Chris Hemsworth & Elsa Pataky: Cozy Duo at the 2014 Oscars

Posted Sunday March 2, 2014 9:27 PM GMT

He’s always up for a fancy fete, and Chris Hemsworth was in great spirits as he arrived at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood tonight (March 2).

Escorted by his beautiful wife Elsa Pataky (wearing earrings by Graziela Gems and bracelet by Dana Rebecca Designs), the “Thor” star greeted his fellow celebrities outside Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre ahead of the entertainment industry’s biggest event.

Tonight, the Aussie hunk will take the stage to present one of the prestigious golden statues.

It has been an especially-exciting awards show season, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences certainly didn’t suffer from a shortage of worthy contenders from which to choose.

The hopefuls for Best Picture include “American Hustle,” “Nebraska,” “Captain Phillips,” “Philomena,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Gravity,” “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Her.”

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