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Glen Close: Also timeless and classic. Applause for her realization that, while she still has an amazing figure, women of a certain age don't necessarily need to show everything they've got, so she topped the stunning gown with a tuxedo-style jacket. On the red carpet I thought the dress was black, but the pics this morning show me it was a deep green. Either way - beautiful!
Penlope Cruz: The picture of Grace Kelly - from the flowing ball gown to the minimalist accessories to the hair style. She could be a princess.
Tina Fey: Tina is a bit of a wildcard pick. I'm not a fan of peplums, even on the skinniest model, but the simplicity of the rest of the dress and the rich eggplant color made it a winner!
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Michelle Williams wore a chenille bedspread, and evidently a twin size, because there wasn't enough fabric to complete the look so the back of the bodice was in a contrasting fabric.
Emma Stone: Whoever told her that red-orange hair, a fuscia gown and red carpet would be a good look should be fired. And then there's the ginormous bow drooping on her shoulder.
Viola Davis: This dress is borderline. The style was fine, the fit was good, but the fabric/color threw me. The green was somewhere between lime and pistachio - fine for dessert, but not for fashion. The sheen on the fabric made it look like vinyl or pleather under the lights.
Hit or Miss?
Kudos to Octavia Spencer for showing off her curves! I was on the fence at first because I thought the draping may have accented too many curves on the hips and in back. Then, Jennifer Lopez arrived in a similar white/cream dress with draping emanating from a front starburst pattern. The curving lines were much kinder to Ms. Lopez's back side, but the impending "wardrobe malfunction" of that plunging neckline was too distracting. Over all, Octavia won.
Angelina Jolie gets this category all to herself. What was she doing? Her black velvet gown was beautiful, but the slit went several inches past sexy into slutty territory and her awkward poses to accentuate that fact were just bizarre!
There was obviously an inside joke between her and Brad, as she grinned at him in the front row as she shuffled around like a gawky teenager at her first prom, trying to strike "the pose". Perhaps she was practicing the teenage shuffle while her makeup artist was working, which would explain the shiny, pale face and overdone lipstick.
There was one other odd moment - Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez standing with their backs to the camera, then doing a quick flip around to announce the winner (which sparked rumors of JLo's nipple taking a peek, but that has proven to be untrue), then giggling like jr. high girls and babbling incoherenty (like jr. high girls). But it was nothing compared to Jolie's oddity.
That's my take on The Oscars 2012. Who was our fav?