So, this may be the first year in a long time that I was truly, truly interested in watching the Oscar’s to see who won, and not to see who wore what. I was surprised to see some of my favorites win, like Marion Cotillard for Best Actress in “La Vie en Rose” and Daniel Day-Lewis in “Their Will be Blood.”
As usual, there were a number of hits and misses on the red carpet, thankfully the hits outnumbering the misses. There were some outfits that were totally snooze-worthy, and few that were really buzz-worthy this year. Check out our list of Oscars red carpet hits and misses to see if you missed any of these fab (or drab) frocks:
Marion Cotillard (source)
Though some people hated it, I really loved Marion Cotillard’s mermaid inspired dress. I thought it was the most creative, yet “old Hollywood” classic look of the night. She was so elegant and her hair and jewelry were perfectly paired with this unusual dress.
Cameron Diaz (source)
This is another look that some people hated, but I thought that it was creative and elegant. Yes, it does look like an expensive bed sheet, artistically repurposed into a dress, but those folds! That casual surfer girl glam! Only La Diaz could make this work, and work it she did.
Jessica Alba (source)
Thank ye gods for Jessica Alba…she has proven that pregnancy does not always hinder someones sense of style. She’s appropriately dressing her burgeouning belly while still looking cute: pretty color, great cut, classy details…a call a winner!
Jennifer Garner (source)
I think that I may have a girl crush on Jennifer Garner…the lady is always perfectly turned out and I can’t help but be jealous. Yes, her dress is black and therefore boring…blah blah blah. If you ask me, the Oscars are a black tie gala and Jen Garn is right on the mark. I don’t know if she could have dug up a more stylish black dress look…beautiful hair, fab jewels, statuesque dress…pefect.
Heidi Klum (source)
Is it just me, or is there something about Heidi Klum that evokes Grace Kelly? Klum made major fashion headlines with her red Galliano creation (her OWN dress…imagine that!) and this is easily the best dress the the 2008 Oscars. To top it all off, Klum is auctioning this dress off for charity…if only I were a size two…sigh.
Ellen Page (source)
Oh Ellen…so young! So cute! So anti-establishment! I was really hoping she’d wear something strapless and purple…oh well. This is the ” Juno” stars first Oscars, so I’m going to cut her some slack, but I feel like she could have worn something more youthful, more fun, and less dowdy.
Diablo Cody (source)
Oy, the “Juno” girls were just striking out…while I was so excited that Diablo Cody won for “Best Screenplay,” I was much less excited about her leopard print caftan. I’m pretty sure that her modified Christian Dior Resort number was mean as a cover up while you sun bathe at St. Barts, and not for the red carpet. The girl is unusual, and I know that animal print is her thing, but I would have liked to see her in something to show off her cute figure and HEELS at least (I’m pretty certain she was wearing flats). Oh well, there’ s always next year…
And the worst look of the night goes to:
Tilda Swinton (source)
Anyone who watched the Oscars should have seen this one coming…though Tilda won an Oscar forÂ “Best Supporting Actress,” I just can’t seem to get past this dress. Tilda is another unusual actress that usually dresses this way, so it’s not that much of a surprise, but her quirky taste in clothes still does not save this dress from being the worst at the Oscars this year.
Hope you enjoyed our Oscars red carpet hits and misses this year! If you haven’t seen “La Vie en Rose” or “The Will be Blood,” check them out ASAP…you won’t be dissapointed.