(8 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
And the winners are . . . No, not the awards recipients, I’ll get to those, it’s the dresses. There wasn’t quite as many fashion faux pas as in year’s past, although there were some, well how shall else can I say, losers. Most of the ladies were quite elegantly gowned, well coiffed and bejeweled.
Of course there are the ladies in red, who always stand out. The red carpet chuckle was Olivia Munn discussing the hazards of wearing red lipstick, telling the interviewer that she had opted for lip stain.
Best Supporting Actress Nominee Sally Field, Lincoln
Best Supporting Actress Nominee Jackie Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
Actress Jennifer Aniston
Actress Kerry Washington
Actress Olivia Munn
Actress Marcia Gay Harden
As I noted previously, I always look for actress Helena Bonham Carter whose intentional “fashion statements” in the past have been show stoppers on the red carpet. Although a toned down this year, she had her fun, along with director Tim Burton, with her hairstyle:
Songstress Dame Shirley Bassey strode down the red carpet in an understated black sheath.
Later, she arrived on stage in a stunning gold to sing the song that launched her international career, Goldfinger, in a tribute to the 50th anniversary of James Bond films. Needles to say she had the audience on their feet.
The oldest nominee Emmanuelle Riva, Actress in a Supporting role is 85, looking very elegant in Lanvin.
While the youngest nominee for Best Actress, nine year old Quvenzhane Wallis, charmed everyone in her bright blue Armani Junior gown that looked like it was sprinkled with fairy dust and carrying her puppy dog purse.
The surprise of the night was actor Jack Nicholson introducing his co-presenter for the Best Picture award, First Lady Michelle Obama wearing a glittering, custom smoke gray Naeem Khan gown and Sutra Silver at Fragments jewelry.
Actress Helen Hunt in an “off the rack” gown from H&M adorned with $750,000 in jewelry
Actress and singer Jennifer Hudson
Actress Alicia Vikander
ABC’s “Good Morning America” Robin Roberts looking smilingly healthy
Actress Amanda Seyfried wearing Alexander McQueen sprinkled with silvery dragonflies
ET hostess Nancy O’Dell (no comment, this dress speaks for itself)
Actress Reese Witherspoon
Actress Charlize Theron classic and elegant
Actress Zoe Salanda
Best Actress Winner Jennifer Lawrence with a bit too much dress.
Best Supporting Actress winner Anne Hathaway in a backless pale pink satin Prada sheath that was perfect for her petite figure and dark hair
and then there is PINK:
Actress Maria Menounos
Actress Fan Bingbing
Kristin Chenoweth with Seth MacFarlane in the finale.
Actress Jane Fonda Her gown may not be golden but close enough.
Best Actress nominee Jessica Chastain in a sparkling gold sheath by Armani that appears a bit too sheer for what appears to be black under garments.
Actress Naomi Harris
Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones
Actress Octavia Spencer
Actress and rapper Queen Latifah
Actress Melissa McCarthy
Actress Naomi Watts
Actress Sandra Bullock
Actress Kelly Osborne
Actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth
Singer Nora Jones
Actress Kristen Stewart
Actress Amy Adams
Actress Brandi Glanville
Actress Racel Mwanza
Actress Samantha Barks
Oh, and the winners are:
Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln.”
Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook.”
Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained.”
Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables.”
Directing: Ang Lee, “Life of Pi.”
Foreign Language Film: “Amour”
Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, “Argo.”
Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained.”
Animated Feature Film: “Brave”
Production Design: “Lincoln”
Cinematography: “Life of Pi”
Sound Mixing: “Les Miserables”
Sound Editing (tie): “Skyfall,” “Zero Dark Thirty.”
Original Score: “Life of Pi,” Mychael Danna.
Original Song: “Skyfall” from “Skyfall,” Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth.
Costume: “Anna Karenina.”
Documentary Feature: “Searching for Sugar Man.”
Documentary (short subject): “Inocente.”
Film Editing: “Argo.”
Makeup and Hairstyling: “Les Miserables.”
Animated Short Film: “Paperman”
Live Action Short Film: “Curfew”
Visual Effects: “Life of Pi.”