It’s basically a re-do of last year: hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, while Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty take round two after #EnvelopeGate.

It was a tight race amongst some stellar films including “The Shape of Water” by Guillermo Del Toro, “Three Billboards” starring Frances McDormand, and the long shot (but rightly an audience favorite), “Get Out” starring Daniel Kaluuya, known for “Black Mirror”, “Sicario”, and his latest film, “Black Panther”. Something tells me that if this isn’t his year to get the award, next year might be Kaluuya’s chance to get some shiny new metal.

For the leading ladies, we have

  • Saoirse Ronan for “Lady Bird”
  • Frances McDonald for “Three Billboards”
  • Meryl Streep for “The Post”
  • Margot Robbie for “I, Tonya”
  • Sally Hawkins” for “The Shape of Water”

I’ve only seen one of these, so I can’t comment other than to say I suck and really need to go see more movies…and Sally Hawkins was fantastic.

For supporting actresses, there’s

  • Octavia Spencer in “The Shape of Water”
  • Laurie Metcalf in “Lady Bird”
  • Allison Janney in “I, Tonya”
  • Leslie Manville in “Phantom Thread”
  • Mary J. Blige in “Mudbound” (Seriously, did anybody recognize her?!)

And this year, did you notice that several Olympic athletes showed up? Ski pro Lindsey Vonn looked almost unrecognizable in her bombshell getup, and figure skater looked like a 10 in that blue sheer Tadashi Shoji number. This guest list is definitely getting more interesting.

So let’s get serious. It’s fashion time! Let’s take a look at the best and worst dressed for the 2018 Oscars and shop the red carpet!

  • Figure skater Mirai Nagasu in blue sheer Tadashi Shoji gown on red carpet at 90th anniversary 2018 Oscars Academy Awards
    Mirai Nagasu in Tadashi Shoji - Jordan Strauss-Invision

 

 BEST DRESSED

Paz Vega ~ Gown: Christopher Bu // Shoes: Casadei // Jewelry: Chopard

The artist buried in everyone should love this dress. From the romantic cherry blossoms to the geometric off-the-shoulder sleeves and the graph print underside of the train, it is all just fantastic visual eye candy. I love the way this moved, and it’s a refreshing and modern response to the traditional ball gown.

Paz Vega in modern white cherry blossom and geometric print off-the-shoulder cape Christopher Bu gown on red carpet at 90th anniversary 2018 Oscars Academy Awards
Paz Vega in Christopher Bu – Getty

Lupita Nyong’o ~ Gown: Atelier Versace // Shoes: Alexandre Birman

Fresh off the premieres of The Black Panther, Lupita must be flying high. And what better opportunity to celebrate by looking like a golden goddess in this Versace gown, pulled off perfectly with a black and gold woven shoulder piece that flows down the front to her waist. The shining golden bust looks like armor, making Lupita look like the goddess ready to go to war. Simply stunning.

Lupita Nyong'o in gold gown with black side sash on red carpet at 90th anniversary 2018 Oscars Academy Awards
Lupita Nyong’o – Kevin Mazur-WireImage

 

Jennifer Garner ~ Gown: Atelier Versace // Jewelry: Piaget

How could you miss Jennifer Garner on the red carpet in this bold cobalt blue. Her silhouette is sultry while the sheer skirt and train add that romantic touch, finished by just a pop of modern edge with the asymmetric neckline.

Jennifer Garner in blue sheer asymmetric shoulder chiffon gown on red carpet at 90th anniversary 2018 Oscars Academy Awards
Jennifer Garner – Getty

 

 

Viola Davis ~ Gown: Michael Kors // Shoes: Stuart Weitzman // Clutch: Roger Vivier // Jewelry: Norman Silverman

Ok, so the dress is not really what put her on the “best dressed” list. Yes, I’m breaking the rules, but I run this show, so…. DId you notice how much younger she looks here? This look took some years off of her. I vote yes, keep doing what you’re doing. I know it has to do with the hair. Probably the makeup. Maybe even the pink against her skin. But it’s all working. Viola looks fantastic.

Viola Davis in pink gown and pink clutch on red carpet at 90th anniversary 2018 Oscars Academy Awards
Viola Davis – David Fisher-REX-Shutterstock

 

Gal Gadot ~ Gown: Givenchy // Shoes: Christian Louboutin // Jewelry: Tiffany & Co.

Y’all know I’m a sucker for a good vintage. Give me a drop waist, some jewel-toned sparkle, and some fringe…and girl, I’m all in. Gal’s hair could have been a little bit more extra, but you know just keep staring at the movement of that dress and the bling on her neck, and you won’t notice much else.

Gal Gadot in silver metallic fringe low waist gown on red carpet at 90th anniversary 2018 Oscars Academy Awards
Gal Gadot – Getty

 

Nicole Kidman ~ Gown: Armani Prive // Shoes: Christian Louboutin // Jewelry: Harry Winston

This sculpted gown takes the sweetheart neckline to new heights. And the cobalt blue looks amazing against her skin. Nicole is like me – pale to the point of whitewashing photos (sad face). But this is definitely her color. I go back and forth on those giant sculpture bows on the front, but overall, the dress is fabulous.

Nicole Kidman in royal blue sweetheart neckline large bow high-slit Armani Prive gown on red carpet at 90th anniversary 2018 Oscars Academy Awards
Nicole Kidman in Armani Prive – Getty

Saoirse Ronan ~ Gown: Calvin Klein // Jewelry: Cartier

This is an interesting one, because at first glance from the front, Saoirse was about to go on the worst dressed list. A simple strapless dress cut at ankle length with a wide bow at the back. Of course, when they walk the red carpet for photo stops, it’s crowded and they don’t get the full effect like they do when they are normally walking. But oh, when she actually had the space to walk more than a few steps at a time, this gown came alive. I saw it from the back, and I was a believer.

Saoirse Ronan in pink short strapless Calvin Klein gown with large bow on the back and long train on red carpet at 90th anniversary Oscars Academy Awards 2018
Saoirse Ronan – Getty/Invision-AP


SHOP THE RED CARPET

 

Leslie Mann ~ Dress: Zac Posen // Shoes: Neil J. Rodgers

Leslie Mann in red strapless gown with train on red carpet at 90th anniversary 2018 Oscars Academy Awards
Leslie Mann – Getty


 

Allison Janney ~ Gown: Reem Acra // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Clutch: Roger Vivier // Jewelry: ForeverMark

Actress Allison Janney in red gown with floor length sleeves and red clutch on red carpet at 90th anniversary 2018 Oscars Academy Awards
Allison Janney – Kevin Mazur/WireImage

WORST DRESSED

Salma Hayek ~ Gown: Custom Gucci // Jewelry: Harry Winston

Girl. They made that custom for you?? Salma, you’re a gorgeous woman, but you literally look like you rolled out of bed and walked through the curtain to give a palm reading from Miss Cleo. You’re better than this. So is Gucci.

Salma Hayek in custom purple Gucci tiered velvet gown with jeweled neckline and shoulders on red carpet at 90th anniversary 2018 Oscars Academy Awards
Salma Hayek in custom Gucci – Kevin Mazur/WireImage

 

Tiffany Haddish

Taking the concept from Lupita’s gown and applying it in a costume way. And unfortunately, this is what you get. It feels more like a Renn fair gown than Oscars.

Tiffany Hadish in white gown with black sweater in gold trim on red carpet at 90th anniversary 2018 Oscars Academy Awards
Tiffany Haddish – David Fisher-REX-Shutterstock

 

Maya Rudolph ~ Gown: Valentino // Earrings: Irene Neuwirth

What is happening here. You do know you’re on a red carpet, right? At least the earrings are on point. (Heads up: You may choke when you see the price tag of those earrings.)

Maya Rudolph in long red high neck robe gown on red carpet at 90th anniversary 2018 Oscars Academy Awards
Maya Rudolph – Getty

 


 

Andra Day ~ Gown: Zac Posen // Shoes: Christian Louboutin

I love a good piece of drama, but this just goes sideways fast. I have a feeling this one is going to be hot/cold, love/hate for reviewers. But for me, it’s a hard pass. Between the in your face brocade fabric that can read antique draperies, the ruffle puff sleeves, and the crazy weird pick ups and bustle at the front of the skirt…it’s just a lot to take in. But I’ll give her one thing, that face of makeup is 100% gorgeous.

Andra Day in blue and pink off-the-shoulder tiered and ruffled gown on red carpet at 90th anniversary 2018 Oscars Academy Awards
Andra Day – David Fisher-REX-Shutterstock

 

St. Vincent ~ Dress: Saint Laurent

Ok, so Saint Laurent and I have had a tumultuous relationship these last few seasons. I mean, when you base your entire collection around bad 80’s fashion, you’re bound to lose a few people. And when your dress basically includes a pointy muff cover…forget about all the rest of this look. That’s enough to sink the whole thing right now.

St. Vincent in black one puff shoulder Saint Laurent bodysuit mini dress on red carpet at 90th anniversary 2018 Oscars Academy Awards
St. Vincent in Saint Laurent – Getty

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