Almost as much fun as watching the Academy Awards on TV is checking out the gowns on the red carpet (OK, “more fun than”). While nobody topped hall of famers Cher or Bjork as worst-dressed of all time space and dimension, there were some haut-hideous dresses that should definitely have stayed in the closet. But first, let’s play nice…
BEST-DRESSED WOMEN OSCARS 2010
Kate Winslet in Yves St. Laurent. I love how well-fitted this gown is, and the champale silver color is a perfect accent to her golden hair and alabaster skin without washout. I loved her sleek old-Hollywood Grace Kelly hair and her understated accessories. Classy, refined and smooth.
Kathryn Bigelow in Yves St. Laurent. Another gorgeously cool, creamy metallic gown fitted like a glove to some amazing curves. Stylish, tasteful and polished.
Carey Mulligan in playful Prada. One of the few black dresses on parade last night, though black never goes out of style. There was kind of an edgy charm-bracelet feel to the bodice, with its Swarovski flowers, and cutlery and scissor charms worked into the detail. I really liked her Prada shoes, and her short Jean Sebring ‘do.
Honorable mention: Sandra Bullock looking smart in meticulously beaded Marchesa.
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WORST-DRESSED WOMEN OSCARS 2010
Jennifer Lopez in Armani Prive. No reprieve for this sculpted shame. I’ve never really liked J-Lo’s sense of style but this one is among the all-time lows.
Vera Farmiga in Marchesa. Very much IN Marchesa, as she’s practically engulfed in this raspberry frill-fest that would look better at a Flamenco Dancer’s convention than the Oscars.
Charlize Theron in Cinnabon… um, I mean Dior.
It was pretty horrible, but I guess we can be thankful Babs didn’t trot this old CHESTnut onto the red carpet…
Dishonorable mention: Sarah Jessica Parker looking skeletal in shapeless Chanel.
Best article on the dresses:
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Most Memorable Moments
Oscar hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin. They were pretty funny, but a little too routine. I wish they’d have Hugh Jackman back. Also, I think Tina Fey and Amy Sedaris would be good hosts.
Jeff Bridges wins! My favorite Oscar moment.
Horror montage: Mixed on this. I like the idea of a horror montage (and Roger Corman getting an Honorary Oscar!), but not the execution (so to speak).
Ben Stiller presenting Best Makeup. I love Ben Stiller, so I loved this.
Best photo of the evening! James Cameron going in for a hug, but with a mock-choke. Cute.
Stuff I didn’t like: Sean Penn (can anyone tell me what he was muttering about?), Elinor Burkett pulling a Kanye, and The Academy for forgetting Farrah.
Lastly, here’s my Twitter feed from last night. I didn’t do nearly as much as some others, but it was really fun to follow along with my friends (some of whom were at the ceremonies) and add my .02