Very, very, very good indeed.

No shocker here: Natalie Portman was stunning in Rodarte.

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Jennifer Hudson brought another pop of color: this tangerine Versace.

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Gabrielle Union rocks deep purple romance.

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Valentino Red made a strong showing in every sense. Here's Jennifer Lawrence in ridiculously sexy and simple CK.

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Sandra Bullock, elegant in classic Vera Wang.

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Zoe Saldana took one of the evening's few risks in this whimsical Givenchy.

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Anna Paquin's Monique Lhuillier is a sweet play on an 80s classic.

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There was a lot of dubious lace last night: this was a happy exception.

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And doing both romantic and Reagan-era red, Selita Ebanks brooks two popular trends.

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Helena Bonham Carter goes — for her — low-key in Armani Prive.

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Camila Alves balances volume with elegant simplicity.

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Clean, simple shapes were also well-represented. From Reese Witherspoon's Armani Privé...

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To Charlize Theron, in graphic black and white.

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Claire Danes in her beloved Calvin Klein.

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On the other end of the spectrum, we had True Romance: Mila Kunis' Elie Saab was one of the evening's most beautiful.

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Rashida Jones in Valentino.

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Amanda Seyfried goes daringly short and sweet.

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But by far the most prevalent trend was sparkle of all kinds. From Taylor Swift's mini-magnificence...

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...to Amy Adams' Old Hollywood L'Wren Scott.

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Halle Berry goes for broke in Marchesa.

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Gwyneth goes for minimal sparkle in CK.

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Emma Roberts' restrained gray is among the evening's best.

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And could anything be prettier than Mandy Moore's Monique Lhuillier?

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Rosario Dawson rocks a disco vibe.