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2019 OSCARS RED CARPET: Dramatic Shoulders, High Slits, Ballgown Realness - Celebs Showed Out For The Biggest Night In Awards Season

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Black Hollywood showed up and showed all the way out for the biggest night in awards season. Go inside to see lewks served up by Regina King, Jennifer Hudson, Amandla Stenberg, Billy Porter and tons more ....

It's here!

The biggest night in awards season is here and the stars have aligned for the 91st Annual Academy Awards, which is being held at the Hollywood and Highland Center. Celebs hit the carpet, serving up old Hollywood glam, gorgeous gowns, and debonair suits.

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Oscar buzz has been following Regina King all awards season and with very good reason. She killed it in If Beale Street Could Talk.

On the carpet, she said it felt good to represent literary icon James Baldwin, dubbing it a "mind blowing" experience. Before accepting the role, she said she told her agent not to send her anymore "mom roles." She was done with them. However, after reading Beale Street and finding out Barry Jenkins was behind it, she had to do it.

The Oscar nominee brought the old Hollywood glam vibes in a white strapless Oscar de la Renta gown with a high slit. She said she picked this dress because Beale Street is a film about the fabric of America and Oscar de la Renta is an American designer, so it fit.

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Fit like a glove!

The 48-year-old actress didn't have to wait long to find out she just won her FIRST Oscar! Regina won in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk. CONGRATS!

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Then this happened on the carpet....

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Billy Porter hit the carpet for a total takeover. The “Pose” actor rolled up on the carpet in black velvet ball gown with a full skirt and train, custom designed by Christian Siriano.

The "Kinky Boots" actor tweeted, “When you come to the Oscars, you must dress up. Thanks @CSiriano for creating this custom couture masterpiece. @OscarHeymanBros you have outdone yourselves with your iconic jewels. Style by @sammyratelle Grooming by Anna Bernabe.”

He's the first man to wear a dress on the red carpet at the Oscars. And his partner was there to cheer him on.

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Dramatic one-shouldered gowns were seemingly a trend on the carpet and Jennifer Hudson pulled it off effortlessly. The Oscar winner hit the carpet in this ruffled Elie Saab number before she hit the stage to perform "I'll Fight," a track from the RBG film.

Come through dramatics! Hannah Beachler's look was EVERYTHING. The Black Panther production designer became the first African-American to be nominated for — and now WIN— an Oscar in production design. Woot!


Black Panther breakout star Letitia Wright looked like a princess in a gold Dior dress from the Fall 2018 Haute Couture collection.

Wakanda Forever! The Black Panther crew - Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Ryan Coolger and his wife Zinzi Evan -hit the carpet dripping of Black Excellence.

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Black Panther queen mother Angela Bassett stole the spotlight on the red carpet in this custom fuchsia Reem Acra gown that featured an exaggerated shoulder and front slit. She paired her look with Casadei shoes and a Judith Leiber bag.

Tennis superstar Serena Williams showed off her curves in a body-hugging Armani gown and looked amazing. She'll be presenting the Best Picture award along with a slew of other celebs.

"STAR" actress Queen Latifah rocked this geometric Michael Costello gown before getting to her presenting duties. She joined Serena and several others, including Congressman John Lewis, Amandla Stenberg, Trevor Noah, Chef José Andrés, Dana Carvey, Diego Luna, Tom Morello, Mike Myers, and Barbra Streisand to introduce and share their reflections on the Best Picture-nominated movies.

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The Hate U Give actress Amandla Stenberg served up throwback vibes in a ’20s-inspired Miu Miu gown with fringe details. On the carpet, she opened up about how she took herself out of the audition process for Black Panther.

CREED II star Tessa Thompson wore a black bustier Chanel haute couture dress with gold embroidery and Chanel Fine jewels.


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Although she won't be hitting the stage, singer SZA still showed up at the Oscars. She rocked a Vivienne Westwood concoction and custom dyed Stuart Weitzman sandals. Hmmm....

Black Panther's "All The Stars," featuring Kendrick Lamar and SZA, was nominated for Best Original Song category. Find out why they didn't perform  HERE.

Another one! 

Jennifer Lopez never disappoints on a red carpet. Before hitting the stage to present, the Second Act actress stunned in this long-sleeve mirror mosaic Tom Ford gown.

And, of course, JLo's beau Alex Rodriguez wasn't far behind.

It's a big night for Spike Lee! The famed director - above wearing black designer Ozwald Boateng's custom suit and custom made gold Jordans alongside his wife Tonya Lewis Lee -  earned his first ever Best Directing nomination for BlacKKKlansman. He scored three nominations total as his dramedy flick was also nominated for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.  And he went home a winner.

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He paid homage his iconic film Do The Right Thing.

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Director Barry Jenkins - whose If Beale Street Could Talk earned him a nomination in the Best Adapted Screenplay category - hit the carpet with film writer Lulu Wang.

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Y'all! This is 94 and FAB! Living Legend Cicely Tyson looked amazing in a feather-embroidered B. Michael gown. See her in action below:



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Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, who's starring in the upcoming thriller MAMA, kept it classy in Christian Siriano on the carpet.

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Presenter Brian Tyree Henry, who stars in multiple movies nominated tonight, kept it dapper on the carpet. He's also starring in a movie with Melissa McCarthy that'll be released this Christmas, and presented together.

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All the fun! "black-ish" star Jenifer Lewis helped "RuPaul Drag Race" star Shangela with her dress on the carpet. By the way, Jenifer looked GREAT in her custom copper Diego Montoya suit. Shangela also rocked a gown from the same designer.

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If Beale Street Could Talk actor Stephan James rocked a custom ETRO suit. Not sure we're feeling these white shoes though. Or the look as a whole honestly.

Beale Street starlet Kiki Layne, who was tapped to present, sashayed down the carpet in Atelier Versace. STUNNING!

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Avengers:Infinity War star Samuel L Jackson, who was nominated for an Oscar in 1995, cleaned up in an all black suit to present.

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Famed musician Questlove, who mentioned he's currently on the Keto diet while on the carpet, was all smiles.

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One of our fave couples showed up on the carpet. Hollywood producer DeVon Franklin and Megan Good were totally goals as they posed it up on the carpet. Hot.

The blonde bombshell posed it up in a high slit Georges Chakra gown.

Oscars King Mahershala Ali - who won Best Supporting Actor and Best Picture for Green Book - was joined by his wife Amatus Sami-Karim before his big night. The Green Book star rocked a black brocade Ermenegildo Zegna tuxedo and topped his look off with a BURRIS by Gigi Burris "Sharina" hat.

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman was all boo'd up with his girlfriend Taylor Simone.

Black Panther's Ryan Coogler and his pregnant wife Zinzi Evans bumped along on the carpet looking like royalty.

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Jordan Peele's Oscar nominations for BlacKkKlansman and Get Out make him the first black producer nominated twice for Best Picture. His wife Chelsea Peretti was on his arm to support.

Actor David Oyelowo paid tribute to his Nigerian roots in a custom ETRO tuxedo as he snapped it up alongside his wife Jessica Oyelowo.

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Married couple Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet both wore blush-colored custom Karl Lagerfield (RIP) ensembles for their first time at the Oscars. Lisa's dress is from the last collection for Fendi. On the carpet, they revealed their son son Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha, 10, cried when he thought Jason got hurt in the movie, Aquaman.

Parents night out! Superproducer Pharrell Williams hit the carpet with his wife Helen Lasichanh before presenting.

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star Terry Crews and his wife Rebecca King-Crews - who debuted a new hair color - were in the mix.

Oscar winning rapper Juicy J and his wife Regina Perera held hands as they made their way down the carpet.

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DJ M.O.S. and DJ Kiss served up coupledom vibes.

Celebrity stylist June Ambrose worked this feathered Ashi Studio number with Brian Atwood pumps.

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On the carpet, "SNL" star Maya Rudolph revealed she's in a new movie called Wine Country with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. Are we feelin' her look?

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Congressman John Lewis made his way on the carpet before presenting alongside Amandla Stenberg.

Filmmaker Tyler Perry made his way on the carpet in a Ermenegildo Zegna suit.

Famed director John Singleton - who became the first African-American to be nominated for Best Director back in '92 - was on the Oscars scene.

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"EXTRA" co-host Tanika Ray didn't let rain drops stop her Oscars flex as she worked the carpet in custom blue gown by STELLO.

E! correspondent Zuri Hall looked gorgeous in her princess gown and natural curls.

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ACCESS correspondent Sibley Scoles brought the Kamoni Collection on the red carpet.

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Former Teen Vogue's Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth stunned for her first Oscars appearance in this Celia Kritharioti Couture creation with embroidery and sequins.  She hosted the red carpet for ABC.

Photos: Getty/Splash/Instar

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