Kerry Washington Shows Off her Baby Bump at the 2014 Academy Awards

Posted Sunday March 2, 2014 8:53 PM GMT

She is one of the hottest actresses on the planet, and earlier this evening (March 2) Kerry Washington arrived for the 86th Academy Awards.

Gorgeous as she worked the red carpet in a light lavender gown, the "Django Unchained" beauty obliged the shutterbugs stationed outside LA's Dolby Theatre before heading in to take her seat.

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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