The 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Gallery
The stars come out at night
Aside from actually winning a golden trophy on Oscar night, the next best way to show off is on the Red Carpet. Actors, actresses, musicians, and hosts alike all walked the line, dressed to the nines.
While Viola Davis glowed in a strapless emerald green gown by Vera Wang, her Help co-star Octavia Spencer shined in an embellished Tadoshi Shoji dress.
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Jennifer Lopez made heads turn (likely because it was rumored she had a nip slip) in a striped Zuhair Murad frock with both a plunging neckline and back. And the back of Maya Rudolph's dress gave J.Lo a run for her money, as her purple Johanna Johnson gown featured a jewel-encrusted panel on the reverse.
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Sherri Shepherd, Esperanza Spalding and Penelope Cruz all opted for shades of blue, while television hosts Robin Roberts and Shaun Robinson both showed off their toned physiques in form-fitting floor-length frocks.
Diddy and Pharrell kept in simple in debonair black and white tuxedos.
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