I LOVE award season the way my husband loves NFL play off season.
Simply put, the Golden Globes are my play offs and the Academy Awards are my
Hosted by Ricky Gervais (who I thought was super funny at first then had to agree with RDJ, who called him out onstage as being pretty mean spirited.)
I will say that his tux was one of my favorites of the night.
I laughed pretty much throughout his whole bit, even though it was at times, uncomfortable laughter, such as when he introduced Bruce Willis at Ashton Kucher’s dad. Even Bruce seemed a bit flustered at this as he stumbled over his intro. I can’t help but worry that Bruce and his friends may have been planning to jump Ricky after the show.
There were some fairly predictable themes for the night, the first being the color black which, with a few exceptions, I found a bit boring.
These were NOT boring:
I’m fairly certain that this dress on anyone else would have looked just plain awful, but this is Halle Berry we’re talking about. She could wear tin foil and it would some how work.
Couples wearing black were pretty much a cop out, in my opinion.
It’s hard to screw that up but somehow, they did:
Jesus in a tux…blah. You are no Johnny Cash, Christian Bale.
Mark’s tux is pretty generic but that dress he’s next to makes it look tacky somehow.
This however, is how you dress as a couple in black right.
Simple, elegant and timelessly beautiful together.
Of course, it’s absolutely NO fun without the usual class clowns
Helena NEVER disappoints. What I wouldn’t give to spend a year at the Burton/Bohem-Crarter home.
Julianne, I LOVE you but WHY? Pick a sleeve…on or off!
Michelle honey, you’re not 13 anymore. You can pixie cut your hair for the rest of your life but no one is going to buy the fact that your not a woman in your 30′s now.
Speaking of young who got it right:
14 years old and manages to look more sophisticated than Michelle Williams without looking like she’s trying to be 25. Gorgeous.
Beautiful, fresh, soft.
I LOVED the green colors against the red carpet
Kind of a predictable silhouette for her but it works and I LOVE the color on her
Gorgeous as always but I did kind of feel like I had seen this in a movie somewhere… There’s a plantation in Georgia missing it’s window coverings.
I Love seeing how the curvier girls dress for events like this (by curvy, I mean normal)
STUNNING on her frame
I think I would have liked this better without the giant poof on her shoulder and in a different color. Red on red on red…she disappears!
Some of the curves were actually baby bumps. Jane looks gorgeous
I absolutely LOVE this dress on Natalie Portman. I love the way it draped in the back but I am not a fan of the rose in front. It would have been so perfect had they left that off and just let her jewelry be the color accent.
Ok, awards for the following:
Most Disappointing Fashion Appearance
It’s a tie
Sandra, I LOVE this dress but your hair is HIDING IT! Your bangs are ginormous and it left me wondering if you had a bad acne break out on your forehead you were trying to cover up.
And Nicole…come on, you were the face of Channel, for crying out loud!
We expect more from you.
Tackiest dress of the night:
Good grief, XTina…your dirty girl days are behind you. You are a mother now. You can still be sexy without looking like Victorian show girl. Burlesque is just a movie…leave your work at the office.
Most confused for the prom:
This is probably more personal for me than anything. When I heard about how she snubbed poor little Hailee Steinfeld on the lot they were shooting at while filming True Grit, I’ve taken issue with her. The dress is pretty but there’s something overly prom-esq about it that makes me not like it. Maybe more of an Oscar dress…but then again, she’s not going to the Oscars, so whatever.
Best dress to make me stop and ask, “Do I like this or not?”
And the answer is, YES, I do like it, sequenced poncho and all.
I know others will disagree with me on this, but I LOVE this look on Tilda.
It feels very Ralph Lauren to me and I just wish she had worn a fabulous jewel encrusted belt with it because it feels unfinished. I think she looks amazing (in spite of the awkward wink).
Couple most likely to have been fighting all night long:
Brian seemed genuinely irked every time the photogs would ask him to get out of the shot. Something tells me he was not happy about being overshadowed by his bombshell of a wife.
Most beautiful bride of Frankenstein:
Fabulous dress and it took me a minute but the hair grew on me
Best use of sequence:
Stunning, sleek and shiny
Best Poofey Dress:
Olivia takes the sparkly birthday cake for young and fabulous.
Best Vava VOOM!
STUNNING and tasteful (are you listening Xtina?)
Best “I want to look like that someday”
Elegant, although I think the necklace makes her look a bit over accessorized.
Hottest/Best Dressed Man:
Surprised? Probably not. No one else could pull this off. Johnny just exudes cool.
Best Effortless Natural Beauty:
Clair was made for Calvin Klein
And speaking of Calvin,
My pick for Best Dressed OVERALL
Emma Stone…GORGEOUS, Simple, Elegant, STUNNING
She was the picture of perfection.
I think that in an age when we are down sizing and determining what is necessary and comfortable in life, what is excessive and expendable, this dress, this look personifies simplicity at it’s best.
Love everything about it and I adore her. If you haven’t watched “Easy A” yet, go rent it this weekend. SO cute and funny and I’m excited to see where her career goes. Well done, Emma (and her stylist)
So, that’s it from the red carpet until the Oscars roll around!
My favorite guilty pleasure as of today, January 14, 2011 is hands down The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not just the drama of crazy Camile Grammar or the over indulgence of cosmetic surgery and over inflated lips but the decor as well. Each time they film at Lisa Vanderpump’s restaurant, Villa Blanca, I find myself paying less attention to the inanely inconsequential conversations and more to the decor of the fabulous space she has created:
I have to admit, she’s probably my favorite housewife to date (no offense, Vicki).
I can’t help but be taken by her accent and her cute sense of humor and I have to say, I think she’s pretty damn talented as well. Of course, with her budget, I’m fairly certain I could be astronomically talented too!!!
Final note, thank you for the well wishes for my finger.
If you really want to know what happened, see the crystal bowl on my coffee table?
It is no longer there. My hand met it quite violently in a spirited game of Wii tennis.
Let’s just say that there were no winners in that meeting. But it’s getting better and I can almost type with it again (this post has taken FOREVER to write!) but I’ve missed you all so much and wanted you to know how much it means to me that you take the time out of your day to see what I’m dwelling on.