2016 Oscars — Hits and Misses

For the first time in a long time (in my humble opinion), there were scores of beautiful dresses on the red carpet last night. Here are a few of them:

Alicia Vikander
Tina Fey
Naomi Watts
Charlize Theron
Kate Blanchett
Jennifer Garner

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actress Alicia Vikander attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actress Tina Fey attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actress Naomi Watts attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actress Charlize Theron attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actress Cate Blanchett attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actress Jennifer Garner attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

These are the dresses that should have been seriously reconsidered.

Heidi Klum
Sandy Powell
Kerry Washington
Amy Poehler
Kate Winslet

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: TV personality Heidi Klum attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)

Costume designer Sandy Powell arrives on the red carpet for the 88th Oscars on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actress Kerry Washington attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actress Amy Poehler attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actress Kate Winslet attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)

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Emmy Awards — 2015

Alas, last night’s awards show was probably the worst-written thing I’ve ever seen. Andy Samberg was positively goofy, and he seemed to elicit more groans than laughs…in my household, anyway.

The fashions didn’t exactly dazzle me either. While there are a few that made it to my good list, I lost count on the bads. These are the ones I liked:

Lady Gaga [There’s more after her. WordPress is into massive spacing today.]

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Viola Davis

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Gina Rodriguez

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Jamie Lee Curtis

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Christine Baranski

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Kristen Schaal

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Alan Cumming: Because…Alan Cumming!

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The ones that missed missed by a mile:

Heidi Klum: aka Big Bird

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Joanna Newsom: Every woman should wear a dinner plate on her chest.

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Naomi Watts: This dress requires some serious hoiking up.

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Naomi Grossman: I can see your belly button, but I’m guessing that’s what you had in mind.

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Nazanin Boniadi: Illusion netting at its worst

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Padma Lakshmi: Ghastly color and at least one size too small

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My Take on the 2015 Oscars Red Carpet

It’s all so subjective. I loved dresses that others panned…I chuckled at gowns that others thought were glorious. So here it is…one more person’s (pretty much) irrelevant opinions.

The Good

Emma Stone

Emma Stone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viola Davis

Viola Davis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bad

Naomi Watts – That black band makes it look like she’s wearing a gown over a tube top.

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Solange Knowles – Too. Much. Fabric.

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Chrissy Teigen – Not enough fabric.

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Felicity Jones – Overwhelming, but not in a good way.

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Jennifer Lopez – If boob tape didn’t exist, she’d never have anything to wear.

Jennifer Lopez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lorelei Linklater – I know she’s just a kid, but this is trying way too hard to be a grown-up…the wrong kind of grown-up.

Lorelei Linklater

 

Golden Globes 2015

In many instances, the theme of last night’s Golden Globes should have been “Eat a Sandwich.” There were several terrifyingly thin bodies on the red carpet, highlighted by this one:

Giuliana RancicGiuliana Rancic

There’s no dress on the planet that could possibly have made her look attractive.

Other misses included:

rosamund pikeRosamond Pike (I don’t care if you just had a baby. Try something that actually fits.)

Amanda PeetAmanda Peet (Tablecloth or bedspread?)

Lena DunhamLena Dunham (Posture, girl, posture.)

Zosia MametZosia Mamet (This poor girl desperately needs a stylist.)

On a positive note, there were a few dresses that I loved:

viola davisViola Davis

Maria MenounosMaria Menounos

naomi wattsNaomi Watts

Jenna Dewan TatumJenna Dewan Tatum

helen mirrenHelen Mirren