I don't get a chance to watch too many award shows, but I always make it a priority to see the Oscars because it's the Super Bowl of  Hollywood glam. This year was no exception even though my husband was under the weather. He made me a fancy cocktail, and we watched the whole event from start to finish. I have to say that I wasn't really blown away by the dresses, hair and makeup with the exception of three ladies. There was also a strong common thread among them all - simple hair, clean makeup and body hugging column dresses.

My top choice...Gwyneth Paltrow. She looked incredibly elegant in her Calvin Klein column dress. She definitely knows the red carpet and her style very well, and you could see that in her confidence and posture. Her hair was simple and straight, which was best for the dress. Her jewelry definitely made a statement and added some color to the clean look.


2. Jennifer Lawrence in bright red Calvin Klein took my breath away. At first it was because I couldn't believe that was the girl from Winter's Bone! Her character in that film was anything but glamorous. Her figure looked amazing in that dress. The bright red color against her pale skin and blond hair was brilliant. To me, the dress definitely catches your attention, but it also lets her true beauty steal the show. LOVE!

3. Anne Hathaway's custom blue satin Giorgio Armani Prive dress was outstanding. I liked the structural elements, the color was perfect with her skin and it really showed off her figure.

I definitely thought Mila Kuniz, Halle Berry and Sandra Bullock were amazing as well.

Who were your top three of the night?

Photos from Just Jared.

Oscar Looks

reader_bestactress_winsletkI definitely remember standing in front of the mirror giving an awards speech when I was younger. I think I did it a couple of times, actually. Once for best actress and the other for best costume designer. haha! Has anyone else done that out there? Anyway, the women looked amazing last night! Who were your favorites? Here were mine... Angelina Jolie - I love the simplicity of her Ellie Saab dress and green accents. I'm glad that she stayed true to her style, which most call boring. This is exquisite to me and though it is predictable because we no her style, it never fails!










Anne Hathaway - Man, she just blew me away last night. There was so much joy exuding from her on top of wearing an amazing Armani Prive dress! Some are saying she's too pale to wear that color, but I just think she looks and feels comfortable and beautiful which says so much!










Sarah Jessica Parker - I loved this Dior dress even though is was a bit too small for her and hair and makeup were a no go. The belt and bodice just make the dress. I couldn't tell, but apparently this dress is a pale green. Go figure...










What are your thoughts? Who were you disappointed in? I was disappointed in the Versace dress that Marissa Tomei wore. Thought the detail was insane, you could see loads of puckering on the coreset. I didn't love Natalie Portman's dress very much. Kate Winslet and Amy Adams could have done better. Click to see images from last night.