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Best Dressed 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed  

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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1
159 60
Penélope Cruz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
age 41 - Outfit by Armani Prive & Chopard

2
146 62
Milla Jovovich is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
age 42 - Gown by Elie Saab

3
126 62
Octavia Spencer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
age 47 - Gown by Tadashi Shoji

4
131 68
Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
age 45 - Gown by Tom Ford

5
115 69
Cameron Diaz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
age 45 - Gown by Gucci

6
90 54
Li Bingbing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
age 45 - Gown by Georges Chakra Couture

7
99 69
George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed

8
91 64
Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
age 36 - Vintage Christian Dior Couture from Spring 1954

9
99 75
Jessica Chastain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
age 41 - Gown by Alexander McQueen

10
101 81
Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
age 40 - Gown by Atelier Versace

11
93 80
Stacy Keibler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
age 38 - Marchesa & Judith Leiber

12
82 71
Michelle Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
age 37 - Gown by Louis Vuitton

13
70 58
Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
age 47 - Wearing a custom Carolina Herrera gown

14
63 56
Jean Dujardin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
age 45

15
48 45
Demián Bichir is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed

16
61 62
Ellie Kemper is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
age 37 - Gown by Armani Prive

17
73 81
Glenn Close is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
age 68 - Gown by Zac Posen

18
68 80
Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
age 48 - Gown by Zuhair Murad

19
57 66
Kristen Wiig is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
age 44 - Gown by J. Mendel

20
58 78
Emma Stone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
age 29 - Outfit by Giambattista Valli & Louis Vuitton

21
57 78
Viola Davis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
age 52 - Gown by Vera Wang

22
51 71
Rose Byrne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
age 38 - Gown by Vivienne Westwood

23
52 75
Bérénice Bejo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
age 41 - Outfit by Elie Saab, Swarovski & Chopard

24
47 69
Kate Mara is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
age 35

25
57 84
Rooney Mara is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
age 32 - Gown by Givenchy Haute Couture

26
53 83
Melissa McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
age 47 - Gown by Marina Rinaldi

27
51 80
Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
age 53 - Gown by Marchesa

28
35 68
Jonah Hill is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
age 34

29
45 88
Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
age 68

30
40 82
Shailene Woodley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
age 26 - Gown by Valentino

31
39 83
Maya Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
age 45 - Gown by Johanna Johnson

32
40 89
Judy Greer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
age 42 - Gown by Monique Lh*illier

33
27 70
Anna Faris is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
age 41 - Gown by Diane Von Furstenberg

34
28 81
Virginia Madsen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed

35
27 84
Missi Pyle is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Best Dressed
age 45