The Oscars are the last stop on the yearly awards show circuit -- and what a fashionable finale it was!
Many saved their best look for last, making the race for the title of Hollywood's best dressed a close one. But there were a few who stood out among the rest.
Best Dressed: Lupita Nyong'o
She was the belle of the ball in custom pale blue Prada (and arguably one of the most highly anticipated celebrities to see). She's impressed all awards season with her striking sense of style and didn't disappoint in this pastel parade of pleats.
Most Unexpected Style Statement: Kate Hudson
She was the style surprise of the night in an elegant white beaded Versace gown with cape. Her name wasn't among those expected to make a particularly strong style statement on the red carpet, but this fashion pick put her near the top of the best dressed list.
Queen of Darkness: Charlize Theron
Of all the darker gowns that juxtaposed the night's pastel and neutral palettes, this Dior gown took the crown. The plunging neckline and mermaid bottom helped her bring the drama.
Best Salute to Sparkle: Angelina Jolie
By her standards, it was a quiet night. No sexy skirt slits or va-va-voom Hollywood glamour to steal the spotlight from partner Brad Pitt. But she showed off a softer side in a cascade of sparkles over sheers by Elie Saab. So chic!
Best Red Carpet Comeback: Sandra Bullock
The Sandra Bullock who stunned Sunday in an Alexander McQueen gown was not the same Sandra Bullock we've seen at other awards shows this season. At this one, she excelled at dressing for her body type, hair color and complexion -- and, as a result, she emanated elegance. She managed to redeem herself from recent red carpet picks that felt like forced (and failed) efforts at being trendy, such as her colorblocked gown from the Golden Globes. Nice improvement!