Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Academy Awards 2013!!

It has been a fascinating year in film! This includes this red carpet season, where I have seen some great looks and some not-so-great looks. This year's host was the adorable (I had no idea how adorable until the promos started to run) Seth Macfarlane. There have been lots of complaints about his hosting, but is that really any different than any other year? I will say the show was a bit of a snooze fest though. But let us get to what is really important... what the ladies wore!

Tonight, I start with the worst! I am doing this because I want to end on a high note!

Reem Acra is crying because they let Kristen Stewart wear one of their gowns. She always gives the "I do not give a sh&^" vibe but never more so than at the Oscars. If you are miserable and on crutches, stay home. She looked a hot mess. Poor Melissa McCarthy has gotten lost, she needs to call Octavia Spencer and learn how a plus size woman should dress. But not only is this David Meister dress a disaster, her hair is even worse! Then we have the always fun Helena Bonham Carter wearing, no, not her old shredded t-shirts, but a Vivienne Westwood creation. She has been able to pull off some quirky looks and rock the red carpet; this is not one of them!

Now, for my best looks! I was unable to pick a favorite, so you will get my top 3. They have changed order several times today. These are in no particular order!
Halle Berry called up Donatella Versace and said "I want a Bond Girl inspired dress." Bam! She got one. This dress fit her perfectly, it was unique and she is just stunning. I personally am not a fan of hers, but I could in no way fault this look! It was way more elegant than her norm (usually slutty). Charlize Theron may be one of the most beautiful women on the planet. Dior Couture for the Dior spokesmodel is a no brainer. I am an avid hater of peplums. I have often said "they rarely work and even more rare does it flatter." In this case, it is perfection! Everything here screams "IT WORKS!" Stacy Keibler not only gets the best accessory in George Clooney, but she gets to wear one of the most stunning gowns of the night. Naeem Khan gave her the perfect gown and she topped it off with perfect hair and make-up. Naeem Khan also dressed The First Lady Michelle Obama, also stunning!

Honorable Mentions:

Catherine Zeta Jones looked beautiful in this Zuhair Murad gown. Jessica Chastain in Armani Prive' seems to be the top choice of the masses. It is pretty and her hair/make-up is superb, but the dress is a bit too close to her hair and skin tone for my liking. Jennifer Hudson, who gave the best performance of any awards show in a while, looked fantastic in this blue Roberto Cavalli stunner. If she had changed shoes she might have been even higher up. The Queen in Badgley Mischka was flawless. Enough said!

I cannot leave out the more mature who stood out! Jane Fonda makes nearly everyone on Earth a bit jealous. The yellow Atelier Versace color is fantastic on her and she is fierce as they come! Miss Shirley Bassey came out looking stunning and sounded even better! One of my favorite actresses ever, the amazing Sally Field looked great in red! She has caught some flack for her choice of this Valentino Couture gown. I think she looked radiant. I do not think it was a sitting down kind of gown, but on the carpet she looked lovely.

Did I leave out your favorite? Who did you love? I was most shocked that Jennifer Lawrence was not one of my favorites. She has nailed it this red carpet season. Her dress was just a bit too puff pastry for me. I was super proud of her for the way she carried herself after her fall though. Of course, I expect nothing less from an awesome Kentuckian! 

Photos: Andrew Evans, Getty Images

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