Lupita Nyong'o (Robyn Beck/AFP)

The 86th Academy Awards were held at the Dolby Theatre on March 2 in Hollywood, Calif. The Root has a recap of the black stars to walk the red carpet.

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Best actor in a leading role nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor and his guest

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Actress Kerry Washington

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Best director nominee Steve McQueen and producer Bianca Stigter

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Best actress in a supporting role winner Lupita Nyong'o

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Actor Faysal Ahmed and best actor in a supporting role nominee Barkhad Adbi

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Actress Alfre Woodard

Frazer Harrison

Singer John Legend

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Best original song nominee Pharrell Williams and his wife, Helen Lasichahn

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