Academy Awards Academy Awards fashions: Pale gowns rule the night ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Getty Images Jessica Chastain, who was nominated for best actress for her role in "Zero Dark Thirty," arrived on the red carpet. Getty Images Best actress winner Jennifer Lawrence wore Dior Haute Couture. Getty Images As soon as “Les Misérables” star Anne Hathaway arrived on the red carpet, the social media universe exploded, claiming that the actress was showing more anatomy than she should. REUTERS If more actresses followed Octavia Spencer’s lead, the red carpet would be a much more beautiful place. REUTERS Helen Hunt could very well be the first nominated actress to wear H&M to the Oscars. AFP/Getty Images Quvenzhané Wallis was the youngest actress ever to be nominated for best actress in a leading role. Getty Images Amy Adams, who was a nominee for her supporting role in "The Master," appeared at the Hollywood & Highland Center. Getty Images Actress Amanda Seyfried wore Alexander McQueen to the ceremony. Pairing a classic silhouette with a very modern shade of blue kept Reese Witherspoon from looking too retro on the red carpet. Sally Field couldn’t decide if she was feeling demure like Gidget or sassy like Carrie. AFP/Getty Images Jane Fonda scores points for wearing a color that stood out compared to all others on the red carpet.