The countdown for the biggest night in Hollywood is finally over as the Oscars 2013 - the 85th Academy Awards - have started in Hollywood, California.

The event is being hosted by comic actor Seth MacFarlane.

The stars were seen arriving on the red carpet for the big event amidst a sea of onlookers and paparazzi on Sunday evening, bringing in best fashion with stunning gowns and accessories. The glamorous stars stopped to pose for photographers and talk to media as they arrived for the evening.

While the red carpet arrivals were broadcast live by quite a few American channels including E!, there is live streaming of the program on various Web sites on the internet. The ceremony announcing the winners of the prestigious award is being broadcast on Sky Movies beginning at 1am (GMT).

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Check out the red carpet arrivals of the Oscar 2103 and decide for yourself which stars came in with the winning looks.

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Quenzhane Wallis, best actress nominee for her role in "Beasts of the Southern Wild", arrives at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013REUTERS/Adrees Latif
Actress Jennifer Aniston and fiance Justin Theroux arrive at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013.REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
As celebrities arrived on red carpet, Perez Hilton could not help but send a stream of tweets about their style and ensembles. The American king of celebrity gossip rather criticized Jennifer Aniston of wearing something identical to what she has already worn for Emmys previously. Anniston arrived at the ceremony with beau Justin Theroux, clad in a red gown. Hilton also criticized her of not trying out new things with her hair in his tweets.Twitter/@PerezHilton
One: Jennifer Lawrence had already been nominated at the Oscar Awards back in 2011 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. Given Lawrence had over two years to hone her skills Jennifer deserves to win this years’ award.REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Actress Judi Shekoni arrives at the 2013 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party in West Hollywood, California, February 24, 2013.REUTERS/Gus Ruelas
drianna Costa from the "Extra" TV series arrives at the 2013 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party in West Hollywood, California, February 24, 2013.REUTERS/Gus Ruelas
Zoe Saldana arrives at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013.REUTERS/Adrees Latif
Amanda Seyfried of "Les Miserables" poses in her Alexander McQueen gown as she arrives at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013.REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Jessica Chastain, best actress nominee for her role in "Zero Dark Thirty", arrives at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013.REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Zoe Saldana arrives at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013.REUTERS/Adrees Latif
Wolfgang Puck is seen at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013 .REUTERS/Adrees Latif
Actor Eddie Redmayne. Taylor Swift had gone to audition for a role in "Les Miserables" where she had met Eddie. The two got off pretty well but when Eddie felt things were going too serious, the British actor cut off all ties from the country crooner.REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Indian actor Suraj Sharma, of the film "Life of Pi", arrives at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013.REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Amy Adams, best supporting actress nominee for her role in "The Master," and her husband, Darren Le Gallo, arrive at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013.REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
onna Gigliotti producer of "Silver Linings Playbook", nominated for best picture, arrives at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013.REUTERS/Adrees Latif
Dame Shirley Bassey arrives at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013.REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Director Nikolaj Arcel (L) and actors Alicia Vikander and Mads Mikkelsen, of the best foreign language nominated Danish film "A Royal Affair," arrive at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013.REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Director Nikolaj Arcel (L) and actors Alicia Vikander and Mads Mikkelsen, of the best foreign language nominated Danish film "A Royal Affair," arrive at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013.REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Actor Michael Douglas and his wife, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, who is wearing a Zuhair Murad gown and Lorraine Schwartz jewels, arrive at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 24, 2013.REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Adrianna Costa from the "Extra" TV series arrives at the 2013 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party in West Hollywood, California, February 24, 2013.REUTERS/Gus Ruelas