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    Red carpet winners and losers for 2012

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    This has been a rather fantastic year for red-carpet fashion. With plenty of big budget movie premieres, the fashion extravaganzas that are the Cannes Film Festival and New York City’s annual MET Ball, and one award season fashion statement (Angelina Jolie’s long and shapely leg) so bold it warranted its own Twitter handle, we had plenty to choose from for our roundup of the best and worst red carpet looks of the year.

    Who: Angelina Jolie

    Where: The 84th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 26

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    Wore: Atelier Versace

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    Who: Gwyneth Paltrow

    Where: The 84th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 26

    Wore: Tom Ford

    Who: Rihanna

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    Where: The 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 12

    Wore: Giorgio Armani

    Who: Diane Kruger

    Where: The 65th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 27

    Wore: Christian Dior Couture

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    Who: Lena Dunham

    Where: Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC on May 7

    Wore: Wes Gordon

    Who: Robert Pattinson

    Where: The New York premiere of “Cosmopolis” on Aug. 13

    Wore: Gucci

    Who: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Where: The 64th annual Primetime Emmys in Los Angeles on Sept. 23

    Wore: Vera Wang

    Who: Jon Hamm

    Where: The 64th annual Primetime Emmys in Los Angeles on Sept. 23

    Wore: Tom Ford

    Rachel Raczka can be reached at RRaczka@Boston.com. Follow her on Twitter @RachelRaczka.