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Oscars 2015: In Pictures

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Image caption Anna Kendrick, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern arrived on the red carpet and posed for photographers
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Image caption David Burtka (left), husband of this year's Oscar host, Neil Patrick Harris gets his tie adjusted
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Image caption The bookies' favourite to take the best actress award at this year's Oscars for her role in Boyhood is Patricia Arquette, who was one of the first to arrive
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Image caption British Selma star David Oyelowo stopped to greet best actor nominee Michael Keaton
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Image caption Arriving on the red carpet was best actress nominee Felicity Jones, who admitted the busy award schedule had left her with jet lag, while 50 Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson brought her mother Melanie Griffith to the awards. French best actress nominee Marion Cotillard chose a typically cutting-edge outfit

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Image caption Actress Cate Blanchett wore a simple black dress, with a necklace which "brought out her eyes", according to red carpet commentators
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Image caption Pop singer Rita Ora was set to perform the nominated song Grateful from the movie Beyond the Lights at the 87th Academy Awards
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Image caption Lupita Nyong'o's dress was custom-made and apparently has more than six thousand pearls sewn into it
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Image caption Best actress nominee Reese Whitherspoon was having a little selfie fun on the red carpet ahead of the awards
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Image caption Best actor nominee Benedict Cumberbatch held his brand new wife Sophie Hunter, while best supporting actor nominee Ethan Hawke had a little fun with photographers. Best supporting actress nominee Emma Stone greeted Jennifer Aniston
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Image caption JK Simmons, who won best supporting actor for his role in Whiplash, found his hat came in handy when rain poured down