Fug File: Best and Worst

Met Gala 2014: Fug Nation’s Best Dressed


Presented in no particular order, and based mostly on our own opinions — as the Head Crabapples in Charge here — but also factoring in your reactions where we can. In situations where you loved something we hated — like Maggie Gyllenhaal — we always try to evaluate whether we think that person’s dress could genuinely beat any of the others in a vote, and in this situation we decided Maggie was NOT likely to take it over some of this incredibly stiff competition. And with Brie Larson, whose suit was hilariously crazy in a way many of us adored even despite its hideousness, I left her out because I think there are too many deserving ball gowns that could and should win it instead, because they made the effort to be on-point (but the pants on Janelle Monae work for me because she found a way to give them ball-gown flair by adding that gorgeous cape, so she’s in).

Okay, caveats out of the way. It’s not super scientific, so please try not to be enraged if your favorite was left off. Onto the poll.

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Fug Nation’s Best and Worst Dressed at the Oscars 2014


For the first time ever, the same actress has won Best Dressed at the Oscars, the Globes, and the SAGs. Someone get Lupita a TV gig and she can try to run the table at the Emmys in September. Kate Hudson, you almost pulled it out. Better luck next year.

As for the rest, there was no contest at the parties — both Best and Worst took it home in a walk. But our Worst Dressed at the Ceremony had to really battle it out before emerging victorious. Behold your 2014 Oscars Best and Worst Dressed, Fug Nation.

[Photos: Getty]

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Oscars 2014: Fug Nation’s Worst-Dressed at the Parties


AND HERE IT IS. This lot looked so bad that some other bad stuff didn’t even make the cut.

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Oscars 2014: Fug Nation’s Best-Dressed at the Oscar Parties


Let’s give three cheers to the people who didn’t go to The Main Event (or, who picked a second gown) and gave it as much effort as if they were winning the damn statue themselves.

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Oscars 2014: Fug Nation’s Worst-Dressed of the Ceremony


And now, the things we deemed the worst of Sunday night’s festivities. There was a surprising lack of GHASTLY stuff on the carpet, and apparently — as you’ll see in about an hour or so — it’s because all the truly hideous outfits had been picked up for the post-parties.

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Oscars 2014: Fug Nation’s Best-Dressed at the Ceremony


Per usual, we picked these from a collection of things we liked, things you reacted to more positively than we expected, and how much Diet Coke we had consumed at the time we made the list. Etc. All the post-party stuff is coming later, because we believe wearing an outfit on the telecast itself is a much bigger, more public deal, so the highs should be scrutinized harder and the lows should be jeered louder.

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