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?
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?
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.
Rachel McAdams Again, not a fan of the watercolor prints. But this dress' style is much better than Maggie Gyllenhaal's
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.