Yet again, the default hue for everyone who wanted color was red. In fact, there was an interesting article in the New York Times before the Oscars about Jennifer Lawrence’s stylist, in which she asked the folks at handbag guru Judith Leiber whether they’d heard about much red, and the answer was — as of five days prior to the telecast — that only one other person had mentioned it. Lawrence’s stylist replied:

“See, this is the reason it worries me. […] There have been a lot of red dresses out there in the past season, so it seems a little obvious, it’s annoying. It’s always an Oscar color, but it’s maddening.”

And here we are, with no fewer than thirteen people in the shade (and Hathaway did it twice). A lot of them did it really, really well… but not all of them. Let’s take a tour through the options and then pick a definitive winner and loser. The winner gets bragging rights, and the loser has to wear a hat made out of Melissa Leo’s “CONSIDER ME” ads.

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