo (with a bow tie) and shoes.

Andrew Garfield on the Academy Awards red carpet.
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7:35 pm — Presenter Hilary Swank rocks a glittery strapless gown by Gucci. The silver feathers around the skirt are so funky and fun!

Hilary Swank on the Academy Awards red carpet.
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7:33 pm — Best actor nominee Jesse Eisenberg makes nerdy look so freakin’ chic in a classic black suit with a skinny tie.

Jesse Eisenberg on the Academy Awards red carpet.
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7:24 pm — Who’s digging the lacy, form-fitting Dolce & Gabbana gown that Scarlett Johansson is rocking? WE ARE!! Our only critique is that the maroon hue doesn’t pop off the red carpet as much as we’d like it to.

Scarlett Johansson on the Academy Awards red carpet.
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7:09 pm — In a sea of black and white tuxes, Jennifer Hudson brings a pop of color in this tangerine Versace halter dress. And the word on the street is that she’s wearing purple shoes underneath!

Jennifer Hudson on the Academy Awards red carpet.
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6:59 pm — Bucking the black-and-white tux trend, Russell Brand wears a black-and-navy ensemble with a horizontal striped shirt.

Russell Brand on the Academy Awards red carpet.
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6:57 pmAmy Adams’ L’Wren Scott ’40’s-style glitter dress is fab, but the biceps that she’s baring are even more awesome!

Amy Adams on the Academy Awards red carpet.
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6:53 pm — Lovely is probably the best way we can describe Michelle Williams’ look—her lightly coiffed pixie, her circle diamond earrings, and her glittery Chanel frock.

Michelle Williams on the Academy Awards red carpet.
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6:51 pm — Performer Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine wears a lot of nude/beige on red carpets, so this lacy Valentino number was no big surprise. But we love it nonetheless!!

Florence Welch on the Academy Awards red carpet.
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6:48 pmAnne Hathaway looks red hot in a strapless, body-hugging Valentino gown. Check the gorgeous train details!

Anne Hathaway on the Academy Awards red carpet.
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6:44 pmMandy Moore, who is slated to perform tonight, may have looked to “Oscar” for inspiration—she sparkles in a glittering gold Monique Lhuillier gown.

Mandy Moore on the Academy Awards red carpet.
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6:34 pmMila Kunis dazzles in a peekaboo lavender lace tiered Elie Saab dress paired with pink clutch and minimal jewelry.

Mila Kunis on the Academy Awards red carpet.
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6:28 pm — Cutie Hailee Steinfeld takes a cue from Black Swan in a ballerina-esque light pink Marchesa gown.

Hailee Steinfeld on the Academy Awards red carpet.
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6:15 pmJennifer Lawrence heats up the red carpet in a fiery Calvin Klein Collection gown. One word: smokin’!

Jennifer Lawrence on the Academy Awards red carpet.
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The 83rd Annual Academy Awards is tonight! Will King’s Speech win for Best Film? Will Natalie Portman take home an Oscar for her role in Black Swan? Who knows! The more important question (as far as we’re concerned) is: What will the stars be wearing? Will young nominee Hailee Steinfeld rock something new from Prada or something vintage? Will cohost James Franco keep his ensemble classy or kooky? Well, it’s time to find out. We’ll be here live-blogging the red carpet arrivals, so come back and tell us what you’re loving/hating. And for the whole kit and caboodle, click here to check out the MTV Style Academy Awards fashion gallery!