The very best and worst fashion from Hollywood?s biggest night

Senia Hiltunen

Senia HiltunenFashion Columnist

The Red Carpet was on fire Sunday night with both killer and dreadful fashion. I have come up with my top five drop-dead-gorgeous looks, and five “what were they thinking?!” looks.

Let’s start with the worst of the night.

5. Reese Witherspoon. Wow, Oscar Barbie made a special appearance! The black and white Giorgio Armani gown looked like a cocktail waiter’s dress only longer, and her 1960s high pony made her look like the help not a star. Plus, with her blonde hair, Barbie was not too far away from the look alike.

4. Scarlett Johansson. The red see-through lace, conservative Dolce & Gabbana dress with the just off the beach hair made her look like an old lady not the Hollywood bombshell she used to be.

3. Sharon Stone. Okay, c’mon Sharon. The black one shoulder with feather accents Christian Dior dress was youthful, but not for your body shape. It hugged her curves in a very bad way. Plus, the heavy make-up was terrible; you can’t do smoky eyes with a red lip EVER!

2. Jennifer Hudson. I commend her for losing all that weight from Weight Watchers, but that metallic orange halter Atelier Versace gown looked awful. It made her breasts look awkward, and added weight to her smaller body.

1. Nicole Kidman. Her origami, beaded Christian Dior dress was a train wreck. The off-white color and weird shape just made it look like a bad curtain, and those coral shoes were not an attractive pop of color. In an interview before the award show, Kidman said her nearly two-year-old daughter picks out her Red Carpet looks. I would suggest waiting for Sunday’s fashion sense to kick in before consulting her again.

Now for the night’s best Oscar worthy looks.

5. Hailee Steinfeld and Melissa Leo. I had to do a tie here because I love them both. Steinfeld looked young, fresh, and vibrant in her nude sparkly Marchesa dress. Her pulled back hair with the nude headband looked fabulous to complement her conservative gown. Melissa Leo looked fabulous for her age in the metallic lace with stand-up collar Marc Bouwer gown. Many critics didn’t like this dress, but I liked how it caught the flashes of light from the cameras and how form fitting it was to her beautiful figure.

4. Halle Berry. She looked like a gem in the nude, beaded, organza Marchesa dress. The strapless design with the layers of organza flowing asymmetrically down the lower half looked elegant and regal on her amazing body.

3. Mila Kunis. The lavender lace Elie Saab couture gown looked romantic on the Red Carpet. Kunis was expected to wear something dramatic to the Oscars, but this light, season trendy look was both refreshing and beautiful.

2. Gwyneth Paltrow. She looked like a dripping waterfall in the metallic gold drop-waist Calvin Klein with Louis Vuitton jewels. The deep V neckline and the jeweled broche complemented the liquid gold effect on the dress. Her styling with the pin-straight hair and simple make-up was right on. She looked fabulous!

1. Natalie Portman. Whoa mama, she looked so fierce and elegant in her burgundy Rodarte number. Her baby bump made her look glowing along with her soft curled, pulled to the side hair and tassel earrings in matching color. She was the big winner of the night in both the Oscars and in fashion.

There are my favorite and not-so-favorite looks from the 83rd Academy Awards. Hope you all liked the picks! Until next time, stay fashionable my friends!

The top 7 awards of the night (bold winner)

Best Picture

Black Swan

The Fighter


The Kids Are All Right

The King’s Speech

127 Hours

The Social Network

Toy Story 3

True Grit

Winter’s Bone

Best Actor

Javier Bardem “Biutiful”

Jeff Bridges “True Grit”

Jesse Eisenberg “The Social Network”

Colin Firth “The King’s Speech”

James Franco “127 Hours”

Best Actress

Annette Bening “The Kids Are All Right”

Nicole Kidman “Rabbit Hole”

Jennifer Lawrence “Winter’s Bone”

Natalie Portman “Black Swan”

Michelle Williams ” Blue Valentine”

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale “The Fighter”

John Hawkes “Winter’s Bone”

Jeremy Renner “The Town”

Mark Ruffalo “The Kids Are All Right”

Geoffrey Rush “The King’s Speech”

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams “The Fighter”

Helena Bonham Carter “The King’s Speech”

Melissa Leo “The Fighter”

Hailee Steinfeld “True Grit”

Jacki Weaver “Animal Kingdom”

Best Director

Darren Aronofsky “Black Swan”

David O. Russell “The Fighter”

Tom Hooper “The King’s Speech”

David Fincher “The Social Network”

Joel Coen & Ethan Coen “True Grit”

Best Animated Feature Film

How to Train Your Dragon

The Illusionist

Toy Story 3

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