Oscars Who Fabbed It More: Charlize Theron


Who knew that Charlize and Miley Cyrus looked so much alike? (Or, more accurately, as I said to Heather last night, who knew that Miley’s FACE was so good? She needs to never lose that haircut.) I also agree that Charlize’s super short crop (she buzzed her head for a movie role) is crazy flattering on her — in part because her face is crazy flattering on her:

As for her dress….well, check it out:

Heather pointed out that this looks like a retread of Anne Hathaway’s Globe dress, and now that’s all I can see. It’s a beautiful, perfectly fitted retread, and it actually might be the better dress, but it suffers because we already saw this dress on someone else. Someone who won an award in it, so we didn’t just notice it in passing, it was splashed all over the place. And that might make it a little boring? I’m honestly unsure. I think she is, and looks, gorgeous, but I also think it’s kind of Been Done. IS THERE ANYTHING WORST THAN HAVING ALREADY BEEN DONE?

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  1. Sarah
    +9

    Bracelets!!!

  2. Mongerel
    +12

    Hathaway is nowhere near Theron’s league. That said, I’m probably going to be in the minority on this one, but I gotta say, I wouldn’t have picked it out for her. It fits perfectly but it’s BO-RING.

  3. Heather
    +17

    LIPSTICK. She needs some.

    • ringthing
      +12

      Yes, lipstick was needed several places. I actually shouted at Jennifer Garner to go put some on. Chastain wins the lipstick Oscar.

  4. Fawn
    +31

    Every time I see her, I just can not get over how PRETTY she is. She can’t be human.

    • Helen
      +7

      I know, it’s crazy, she almost doesn’t even look real. It must take forever to train yourself to stop staring if you’re friends with her.

      The outfit I found a little blah, but with that face above it, who cares?

      Love the bracelets.

    • me
      +10

      Right – so pretty. And combined with that she just looks so…can’t think of a better word – strong. And I mean both physical and mental strength – she just gives out these strong, confident vibes.

  5. Breda
    +2

    I don’t love this hair – I think it’s partly the two-tone issue, and partly that it doesn’t add anything to her face. Not that her face NEEDS anything added, God no, but this hair is just kind of…there. Rather like the dress that way. I think I actually liked the buzz cut better: it was more striking and really made you focus on her face.

  6. holly
    +10

    I think the dress itself is pretty blah, but you really could put a burlap sack on CT & she would still look gorgeous.

    • jeanette
      +1

      the style is nice, the color is indeed ‘blah’. (there were lots of blah colored dresses at the Osacrs this year – v uninspiring) but SHE is gorgeous regardless.

  7. Jules
    +37

    Charlize and Miley look nothing alike. Unfortunately for the rest of us, nobody looks like Charlize.

    • Christine
      +8

      Thank you. Had to wonder what kind of crack the Fug Girls are smoking to make that comparison. They have short hair – that’s the only similarity. And I think they’re both very pretty (ok, Charlize is beautiful, Miley is pretty) – just in totally different ways!

      • Kate
        +8

        Yessssssss! I love y’all, but you cannot compare Charlize to Miley!

        Miley is lovely and is pulling off her hair, but, let’s be honest, Charlize is one of the great beauties of our time. That’s not to say Miley isn’t lovely herself, but, ah, this sounds harsh, but you know what I mean…

    • mepe
      +1

      Yes! Thank you! Charlize and Miley may have similar hair at the moment but there is absolutely no comparison when it comes to their faces. Charlize is Gorgeous and Miley…is passable.

  8. Other Emily
    +14

    Honestly, watching her dance with Channing Tatum was one of my favorite things in the show. She’s so tall and gorgeous, and they looked terrific together and he was wearing spats! Killer. I also enjoyed her giving the award to Tarantino and how genuinely tickled he seemed by that. Anyway, dress is gorgeous if a bit boring, and her hair is amazing.

    • rb
      +1

      agree. gorgeous ice queen with disingenuous laugh CAN dance. seriously, who knew? not Keanu. in my top five.

      • Kate
        +3

        Ballet was actually her first love (she worked for a spell as a ballerina in NYC). A knee injury ended her career and she turned to acting instead = )

  9. Sajorina
    +6

    FAB!!! The only similarity I find between this dress and Anne’s Globes’ dress is that they are both Dior! I think this is a better dress and worthy of the Oscars! Charlize looks AMAZING! This woman knows how to do cleavage! Some colorful lipstick would’ve been nice, but HOT DAMN!

    • Jessica
      0

      Anne’s Globes dress was Chanel.

      • CE
        +12

        This totally beats La Hathaways. I mean, out of the park. This neckline is interesting vs. blah… the waist is an incredibly flattering WAIST, rather than weirdly curve-denying upsidown bucket. Totally the winner, so much so that it didn’t even occur to me as a rerun.

    • Esme
      0

      I have to admit I thought of Hathaway’s dress when I first saw this, but this one is much, much better! And I love her hair.

  10. emily
    +1

    I feel like it’s sitting too low, I want to yank it up a good inch! Once adjusted, it’s a gorgeous dress to go along with a freaking FIERCE face! :)

  11. Lynne
    +12

    I flat out loved this. Still, as soon as I saw her on the carpet, I felt kind of exasperated by how freaking beautiful she is. Like, seriously, Theron? Did you really take Hathaway’s Globes look and flat out bury her with it? It’s not fair.

  12. Tiffany
    +26

    I love this site, but i am trying really hard to write how i feel about your, em, comparison of Charlize’s face to Miley’s without using caps. Charlize has the most beautiful and graceful face ever, and Miley is cute…but a little buggy. I just…I can’t believe you would equate the two. Maybe similar haircuts, but vastly different faces IMO.

    • Unvacuous
      +6

      Agree vastly different faces ….and even more vastly different body types. Both are slim with nice curves, but Charlize looks a foot taller with long everything, where Miley has a short torso which makes her sorta a bobble head

  13. Tiffany
    +6

    My faves of the night were Kerry Washington, Naomi Watts, and Charlize.

    Charlize keeps the focus on that amazing face. She looks so naturally beautiful and her skin looks amazing. Love the dress, don’t think it is boring at all!

  14. Jenny
    +4

    This was my favorite of the night. The bodice on that dress fits her perfectly.

  15. filmcricket
    +5

    As a dress I actually prefer Hathaway’s, but once you factor in the wearer, there is no comparison – it’s Charlize by a mile. That’s not dissing Hathaway, just that Theron is stupidly stunning and giving major face, which Anne did at several of the Les Mis premieres but somehow forgot how to do on the red carpet.

    And the correct comparison is 90s-era, GAP-T-shirt-wearing Sharon Stone, btw, not Miley.

    • Ms Poopy Von Pants
      +1

      haha! yes filmcricket, 90s Sharon Stone! Perfect comparison!

  16. stacie
    +3

    Charlize was the best of the night. Perfection.

  17. TaraMisu
    0

    Love this! I didn’t even notice it was a retread :D And I could wax poetic about her face…. but we all know how gorgeous she is.

  18. cc
    +1

    It looks kind of bland to me. Pretty, yes, but very simple.

  19. Katharine
    +8

    I think that avoiding any kind of dress that might possibly have been a smash hit in a similar version on another star is more than half responsible for the increasing trend towards NAKED! NAKED MORE! RIDICULOUS! RIDICULOUS MORE! which is increasingly coming to dominate awards-show fashion.

    A good dress often works because it’s a good dress. This looks eminently fine on Theron, as the other did on Hathaway, because it’s simple, perfectly fitted, and allows the person wearing it to shine. These people are mostly chosen, let’s face it, for their extreme physical beauty. They don’t need more more more MORE in their clothing just to be “different” from last year.

  20. Ellelake
    +5

    Theron demonstrates simplicity, energy and strength. La Hathaway got her statuette but alienated her public. Theron is in a different league.

  21. sdk
    +4

    It’s simple, but I have to say, I gasped when I saw her – she looks amazing! Maybe my favorite of the night.

  22. Iris
    +4

    I think she looks fantastic, even though I think that dress is pretty boring. I do wish that she had added a pop of color somewhere – I could imagine it with some emerald earrings or some brighter lipstick.

  23. McLisa
    +3

    Hathaway can’t hold a candle to Theron.

    I love the second photo. She looks like, “Oh. You caught me looking fabulous again.”

  24. R
    +3

    CT is always such a snore. That’s all the words I’m willing to spend an another snoozefest.

  25. Tarn
    +1

    The avant-garde boxiness of the corset, and the way Charlize’s gorgeousness is able to pull it off, make this a stand-alone showstopper.

  26. Sandra
    0

    I completely misunderstood the direction of this post at first. Charlize Theron vs. Miley Cyrus for Fabbing It Better at Life just seemed so cruel to poor Miley. Though she would have an awful lot of company, because most of the rest of us however-many billion inhabitants of this planet would also be left at the starting gate.

  27. esther
    +4

    unpopular opinion:

    i agree she’s tall and has probably an amazing body, but her face holds absolutely no character or appeal for me. i think if you washed off all the make-up, you’d see a katherine heigl-type soft, rounded chocolate-box, 50s starlet prettiness.

    i like a litte quirky bone structure to really blow me away.

    just my opinion

  28. Jane
    +3

    Needs to either be in a colour (white strapless = bridal) or add a big necklace or both. Otherwise, beautiful but blah.

  29. Lauren
    0

    She is perfection. She could wear a garbage bag and I would still think she is perfection.

  30. moi
    +3

    I wore my hair exactly like that for several years. Totally freeing and a lot of fun. The bleaching got to be a bit much so I grew it out and went back to brunette, but, dang, she made me want to run out and do it all over again. She was one of the most stunning creatures on that carpet last night. Major girl crush.

  31. Kara
    +1

    It reminded me of something Kerry Washington wore this season (which I also liked). And I adore her hair. She’s right – everyone should have short hair at some point. I cut mine off at the roots about five and a half years ago and it was so liberating. I grew it back out but every summer when it gets hot I think of cutting it again!

  32. pantsonfire
    +1

    Do not like. It’s not the worst of the night by any means. It’s just peplum (which I have always and will always hate, and on top of that, it’s OLD now). And boring. And done by Hathaway. And so, so not worthy of Charlize. I really, really wanted something fantastic from her with the cropped hair. Sigh.

  33. Ann
    +1

    Agree that the peplum is just not needed. The gown may have been boring without it, but you never, ever need a peplum.

  34. LouLou
    +4

    I was also reminded of Anne Hathaway’s Globes dress and while, on the merits of dress alone, I prefer Anne’s, I think Charlize is wearing this better than Anne wore hers. Yes, Anne looked amazing that night (but not last night – yeesh), but she also looked kind of simpery and precious, whereas Charlize looks fierce and awesome and she is KILLING IT. Lainey called it a mic drop, and I concur.

  35. Beka
    +5

    Hathaway’s dress looks so limp in comparison. I feel like Charlize has come out in this dress like “THIS is how you do it!”. With hips and boobs and attitude.

  36. Soapstef
    +7

    I don’t care if it’s been done 900 times! Once she hit the red carpet…..SHE’S THE ONLY ONE WHO EVER LOOKED THIS AMAZING IN THIS STYLE! She’s untouchable and it looks effortless. I don’t even get why Miley Cyrus even comes into this. Charlize just floats above mortals.

  37. Susan
    +2

    Comparing Charlize’s face to Miley Cyrus’s is so insulting. Miley is so homely compared to Charlize it is close to cruel to Miley. I think Miley looks totally ugly with her hair cut. She needs lots of hair to cover up her lack of a beautiful face. Maybe I sound mean saying that but in my opinion it is just telling the trueth.

    • Jessica
      0

      Having just seen Miley at Fashion Week, I think she looks gorgeous with her short hair, and I see a resemblance between then.

      • Lucasta
        +1

        Jessica, you are not alone re: Miley Cyrus comparison, I see it too. Something about the shape of Charlize’s mouth in that first picture is very Miley-esque, I think. (I also, despite having no particular non-hair-related opinions about MC, like her hair, which feels interesting and 80s-in-the-very-best-way to me, about SEVENTY BILLION times more than I like CT’s.)

    • Esme
      +1

      I object! Miley is no way “homely,” and with the haircut, she is ADORABLE. Homely? I can’t believe that you would say that.

    • Alley Oop
      0

      Geez, you must have tons of friends, Susan!

  38. Siouxi
    +5

    One of my best dressed of the night. Charlize is one of a handful of women who can wear such a tailored, geometric gown and make it work. Fierce.

  39. KB
    0

    I continue to sit alone at the “I don’t think Charlize is all that hot” Club Meeting, but she sure can rock that short hair.

  40. witjunkie
    +1

    I actually think Miley has the more interesting face. Not that Cherize isn’t pretty, and few could look as good as she did in that white dress, but…I guess I’m pulling up a chair, KB.

  41. Stephanie
    +1

    Well, I never thought of it before, but I ‘spose Miley Cyrus could pass for Charlize Theron’s younger second cousin in a pinch. The most glaring difference between them, is that Charlize Theron is actually talented, which makes her far more interesting to look at — whether at the grocery store or on the red carpet.

  42. Hima
    0

    I do find her dress a little boring, but her face is so gorgeous, it’s hard to see anything but that. And H&J, other than the hair, I didn’t really see any similarities bw her and MIley, but I did some image searches, and found this:

    http://i.perezhilton.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/wenn20162862.jpg

    I guess I see more similarities, and I do agree that Miley’s hair is working for her. Still, she’s Charlize Theron. That’s not an easily comparable beauty.

  43. googler
    +2

    She just exudes so much elegance and beauty, plus she seems like a decent person. It’s just not fair. If I had that haircut I’d be all chin. Of course she looks spectacular.

  44. anna
    +2

    She looks great, no matter what! I don´t care if it looks like Hathaway´s, it´s better! She shows that less is more, and looks way better than she would if she had worn pink lipstick or a huge green neckalace..plus, she has NOTHING to do with Miley. she looks awesome with this hais because her face is awesome, meanwhile Miley looks awful because hers isn´t.

    • Alley Oop
      +3

      Why is it OK to diss Miley Cyrus, when everybody gets their panties in a twist if someone has to nerve to criticize one of the more popular people? You can’t have it both ways, and I think yours and Susan’s comments are mean-spirited, and should be beneath any normal, thinking person. Shame on you.

  45. NoVARachel
    0

    This dress also reminds me of this one Kate Hudson was wearing in 2010.

    http://www.justjared.com/2010/01/17/kate-hudson-golden-globes-2010-red-carpet/

  46. Susan
    0

    When i saw Charlize pass in front of a huge oscar i thought maybe Oscar should be recast using Charlize as the model. She is beautiful and perhaps, in pictures, perfection.

    I think the dress is OK. I’m not sure it adds anything to Charlize (or takes away for that matter). I really don’t think white is what she should be wearing.

  47. Vandalfan
    0

    The top looks so stiff she could stand it in the corner at night, like a conquistador’s breastplate.