20 Best & Worst Oscar Looks

20 Best & Worst Oscar Looks
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The Best Supporting Actress nominee strove away from her simple red carpet looks and donned a black and gold Alexander McQueen gown. We love the contrast between the tight bustier and flowing skirt. She completed her look with loose curls and Harry Winston yellow diamond jewels worth $2 million!

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Emma proved just how smart she is. She chose a gown that closely resembled Nicole Kidman's Balenciaga from the 2008 Oscars. It was a hit then and it is a hit now. She paired the scarlet Giambattista Valli dress with Louis Vuttion rubies.

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Virgina, just because your dress isn't poofy, it doesn't mean you steered clear of the 80s prom dress reference. Nice try though.

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You can never go wrong with a little leg. Or a lot of leg. The presenter for Best Adapted Screenplay wore a Versace dress with striking ruffles at the hips and neckline. And of course, it wouldn't be an awards show without Jolie's signature red lip.

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Our first thought was, "Get a tailor." We love Sandra but the fit of this Marchesa dress is all wrong. However, the color blocking with gold detailing on the waist is gorgeous. If only the top was a little tighter.

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo actress skipped her signature black, opting for a structured white Givenchy number. "I just picked it this morning," the Best Actress nominee told Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet. Well, someone is good at procrastinating!

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The Best Supporting Actress nominee went for the trends - mint green, long sleeves and a braided up-do. Problem was, we couldn't get past the long sleeves. It made the Elie Saab gown look too matronly.

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Emerald is definitely Viola's color! The Best Actress nominee may have kept her hair simple but her dress did all the talking. She donned a Vera Wang strapless gown with a pleated skirt and plunging neckline.

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Two words: garbage bag. Let this be a lesson to us all. Recycling products you have at home may have been fun for the Anything-But-Clothes frat party but in real life, it's called cheap and trashy (pun intended).

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We've been waiting for the Best Supporting Actress nominee to pick a bold red carpet gown and she has finally done it! She wore a Marina Rinaldi gown embellished with silver jewels on the waist and neckline. She finished the look with a clutch and customized shoes by Brian Atwood, her best friend from high school. Atwood wrote on her sole, "To my best friend, plus Oscars and the date."

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The Oscar presenter and Bridesmaids actress looked like a prom queen in this blush tulle gown. We understand fighting the clock but this is pushing it.

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The Best Supporting Actress winner chose a cream Tadashi Shoji dress with embellished crystals and flowing train that perfectly flattered her curves. But what really got us was her acceptance speech. Why was she "freaking out" when she was such a sure thing? So humble, we love her even more.

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Can we really take Kelly's fashion commentary seriously when she's wearing this overly embellished black mermaid dress? Those sleeves, they just kind of flop there. And the cut-outs on the shoulder blades? Who thought that would be flattering? Hopefully this doesn't cost the girl her job.

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The Knocked Up actress chose a simple pony so all eyes would be on this midnight blue Roberto Cavalli dress with perfectly embroidered sequins. On the red carpet, she told Seacrest the dress was so tight she didn't think she could go to the bathroom. What women do for fashion!

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Hard to believe, but there is such a thing as too many sequins. And although Lea may not be as young as her Back to the Future days, the actress could have donned something a little less frumpy. So a frumpy, sequin dress. Who would have thought such a thing existed?

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She may be known as a badass fighting evil in the Resident Evil films but Mila knows how to work the red carpet. Her white sequin Elie Saab Couture gown is flawless. "I just fell in love with this dress," she said on the red carpet. "It's clean and elegant." Well said.

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This is by far our least favorite of the night. The only way to describe it is a sequin polo gown. Yeah, let's hope we never have to say that again.

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The presenter for Best Documentary Film wore a sequined one-shoulder Vivienne Westwood gown. Perfectly sleek, it accentuated all the right places. But her Anna Wintour bob still takes the cake.

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The 1999 Best Actress winner never disappoints! Gwyneth must be the first actress to walk the Oscar red carpet in a cape (by Tom Ford) and her risk paid off. Aside from keeping warm, this gown even topped her 1999 Ralph Lauren gown.

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You know a dress is truly remarkable when it's already the talk of the town. "What color is it? Red, orange, peach?" Honestly, we don't care because this silk Louis Vuitton gown with soft ruffles and cute silver bow was so refreshing in a sea of white and black.

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