Without a doubt this was definitely Reese Witherspoon's night. Not only did the Walk The Line star scoop the Best Actress award – she also looked like a queen on the red carpet in her vintage Dior dress.
For her very first appearance at the Academy Awards, Jennifer Aniston played it safe in a refined black Rochas dress, complete with sweeping train and stunning diamond jewellery.
Salma Hayek shimmered on the Oscars red carpet in her sea-blue silky Versace gown
On an evening when black appeared to be the favourite choice, Jennifer Lopez stood out from the crowd in her dark green pin-tucked vintage gown from Rita Watnick.
After last year's disastrous Oscar outfit (remember the milkmaid outfit?) Uma Thurman had plenty to prove at this year's Academy Awards. After deliberating over a vast array of dresses, the glamorous yummy mummy chose this figure-hugging white gold gown by Versace.
A svelte-looking Hilary Swank wrapped her tiny frame in a slinky black Versace dress at this year's Oscars
Diane Kruger indulged all her girlie fantasies at the 2006 Academy Awards in a strapless gown created by Ellie Saab from layer upon layer of creamy lace