The Academy Awards: Best Dressed


I love watching The Academy Awards, and this year I had the privilege of  seeing it on the big screen at Chelsea Clearview Cinemas. It was a glitzy affair, complete with a sweet goodie bag, unlimited popcorn and drinks, Hedda Lettuce — my favorite drag queen who made hilarious commentary and doled out prizes (I was wishing for the $200 gift certificate to the Modern at the MOMA but sadly didn’t win it) throughout the show.

Here is my list of Best Dressed Actresses of the night:

1. Rooney Mara from The Girl in the Dragon Tattoo
Made by Givenchy Haute Couture, this romantic white dress delights and dazzles the eye. Her updo and makeup is the picture of polished perfection.


2. Penelope Cruz
She looked like a gorgeous princess in this Armani Prive, with lovely jewelry and updo. Love the chiffony material, the blue grayish color, the neckline, and how the gown falls.


3. Jessica Chastain from The Help
This is a Alexander McQueen black and gold hand embroidered gown. The detail is incredible, the cut impeccable and the way the dress flows down Chastain and to the ground is  elegant and graceful.

4. Michelle Williams
Beautiful in a coral-red Louis Vuitton with a ruched bustline, peplum skirt that hugs her body just right. Absolutely loved the small silver detail to the side.

5. Emma Stone from The Help
This Giambattista Valli gown has received mixed reviews, but I personally enjoy it. The bold color, the huge bow detail around the neck, the soft luxurious  fabric and flow… And Emma looks lovely in it.


As far as Best Dressed actors: Christopher Plummer (in a velvet tuxedo), Jean DuJardin (from The Artist), and Christian Bale made the cut.

Congratulations to the biggest winners: Best Actor Jean DuJardin from The Artist; Best Supporting Actress Octavia Spencer from The Help;  Best Supporting Actor Christopher Plummer from Beginners and even though I didn’t love Meryl Streep’s choice of dress, I certainly love and admire her as an actress and was ecstatic to have predicted correctly that she won Best Actress. She most definitely deserves it.

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2 responses to “The Academy Awards: Best Dressed

  1. Jesse

    Welcome to the Chapter 11 theater. Thank you Billy Crystal for another great year of hosting. They snickered you into doing it again 🙂

  2. Tank you for this nice post. I love watching The Academy Award:Best Dressed. Penelope Cruz looked like a princess with her dress, she’s very lovely…I love it!

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