Oscars Fug and Fabs: Basic Black


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Wow, a LOT of people wore black to these parties.  Some of their efforts were more successful than others.

[Photos: Getty]

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  1. China
    +1

    I think Amber Heard herself is lovely, but I’m going to have to disagree about the dress.

    • Helen
      +1

      Agreeing with the disagreement. It’s a pity, when her face is so beautiful, but all I can see there is four shiny diamond-shaped black boobs. It’s like some kind of weirdly geometric outer-space animal that bears small litters.

  2. superjosh
    +5

    Awwww! I know you ladies are super overworked right now and I’m so grateful for all the Oscars coverage… but I was really hoping for a Letter of Truth LOL!!!

  3. janet
    +3

    holy crap i thought anna paquin was amy poehler.

  4. googler
    +19

    I love Brit as a brunette! I’m so happy to see her in something flattering, as well.

    Love Paquin’s dress!

  5. Victoria
    +23

    I didn’t recognize Britney on the landing page and was like “holy crap that’s Britney” when I went to the jump. She looks great and happy and doesn’t have sad eyes! <3 Britney.

    • Helen
      +8

      Yes! Britney looks terrific, and like she’s really having fun!

    • AlisonC
      +1

      I saw the picture of Britney and thought “ooh she looks good who is it?” Was very surprised when I saw it was Britney. She looks goooood!

      • Vandalfan
        0

        Me too. Brit Brit and Tumbling Abbey for the win. But Naomi’s dress is fully reversible- fur hem OR collar!

  6. Dr Skylaser
    +8

    Nina Garcia is wearing a fur turban around her shins. WHY??

  7. Lisa
    +3

    I think I would really like Britney’s hair if not for the TAN. That needs to be toned down and her dress doesn’t look half bad. Do love Anna Paquin’s dress, but not Amber Heard’s (maybe her whle look is just too harsh). And more CMM, please, he’s hilarious

  8. courtney
    +3

    Britney seems relatively harmless to me and for once she looked amazing, why not celebrate that instead of being so exceptionally mean about her intelligence or lack there of…the degree of your cruelty when it comes to her, seems out of whack with the rest of the site. I pretty much always cringe when I read your posts on her, it’s disappointing.

    • Jessica
      0

      With all due respect, I actually don’t think Britney is dumb at all and I write her posts with a lot of love in my heart. I do, however, think she is pretty inarticulate.

    • Heather
      +23

      I disagree that they’re cruel. That might be the last word I would use, actually. Jess loves Britney and I think these are very affectionate parodies of actual things (her letter of truth from years ago, plus her public image and personal appearances). Hopefully if these are not for you, though, you can still find other things to enjoy on this site, as cruelty is never our intent.

      • courtney
        +2

        I get both your perspectives and I don’t doubt that you are sincere.
        My sensitivity comes from seeing over and over how she gets bashed by the media and I’m definitely not singling your site out as being purposely mean spirited, like some other sites. I like this site, I come here everyday and when I see stuff about Brit, it just compounds the other stuff out there and I guess I’m just tired of it in general. She’s a Mom, she’s overcome some kind of mental break and is probably still battling it, I can’t help but put myself in her shoes and feel worried that if she is seeing this stuff its probably making her feel bad and she can’t tell the difference btw well meaning and mean spirited comments.
        BUT thank you for your clarification!

        • superjosh
          +16

          You have to read Jessica’s brilliance in a different light. She really does capture something about Britney that seems quite honest and rarely mean (this site has always been deliberately gentle and kind to her).

          They portray Britney as, yes, inarticulate (which she totally is), but also as clever, misunderstood, and functioning on levels that we mere normal people could never hope to reach.

      • Maretha2
        +13

        I love Hola Lovers, KANYE, and Letter of Truth. They are brilliant and affectionate and best of all hilarious. May they never stop.
        Also things I want to never stop: Britney looking this fabulous and this happy. The dress fits! It’s not too short! It’s not too tight! It flatters her figure! It’s a lovely gown. Her hair looks clean and healthy. Her eyes look brighter and she looks happier. It’s great to see.

  9. Other Emily
    +3

    Mad props to Paquin for looking so svelte and pretty not so long after having twins. Very nice. I like Brit as a brunette and she looks clean and healthy, so I have no quibbles with her look.

  10. Edith
    +2

    I, on the other hand, love even the briefest note “of Truth,” and can’t stop giggling at the idea of Britney acclimitizing herself to… something. Being near JT? SWF-ing Biel? Living in shrub?

    Rose McGowen needs to stop. If she can’t leave her face alone, she should at least leave her hair in peace. Maybe she can play Fantine in a local dinner theater production of Les Miz, and shave that atrocity off and start over.

    • Katie
      +2

      Rose’s facial surgery was due to injuries she suffered in a bad car crash a while back.

      • Heather
        +3

        Yes, hers is actually a bit of a sad case — she didn’t do anything to her face on purpose.

        • JennH
          +3

          Do you think surgery to correct a cut under her eye (which is how she describes the injuries from the accident) would change her face so drastically? I could see if she had suffered broken bones or burns or something else. . .

        • Edith
          +2

          I had no idea, and now I feel like a jerk. I will view her Ann Jillian visage much more charitably henceforth.

          However, there’s no excuse for that hair. None.

      • Helen
        +6

        >>Rose’s facial surgery was due to injuries she suffered in a bad car crash a while back.<<

        Would that this were true. She has one small scar under one eye, the cut there being the only area of facial injury from the accident. Some plastics revision was done on that scar; it's still there but you have to look really hard for it, which is about the best you can hope for with scar revision. She got an excellent result on it.

        Everything else done to her face was 100% personal choice and it's a terrible shame.

  11. Sandra
    +4

    Love Gabby Douglas’ dress.

  12. H.C.
    +4

    at first I thought Paquin was Amy Poehler’s darker, more severe doppleganger.

    I’m OK with McGowan’s leg, but having seen her go through like 6 shades of hair colors in Charmed, I don’t think that platinum-adjacent blonde is doing her any favors.

    • Helen
      +1

      Agreed, the hair color on Rose is awful, but I kind of love her for not wearing extensions.

  13. anna s.
    +2

    I don’t think Gabby Douglas can be falling down those stairs, given how careful the placement of her shoes is on the step. The toes of the shoes are precisely even with the base of one of the stairs, and the heels are parallel with each other. This doesn’t happen if she’s falling. My working theory is she’s attempting a bizarre pose for a photograph.

    • Dr Skylaser
      +2

      But if you look carefully, it does quite look like the toe of her left shoe (the one nearest us) is resting on the hem of whatever she’s wearing.

  14. Vi
    +2

    Brittany is beautiful, my fellow Canadians:Anna and Mia are lovely, and the Hamm….well, the Hamm is divine!!!

  15. McLisa
    +4

    Spears looks beautiful! I hope she hangs on to this look for a while. She looks like she was having a ball, too!

  16. maryse
    +4

    clearly i am evil because i laughed out loud when i saw gabby in the background “falling.” but she’s ok. and if anyone can roll out of it, she can.

    also i like britney as a brunette.

  17. Kristin
    0

    Anna Paquin’s hairstyle is reminiscent of my Auntie E’s hairpiece bun. Auntie E died in the 1990′s. You can do better, Anna.

  18. Josephine
    +3

    A bunch of random things: Oooh, I WANT Gabby Douglas’s dress. And Britney looks…charming, actually! That’s one of the most sophisticated things I’ve ever seen her in, and it fits. High five, girl. Anna Paquin’s dress is pure class. Jane Lynch’s face is always a pleasant surprise for me, because while I expect her resolute adherence to her own personal style, I sometimes forget how darn pretty she is.

    On to the men: I wish Ron Livingston’s trousers fit him better. Hamm’s waistcoat needs to be 3/4 of an inch longer, but I appreciate that he’s putting in some real effort.

    • Helen
      0

      Lynch is SO pretty. It’s easy to forget because she doesn’t play “pretty” characters, and she’s such a good actress!

      The guys are just kinda there, for me. Mix ‘em in with a bunch of pretty dresses (and Lynch’s fabulous blazer), and they disappear – they’re not wearing anything I want!

  19. Corriner
    +6

    Is it bad that I can’t seem to like Ron Livingston and I suspect it might be because his character broke up with Carrie via Post-It note?

    That is bad, isn’t it? Regardless, I don’t like those trousers either.

  20. esther p.
    +4

    the sweat factor with CMM’s all-leather suit must have been off the charts.

  21. Bambi Anne Dear
    +2

    I think a formal python needs formal hair.

    Sad that Hamm is wearing undies.

  22. auntieshoque
    0

    If you take a look at the large version of the picture of CMM, his suit looks very much like it’s NOT leather. Some shiny material that actually looks pretty good in the close up, but kind of like stiff mylar encased fabric from far away.

    CMM himself, however, is looking pretty good.

    • Mair Mair
      +1

      Really? Because I literally laughed out loud at the douchery of CMM’s expression.

  23. Ellen
    +1

    Nia looks like she’s wearing the mother-of-the-bride dress I begged my mom not to get.

  24. Sajorina
    0

    I love Anna Paquin’s, Willa Holland’s & Kate Beckinsale’s outfits! Although, I’m tired of the Barbie ponytail Kate wears all the time! But, once again I’m blown away by Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s awesomeness! I love her whole look, which is something I would definitely wear myself! Her dress actually looks like one I own and wore to a Christmas Ball! MEW, I want to be your friend & raid your closet! COVET! And good for Britney!

  25. Kate
    +1

    Almost didn’t recognize Brit! Love the hair. Nice to see her in something grownup and sleek. See…she can clean up good when she wants to!

  26. Ladyblahblah
    +1

    Assuming that Rose McGowan is deep in character as a prostitute with a terminal illness.

  27. Nancy
    +2

    Props to Britney, and her family, who got her serious help, not some Hollywood rehab, when she was drowning in her addiction and mental illness. As a mom, I am thrilled to see her looking so clean, sober and happy! She is just glowing!

  28. Jamie
    0

    Does anyone else think Jon Hamm looked a little pale and sickly? He didn’t look his best, to me.

  29. ErinE
    +4

    I had to take a break from the slideshow t comment on what is going on with Gabby Douglas! I am laughing so hard. She looks like she is just floating – it’s so bizarre! But no one falls like that…. do they?
    I don’t know why I think that is so funny, but I am cracking up.

  30. Nina
    0

    Not crazy about that particular shade of brown on Britney, but I do love the dress.