Actress Hilary Swank arrives at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)more pics » Hilary Swank Oscar Dress (Getty)
On the holiest of holy red carpet nights, fashion mavens the world over watched with bated breath the parade of exquisite Oscar gowns. The 83rd Annual Academy Awards did not disappoint. But in truth, all eyes were waiting for just a glimpse of Hilary Swank
's Oscar dress. The actress wore Gucci Premiere Couture.
Hilary Swank's film career began with a small part in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) and then a major part in The Next Karate Kid (1994). She has become known for her two Academy Award-winning performances: first as Brandon Teena, a transgender man (FTM) in the movie Boys Don't Cry (1999), and a struggling waitress-turned-boxer, Maggie Fitzgerald, in Million Dollar Baby (2004). In 2010, Swank earned a SAG nomination for her role in Conviction. Watch for her in the upcoming movie The Resident, starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
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!Click the image to see more Oscar fashion and beauty: Best Dressed at the 2011 Oscars
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