The Must-See Looks From The Oscars 2020 Red Carpet

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By Blythe Hunter, FLARE
The Must-See Looks From The Oscars 2020 Red Carpet

Is it just us, or did this red carpet lack a little... pizzazz? (Talking to everyone but you, Janelle Monae.)

Nevertheless, here are our top looks, including Mindy Kaling, resplendent in yellow and wearing some serious bling, Outlander’s Catriona Belfe—in a black mermaid gown with a pink chiffon overlay—and Laura Dern, who was nominated for her turn as a divorce attorney in Marriage Story.

And in case you need an added dose of cuteness, Dern brought her 84-year-old mom, the actor Diana Ladd, to the Awards with her, as well as her 14-year-old daughter, Jaya, and 18-year-old son, Ellery.

But the biggest winner in our books is Natalie Portman, whose black Dior cape was embroidered with the first names of the female directors snubbed by the Academy this year, including Greta Gerwig for Little Women, Lorene Scafaria for Hustlers and Melina Matsoukas for Queen & Slim. (In case you missed it, only male directors made the cut for 2020’s Best Director nominees.) Talk about wearing your support on your sleeve.

Regina King

Regina King in a strapless light pink gown with delicate sequins(Photo: Getty Images)

Billy Porter

Billy Porter in a dramatic sleeveless gown with a gold feathered breastplate and swirling orange skirt(Photo: Getty Images)

Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling in a bright yellow gown with one short sleeve(Photo: Getty Images)

Chrissy Metz

Chrissy Metz in a bright red short sleeve off-shoulder gown(Photo: Getty Images)

Laura Dern

Laura Dern in a pink spaghetti strap dress with black sequined fringe on the top(Photo: Getty Images)

Zazie Beetz

Zazie Beetz in a strapless black sequin dress(Photo: Getty Images)

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish in a baggy cream Chanel suit(Photo: Getty Images)

Caitriona Balfe

Caitriona Balfe in a strapless black dress with a mermaid train and a pale pink sheer top with a bow(Photo: Getty Images)

Olivia Colman

Olivia Colman in a long-sleeve blue velvet gown with two diamonds at the shoulders and built shoulders(Photo: Getty Images)

Beanie Feldstein

Beanie Feldstein in a halter white dress with black roses(Photo: Getty Images)

Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae in a long-sleeve silver sequined dress with a hood(Photo: Getty Images)

Greta Gerwig

Greta Gerwig in a strapless deep moss green gown(Photo: Getty Images)

Kelly Marie Tran

Kelly Marie Tran in a strapless black dress with a long velvet torso and blue floral neckline(Photo: Getty Images)

Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson in an off-the-shoulder golden sequin gown(Photo: Getty Images)

Maya Rudolph

Maya Rudolph in a baggy sequin orange long-sleeve dress(Photo: Getty Images)

Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan in a short-sleeve deep-V gown with a black top and cream peplum bit, with a lavender skirt(Photo: Getty Images)

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman in a regal black and gold gown with a black cape(Photo: Getty Images)

Florence Pugh

Florence Pugh in a spaghetti strap deep-V turquoise gown with a belt and ruffles(Photo: Getty Images)

Brie Larson

Brie Larson in a champagne or rose gold sequin ribbed gown with a cape(Photo: Getty Images)

Renée Zellweger

Renée Zellweger in a white sequin one-sleeved gown(Photo: Getty Images)

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek in a cream off-shoulder gown(Photo: Getty Images)

Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz in a halter black gown with a white rose at the neck and a pearl belt(Photo: Getty Images)

Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara in a black lace gown with cutouts and structured shoulders(Photo: Getty Images)

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson in a strapless gold gown with metallic strands on the chest(Photo: Getty Images)

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot in a dress with a black long-sleeve lace top and a light pink skirt(Photo: Getty Images)

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron in a black off-shoulder gown with a leg slit and long train(Photo: Getty Images)

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie in an off-shoulder black gown with a jewel in the centre of her gown(Photo: Getty Images)

Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia Erivo in a strapless cream gown with sparkling swirls and defined bra cups(Photo: Getty Images)

Lucy Boynton

Lucy Boynton in a structured short sleeve gown with a black skirt(Photo: Getty Images)

Kristen Wiig

Kristen Wiig in a short-sleeve bright red dress with huge frills on the side(Photo: Getty Images)

Sandra Oh

Sandra Oh in a rose gold gown with puffy tulle sleeves, glitter, a belt and a tulle train(Photo: Getty Images)

Léa Seydoux

Léa Seydoux in a white halter dress with a puffy skirt(Photo: Getty Images)

Kaitlyn Dever

Kaitlyn Dever in a red strapless gown with structured bra cups and a red stole(Photo: Getty Images)

Yeo-jeong Jo

Yeo-jeong Jo, in front of her fellow cast members, wearing a peach-toned strapless top and long satin black skirt(Photo: Getty Images)


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