A star is sparkling! Lady Gaga shines in Audrey Hepburn’s $30m Breakfast At Tiffany’s diamond as she joins best dressed silver sirens Jennifer Lopez and Brie Larson on the Oscars red carpet

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When it comes to dressing for the Oscars, it’s simply impossible to overdo it. 

But with the $30million 128.54 carat Tiffany diamond hanging around her neck, Lady Gaga had all the sparkle she needed. The A Star Is Born Best Actress nominee teamed the dazzling yellow jewel, famously worn by Audrey Hepburn in her promotional shots for Breakfast At Tiffany’s, with a sculptural black gown by Alexander McQueen. 

Joining her on the crowded red carpet were Jennifer Lopez and Brie Larson, who glittered in metallic sparkling silver dresses for Sunday’s annual awards show at the Dolby Theater at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood. 






Incredible: Lady Gaga (L) commanded attention in a Alexander McQueen design with the stunning, iconic cushion-cut Tiffany Diamond, weighing 128.54 carats with over 82 radiant facets – worth $30 million – for the Oscars on Sunday in Hollywood at the Dolby Theatre; she was joined on the carpet by the equally glamorous Jennifer Lopez (C) and Brie Larson (R)

It might be the gold standard of award shows, but with falling viewing figures, The Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have made some major changes for this year’s Oscars ceremony.

These range from skipping a host – after Kevin Hart stepped down – to recruiting ‘highly recognized talent from various walks of life’ to present the eight nominees for Best Picture, a role usually reserved for actors.

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Those talents include anti-Trump chef and restaurateur Jose Andres, Daily Show host Trevor Noah and civil rights leader and Georgia congressman John Lewis and the woman who many consider to be the greatest athlete of all time, Serena Williams.

It is not clear which of the nominated films will be presented by these new presenters, who also include: Dana Carvey, Queen Latifah, Tom Morello, and Amandla Stenberg.


Audrey Hepburn inspired! Lady Gaga arrived in a black strapless dress with matching gloves, adding the iconic, cushion-cut brilliant Tiffany Diamond, weighing 128.54 carats with over 82 radiant facets – worth $30 million




Wow factor: Lady Gaga’s Tiffany’s necklace was last worn by Audrey Hepburn for a Breakfast At Tiffany’s publicity photo shoot




Standing out: Jennifer was a vision in her mirrored number, adding a mini clutch with diamond rings and earrings


So beautiful: Jennifer, 49, posed alongside her handsome boyfriend Alex Rodriguez, 43


Happiness: Bradley brought girlfriend Irina Shayk as well as his mom Gloria Campano to the Oscars


Charlize Theron arrived to the awards show in a blue turtleneck gown with a train


Goddess: Charlize debuted brunette tresses on the red carpet for the Oscars


So beautiful: Charlize, 43, styled her new, darker short hair with a deep part and sleek

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All dressed up: Amy Adams looked beautiful in a silver and white strapless gown with an impressive diamond necklace as well as bracelets and rings


So in love: Amy, 44, shared a kiss with her husband Darren Le Gallo; they wed in 2015




Silver stunner: Brie Larson flashed her toned legs in a silver gown with matching heels

The final three presenters, Barbra Streisand, Diego Luna and Mike Meyers, will almost certainly be introducing the to films with which they have close ties: A Star is Born, Roma and Bohemian Rhapsody.

This new line-up of presenters is the latest in a long list of changes made by the Academy this year – many of which have surprised

It began with the announcement that the Best Song nominees would not be featured in the telecast, a decision that was changed following public uproar.






Beautiful: Emilia Clarke commanded attention in her sequined lavender colored frock, which had a ruched waistline


A vision: Emilia, who stars on Game Of Thrones, wore a large diamond bracelet with a matching ring and earrings


Couple love: Jason Momoa and wife actress Lisa Bonet coordinated




Glamorous: Yalitza Aparicio (L) and Laura Harrier (R) chose pastel colored frocks with silver embellishments

Next was the decision to discontinue the trend of having the actors who won in each category last year present at the ceremony.

That was revealed by Allison Janney, whose appearance presenting alongside Sam Rockwell at the Golden Globes last month proved to be one of the rare highlights of the unremarkable telecast.

Uproar ensured, and the Academy soon announced that the tradition would continue.

Next, the Academy opted to eliminate four categories from the telecast – Cinematography, Film Editing, Live Action Short, and Makeup and Hairstyling – and present those awards during the commercial break. 


Stunner: Ashley grinned ear to ear as she hit the carpet on Sunday afternoon


Fancy: Melissa McCarthy looked incredible in her black and white jumpsuit with a cape detail


Sleek: Regina King flashed her toned leg in a strapless white gown with a train, adding coordinating pumps


Shimmering star: Michelle Yeoh donned a beautiful silver, gold and cream off-the-shoulder gown with drop earrings


Perfection: Glenn Close stood out in her gold long-sleeved gown with a cape detail


Incredible: Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu looked amazing in her bright yellow frock with crimson lipstick; the actress is wearing custom Versace


Stunning: Amandla Stenberg chose a silver and nude fringed gown with pink polish and diamond and gold jewerly




Elegant: Octavia Spencer (L) glittered in a dark blue off-the-shoulder gown with wavy tresses while Tina Fey (R) wore a pleated navy number




Look: Blanca Blanco appeared to have a minor mishap when she tripped on the steps

That managed to draw the ire of many members of the Academy, and was protested in an open letter signed by the likes of Glenn Close, Robert DeNiro, Kerry Washington, Brad Pitt, Halle Berry and hundreds more.

It is unclear what other surprises producers may have up their sleeves with just a few days left between now and the 91st Academy Awards ceremony, which will air on ABC this Sunday.

Elsie Fisher, Danai Gurira, Brian Tyree Henry, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Keaton, Helen Mirren, John Mulaney, Tyler Perry, Pharrell Williams, Krysten Ritter, Paul Rudd and Michelle Yeoh are among those who were previously announced as presenters for the big night.


Date night: Sam Rockwell arrived with his partner, actress Leslie Bibb; she looked amazing in a gold form-fitting number


Glittering: Marie Kondo, who penned the best-selling book The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering And Organizing


Lovely: Meagan Goode arrived with her husband DeVon Franklin; they tied the knot in 2012


In bloom: Maya Rudolph donned a floral patterned hot pink gown with colorful earrings




A statement: Kacey Musgraves (L) and Linda Cardellini (R) chose eye-catching layered dresses




Star power: Gemma Chan (L) decided to rock a bold neon pink gown with ruching and a statement neckline from Valentino’s Spring 219 Haute Couture collection; Angela Bassett (R) wowed in a neon look with cascading long tresses pulled back into a chic ponytail

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    Goddess: Dame Helen Mirren, 73, slipped on an orange and hot pink layered frock with three-quarter length sleeves




    Bold: Jennifer Hudson (L) rocked a one-shouldered frock with a ruffled detail, adding gold heels. Jennifer, 37, is wearing Elie Saab couture; Hannah Beachler (R) donned a bright orange gown with black glittering heels and a bag, adding gold jewelry


    They are pals: Trudie Styler (R) looked slender in white as she posed with Jaime Ray Newman, who donned a black lace look




    A black and red situation: Danielle McDonald stunned in a fancy red gown that no one could miss. Elsie Fisher had on a three-piece black suit with black boots and a boxy purse

    Also on hand will be Javier Bardem, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Emilia Clarke, Laura Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Stephan James, Keegan-Michael Key, KiKi Layne, James McAvoy, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Momoa and Sarah Paulson.

    Awkwafina, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Tina Fey, Allison Janney, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lopez, Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman, Amy Poehler, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson and Constance Wu are also set to attend.     

    One of the first stars to hit the red carpet was Kristin Cavallari, the former cast member of TV’s The Hills turned Uncommon James jewelry designer.

    The beauty looked elegant in a black dress by Burnett New York as she was hosting for E!’s Live From The Red Carpet.   

    She turned heads in a long, ballroom gown in bright yellow and white which looked like a modern version of something Belle from Beauty And The Beast would wear.

    The star let her highlighted hair flow down over her chest as she posed away.

    Renee Bargh had on a long gown with tulle over satin that looked like it was made for her.

    The neckline was plunging with gathered tulle around the neck. Her dress was so long her shoes could not be seen.

    The star added diamond rings and had a deep purple manicure.  


    Purple passion: Shangela Laquifa Wadley, born Darius Jeremy Pierce and often mononymously addressed as Shangela, wore a lovely lilac colored gown that had a bit of a train and tiers

    Producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss have pledged that the show will be speedier this year , even though its initial goal of a three-hour broadcast has faded. Kicking things off will be a performance by Queen, featuring Adam Lambert, to celebrate the best picture-nominee Bohemian Rhapsody.

    In the academy’s favor is a popular crop of nominees: Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star Is Born and, most of all, Black Panther have all amassed huge sums in ticket sales. Typically, when there are box-office hits (like Titanic), more people watch the Oscars.

    But just how many people have seen one of the top nominees and the film favored to win best picture — Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma — remains unknown. Netflix has declined to give box-office results or steaming viewership. It remains a nominee unlike any other. Should Roma — a black-and-white, Spanish and Mixtec language film about a domestic worker in a Mexican family — win, it will be both the first Netflix movie to win best picture and the first foreign language film to do so.


    Handsome: Nicholas Hoult (L) and Joe Alwyn (R) looked dapper in their suits




    Bright idea: Also on the carpet was Maria Menounos, who is working for ABC’s pre show 




    Awards show: Renee Bargh had on a long gown with tulle over satin that looked like it was made for her. Laura Marano, right, wore yellow and pink dress with a candy apple green clutch purse




    A polished loo for this vet: Giuliana Rancic had on a black gown with a sheer lace halter top and a ballgown skirt with pointy heels. Her hair was secured by a black headband and she had on long pearl drop earrings


    Classic look: The 91st Academy Awards will take place on Sunday at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. And one of the first stars to hit the red carpet was Kristin Cavallari, the former cast member of TV’s The Hills turned Uncommon James jewelry designer


    He sure is a busy man these days: Ryan Seacrest, who produces Keeping Up With The Kardashians, is on the red carpet for both E! and ABC. He wore a black and maroon jacket with black slacks and patent leather dress shoes

    NOMINEES FOR THE 91ST ACADEMY AWARDS

    BEST PICTURE 

    Roma

    A Star Is Born

    BlacKkKlansman

    Green Book

    Vice

    Black Panther 

    The Favourite 

    Bohemian Rhapsody  

    BEST ACTOR

    Christian Bale (Vice)

    Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)

    Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)

    Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)

    Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate)

    BEST ACTRESS

    Olivia Colman (The Favourite)

    Glenn Close (The Wife)

    Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)

    Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

    Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)  

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 

    Mahershala Ali (Green Book)

    Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

    Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born)

    Sam Rockwell (Vice)

    Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman)

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

    Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)

    Amy Adams (Vice)

    Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)

    Emma Stone (The Favourite) 

    Marina de Tavira (Roma) 

    BEST DIRECTOR

    Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)

    Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman) 

    Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War)

    Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)

    Adam McKay (Vice)

    DOCUMENTARY

    Free Solo

    Hale County This Morning, This Evening 

    Minding the Gap 

    Of Fathers and Sons

    RBG

    COSTUME DESIGN

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    Black Panther

    Mary Poppins Returns

    The Favourite

    Mary Queen of Scots

    FILM EDITING

    BlacKkklansman

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    The Favourite

    Green BooK

    Vice

    ORIGINAL SCORE 

    Black Panther

    BlacKkKlansman

    If Beale Street Could Talk

    Isle of Dogs

    Mary Poppins Returns 

    SOUND EDITING

    Black Panther

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    First Man

    A Quiet Place

    Roma 

     SOUND MIXING 

    Black Panther

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    First Man

    Roma

    A Star Is Born

    PRODUCTION DESIGN 

    Black Panther

    First Man

    The Favourite

    Mary Poppins Returns

    Roma 

    DOCUMENTARY SHORT 

    Animal Behavior

    Bao

    Late Afternoon

    One Small Step

    Weekends 

    ANIMATED SHORT

    Animal Behaviour

    Bao

    Late Afternoon

    One Small Step

    Weekends

    ANIMATED FEATURE 

    Incredibles 2

    Isle of Dogs

    Mirai

    Ralph Breaks the Internet

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse  

    FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM 

    Capernaum (Lebanon)

    Cold War (Poland)

    Never Look Away (Germany)

    Roma (Mexico)

    Shoplifters (Japan)

    ADAPTED SCREENPLAY 

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    BlacKkKlansman

    Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    If Beale Street Could Talk

    A Star Is Born  

    ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY 

    The Favourite

    First Reformed

    Green Book

    Roma

    Vice 

    MAKEUP AND HAIR

    Border

    Mary Queen of Scots

    Vice

    VISUAL EFFECTS 

    Avengers: Infinity War

    Christopher Robin

    First Man

    Ready Player One

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

     ORIGINAL SONG

    All The Stars (Black Panther)

    I’ll Fight (RBG)

    The Place Where Lost Things Go (Mary Poppins Returns)

    Shallow (A Star Is Born)

    When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs)

    CINEMATOGRAPHY  

    Cold War

    The Favourite

    Never Look Away

    Roma

    A Star Is Born

     

     

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