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Helen Hunt Wears H&M Dress On Oscars Red Carpet

8:09 PM, Feb 24, 2013   |    comments
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(USA Today) -- Never mind, Armani, go away, Valentino, time's up, Chanel. None of those designers were good enough for best-supporting actress nominee Helen Hunt, who wore a dress from mass retailer H&M on the Oscars red carpet Sunday.

Oh, and $700,000 worth of jewelry, too.

Hunt said the strapless gown, navy-blue gown with a train also is "green," as she explained to E! host Ryan Seacrest.

"I'm not kidding!" she exclaimed.

"H&M for Helen Hunt: certainly the most affordable gown on the red carpet #oscars proves that you DON'T have to spend a lot to look AMAZING!" tweeted Oprah's O magazine, one of numerous tweets applauding her look.

Already an Oscar winner, Hunt is nominated for her role as a sex surrogate in The Sessions.

Her dress may be the most accessible choice of a red-carpet walker since Sharon Stone wore The Gap to the Academy Awards in 1996 (a charcoal grey turtleneck), and in 1998 (a white button-down shirt).

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