Oscars: The best looks on the red carpet

Oscar hopefuls shine on the red carpet

Emma Stone goes for gold

Up for an Academy Award for best actress, Hollywood starlet Emma Stone chose an elegant fringed golden Givenchy gown for her red carpet look. She won the coveted award later on that night.

Oscar hopefuls shine on the red carpet

Scarlett Johansson shows off

Sporting a sheer floor-length designer gown in shimmering purple print, actress Scarlett Johansson turned heads. While the actress wasn't nominated for an award this year, she was there to present one.

Oscar hopefuls shine on the red carpet

Isabelle Huppert shimmers in white

Best actress contender Isabelle Huppert wore an Armani gown for the occasion. Nominated for her role in French thriller "Elle," Huppert says she pays attention to fashion: "I think these things are rituals and you have to honor the rituals."

Oscar hopefuls shine on the red carpet

Actress Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer chose an elegant look to wear on the red carpet. Spencer was nominated for best actress in a supporting role for her appearance in "Hidden Figures," a best picture nominee about African American women mathematicians who worked for NASA.

Oscar hopefuls shine on the red carpet

Ryan Gosling in ruffles

Who says men get less attention for their red carpet looks? Nominated for an Academy Award for best actor, "La La Land" star Ryan Gosling chose a bold tux with ruffles. The unusual look led some to comment online that it looked like something from a 1970’s prom dance.

Oscar hopefuls shine on the red carpet

Director Barry Jenkins

Director Barry Jenkins chose a classic look to wear to this year's ceremony. Jenkins's film, "Moonlight," received eight Oscar nominations, and later won best picture - after a stunning blunder.

Oscar hopefuls shine on the red carpet

Actress Dakota Johnson

Actress Dakota Johnson chose a head-turning Gucci dress, drawing comparisons to the golden Oscar statue.

Oscar hopefuls shine on the red carpet

Actor Sunny Pawal

The eight-year-old actor stole the show on the red carpet with his dapper bow tie.

Oscar hopefuls shine on the red carpet

Janelle Monae flaunts her jewelry

Actress and singer Janelle Monae chose to flaunt her jewelry during the 89th Academy Awards in Hollywood. The actress starred in both "Moonlight" and "Hidden Figures," both nominated for best picture.

Oscar hopefuls dressed to impress at the 89th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Who stole the show on the red carpet?

Looking good on the red carpet tends to takes center stage for many of Hollywood's elite during the annual award ceremony, and this year was no exception.

From Emma Stone's golden Givenchy gown to 8-year-old Sunny Pawar's dapper black and white tuxedo, stars pulled all the stops. Click through the gallery above to discover more.