As the glitziest night in the movie industry, it's customary that at least a few guests will dress as an Oscars statuette, but gold wasn't the only thing shimmering on the red carpet tonight as the stars lit up the night in a rainbow of colour. 

Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling

The red carpet was awash with sunshine-bright pops of colours, in every shape imaginable. Mindy Kaling kicked things off in a sunflower-yellow column gown by Dolce and Gabbana, with a draped asymmetrical neckline. 

Little Women's Florence Pugh
Little Women's Florence Pugh

Little Women's Florence Pugh looked sweet in a turquoise satin Louis Vuitton gown with a tiered skirt and structured corset bust. We especially loved her matching strappy heels and contrasting pink necklace. 

America Ferrera
America Ferrera

America Ferrera showed off her baby bump in a deep red Grecian-style gown with romantic gathered shoulders, while Chrissy Metz shone in a custom tomato-red gown by Christian Siriano.

Kaitlyn Dever
Kaitlyn Dever

Adding even more shine to the red carpet was Booksmart's Kaitlyn Dever, looking sophisticated Louis Vuitton sparkly column dress. 

Kristen Wiig
Kristen Wiig

In one of the most original ensembles of the night was Kristen Wiig, looking fantastic in a ruffled red column dress. 

Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel

There seemed to be 50 shades of pink on the carpet tonight. Idina Menzel stepped out in a rich fuchsia gown, her waist accented by a dramatic bow, while Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood's Julia Butters looked delightful in a voluminous and whimsical baby pink gown featuring a button-up top and ruffled sleeves. 

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood's Julia Butters
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood's Julia Butters

Another micro trend to emerge was black and pink, with Laura Dern, Gal Gadot and our own Caitriona Balfe walking the red carpet in the chic combination.

Gal Gadot
Gal Gadot

Dern's Armani gown was sweet and elegant, with heavy black beading across the bust and straps and a sophisticated pearlescent pink gown.

Laura Dern
Laura Dern

Meanwhile, Balfe's Valentino black fishtail gown was topped with a sheer pink overlay, and Gadot stunned in a Givenchy number featuring a black sheer lace top and feminine pink ruffled skirt. 

Caitriona Balfe
Caitriona Balfe

But it wouldn't be the Oscars without a little glitter, and the stars were shining extra bright as they gleamed in gold. Rebel Wilson brought Old Hollywood glamour to the red carpet, in a figure-hugging custom warm gold number by Jason Wu, her blonde hair waved to perfection. 

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Sandra Oh
Sandra Oh

Killing Eve's Sandra Oh took a more feminine slant on the trend, dazzling in a rose gold gown by Elie Saab that even fashion lover Eve would kill for. In another stunning champagne-hued creation, Brie Larson strutted her stuff in a daring sequin gown, with a deep v-neck and thigh-high slit. 

Natalie Portman stepped out in a more muted gold ensemble, wearing a stunning black bodysuit overlayed with a gold sheer gown, covered in intricate embroidery.

Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman

Perhaps most notable, however, were the names of female directors who were not nominated for Oscars. 

Billy Porter
Billy Porter

Irishwoman Eimear Noone wowed in a custom gilded jacket by Claire Garvey, wrought with intricate embroidery and a structured train, and we'd be remiss if we excluded the one and only Billy Porter, who stunned in a gown overlayed with gold feathers on the bust. 

Eimear Noone
Eimear Noone

Check out the full red carpet gallery of the 2020 Oscars here.