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A gallery of images from the Academy Awards in Los Angeles

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Rooney Mara, best actress nominee for her role in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," is the girl in the see-through dress on the Oscars red carpet Sunday.

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Penelope Cruz is a knockout on the Oscars red carpet Sunday.

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Sacha Baron Cohen walks the red carpet as General Aladeen, the character he plays in his upcoming film "The Dictator."

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Meryl Streep is solid gold on the Oscars red carpet Sunday.

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Sandra Bullock goes with black and white on the red carpet Sunday.

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Glenn Close went with green on the Oscars red carpet Sunday.

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Jennifer Lopez wears a stretchy substance on the Oscars red carpet Sunday.

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Michelle Williams hits the Oscars red carpet Sunday.

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Natalie Portman on the Oscars red carpet Sunday.

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Cameron Diaz is creamy on the Oscars red carpet Sunday.

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Jean Dujardin of France, best actor nominee for his role in "The Artist," on the Oscars red carpet Sunday.

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George Clooney, best actor nominee for his role in "The Descendants," and his girlfriend Stacy Keibler on the Oscars red carpet Sunday.

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The man standing next to Melissa Leo on the Oscars red carpet can't believe what she just said to him.

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Representing France, the Power Couple of the Night: Berenice Bejo, best supporting actress nominee for her role in "The Artist", and her husband, Michel Hazanavicius, best director nominee for the same film.

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The full Bejo.

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Viola Davis, best actress nominee for her role in "The Help", on the Oscars red carpet Sunday.

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The full Viola

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Maya Rudolph of the film "Bridemaids" on the Oscars red carpet Sunday.

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Actress Leslie Mann posed on the Oscars red carpet Sunday.

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Melissa McCarthy, best supporting actress nominee for her role in "Bridesmaids," on the Oscars red carpet Sunday.

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Canada's own Christopher Plummer was the picture of aging male elegance on the Oscars red carpet Sunday.

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Virginia Madsen had the hardest working train-wrangler on the Oscar red carpet Sunday.

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Lea Thompson on the red carpet

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Milla Jovovich was among the first to hit the red carpet at the Oscars on Sunday. They could have rolled it up right then and there and moved on to the awards ceremony, frankly.

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We rest our case.

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We were obliged to continue, however. Penelope Ann Miller from "The Artist" on the Oscars red carpet.

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Jessica Chastain, best supporting actress nominee for her role in "The Help," on the Oscars red carpet Sunday.

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James Cromwell could have tried harder on the Oscars red carpet Sunday night in Los Angeles.

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Judy Greer from the film "The Descendants" mixed black and less black.

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Jane Seymour went with red on the Oscars carpet of the same colour Sunday.

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A powdery blue Missi Pyle on the Oscars red carpet Sunday.

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Shailene Woodley from "The Descendants" on the Oscars red carpet Sunday.

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