By Mike Miller
February 26, 2017 at 07:32 PM EST
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The cast of the Australian film Tanna is bringing the island vibes to the Oscars.

The South Pacific natives — dressed in traditional garb, including grass skirts and beads — have been dancing their way through the star-studded red carpet on Sunday.

Tanna is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film and tells the tale of a couple who defy their parents’ wishes by choosing to marry for love. The film has been compared to a South Pacific version of Romeo and Juliet.

Their high spirits, native clothes, and dance moves instantly made the cast a hit on the carpet — and fans took to social media to share the excitement:


Tanna is up against the Swedish film A Man Called Ove, the Iranian film The Salesman, the German and Austrian Toni Erdmann, and the Danish and German Land of Mine in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

The Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live from the Red Carpet airs on ABC at 7 p.m. ET. The Oscars themselves will air at 8:30 p.m. ET and The Oscars: All Access live stream from the red carpet and backstage will begin at 7 p.m. ET.