The Best Beauty Looks from the 2009 Academy Awards

So yes, Kate Winslet and Penelope Cruz won Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. And yes, Slumdog Millionaire won top honors. But you know what we were caring about the whole night? The hair and makeup, of course! Check out which starlets took home the gold on the red carpet.

Amanda Seyfried 81st Annual Oscars Beauty.jpgMamma Mia! star Amanda Seyfried coordinated her red gown with a pretty crimson stain amd 40s bombshell waves, accented with a deep side part that on her somehow seemed soft instead of severe. Seems like having three fathers and being part of a love triangle on Big Love really is working out for her.

Amy Adams 81st Annual Oscars Beauty.jpgOscar nominee Amy Adams just glowed on the red carpet in her red and black gown. A simple sideswept updo and raspberry lip offset glowing skin and taupe eyeshadow while keeping the focus on her gorgeous bib necklace.

Diane Lane 81st Annual Oscars Beauty.jpgWe’d be lying if we said we didn’t want to be Diane Lane. Not only does she get to come home to hottie Josh Brolin every night — who, coincidentally, we’ve loved since The Goonies — but her orangey red lip was right on point with the season’s top trend.

Elizabeth Banks 81st Annual Oscars Beauty.jpgCreamy orangey peach lipstick. Center parted hair with subtle waves. Gleamy skin. Yes, Elizabeth Banks certainly looked stunning on the red carpet!

Jennifer Aniston 81st Annual Oscars Beauty.jpgFirst of all, thank the LORD Jennifer Aniston finally strayed from her usual LBD by wearing a gorgeous spangly dress. But what we’re totally loving is the thick braid running across her crown LC style. All we’ve gotta say is, in the fight between Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie, Jen most certainly won.

Marion Cotillard 81st Annual Oscars Beauty.jpgWhat is it about the French? Marion Cotillard just looked stunning on the red carpet. Her simple updo, fresh skin and deep maroon lip just made her look flawless. We totally want to be her.

Miley Cyrus 81st Annual Oscars Beauty.jpgSo all of a sudden, Miley Cyrus is looking totally age-appropriate. Finally! We’re totally on board with her glossy coral lip, pale eyes and fun updo with loose tendrils. Score one for Hannah Montana!

Naomi Watts 81st Annual Oscars Beauty.jpgBeachy undone waves and raspberry lips do a Hollywood starlet make! Wow, did Naomi Watts just look striking. And while loose waves might be too carefree for many a starlet on the red carpet, she somehow made them work.

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