Maria Menounos: Vision in White at the 2014 Academy Awards

Posted Sunday March 2, 2014 7:03 PM GMT

When it comes to awards shindigs it doesn’t get any bigger than this, and the 86th Academy Awards welcomed Maria Menounos to the red carpet outside Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre earlier tonight (March 2).

The “Access Hollywood” star was a vision in white as she smiled for the shutterbugs as she navigated through the arrivals area, excited about the evening ahead.

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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