February 24th, 2013
06:49 PM ET
Jessica Chastain's sparkling Armani gown was a clear winner on the Oscars red carpet Sunday, but that's about all the actress is expecting to win tonight.
Nominated in the best actress category for her work in "Zero Dark Thirty," Chastain told CNN before the ceremony that she doesn't think she'll walk away with the Oscar statue.
"I’m not going to win the Oscar tonight. I don’t think it’s my year, which is OK," she said. "I love the character, it's based on a real woman who’s currently working undercover. I’m so proud [of the film]."
As for her curve-hugging strapless dress, Chastain said she chose it because it reminded her of something Marilyn Monroe might have worn.
"The dress reminded me of a 'Happy Birthday, Mr. President,' kind of dress," the 35-year-old star said. "It’s an honor to wear a dress that evokes old Hollywood."
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