Taking place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday evening, the 91st Academy Awards honors actors as well as behind-the-scenes heroes who helped bring some of the most memorable movies to life over the past year. Films that are leading nominations tonight include Black Panther, A Star Is Born as well as Bohemian Rhapsody.
Celebrities graced the red carpet before the eventful night began, donning floor-sweeping gowns and sleek suits — including bespoke pieces that were especially created for the black-tie affair.
Crazy Rich Asians actress Constance Wu showed up in a princess-worthy, buttercup yellow gown by Versace, while her co-star Awkwafina dressed as her usual, effortlessly cool self in metallic lilac suiting. Gemma Chan, who plays the stylish Astrid in the celebrated romantic-comedy, got fitted by Valentino in a sculptural, fluorescent pink gown.
SZA turned heads with her angelic, custom off-the-shoulder dress by Vivienne Westwood. Alongside collaborator Kendrick Lamar, she’s nominated in the Original Song category for their Black Panther single, “All the Stars.”
Emma Stone, who’s nominated for best Supporting Actress with The Favourite, stole the spotlight in a gleaming Louis Vuitton dress. Ashley Graham looked as stunning as ever in a body-hugging, black tube gown. Amandla Stenberg served up a Great Gatsby moment with her ’20s-inspired, silver beaded dress.
When it comes to the most talked-about look of the night, Pose star Billy Porter really nailed it. Wearing a Christian Siriano Tuxedo gown, the actor literally pushed the boundaries of the Oscars dress code. As he reflects in an article published on Vogue: ”this look was interesting because it’s not drag. I’m not a drag queen, I’m a man in a dress.”