Oscars' Most Stylish Baby Bumps

From Jessica Alba to a young Meryl Streep, see who showed up pregnant –and glowing! – to Hollywood's biggest night

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AMY ADAMS: 2010

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The Julie & Julia star wasn’t nominated this go-round, but she won our vote for best-dressed bump in a blue silk chiffon empire waist gown by Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti and embellished black clutch.

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PAULA PATTON: 2010

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She’s one hot mama! Just a few months shy of her May due date, the Precious actress shows off her growing belly in a bright orange dress by Carolina Herrera, paired with Martin Katz diamond jewels and a matching purse.

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JESSICA ALBA: 2008

JESSICA ALBA: 2008
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The Valentine’s Day looked ravishing in a plum floor-length Marchesa gown. Designer Georgina Chapman told InStyle.com she raised the waistline and added some strategic feathers to minimize Alba’s growing belly.

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CATE BLANCHETT: 2008

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No pre-award or baby jitters for this ! With two nominations for both Best Actress and Best Supporting actress and an April due date right around the corner, Blanchett boldly stepped out in a stunning sapphire Dries von Noten halter dress.

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NICOLE KIDMAN: 2008

NICOLE KIDMAN: 2008
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Even though there’s a hint of a bump, all eyes were on beautiful 1,399-carat diamond layered necklace by L’Wren Scott. The actress – who was due with daughter Sunday Rose in July of that year – kept her gown simple, but elegant, in black Balenciaga.

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NAOMI WATTS: 2007

NAOMI WATTS: 2007
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In a pale yellow off-the-shoulder Escada gown with a black waistband, thought she could keep everyone guessing about her rumored pregnancy. But not for long – Escada’s publicist outed the mom-to-be in a press release that night.

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RACHEL WEISZ: 2005

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Weisz may have won Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Constant Gardener, but the 7-months pregnant star could have easily been named Best Dressed in her slimming, décolletage-baring black dress.

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RACHEL GRIFFITHS: 2005

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The Brothers & Sisters star – here pregnant with her second child, a girl – channeled her inner Greek goddess in a beaded tunic and flat sandals.

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MARCIA GAY HARDEN: 2004

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The Oscar nominee – for her turn in Mystic River – stepped out in a deep blue Badgley Mischka gown with a dramatic jeweled waistline. She didn’t win, but a more rewarding prize – twins Hudson and Julitta – came two months later.

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CATHERINE ZETA-JONES: 2003

CATHERINE ZETA-JONES: 2003
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– who won best supporting actress for her role in Chicago – proved her status as a hot mama in a cleavage-enhancing chocolate brown Versace dress.

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JENNIFER CONNELLY: 2003

JENNIFER CONNELLY: 2003
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At nearly five months pregnant, Connelly needed a little help from husband, Paul Bettany, to zip up her Calvin Klein frock. She paired it with a tailored blazer and dark red lips for a dramatic touch.

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VANESSA WILLIAMS: 2000

VANESSA WILLIAMS: 2000
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The Ugly Betty star hit the red carpet in a bump-hugging Carmen Marc Valvo dress, beaded bag and gauzy shawl that would do Wilhelmina proud.

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MERYL STREEP: 1983

MERYL STREEP: 1983
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Pregnant with now 26-year-old daughter Mamie Gummer, Streep accepts her Best Actress award for Sophie’s Choice in an Oscar-worthy gold beaded gown.

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