As the eyes of the entertainment world are glued to Los Angeles, on Sunday evening Piers Morgan hosted CNN's live, red carpet coverage of the 85th Academy Awards. Interviewing everyone from Dustin Hoffman and Tommy Lee Jones to Jennifer Lawrence and Sally Field, the host of "Piers Morgan Tonight" patrolled the event's signature crimson walkway for more than two hours, dishing on everything from the drama to the dresses.
Welcoming Jessica Chastain for a conversation equal parts endearing and entertaining, the star of "Zero Dark Thirty" explained the vision behind her shimmery, strapless Armani gown:
"The dress reminded me, it was a 'Happy Birthday, Mr. President' kind of dress," said the Best Actress in a Leading Role nominee. "It's an honor to wear a dress that evokes old Hollywood."
Soon after chatting with the 35-year-old Juilliard School-groomed actress, Morgan then welcomed fellow crimson-haired beauty Amy Adams, herself a nominee in one of the evening's premier categories.