Fashion Critics’ 2012 Oscars Round Up

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Ginnifer Goodwin In Chanel - Chanel and Charles Finch Pre-Oscar Dinner

Ginnifer Goodwin In Chanel – Chanel and Charles Finch Pre-Oscar Dinner

Stacy Keibler's Giuseppe Zanotti Leather Pumps

Stacy Keibler’s Giuseppe Zanotti Leather Pumps

54 Responses to Fashion Critics’ 2012 Oscars Round Up

  1. Alexandra March 1, 2012 at 12:40 #

    amazing coverage – as always I agree with every word you say. but still I found this years ceremony particularly flat and uninspiring. the looks on the oscar parties were so much better! thanks for your outstanding work, FC, have a great time in Paris!

    • Fashion Critic March 1, 2012 at 12:55 #

      Thank you…I will.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the coverage

  2. alannah March 1, 2012 at 08:44 #

    haha classic! i have been loving your round ups :)cant wait to see your highs & lows of the last three fashion weeks! enjoy paris 😀 x

  3. callmesimon March 1, 2012 at 00:17 #

    Wondering if anyone else noticed two things that have been bugging me since seeing all the femmes avec frocks:
    1. The hem on Natalie Portman’s dress is too high at the front revealing the layer under the polka dot fabric. For me this cheapens the couture considerably and makes it feel like her mum hemmed a hand-me-down.
    2. Berenice’s posture (as well as the hair) kill the Elie Dress. Given the it has little structure in the bodice she really (and I mean REALLY) needed to throw her shoulders back. The round shoulders make her (and the dress) look frumpy.
    That is all.

  4. mm February 29, 2012 at 19:49 #

    These categories are hilarious! Fantastic Coverage, it gets better every year! Thank you

  5. Gaber February 29, 2012 at 18:24 #

    While I absolutely agree with Gwyneth getting the BDA, the fact that she’s the best dressed shows how poorly dressed the event was.

  6. Dhppy February 29, 2012 at 18:23 #

    I’m amazed how much better some gowns look in motion then they do in photos. Ugh, the things people have to think about when choosing a dress.

  7. RNA February 29, 2012 at 18:23 #

    In honor of Jessica Chastain, we shall create a new word just for her: saccophobia, or the fear of bags. Clutch, purse, anything that has a handle or hold any necessities… her hands trembles in fear because they have better things to do than carrying such things.

    • Fashion Critic February 29, 2012 at 18:31 #

      that’s a good one

  8. Ioana February 29, 2012 at 17:49 #

    I’m glad that pure, simple, elegance won over “I have hot legs / twins” 🙂 Gwyneth was the best, indeed, as well as Milla Jovovich…

    and speaking of the “Look at Me pose”, I found this hilarious: :)))

    Great job, Fashion Critic! I check your blog every single day…

    • Fashion Critic February 29, 2012 at 18:32 #

      lol…that picture is everywhere

  9. Rebecca Z February 29, 2012 at 17:00 #

    Love your awards, though I still think Jessica Chastain was the best dressed, even without a clutch. Somehow I found this whole Oscar year a tad flat, including the fashion–maybe because I didn’t feel very passionate about any of the nominated films and I think The Artist, while entertaining, was not really the film of the year. But you have made me take a closer look at the fashion and appreciate it more. Thanks for all your hard work–you have been like a rocket!

    • Fashion Critic February 29, 2012 at 17:18 #

      glad you enjoyed it x

  10. Mol February 29, 2012 at 16:35 #

    You will get Jessica to carry a clutch one day, I know you will succeed!!! Some great laughs, I needed that this morning, love the jlo half empty, and the Lea Michele pose awards too, perfect!

    • Fashion Critic February 29, 2012 at 16:54 #

      thanks. Think of me as your online cup of Joe. x

  11. REGINA February 29, 2012 at 16:33 #

    Absolutely in LOVE with Glenn Close here!

  12. Alina February 29, 2012 at 16:26 #

    “The Anti-Leiber Award” – LOL.

  13. Maria February 29, 2012 at 16:05 #

    I think i heard on E!´s red carpet show that Rose Byrne´s dress was midnight blue, although it translated to black on camera.

  14. Gillian February 29, 2012 at 16:04 #

    I really don’t agree with Natalie Portman. Her dress choice, while pretty and very different, isn’t really all that wonderful to merit her a spot in best dressed lists. She tried something different and unique, and that is commendable especially during the Oscars, but it was pretty flat for me :/

    I totally agree with the rest of your choices though:)

  15. Lori February 29, 2012 at 16:02 #

    Michelle Williams deserves more than just a “Best Clutch” nod. Her dress was fab! But I agree with everything else.

  16. GiGi February 29, 2012 at 15:55 #

    Just last week I proclaimed that I didn’t care for any of Vivienne Westwood’s dresses, but I take it back. The “Black Beauty” dress was wonderful!

    And Glenn Close looked great in that color… sorry for the French actress (with such possibilities) looking so very blah. A different hairdo could have helped.

  17. anne g February 29, 2012 at 15:50 #

    very good choice, but my best dressed is Jessica Chastain.

    thank you for your wonderful work and your comments always fair or funny.

    I hope you’re well rested, or are you going to rest after all that work.
    kisses from a french girl.

    • Fashion Critic February 29, 2012 at 15:59 #

      thanks Anna.

      I am well rested and ready for round 4 of fashion week in Paris x

  18. Clemence February 29, 2012 at 15:42 #

    Natalie Portman looks like she got her dress from JC Penney. Not just because it’s ugly but also because the hem is messed up.

  19. Kiran February 29, 2012 at 15:40 #

    Amazing as always, Catherine. Totally agree with Gwyneth as Best Dressed. While I loved Emma Stone, her dress did feel like the love child of Jlo’s Gucci and Nicole’s Balenciaga. From now on Jessica Chastain will be nicknamed ‘Anti Leiber-witz.’Hope you’re coping with your PTASSD (post traumatic/awards seasons stress disorder).

    • Fashion Critic February 29, 2012 at 16:27 #

      like what you did there

  20. Yinka February 29, 2012 at 15:32 #

    Not only are you fantastic at what you do, you keep getting better at it. Thanks FC, you’re my daily tonic!

    • Fashion Critic February 29, 2012 at 16:26 #

      Thank you Yinka x

  21. Rory February 29, 2012 at 15:17 #

    FC just want to say what a great job you’re doing! Xx

    • Fashion Critic February 29, 2012 at 16:27 #

      very kind. thank u

  22. Hannah February 29, 2012 at 15:13 #

    I love you new awarding system! I almost forgot about Penelope but for me she was one of the best on the night, but the one who I literally can’t stop thinking about in Glenn Close, she has never looked better and is probably in my top 3 of the night, and Octavia was flawless as well.
    Again, thanks so much for your tireless work, I honestly really appreciate and it’s just such a shame that people still seem to ask for your coverage of this person & that person. Are you going to Paris fashion week? With all teh recent LVMH changes the energy must be electric!

    • Fashion Critic February 29, 2012 at 16:28 #

      thank you..

      Yes I am going to Paris. I leave tomorrow morning. Can’t wait.

  23. Badaboum February 29, 2012 at 15:12 #

    Thank you for your coverage and your hard work FC. Just like last year I am spending the days following the Oscars, browsing on your website, looking forward new updates when I am actually supposed to be working! I don’t know why but this year seems to be even better than last year.
    I am looking forward to the Oscar 2013 coverage already!

    • Badaboum February 29, 2012 at 15:14 #

      I meant to say : “I don’t know why but this year’ COVERAGE seems to be even better than last year.”

      • Fashion Critic February 29, 2012 at 16:28 #

        I got it… 🙂 thanks

  24. Markness February 29, 2012 at 15:11 #

    The post is very funny! I agree completely! Gwyneth Paltrow is my best dressed too! I don’t get why Yahoo! gave her a D! They’re not legit fashion critics anyway!!!! I love visiting your site! More power FC! 😉

  25. chee February 29, 2012 at 15:05 #

    LOVE Gwyneth’s dress the most, less is more and simply the best!!!
    Milla Jovovich, Michelle Williams and Glenn Close were good too!

  26. manja February 29, 2012 at 14:39 #

    love this round ups,and thx again for all your fab work.You are “Simply the best”as Tina Turner sings.

    • Fashion Critic February 29, 2012 at 14:41 #

      thank you…x

      That song will be in my head all day now 🙂

  27. Jones19 February 29, 2012 at 14:38 #

    Anti Leiber award? Anybody care to fill me in on what that means? Anyway love these posts, very funny 😀

    • Fashion Critic February 29, 2012 at 14:41 #

      Judith Leiber make clutches. Jessica never carries a clutch, hence the Anti-Leiber award

  28. A. February 29, 2012 at 14:32 #

    Emma Stone should get the best makeup award too

    • M. February 29, 2012 at 15:28 #


  29. AW February 29, 2012 at 14:32 #

    LMAO @ “JLo half empty award” and “The Lea Michele Look at Me Pose Award”

    FC you are turning into a regular Joan Rivers (except you still have all your original body parts)

  30. Caitlyn February 29, 2012 at 14:31 #

    such good choices.. completely agreed FC. Especially love Milla Jovovich – Elie Saab is amazing!

  31. Tom Kolovos February 29, 2012 at 14:29 #

    With the exception of your award to Gwyneth (if only the cape were part of the dress(!), i would totally agree) I love your insight. Perfectly done.

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