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Oscars 2011: best actress dress predictions

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This Sunday (27 February), all eyes will be on Hollywood as the nominees for Best Actress take to the red carpet for the 83rd Academy Awards. And, whilst we can't wait to find out which actress takes home the Oscar, we're just as excited to see what they wear.

In anticipation, we've taken a look back at their fashion form so far during awards season, and asked our fashion assistant, Morag Paterson, to tell us what she'd like to see them wearing come Oscar night.

What would you like to see the leading ladies wearing on the red carpet? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

  • Annette Bening nominated for The Kids Are All Right

    Looking elegant in a white, Georges Hobeika dress with embellished silver sparkles at the 16th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards.

  • Annette Bening

    At the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards she sparkled in an elegant Tony Ward Couture gown.

    See all the outfits from the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011 here

  • Annette Bening

    Annette looked particularly stunning in an asymmetric, white Marchesa gown at this year’s BAFTA Orange British Academy Film Awards.

    Morag says: "Annette should opt for a floor-skimming dress with a demure neckline; something classic and not too fussy to offset her cropped hair."

    See all the outfits from the 2011 BAFTAs here

  • Jennifer Lawrence nominated for Winter's Bone

    At the 16th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards Jennifer wore a sequined L’wren Scott dress with nude Jimmy Choo sandals.

  • Jennifer Lawrence

    Jennifer wore an eye-catching, bright, fuchsia, Oscar de la Renta gown with black velvet tie belt at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

    See all the outfits from the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011 here

  • Jennifer Lawrence

    At the Orange British Academy Film Awards she wore a daring navy blue, strapless gown by Stella McCartney.

    Morag says: "I'd like to see Jennifer in something short, chic and waist-cinching – she should take tips from Diane Kruger and opt for Chanel or Erdem."

    See all the outfits from the 2011 BAFTAs here

  • Michelle Williams nominated for Blue Valentine

    At the New York Film Critics Circle Awards Michelle wore a mix of a Wren skirt, a Nina Ricci blouse, Chanel fine jewelry and Christian Louboutin shoes.

  • Michelle Williams

    Michelle wore a nude, embroidered Balenciaga dress with an interesting scallop hem at the 16th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards.

  • Michelle Williams

    At the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards she wore a nude, daisy-motif gown by Valentino.

    Morag says: "Michelle should wear Chloe's nude, balletic-inspired chiffon dress."

    See all the outfits from the Golden Globes 2011 here

  • Natalie Portman nominated for Black Swan

    Natalie looked elegant in a white and black Gianfranco Ferré maxi dress at the 16th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards.

  • Natalie Portman

    Natalie looked amazing at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards in a pale pink, satin gown by Viktor & Rolf, finished with a hand-embroidered Swarovski rose.

    See all the outfits from the Golden Globes 2011 here

  • Natalie Portman

    Natalie sparkled at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in an elegant, white Azzaro, strapless gown with $2 million worth of Tiffany jewels to top it all off.

    Morag says: "Natalie is pregnant, so a strapless empire line dress which shows off her bump would work well."

    See all the outfits from the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011 here

  • Nicole Kidman nominated for Rabbit Hole

    Nicole wore a navy fringed Nina Ricci dress to the 16th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards.

  • Nicole Kidman

    At this year's Golden Globes Nicole wore an asymetric, Prada, cream gown with all over sequin embroidery. She finished her look with Pierre Hardy shoes, Fred Leighton jewels, and Roger Vivier clutch.

    See all the outfits from the Golden Globes 2011 here

  • Nicole Kidman

    At the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards she wore a sophisticated black lace Nina Ricci gown.

    Morag says: "I'd love to see Nicole in Lanvin’s red asymmetric maxi dress - she suits a bright colour."

    What would you like to see the leading ladies wearing on the red carpet? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.