Oscars 2011: red carpet hit and misses

So, the 83rd Annual Academy Awards was upon us yesterday evening and all eyes were not on the leading men – such as Colin Firth – but what the women were wearing on the red carpet instead.

View all the dresses here

Over the 152m of red carpet that the A-list adorns, and amid a scrum of waiting paparazzi and reporters, the celebrity nominees, directors, crew members and just about everyone whose connected to all the films made took their long walk down the carpet to the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, and was reportedly watched by up to one billion viewers around the world, thus making it so critical that the leading ladies of the night steal the limelight.

So, who made the top 5, and who should be waking up grimacing this morning?

Top 5 Best Dressed:

Mila Kunis: Looked A-MAZING in Elie Saab. This lilac lace panelled gown swept along the floor giving her real style-status in L.A. – Fabulous.

Sandra Bullock: After her Oscar embarrassment last year it’s great to see Sandra back on track and looking fantastic in Vera Wang. This bold red column floor length number really hits the fashion spot and shows Sandra is back on track.

Amy Adams: Amy rocked in a navy floor length L’Wen Scott beaded gown. The Mad Men actress looked every inch the screen siren and could have easily harked back to the 1940s era with her timeless jewellery and pin-rolled hair.

Halle Berry: She might be in a reported custody battle with her ex-beau but Halle looked like she didn’t have a care in the world as she rocked this feminine fairytale nude Marchesa gown; complete with embellishment and tulle train.

Helen Mirren: Dressing her age and looking classic and fantastic in a dark metallic floor length gown by Vivienne Westwood, Dame Mirren accessorised with skinny belt and expensive jewellery. Well done for flying the British flag…

Top 5 Worst Dressed:

Gwyneth Paltrow: I’m sorry people, I know everyone has been shouting how fab she looked but this space age custom-made gown from Calvin Klein just didn’t cut it for me. The silhouette was fab yes, and great she had a post-Carribean tan but it ends there for me. Too safe, too boring.

Nicole Kidman: OMG-WTF. Did Nic think she was renewing her vowels to country singer Keith Urban? This Christian Dior gown – as intricately constructed as it is – looks out-of-place with red peep toe heels and her pale complexion.

Scarlett Johansson: Usually polished to perfection Scarlett seems to think that she’s out for a night on the town. Dolce & Gabbana it may be but with that unattractive tousled hair and black underwear showing this poor lace gown never had a chance.

Sharon Stone: She may look great for her age but Tinseltown’s best come-back actress could have been mistaken for stealing some birdage from the Black Swan set, which she was apparently rooting for to win. With that quaff hair and dark make-up she looks like she and the ugly duckling had a fight in dark room: guess who won.

Marissa Tomei: She may have chosen a vintage dress but it seems it’s Marissa who needs to come out of the time warp. What was she thinking in this satin bodice and ruffles bubble hem skirt?

Other fashion accolades to announce would be Michelle Williams who looked amazing in Chanel, Jennifer Hudson who startled in tangerine but the shape of the dress really suited her, and Charlize Theron was looked stunning in Versace.

And the main winners were (just incase you haven’t seen):

Actor in a leading role: Colin Firth – The King’s Speech

Actor in a supporting role: Christian Bale – The Fighter

Actress in a leading role: Natalie Portman – Black Swan

Actress in a supporting role: Melissa Leo – The Fighter

Directing: Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech

Best Picture: The King’s Speech

For the full list of results click here

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