Oscar Awards 2010

Oscar Awards 2010
ESSENCE.COM Mar, 07, 2010

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Actress Mo’Nique, winner of Best Supporting Actress award for ‘Precious: Based on the Novel ’Push’ by Sapphire,’ poses in the press room at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California.

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Mo’Nique graciously accepts Best Supporting Actress award her role in for ‘Precious: Based on the Novel ’Push’ by Sapphire."

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Actors (L-R) Michael Sheen, Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Stanley Tucci and Peter Sarsgaard present onstage during the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California.

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Mo’Nique and husband Sidney Hicks arrive at the Academy Awards. The award-winning actress looked stunning in her royal blue Tadashi Shoji gown…the gardenia in her hair was a lovely touch.

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Queen Latifah arrives at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards. The Oscar-nominated actress is on-hand as a presenter this evening.

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Best Actress Nominee, Gabourey Sidibe, smiles for the cameras as her proud mother looks on. There was no doubt that Sidibe was loving her red carpet look – “If fashion was porn, this dress is the money shot,” she said, with a giggle.

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Zoe Saldana makes an entrance – in beads and ruffles – onto the red carpet at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.

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Lenny Kravitz arrives with his daughter, Zoe.

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Clara Daniels accompanies her dad, Best Director nominee, Lee Daniels, on the red carpet at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.

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Sherri Shepherd arrives on the red carpet where she co-hosted the official pre-show. Her film, “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” is nominated for Best Picture.

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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon make their way down the red carpet at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.

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Mariah Carey poses alone on the red carpet.

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Nicole Richie arrives at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California.

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Anika Noni Rose poses on the red carpet. Her film, “The Princess and the Frog” was nominated for Best Animated Feature.

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Paula Patton and husband Robin Thicke arrive at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.

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An expectant Paula Patton poses on the carpet, in red.

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TV personality Shaun Robinson arrives at the Academy Awards.

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Tyler Perry arrives at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards where he will serve as a presenter. Perry is also an executive producer on the Best Picture-nominated film “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire.”

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Filmmaker Roger Ross Williams accepts Best Documentary Short award for ‘Music By Prudence’ onstage during the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California.

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Oprah Winfrey presents onstage during the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California.

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Screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher accepts the Best Adapted Screenplay award for ‘Precious: Based on the Novel ’Push’ by Sapphire."

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Director Kathryn Bigelow, screenwriter Mark Boal and producer Greg Shapiro, and (rear L-R) actors Jeremy Renner, Brian Geraghty and Anthony Mackie accept Best Picture award for ‘The Hurt Locker’ onstage during the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California.