People.com Lifestyle Style Oscars 2011 Best Dressed Check out the most glamorous gowns, stunning jewels and elegant updos of Hollywood's biggest night – down to the last detail By Alex Apatoff Alex Apatoff Instagram Twitter Alex Apatoff is the Executive Editor of PEOPLE Digital. She has been with the brand for more than a decade, holding various roles on the Style and Beauty team before becoming the site's Lifestyle Director to coordinate the work across the commerce, evergreen, features and marketing teams. Prior to her role at PEOPLE, Alex worked at Us Weekly (where, among other things, she oversaw the Fashion Police pages) and graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelors in Journalism. People Editorial Guidelines Published on January 13, 2011 05:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email 01 of 19 REESE WITHERSPOON Frazer Harrison/Getty Va-va-voom! The goes ’60s chic in a black-and-white Giorgio Armani Privé number, worn with a voluminous retro updo. She finishes her look with $1 million worth of Neil Lane diamond and emerald jewelry. 02 of 19 NATALIE PORTMAN Jason Merritt/Getty The pregnant showed off her growing bump in an off-the-shoulder, empire-waisted violet Rodarte with Swarovski crystal beading, Jimmy Choo heels, a Roger Vivier clutch, and Tiffany & Co. jewelry. But the highlight of the night? “I’m very, very excited to watch the show,” the Best Actress winner said on the red carpet. 03 of 19 SANDRA BULLOCK Frazer Harrison/Getty The – and last year’s Best Actress winner! – is striking in a strapless, scarlet Vera Wang gown, crimson VBH clutch and Harry Winston earrings and bangle. 04 of 19 AMY ADAMS Jason Merritt/Getty The Best Supporting Actress wears double the sparkles in a glittering purple L’Wren Scott cap-sleeved gown, Salvatore Ferragamo shoes and $1,350,000 of Cartier diamond jewelry, including a bracelet and necklace, each containing more than 30 carats of emeralds. 05 of 19 HALLE BERRY John Shearer/Getty To present, the shows off her flawless figure in a Marchesa nude crystal-encrusted gown with ruffled train, Christian Louboutin peep-toes and 10-carat diamond Neil Lane earrings. 06 of 19 GWYNETH PALTROW Steve Granitz/WireImage The is Country Strong – and oh-so-chic – in a fluid metallic Calvin Klein Collection column, Brian Atwood pumps and stick-straight strands. She finishes the look with Louis Vuitton high jewelry earrings, ring and brooch. 07 of 19 JENNIFER HUDSON Steve Granitz/WireImage “I said I want to sleep with it! I never wanted to take it off!” glamour girl says of her striking Atelier Versace tangerine halter gown with a dramatic train. She accessorizes with 165 carats of Neil Lane diamonds! 08 of 19 MILA KUNIS Jason Merritt/Getty The Black Swan is lovely in a plunging lavender lace Elie Saab Haute Couture gown with a grosgrain ribbon waist and peekaboo detailing, which she pairs with Neil Lane diamonds. 09 of 19 PENéLOPE CRUZ Kyle Rover/startraks Oh baby! Just weeks after having her son, the supports Best Actor nominee husband Javier Bardem in a dramatic, plunging L’Wren Scott red gown with sequined flame accents, Jimmy Choo platforms, and Chopard jewels. 10 of 19 NICOLE KIDMAN Kyle Rover/Startraks Nominated for Best Actress for Rabbit Hole, the channels Old Hollywood in a strapless, embellished white Dior Haute Couture gown with a simple updo, 150-carat diamond Fred Leighton choker and bright red Pierre Hardy pumps. 11 of 19 JENNIFER LAWRENCE Steve Granitz/WireImage The young Oscar nominee goes for minimalism to showcase her figure in a fire-engine red Calvin Klein Collection with simply elegant Chopard earrings and bangle, Jimmy Choo sandals, Judith Leiber clutch and long, loose waves. 12 of 19 MICHELLE WILLIAMS Frazer Harrison/Getty The Best Actress remains true to her vintage style in a short-sleeved embroidered white Chanel Haute Couture gown, which she pairs with Harry Winston diamond earrings and ring and Jimmy Choo pumps. 13 of 19 ANNE HATHAWAY Jeff Vespa/WireImage The Oscar makes an appropriately dramatic accent in a vintage Valentino Haute Couture taffeta gown with floral appliqué train, sparkling Tiffany & Co. diamonds and a scarlet lip. 14 of 19 CATE BLANCHETT Frazer Harrison/Getty Always a fashion plate, the walks the carpet in an elaborately beaded and pleated lilac Givenchy Haute Couture gown with surprising yellow beaded accents, Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry and a chic, fresh bob. 15 of 19 HAILEE STEINFELD Jason Merritt/Getty “I drew something out, and this is exactly what I had in mind,” the Best Supporting Actress nominee gushes of her custom-made Marchesa tea-length princess gown with crystal embroidery. She finishes the look with Fred Leighton jewels and Salvatore Ferragamo clutch and pumps. 16 of 19 SCARLETT JOHANSSON Jeff Vespa/WireImage Though she only just chose her dress, the looks like she was born to wear her burgundy lace, backless Dolce & Gabbana gown. She accessorized the column dress with Christian Louboutin pumps and Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie ruby, emerald and diamond dragon-motif jewels. 17 of 19 CELINE DION John Shearer/Getty Though she just had twins, the performer looks sleek in an ivory long-sleeved Giorgio Armani Privé gown with an eye-catching Bulgari diamond and emerald pendant necklace and ’40s-siren waves. 18 of 19 MANDY MOORE Steve Granitz/WireImage The (for a song from the animated film Tangled) admitted to being a little chilly in her sparkling nude Monique Lhuillier gown, which she wears with Chopard yellow-gold and pavé diamond button earrings and 13-carat ring and Jimmy Choo sandals. 19 of 19 HILARY SWANK Kyle Rover/Startraks The presenter shows off her fab shoulders in a strapless silver sequined Gucci Première gown with ombré feathered train, metallic Roger Vivier clutch and Anna Hu jewelry – including diamond brooches in her sleek updo.