The biggest names in Hollywood have gathered to celebrate the American Music Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. on Sunday November 20. In addition to the flamboyant ceremony, the celebrity red carpet dresses were also a major attraction of the 2011 AMAS! Check out what the music industry's heavy-hitters wore at the 2011 American Music Awards!

One of the biggest events in the music industry, the 2011 American Music Awards took place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. on Sunday November 20. The big winner of the night was Taylor Swift bagging the most awards at the 2011 AMAS: Favorite Female Country Artist, Favorite Country Album and Artist of the Year awards. Runner up was Nicki Minaj with two awards as Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album for Pink Friday. Katy Perry Beyonce, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and Adele also made the winner's list at this year's awards.

The music scene's heavy-hitters strode down the red carpet making quite an impression in their designer frocks. Let’s see who was best dressed and who failed to impress on the 2011 American Awards red carpet!

Sarah Hyland
Modern Family's Sarah Hyland showed off her stems in a beaded mini dress by Amen. Metallic clutch bag and Brian Atwood 'Wagner' peep-toe platform pumps completed the look.

Vanessa Minillo
Vanessa Minillo wore a sexy mini dress by Australian label Aje. The fitted draped dress featured glitter embellishments and a bold, one shoulder neckline. The dress was accessorized with Jimmy Choo nude platform pumps.

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Heidi Klum
Project Runway hostess Heidi Klum opted for a metallic frock from the Giles spring 2012 collection. The silver mini dress showcased intriguing laser cut details. Nicholas Kirkwood python platform slingback pumps finished off the look.

Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson flaunted her amazing figure in a metallic number by Jenny Packham. She paired the dress with Christian Louboutin 'Daffodil' Glitter pumps and MCL bracelets.

Audrina Patridge
TV personality Audrina Patridge wore a strapless brown suede mini dress with cut-out detail. The dress was custom designed by Audrina and her stylist Joey Tierney. The highest Versace platform stilettos and Versace clutch bag finished off the look.

Jenny McCarthy
Comedienne Jenny McCarthy was dressed in an amazing purple dress by Victoria Beckham. Her shoe choice underwhelmed, as the black ankle boots are too heavy when paired with such a pretty dress.

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Ellie Goulding
Ellie Goudling showed off her midriff in simple, yet intriguing LBD by Christopher Kane. Christian Louboutin ankle-strap pumps and Lulu Guiness studded lip clutch complete the look.

Alanis Morisette
Songstress Alanis Morisette opted for a black frock with sheer overlay and asymmetrical hemline. She accessorized the dress with a metallic clutch and matching ankle-strap heels.

Katy Perry
Katy Perry poured her curves into a sequin bustier dress from Vivienne Westwood's Gold Label line. She accessorized her voluminous hairdo with origami flowers and added a touch of color to the look with electric blue pee-toe pumps.

Katherine Heigl
Katherine Heigl went for the drama with a sexy Roberto Cavalli gown. The dress features a deep plunging V-neck, high slit and embellished strap. Sutra tassel earrings and Jimmy Choo heels complete the look.

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Taylor Swift
Winner of the night, Taylor Swift shone on the 2011 AMAs' red carpet in a gorgeous strapless beaded gown from the Reem Acra spring 2012 collection. She accessorized with Jimmy Choos and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez channeled old school Hollywood glamour in her pewter satin gown courtesy of Giorgio Armani. She finished off the look with Jimmy Choo silver sandals and a bedazzled minaudiere.

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez brought the drama on the 2011 AMAs red carpet in a bold Zuhair Murad gown. The one-sleeve couture design features a high neckline, a side slit and is covered in beautifully embroidered lace flowers. She accessorized with Jimmy Choo pumps and Neil Lane drop earrings.

Nicki Minaj
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist of the year, Nicki Minaj strode down the red carpet in a gorgeous ballgown by Oscar de la Renta. Her gown features a lace bodice and ruffled puff skirt. Dangerously high Alexander McQueen Armour wedge sandals finish off the look.

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