As you know, the Oscars were Sunday night and they definitely did not disappoint. First of all, thank God that Billy Crystal saved us from last year's debacle when James Franco was too stoned to host and Anne Hathaway came down with that terrible condition otherwise known as "musical theater kid." The Cirque de Soleil performance was pretty fantastic, but what I want to know is, how can they justify cutting off acceptance speeches when they'll allot almost five full minutes to people flinging through the air? It seems rude doesn't it?
But let's get to the most important part. The dresses. I have to say there were many more hits than misses this year, and maybe that was because the looks seemed to be a bit more dialed down than in years past. There was a lot of hair down, the glamour was a bit more subtle, and no one missed the mark too badly. I love the Academy Awards - everyone always remembers to bring it.
Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace.
Angelina looked beaaautiful in the dress because, well, she's Angelina Jolie. But that leg always jutting out of the slit? Stop it. What is this, Pop Goes the Thigh? We get it already. You are as hot as the surface of the sun, but stop being so damn arrogant.
Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford.
The Editor in Chief of GOOP looked stunning. A minimalist white column AND a cape? Perfection.
Viola Davis in Vera Wang.
This kelly green hue is my favorite color and it literally pops against her skin. I really respect her going wigless but I do not respect her smushing those ta-tas into that awkward neckline. This look was thisclose to being perfect.
Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton.
I love this. I love the coral and I love the peplum. It seems so perfectly her.
Emma Stone in Giambatista Valli.
A lot of people hated this neck-bow but I thought it was fantastic (especially because she has a long, skinny neck made for high-necked-bows). I also adore when a red head wears red.
Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen.
This was a really edgy choice for her and I love that she didn't overdo it with a severe updo and too much jewelry.
Stacy Keibler in Marchesa.
Now that George's award season has come to a close, the clock is really ticking on Stacy's moment. She looked gorgeous in gold and at least Clooney got to take a beautiful, Oscar statue home with him.
Tina Fey in Carolina Herrera.
Apparently Carolina only wanted to dress one person for the Academy Awards and she went with Tina. This was the very best that Tina has ever looked at an award show and the fact that the cool nerdy girl was chosen over all of the gorgeous popular girls makes my nerdy high school self feel pretty victorious.