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Academy Awards: A Visual History of Bumps on the Oscar Red Carpet

Last year, 2019 was no different in witnessing expecting women grace the red carpet at the annual Academy Awards red carpet. Kyrsten Ritter, the  Jessica Jones star debuted her baby bump at the 2019 Oscars cradling her stomach on the red carpet while wearing a lacy maroon gown next to boyfriend Adam Granduciel.
In 2016, A glowing Emily Blunt went pink and jewels in 2016 while waiting for the birth of her second child with husband, John Krazinski. In 2017, Ciara looked regal in crimson velour with a jeweled choker at the annual Vanity Fair Oscar Party in 2017 while carrying her and husband Russell Wilson‘s first child together.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at 2016 oscars
In 2016, model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looked glam at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party afterparty with her husband, Jason Statham, wearing a one shoulder Versace gown with Nirav Modi earrings.
Chrissy Teigen at 2016 Oscars red carpet
Also that year, Lipsync Battle host Chrissy Teigen radiated in a Marchesa gown while expecting her second child with husband John Legend. In 2012, Adele welcomed her first child, son Angelo, and the next year, she won an Oscar for Best Song for the and explained having to express breast milk in the bathroom to relieve her engorged breast. The “Rolling in the Deep” singer missed out on having to be heavily pregnant on the red carpet like several of her fellow A-listers in year’s past. Oscar has played host to several heavily pregnant In 1992, Susan Sarandon was almost due with her son Miles  whom she welcomed (with then-beau Tim Robbins) when she was nominated for her role in Thelma & Louise at age 47. (She didn’t win but was nominated 5 times and won Best Actress in 1996 for her role in Dead Man Walking.) In 1998, Glen Close was 8-months pregnant when nominated for Fatal Attraction. In 2000, four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening was nominated for her role in American Beauty at almost 8 months pregnant with her fourth child with husband Warren Beatty, daughter Ella.
Catherine Zeta Jones with Oscar
In 2003, Catherine Zeta-Jones accepted the award for Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Chicago while almost full term with daughter Cary with husband . In 2004, Marcia Gay-Harden was nominated for her role in Mystic River, while pregnant with twins! In 2006, Rachel Weisz was 7-months preggers with her and then-boyfriend Darren Aronofsky when she won the Best Supporting Actress trophy for The Constant Gardner.
Jessia alba oscars
In 2008, while expecting daughter Honor, Jessica Alba shone in a purple Marchesa gown at the Oscars.
In 2010, Paula Patton was seven months pregnant and rocking a Caroline Herrera gown on the red carpet while awaiting the birth of her son Julian with then husband Robin Thicke. !
In 2011, Black Swan star Natalie Portman was 6 months pregnant with her and her choreographer husband Benjamin Millepied,  first son, Aleph when she accepted her Best Actress award.
In 2013, while still married to Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan wore a black lace Rachel Roy gown to the Oscars while very preggers.
Kerry Washington at Vanity Fair Oscar party
In 2014, although Kerry Washington was not nominated for an Oscar, she did attend, cradling the baby bump from her first child, Isabelle.
Olivia Wilde at oscars
Also that year, Olivia Wilde walked the red carpet in a black Valentino gownwhile a couple months away from welcoming her first child, Otis, withher husband, fellow actor, Jason Sudeikis
That same year, Chris Hemsworth ’s wife, Elsa Pataky  in 2014 wore blue sequins but maybe made a fashion mistake of wearing it under and not on top of her belly.

All the 2016 Oscars Red Carpet fashion We Loved 

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Sunday night’s 88th Academy Awards‘ red carpet didn’t disappoint. I loved loved the dresses tonight worn on all of the blog’s Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California! Here are my faves and why they rocked:

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 Oh my!! Olivia Wilde, a presenter tonight,  killed in this white Valentino Haute Couture Grecian-style gown! Gorg! I loved the crown braid which matched the regal look and the choker was quite stylish, fitting and trendy with her Roger Vivier  clutch and Neil Lane jewels.

 

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 Another winning look!  Charlize Theron, another presenter and former Best Actress Oscar winner, sizzled in this crimson Dior dress with a plunging neckline and long train.  Loved that Neil Lane forefinger ring and her other jewels. She had Jimmy Choos on her feet. 
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Kerry Washington, who presented tonight, looked hawt, haute, hot in this sexy Versace dress with a fitted leather bodice and a deep slit. She accented her look with Harry Winston jewels.

kate winslet oscar 2016

 Past Oscar winner and 2016 Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nominee for her role in Steve Jobs Kate Winslet brought her A-game in this strapless black Ralph Lauren gown. She set off her look with Nirav Modi jewels and Christian Louboutin heels.

jennifer garner 2016 oscars

Jennifer Garner went with black too but in this off the shoulder sequined and satin Versace with a Salvator Ferragamo clutch (not pictured. she accented her look with Rene Caovilla  shoes and Neil Lane jewels.   She also presented.

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 I adored mom-to-be Chrissy Teigen‘s nude with rose embellishment overlay Marchesa gown with a delicate train. It hugged the Tv host & model’s new curves perfectly. Teigen is also wearing Lorraine Schwartz jewels, Stuart Weitzman heels and carrying an elegant wine colored Swarovski  clutch.

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I thought past Oscar winner and tonight’s presenter Reese Witherspoon looked quite elegant in her strapless eggplant colored Oscar de la Renta dress accentuated with sparkling jewels from Tiffany’s and Jimmy Choo shoes which you can’t see in this photo.

emily blunt oscar 2016

Finally, Emily Blunts blush elegant Prada dress was feminine and soft. The actress  went with Niwaka jewels, Sophia Webster heels and a box clutch by Judith Leiber.

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My couple fave was Pharrell Williams, who presented tonight, and is seen above his wife Helen Lascichanh who looked dapper as he. I saw people take some jabs at him but I’m digging the singer songwriter and former Oscar nominee’s hair. Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde and John Legend and Teigen were pretty hawt too!

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