Very, very, very good indeed.
No shocker here: Natalie Portman was stunning in Rodarte.
Jennifer Hudson brought another pop of color: this tangerine Versace.
Gabrielle Union rocks deep purple romance.
Valentino Red made a strong showing in every sense. Here's Jennifer Lawrence in ridiculously sexy and simple CK.
Sandra Bullock , elegant in classic Vera Wang.
Zoe Saldana took one of the evening's few risks in this whimsical Givenchy.
Anna Paquin 's Monique Lhuillier is a sweet play on an 80s classic.
There was a lot of dubious lace last night: this was a happy exception.
And doing both romantic and Reagan-era red, Selita Ebanks brooks two popular trends.
Helena Bonham Carter goes — for her — low-key in Armani Prive.
Camila Alves balances volume with elegant simplicity.
Clean, simple shapes were also well-represented. From Reese Witherspoon 's Armani Privé...
To Charlize Theron , in graphic black and white.
Claire Danes in her beloved Calvin Klein.
On the other end of the spectrum, we had True Romance: Mila Kunis' Elie Saab was one of the evening's most beautiful.
Rashida Jones in Valentino.
Amanda Seyfried goes daringly short and sweet.
But by far the most prevalent trend was sparkle of all kinds. From Taylor Swift's mini-magnificence...
...to Amy Adams' Old Hollywood L'Wren Scott.
Halle Berry goes for broke in Marchesa.
Gwyneth goes for minimal sparkle in CK.
Emma Roberts' restrained gray is among the evening's best.
And could anything be prettier than Mandy Moore's Monique Lhuillier?
Rosario Dawson rocks a disco vibe.