Oscars '16

Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive
Best Dressed of the Night.
The design of the dress, the color, the floral embellishments, her hair, the accessories.
Everything is so on point.
She absolutely looks like a Hollywood Movie Star.

"It's the Oscars! It's a Hollywood holiday." - Bryan Cranston.

This year's Oscars came with its own unofficial hashtag (#OscarsSoWhite) and a boycott movement courtesy of a few prominent Black actors/actresses and social media. The main question heading into last night's telecast was, "Will you be watching the Oscars?"

Well, duh. Of course, I am.

*photo heavy post

It's an awards show and for anyone who's been with this blog for all of these years, you know I have a special place in my heart for award shows. Also, these kinda events come equipped with a legit fashion show nicknamed 'The Red Carpet'. Like, why would I miss that?

Chris Rock came back as the host since his last stint in 2005. During his first run, I kinda remember it being a big deal that he was hosting but then afterwards, a lot of the critics didn't care much for his hosting skills. Which surprised me because I thought he did well. I absolutely remember him going in on Jude Law, though. LOL. Anywho, this time around, he did a serviceable job. Especially, since there was this loud cry for him to boycott the show. I'm glad he didn't. Chris took jabs at The Smiths, wondered why it was this year that folks decided the need to boycott when the Oscars been slighting us since its inception (he believed because back in the '50s/'60s, even '70s, we had much bigger issues at hand), and called Hollywood racist. Plus he had a few skits including heading to a movie theatre in Compton, CA to ask folks about this year's nominees (something he also did back in '05). That was funny. Especially, when one girl straight up told him he was making up the names of the nominated movies. But when he asked if they watched Straight Outta Compton, everyone said 'Yes!'. Of course.

Congratulations to Leonardo DiCaprio. He finally nabbed himself an Oscar. Honestly, I don't know when this whole joke of him feening for an Oscar started (I blame social media) but it was a funny ass ride. And now, it's over. womp womp.

Fashion time.

Oscars 2016
Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell
Minus the hair (I mean, what exactly is going on at the hairline) and the makeup (too dull)...
...this is SO good.
What an unique jumpsuit that absolutely paid off.
I know Gaga wants to be taken seriously these days but thank goodness she still adds a touch of drama in her looks.
It's not overwhelming. Me likey.
Dorith Mous in Dennis Diem
When she appeared on my screen during the E! Red Carpet special, I was like, whoa.
The dress is haunting yet beautiful.
Still don't know who she is but she definitely was one of the best dressed last night.
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Daisy Ridley in Chanel
She definitely looks like she can be a Chanel spokesperson.
Daisy is wearing the dress really well.
Great styling.
Olivia Munn in Stella McCartney
So Stella can produce a simple, classy dress like this? Who knew.
The off-the-shoulder detail makes the dress, of course.
And I'm glad Olivia didn't go overboard with the styling, either.
However, no to the matching lip color.
Chrissy Teigen in Marchesa
Her red carpet pregnancy style has been on point of late.
Very pretty look. Perfect clutch.
Andra Day in SAFiYAA
Pretty shade of pale yellow that's doing wonders against her skin.
Not feeling the hair do and the makeup may be a bit too severe.
But she does look good.
Saorise Ronan in Calvin Klein
This look surprised me because I didn't know Saorise had this in her.
She's definitely giving off a '70s vibe.
And I appreciate the mismatched earrings. Shows a bit of her personality.
Great choice with the dark green color.
Oscars 2016
Priyanka Chopra in Zuhair Murad
This is a stunning woman. No fair.
There are better photos of Priyanka killin' it in this gorgeous dress.
But I liked this one because it's playful.
Yes, she's doing a cheesy pose of pretending to be carrying the Oscar trophy.
But me no care. It makes me smile.
Naomi Watts in Armani Prive
The necklace was not needed.
It completely throws off what would've been a great ass look.
A knockout dress.
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture
What's up with these ladies going with the blah makeup.
Why go that route when you're rockin' a cute black gothic-ish dress?
I like the haircut.
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Brie Larson in Gucci
The color is outstanding. And I kinda like the bodice.
But that's all I got.
Blah styling and the belt was so not needed.
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Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton
I still can't get over her SAG Awards look (seen here)...
...so I was curious to see what she would come up with last night.
Have to say, I was underwhelmed.
Pretty color. I'm a sucker for yellow and grey. But the stitching embellishments are weird.
Plus she's rocking a hi-low parachute dress. Nah.
Kerry Washington in Atelier Versace
I get where she was going with this but it didn't work.
And nope to the hair style.
But this called for a bolder lip color.
Mindy Kaling in Elizabeth Kennedy
This is the most put together I've seen of Mindy in a while.
Still, the dress is really not much.
Fits her well, to an extent. But it's boring even with the train being a different color.
But, seriously, who thought that clutch goes with the dress? What a weird selection.
Margot Robbie in Tom Ford
Gimme that clutch!
The hair is unattractive.
And the dress is okay.
Yep. It may be sparkly gold with a deep-v neckline but it's just okay.
Sophia Vergara in Marchesa
She's done this silhouette so many times. It's like, okay, whatever.
It has a prom night feel to it, no?
Kate Winslet in Ralph Lauren
Reeks of vinyl.
Reeks of cellophane.
Why, Kate? Why?
Olivia Wilde in Valentino Couture
My word this is bad. Look what it's doing to her boobs.
And I'm all for the reemergence of the choker but when done correctly.
And this? Not done correctly.
Amy Poehler in Andrew Gn
Yay for print. Yay for capes. Always.
But this print is fug. Truly fug.
And the cape looks more like a table mat.
Heidi Klum in Marchesa
Well, at least we know Marchesa has some range.
Because scroll up to look at Chrissy...and then Sofia...and then...this.
How Heidi continues to pick the worst dresses from these acclaimed fashion designers is amazing.
Never change, Heidi. Never change.
*photos c/o Hollywood Life, Tom & Lorenzo, Huffington Post

And that's all she wrote.

Did you watch the Oscars or at least the red carpet fashion? Thoughts?