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Cate Blanchett Selects Oscars Dress 10 Minutes Before Leaving for Red Carpet

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It’s been a big night for Cate Blanchett. Not only did she nab the Oscar for Best Actress, but she also made our Best Dressed list. And we have some exclusive insight on her major, head-turning gown.

Blanchett told PEOPLE inside the show that she was torn between three Giorgio Armani dresses, and the floral-adorned, illusion mock turtleneck design she selected was a last-minute decision.

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“It was Mr. Armani. It was between Mr. Armani, Mr. Armani and Mr. Armani,” she shared. “It was between three dresses, and I made the decision 10 minutes before I left.”

So we decided to guess the other two dresses the actress might have had in rotation. Our picks? The strapless ivory lace design and a more dramatic black beaded creation (both in the photo above) from the most recent Giorgio Armani Privé fall/winter Haute Couture collection.

Are you a fan of the dress the star chose? Or do you have another Blanchett look you love? Share your thoughts below!

–Brittany Talarico, with reporting by Jen Garcia

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