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BEST: Lupita Nyong’o

Since her jaw-dropping appearance at the Golden Globes in January wearing Ralph Lauren’s scarlet cape dress, the “12 Years a Slave” actress has been consistently nailing red carpet looks and has become the poster girl for doing fashion right at awards shows. Yes, we loved her pale blue Oscar Prada, but we give cred to the red, which had eyes popping and got the ball rolling.(Credit: AP / Jordan Strauss)

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The best (and worst) looks of awards season

The party's over ... awards season, that is.

And it's fair to say that it was the best of times and some pretty frumpy times when it came to red carpet dressing, starting with the Emmys in September and screeching to a halt with the Academy Awards this week. Like the movies, there were mega-blockbusters and unqualified flops. Have a look at our 10 best-dressed and a few who, well, really missed the boat.