Monday, March 8, 2010

Oscar Fashion

So, here we are. The Academy Awards are finished for 2010, and I must say that I enjoyed this year's ceremony more than I thought I would have. It was fun (um, helloooo NPH! totally did not see that coming, but thoroughly enjoyed his song and dance number).  And it was quite to the point.  There was not a lot of fluff that the ceremony has been bogged down in for years.  I mean, it even finished by 10pm! I went 19 for 24 in my predictions (not too shabby). In the major categories, I only missed Best Adapted Screenplay.

Okay, before I get to the fashion, I have a few things I want to get off my chest.  #1) To all those who seemingly loathe Sandra Bullock: Have you seen The Blind Side? She was terrific and gave a stellar performance! She totally deserved that award! As I said in my last post, I wish that Meryl Streep could've won, but thats not the reality.  Bullock gave a performance that was just as good as Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia. And, please, for the love of all that is holy, this was an award for ONE performance! It's not a lifetime achievement award! I know she's been in a lot of crap, but look at Jim Carrey's career for heaven's sake.  He was typecast as the dumb, irreverent comic, but went on to give stellar performances in both The Truman Show and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind! I still can't believe he wasn't nominated for those roles.  Anyway, my point is that Sandra Bullock was a legitimate contender in that race and I am happy for her and, to be honest, I got choked up during her acceptance speech. #2) Did anyone else notice that Farrah Fawcett and Bea Arthur were completely absent from the In Memoriam montage?  Does this make anyone else as livid as it made me?  Yes, they may have been primarily television stars, but Michael Jackson was certainly less of a movie actor than either of them were.  It's like a spit in the face of these two beloved and venerated actresses.  This was the only major flaw of the evening.  Okay, now that that is done, on to the dresses!

I've divided the dresses into three categories: Hits, Misses and Mehs. And they are presented in no particular order.

Sandra Bullock If I had to pick a favorite, I think I would go with Sandra's beautiful golden dress to complement her new golden statue!
Kate Winslet I think she can officially become a permanent member of my Hit List. I don't remember a dress of hers that I haven't liked.
Demi Moore Yes, I know the dress color was a tad too close to her skin tone, but I adored the style.
Jennifer Lopez Was it the cool off-to-the-side train, or the fact that her dress was studded with Swarovski crystals?
Elizabeth Banks
Queen Latifah
Penelope Cruz Everything about this dress is awesome, but I just love the color on her.
Helen Mirren Classy, as always

Sarah Jessica Parker ewwwww. Her horrible fake tan completely threw off the so-so yellow dress.
Diane Kruger Could possibly be the sequel to Bjork's infamous Swan dress from 2001?
Charlize Theron Umm, I think you have something on your boobs.
Maggie Gyllenhaal Don't know what it is, I'm just not a fan. Maybe the watercolor print?
Miley Cyrus just an ugly color and design. Plus, STOP SLOUCHING!
Kristen Stewart Just . . . awkward. As always.
Carey Mulligan You know, the dress is fine, it's the hair that throws it all off.
Mariah Carey Sorry, but your boobs are just too big for that dress. How do they not pop right out?

Cameron Diaz
Zoe Saldana LOVED the top half. I never knew purple and gold could go so well together, but the feathered bottom threw off the whole dress.
Sigourney Weaver
Rachel McAdams Again, not a fan of the watercolor prints. But this dress' style is much better than Maggie Gyllenhaal's
Anna Kendrick
Tina Fey Sorry, Tina. I love you, but leopard print is so not in. But I am digging the one shoulder strap.
Meryl Streep Way to pull off the white Meryl, I just wish there had been a tad more to the dress.
Vera Farmiga Liked the color, but it seems as if she was emerging from a seashell.


  1. I love Sarah Jessica Parker, but her hair made her look completely unpolished and had me looking for every other flaw...which were many.

    I think we need to give Kristen Stewart credit for taking a shower...that seems to be something she struggles with.

    I'll save my rant on the one-hit wonder of Sandra Bullock for elsewhere.

  2. Agreed 100% on Sandra's award!!!

    I agree with most of your dress picks.... But what about the guys?

    I know they mainly wear black suits and bow-ties, but did you see Zac Efron! AMAZING!

  3. I loved Sandra also - that movie was phenomenal and totally made me cry several times - and Quinn -Zack Efron changed his hair like 5 times throughout the night, twas funny to watch.

  4. hahaha he would do. He is so adorable!