Monday, March 08, 2010

Worst Dressed

It's my considered opinion that last night was the dullest Oscar awards show ever. The new format was flat and none of the jokes were funny. Apparently the expansion of the best movie category to ten made it necessary to eliminate the traditional live performance of the best music nominees and they did some uninspired interpretive dance number instead and the dresses weren't all that exciting. This is a good photo gallery that starts with the worst dressed.

Everybody was all agog about Charlize Theron blooming breasts dress. I missed it live both times, but seeing the photo, while I'll agree it was decidedly odd, it was hardly the worst. That honor should have been giving to J-Lo's bubble wrap disaster with an incomprehensible side train. It looked stupid and made her look dumpy. Sarah Jessica Parker's dress looks worse in the photo than it did live, but that another fashion mistake. And the best that can be said for poor Vera Farmiga is the color of that ruffled monstrosity was pretty nice.

Diane Kruger's weird dress inside a flowery tube with a tail was second worst in my estimation. It looked much worse in person. It looked like the tube part was devouring her as she walked and she had to keep flipping the tail out of the way. Miley Cyrus' street hooker thing only escaped complete disaster because she's so young, it's okay to look a little trampy. And breaking from the consensus, Sandra Bullock's silver sheath was widely panned but I thought she looked gorgeous in it. The cut suited her well and it was kind of old time movie star glam without being over-bearing about it.

The only other one that really struck me was Demi Moore. The dress was meh, but I think she chose it to prove that she really is skinny as a rail after the recent flap over whether some cover photo of her was photoshopped to make her look so emaciated. [graphic]

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

I'm puzzled by the fact that actresses became actors a year or so ago -- all of a sudden and in the dark of night, but when it becomes time to win an award, they're suddenly actresses again.

11:16:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

That is one of the silliest trends I've seen too. I think actors for both was really the big thing at the SAG awards, but I guess they didn't want to confuse the proles during the Oscars because it has a wider audience?

1:31:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Actresses are actors
Queens become kings
Everything's the same
In our order of things.

4:40:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Boys or girls?
Doesn't matter.
We're all human,
the rest is just chatter.

1:08:00 PM  

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