The Oscars 2011
Mixed Gems Style Awards
The When Bad Dresses Happen to Good People award:
Marmalade is for toast, not for the red carpet. Here’s Jennifer Hudson looking decidedly orange in Versace. Although the shape of this dress definitely shows off her amazing new silhouette, the artificial texture and abrasive colour that she has chosen looks a little more 80′s prom than Hollywood glamour.
The Glitz Doesn’t Always Equal Glamour award:
Annette Bening isn’t quite hitting the spot in this Naeem Khan art-deco number. Despite cleverly positioned panels to show off her lovely figure, the colour was very average and her hair was stiff. I would have loved to have seen her in something a little simpler like Chanel.
The Right Dress, Wrong Time award:
I’m completely on the fence when it comes to Nicole Kidman in Dior. The dress itself is very pretty and certainly emphasises her lovely neckline and waist line, but is it really Oscar appropriate? For me, the embellished details seemed more suited to a ball of some kind. Loving the pop of colour from her heels, though.
The Should Have Customised It award:
Rocking her trademark curves and sultry pout, Scarlett Johansson arrived in D&G. A beautiful print and a lovely colour on her, my concern was the shape of this maroon number. I’d have loved for her to have either gone for a slightly lower neckline or perhaps a longer arm length to balance out the overall length of the dress.
The Who Are You Kidding? award:
Draped in Valentino‘s signature red shade, Anne Hathaway arrives on the red carpet in this floor length number. Applause is due for daring to channel the colour of the carpet, but I don’t think she quite has the personality to pull this off. A classic case of the dress wearing her.
The Yummy Mummy award:
Skimming her baby bump in style, best actress winner Natalie Portman swanned along to the ceremony in Rodarte. The rich tones of her dress compliment Natalie’s golden hair and make-up, and she has remembered the old age rule that you’re never fully dressed without a smile. Divine.
The Sofia Coppola Would Be Proud award:
Mila Kunis used her piercing dark features to add some drama to this romantic Elie Saab gown. A real contrast to some of the bright green shades we have seen her wear at other award ceremonies this year, it is lovely to see her in something so effortless because she is a true natural beauty. Her hair is groomed but relaxed, the perfect accessory.
The Most Beautiful Girl in the World award:
A usual Oscar beauty, Halle Berry stole the show in this exquisite Marchesa number. The soft colours of the dress contrast beautifully with her dark hair and make-up, and the netting at the bottom of the dress adds some subtle distraction from the embellished bodice. We should have known that Halle would add some sparkle to the red carpet this year… take a look at one of her previous Oscar dresses.
The T for Tacky award:
Melissa Leo was overjoyed to accept her award for Best Supporting Actress in The Fighter. Unfortunately, she let her emotions overcome her and became the first ever person to swear during her Oscar acceptance speech.
And now for the rest of the winners…
Best Picture: The King’s Speech
Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Actor in a Supporting Role: Christian Bale, The Fighter
Actress in a Supporting Role: Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Director: Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech
Original Screenplay: David Seidler, The King’s Speech
Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3
Foreign-Language Film: In a Better World (Denmark)
Documentary Feature: Inside Job
Art Direction: Alice in Wonderland
Film Editing: The Social Network
Costume Design: Alice in Wonderland
Original Song: “We Belong Together” (Toy Story 3), music and lyrics by Randy Newman
Original Score: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Social Network
Animated Short: The Lost Thing
Documentary Short: Strangers No More
Live Action Short: God of Love
Makeup: The Wolfman
Sound Editing: Inception
Sound Mixing: Inception
Visual Effects: Inception