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A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

Academy Awards red carpet round-up!

The biggest and brightest stars were on full display at the 2011 Academy Awards!

Best dressed

Academy Awards red carpet round-up!

Natalie Portman

Proving that pregnancy is indeed a lucky charm (see fellow Best Actress winners Catherine Zeta Jones, Meryl Streep, Eva Marie Saint and Rachel Weisz), Natalie Portman was radiant in a lovely draped eggplant off-the-shoulder gown that accentuated her beautifully rounded figure, a dramatic contrast to her desperately thin Black Swan character.

Academy Awards red carpet round-up!

Sandra Bullock

Va-va-va-voom! Sandra Bullock was totally en fuego in this plunging fire engine red strapless gown, accentuating curves we never knew she had. The dress signaled that not everything that has changed in her life since last year's Oscars is a bad thing. Sandra is single and ready to mingle!

Academy Awards red carpet round-up!

Halle Berry

Many stars are hit-and-miss when it comes to red carpet fashion, but the one constant in the best dressed field is absolutely Halle Berry. As always, she was stunning, this time in a frothy cream lace and tulle strapless mermaid gown.

Academy Awards red carpet round-up!

Mila Kunis

Lavender is oh-so-lovely on the already stunning Mila Kunis. The delicate pastel is accentuated by the lace and jagged train, and despite what appears to be see-through panels, the neckline is just low enough to be sexy without crossing over to trashy territory.

Worst dressed

Academy Awards red carpet round-up!

Rhea Durham

If Mark Wahlberg was ever hard-pressed to explain why he waited until he and Rhea Durham had four kids before they finally married, I would absolutely accept "because she wears crap like this all the time" as a valid answer.

Academy Awards red carpet round-up!

Anne Hathaway

Did you know they make red garbage bags? Neither did I, until I saw Anne Hathaway's Oscar gown. If you have a lot of trash, Anne even has extra bags attached to her legs -- just in case of a stylish Oscar garbage emergency, of course.

Academy Awards red carpet round-up!

Scarlett Johansson

Sometimes, when a woman is going through a major life change like a divorce, she just plain loses her damn mind. That is the only possible explanation for this atrocity of a getup Scarlett Johansson chose to wear to the Oscars. The dress is bad enough (horrifying enough?), but she managed to pair it with the worst makeup possible. Orange and purple are not friends.

Academy Awards red carpet round-up!

Melissa Leo

Melissa Leo didn't get the memo that Grandma's dining room curtains are not Oscar dress worthy. Perhaps the f-bomb she dropped had less to do with her nerves and more to do with the fact she realized what a fashion faux pas she made.

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