The Best Candid Photo Moments from the Oscars Red Carpet

Well, champagne-colored carpet.

The Best Candid Photo Moments from the Oscars Red Carpet
Rihanna attends the 95th Annual Academy Awards on March 12, 2023 in Hollywood, California.
Rihanna. Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

Every year, the biggest stars in Hollywood gather at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles for the Academy Awards, also known as the film industry’s most anticipated evening of the year. The 2023 Oscars did not disappoint, as all your favorite A-listers flocked to the red carpet—well, this year it was actually a champagne-colored carpet—in their sartorial best, as they prepared to fête the best and brightest in film. Nominees and guests spend hours getting ready for the Oscars, often picking out their ensembles weeks—if not months—in advance, not to mention all the time spent in hair and makeup prior to stepping out onto the red carpet. As much as we all appreciate a glamorous, perfectly-posed photo, let’s not forget about all those wonderfully candid snaps of your favorite stars as they arrived at the Oscars. Below, see all the best candid photos from the 2023 Academy Awards red—again, champagne!—carpet.

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The Best Candid Photos from the Oscars Red Carpet

Well, champagne-colored carpet, that is.

  • Rihanna (L) and Ashley Graham at the 95th Annual Academy Awards held at Ovation Hollywood on March 12, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety via Getty Images)

    Rihanna and Ashley Graham

  • Emily Blunt at the 95th Annual Academy Awards held at Ovation Hollywood on March 12, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety via Getty Images)

    Emily Blunt

  • HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 12: Mindy Kaling attends the 95th Annual Academy Awards on March 12, 2023 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
    Mindy Kaling.

    Mindy Kaling

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    Angela Bassett.

    Angela Bassett

  • Kate Hudson and Janelle Monáe.

    Kate Hudson and Janelle Monáe

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    Jamie Lee Curtis.

    Jamie Lee Curtis

  • Halle Bailey attends the 95th Annual Academy Awards on March 12, 2023 in Hollywood, California.

    Halle Bailey

  • Daniel Kwan attends the 95th Annual Academy Awards on March 12, 2023 in Hollywood, California.
    Daniel Kwan.

    Daniel Kwan

  • Melissa McCarthy attends the 95th Annual Academy Awards on March 12, 2023 in Hollywood, California.
    Melissa McCarthy.

    Melissa McCarthy

  • James Hong attends the 95th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland on March 12, 2023 in Hollywood, California.
    James Hong.

    James Hong

  • Irish actor Paul Mescal attends the 95th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 12, 2023. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)
    Paul Mescal.

    Paul Mescal

  • Stephanie Hsu

    Stephanie Hsu

  • Florence Pugh and Stephanie Hsu attend the 95th Annual Academy Awards on March 12, 2023 in Hollywood, California.
    Florence Pugh and Stephanie Hsu.

    Florence Pugh and Stephanie Hsu

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    Dwayne Johnson

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    Michelle Yeoh.

    Michelle Yeoh

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    Ariana DeBose.

    Ariana DeBose

  • Andrew Garfield

    Andrew Garfield

  • HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 12: Idris Elba attends the 95th Annual Academy Awards on March 12, 2023 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
    Idris Elba.

    Idris Elba

  • HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 12: Lenny Kravitz attends the 95th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland on March 12, 2023 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
    Lenny Kravitz.

    Lenny Kravitz

  • Brendan Gleeson and Lady Gaga
    Brendan Gleeson and Lady Gaga.

    Brendan Gleeson and Lady Gaga

  • Winnie Harlow takes a selfie with fans at the 95th Annual Academy Awards on March 12, 2023 in Hollywood, California.
    Winnie Harlow attends the 95th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland on March 12, 2023 in Hollywood, California.

    Winnie Harlow

  • US actor Austin Butler attends the 95th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 12, 2023. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)
    Austin Butler.

    Austin Butler

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    Hugh Grant

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    Cate Blanchett.

  • Rihanna attends the 95th Annual Academy Awards on March 12, 2023 in Hollywood, California.
    Rihanna.

    Rihanna

The Best Candid Photo Moments from the Oscars Red Carpet