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Up-and-Coming Designers Get Oscar Spotlight

While most fashion designers' gowns are shown for just a few precious minutes during the Academy Awards show, one emerging designer is getting the opportunity to dress the Academy escort--the woman onstage all night handing out statues.

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences selected nine finalists--Fernanda Carneiro, Elda de la Rosa, Ivy Higa, Phong Hong, Rania Salibi, Oday Shakar, Ari Sheuhmelian (whose dress is shown, left ), Oliver Tolentino and Kelsy Zimba--from thousands who submitted sketches for the Oscars Design Challenge. The voting was then opened to the public, and wrapped in late February. The winner will be revealed at the arrivals show Sunday night.

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Curious about the process? Check out the designers' sketches and the Web series "Oscars Designer Challenge: Behind the Dress," which documents the competition, until March 8th.

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