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Nyong'o a goddess in pale blue

| Sunday, March 2, 2014, 9:20 p.m.
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Lupita Nyong'o, best supporting actress nominee for her role in '12 Years a Slave', wearing a Fred Leighton Headband and Prada gown, arrives at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES TAGS: ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-ARRIVALS)
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Nominee for Best Actress in 'Blue Jasmine' Cate Blanchett arrives on the red carpet for the 86th Academy Awards on March 2nd, 2014 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
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Kerry Washington arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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Nominee for Best Actress in 'Gravity' Sandra Bullock arrives on the red carpet for the 86th Academy Awards on March 2nd, 2014 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
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Julia Roberts arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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Olivia Wilde, wearing Lorraine Schwartz drop earrings and stacked bracelets and a dress by Valentino, arrives at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-ARRIVALS)
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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actor Jared Leto attends the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Amy Adams wore a strapless, dark blue Gucci couture gown and Hollywood's “it” fashion darling of the year, Lupita Nyong'o, showed up for the Oscars in a goddess look of ice-blue silk on March 2.

Nyong'o, atop the awards season's best-dressed lists as she made the rounds for “12 Years a Slave,” pulled off deep plunges front and back — and pleats top and bottom from Prada. Unafraid on red carpets, the look was full rather than form-fitting and accompanied by one of her favorite dressy headbands.

“It's a blue that reminds me of Nairobi and I wanted to have a little bit of home,” said the Kenyan actress.

Fellow fashionista Jennifer Lawrence was the girl on fire in a bright orange-red strapless from Dior, while Cate Blanchett went for a heavily embellished Armani gown in a light tan, paired with huge opal drop earrings by Chopard. By embellished gown we mean jeweled from top to bottom, a look she said was “heavy, but I love it!”

Olivia Wilde, among Hollywood's best-dressed pregnant ladies this year, went for a chic black sleeveless Valentino that draped rather than hugged her baby bump. It was a switch from the tight green — but still gorgeous — look she wore at the Golden Globes in January. Fellow pregnant lady Kerry Washington went for pleated as her bump accessory this time around, also not so tight.

Idina Menzel, among the evening's performers, showed off a diamond collar necklace with her black gown at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

A few men abandoned black jackets for white ones, including Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey and Ryan Seacrest.

Another best actor nominee, 77-year-old Bruce Dern, star of “Nebraska,” came on the arm of his daughter, Laura Dern, dressed in a pastel pink gown, who said “I'm very moved to get to celebrate him and be here.”

Classic dark blues and blacks were joined by jewel tones, including a bright green Vera Wang for Viola Davis, along with paler looks like Nyong'o's for Portia de Rossi, who wore an ivory Naeem Khan with a beaded halter.

British best actor nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor showed up in the classic tuxedo, while singer Pharrell Williams wore a Lanvin tux with shorts rather than trousers.

Kate Hudson went full-on Hollywood in draped white Versace, while the night's more subdued looks included Julia Roberts, in a dark Givenchy with a ruffle at the waist.

Sandra Bullock wowed in a strapless, deep blue Alexander McQueen that showed off draping below the waist and included a short train.

Lady Gaga was in a gold strapless gown she wore with a long sash around her neck.

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