Stars hit red carpet at Oscars

00:41, Feb 28 2011
Academy Awards 2011: On the red carpet
UNDERCOVER: An Oscar statue is uncovered in preparation for the 83rd Academy Awards in Hollywood, California.
Academy Awards 2011: On the red carpet
GOLDMAN SLACKS: An Oscar statue is seen beneath plastic sheeting during preparations for the 83rd Academy Awards in Hollywood.
Academy Awards 2011: On the red carpet
TEN MINUTES TO CURTAIN: A worker puts finishing touches to an Oscar archway during preparations for the 83rd Academy Awards.
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Valentino hits the red carpet at the Oscars.
Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence hits the red carpet at the Oscars.
Cheryl Hines
Cheryl Hines arrives at the 83rd Academy Awards.
Cheryl Hines
Cheryl Hines arrives at the 83rd Academy Awards.
Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence hits the red carpet at the Oscars.
Mallika Sherawat
India's Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat arrives at the 83rd Academy Awards in Hollywood.
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Mila Kunis arrives at the Academy Awards.
Melissa Leo
Melissa Leo arrives at the Oscars.
Hailee Steinfeld
Hailee Steinfeld, best supporting actress nominee for her role in True Grit, is pictured arriving at the 83rd Academy Awards.
Hailee Steinfeld
Hailee Steinfeld, best supporting actress nominee for her role in True Grit, is pictured arriving at the 83rd Academy Awards.
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Oscars host Anne Hathaway arrives at the Academy Awards.
Mandy Moore
Mandy Moore on the red carpet at the Oscars.
Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett on the red carpet at the Academy Awards.
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Michelle Williams arrives at the Academy Awards.
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Russell Brand arrives at the Academy Awards with his mum, Barbara.
 Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson arrives before the 83rd Academy Awards.
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Amy Adams arrives at the Academy Awards.
Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake arrives before the 83rd Academy Awards.
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman hits the red carpet at the Oscars.
Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank arrives before the 83rd Academy Awards.
Halle Berry
Halle Berry arrives at the Oscars.
Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz
Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz on the red carpet at the Oscars.
Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren on the red carpet at the Academy Awards.
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Sharon Stone arrives at the Academy Awards.
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Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield arrive at the Academy Awards.
Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon arrives before the 83rd Academy Awards.
Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock, left, talks with Brazilian model Camila Alves while arriving before the 83rd Academy Awards.
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Colin Firth and his wife Livia Giuggioli arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards in Hollywood.
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Trent Reznor arrives at the Academy Awards.
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Scarlett Johansson and actor Jeremy Renner arrive at the Academy Awards.
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Jennifer Hudson arrives at the Academy Awards.
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter arrives at the Oscars.

Who will rule the red carpet at this year's Oscars and who will find themselves on the worst dressed list?

The stars have started arriving for the 83rd annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.

BALLET-INSPIRED

Mila Kunis, in a lavender, lacy, Elie Saab talked about how she prepared for her role in Black Swan, saying she lost weight by eating a calorie controlled diet and danced for several hours a day, every day.

Cate Blanchett also chose to wear lavender.

Many actresses seem to have taken their cue from Black Swan on the red carpet.

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Hailee Steinfeld, who is nominated for Best Actress for her turn in True Grit wore a ballerina-inspired Marchesa gown, while Mandy Moore wore a Monique Lhuillier gown with an elegant updo.

Florence Welch, who will perform at the ceremony, looked ethereal in a Valentino dress which highlighted her porcelain complexion.

HOT COLOURS

Co-host Anne Hathaway fell back onto her favourite colour - red.

She was one of many actresses who opted to heat up the red carpet in bold hues.

Jennifer Lawrence, who is up for a Best Actress nomination, looked stunning in a red dress by Calvin Klein Collection, opting for natural make-up and hair and minimal jewellery.

Sandra Bullock also wore a red gown by Vera Wang.

Jennifer Hudson wore a tangerine orange Versace gown, saying she didn't want to take her dress off when she first tried it on three days ago.

GOING HIGHER

Amy Adams wore a navy blue sequinned L'Wren Scott dress with a high neckline and a daring split up the side of the gown.

Michelle Williams also plumped for a dress with a high neckline and capped sleeves.

AIMING FOR YOUNG AUDIENCE

Today's Oscars presentation will feature two youthful co-hosts, actors James Franco, 32, and Anne Hathaway, 28, marking the first time a man and woman have presided over the Oscars.

Hathaway is the youngest person to MC what is annually the second most-watched TV show in the United States and broadcast live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

The King's Speech and Facebook film The Social Network are widely considered front-runners to be named best movie by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Best actress and actor nominees including Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman, Javier Bardem and Colin Firth will parade up the red carpet outside Hollywood's Kodak Theater in fashionable gowns and tuxedos ahead of the ceremony on Sunday night.

Producers say the ceremony, at which more than 20 awards will be given out in just over three hours, is meant to connect movie fans to the Hollywood of old, while also giving a nod to the future with web cams and Twitter feeds.

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