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Ladies Go Green on the Oscars Red Carpet

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Saoirse Ronan and Rachel McAdams

Because emerald goes so well with gold.

The red carpet was flooded with jewel tones on Sunday evening — from sapphire blues to ruby reds — but there was one particular hue that was chosen by two leading female nominees that caught our eye: emerald green.

Best actress and best supporting actress nominees Saoirse Ronan and Rachel McAdams were glowing in emerald gowns — Ronan in a beaded Calvin Klein frock and McAdams in a halter August Getty gown. According to E!'s red-carpet coverage, Ronan chose her dress as a nod to her Irish heritage; a fitting choice considering her film, Brooklyn, is about an Irish immigrant.

Double-nominee Sandy Powell, who was up for best costume design for Carol and Cinderella, also arrived in green, rocking a tuxedo that she designed herself. The hue certainly helped her signature orange mane pop. 

Cate Blanchett, too, hit the red-carpet in a seafoam shade of green by Armani Prive, which she styled with Tiffany & Co. jewels. 

The trend comes at the perfect time, as March is just around the corner.

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