Donning a Dolce&Gabbana tuxedo with Prada shoes, on Sunday evening Piers Morgan stood "suited and booted" amongst the world's biggest film stars, anchoring CNN's red carpet coverage of the 85th Academy Awards.
Shelving the gun debate almost entirely for one night, the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host effortlessly switched from hard news to high fashion, vamping on Dior couture, and old Hollywood glamour.
For nearly two hours the British television presenter rubbed elbows with the likes of Dustin Hoffman and George Clooney, ceremonially pushed his sleeves up alongside Don Johnson and subjected himself to some good-natured ribbing at the miniature hands of the youngest-ever Best Actress in a Leading Role nominee Quvenzhané Wallis.
For a comprehensive representation of Morgan's night on the famed Los Angeles red carpet, scroll down, and tune in....
Morgan talks menu with famed chef Wolfgang Puck
'Beasts of the Southern Wild' – Benh Zeitlin
, big bang for the buck
Oscar "bean counters" from Price Waterhouse Cooper
, director of 'Brave,' and a "man in a skirt"
The family of Seth McFarlane
talk about the Oscars' "naughty" host
: "It was a 'Happy Birthday, Mr. President' kind of dress"
'Life of Pi' star Suraj Sharma
reveals he never imagined being in a movie
"It feels awesome. It's really great to be here." – Amy Adams
"Hello, Governor." Nine-year-old Quevenzhane Wallis
breaks out British accent
channel's 'Downton Abbey,' mimics Morgan
: "I could have been naked before you"
: "This is the biggest event – I'm going to be jelly"
, just hours before winning her first Oscar
: "I could be your father, treat me with a modicum of respect"
"We did some undressing on that too," says Don Johnson
of 'Miami Vice' days
: "In the old days, you just walked in a store, and got a dress, and put it on"
Hours before winning, Christoph Waltz
admits to having speech written "in his head"
dons H&M dress, accessorizes with $150,000 worth of diamonds
FOX "boss" Rupert Murdoch
on rivalry with CNN: "I think we're okay"
'Les Miserables' Director Tom Hooper
: "I can't quite believe I'm here two years after 'The King's Speech'"
: "We wanted to tell the story ('Zero Dark Thirty') as faithfully as we could"
"I'm wearing Prada and I really like the back" Anne Hathaway
spins and wins
'Life of Pi' Director Ang Lee
: "It's all good"
Morgan: "What's it like being the second-best looking guy on the red carpet?"
: "I don't know, what is it like?"
Morgan on Nicole Kidman
's gown: "This is a knockout dress"
salutes Morgan's gun crusade: "You're doing good stuff"
: "I go to the parties to hide"
refuses to do her English accent: "You'll repeat it, and repeat it..."
"Mum" of Chris Pine
: "I'm very proud of him ... I'm proud of how he lives his life"
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