Hollywood’s biggest night has just ended, and I don’t think anything can ruin my day especially since Meryl Streep just won her overdue coveted third Oscar. Who knew that 29 years later, she’d still get her moment above. Anyway, I did an okay 18/24 with Meryl Streep being the only prediction I got wrong (and this, I say, is the best wrong prediction I ever had). As for the red carpet, it was basically so-so, though these 12 looks stole the whole show tonight.
12. BUSY PHILIPPS in Dolce and Gabbana
She might be playing escort duties to Best Actress nominee Michelle Williams, but Busy Philipps finally hit the right stride i this gray Dolce and Gabbana creation that she sported last night.
11. LESLIE MANN in Roberto Cavalli
Who said that Tina Fey was the best dressed slash funniest comedienne in the house clearly didn’t spot Leslie Mann’s midnight blue Roberto Cavalli gown that she wore this year.
10. GWYNETH PALTROW in Tom Ford
Gwyenth is a very polarizing figure in the red carpet, but I guess I speak for the majority when I say that she looks divine in this white Tom Ford dress. And I can hear all the sighs of relief when she finally ditched that cape when she did presenter duties.
09. ROONEY MARA in Givenchy
She might be the girl with the dragon tattoo, but Mara finally ditched the goth black look she has been sporting all season, when she came out in this white Givenchy ensemble. Now if we can only work on her smile.
08. EMMA STONE in Giambattista Valli Couture
Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron know that wearing a bow is very risky within Oscar territory, but Emma Stone’s bubbly persona plus this red gown she was wearing made her an instant entry in the best dressed list.
07. MARIA MENOUNOS in Maria Lucia Hoha
Maria’s gown is not attention hugging, but the color and simplicity of the overall look of her airy Maria Lucia Hoha dress she wor complimented her. This one is definitely in for the books.
06. VIOLA DAVIS in Vera Wang
She might have not won the Oscar, but the Best Actress nominee made a statement by leaving off the wig at home and wearing this awesome green Vera Wang dress that is the same with the colorful awards season year she had.
05. PENELOPE CRUZ in Giorgio Armani
Oscar regular Penelope Cruz did not skip a beat in this youthful Giorgio Armani look that is reminiscent of her early Oscar red carpet experience circa 1999-2000.
04. MERYL STREEP in Lanvin
The best way to impress Oscar is to dress like one, and that’s what Meryl Streep exactly did in this golden Lanvin creation. Moreover, there’s no other accessory that will suit her than the actual Oscar that she surprisingly won.
03. GLENN CLOSE in Zac Posen
Who said you can’t glam up once you hit 60s? Glenn Close certainly didn’t get that memo, and she stunned us all in this green strapless Zac Posen photo.
02. ANGELINA JOLIE in Atelier Versace
Angelina Jolie, whose confidence wasn’t solely the legs she was pulling off, is an instant winner in this va va voom Atelier Versace dress that makes me think that it’s her best Oscar look of all time.
01. SANDRA BULLOCK in Marchesa
One might argue that Sandra Bullock does not deserve her Best Actress Oscar, but I think everyone is in agreement when we say that Sandra just looks divine in this Marchesa creation that she wore at last night’s activities.
How about you? Who are your choices for the Best Dressed? Pipe them in down. 🙂