Melissa Leo Oscar Dress: Marc Bouwer

While film buffs the world over await the drumroll just before the announcement of Best Picture, fashionistas get in on the action early. All eyes were on the 83rd Academy Awards red carpet with the hope of spotting Melissa Leo's Oscar dress. The starlet wore a short-sleeve ivory lace gown with a high collar by Marc Bouwer.

Melissa+Leo in 83rd Annual Academy Awards - ArrivalsActress Melissa Leo arrives at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)more pics »Melissa Leo wowed critics with her fantastic performance in The Fighter, playing Mark Wahlberg's overbearing mother. She has landed her second Oscar nomination for the role, the first being in 2009 for Frozen River.

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards were held February 27, 2011 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. James Franco and Anne Hathaway hosted the festivities, which honored the best films of 2010. Hathaway, who employed her stylist gal pal Rachel Zoe to dress her for the event, looked fabulous as always. And as well she should: Zoe's fee was reportedly astronomical!

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