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Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Designers: Who was Best Dressed at Last Night’s Oscars?

Awkward! I’m sure you saw or heard about Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest publicity stunt for his new movie The Dictator. So what did he do on the red carpet before last night’s 84th Academy Awards? He ‘accidently’ dumped an urn of Kim Jong II fake ashes (rumored to be Bisquick) all over an unsuspecting Ryan Seacrest. I felt bad for Seacrest who admitted later he knew something might be up when Sacha requested to be interviewed. The worst part was Sacha pulled his lame stunt on the safest bet in Hollywood.

Seacrest has built an empire between his hosting gigs, radio and television shows so he obviously wasn’t going to freak out or cause a scene. Ryan is a pro and was visibly annoyed, but played it off well joking with his E! costars before simply changing into his spare Burberry tux jacket. What if Sacha Baron Cohen had tossed the ashes on someone like a feisty Kelly Osborne, a crazy Charlie Sheen or Chris Brown at the Grammy’s? Then it would have been an actual scene; not to mention the risk of getting punched in the face and a choatic red carpet chase weaving through celebs. Borat 2.0 needs to step it up if he’s going to get our attention after his Khazakhstan antics because last night’s stunt was weak, rude and ultimately boosted Seacrest’s publicity to a higher level.

But enough about Borat, let’s talk fashion! Here’s my picks of last night’s winners, stars who got left in the dust and the debut of Angie’s bony leg. Who were your faves?

Winner ~ A cape on the red carpet is a fashion risk, but I think Gwenyth Paltrow made it work in this Tom Ford gown and she killed it on stage with Robert Downy Jr.
Left in the Dust: This Giambattista Valli red gown was swallowing Emma Stone alive and unfortunately spit her out on the Oscars worst dressed list.
Winner– Octavia Spencer not only won Best Supporting Actress, she was one of the best on the red carpet in this form fitting Tadashi Shojr gown that gave her a flattering hour glass figure.
Left in the Dust: Kristen Wiig looked pretty and I liked the J Mendel gown but the color completely washed her out of the running for any chance on a best dressed list.
Winner ~ Does Guiliana Rancic have any time in her busy schedule to be Hollywood stylist because she is consistently one of the hottest celebs on the red carpet? She did it again last night in this Tony Ward number.

Left in the Dust: Sexy? Yes, but this dress is more appropriate for a weekend in Vegas with her 24-year-old boy toy. J Lo had bloggers insisting they spotted a wardrobe malfunction in this Zuhair Murad revealer. I didn’t catch it.

Winner~ I was pleasantly surprised to see Michelle Williams glowing and looking gorgeous in this bright Louis Vuitton gown with one of my favorite spring trends, PEPLUM.

Left in the Dust: Sorry Sandra, but I was a little blind sided by this ill fitted Marchesa gown. Unfortunately, it’s doing nothing for her figure and should have been locked in the fitting room.
Winners~ Cutest couple until Summer ALERT! George was flawless and his girlfriend Stacey Keibler was statuesque in this golden Marchesa gown. He didn’t go home with the Oscar, but I’m sure he still had a great night as one of the best dressed couples.
Winners ~ Including Angie’s pose. Besides the couple’s leg up in the looks department, Angie’s Altier Versace dress was nothing too special. But, her pose was apparently. She kept sticking her leg out creating a huge buzz and even a twitter account called @AngiesRightLeg with over 12,000 followers already.
(Photo Credits- Getty Images, WENN images)
There were so many other great looks of the night and I love hearing different opinions, so who were your FAVES? And what did you think of Sacha Baron Cohen’s Seacrest stunt?
If you love all the awards show fashion talk, tune into E!s Fashion Police with my fave judges: Guiliana Rancic, Kelly Osborne, George Kotsiopoulos and of course Joan Rivers tonight for their take on the nights winners & losers. Have a great week!
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  1. CottonCandyINK says:

    JLO gown was stunning

  2. I didn’t care for JLo’s look. It look soooo boring. My favorite’s were Gwyneth in Tom Ford.

  3. sonia de macedo says:

    L O V E D Gwyneth’s dress – it was my absolute fav! I also really liked Michelle Williams too!


  4. JustPatience says:

    I loved Gwen’s dress. As for Angelina, I think she has become too skinny.


  5. fashion BOOM says:

    first dress and angelina ,just amazing

  6. Dale, I LOVED Michelle Williams’ dress, it sort of looked like a Betsey Johnson dress. I didn’t now it was Louis Vuitton! The little rhinestone bow on the side was adorable. Also, I really loved Tina Fey’s dress and her hairstyle! J.Lo looked hot as usual. So gorgeous. Awesome post, I agree with you about Sandra Bullock’s dress. YUCK. It was nice to see you this weekend 🙂

  7. Christianna says:

    I really liked Octavia, Emma and Michelle! I don’t see Emma’s dress eating her up, she’s got the personality to pull something like that off.

    Angie’s dress was pretty but they pose just made me really uncomfy the whole time. It was the weirdest, most unnatural pose on the planet.

  8. Gwenyth Paltrow is my favourite for sure, love that tom ford cape on her!!!

  9. I totally agree with your choices! Michelle Williams rocked the peplum for sure:)

  10. I thought Gwenyth was the best – simply perfection!


  11. La Mode En Rose says:

    I agree with your commentaries!

    kisses from La Mode En Rose = )

  12. Girlie Blogger says:

    My vote is on either black or white – Angie or Gwyeneth.
    Seattle Beauty and Fashion – Girlie Blog Seattle

  13. My favorites are Guiliana Rancic and Michelle Williams.

  14. I don’t get the Jolie leg pose thing. maybe I’m missing something but I just thought it was odd. and I love K Wiig’s dress- it’s such a shame the color was so unfortunate.

  15. Gwyneth was the best for me and of course Clooney and his boo were so cute!

  16. Oh Angie, I love you but that leg. Sigh.

  17. inmyhansonshirt says:

    There were a lot of really pretty dresses. I personally liked Emma’s dress, but Michelle’s was my favourite!

  18. i loooooved reading your red carpet recap! and i laughed out loud when i read your take on what jennifer lopez wore — i actually agree with you! i wasn’t quite sure what to think of her dress, but you got it right! 😉

    p.s. ryan seacrest was sooo professional! gotta love him for it. 🙂

    <3, Mimi

  19. Gwenyth and Stacy look great. I liked Kristen Wiig’s dress, but it really did wash her out. The rest of the dresses were just, “eh” this year, in my opinion.

  20. Gwenyth looked absolutely brilliant in this Tom Ford gown and cape, other than her look and a handful of others I have to say the dresses were rather boring for me. A few key players that always do something interesting that were missing for me last night were Charlize Theron, Renee Zellwegger, and Hilary Swank.

  21. my mini bag says:

    All the dresses are gorgeous. I don’t have a favorite this time. Everyone looked stunning but in their own way.

    Thanks for sharing.

  22. Rachel Emma (Daydream Frenzy) says:

    My top favorites were definitely Octavia Spencer and Emma Stone! They just looked simply gorgeous and I’m so happy Octavia won the oscar! YAY!



    haha cool post, i love how your wrote it!


  24. My fav was Michelle Williams

  25. Cool Vanity says:

    My favorite is Gwyneth. Kisses.

  26. Dressy Celeb says:

    You can see who are my favourites in my last post! 😉
    I like your selection, with the exception of Angelina Jolie!

    ♥ New Post: 2012 Oscars

  27. Aurelia (A Pretty Life) says:

    Stacey Keibler’s dress is def. No1 for me

  28. Nice dresses! I was not a fan of J-Lo’s dress though it was too low cut!


  29. FAshiOnistA ErA says:

    i agree jolie hype was so crazy..thats celebrities i guess..loved the looks you have featurd! Borat is such a joke! just came across your blog..really nice

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  30. Jayme and Mendi says:

    I agree, I didn’t really like JLo’s dress. Too “in da club” for the Oscars. 🙂

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  31. Sweet and Bitter says:

    very nice post…..i liked Guiliana’s dress…AngiesRightLeg…LOL


  32. Sascha’s stunt was super lame, can’t believe he did something that cray at the Oscars. Seriously, try to have a *little* class. Was not a fan of JLo’s dress, LOVED Gwyneth (as always) & Stacy Kiebler. Never been a fan of Angie, or her right leg.

  33. My top three — in order:
    1. Jessica Chastain
    2. Gwyneth Paltrow
    3. Angelina Jolie

    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  34. The ashes thing was ridiculous but I was surprised that Sascha did that, loved Gwen’s dress, and thought Angelina’s need to make a big deal about her leg was kind of strange.

  35. Great fashion recap! So many beautiful dresses!!


  36. Shannon Bezold says:

    thanks so much for the recap!! i dont have cable or even the basic stuff right now but love the award show fashion so i was a bit sad i didnt get to watch the red carpet!!
    Also thanks for visiting my page earlier this week! Its always fun to get new followers and comments! plus it led me to you – definitely becoming a follower of yours!


  37. I loved so many of these! My absolute favorite was Maria Menunos. I would love it if you checked out my post of my Oscar Faves!

  38. Moon Child says:

    Nice recap – right there with you on these 🙂 X

  39. Petite Feetie says:

    Gwenyth is my number one ! Her dress is so classic, so beautiful – it’s such a AMAZING dress 🙂
    Thanks for following me, I’ll follow you too 😉
    xo xo

  40. ThePinkMargarita says:

    Love Angelina Jolie! She’s my all-time favorite 🙂

    The Pink Margarita

  41. 7eventh Letter says:

    My favorites of the night were Gwenyth, Viola and Michelle. I don’t see why people thought Angelina’s dress was so hot. She had to pose like that to make it look cute. LOL!!!

    7eventh Letter

  42. Ana Carneiro says:

    Michelle Williams was gorgeous and is my favorite! Because I have seen her so many times previously looking like a little girl it is refreshing to see her in this beautiful dress that is nothing short of sexy and feminine!
    Thanks for following me, I’m following you back =)

  43. Totally agree with you! I was a bit underwhelmed with the dresses this year, but overall thought Gwyneth and and Michelle killed it! Here’s my complete red carpet rundown: http://easydoesitstyle.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/oscar-red-carpet-best-dressed-2012/

  44. Lisa - respect the shoes says:

    I think Giuliana and Angie with her right leg rocked it out on Sunday! No, seriously, the red lips were the perfect touch!

  45. Oh I didn’t get to see the oscars! I really should’ve tuned in. There are so many beautiful dresses!

  46. Audrey Leighton says:

    Thanks for sharing all of these lovely Oscar night photos!
    My favorites were Michelle Williams and Gwyneth Paltrow 🙂

    Be Frassy

  47. Fashion and Costume says:

    Thank you so much for your visit:)
    I’m following you as well, both on google (that is going to disappear from Blogger, isn’t it?)and on bloglovin!


  48. hi dale, you made some great winners & losers. i disagree with you about emma stone. i thought she & her dress looked magnificent. 🙂

  49. nastya_said says:

    Angelina’s dress is unbelievable!

    ps: thank for the coment! following you back <3

  50. Jess and Paloma says:

    Great Post! New follower 🙂


  51. Love your picks! Gwyneth looks super stunning and can do no wrong in my book lately ever since her Bazaar cover and feature. I agree with you on Emma Stone too- that style looked much better on Nicole Kidman when she wore it a few years ago. Emma needs something more fun and youthful. Xo Abby


  52. I felt sorry for Ryan….that was rude. I didn’t catch JLo’s wardrobe malfunction either. I guess guys catch that kinda thing better than girls. Love your picks 🙂

    Heel in Mint

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