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Oscars red carpet

<p>Sacha Baron Cohen, dressed in character from his new film "The Dictator". REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

Sacha Baron Cohen, dressed in character from his new film "The Dictator". REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Sacha Baron Cohen, dressed in character from his new film "The Dictator". REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Actress Gwyneth Paltrow. 

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Actress Gwyneth Paltrow. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Singer Jennifer Lopez. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson </p>

Singer Jennifer Lopez. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Singer Jennifer Lopez. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Michelle Williams, best actress nominee for her role in "My Week with Marilyn".  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson</p>

Michelle Williams, best actress nominee for her role in "My Week with Marilyn". REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Michelle Williams, best actress nominee for her role in "My Week with Marilyn". REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Jessica Chastain, best supporting actress nominee for her role in "The Help". REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

Jessica Chastain, best supporting actress nominee for her role in "The Help". REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Jessica Chastain, best supporting actress nominee for her role in "The Help". REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Actress Natalie Portman. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson </p>

Actress Natalie Portman. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Actress Natalie Portman. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Viola Davis, best actress nominee for her role in "The Help". REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson </p>

Viola Davis, best actress nominee for her role in "The Help". REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Viola Davis, best actress nominee for her role in "The Help". REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson </p>

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Actress and presenter Penelope Cruz.


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Actress and presenter Penelope Cruz. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Actress and presenter Penelope Cruz. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Actress Maya Rudolph of the film "Bridemaids". REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

Actress Maya Rudolph of the film "Bridemaids". REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Actress Maya Rudolph of the film "Bridemaids". REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Actress Sandra Bullock. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson </p>

Actress Sandra Bullock. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Actress Sandra Bullock. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>George Clooney, best actor nominee for his role in "The Descendants," and his girlfriend, Stacy Keibler. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson </p>

George Clooney, best actor nominee for his role in "The Descendants," and his girlfriend, Stacy Keibler. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

George Clooney, best actor nominee for his role in "The Descendants," and his girlfriend, Stacy Keibler. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Actor Sacha Baron Cohen arrives in character from his upcoming film "The Dictator". REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

Actor Sacha Baron Cohen arrives in character from his upcoming film "The Dictator". REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Actor Sacha Baron Cohen arrives in character from his upcoming film "The Dictator". REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Actor Sacha Baron Cohen arrives in character from his upcoming film "The Dictator" while dumping the contents of an urn with a picture depicting North Korea's late leader Kim Jong-il on it while a security guard tries to stop him. 

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Actor Sacha Baron Cohen arrives in character from his upcoming film "The Dictator" while dumping the contents of an urn with a picture depicting North Korea's late leader Kim Jong-il on it while a security guard tries to stop him. REUTERS/Mario...more

Actor Sacha Baron Cohen arrives in character from his upcoming film "The Dictator" while dumping the contents of an urn with a picture depicting North Korea's late leader Kim Jong-il on it while a security guard tries to stop him. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Comedian Tina Fey reacts as she looks at "ashes" on the red carpet. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

Comedian Tina Fey reacts as she looks at "ashes" on the red carpet. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Comedian Tina Fey reacts as she looks at "ashes" on the red carpet. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Meryl Streep, best actress nominee for her role in "The Iron Lady". REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson </p>

Meryl Streep, best actress nominee for her role in "The Iron Lady". REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Meryl Streep, best actress nominee for her role in "The Iron Lady". REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Actress Judy Greer, from the film "The Descendants". REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson </p>

Actress Judy Greer, from the film "The Descendants". REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Actress Judy Greer, from the film "The Descendants". REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Actress Rose Byrne of the film "Bridesmaids". REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

Actress Rose Byrne of the film "Bridesmaids". REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Actress Rose Byrne of the film "Bridesmaids". REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Presenter and actress Ellie Kemper of the film "Bridesmaids". REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

Presenter and actress Ellie Kemper of the film "Bridesmaids". REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Presenter and actress Ellie Kemper of the film "Bridesmaids". REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Actress Cameron Diaz.
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Actress Cameron Diaz. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Actress Cameron Diaz. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Actress Anna Faris. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson </p>

Actress Anna Faris. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Actress Anna Faris. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Melissa McCarthy, best supporting actress nominee for her role in "Bridesmaids". REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson</p>

Melissa McCarthy, best supporting actress nominee for her role in "Bridesmaids". REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Melissa McCarthy, best supporting actress nominee for her role in "Bridesmaids". REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>British actress Janet McTeer, best supporting actress nominee for her role in "Albert Nobbs," arrives at the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood, February 26, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson </p>

British actress Janet McTeer, best supporting actress nominee for her role in "Albert Nobbs," arrives at the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood, February 26, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

British actress Janet McTeer, best supporting actress nominee for her role in "Albert Nobbs," arrives at the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood, February 26, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Actress Penelope Ann Miller from the film "The Artist". REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

Actress Penelope Ann Miller from the film "The Artist". REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Actress Penelope Ann Miller from the film "The Artist". REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Rooney Mara, best actress nominee for her role in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson</p>

Rooney Mara, best actress nominee for her role in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Rooney Mara, best actress nominee for her role in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Nick Nolte, best supporting actor nominee for his role in "Warrior", arrives with his son Brawley. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson </p>

Nick Nolte, best supporting actor nominee for his role in "Warrior", arrives with his son Brawley. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Nick Nolte, best supporting actor nominee for his role in "Warrior", arrives with his son Brawley. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Musician Esperanza Spalding. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson </p>

Musician Esperanza Spalding. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Musician Esperanza Spalding. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Actress Missi Pyle from the film "The Artist". REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>

Actress Missi Pyle from the film "The Artist". REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Actress Missi Pyle from the film "The Artist". REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Actress and talk show host Kelly Ripa. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

Actress and talk show host Kelly Ripa. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Actress and talk show host Kelly Ripa. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Actor Colin Firth and his wife Livia Giuggioli. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson </p>

Actor Colin Firth and his wife Livia Giuggioli. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Actor Colin Firth and his wife Livia Giuggioli. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Actress Penelope Ann Miller from the film "The Artist". REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

Actress Penelope Ann Miller from the film "The Artist". REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Actress Penelope Ann Miller from the film "The Artist". REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Actor Kenneth Branagh, best supporting actor nominee for his role in "My Week with Marilyn".   REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

Actor Kenneth Branagh, best supporting actor nominee for his role in "My Week with Marilyn". REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Actor Kenneth Branagh, best supporting actor nominee for his role in "My Week with Marilyn". REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Actress Virginia Madsen.
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Actress Virginia Madsen. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Actress Virginia Madsen. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Christopher Plummer, best supporting actor nominee for his role in "Beginners". 

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Christopher Plummer, best supporting actor nominee for his role in "Beginners". REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Christopher Plummer, best supporting actor nominee for his role in "Beginners". REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Actress Leah Thompson. 
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Actress Leah Thompson. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Actress Leah Thompson. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Berenice Bejo, best supporting actress nominee for her role in "The Artist", and her husband French director Michel Hazanavicius, best director nominee for the same film. 

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Berenice Bejo, best supporting actress nominee for her role in "The Artist", and her husband French director Michel Hazanavicius, best director nominee for the same film. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Berenice Bejo, best supporting actress nominee for her role in "The Artist", and her husband French director Michel Hazanavicius, best director nominee for the same film. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Actress Melanie Griffith. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson </p>

Actress Melanie Griffith. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Actress Melanie Griffith. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Actress Lea Thompson. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

Actress Lea Thompson. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Actress Lea Thompson. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Actress Milla Jovovich. 
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Actress Milla Jovovich. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Actress Milla Jovovich. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Rooney Mara, best actress nominee for her role in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," adjusts her dress as she arrives.
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Rooney Mara, best actress nominee for her role in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," adjusts her dress as she arrives. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Rooney Mara, best actress nominee for her role in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," adjusts her dress as she arrives. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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