Friday, 30 March 2012

2012 Oscars Red Carpet Report Card Photos

Angelina Jolie
After Angelina Jolie flashed that leg on the red carpet, no one was even paying attention to what the “In the Land of Blood and Honey” director was actually wearing! The actress' black Atelier Versace gown featured a thigh-slit, which the daring Jolie worked every chance she got throughout the night. At the end of her stems? Salvatore Ferragamo peep-toe pumps.

Gwyneth Paltrow
There were lots of white gowns at the Oscars, but the most unusual one had to be Paltrow's Tom Ford ensemble. The dress itself was perfectly lovely, but the cape was bizarre. Thankfully, she shed it once she hit the stage to present Best Documentary Feature. Too bad her helmet hair was still there.

Emma Stone
Now that’s a statement dress. Stone hit the Oscars in a Giambattista Valli Couture gown that boasted a high neck with a giant bow. A simple bun and Louis Vuitton jewels rounded out her stylish ensemble.

Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock's white-and-black crepe Marchesa gown was OK at first glance, but looked much better from behind thanks to its beautifully draped back. The actress added some fun to the look with an “I Dream of Jeannie”-esque ponytail.

Jennifer Lopez
The “American Idol” judge dared to bare … and it paid off. Lopez’s plunging Zuhair Murad gown not only caused a ruckus on the red carpet, but during the Oscar broadcast as well. When she was onstage presenting with Cameron Diaz, the Internet was buzzing about the fact that she had suffered a wardrobe malfunction … but it seems her double-sided tape did its job just fine.

Viola Davis
“The Help” best actress nominee left her wig at home (as she’s been doing quite a bit lately) and showed off her newly dyed short red locks along with a gorgeous green Vera Wang gown, which featured a jewel-encrusted neckline. Davis' best accessory? Her super-toned arms!

Cameron Diaz
The “Bad Teacher” actress flaunted her buff arms and fab physique in a strapless silk Gucci Premiere gown. But the big question is ... are you feeling her newly cropped locks?

Octavia Spencer
Before she nabbed the award for Actress in a Supporting Role, “The Help” star had already won on the red carpet in an off-white jeweled Tadashi Shoji gown that gathered at the waist, paired with Jimmy Choo shoes and Judith Leiber jewels. Although Octavia had three different options for her Oscars look, she wisely went with the Japanese designer, who has dressed her for each of the awards shows this season....

Penelope Cruz
The Spanish siren looked Jacqueline Kennedy-esque as she floated down the red carpet in an organza Giorgio Armani off-the-shoulder gown.

Shailene Woodley
The young star of “The Descendants” took a risk when she donned this long-sleeve white Valentino Couture gown, which she topped off with a sleek bun and Harry Winston gems. While she said the dress was “so incredibly” her, we think it drastically ages the 20-year-old starlet.

Kristen Wiig
The “Bridesmaids” star -- who was nominated for writing the comedy’s screenplay -- glammed it up in a nude J.Mendel gown and Neil Lane bangles. We just wish that Wiig would have done something with her hair, which had very little body to it and dressed down the entire look.

Jessica Chastain
“The Help’s” best supporting actress nominee looked absolutely lovely in her romantic black-and-gold Alexander McQueen gown, which she accessorized with loose red tresses and $2 million worth of yellow Harry Winston diamonds.

Stacy Keibler
George Clooney's gal pal may be gorgeous, but she failed to impress in her gold lame off-the-shoulder Marchesa creation and lackluster blond locks.

Melissa McCarthy
While we adore the funny lady, she majorly disappointed in her custom Marina Rinaldi gown. Don’t you think the best supporting actress nominee could have done a little better when choosing the perfect dress for her big night?

Michelle Williams
It looks kind of red to us, but the “My Week With Marilyn” star and best actress nominee described her chiffon Louis Vuitton dress as “coral” in an interview with Ryan Seacrest. Whatever the color, we could have done without the silver little-girl bow adornment.

Busy Phillips
Williams' BFF, “Cougar Town” actress Busy Phillips, was a mismatched mess in her gray Dolce & Gabbana gown, hot pink heels, and green-and-blue earrings.

Meryl Streep
“The Iron Lady” must have had an inkling she was going to win the Best Actress award because she matched the color of her gold lame draped Lanvin gown to Oscar himself. During her acceptance speech, Streep (in vintage Fred Leighton earrings) thanked her colleagues and friends “for this inexplicably wonderful career.”

Milla Jovovich
The "Resident Evil" actress blew everyone away when she arrived wearing this gorgeous white Elie Saab Couture one-shoulder gown. Soft locks, red lips, Jacob & Co. jewels, and an Edie Parker box clutch perfectly complemented her ensemble.

Anna Faris
The comedic actress went glam in a long-sleeve sequined Diane von Furstenburg gown and brand-new bobbed hairdo with bangs, giving the "What's Your Number?" star a sultry -- albeit older-than-usual -- look.

Natalie Portman
What a difference a year makes! At the 2011 Oscars, where she won a statue for best actress, Portman was very pregnant with her son, Aleph. This year, she didn't have to worry about dressing a baby bump, and selected a red polka dot 1954 Christian Dior Haute Couture vintage gown and sparkling Harry Winston jewels for the Hollywood event.

Glenn Close
She plays a woman pretending to be a man in “Albert Nobbs,” but legendary actress Glenn Close looked feminine and fabulous in a dark green strapless Zac Posen gown paired with a matching blazer adorned with satin lapels. Feathered hair and drop earrings completed her look.

Rose Byrne
The "Bridesmaids" beauty shimmered in her black sequined one-shoulder Vivienne Westwood dress. A sleek bob, Jimmy Choo heels, and Chanel Fine Jewelry completed her all-around classy look.

Berenice Bejo
We loved “The Artist” best supporting actress nominee Berenice Bejo’s newly red locks, but her mint-green long-sleeve Elie Saab dress paired with a Swarovski matchy-matchy clutch didn’t seem to accentuate the sexiness of the starlet.

Penelope Ann Miller
“The Artist’s” Penelope Ann Miller dazzled in a form-fitting halter neck gown that she co-designed with Badgley Mischka. “I really wanted something that was ‘30s-inspired,” she noted on the red carpet, adding that she was also sporting a rare three-carat pink diamond ring and art-deco cuff by Blue Nile.

Kelly Osbourne
Yep, Kelly's still rocking the grayish-purple hair and we have no idea why. The E! correspondent happened to be wearing a black Badgley Mischka gown with emerald-colored accents, but it almost doesn’t matter with an awful coif like that.

Judy Greer
"The Descendants" actress went modern glam in this Monique Lhuillier design, which created killer curves for the petite star. Too bad Greer's hair was so boring!
Tina Fey
The “30 Rock” star looked nothing like her dowdy character Liz Lemon at the Oscars! Fey, sporting a glam updo, put her best food forward in a midnight blue Carolina Herrera gown with peplum detail. Light blue Bulgari chandelier earrings completed her chic ensemble.

Ellie Kemper
We don’t usually think of Ellie Kemper as being super sexy, but she certainly played the part in this strapless Armani Prive gown, which she described as “glittery rust.” Though the color perfectly matched her fiery-hued hair, the “Bridesmaids” actress’ blunt bangs could have used a bit of a trim, no?

Maya Rudolph
Unfortunately, Maya Rudolph’s plum Johanna Johnson dress -- with its bejeweled cap sleeves and belt -- didn’t seem like the perfect fit for the funny woman and "Bridesmaids" star.

Rooney Mara
“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” actress rocked a delicate white Givenchy Couture gown with a train from the designer’s Spring 2009 collection. Mara decided to forgo any accessories and simply went with her usual dramatic red lips and pulled-back hair.

Melanie Griffith
The 54-year-old actress was a sophisticated lady in a one-shoulder black gown by Yves Saint Laurent.

Wendi McLendon-Covey
The crass “Bridesmaids” actress cleaned up quite nicely for the Oscars in her princess-like pale pink gown, which she accessorized with Simon G. Jewels.

Melissa Leo
Last year's best supporting actress Oscar winner bombed in this ill-fitting, belted, black-and-gold sequined Reem Acra creation, which she paired with Jimmy Choo shoes.

Missi Pyle
“The Artist” actress Missi Pyle popped a pretty pose in her sky blue Valentina Delfino strapless frock featuring a starburst belt embellishment. And her gown -- made of organic silk and recycled polyester -- didn’t just look good, it was good for the environment, too! Though Pyle wasn't up for an award, her dress won the annual Red Carpet Green Dress contest.

Leslie Mann
The “Knocked Up” actress decided to forgo comfort for fashion in her super-tight navy Roberto Cavalli gown. Mann -- who accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, Brian Atwood shoes, and a Judith Leiber clutch -- joked on the red carpet that she worried she wouldn’t be able to use the restroom all night.

Giuliana Rancic
The always charming E! correspondent donned a stunning cap-sleeve Tony Ward creation that truly flattered her thin figure. The only negative? Her super-severe hairdo.

Sheri Shepherd
Though we appreciate "The View” co-host’s decision to wear a bold color, her half-sheer gown was way too busy up top and showed off more cleavage than we wanted to see. Sherri could have also benefited from a more supportive bra.

Virginia Madsen
The “Sideways” actress added a splash of color to the red carpet in a purple one-shoulder Kevin Hall ball gown, which she paired with emerald-and-diamond earrings.

Kate Mara
The “American Horror Story” actress and sister of best actress nominee, Rooney Mara, went for a romantic look in a pale pink beaded Jack Guisso Couture creation, which she accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and Brian Atwood heels.

Kelly Ripa
Kelly Ripa Grade: B+ The morning talk show host showed off her teeny-tiny frame in a mint green Carolina Herrera halter dress with a black belt. Before the Oscars, Ripa noted she had three rules for the perfect dress: comfort, a complimentary color, and something that matched her personality. Seems like she succeeded on all counts!

Sarah Hyland
The “Modern Family” star looked much older than her 21 years in a mauve asymmetrical Alberta Feretti gown, Neil Lane jewels, and Casadei shoes. Do you agree that the dress was a tad matronly for the young actress?

Jane Seymour
Jane Seymour certainly proved that 61-year-olds can have fab figures too, but her plunging red gown made her look a little bit like a Vegas showgirl.

Julia Ormond
There’s not much to say about the “My Week With Marilyn” actress’ blah one-shouldered black gown. It wasn’t bad, but it also wasn’t anything to write home about … and neither was her slightly curled hair.

Lea Thompson
Actress Lea Thompson -- who had a part in last year's “J. Edgar” -- sparkled in this silver empire-waist gown. We wish she’d left the giant wrap at home, though.

Shaun Robinson
The “Access Hollywood” correspondent channeled an actual Oscar statue on the red carpet in a gown she deemed “liquid gold metallic,” although the material looked a little chincy. Robinson, who was busy interviewing celebs on their way in, accessorized with a Swarovski crystal clutch.

Bo Derek
Bo Derek -- who arrived with boyfriend of 10 years, Jon Corbett -- showed off her hourglass figure in a perfect purple frock with sheer sleeves. A beaded bracelet, pointy-toe pumps, and loose tresses completed the 55-year-old beauty’s red carpet look.

Sheila E.
Before the drummer wowed the crowd as part of the Oscars house band, she hit the red carpet in a chic white gown with a sweetheart neckline, decorated with a diamond choker. Good fashion sense must run in the family since Sheila E.’s niece is Nicole Richie.

Nancy O'Dell
“Entertainment Tonight” anchor Nancy O’Dell certainly stood out from the crowd in her canary yellow gown featuring a black lacey overlay.

Maria Menounos
“Access Hollywood” host Maria Menounos got glamorous in green thanks to this va-va-voom backless Maria Lucia Hoha chiffon dress. Drop earrings and a side-swept updo completed her look.

Louise Roe
Red carpet reporter Louise Roe had a lot going on with this ruffled suit-like Black Halo gown. Her embellished belt, sparkly hair clip, and giant skirt was just a tad too much. Though she certainly looked pretty in pink, we would have rather seen her in a simpler number.