Oscars best dressed: These stars won the red carpet even though they lost the award

For many Oscar-watchers, the show is as much about fashion as it is about awards, so even if you don’t go home with a trophy you can still look like a winner. Take a look above of our gallery above of 22 also-rans who dressed for glory even though they walked away empty-handed. They might not have won the award the night they sported these looks, but they won the red carpet. And many of them went on to win Oscars too a few years later.

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According to Gold Derby’s exclusive odds, Emma Stone (“La La Land”) is expected to win Best Actress and Viola Davis (“Fences”) is expected to win Best Supporting Actress. But they’ll likely have plenty of fashion competition from Isabelle Huppert (“Elle”), Ruth Negga (“Loving”), Natalie Portman (“Jackie”), Meryl Streep (“Florence Foster Jenkins”), Naomie Harris (“Moonlight”), Nicole Kidman (“Lion”), Octavia Spencer (“Hidden Figures”) and Michelle Williams (“Manchester by the Sea”). So even if they don’t take home the gold they could still potentially make this list!

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Every Oscar winner for Best Picture

Every Oscar winner for Best Actor

Every Oscar winner for Best Actress

Every Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actor

Every Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actress

Biopics that won Best Picture

Musicals that won Best Picture

Westerns that won Best Picture

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