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Oscars 2019: Best Dressed

These looks were fire

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Regina King

Coming into the night as a heavy favorite for Best Actress has obviously given Regina King that extra confidence boost because the If Beale Street Could Talk star looks incredible in this white, slit-leg gown, and her simple hairstyle makes it even more elegant. Regina King is a queen.

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Constance Wu

The color of this comfy-looking gown took us all the way back to Michelle Williams' iconic piece from 2006. Not only was it a slick hue, but the fit of the dress looked even more perfect in motion on the red carpet with those fluid pleats. More like Constance Woohoo!

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Melissa McCarthy

This elegant pantsuit with a pearl cape overlay is so modern and flattering on the returning Oscar nominee.

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Octavia Spencer

So simple. So ravishing. This deep blue color is an amazing match for Octavia Spencer's goergous skin ton, and the fit and flow of the design looks like she stepped right out of a fairy tale.

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Henry Golding

As if we weren't already crushing so hard on Henry Golding, he came out to the Oscars wearing this dashing, albeit traditional look and makes our hearts swell even more so. So what if it looks like a groomsman getup? That only makes us even more jelly of his wife.

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Gemma Chan

Whereas Linda Cardellini and Kacey Musgraves' similarly pink and flowing gowns were structurally too bizarre to work, Gemma Chan's airy piece has some major strengths that set it apart. The popped collar still gives her neck room to breathe, the bodice of the dress is just heaping enough and she's got pockets on this thing. You can't beat a dress that has pockets.

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Nicholas Hoult

Dare to be bold, Nicholas Hoult. The side-swiped design of this tux is novel and gives him an extra air of esteem. Having Joe Alwyn as arm candy doesn't hurt either.

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Helen Mirren

Who cares if this dress looks like it might be found in the junior prom section? Helen Mirren is an ageless beauty, and here she's showing us that she knows it. Queen on, queen.

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Emma Stone

She might look a little like a glittery waffle or like she slapped on some dragon scales, but it's hard to look away from this dress, and that's kind of the point, isn't it?

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Michelle Yeoh

The Crazy Rich Asians star looks like an absolute dream in this structured gown with exciting embellishments.

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Yalitza Aparicio

This Roma star is one of the sweethearts of the entire awards season, which makes her bright and boisterous one-shouldered gown that much more alluring.

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We might've changed the shade of that necktie just a scosh to make it more distinct from this suit, but we love the Purple Rain aesthetic all the same.

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Marie Kondo

True to her own method, Marie Kondo avoided being too cluttered with this delicate lace dress.

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Billy Porter

This will undoubtedly be one of the most talked-about pieces of the night and for good reason: Billy Porter totally owned this innovative gender-bending tux-gown and reminded us that the old rules no longer have to apply to pull off a lush look.

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Charlize Theron

Ditching her usual bombshell look for the Oscars, Charlize Theron came along to remind everyone what a classic chameleon she is in this slate grey matron piece with a snaking wrap necklace. The dark bob is a little dull, but the dress is so slick and unexpected.

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Emilia Clarke

She may star as the Mother of Dragons, but in real life, she's the queen of sparkle.

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Amandla Stenberg

This dripping metallic gown may not be reinventing the wheel, but it does help to remind everyone that this now-20-year-old actress is no longer the little girl we all cried over in The Hunger Games.

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Elsie Fisher

Between the dainty barrette and this tie piece, Elsie Fisher's pantsuit ensemble is fresh and funky, and the rigid shape of each piece brings a lot of the requisite attitude to the ensemble.

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Glenn Close

Channeling Oscars gold, Glenn Close was a sight tonight, that's for sure. The length of this cape is all drama, and we love it.

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Richard E. Grant

Inarguably the cutest thing to ever happen to Oscars Twitter, nominee Richard E. Grant continued his playful streak with this ruby coat that wouldn't work on just about anyone else but suits him just fine.

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Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah's confidence could carry her through any style selection, but we're especially heart eyes emoji over this form-fitting glistening gown.

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Brie Larson

Captain Marvel herself made sure to get in on the metallic trend -- we dunno if she borrowed some vibranium from Cap's shield or Bucky's bionic arm to forge her own power suit, but she looks tough and still tidy at the same time.

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Chris Evans

In addition to being the best Chris in Hollywood, Chris Evans is also a snappy dresser with this crushed velvet teal jacket.

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Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman has consistently rocked any given red carpet, and the Oscars were no exception as he suited up with this glimmering blue jacket and flare-legged pants.

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Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd is pretty much aging in reverse, and this navy tuxedo only adds to the effect of him being one of the fresh-faced members of all of Hollywood. Again.

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Allison Janney

Allison Janney was the one who sounded the alarm about her almost not being here, and we're sure glad she set that matter straight because she came to this event to werk, judging by this blazer-style black gown that makes us want to fetch her coffee and pick up her dry cleaning like the boss she is.