2018 Oscars: Part 1

The Oscars have come and gone, but our judgment is forever.

Best Dressed: LUPITA NYONG’O
gown by Atelier Versace, shoes by Alexandre Birman

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty

I’ll say it: nobody does the red carpet better. And for the record, no one does chic glasses better either.

Photo: Matt Sayles/Getty

Runner-Up: GAL GADOT
gown by Givenchy, jewelry by Tiffany & Co.

Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Gorgeous glittering glamour, yet still feels original and interesting.

Honorable Mention: GRETA GERWIG
gown by Rodarte, jewelry by Tiffany & Co.

Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

The stunning color reminds me of one of my favorite Oscars looks of all time – Michelle Williams in 2006. Michelle only wishes she could serve this level of hipster romance, but instead she’s stuck wearing weird, overdesigned Louis Vuitton nonsense. Greta might not have gone home with the gold, but she showed up with the marigold, and that’s what really matters.

gown by Christian Dior

Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

I like the texture, the curved lines of the skirt, and the hair. This probably could’ve used a necklace.

gown by Christopher Bu, jewelry by Chopard

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty

Minor points deducted for the awkward length and the lack of bling that would have truly completed this look, but I’m in love with this gown. Especially from the back:

Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty

This is Met Gala-worthy, and that’s a very high compliment.


Photo: David Fisher/Shutterstock

Tiffany’s look was a nod to her Eritrean roots, and I’m here for everything she brought to the Oscars. From the red carpet to her presentation with Maya Rudolph, Tiffany was a highlight of the evening. Awards show gods, please let her host something next year.

gown by Badgley Mischka, jewelry by Bulgari

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty

Ashley Judd made a triumphant return to a Harvey Weinstein-less Oscars, and looked fabulous doing it. What more could I possibly ask for?


Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Luxe as all hell. This is menswear at its best.

gown by Gabriela Hearst, jewelry by Messika

Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty

I wasn’t completely sold until I saw the dress from all angles. Also, her head-makeup (it’s a thing) was fucking phenomenal:

Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty

There is so much excellence in this photo, I’m scared my laptop might explode.


Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Yes! More men in color at formal events!

gown by Christian Siriano

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty

I was shocked as all hell to see Whoopi in this romantic delight, but it makes more sense the more you think about it. It’s loud, it’s fun, and Christian Siriano always nails it when he dresses a non-traditional-starlet for the red carpet. Also, she noted that Christian designed this specifically to hide her shoes, so she could wear comfy boots all evening. GOALS.

gown by Christian Dior, jewelry by Fred Leighton, purse by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

It was like, MAYBE two years ago when you couldn’t get more than a matronly black gown out of Meryl Streep, even at the Oscars. But our queen has come alive on the red carpet, and this preppy Dior classic is just perfect for her.

gown by Armani Privé, jewelry by Chopard

Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Love the embellishments; could quibble with the fit and the necessity of those shoulderpads.

gown by Elie Saab, jewelry by Tiffany & Co., shoes by Stuart Weitzman

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I wish it were in a color, but it’s a gorgeous silhouette, and the detailing is exquisite.

gown by Tadashi Shoji

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty

Deductions for the visible lining and the poor fit. But the color is stunning, and I love seeing Olympians on the red carpet. Next up: Meryl Streep competes in ice skating!

Sam’s tuxedo by Prada

Leslie’s gown by J. Mendel, jewelry by Neil Lane

Photo: David Fisher/Rex/Shutterstock

Well, ain’t this the cutest damn thing in the world.

gown and purse by Calvin Klein, jewelry by Swarovski

Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Laura Dern is a goddess amongst mere mortals, and her hair is amazing, and her purse is very cool. But this dress is simply not good enough.

gown by Elie Saab

Photo: Getty

A nude embellished gown AND shoulder cut-outs? It’s like my least favorite red carpet trends got married.

dress by Saint Laurent

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage

Fine for the performance, but this looks fucking stupid on the Oscars red carpet.

Worst Dressed: EMILY BLUNT
gown by Schiaparelli

Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Can’t she just reach into her Mary Poppins bag and pull out a dress that doesn’t make her look like she got married in an old-timey saloon?

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