Spellbinding: Emma Watson brings a touch of magic to the Academy Awards red carpet in stunning floor-length dress as she makes her Oscars debut
Actress Emma Watson has made a stunning appearance at the 86th Academy Awards in California – her debut appearance at the annual ceremony.
The 23 year-old star, whose recent films include The Bling Ring and My Week With Marilyn, turned heads when she appeared at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles on Sunday night.
Walking the red carpet in impeccable style, the Paris-born, British-bred talent looked every inch the accomplished film star.
Belle of the ball: Emma sparkled – quite literally – on the red carpet of the 2014 Oscars
Flying the flag: Emma Watson arrives at the Oscars in a stunning floor-length gown
Wearing a metallic and black Vera Wang gown, the star exposed her arms in the sleeveless design which expanded at the hem-line an hour-glass shape.
Accessorising with Jimmy Choo heels, a silver clutch bag and some intricate rings, she also wore her hair up in a relaxed bun for added style.
But more than just a special guest, this year, the English rose is also making her presenting debut at the ceremony – by bestowing the award for special effects.
Spellbinding: Actress Emma Watson attends the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood
Demure: Emma Watson looked radiant and poised in her choice of dress for the 86th Academy Awards
While the talented star is not nominated this awards season, there is already plenty of buzz surrounding her upcoming project Noah.
The Biblical drama, starring Russell Crowe in the title role, is set for release on March 28 and is helmed by Oscar-nominated Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky.
Paramount Pictures announced on Thursday that the film will now carry an ‘explanatory disclaimer’ following conversations between the studio and conservative Christian organisation National Religious Broadcasters.
Strike a pose: Emma did British talent proud as she stepped out in a classy-but-youthful ensemble
The disclaimer will read: ‘The film is inspired by the story of Noah. While artistic license has been taken, we believe that this film is true to the essence, values, and integrity of a story that is a cornerstone of faith for millions of people worldwide.
‘The biblical story of Noah can be found in the book of Genesis.
The message will run on all ‘future marketing materials… the film’s official website and 100 per cent
of print and radio, as well as a percentage of the film’s online and broadcast’.
Wearing Vera Wang: The actress was radiant in her metallic and black dress