Shimmering white gowns and dangerously cut black dresses ruled on the red carpet at the 2012 Academy Awards red carpet at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. See which stars completed "Extra's" Oscar checklist before they got ready!
Oscar-nominated actresses from "The Help" -- Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer -- spoke with "Extra" on the red carpet at the 2012 Academy Awards on Sunday. Spencer won her first Oscar for her role as the sassy Minny Jackson.
Check out the video!
The 5th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon celebrated African-American trailblazers of the big and small screen. This year's honorees included Pam Grier, Paula Patton, Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington and Oscar nominee Octavia Spencer.
Flip through the gallery!
For more on the event, go to Essence.com.
As Hollywood prepares for a glamorous night at the Oscars this Sunday, Gilt.com's Lifestyle Editor Chassie Post predicts what to expect on the red carpet. "Designers are really clamoring to get their dresses on that red carpet," Post said, and in terms of bright colors, she anticipates "fuchsias, electric blues, emerald greens -- we've also seen a lot of nudes."
Of three of the five leading ladies up for Best Actress -- Michelle Williams, Rooney Mara and Viola Davis -- Post said, "Rooney wears black better than anybody on the red carpet, but we heard a rumor that she is going to wear color."
Find out which lovely actresses won the L'Oreal Paris Style Awards for "Best Trend," "Best Tressed" and "Best Dressed" at the 2012 SAG Awards!
"Extra's" Jerry Penacoli laughed it up with the whole cast of "The Help" after their win for Best Film Ensemble at the 2012 SAG Awards, where he received a big smooch from Allison Janney - and caught Female Actor in Leading Role Award winner Viola Davis do her victory dance.
Check it out!