Best moments on the Oscars 2020 red carpet
They’re bringing glitz and glam to the 92nd Academy Awards at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. See highlights in the gallery above.
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The red carpet saw lots of sparkle
Big, puffy, peplum sleeves also made a comeback on the Oscars red carpet
The Oscars red carpet started with an unwelcome guest – hard rain and a blast of cold air.
Rain was a possibility for Sunday, so the carpet is protected with a large tent. But just as stars like Billy Porter and Tamron Hall arrived, the skies above the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood opened up in a downpour.
The position of some camera crews had them just outside the tent, sending them scrambling to find tarps and plastic to protect their gear.
“Oh my God the tent is leaking,” said one photographer who noticed a hole over the massive Oscars sign.
Harried staff are running around with squeegees trying to bump excess water off the tent.
Temperatures were in the high 50s on Sunday, which is considered cold in Los Angeles.
The downpour didn’t dampen the red carpet looks of early arrivals, including Porter. The “Pose” star wore a glistening, gold metallic top with a feather effect and a full skirt depicting the interior of the Cupola Room at Kensington Palace.
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Last year, metallic was queen of the carpet, with stars Jennifer Lopez, Glenn Close and Brie Larson all sparkling head to toe.
If this year’s red carpets, like the award shows themselves, serve as Oscar bellwethers, then keep an eye out for puffy sleeves, satin dresses, and — most notably — sequins.
One show-stopping example: “Harriet” nominee Cynthia Erivo rocked a sparkling tuxedo-inspired gown that took 800 hours to make at the 2020 Golden Globes red carpet.
Fellow acting nominees Charlize Theron, Laura Dern, Margot Robbie, Scarlett Johansson, Saoirse Ronan and Florence Pugh also wore sequin dresses in recent public appearances.
Compared to the Met Gala, the Oscars red carpet doesn’t typically push the envelope.
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This doesn’t mean those “wow” moments won’t happen. Cher’s 1986 getup, featuring a massive feathered headdress and revealing two-piece gown, still makes headlines, and more recently, Billy Porter’s gender-bending tuxedo dress in 2019 had everyone and their grandma tweeting.
Keep an eye out for Erivo and Pugh — both made bold statements in previous 2020 red carpet appearances with big, bold and colorful looks.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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