The 90th Academy Awards red carpet was awash with dazzling dresses and stunning gowns. We spotted five major trends, and if we could deliver an Oscar for each of the best red-carpet looks, here’s who would be on the list of nominees in each category:

1. Best Lady in Red

The likes of Janelle Monáe and Meryl Streep showed us what they are stylistically made of in daring red pieces. With this trend, artists celebrated their personalities while making  a statement.

2. Best Head-Turning Sparkly Dress

Artists like Betty Gabriel and Lupita Nyong’o brought out their inner princess by walking the red carpet in sparkly, metallic, embroidered and jewel-drenched gowns.

3. Best White Gown

To add a refreshing element to the evening, actresses like the gorgeous and ever-so-elegant Margot Robbie and Mary J. Blige took over in white dresses. It takes a very brave woman to wear white, as the colour is easy to miss and can come off as bridal.

4. Best Unconventional Outfit

Love it or hate it. We found the celebrities bold enough to take fashion risks.

5. Best in Black

Even though it had been confirmed by the Timesup movement that there will not be a black dress code for the Oscars, there were a few women who wore the colour anyway. Here are some of our favourite black ensembles.