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Academy Museum gala: Regina King, Cher, Lady Gaga lead celeb parade on green carpet

And the Oscar for the starriest red-carpet event — well, in this case it was green — since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic goes to… the opening gala for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

Hollywood’s hottest actors, musicians, filmmakers, models and other entertainment luminaries came out in droves Saturday evening for the grand unveiling of the film academy’s long-anticipated museum of movie memorabilia, located at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles.

The cinematic collection of exhibits — comprising thousands of souvenirs from the sets of iconic productions such as “The Wizard of Oz,” “Alien,” “Star Wars” and “Psycho” — opens to the public Thursday.

Originally slated for completion four years ago, the debut of the new destination for cinephiles has been significantly delayed by key staffing changes and, of course, the ongoing public health crisis.

Fittingly, the museum also contains an opulent shrine to the Academy Awards, complete with real Oscar statues and an interactive space where visitors can record their own acceptance speeches.

Among the wide range of celebrities who graced the opening gala’s green carpet this weekend in glamorous style were Halle Berry, Mj Rodriguez, Lady Gaga, Spike Lee, Regina King, Sophia Loren, Nicole Kidman, Olivia Rodrigo and many, many more.

Here’s a sampling of the arrivals, captured by Times photographer Jay L. Clendenin.

Singer and actor Olivia Rodrigo at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a white dress posing on a green carpet

Actor Laverne Cox at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A man in a patterned black tuxedo and bowtie posing on a green carpet

Fashion designer Jeremy Scott at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A family of four posing in black, formal attire on a green carpet

Filmmaker Spike Lee and producer Tonya Lewis Lee, center, with daughter Satchel, left and son Jackson at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a gold dress posing on a green carpet

Model Adriana Lima at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a floral dress posing on a green carpet

Actor Meg Ryan at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a black dress and a man in a black tuxedo posing on a green carpet

Singer Katy Perry and actor Orlando Bloom at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A man in a black suit and a woman in a red dress posing on a green carpet

Academy president David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman posing in a black dress on a green carpet

Actor Gabrielle Union-Wade at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in an orange, floral dress posing on a green carpet

Actor Nicole Kidman at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a silver dress and black pants posing with a cane on a green carpet

Actor Selma Blair at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a red dress and a man in a black suit posing on a green carpet

Writer-producer Emily V. Gordon and actor-producer Kumail Nanjiani at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a black dress posing on a green carpet

Actor Halle Berry at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A man smiling in a black suit on a green carpet

Actor Darren Criss at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a sparkly silver dress posing on a green carpet

Actor Sarah Paulson at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A man in a black tuxedo and bowtie posing on a green carpet

Director J.J. Abrams at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman pointing in a black shirt and white pants on a green carpet

Actor and comedian Tiffany Haddish at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a black suit and a man in a black tuxedo posing on a green carpet

Actors Annette Bening and Warren Beatty at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a black, button-down shirt and pink skirt posing on a green carpet

Director Chloé Zhao at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a patterned, black jumpsuit posing on a green carpet

Actor Angela Bassett at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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Two women posing in black dresses on a green carpet

Actor Laura Dern, right, and her daughter Jaya at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a silver, fringe dress posing on a green carpet

Actor Regina Hall at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a silver suit posing on a green carpet

Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a black dress posing on a green carpet

Actor Jamie Lee Curtis at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a green dress posing on a green carpet

Actor Ariana DeBose at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a patterned dress and a man in a black suit and tie posing on a green carpet

Theater director Sophie Hunter and actor Benedict Cumberbatch at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A man in a plaid, blue tuxedo and a woman in a white dress posing on a green carpet

Gala co-chair and producer Jason Blum and writer Lauren Schuker Blum at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a blue shirt and black miniskirt posing on a green carpet

Actor Kate Hudson at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A man in a black tuxedo posing on a green carpet

Fashion designer Zac Posen at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman posing in a patterned, black dress on a green carpet

Director and gala co-chair Ava DuVernay at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a black, button-down jacket and lace pants posing on a green carpet

Actor and dancer Jenna Dewan at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a navy blue suit posing on a green carpet

Actor and director Regina King at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a red dress posing on a green carpet

Costume designer Ruth E. Carter at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a sparkly gold dress posing on a green carpet

Model Kaia Gerber at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A man in a black suit posing on a green carpet

Actor Jon Bernthal at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a black dress posing on a green carpet

Actor Eva Longoria at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a blue and black fringe dress posing on a green carpet

Actor and singer Jennifer Hudson at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a black dress posing on a green carpet

Actor Anna Kendrick at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a black dress posing on a green carpet

Actor Michelle Rodriguez at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A man in a black suit and a woman in a black dress posing on a green carpet

Basketball player Dwyane Wade and actor Gabrielle Union-Wade at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a black dress posing on a green carpet

Skier Lindsey Vonn at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a black-and-white hat, jacket and cheetah-print pants and a man in a black suit posing on a green carpet

Singer-actor Cher and fashion designer Bob Mackie at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a patterned, black dress posing on a green carpet

Actor Jurnee Smollett at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a silver dress posing on a green carpet

Actor-singer Mj Rodriguez at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a gold dress waving on a green carpet

Actor Sophia Loren at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a sparkly blue dress posing on a green carpet

Actor Issa Rae at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a feathery white dress posing on a green carpet

Actor Tessa Thompson at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a yellow dress posing on a green carpet

Actor Thuso Mbedu at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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A woman in a black dress posing on a green carpet

Actor Billie Lourd at the Academy Museum’s opening gala in L.A. Saturday.

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