Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith: Fan Favorites at the 2014 Academy Awards

Posted Sunday March 2, 2014 10:01 PM GMT

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

Joined by his beautiful wife Jada Pinkett Smith, the “After Earth” star greeted his fellow celebrities outside Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre ahead of the entertainment industry’s biggest event.

Later this evening, the handsome actor will take to the stage to present one of the many coveted golden statues to be given out during the show.

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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