2016 Oscars: Part 1

Welcome to the best, brightest, and whitest night of the year!

Best DressedALICIA VIKANDER
gown by Louis Vuitton

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She dressed to win. Literally. You cannot wear a gown like this and not win an Oscar. In fact, the name inside the Oscars envelope actually changes as soon as a woman puts on this gown. I would have won the Oscar if I had worn this gown. THAT’S HOW FUCKING GOOD THIS GOWN IS, YOU GUYS.

Runner-UpSAOIRSE RONAN
gown by Calvin Klein

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Glam and sexy without giving off that thirsty vibe. The emerald color is a dream on her, and the perfectly tousled hair is to die for. Let’s get another angle for the full effect:

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Her eyes match her makeup, earrings, AND gown. That is some breathtaking coordination. And I love that the back of this gown is – well, my first instinct was to say “a sexy little surprise,” but that sounds like bad Cosmo copy. But it is surprising, and sexy, so, go Saoirse.

Honorable Mention: EDDIE REDMAYNE
tuxedo by Alexander McQueen

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The boy wore velvet, and looked delicious doing it. And in the 80 degree heat, no less. Also, I love him the most, and when it comes to fashion, he can do no wrong.

PRIYANKA CHOPRA
gown by Zuhair Murad

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It’s not the first floral-embellished semi-nude gown I’ve seen recently, and it won’t be the last, but at least she’s bringing her A game. The studded belt, matching purse, and white jewelry make her look like some other-worldly snow goddess, instead of like a bride who got lost and ended up on a red carpet.

TINA FEY
gown by Atelier Versace, jewelry by Bulgari

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Tina Fey is wearing a color! And an interesting color, no less! Hallelujah for this shade of royal blue, and the almost-but-not-quite matching sapphire necklace. This was spectacular.

CHARLIZE THERON
gown by Christian Dior, jewelry by Harry Winston

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Old school glam, but a little bit underwhelming. The only modern touches are the double-straps, which are not one of my favorite trends. Mostly, I just can’t get too worked up over Charlize in another lovely but predictable red gown.

JARED LETO
suit by Gucci

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Okay, this is pushing it – it’s approaching clown territory, with the flower-tie that looks like water might squirt out of it if he presses a button, and Hostess cupcake shoes. But fuck if it wasn’t a relief to see our dear Jared being his weird and wonderful self amidst a sea of basic black tuxes.

ROONEY MARA
gown by Givenchy

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Oh, should I get all excited, because it looks like there just might be some slate gray mixed in with the white in this gown, and for Rooney, that’s like wearing a rainbow? (Honestly, I kind of did.) I love the sleeves, but that upper-tummy cut-out is just the worst thing to happen to a Mara since Kate got pushed under a metro train. Also: platforms? Why?

OLIVIA MUNN
gown by Stella McCartney, jewelry by Forevermark

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I feel like Olivia is inching closer to convincing me she’s not boring (on the red carpet), but she’s just not quite there yet.

SARAH SILVERMAN
gown by Zac Posen

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This could have been worn at any Oscars over the last 30 years. That might sound like a compliment, but I don’t mean it as one.

JULIANNE MOORE
gown by Chanel, jewelry by Chopard

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Usually, if Julianne gets it wrong, she gets it wrong in a spectacularly weird and wonderful way. This was just a little bit tacky and a little bit dated, which is almost worse.

SOFIA VERGARA
gown by Marchesa, jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz

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I guess I should just be praising the heavens that it’s not another goddamn mermaid gown.

MARGOT ROBBIE
gown by Diane von Furstenberg, jewelry by Forevermark

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The gown isn’t the most interesting thing in the world, but she could have elevated it with better styling. Instead, Margot went for unwashed, uneven hair and the world’s least necessary purse.

LADY GAGA
gown by Brandon Maxwell

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I convinced myself I liked this for at least a few minutes, but honestly, I can’t get over those panels that make it look like her tits are manic depressive.

RACHEL MCADAMS
gown by August Getty

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Forgettable. And wrinkled. Regina George would be ashamed.

Worst DressedDAISY RIDLEY
gown by Chanel, shoes by Jimmy Choo

 

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It’s not really that this dress is so terrible – it’s that it really could have been a good dress, and then someone just cut a foot off the bottom, tacked on some sheer shit, and threw Daisy out of her moving limo. Also: are peplums over yet? It’s like two years past the time that peplums on the red carpet should have stopped being a thing.


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3 responses to 2016 Oscars: Part 1

  1. Linda S Myers

    Thanks for saying what I’ve thought about the fit/cut/whatever of the bodice of Lady Gaga’s outfit. It makes clear that gravity is still operational, even at the Oscars.

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