Lupita Nyong’o, Shailene Woodley and Rita Ora were standouts on the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards in L.A. See the photos of the actresses who distinguished themselves with upbeat and daring style choices at the lively and entertaining annual event

Lupita Nyong'o Shailene Woodley Rita Ora

Photo: Lupita Nyong’o, Shailene Woodley, Rita Ora
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Held after the official awards season, the MTV Movie Awards are known for their buzzworthy moments on the red carpet and during the show especially. That’s bound to happen with such award categories as Best Fight, Best Kiss and Best Shirtless Performance!

Thus the challenge on the red carpet — high style, but not an Oscar gown — or, if one wants to draw attention, as some do, that’s always an option.

As always, all eyes were on the 30-year-old Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o who has become a fashion icon during the awards season even as she has taken home a literal shelf full of awards — the Oscar, the SAG, the Golden Globe, etc, etc. — for her role as the slave Patsey in ’12 Years a Slave.’

She was dazzling both on the red carpet in a Karl Lagerfeld Chanel dress which was a whimsical kaleidoscope of colors. Which colors? Likely all of them! It was quite the artistic dress, with a print that was at once mosaic-like and candy-like. She wore striking turquoise blue Casadei pumps to complete the look.

Lupita Nyong’o drew some notice as well during the awards program as a presenter of Jared Leto’s award for Best Transformation for his role as a transgender woman in ‘Dallas Buyers Club. The pair are rumored to be dating, and Leto’s flirtatiousness continued to fuel those rumors. But truth to it or not, they certainly have an engaging and comfortable rapport and seem to enjoy each other’s company.

The 22-year-old Shailene Woodley is also a popular rising star who will be seen as Tris Prior not just in ‘Divergent’ but three more movies, as it’s been recently announced that the trilogy of novels by Veronica Roth will become a four-movie franchise. She was gorgeous in gold in an outfit that seemed to evoke the warrior image. The knee-length goldish green Balmain ensemble had a cropped top and a matching pleated skirt. She wore black Jimmy Choo sandals. It was perfect for the recipient of the ‘Favorite Character award.

The British singer and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ actress Rita Ora carved out a special place for fans and for anyone who enjoys an iconic moment as she was the presenter who ripped of Zac Efron’s shirt after she presented him with the Best Shirtless Performance award for his role in ‘That Awkward Moment.’

While she manufactured a memorable wardrobe malfunction for the actor, her daring, low cut black Barbara Casasola gown seemed to threaten an unplanned one. But looking luminous and pulling off that edgy style is also a good part of her sudden increased popularity. She’ll be seen as Christian Grey’s adopted sister in the aforementioned upcoming ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ so a bit of edginess is all in good measure!

Check out many more red carpet photos of the stars below!

Photos: Lupita Nyong’o, Shailene Woodley, Rita Ora
Credit: PR Photos

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