The biggest names in the movie industry have begun to arrive at the Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday, February 26 for the 84th Annual Academy Awards. Bringing the glamor to the red carpet are many of this year's nominees, including Best Actress hopeful Michelle Williams and Best Supporting Actress candidate Jessica Chastain.
31-year-old Williams turned heads on the red carpet in a tiered bright red dress by Louis Vuitton. The "My Week With Marilyn" star, who was accompanied by fellow actress Busy Phillips, finished off her look with a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes, a Bottega Venetta bag, as well as Forevermark and Fred Leighton jewels.
Williams wasn't the only one who dared to go with a red dress. Emma Stone, "The Help" beauty who has been set as one of the presenters, also looked gorgeous in the color. Hitting the red carpet, the 23-year-old actress wore a fuschia Giambattista Valli gown, which features a gathered bow at the neck.
Also looking stunning with her choice of dress was 30-year-old Chastain. The "Help" actress, who is up against the likes of Berenice Bejo and Melissa McCarthy among others, rocked a flowing black gown with intricate gold detail from Alexander McQueen. She came to the event accompanied by her grandmother.
Other female stars stealing the spotlight included Bejo and Rooney Mara. While the leading actress of "The Artist" dyed her hair red and wore a mint Elie Saab dress with sheer sleeves, the Lisbeth Salander of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" dazzled in a lace Givenchy Haute Couture.
Bringing more colors to the red carpet, in the meantime, were "The Help" actress Viola Davis and George Clooney's girlfriend Stacy Keibler. Davis, who brought along husband Julius Tennon as her date, opted to go with a custom emerald green gown by Vera Wang, while Keibler rocked a gold Marchesa dress. Both have Lorraine Schwartz jewels as their accessories.
In the men's department, Clooney presented a classic look. The Best Actor nominee for his work in "The Descendants" chose to come to the biggest night in Hollywood wearing a classic Giorgio Armani tuxedo. Meanwhile, Sacha Baron Cohen arrived fully-clothed in his character's costume from "The Dictator" completed with an urn of Kim Jong Il's "ashes".