Best Dressed at the 2008 Academy Awards

Goodbye strike, hello glam! See the most stunning stars – Cameron! Jennifer! – at this year's Oscars. By Melissa Liebling-Goldberg

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CAMERON DIAZ

CAMERON DIAZ
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The ponytailed presenter keeps her beach-girl cool in a pale pink Dior by

John Galliano bustier gown, Bulgari jewels, Roger Vivier clutch and minimal

makeup.

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JENNIFER GARNER

JENNIFER GARNER
Axelle/Bauer-Griffin

Smoldering her way down the red carpet, the actress sizzles in a black silk

taffeta Oscar de la Renta fishtail gown, major Van Cleef amp Arpels diamonds,

Roger Vivier clutch and a deeply parted updo.

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ANNE HATHAWAY

ANNE HATHAWAY
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The presenter is a modern goddess in her flowered and draped red Marchesa gown,

Harry Winston diamonds and sleek ponytail.

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JESSICA ALBA

JESSICA ALBA
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The mom-to-be, who tells Ryan Seacrest that she's in her "third trimester,"

glows in her deep-purple feathered Marchesa gown and Cartier diamonds.

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CATE BLANCHETT

CATE BLANCHETT
Kevork Djansezian/AP

The expectant double-nominee – for Best Actress and Best Supporting

Actress – is fashion-forward in a deep blue satin Dries Van Noten gown, Lorraine Schwartz jewels and a

Roger Vivier clutch.

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PENéLOPE CRUZ

PENéLOPE CRUZ
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The always-glamorous star sweeps down the red carpet in a Chanel Haute

Couture navy feather embroidered gown – designed by Karl Lagerfeld just

for her, no less! – accessorized with a Roger Vivier clutch and Chopard

diamonds.

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NICOLE KIDMAN

NICOLE KIDMAN
Kevork Djansezian/AP

The mom-to-be keeps her custom Balenciaga gown and Bottega Veneta clutch simple, putting the focus on her 1,399-carat diamond necklace designed by L'Wren Scott – and of course, her baby bump!

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MILEY CYRUS

MILEY CYRUS
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The young star is perfectly in step on the red carpet in her scarlet

Valentino chiffon gown, Neil Lane jewels, Mary Norton clutch and a curly ponytail.

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MARION COTILLARD

MARION COTILLARD
Kevork Djansezian/AP

The Best Actress nominee is a modern mermaid in her intricately detailed

custom-made Jean Paul Gaultier gown, Chopard diamond necklace and ring, and

Daniel Swarovski clutch.

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HILARY SWANK

HILARY SWANK
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The two-time Oscar winner shows off her award-worthy physique in a clinging

Atelier Versace black gown, Ferragamo clutch and Chopard diamonds.

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ELLEN PAGE

ELLEN PAGE
Kevork Djansezian/AP

The youngest Best Actress nominee wears the oldest gown, hitting the red

carpet in a vintage black Jean Louis Scherrer dress and a 19th-century

natural pearl and rock crystal rondelle Fred Leighton chain.

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RENéE ZELLWEGER

RENéE ZELLWEGER
Jeff Vespa/WireImage

The Oscar winner goes for the silver in her hand embroidered Carolina

Herrera gown and Cartier jewels.

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KATHERINE HEIGL

KATHERINE HEIGL
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Red is the color of the night – the newlywed is simply stunning in

her crimson silk georgette Escada column gown, Ryan Ryan jewels and Jimmy Choo shoes and clutch.

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AMY ADAMS

AMY ADAMS
Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Looking totally glamorous in her emerald green strapless Proenza Schouler gown

and Fred Leighton diamonds isn't enough for this star – the Enchanted actress also performed a nominated song from the movie

during the show.

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HELEN MIRREN

HELEN MIRREN
Carlos Diaz/INF

Last year's Best Actress winner is regal on the red carpet in her

custom-made ruby red satin Georges Chakra gown with Swarovski crystal sleeves, Kathrine Baumann clutch

and H. Stern and Fred Leighton diamonds.

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JENNIFER HUDSON

JENNIFER HUDSON
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Last year's Best Supporting Actress winner is totally glam in her white

beaded Roberto Cavalli gown and Neil Lane diamonds – and not a bolero in site!

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KERI RUSSELL

KERI RUSSELL
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The new mom shows off her svelte shape in a strapless champagne organza

bustier Nina Ricci evening dress and a 46-carat-diamond H. Stern necklace.

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LAURA LINNEY

LAURA LINNEY
Kevork Djansezian/AP

The Best Actress nominee is elegant in a midnight silk bustle-back Michael

Kors gown, dramatic Cathy Waterman jewels and Ferragamo bag and heels.

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KRISTIN CHENOWETH

KRISTIN CHENOWETH
Amy Sancetta/AP

One of the night's performers – for the nominated song "That's How You

Know," from Enchanted – goes for old-fashioned sex appeal in

her black and rose Armani Privé gown, Tiffany amp Co diamond jewelry and Fred Leighton diamond

hair clips.

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AMY RYAN

AMY RYAN
Kevork Djansezian/AP

The Best Supporting Actress is classic in a one-shouldered navy Calvin Klein

column gown and H. Stern diamond earrings and bracelet.

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HEIDI KLUM

HEIDI KLUM
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The Project Runway host goes for high drama in a Haute Couture by

John Galliano gown and Heidi Klum for Mouawad jewels. The red silk taffeta stunner will be auctioned off

online to beneft Red Heart Truth charity.

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