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Red Carpet Watch: Oscar Awards 2011

Oscar Awards 2011
Pregnant and beautiful: Oscar winner Natalie Portman at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles
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Hollywood's stars came in delicate dresses in red and crimson, gowns fitted at the waist  with elaborate sequined embroidery and retro hair styles reminiscent of the 1960s. Yesterday, the elite of the movie world showed all its customary glory at the 83rd Academy Awards, which took place at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. For your pleasure we have added 'Best Hair Styles' as our own Oscar category

  • The cross-eyed possum Heidi got it right, Colin Firth won the Oscar for best male leading actor for his great accomplishment starring as the stuttering English King George VI in the movie 'The King’s Speech'. As many expected, Natalie Portman won the coveted statue for her leading role in the psych thriller 'Black Swan'. Her empire style outfit in royal crimson matched the royal theme. Her crimson empire-style dress was very delicate and at the same time provided room for baby. In style was also her smooth shiny hair with soft curls flowing sideways over her shoulders.

    Portman's peers Sandra Bullock and Gwenyth Paltrow revelled in pure elegance. Both had their hair pinned up in a plain and beautiful style and they both left the sparkling to their fiery red figure-fitted dresses. Like many others, Reese Witherspoon, Sharon Stone and Nicole Kidman wore their hair in the glamorous style of the 1960s. They walked the red carpet with their teased hair styled into a banana chignon in the back of the head or into a high ponytail, respectively. Of course, there were also the proponents of the newest styles like Cate Blanchett and Helen Mirren. They both demonstrated the elegance of short haircuts.

  • Best Hair Styles at the Oscar Awards 2011

    Natalie Portman

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    Natalie Portman – Softly Flowing Side Curls

    The best role still lies ahead: Oscar winner Natalie Portman was radiant in her festive Rodarte gown and maternity dress in royal crimson

    Nicole Kidman

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    Nicole Kidman with Banana Updo and Fringes

    Nicole Kidman's updo is a perfect fit for her Dior gown. We also liked the coppery tone in her hair, which contrasted beautifully with her Champagne-coloured gown

    Reese Witherspoon

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    Reese Witherspoon – Beautiful with her 1960s Ponytail

    Reese Witherspoon's wide ponytail is highlighted with a small Alice band. She smartly wears a black and white dress by Armani Privé

    Cate Blanchett

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    Cate Blanchett - The Goddess and the Bob Haircut

    The bob hair cut is as ordinary as the blonde hair colour. Yet, the hair style and the unusual dress turned Cate Blanchett into the image of a radiant goddess from another far-away planet


    Gwyneth Paltrow Prefers the Sleek Style

    Gwyneth Paltrow's style is as plain as it is beautiful. She sparkled with her shimmering sleek hair and the clean lines of her metallic dress by Calvin Klein

    Hailee Steinfeld

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    Hailee Steinfeld with Braids

    'True Grit' star and overnight princess Hailee Steinfeld looked smashing in her Marchesa gown. The artful braids on her head were as enchanting as her gown

    Amy Adams

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    Amy Adams – Little Red Riding Hood

    These curls and this luxurious coppery shine of Amy Adams' hair are plain and simply breath-taking. We are quite taken by the midnight-blue L'Wren-Scott dress as well

    Hilary Swank

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    Hillary Swank with Smartly Adorned Chignon

    Hillary Swank's gown sparkles and so does the jewellery in her plain chignon in the nape of her neck. No other jewellery is needed

    Taylor Swift

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    Taylor Swift with 1920s Style Curls

    Taylor Swift has class! She represents all the glamour of Hollywood with her braided curls and sequined gown

    Sandra Bullock

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    Sandra Bullock and her Thick Chignon

    Sandra Bullock and Anne Hathaway looked as if they had plotted an appearance as twins. Here you see Sandra Bullock in her classic tailored dress by Vera Wang. She wears a thick chignon with her red dress

    Helen Mirren

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    Helen Mirren – Lady in Grey

    Hair does not have to be blonde. Helen Mirren shows her natural hair colour and wears her fringes well. She looks young and stylish