When it comes to awards show red carpets there is actually an advantage to getting there early. It used to be the sign of a big star was arriving fashionably late so you'd be interviewed on the red carpet shows right before the main telecast began. In today's world of social media, arriving earlier can mean creating a trend that can be remembered hours into the show and beyond. And arriving too late? Well, sometimes it means no one sees how fabulous you look until the show starts (and that might not make your dress designer happy).

Sure, Anna Kendrick showed up early because she needs to head backstage to get ready to perform, but Margot Robbie, Dakota Johnson and Kevin Hart? All about getting the spotlight before the other big stars arrive.

Check out all of this year's red carpet arrivals for the 87th Academy Awards in our ultimate gallery embedded at the bottom of this post.