Last night I had a vested interest in the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, and not only because I entered the $100,000 Outguess Roger Ebert contest (which I did by the way). One of my best friends was actually there walking the red carpet at the Kodak Theater, representing his masterpiece of a film - The Social Network. He wasn't asked if he was wearing Prada, Gucci or Dolce & Gabbana, but he did celebrate a whopping win alongside Aaron Sorkin (for Best Adapted Screenplay) who thanked him by name for his mad Facebook researching skills.
I haven't had the chance to get the scoop from him on what the Oscar chicks really look like all up close and personal, but I'm sure we'll social network about that later.
In the meantime, here are my best dressed pics of the evening:
Halle Berry was the best dressed Oscar gem of the night, glowing in one million dollars worth of Neil Lane jewels and a nude and sparkly Marchesa gown that had a glamorous Old Hollywood feel to it, a perfect fit for her heartfelt tribute to old school songstress, Lena Horne.
Mila Kunis looked soft and sweet in her lacy lavender Elie Saab that revealed the right amount of rack, the right amount of ruffle and basically all the right stuff all around.
My total recall of Gwyneth Paltrow's metallic Calvin Klein sheath is that it was chic, modern and a lesson in understated sparkle. I also adored her hip bling paired with her Louis Vuitton earrings. I have seen the future, and it promises more red carpet dresses like this for Gwynnie.
Along with the good comes the bad. Sorry ladies.
Cate Blanchett. I'm confused, was this a Haute Couture Givenchy gown or a beaded crafts project that your children helped you with? I don't get how the yellow beaded neck details go with lilac, or why your bodice reminded me of laser tag.
Nicole Kidman in Christian Dior. You've moved so far and away from your past Oscar red carpet moments, and now your 15th birthday quince dress choices make me want to keep my eyes wide shut. p.s. Your husband had on more makeup than you.
Helena Bonham Carter in Colleen Atwood. So nice of you to show up at the Oscars fresh off the stage from your Sunday matinee of Macbeth. This look is totally Union jacked up, but take a breath, enjoy your win for Best Picture and relax. Award season is over, and with it my harassment...
until next year.