(Side note: I love Kate Winslet and I missed her at this year’s Golden Globes. Sad face.)
I actively participate in three awards shows a year: the Emmys, the Golden Globes, and, of course, the Oscars. By “participate” I mean talk and text my thoughts to anything within earshot while it’s on. I criticize the dresses that are ugly, I laugh at the host’s jokes, I cheer for who I think I should win, I stomp my feet when they lose, and I cry at the acceptance speeches.
This year I was overall pleased with the actual awards results. I was elated that Ben Affleck won for Best Director and then Argo went and won Best Picture, Drama. In short: I love Adele’s accent, Anne Hathaway was entirely too clingy on Amanda Seyfried when Les Mis won, and I must find a way to start watching Homeland and Girls.
The fashion is really what I’m in it for. Usually everyone jumps on board with the color of the moment, but I feel like everyone went with their gut and that is commendable. In short: lots of high slits, lots of sleeves, lots of variety. There were three special looks of the night that I want to call out and while some also call out the worst, I will refrain. Not because I’m a nice person, but because my fingers tire of all this typing.
Best Dressed #3: Jessica Alba in Oscar de la Renta
Even after having two kids, she puts us to shame. She’s not my most favorite actress, but she seems like a normal, nice person. Her necklace with that neckline and that hair are really what sold it for me. She looks really fresh.
Best Dressed #2 and 1.5: Ben Affleck in Gucci and Jennifer Garner in Vivienne Westwood
These two get a joint award. Together they look so in love and so gorgeous. I don’t even like facial hair, but Ben is simply rocking it. The icing on the cake was watching him make his acceptance speech and show love for Jennifer knowing that the other Jennifer (Lopez, that is) was sitting in that very room listening. Ben’s winning awards and she’s dating a backup dancer. Sweet, sweet victory.
Best Dressed #1: Kristen Wiig in Michael Kors
Just. Wow. I was so impressed by Kristen Wiig. She looks so effortless and her bod is fierce. I’ve been really into gold jewelry lately so this was hitting my sweet spot. While, black is an easy color to go to, I will stand by and applaud her.
Who was your favorite? Who’s pumped for the Oscars?!