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.
Sporting a fourth nomination in seven years, she humbly admitted things are going well:
"It feels awesome. It's really great to be here. It really is," said the 38-year-old Italian born actress, who was nominated in the past for Best Actress in a Supporting Role as part of her work in both "Doubt" and "The Fighter."
Up for the same honor this year for "The Master," Adams revealed the others in her craft whom she admires:
"Meryl Streep, Sally Field, Susan Sarandon, just all these wonderful women who paved a wonderful path for us."
Watch the clips, and listen to the interviews with Chastain and Adams, then tune to CNN after the Academy Awards as Morgan hosts a live recap of the 85th edition of The Oscars®.
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