2011 Oscars - Where Even the Hits Are Misses

This was one bizarre awards season.  Starting off low-key with the Critic's Choice, through the Globes, SAGs and culminating with the high fashion couture spectacle that is the Academy Awards.  But this year the fashion seemed to get less interesting as the shows ticked on.  As if everyone used up all their goodies in the first hand and had nothing left to show in the last.  Everything about Sunday night's ceremony was slightly awkward.  From the confused looking celebrities on the red carpet to James Franco looking squinty eyed (and so not into this sort of thing) to Anne Hathaway's gregarious introductions and non-stop giggling running the show practically by herself.  (And I adore her!)  Don't even get me started on the musical numbers.  My dear Gwyneth and I might be breaking up soon!

On the red carpet even my hits were misses.  Everyone who had a great dress had bad makeup, the wrong hair or misplaced accessories.  Hey, at least it was entertaining!

What I loved - no strings attached

Natalie Portman in Rodarte via

Helen Mirren in Vivienne Westwood via

Celine Dion in Girgio Armani Prive via

Anne Hathaway in Valentino via

Camila Alves in Kaufman Franco via

I told you I had issues

Amy Adams in L'Wren Scott via
gorgeous dress, wrong jewelry

Cate Blanchett in Givency via
love the skirt, sleeves and color.  the round chest detail is
screaming for a cameo

Gwyneth Paltrow in Calvin Klein via
in love with this liquid metallic dress.  is that a broach
on your hip?

Halle Berry in Marchesa via
this delightful confection is perfect.  til she moves.
then it looks like she has tulle randomly stapled to the bottom

Hilary Swank in Gucci via
fantastic dress, but everything above the chest puts me to sleep

Jennifer Hudson in Versace via
her misplaced accessory?  the breasts! shoved and taped.

Mila Kunis in Elie Saab via
in one of the best dresses of the night, she looks just a step
above miserable in every photo

Sandra Bullock in Vera Wang via
stunning body and dress but the color washes
her completely out. didn't look like she was
having much fun either.  possibly missing
an accessory

Sharon Stone in Dior via
hot and sexy.  love myself some feathers and big hair.
not loving the 101 Dalmatians feeling

Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein
I'm really enjoying this 70's Farrah moment, I just didn't
find it dressy enough for the Academy Awards

Scarlett Johansson in Dolce and Gabbana via
If she could only enter every room walking backwards,
I'd be fine.  Adore the back.  The front? Not so much.

What were they thinking?

Nicole Kidman in Christian Dior via

Marisa Tomei in vintage Charles James


CLEgal @ Why CLE? said...

Loved Natalie Portman's dress (the color was amazing). Helen Mirren always looks great and classy. Amy Adams jewelry killed it for me too. And while Jennifer Hudson looks fantastic with the weight loss, there's no need to squeeze and stuff.

Dina's Days said...

It's almost like the designers got bored towards the end of all of these award shows..haha ok no that's wrong but nothing really jumped out at me this time.Celine's dress is nice, it looked good on her.

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