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Stars Shine at Oscar After-Parties

-Once again, I liked a lot of celebs’ after-party looks more than their Oscar red carpet choices, including Gal Gadot’sFlorence Pugh’s, Greta Gerwig’s and Billie Eilish’s (who hung out with Timothee Chalamet). Other stellar after party looks included Hunter Schafer, Tessa Thompson, Rihanna, and Tracee Ellis Ross.

Adele also showed up to an after-party and she was barely recognizable. I mean, I hope she’s happy and healthy but this is drastic.

-ICYMI: here are our picks for Oscars’ best and worst dressed.

-I’m still in (happy) shock that Parasite won last night. The ranked ballot (which only applies to the Best Picture category) certainly helped; lots of people would have had to choose it as their top pick, but a lot of people would have had to have it as their 2nd or 3rd choice.

-I’m still not sold on the Parasite TV series, but this is intriguing.

Bong Joon Ho apologized to the Oscar engravers: “I’m so sorry for the hard work, there’s too many.” As Linda Holmes pointed out, this guy spent the awards season giving a master class on how to appear “humble-but-aloof, grateful-but-not-thirsty, honored-but-not-waiting-for-your-approval.”

-This is actually quite sweet. Shia LaBeouf was offered to present an Oscar. He said he would do it if he could share that moment with his Peanut Butter Falcon co-star Zach Gottsagen.

Camila Morrone attended the Oscars with bf Leonardo DiCaprio — and she wore a wedding dress.

-With the revelation that Brad Pitt likes Letterkenny, paired with him recently telling Marc Maron that he’s watched his comedy series multiple times, I’m now picturing him sitting at home and watching quirky, under-the-radar comedies all day.

-The Oscars telecast reached an all-time low rating, dropping sharply from last year. It did much better in Canada (proportionally).

-The night before the Oscars was the Spirit Awards, where Laura Dern was serenaded with her own song.

-Also at the Spirit Awards, Noah Baumbach thanked Adam Sandler for helping to fund his films.

Penn Badgley and wife Domino Kirke are expecting their first child together, and revealed they had suffered two miscarriages in a row.

Janet Jackson just announced a new tour. I don’t usually hit up stadium shows, but I saw her on the Unbreakable tour and she was amazing.

Beyoncé is working on something new and it somehow involves her mother’s art.

Chris Pratt got salty on Twitter. What would Jesus say?

-This is a great deep-dive into the trajectory of Margot Robbie, who’s managed to change her Hollywood destiny by becoming a producer.

Bill Nye dancing to Lizzo on the runway at New York Fashion Week is the purest thing you’ll see all week.

Mulan got a new trailer:

Oscars 2020: Best and Worst Dresses

The 92nd Annual Academy Awards brought out all the stars — and all the styles. Big trends this year included one-shouldered gowns, statement necklaces and capes galore. Check out our picks for the best and worst looks:

BEST DRESSED AT THE 2020 OSCARS:

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Jen:  Sister Night shone bright! The Watchmen’s Regina King, who has never once disappointed me on a red carpet, glowed at the Oscars in a dusty rose Versace gown. Love the unusual neckline!

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Nicole: I’m not sure anyone would have taken a bet that Cynthia Erivo would wear white to the Oscars but her sculptural Versace gown was absolutely breathtaking. The voluminous skirt framed a gorgeous bodice and I think this was the best of the many, many one-shouldered dresses of the night.

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Jen:  Bow down to our queen, Janelle Monae! This gorgeous A-line Ralph Lauren dress paid homage to Grace Jones with its dramatic hood. The perfect fit, the architectural structure, the Swarovski crystals that sparkled when she moved, the cut out back = elements that all combined to kill me dead.

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Nicole: Wow, I loved Rebel Wilson‘s Jason Wu gown. The shape and neckline were supremely flattering and she glowed on the red carpet. Her hair was styled down in soft waves and the overall look was pulled together with a pop of red lipstick.

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Jen:  Mindy Kalling glowed in Dolce & Gabbana. Yellow is a tough colour in a gown because it easily veers into Belle in Beauty and the Beast territory but I think she made it work thanks to the one-shoulder neckline, the Ocean’s 8-inspired necklace and the impeccable tailoring.

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Nicole: Holy, Geena Davis in Ramona Keveza showed us what true Hollywood glamour looks like. She posed so casually with her hands tucked into pockets as though she wasn’t pulling off a crazy elegant and daring gown. It looks like she even pulled this off without the ubiquitous netting that seems to plague gowns with cut-outs or plunging necklines. She completed the outfit with a soft wavy bob and loads of diamonds. Loved the whole look!

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Jen:  Not all superheroes wear capes…but this one does! There were a lot of capes on the red carpet but no one did it better than Captain Marvel’s Brie Larson in this sleek and sexy Celine dress that screamed Old Hollywood glamour.

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Nicole: Florence Pugh continued her awards season run with yet another brilliant colour, this time glowing in turquoise Luis Vuitton and matching strappy shoes that showcased the asymmetrical tiered skirt. The draping was perfect and she looked fresh and young, especially with the edgy topknot and beautiful necklace.

Jen:  Natalie Portman’s regal Dior look already put her on my Best Dressed list, but then she made me love it even more when she revealed that she had the names of female directors who weren’t nominated embroidered on her cape.

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Nicole: I might be alone in putting Gal Gadot in Givenchy Couture on my best dressed list but I loved the black lace bodice, collar necklace sitting on top of the high lace neck and the soft pink tulle skirt. She tied the look together with simple pulled-back hair and a bright lip.

WORST DRESSED AT THE 2020 OSCARS:

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Jen: I’m here for the Dernassance, but I am not here for the tassels on Laura Dern’s Armani Prive dress. She’s been killing it all season leading up to this, so I’m so sad that my first thought when seeing her Oscars look was “dripping boobs.”

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Nicole: I think my theme tonight for the worst dressed is: well, *parts* of this dress are great. Sandra Oh in Elie Saab epitomized this as the dress would have been lovely without the giant tulle sleeves. Unfortunately the sleeves overwhelmed her slight frame and small details like the belt were lost in all the volume.

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Jen: Look, I’m probably just too old to get it, but I didn’t love Billie Eilish’s look here. Sure, the Chanel tracksuit fits her usual style, but this is the Oscars! Dial it up with a crazy colour or blinged-out shoes or something!

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Nicole: There was lots of peplum tonight and Saoirse Ronan’s Gucci added tons of unnecessary volume at her waist that then segued into a completely different dress below. With her lacklustre hair and makeup doing nothing to redeem her overall look, it was a confusing and disappointing end to her campaign season.

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Jen: Rooney Mara continued to support her beau Joaquin Phoenix with funereal looks. The witchy wear sad train chugged on in McQueen – this time with 30% more ribcage!

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Nicole: Yawn, Renee Zellweger. Another awards show, another simple and nearly boring dress, this one Armani Prive. She had the one-shouldered trend covered but I wish she’d worn a pop of lipstick to brighten things up instead of staying so neutral. At least we had her epic toned arms to enjoy all season long.

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Jen: There were a lot of big nominees whose dresses bored me (Margot Robbie in Chanel, Renee Zellweger in Armani Prive) but I think Charlize Theron disappointed me most in Dior. It was pretty but even the small hints of interesting details like the falling-off-the-shoulder strap, the big slit and the tiny peplum still couldn’t keep it from seeming very basic.

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Nicole: Dressed in Chanel as expected, Margot Robbie’s off-the-shoulder gown with embellished arms came across as sloppy and the weird chest ornament drew attention to the droopiness of the top of the gown. I too am not a natural blonde and am I crazy for wondering why she didn’t get her roots done? It’s the Oscars!

 

 

Best and Worst Dressed at the 2018 Oscars

The red carpet was *tense* this year, mostly because of the whole Ryan Seacrest of it all. Adding to the weirdness, it was really, really hard to pinpoint many “bad” dresses. For the most part, everyone brought it — or, at the very least, didn’t embarrass themselves. So let’s celebrate the good and reflect on the (very few) bad:

BEST DRESSED AT THE 2018 OSCARS:

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Jen: Look, if you had told me yesterday that Jennifer Garner would be my best Oscar dress pick, I would have side-eyed you hard. And yet, here we are! Loved the colour, loved the neckline, loved the earrings, loved the hair. This is how you announce to the world that you’re ready for your comeback.

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Nicole: There were some great pops of colour on the red carpet and Alison Janney’s custom Reem Acra looked like it was molded to her body. I don’t know how she looked so comfortable in a dress that fitted but she radiated confidence. I hope she has fun with those sleeves!

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Jen: This Michael Kors dress didn’t photograph as vibrantly as it looked on TV, but holy smokes Viola Davis was stunning in bright pink and big hair. I’m in love.

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Nicole: We had a room full of people watching the red carpet and there was a collective gasp when Gal Godot walked onscreen in her Givenchy gown. It was fitted but had great movement and was sexy but not over the top. Equally loved by the men and women in the room.

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Jen: There was a lot of white on this carpet (Mary J Blige in Versace, Laura Dern in Calvin Klein, Margot Robbie in Chanel) but for my money, Jane Fonda rose above the rest by looking like she’s auditioning for a Dynasty remake in this white Balmain dress.

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Nicole: There were some lovely white gowns and Jane Fonda was luminous, however Mary J Blige was my favourite. She was stunning in a simple and structured Versace gown with a dropped waist. She glowed on the red carpet.

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Jen: Dior has let Jennifer Lawrence down a lot in the past (a lot!) but that wasn’t the case this year. I don’t know that I loved the makeup, but the perfectly fitted dress was fierce.

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Nicole: Greta Gerwig has had a terrific awards season and her grand finale in custom Rodarte was a ray of sunshine on the red carpet. She embraced colour all the way through the season and looked radiant with simple accessories and her hair tucked behind her ears. Perfect.

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Jen: Sandra Bullock can do no wrong when she opts for metallic. I love this Louis Vuitton dress. She’s 53(!) and she just keeps looking better and better.

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Nicole: Lupita Nyong’o brought more of her Black Panther promo tour glam to the Oscars with her custom atelier Versace gold gown. The simple fitted bodice flowed like liquid gold into a metallic skirt. She can do no wrong.

WORST DRESSED AT THE 2018 OSCARS:

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Jen: There weren’t many full-on disasters on this year’s red carpet, but Emily Blunt came the closest in this dowdy Schiaparelli dress. Is this some kind of weird pre-promotion for her upcoming Mary Poppins movie?

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Nicole: My mouth dropped when I saw Salma Hayek’s pink sparkly Gucci tiered…prom dress? Completely unnecessary draped diamond epaulettes turned this dress into a spangled cowboy look.

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Jen: Saoirse Ronan has been killing it on the awards circuit this year, so I’m bummed that her pale Calvin Klein dress underwhelms. It was boxy, poorly fitted and not as flattering as it should be.