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The Oscar fashion parade
Nicole Kidman
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The war in Iraq prompted many, including best actress Nicole Kidman, to opt for sombre black.
Catherine Zeta Jones
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Best supporting actress Catherine Zeta Jones' dress was strikingly similar to Nicole Kidman's gown.
Renée Zellweger
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Best actress nominee Renée Zellweger proved the exception to the rule by opting for a ruby red creation.
Jennifer Lopez
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Jennifer Lopez, who attended the ceremony with fiance Ben Affleck, went for a white shawled gown.
Halle Berry
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Last year's best actress Halle Berry shone - as ever - in a delicately embroidered gold gown.
Jennifer Connelly
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Jennifer Connelly, 2002's best supporting actress, covered up in a black dress and jacket.
Salma Hayek
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Best actress nominee Salma Hayek teamed a lacy black bodice with a simple white skirt.
Julianne Moore
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Double Oscar nominee Julianne Moore went for an 80s-style creation.
Meryl Streep
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Meryl Streep, now the most nominated actress in Oscar history, opted for the bejewelled look.
Cameron Diaz
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Like Kidman, Zeta Jones and Connelly, Cameron Diaz - who presented an Oscar - opted for black.
Sean Connery
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And Sean Connery went back to his roots, sporting full Scottish attire.






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