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"Red is a great statement color, but it's hard to wear on the red carpet," Carson says. "Sometimes it clashes and can appear off in photographs, but a lot of this year's red dresses looked really classic." It's a bold choice, but Best Actress nominee Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar host Anne Hathaway, and last year's Best Actress winner Sandra Bullock all pulled it off flawlessly. Other actresses who painted the town red? Penelope Cruz in her plunging, sparking gown and Jennifer Hudson, who showed off her sexy new shape in a tangerine stunner.