Hello sunshine! Best Supporting Actress nominee Alicia Vikander wears sparkly yellow frock as stars descend on Academy Awards red carpet
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It's the biggest night on the Hollywood calendar.
And A-list guests at the 88th annual Academy Awards made sure to shine in glamorous outfits on the red carpet outside the Dolby Theatre on Sunday.
Alicia Vikander, who is the frontrunner for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Danish Girl, looked stunning in a yellow strapless Louis Vuitton gown with silver embellishment.
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A stunning sight: Alicia Vikander led arrivals at the 88th annual Academy Awards on Sunday, and looked gorgeous in a sparkling yellow creation by Louis Vuitton
The first time nominee is already a red carpet pro, and easily pulled off the unusual puffball frock, which revealed her perspex-heeled silver sandals underneath.
Alicia, 27, also sported dazzling silver drop earrings and pulled her light brunette tresses into a half-updo, finishing off her look with a little smoky eye make-up and pink lips.
Speaking to Ryan Seacrest about her nomination, the actress said: 'I’m at the Oscars – crazy! I’m like, just being here, I have like butterflies in my tummy. I do feel like being here is pretty extraordinary.'
Alicia, who is dating Michael Fassbender but brought her parents along as her guests, also said that she wants her category to be announced early in the night, adding: 'That would be great, because then we can have a drink!'
A winning look: The Best Supporting Actress nominee is a frontrunner for her role in The Danish Girl
Where's Michael?: The 27-year-old is dating Michael Fassbender, but brought her parents along as her guests
The ceremony held in Los Angeles made room for some of the biggest names in entertainment including Jennifer Lawrence, Reese Witherspoon, Emily Blunt, and Jennifer Garner to name but a few.
Sofia Vergara, who was presenting during the evening, turned every head as she flashed her ample cleavage in a midnight blue gown by Marchesa, with delicate beading.
Meanwhile Olivia Wilde showed some skin in a pleated white Valentino Haute Couture gown with plunging neckline and cut-out sides, along with a sparkling silver choker and stylish clutch bag.
Showing some skin: Sofia Vergara put her ample cleavage on show in a midnight blue Marchesa gown with silver detailing
Taking the plunge: Olivia Wilde left little to the imagination in a white pleated Valentino Haute Couture gown with low-cut neckline
Best supporting husband: The 31-year-old, who executive produced Body Team 12, which is up for Documentary (Short Subject), was supported by her fiance Jason Sudeikis
The 31-year-old, who executive produced Body Team 12, which is up for Documentary (Short Subject), was supported by her fiance Jason Sudeikis.
Mindy Kaling, whose film Inside Out is nominated for Best Animated Picture and Best Original Screenplay, looked extremely elegant for the occasion.
The 36-year-old wore a black off-the-shoulder frock with bright blue sleeves and train, and pulled her brunette hair into a slick bun.
Giuliana Rancic and Maria Menounos were first to walk the Hollywood red carpet and both picked pretty pale hues.
Making them all green with envy: Saoirse Ronan showed her sexy side in a glitzy Calvin Klein Collection gown
The Force is strong with this one: Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress Daisy Ridley sparkled on the red carpet
Oozing elegance: Mindy Kaling looked lovely in a black off-the-shoulder dress with bright blue sleeves and train
E! host Rancic went with a long white Georges Chakra dress with a mini train. The back had beautiful flowers in purple, yellow and mink on the netting and the sides. The blonde was joined by her E! red carpet coverage host Brad Goreski who went with a tailored black suit.
Menounos chose a silver gown that was off the shoulder and had a fan design and added even more pizzazz with a pair of diamond earrings.
Meanwhile Louise Roe wore a form-fitting dress with a chiffon detail on the side; her shoes were gold. Ryan Seacrest wore a light grey jacket instead of a tux.
Light and bright: Giuliana Rancic and Maria Menounos were first to walk the red carpet and both picked pretty pale hues
Stars gathered on Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre to toast another year in movies as they were honoured by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Performing during the show was a roster of current hitmakers, including Sam Smith, The Weeknd, Pharrell Williams, and Dave Grohl.
Up for Best Actress were some bright new stars and some awards show favorites. Cate Blanchett (Carol) and Jennifer Lawrence (Joy) led the nominees which included Brie Larson (Room), Charlotte Rampling (45 Years), and Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn).
While the Best Supporting Actress category saw previous winner Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs) lead the way as she competed against Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Rooney Mara (Carol), Rachel McAdams (Spotlight) and Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl).
Floral delight: E! host Rancic went with a long white dress with a mini train. The back had beautiful flowers on the netting
All work here: The blonde was joined by her E! red carpet coverage host Brad Goreski who went with a tailored black suit
The Best Actor nominees include Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), Matt Damon (The Martian), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs), and Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl).
However, DiCaprio's turn as a frontiersman was the clear favorite going into the Oscars, after the star took home the other big awards shows earlier this year.
Leo earned his first Oscar nomination in 1994 for What's Eating Gilbert Grape when he was just 20 years old.
He was then nominated for Best Actor (The Aviator) in 2004. He later earned a Best Actor nod for Blood Diamond in 2006. And most recently for the Wolf Of Wall Street in 2013.
Sterling look: Menounos chose a silver gown that was off the shoulder and had a fan design. Diamond earrings added even more pizzazz
Strike a pose with the gold guy: The TV correspondent took a selfie in front of an Oscar statue
While Supporting Actor nods went to Christian Bale (The Big Short), Tom Hardy (The Revenant), Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight), Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies), and awards season favorite Sylvester Stallone (Creed).
Best Picture nods went to The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Room, Spotlight.
Among the directing nominees Alejandro G. Inarritu (The Revenant) was the clear front runner, however he did win the year before for Birdman.
Adam McKay (The Big Short), George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road), Lenny Abraham (Room) and Tom McCarthy (Spotlight) rounded out the directing category.
The evening was hosted by Chris Rock, who previously hosted the awards show in 2005 and managed to anger some Oscar officials at the time with his controversial comments.
The look of the night: The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood was decorated with a silver, gold and bronze fringe curtain
Lighter than usual: Ryan Seacrest wore a light grey jacket with black piping and black slacks instead of a regular tux
Now the comedian is under the spotlight once again as he hosts for the second time amid controversy over the lack of diversity among nominees for the second year in a row.
Spike Lee, Will Smith, and Jada Pinkett Smith spoke out when all the nominees in this year's best acting categories were revealed to be white. The three boycottedthe event.
Their decisions have sparked a wider debate about diversity in Hollywood, and several actors have come under fire for their comments.
Charlotte Rampling, who is nominated for Best Actress for her work in 45 Years, said their complaints were 'anti-white racism.'
Shining star: Robin Roberts made sure she stood out in a glittering green dress with heavily embellished collar
Red hot on the red carpet: Zuri Hall (L) and Keltie Knight dazzled in crimson gowns as they posed for the cameras
She said: ‘Maybe the black actors don’t deserve to be on the final stretch? One can never really know but perhaps the black actors did not deserve to make the final list.’
Julie Delpy, who wrote and directed 2 Days in New York, starred alongside Chris Rock in the 2012 romantic comedy.
She was criticized this week for saying: 'Two years ago, I said something about the Academy being very white male, which is the reality, and I was slashed to pieces by the media.
'It’s funny - women can’t talk. I sometimes wish I were African American because people don’t bash them afterward.'
Red carpet couples: Andy Serkis (L) was joined by wife Lorraine Ashbourne, while The Big Short director Adam McKay brought along wife Shira Piven
Like peach sorbet: Louise Roe wore a form-fitting dress with a chiffon detail on the side; her shoes were gold
She went on to say: 'It’s the hardest to be a woman. Feminists is something people hate above all. Nothing worse than being a woman in this business. I really believe that.'
She has since apologized for her remarks and clarified that she didn't mean to 'diminish the injustice done to African American artists'.
Hollywood names such as Danny DeVito, William H. Macy, Reese Witherspoon, and Mark Ruffalo have also chimed in since the nominations were revealed on January 14.
Since then, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced a plan to diversify the membership moving forward.
It's a sheer thing: Liz Hernandez (L) and Nancy O'Dell were feeling daring in gowns with see-through panels
He said: 'The Academy is going to lead and not wait for the industry to catch up.
'These new measures regarding governance and voting will have an immediate impact and begin the process of significantly changing our membership composition.'
In a statement, the Academy said that the 'goal is to commit to doubling the number of women and diverse members of the Academy by 2020.'
The plan will invite a diverse pool of members to join and end the memberships of any individuals who have not been active in the industry for over a period of 10 years.
Glitz and glamour: (L-R) Anne-Marie Carpendale, Debbie Matenopoulos and Roshumba Williams went for sparkling silver looks for the biggest night of the year
Lights, camera, action: The red carpet was rolled out at the Hollywood And Highland Center ahead of the ceremony
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