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March 06, 2006

Oscar Roundup

Well, another Oscar season is over. Click here to see the list of winners. What did you guys think of Jon Stewart? I thought he did OK for his first go at it, but I wasn't all that impressed. He didn't do too well off the cuff.

Ok, here's my best and worst dressed list:


--She looked great in this Vera Wang dress. And her Bulgari necklace was to die for. She sported a sleek ponytail (which proved to be a common hairstyle for the evening).

--She looked like (and was) the belle of the ball.

--This was my overall favorite dress. She looked sensational in this Zac Posen number.

--Sometimes Meryl pulls the frump card, but last night she hit the nail on the head. The beading on the bottom was gorgeous.

--Glad to see that messy husband of hers hasn't rubbed off on her. Her dress had pockets, which was a very cool thing. Her hair and makeup complimented the look perfectly.

--I think we'll be seeing a lot more of Amy Adams this year. She looked sleek and sexy in this Carolina Herrera dress.

--When Uma walked out to present her award, my jaw dropped. She looked fantastic! Wow.

--As usual, Salma doesn't disappoint.

--Also on my "best" list: Will and Jada Pinkett Smith.


--I was not a fan of this. Her hair looked messy and her lipstick was way too bright.

--I'm putting her on my worst list for lack of originality. I like the dress, but she's worn a black dress a million times, and how many times have we seen her hair like that?

--Helena Bonham Carter looked horrendous. That beehive 'do is wretch.

--Also on my "worst" list: Naomi Watts and Dolly Parton.

--And to my two friends (you know who you are) with whom I bet that "Crash" would upset "Brokeback Mountain," I'll be collecting my dinner winnings at Oceanaire and Sullivan's. ;)

Posted by Lawren at March 6, 2006 08:02 AM | Trackbacks (0)

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I think it is grossly unfair to put Dolly on a worst dressed list. While her style would look horrid on anyone else, it works for her.

I thought Hilary Swank looked great also.

Says: chuck at March 6, 2006 08:16 AM

I honestly couldn't tell if Naomi Watts was pregnant or not because of the design of her dress. It made her look frumpy and fat in the front. I'm still not sure if she's pg or not or if it was the dress. I agree- downright awful!

I adored Reese's dress- beautiful, simple, classy.

Says: Michelle at March 6, 2006 08:27 AM

I agree with most of your picks. I thought Jessica Alba's dress looked pretty too for a young woman and Meryl has lost weight and had some work done, finally but I have to say that this was the most boring Oscars I've ever seen. Even most of the winners didn't seem too excited.

Says: Nanc' at March 6, 2006 08:31 AM

And now for the male perspective ... I'm not a fan of Reese's fashion choices this red carpet season, and that includes last night. They just don't do anything for me. Also, I think Meryl Streep was showing too much ... that dress emphasized how broad her shoulders/chest area is, and the bareness just drew more attention to it. Not a fan. And it has nothing to do with her age, so no attacks ladies!

Keira Knightley might just be my new #1. However, I really want the dark eye makeup to go away ... please? It looked worse live than in the pictures here. If she's with Jake now, I'll be pissed!

I think Jon Stewart was decent. The Oscars show usually just has this arrogance about it that I don't like, and I was practically yelling at the screen for the stars to lighten up and enjoy his monologue. Just because he doesn't do a song/dance number like Billy Crystal or Steve Martin doesn't mean he's not going to be a good host.

Says: Iceman at March 6, 2006 08:58 AM

I thought Michelle Williams hair and makeup looked great, but her dress was hideous. Also, while the rest of the dress is interesting and pretty, I'm not a fan of the weird panelling going on on the front of Amy Adams' dress. Other than that, I think your pics are on target. I agree with Iceman that the audience was a little uptight, and did not have a sense of humor about themselve. I am a fan, so I might be biased, but I think John Stewart rocked.

Says: at March 6, 2006 09:18 AM

I agree with your misses but not all of your hits.

Felicity's hair and makeup looked great. I liked the dress, but not on her.

I love Reese but her dress reminded me of a wedding cake.

Agree with Iceman about Keira's eyes, or maybe it was her hair? Those eyes were too dark for her hair or hair too light for the eyes.

Sandra Bullock's dress was too blah, and what was going on with that hair? Did she forget to roll up the window on the ride over?

Charlize was another big miss in my opinion.

Says: lynne at March 6, 2006 09:42 AM

My favorites were Salma Hayek, Jessica Alba, Uma Thurman, Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Garner.

I really thought Michelle Williams' dress was pretty, but wasn't a fan of the lipstick color or necklace. I think without the necklace, the cut of the dress would have made her look more statuesque.

And, while I'm usually a fan of Reese's choice, I have to agree with Iceman and Lynne on her choice last night being somewhat of a miss. It reminded me of a shower curtain.

Says: tortoiseshelly at March 6, 2006 10:14 AM

What I like about Reese's choices are the classy, old Hollywood aspects of them. Are they jaw-dropping? Not always. But she makes wise choices for her body type and her personality.

Says: Lawren at March 6, 2006 10:16 AM

I agree with Lawren on Reese's dress. I also think it worked for her because she's a southern girl. It "fit" who she is much better than say...Jennifer Aniston's mourning gown but, no, I can't see a New Yorker wearing Reese's dress.

Says: Nanc' at March 6, 2006 11:00 AM

Nanc' & Lawren I get what you are saying about Reese's dress. I does looks better in still photos then when she was walking up to accept her is just way too heavy for her.
However, I saw her on an a.m. talk show and she said her husband commented on how beautiful she looked. Hey, that is ALL that matters.
What a great year they both had.

Says: Lynne at March 6, 2006 11:52 AM

I like Uma, but she looked like she was on something because of the way she shook up on the stage. And her makeup washed her out with big racoon eyes.

But then everyone looked nervous for some reason.

Says: TWM at March 6, 2006 01:37 PM

I can't believe that you have no comment about Charlize Theron's dress.

Says: Hutch at March 6, 2006 04:41 PM

Hutch - I agree with you!! Her dress was horrifying. It looked like if you took it off, it would stand up on its own! However, Charlize is so beautiful that she could wear a paper bag and look fabulous.

Says: MeganS. at March 6, 2006 06:29 PM

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