February 23, 2009
And the Golden Hanger goes to...
In the spirit of Joan Rivers' annual honors, here are my best/worst dressed for the night.
Amy Adams: She may not have won her category, but she wins best dressed in my opinion. This dress really grew on me as the night wore on. Her necklace provided a burst of color on a night that really lacked color diversity.
Angelina Jolie: She always wears black, so no surprise there, but the draping of the dress was beautiful and her emerald earrings punctuated the look perfectly.
Taraji P. Henson: Cute as a, well, button.
Anne Hathaway: I have a feeling the gold discs made this dress even more spectacular in person. I am referring to her red carpet dress, not the one she changed into for the ceremony (not sure why).
Freida Pinto: Still deciding my thoughts on this dress. I have a feeling it won’t age well, but she looks glamorous tonight.
Melissa Leo: Her dress reminded me of that Burnt Sienna crayon I never wanted to use.
Amanda Seyfried: She is young and beautiful but her dress was trying to do too many things at once, and did none of them well.
Viola Davis: I can’t remember the last time I saw that much gold lamé. I think I’m good for awhile.
Beyonce: She went for the classic Barbie gown but decided to have it made out of tapestry.
Heidi Klum: This was supposed to be modern but came across as more 2082 meets 1982.
Overall, this wasn't a very adventurous year for Oscars fashion. No true surprises and no real gossip fodder...no Bjork in a swan dress circa 2001. What did you think? Who were your best and worst dressed for the night?