Worst Oscar Bow: Reese Witherspoon

February 25, 2013 13:17:43 Posted at February 25, 2013 13:17:43
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At first when I saw this dress on Reese, I was more than willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. In fact, my notes say “This is more interesting than I expected it to be”. That’s because, when I first saw it on the carpet, there was a black bodice with a teal skirt wrapped around it. Full Story

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Oscars Most Improved: Halle Berry

February 25, 2013 13:05:36 Posted at February 25, 2013 13:05:36
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It was, by far, not the best dress of the night, and certainly not my flavour, but, and it’s crazy to say this about Halle Berry, by her standards, it’s a great improvement. Remember what she wore to the Golden Globes? Click here for a refresher. Full Story

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Best Oscar Display of Humanity: Meryl Streep

February 25, 2013 12:49:00 Posted at February 25, 2013 12:49:00
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I was hardly the only one to see it, but I am delighted that we now have the potential to recapture it. This is fantastic. The best actress in the world picks her wedgie (I would also have accepted “adjusts her fullback underwear”),  and not only smiles with grace about it, but somehow intuits that the camera has caught this and smilingly explains “I was worried I was going to step on my dress”. Full Story

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Oscars Most Creased: Helen Hunt

February 25, 2013 12:34:15 Posted at February 25, 2013 12:34:15
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Good for her about H&M because it’s an environmental initiative. Which…explains why her dress looked so cheap. Because it was. It’s basically what you wear to work. And you get out of the car and, oh sh-t, your blazer is already lined across the back. That’s how they keep the costs down. Full Story

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Worst Oscar Mislabel: Octavia Spencer

February 25, 2013 12:00:21 Posted at February 25, 2013 12:00:21
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Octavia Spencer wore a gorgeous sort of pale ochre-y deep cream piece of fanciness which suited her really nicely with an off-centre neckline of which is surprising and unusual without being too try-hard-y. This is exactly the right note you want to strike for the year after you win an Oscar – understated and beautiful and it’s not about you but oh, how good the year has been to you. Full Story

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Oscar Whys: Munn, Stamos, Glanville

February 25, 2013 11:43:32 Posted at February 25, 2013 11:43:32
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I asked on Twitter why Olivia Munn was at the Oscars. Someone replied that she was in Magic Mike. Yeah so was Joe Manganiello. You think Joe Manganiello should be at the Oscars? Still, Olivia Munn had more reason, I guess if you stretch, than John Stamos. Was Uncle Jesse there to play the drums? Or was he there to remind me that my longtime dream of him hooking up with Jennifer Aniston will never happen? He doesn’t even make movies! But perhaps the most egregious -- the f-ck was Brandi Glanville doing there? Who? Eddie Cibrian’s ex-wife. Full Story

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Best Oscar Repeat: Zoe Saldana

February 25, 2013 11:31:43 Posted at February 25, 2013 11:31:43
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The first thing I thought when I saw Zoe Saldana’s dress was that it was lilac – like the one she wore in 2010. I was ready to get all skeptical like “what was she thinking?”, but here’s the genius of it. It’s like the same dress – but totally not. Full Story

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Best Oscar Spaz: Helena Bonham Carter

February 25, 2013 11:17:15 Posted at February 25, 2013 11:17:15
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The hair will always be crazy and in her face. And a nest in the back. And I’m not sure any stylist would admit to having created it. Can you imagine HBC having her hair done anyway? Or by anyone else? She did this in the hotel, right? Had to have. And then there’s the dress. It’s fine up top before disintegrating into frayed pieces at the bottom. Full Story

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Worst Oscar Spaz: Renee Zellweger

February 25, 2013 11:03:26 Posted at February 25, 2013 11:03:26
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Renee Zellweger went back to her favourite, Carolina Herrera, to present at the Oscars. It was one of several “tank” style dresses with gold accents that we saw on the night -- including Catherine Zeta-Jones, with whom she presented. It didn’t work for Zeta and it doesn’t work for Renee. Full Story

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Best FLOTUS for AMPAS

February 25, 2013 10:46:10 Posted at February 25, 2013 10:46:10
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I’ve always been entertained by the FLOTUS acronym, and I feel like it gets used in print and not enough out loud, not least because “First Lady” is an annoying title to have. So much more often, she’s just called Michelle Obama, which I think is her subtle way of trying to phase out the phrase. Full Story

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Oscar Lipsynch: Catherine Zeta-Jones

February 25, 2013 10:34:45 Posted at February 25, 2013 10:34:45
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I couldn’t come up with it in 140 words or less on Twitter in time but my point is -- did you have a reaction to the fact that Michael Douglas and Jane Fonda make more sense than Michael Douglas and Catherine-Zeta Jones…? Many of you thought it was damage control that they showed up together just as rumours spread last week that they’re in trouble. Full Story

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