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Heather Agarwal
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The best dressed Oscars 2012 list includes anyone and everyone who rocked the red carpet at the 84th Annual Academy Awards on February 26, 2012. Entries on this list include some Oscar nominees, particularly actresses (though actors can certainly wear tuxes beautifully), along with veteran actors and Oscar presenters. (Be sure to check out the Worst Dressed list as well when you're done here!) Celebrities know that the Academy Awards red carpet is THE biggest of the big when it comes to glamorous gowns and sparkling jewels and accessories, so no expense is spared. This list includes the most beautiful, best dressed, A-listers at the 2012 Oscars. Be sure to vote for your favorites, and obviously if you think a celeb's look fell far short of "best dressed," vote them down.

Unlike some other major awards shows, the Oscars red carpet tends to be very, very classic. A celebrity who wants to take a huge fashion risk would be well-served to NOT do it at the Academy Awards. The Oscars, traditionally, are all about old school Hollywood glitz and glamor. This is the time for true fashionistas to shine, with designers gladly making Oscar dresses for top nominees to gain exposure for their designs.

Who will be among the best dressed at the 2012 Oscars? Actresses who could steal the spotlight include Academy Award nominees Viola Davis, Michelle Williams, Rooney Mara, Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain. Other potential head-turners include Bérénice Bejo, Emma Stone, Shailene Woodley, Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron, Mila Kunis, Nicole Kidman, Kate Winslet, Reese Witherspoon, Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig. Veteran actresses Helen Mirren, Glenn Close and Meryl Streep are always a sure bet for almost any "best dressed" list. They've walked so many red carpets over the years, how could they go wrong? Many of the aforementioned actresses were on the best dressed at the 2012 Golden Globes red carpet list, too, so it's a safe bet they'll go all out at the Oscars as well.

Couples-wise, some of the best dressed at the 2012 Oscars will likely include George Clooney and Stacy Keibler (she dazzled on the Golden Globes' red carpet in 2012), and, of course, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

Enjoy this list of the 2012 Oscars best dressed list, and again, vote for the celeb that you think rocked the best awards show look of the year!

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Penélope Cruz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
Penélope Cruz age 42 - Outfit by Armani Prive & Chopard

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Milla Jovovich is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
Milla Jovovich age 40 - Gown by Elie Saab

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Octavia Spencer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
Octavia Spencer age 45 - Gown by Tadashi Shoji

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Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
Gwyneth Paltrow age 44 - Gown by Tom Ford

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Cameron Diaz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
Cameron Diaz age 44 - Gown by Gucci

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Li Bingbing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
Li Bingbing age 44 - Gown by Georges Chakra Couture

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George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed

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Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
Natalie Portman age 35 - Vintage Christian Dior Couture from Spring 1954

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Jessica Chastain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
Jessica Chastain age 40 - Gown by Alexander McQueen

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Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
Angelina Jolie age 41 - Gown by Atelier Versace

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Stacy Keibler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
Stacy Keibler age 37 - Marchesa & Judith Leiber

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Michelle Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
Michelle Williams age 36 - Gown by Louis Vuitton

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Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
Tina Fey age 46 - Wearing a custom Carolina Herrera gown

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Jean Dujardin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
Jean Dujardin age 44

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Demián Bichir is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed

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Ellie Kemper is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
Ellie Kemper age 36 - Gown by Armani Prive

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Glenn Close is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
Glenn Close age 70 - Gown by Zac Posen

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Kristen Wiig is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
Kristen Wiig age 43 - Gown by J. Mendel

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Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
Jennifer Lopez age 47 - Gown by Zuhair Murad

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Emma Stone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
Emma Stone age 28 - Outfit by Giambattista Valli & Louis Vuitton

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Viola Davis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
Viola Davis age 51 - Gown by Vera Wang

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Rose Byrne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
Rose Byrne age 37 - Gown by Vivienne Westwood

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Bérénice Bejo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
Bérénice Bejo age 40 - Outfit by Elie Saab, Swarovski & Chopard

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Kate Mara is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
Kate Mara age 34

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Rooney Mara is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
Rooney Mara age 31 - Gown by Givenchy Haute Couture

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Melissa McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
Melissa McCarthy age 46 - Gown by Marina Rinaldi

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Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
Sandra Bullock age 52 - Gown by Marchesa

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Jonah Hill is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
Jonah Hill age 33

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Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
Meryl Streep age 67

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Shailene Woodley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
Shailene Woodley age 25 - Gown by Valentino

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Maya Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
Maya Rudolph age 44 - Gown by Johanna Johnson

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Judy Greer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
Judy Greer age 41 - Gown by Monique Lh*illier

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Anna Faris is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
Anna Faris age 40 - Gown by Diane Von Furstenberg

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Virginia Madsen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed

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Missi Pyle is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
Missi Pyle age 44