Oscar Fug Carpet: Melissa Leo


Melissa “CONSIDER ME” Leo seems incredibly wacky. Between her spots of harmless nuttery during last season’s awards season and the fact that she guffawed to Ryan Seacrest that her chiropractor texted her while on the red carpet — while he looked at her as if deeply nonplussed — I wonder if she is the Ron Artest of Hollywood, in the sense that she might be the person most likely to thank her therapist at any given moment (like he did when he won the championship with the Lakers) and then randomly change her name to something that, as Metta World Peace himself did, will affect our understanding of beauty pageant answers everywhere. I mean, if any of them answers that she wants world peace more than anything else, it could refer to global accord OR a one-night stand, and how are we to interpret?

I mean, Melissa is already walking around in a sequined pajama shirt. So even WITH her awesome shoes, I am on high alert here.

[Photo: Getty]

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  1. Sandra
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    Holy?!?!! What is this thing? Who made it? WHY? It’s a floor-length bedazzled bowling shirt, for the love of jam sandwiches!

    • anny
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      It’s Reem Acra, according to TLo. And it’s a bedazzled bowling shirt WITH A SASH, thankyouverymuch.

  2. Frances
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    I LOVE that look. Am I alone here? (looking around) I seem to be alone… That’s okay, I can show myself out. (hands in pocket, whistling jauntily)

    • Stefanie
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      I actually kinda like it too. *ducks*

      • Claire L
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        I don’t love the whole look….but I would SO adore to have that bodice as a blouse. The gold and black make me happy and I think with a good ( plain) skirt or even some pants and fabulous shoes, I’d be in sparkly heaven.

    • Chris
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      You are not alone, although my love is conditional.

    • Mary Urech Stallings
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      No you are not alone. I like it, but why does her face look so different?

    • AK
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      I like it, too. It looked awesome in the long-shots when she was on stage, and then when they zoomed in, the shirt details were an interesting surprise.

      The sash could be better, but overall, she looks pretty fab.

      • lc
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        I like it too, but I’ll choose tailored over ruffly ant time. I do think I’d like it better with a thin sparkly gold belt rather than the sash.

    • terri
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      I AM ON TEAM BOWLING SHIRT!!

    • Genevieve
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      I actually like it too. It somehow works with the bedazzling.

  3. Libby
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    From the neck up she looks great – happy and relaxed.
    I agree that it’s a bedazzled bowling shirt, though.

  4. Sajorina
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    I love the clutch & the shoes, but that dress is FUGLY as is! Maybe if it was all black or all gold and without the sash, I’d love it, but WTF? Her hair & makeup are so nice that I wish the dress was better!

    • Chris
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      The sash is fine. It’s the sleeves and – to a lesser extent – the collar that is killing me, because that does make it look like a bowling shirt.

      Make it one color and lengthen the sleeves and get rid of the collar and it’d be far less pajama/bowling shirt adjacent.

      Speaking of bowling shirts, I suspect La Leo borrowed her dress from Little Pete’s 7’2″ brother Shorty.

      • Sophia Loren
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        I agree with Chris. I think the skirt drapes and flows nicely, and I don’t mind the sash. But I don’t like the shirt details.

  5. Kathleen Trail
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    Aside from Mena Suvari’s crackballs feather outfit, I thought this was hands down the worst damn dress of the night. Perhaps the worst damn dress ever. Why on earth would any “designer” EVER make this?

  6. CJ
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    I, too, thought this looked like a bowling shirt. Obviously, she wants to be fancy (hence the sequins) and comfortable (hence the loose fit and the drooping sash) but there are soooo many options that could fulfill those criteria and still be flattering. For someone who was so aggressive last year to win, you would think there would have been more motivation on her part to pull it together and show herself off at her best. This does not.

    But I do like the shoes.

  7. theotherjennifer
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    I think we are lucky she did not show up in a camouflage halter and Daisy Dukes. I think this works for her tho . Is it crackballs – of course… but at least she didn’t F Bomb anyone this year. If the crackball fits….and she doesn’t have to wear Spanx, so how great is that?

  8. Sara B.
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    I LIKE that sequined pajama shirt. It’s something an overweight, 60-year-old woman (me!) could wear (but not with that droopy sash). Perhaps the gown is too simple and tailored for the Academy Awards, but I do like it!

  9. Kevon
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    Melissa seems too eccentric and too strong a personality for conventional glamor. Unfortunately, I think she doesn’t like clothes enough to be an American SWINTON or even Helena Bonham Carter. Too bad, she has such potential.

  10. unvacuous
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    Its kinda sparkly waitress looking. That said, its not horrible. I actually dig the gold/black combo. If only the neckline was a simple scoop instead of a collar, it would actually have been kinda perfect for her, formal but not too form fitting.

  11. corriner
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    I like that the knotty detailing on the shoes match her handbag. If only they hadn’t been paired with a bedazzled nightie…

  12. Mahastee
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    I hate it unconditionally, one of the fugliest of the night.

  13. kt_writer
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    I’ve seen a shirt dress before, but this is my first bowling shirt dress.

  14. neiges
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    I actually like it too. I think the main problem is that it doesn’t have a real fit. It should be a little more feminine and curve loving, that’s all. And she looks happy – in her head, she is probably in a feel good, joint smoking, herb healing spa somewhere.

  15. Rosemarie
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    @unvacuous – I had the exact same thought about the scoop neck; toss out the collar (the dress itself has enough detailing) and the sash belt, and I’m good. I actually do like, if not the dress per se, the look (and the shoes) on her, perhaps not on anyone else. She’s not really rockin’ the look, but it is an improvement over last year, no?

    The thing I have a problem with actually the neck-up: no-style hair, beige-y skin, nude lips; she looks like she looked in the mirror, realized she had 10 minutes, looked at her hair and shrugged before she headed out the door. An updo might have been really fabulous here and reminded us how pretty she really is.

  16. Softwear
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    Scroll up fug!!

  17. AM
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    I really like it. I like that the lighter color is near her face, which I think is more flattering to her skin tone. It was actually one of my favorites.

  18. Ellen
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    I thought she looked so pretty and happy and normalish. The pajama thing was not even an issue for me.

  19. Julialala
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    while Mel Leo was presenting my mom commented that the top part, the gold part, looked like lentils AND IT TOTALLY DOES.

  20. vandalfan
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    If the collar was slightly different I’d love it unconditionally.

  21. NYCGirl
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    I said “yuck” out loud to the TV when I saw this.

  22. crystal
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    I really think I’d love this without the droopy sash belt. It looks comfortable and like she’s not trying too hard, but not droopy and depressing.

  23. Lily1214
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    Who designed this? That bowling shirt does NOT go with the rest of it. I wouldn’t pay him or her.