The Oscars and the Ladies in Red, White, Blue, Gold . . .

(8 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

Cross posted from The Stars Hollow Gazette

And the winners are . . . No, not the awards recipients, I’ll get to those, it’s the dresses. There wasn’t quite as many fashion faux pas as in year’s past, although there were some, well how shall else can I say, losers. Most of the ladies were quite elegantly gowned, well coiffed and bejeweled.

Of course there are the ladies in red, who always stand out. The red carpet chuckle was Olivia Munn discussing the hazards of wearing red lipstick, telling the interviewer that she had opted for lip stain.

There were not as many wearing my favorite color as in years past but these ladies’ choices were outstanding:

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Best Supporting Actress Nominee Sally Field, Lincoln

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Best Supporting Actress Nominee Jackie Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

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Actress Jennifer Aniston

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Actress Kerry Washington

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Actress Olivia Munn

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Actress Marcia Gay Harden

As I noted previously, I always look for actress Helena Bonham Carter whose intentional “fashion statements” in the past have been show stoppers on the red carpet. Although a toned down this year, she had her fun, along with director Tim Burton, with her hairstyle:

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Songstress Dame Shirley Bassey strode down the red carpet in an understated black sheath.

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Later, she arrived on stage in a stunning gold to sing the song that launched her international career, Goldfinger, in a tribute to the 50th anniversary of James Bond films. Needles to say she had the audience on their feet.

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The oldest nominee Emmanuelle Riva, Actress in a Supporting role is 85, looking very elegant in Lanvin.

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While the youngest nominee for Best Actress, nine year old Quvenzhane Wallis, charmed everyone in her bright blue Armani Junior gown that looked like it was sprinkled with fairy dust and carrying her puppy dog purse.

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The surprise of the night was actor Jack Nicholson introducing his co-presenter for the Best Picture award, First Lady Michelle Obama wearing a glittering, custom smoke gray Naeem Khan gown and Sutra Silver at Fragments jewelry.

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Then there were the other “blue belles” from understated dark ink blue in satin to bright, shiny sapphire to a whisper of pale blue.

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Actress Helen Hunt in an “off the rack” gown from H&M adorned with $750,000 in jewelry

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Actress and singer Jennifer Hudson

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Actress Alicia Vikander

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ABC’s “Good Morning America” Robin Roberts looking smilingly healthy

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Actress Amanda Seyfried wearing Alexander McQueen sprinkled with silvery dragonflies

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ET hostess Nancy O’Dell (no comment, this dress speaks for itself)

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Actress Reese Witherspoon

The women in white:

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Actress Charlize Theron classic and elegant

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Actress Zoe Salanda

The pink princesses:

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Best Actress Winner Jennifer Lawrence with a bit too much dress.

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Best Supporting Actress winner Anne Hathaway in a backless pale pink satin Prada sheath that was perfect for her petite figure and dark hair

and then there is PINK:

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Actress Maria Menounos

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Actress Fan Bingbing

The golden girls:

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Kristin Chenoweth with Seth MacFarlane in the finale.

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Actress Jane Fonda Her gown may not be golden but close enough.

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Best Actress nominee Jessica Chastain in a sparkling gold sheath by Armani that appears a bit too sheer for what appears to be black under garments.

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Actress Naomi Harris

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Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones

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Renee Zellweger

Here are the gorgeous full figured ladies:

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Actress Octavia Spencer

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Actress and rapper Queen Latifah

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Actress Melissa McCarthy

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Singer Adele

The ever fashionable black and silver:

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Actress Naomi Watts

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Actress Sandra Bullock

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Actress Kelly Osborne

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Actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth

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Salma Hayek

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Singer Nora Jones

Then there is je ne sais quoi:

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Actress Kristen Stewart

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Actress Amy Adams

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Actress Brandi Glanville

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Actress Racel Mwanza

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Actress Samantha Barks

Oh, and the winners are:

Best Picture: “Argo.”

Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln.”

Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook.”

Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained.

Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables.”

Directing: Ang Lee, “Life of Pi.”

Foreign Language Film: “Amour

Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, “Argo.”

Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained.”

Animated Feature Film: “Brave

Production Design: “Lincoln

Cinematography: “Life of Pi

Sound Mixing: “Les Miserables

Sound Editing (tie): “Skyfall,” “Zero Dark Thirty.”

Original Score: “Life of Pi,” Mychael Danna.

Original Song: “Skyfall” from “Skyfall,” Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth.

Costume: “Anna Karenina.”

Documentary Feature: “Searching for Sugar Man.”

Documentary (short subject): “Inocente.”

Film Editing: “Argo.

Makeup and Hairstyling: “Les Miserables.”

Animated Short Film: “Paperman

Live Action Short Film: “Curfew

Visual Effects: “Life of Pi.”

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