Fugger: Viola Davis

Oscars Fug Carpet: Viola Davis


I love you Viola, but I don’t know if this worked.

THE PROS: The hair is great! The color of this dress is great! And it looks much better in photos that it did on the red carpet.

THE CONS: It goes crazy at the bottom,  like it’s a remnant from a slasher movie about a killer with really aggressive tastes in evening gowns. Like if Heather and I went psychotic. “I hate this….AND HERE’S WHAT I’M GOING TO DO WITH IT.”

THE GOOD NEWS: You didn’t win wearing something that was, ultimately, a bit mediocre . But you’ll win eventually. It’s going to happen. And next time, you can skip the Vera Wang.

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Oscars 2012 Red Carpet Prognostication: Best Actress


That’s right, the Oscars are SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY. (Yes, it’s like the Monster Truck Rally of awards shows.) Let’s take a look at what the Best Actress nominees have worn out and about this year and try and guess who will wear what on Sunday — and who will look best and worst. SPECULATION! It’s what’s for lunch.

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NAACP Awards Fug Carpet: Viola Davis


It’s no mystery that I love Viola Davis. I think she is a dish. We saw her at Fashion Week and my god, she is good-looking in person. She looks about 25. (She actually is 46.) I also saw The Help on the plane, and she’s so great it in. I just dig her. THAT BEING SAID:

The women behind her and I are all making the exact same face, which says, “that dress is great, and that color is fab, but we collectively have some doubts about what you’ve decided to do with your boobs because it looks like you shoved two bagels under there.” Don’t get me wrong, Viola. Bagels are AMAZING.  But for they’re for breakfast, not ball gowns.

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BAFTAs Well Played, Viola Davis


This is inching toward Prom-ville, but at the last minute takes a hard left at Awesometown, of which I sort of suspect Viola Davis may be the Mayor:

The fabric could so easily be cheesy, but the pink/orange interplay is so good — so Palm Springs and beachy and fresh — that I think it totally works.  I have such a crush on her wardrobe. It’s so full of color, which is such a huge breath of fresh air when it feels like everyone else is slinking up to the red carpet in dresses so neutral they almost cease to exist.

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SAG Awards Well Played: Viola Davis


Well, Viola besting Meryl is certainly interesting vis a vis the Academy Awards, but Jean Dujardin beating out Intern George means our boy may not win the Oscar — and that’s a shame, because I would’ve loved to see the Intern George/Viola Davis roadshow pass through that press line. It’s fun seeing what Intern George looks like shoulder-to-shoulder with a woman in his own age bracket.

And why wouldn’t you want to be shoulder-to-shoulder with this one? She’s a bombshell. This is the kind of Marchesa that wooed us all in their early days — ladylike, pretty, with details that were more artful than aggressive; I’m curious if we’ll see a return to this style now that everyone finds their current designs so thoroughly ridiculous. (Did anyone catch Georgina Chapman on Project Runway All Stars, telling someone that his/her design used too much stuff? Right before I passed out laughing, I swear I saw Satan strapping on some ice skates.) Anyway, that’s not the point. The subject here is Viola Davis, and while it’s great to see her recognized for her talent, it’s also nice to have a chance to recognize her for being a super hot physical specimen. She’s glowing. Love the cleavage — it’s just enough — and love the more relaxed coif. I know she’s happily married and has a new baby and all, but how awesome would it have been if SHE and Intern George were dating? She would eat him alive. In a way he probably desperately needs. Oh well. Your loss, George; your win, Mr. Viola Davis.

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Golden Globes Well Played Carpet: Viola Davis


I thought Viola had the Globe in the bag — she won several things in the run-up — and then drunk Meryl swooped in and snatched it. Even she seemed sort of surprised by that. But Meryl’s speech was so awful and interminable and kind of rude (Smashed Streep can be fun, but I swear she called SWINTON “Gilda” and that veered it into smug disrespect for me) that I wonder if suddenly no one else will want to put another statuette in her hand this year. Hang in there, Viola — Oscar gold could still be yours. And even if not, at least you eschewed “sexy Temple Grandin” for “glowing Viola Davis who probably knew the names of all the people in her category.” That’s arguably a better win anyway.

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