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In pictures: Oscars glamour
Charlize Theron
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Charlize Theron was tipped to win the best actress prize for her role in Monster.
Keisha Castle-Hughes
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Whale Rider star Keisha Castle-Hughes, aged 13, is the youngest best actress nominee to grace the ceremony.
 Ken Watanabe
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Japanese actor Ken Watanabe greeted fans ahead of his nomination for best supporting actor in The Last Samurai.
M Marcia Gay Harden
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Marcia Gay Harden, who is heavily pregnant, was up for the supporting actress category.
Johnny Depp
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Johnny Depp was nominated in the best actor category for Pirates of the Caribbean
Catherine Zeta Jones
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Catherine Zeta Jones, who arrived with husband Michael Douglas, presented the best supporting actor prize.
Angelina Jolie
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Tomb Raider star Angelina Jolie was among an audience of about 3,000 at the ceremony.
Naomi Watts and Heath Ledger
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Best actress nominee Naomi Watts, accompanied by her actor-boyfriend Heath Ledger, wore a gold-coloured Versace gown.
Sir Ben Kingsley and wife Alexandra Christmann
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Sir Ben Kingsley, accompanied by wife Alexandra Christmann, was among the British hopefuls.
Susan Sarandon
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Actress Susan Sarandon, is the partner of best supporting actor winner Tim Robbins
Scarlett Johansson
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Rising star Scarlett Johansson, presenting the best actor award, wore a green satin gown by Alberta Ferretti.
Nicole Kidman
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Cold Mountain star Nicole Kidman was not shortlisted for an award this year.
Diane Keaton
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Diane Keaton made her own fashion statement in an outfit resembling film legend Charlie Chaplin.





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