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The 86th Academy Awards were held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, last night (March 2) *CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE*
Posted: 03/03/2014 11:54 AM

STARS BROUGHT their 'A game' to the red carpet of the 86th Academy Awards last night (March 3).

12 Years A Slave actress Lupita Nyong'o, who picked up the Best Supporting Actress award, looked resplendent in a pale blue gown, while pregnant Scandal star Kerry Washington draped her bump in a beautiful strapless satin grey number.

Actress Jada Pinkett-Smith looked stunning in a floor-length pink gown, while husband Will Smith looked dapper in a tuxedo.

12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen, who picked up the Best Picture gong for the blockbuster, matched his wife's black gown with a slick tux.

McQueen is the first black British man to win the prestigious award.

McQueen dedicated his award to “all those people who have endured slavery”.

He added: “Everyone deserves not just to survive, but to live.

“This is the most important legacy of Solomon Northup.”

Northup was the free man kidnapped into slavery whose memoirs the film is based upon.

Apart from claiming best picture, 12 Years A Slave won best adapted screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong’o, who plays a slave girl abused by her owner.

Meanwhile, singer Pharrell failed to impress with his contemporary take on the xx tuxedo, opting for a pair of shorts as opposed to trousers.

He later performed hit single Happy for the star-studded crowd.