Felicity Jones channels her inner ballerina in cream tulle gown adorned with glittering silver embroidery as she leads the pack of glamorous British stars at the star-studded 89th Academy Awards
It is one of the most highly-anticipated film events of the year - with people all over the world eager to see both the winners of the awards, and the show-stopping dresses.
And the British stars of the acting world certainly did not disappoint in the style stakes on Sunday night as they arrived at the prestigious 89th Academy Awards, with Felicity Jones leading the way in a stunning tulle gown.
The Inferno star, 33, channeled ballerina-chic in her gorgeous tulle gown of soft cream as she made the dazzling first arrival at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
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Gorgeous: The British stars of the acting world certainly did not disappoint in the style stakes as they arrived at the Oscars on Sunday, with Felicity Jones leading the way in a stunning tulle gown
The Theory of Everything star made a truly radiant appeared on the red carpet as she posed for cameras in a delicate netted gown of soft cream and silver embroidery.
The sophisticated dress secured into spaghetti straps and featured a chic plunging neckline to show off plenty of her smooth skin, before pulling into a classic wrap-around bodice.
Cinching in at her petite waist, the dress than maintained its mystical look by expanding out into an A-line skirt of tulle, adorned with tiny silver embroidery down one side and glittering gems among the pleats.
Keeping utterly co-ordinated and feminine throughout, Felicity accessorised with a pair of barely-there gold sandals and simple silver earrings, to ensure all eyes remained on her stunning look.
She pulled her hair into a soft half-up do to showcase her naturally striking features, before adding a pop of colour to her toned-down ensemble with a vibrant coral lip as she posed effortlessly for cameras.
In the nude: The Theory of Everything star made a truly radiant appeared on the red carpet as she posed for cameras in a delicate netted gown of soft cream and silver embroidery
Natural beauty: She pulled her hair into a soft half-up do to showcase her naturally striking features, before adding a pop of colour to her toned-down ensemble with a vibrant coral lip as she posed effortlessly for cameras
ABC is broadcasting the prestigious awards show live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
Nighttime talk show funnyman Jimmy Kimmel hosts Hollywood's glitziest ceremony this year with entertainers Justin Timberlake, Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Legend and Sting performing during the night.
Ahead of the awards Kimmel told USA Today that he's promising humor and respect.
'I think I have a pretty good sense this is not the Comedy Central Roast,' he joked.
'That’s not to say I won’t be making fun of people and things. I will but I do recognize for a lot of people this is the biggest night of their professional lives and the last thing I want to do is ruin it for someone.
Elegant: The British actress oozed elegance as she posed for cameras, showing off her beautiful look from every angle
Glamorous: Felicity finished her look with a glamorous slick of eyeliner and lashings of mascara as she flashed a soft smile at cameras and fans
Suited and booted: Meanwhile singer Sting, 65, pulled on his best black tuxedo as he arrived with his wife Trudie Styler
The 49-year-old admitted that he was feeling the pressure to do well.
'It’s one thing to bomb on a Wednesday night in front of three million people,' he said. 'But it’s another thing entirely to bomb at the Oscars. It stays with you your whole life.'
The annual awards ceremony hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes excellence in cinematic achievements in the film industry as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
Romantic showbiz musical La La Land topped the Oscars nominations list with a whopping 14 nods.
The number ties the record set by Titanic and All About Eve and has a chance to beat the record 11 Oscars that have been won by Ben-Hur, Titanic and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
Its 10 other nominations came in nine categories.
After last year's #OscarsSoWhite controversy, seven of the 20 actors nominated for awards are non-white.
Industry pundits had predicted that a number of black actors and filmmakers would be recognized this year, after calls for a boycott erupted last year when no black actors were among the 20 nominees in the main acting categories.
In a bid to address the issue, the Academy subsequently named nearly 700 new members, almost half of them women and nearly as many people of color.
The Academy's board of governors has vowed to double the number of female and ethnic minority members by 2020.
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