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Oscars 2019: The Red Carpet

Billy Porter
Billy Porter

The Oscars red carpet arrivals are often more surprising than the Academy Awards ceremony itself. While we can sometimes predict which of our favorite movie stars are taking home golden statuettes, good luck predicting what Lady Gaga will wear this year.

One thing's for sure: The red carpet fashions promise to be just as bold, glittery, glamorous — and even political — as they always are. Here's a photo recap of some of the most memorable looks at the 91st Academy Awards.

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Regina King
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Regina King

(Left to right) Michael B. Jordan, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira and Winston Duke
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(Left to right) Michael B. Jordan, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira and Winston Duke

Lady Gaga
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Lady Gaga

Mahershala Ali, left, and Amatus Sami-Karim, right
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Mahershala Ali, left, and Amatus Sami-Karim, right

Amandla Stenberg
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Amandla Stenberg

Nora Lum, known by the stage name Awkwafina
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Nora Lum, known by the stage name Awkwafina

Glenn Close
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Glenn Close

Stephan James
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Stephan James

Adam Driver
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Adam Driver

Keegan-Michael Key
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Keegan-Michael Key

Angela Bassett
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Angela Bassett

Brie Larson, left, and Samuel L. Jackson, right
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Brie Larson, left, and Samuel L. Jackson, right

SZA
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SZA

Amy Adams
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Amy Adams

Sam Elliott
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Sam Elliott

Rachel Weisz
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Rachel Weisz

Hannah Beachler
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Hannah Beachler

Allison Janney, left, and Emma Stone, right
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Allison Janney, left, and Emma Stone, right

KiKi Layne
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KiKi Layne

James McAvoy
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James McAvoy

Tina Fey, left, Maya Rudolph, center, and Amy Poehler, right
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Tina Fey, left, Maya Rudolph, center, and Amy Poehler, right

Chadwick Boseman
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Chadwick Boseman

NPR's Nina Totenberg appears on the Oscars red carpet and in the documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, <em>RBG.</em>
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NPR's Nina Totenberg appears on the Oscars red carpet and in the documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, <em>RBG.</em>

Emma Stone
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Emma Stone

Chris Evans
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Chris Evans

Sarah Paulson
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Sarah Paulson

Queen Latifah
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Queen Latifah

Olivia Colman
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Olivia Colman

Bradley Cooper
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Bradley Cooper

Jennifer Lopez, left, and Alex Rodriguez, right
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Jennifer Lopez, left, and Alex Rodriguez, right

Rami Malek
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Rami Malek

Christian Bale, left, and Sibi Blazic, right
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Christian Bale, left, and Sibi Blazic, right

Charlize Theron
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Charlize Theron

Helen Mirren and Sam Rockwell
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Helen Mirren and Sam Rockwell

Spike Lee
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Spike Lee

Jason Momoa, left, and Lisa Bonet, right
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Jason Momoa, left, and Lisa Bonet, right

Willem Dafoe
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Willem Dafoe

Yalitza Aparicio, left, and Marina de Tavira, right
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Yalitza Aparicio, left, and Marina de Tavira, right

Michelle Yeoh
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Michelle Yeoh

Ben Falcone, left, and Melissa McCarthy, right
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Ben Falcone, left, and Melissa McCarthy, right

Linda Cardellini, left, and Octavia Spencer, right
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Linda Cardellini, left, and Octavia Spencer, right

Constance Wu
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Constance Wu

Olivia Grant, left, and Richard E. Grant, right
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Olivia Grant, left, and Richard E. Grant, right

Elaine Welteroth, left, and Maria Menounos, right
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Elaine Welteroth, left, and Maria Menounos, right