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Norah Jones Snaps Exclusive Oscar Photos for PEOPLE

Talk about a whirlwind day!

Singer Norah Jones shared her first-ever Oscar experience with PEOPLE, snapping exclusive shots as she prepared to walk the big red carpet.

Jones, 33, decided to make it a Hollywood weekend, staying in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel right across from the Dolby Theatre, getting ready with pal Sarah Oda.

After conquering the carpet, Jones took the stage to perform the nominated Best Original Song “Everybody Needs a Best Friend” from Ted.

But the busy singer couldn’t even enjoy the evening’s parties, as she jetted off to Singapore for work directly from the ceremony.

For more on Norah’s night and all the details on Hollywood’s biggest night, pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

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Oscar Gowns: The 12 Best Dresses of the Night

In order to earn a spot in the PEOPLE.com Oscars Best Dressed gallery, a gown must do one of two things: get the unanimous approval of the entire PEOPLE.com style staff…or wow one editor so much that she’s prompted to start a campaign to get that star’s look on the list (cough, Kerry Washington, cough).

Most of the names you see below fall under the former category, but there might be one or two fashion-forward looks that landed on the list because an editor was able to convince the team. Take a look and see if you can guess which those are.

1. JENNIFER LAWRENCE
We don’t want to brag … okay, yes we do. We totally called this Dior Haute Couture number for the Best Actress nominee. She outdoes our expectations, though, pairing it with a Roger Vivier clutch and zillions of carats of Chopard jewels, including a dazzling necklace worn down her back.
• See the photo here.

2. JESSICA CHASTAIN
“It was a very tough decision,” the Oscar nominee says of her copper embellished custom Giorgio Armani gown, accessorized with Harry Winston diamonds, soft waves and the perfect red lip. Maybe so, but it was certainly the right decision.
• See the photo here.

3. REESE WITHERSPOON
We might have selected Jennifer’s dress, but it was Reese’s daughter who helped pick out this two-tone Louis Vuitton creation, worn with gorgeous cascading waves. “She’s 13, she really weighs in,” the actress revealed of her young stylist.
• See the photo here.

4. AMY ADAMS
The nominee shows off her tiny waist (and penchant for dramatic dresses) in a silver-gray Oscar de la Renta gown with a beaded bodice and a massive, tulle-embellished skirt. She finishes the look with delicate jewelry and what just may be the night’s prettiest undo.
• See the photo here.

5. CHARLIZE THERON
Who needs a statue when you look this statuesque? Charlize makes the most dramatic entrance of the evening thanks to her edgy crop, Harry Winston jewels and this pristine white peplum Dior Haute Couture, which prompted her to say, “I sometimes just really feel like a princess.”
• See the photo here.

6. NAOMI WATTS
It’ll be tough to out-dazzle the Impossible actress, whose fully sequined gunmetal Armani Privé gown features an asymmetric neckline and easily won over the PEOPLE.com editors. (Oh, and for those of you keeping count: She’s also wearing $1.5 million of Neil Lane diamonds.)
• See the photo here.

7. KERRY WASHINGTON
“It’s a coral-y, red, hot pink thing. I can’t put a name on the color, which I love,” the Django Unchained star explains of the reason she picked her simple Miu Miu gown with its bejeweled bodice. She also knocks it out of the park with her accessories: a Prada clutch, Chopard earrings, a Fred Leighton ring and Christian Louboutin heels.
• See the photo here.

8. STACY KEIBLER
Also predicting Oscar gowns accurately? Designer Naeem Khan, who guessed that we’d see this elegant beaded confection (paired with earrings and a bracelet by Lorraine Schwartz) on the red carpet tonight. Though we think he may have had a little insider info we didn’t.
• See the photo here.

9. NICOLE KIDMAN
Major props to the Aussie actress for taking this fashion risk – it definitely paid off! She stuns in a L’Wren Scott gown that looks practically liquid, hugging her curves and ending in golden swirls, then tops it all off with Fred Leighton jewelry.
• See the photo here.

10. SANDRA BULLOCK
Though she’s there to present, the star looks ready for center stage in her cap-sleeve Elie Saab gown with a sheer skirt, worn with Harry Winston jewels from her hair to her fingers, plus a vintage Daniel Swarovski clutch and Jimmy Choo heels.
• See the photo here.

11. JENNIFER GARNER
Affleck’s arm candy fills the role beautifully yet again in a rich plum strapless Gucci gown with a dramatic back ruffle, plus $2.5 million worth of Neil Lane jewels including a 200 carat necklace, plus a Roger Vivier clutch.
• See the photo here.

12. KRISTEN STEWART
Despite having one of the night’s most surprising accessories (a crutch), the actress looks poised and pretty in what could be a wedding gown – check out that cream lace and the tulle skirt on her Reem Acra creation – plus vintage Fred Leighton diamonds and Jimmy Choo heels.
• See the photo here.

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Fresh-Faced And Wild-Eyed: See This Year’s Oscar Nominees Back In The Day

Many of this year’s Oscar nominees have been in the business for a very, very, very long time.

Just look at Lincoln star Sally Field, who had to fight her way through the studio systems in the ’60s before she could ever hope of winning two Oscars and an additional third nomination.

Then there’s Denzel Washington, who spent much of the ’80s on the small screen, and Jacki Weaver, who sang (quite beautifully, we might add) on Australian television the ’60s.

But what did they actually look like when they were just starting out?

Celebuzz has pulled together some images of Field, Washington, Weaver and more of Oscar’s latest batch of nominees as they were just getting their foots in the door.

See the highlights, below.

Sally Field, 1965

Robert De Niro, 1977

Denzel Washington, 1986

Emmanuelle Riva, 1965

Naomi Watts, 1993

Alan Arkin, 1972

Helen Hunt, 1987

Ben Affleck, 1997

Steven Spielberg, 1979

Joaquin Phoenix, 1984

Daniel Day-Lewis, 1989

Philip Seymour Hoffman, 1991

Hugh Jackman, 1997

Anne Hathaway, 1999

Jacki Weaver, 1966

All images courtesy of Getty Images

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