Sunday, February 26, 2012

Oscars 2012 - Live Blogging The Academy Awards Red Carpet


The first minutes of red carpet arrivals can be awkward. Sometimes even Ryan Seacrest has to consult his notes on the celeb status of some people. Thankfully, tonight opened with some serious glam from Penelope Ann Miller in Badgely Mischka (all I ever envied about blondes) and Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab (one for the non-blondes). Maybe not the most original looks, but oh so stunning:



Berenice Bejo. I don't mind the dress, but the red hair is borderline atrocious. It's nearly the same shade as her face and looks home-dyed. Badly:




Jessica Chastain's dress is probably going to have lovers and haters. Yes, it's a bit costumy, maybe a little over the top, but you know what? It's the Oscars. And at least it's not another sequined blush thingy.



Now, someone needs to say this: George Clooney can and should do much better than Stacy Kiebler. And better than her Las Vegas dress, and better than the rosette on her hip. There, I said it. Call me, George.



Viola Davies in emerald green and her own hair is lovely. I wish we'll see more natural hair on red carpets.




Michelle Williams gets extra points for wearing red and being lovely.



Rooney Mara. I don't know what I think of her (other than too much sternum), I just want to stare. You can join me.




Am I the only one who thinks Busy Phillips' earrings were tacky and looked like cheap 80s baubles?





Another lovely one in red: Emma Stone. I loved the dress, the husband didn't. In any case, Emma wins. Always.



Now, I can't believe I'm saying this, but I liked (most of) J Lo's dress and loved her makeup. Jennifer's makeup was never as subtle. It works.

Doesn't work: Sandra Bullock's dress. Is the fit wrong? Was it a last minute choice? Sandra doesn't look very  happy.



More to love: Natalie Portman in a vintage 1954 haute couture Christian Dior gown, Gwynwth Paltrow in a white cape, and Penelope Cruz doing the princess thing successfully.






All photos: Zimbio

18 comments:

  1. I know it's early in the game, but ROSE BYRNE. Wow.

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  2. Her forehead was rather too shiny on the tv at least. Hopefully she'll powder down.

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  3. Milla IS Hollywood glam and so agree about George. I'm intending Gary Oldman takes the Oscar tonight.

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  4. I'm finding people looking much better moving on video than in the still photos, esp. Michelle Williams.

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  5. Yes, I was was asking myself if she was wearing some cheapy earrings from Claire's. Bad when something expensive looks cheap. And I have to ask, who exactly is Stacy Kiebler? I really have no idea who she is and just assumed she's just another Clooney mannequin.

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    1. Evelyn, I had to google her when they started dating. The results were underwhelming.

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    2. Ok, I don't feel so bad then. On a more pleasant note, can we applaud Natalie Portman's jewelry? That necklace was amazing!

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    3. When I first saw them, I thought they were a special, high gloss glass. In this photo, they look like they are very high quality turquoise and lapis. On the other hand, I can't deny they are just too darned long.
      As for Ms. Kiebler, I think she looks just lovely, and since I don't know her and don't know him, how can I possibly comment on whether they are good for each other. They obviously think they are compatible.

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  6. Gaia, nothing about Angelina Jolie? She looked anorexic to me.

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    1. Angelina is skinny, but I loved her dress yesterday. She was fabulous.

      Sandy

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  7. I loved Jessica Chastain's dress. How can one over-dress for the Academy Awards? I bet it was uncomfortable, though, those armored-looking plates on the sides of the bodice. Three or four hours in -- ouch.

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  8. It was nice to see that overall there was a striving towards elegance. Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams looked absolutely stunning. I would love to know the details of their hair and makeup as well. I thought J.Lo looked fine when she arrived, although I did not care for her dress, but did you see how shiny she was by the time she presented? Yikes!! Gwyneth Paltrow's skin was orange, and Penelope Cruz looked like a grandma with that hair and dress. And why was exotic Maya Rudolph wearing hardly any makeup? Her gown was lovely but she was totally washed out. I thought Sandra Bullock looked beautiful - the gown was open and plunging in the back, so hat is why it seemed blousy in the front. Looked like she had some lip injection though...sorry so long!

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  9. Gee - looks like I didn't miss too much. Viewed just about all the films though.

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  10. So fun to dish...I loved Michelle Williams, so nice to see color. And Cameran Diaz, same reason. Penelope Cruz cannot ever look anything but gorgeous. I love Gwyneth but I reeeeeaaaally wanted her to have more jewelry on with that outfit. I did actually love Sandra Bullocks dress but I agree, she didn't seem happy, and I adore her, so that made me sad. And was that plumping on her upper lip? J Lo was too intent on rocking her bod and, though fabulous, looked a little trashy to me. Even my husband though her cleavage was ridiculous! And the arm cutouts? I can't get behind those. My best surprise was how beautiful Tina Fey looked! She got it right this time! Natalie Portman is stunning but seemed weirdly dressed to me. I felt like all the points worked, but not with each other. The necklace seemed out of place with the dress and the lipstick was a great color for her but was the wrong color for the dress. I wished she gone for bright red lipstick. Ok, that is my completely uninformed breakdown! Lol

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  11. Hi Roxana,

    I couldn't agree more about Angelina. The past few awards shows she has looked anorexic. Gone are her body's luscious curves. Gone is her aura of womanly strength and sexiness. She's looking more like Skeletor than the beautiful and powerful woman that we've come to expect. As for that rediculous pose she struck before she began her presentation, it just pointed up how terribly gaunt and harsh looking her features have become. Even the audience seemed a bit embarrassed by it. It was cruel of that one award recipient to mock her pose on TV before millions of people, but someone close to Angie needs to see what is happening and intervene.

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  12. Apropos Berenice and her hair color, it is because of her new movie she is filming currently. She is not fond of that hair color either. I read this in one of the interviews.

    Sandy

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