Best To Worst Dressed At The 2020 Oscars

Best To Worst Dressed At The 2020 Oscars

The Oscars are Hollywood’s biggest awards
show, and an endless parade of A-listers showed up, braving the rain to show off their fashion
choices. As with the awards, some won big, while others…
did not. Here are some of the most notable outfits
ranked from best to worst. Scarlett Johansson was nominated for not one
but two Oscars this year, as Marriage Story landed her a Best Actress nom while Jojo Rabbit
snagged her a Best Supporting Actress nod. The last time such a feat was accomplished
was over a decade ago when Cate Blanchett was nominated for Elizabeth: The Golden Age
and I’m Not There in 2008. Just like Blanchett, Johansson went home without
a trophy for either category, but that didn’t mean she wasn’t dressed like a winner. The 35-year-old wowed in a metallic Oscar
de la Renta gown that was certainly worthy of her history-making status as a double nominee. Featuring a bodice made of mesh covered in
beautifully draped silver strands and a champagne-colored skirt with a short train, the dress made Johansson
glow. “Hi.” “You look stunning.” “Thank you so much.” “You are just glowing.” “Thank you.” Adding to the drama were her sparkling diamond
drop earrings, a diamond bracelet, and her massive engagement ring. The gown was also a perfect choice to show
off her massive back tattoo, which consists of a pattern of roses in honor of her daughter
Rose, as well as a lamb next to the flowers. Looks like Renée Zellweger wasn’t quite ready
to let go of Judy Garland! The Best Actress winner, who transformed into
the legend on the big screen for Judy, continued to channel Garland with a stylish nod to old
Hollywood glam. Not only did she win the award, adding it
to the Golden Globe, SAG Award, BAFTA Award and Critics’ Choice Awards that she previously
hauled in for the role, but she also took home top honors in the fashion department. Zellweger looked gorgeous in a simple but
perfectly tailored gown from Armani Privé. The white frock was timeless but still modern
thanks to its asymmetrical neckline – and the all-over beading delivered a mega dose
of wow. “How did you make that choice?” “Oh it’s simple, and classic — but not — y’know?” She also accessorized with a show-stopping
ring worn on her index finger – one that was as practical as it was eye-catching. “It’s alright, right?” “Ooh, I’m loving it.” “It’s nice and soft. I won’t be hurting anybody or snagging any
dresses tonight.” One of the celebrities who chose to embrace
sustainability on the 2020 Oscars red carpet was Robbie. The Best Supporting Actress nominee for Bombshell
proved that good fashion can last for decades as she chose to wear a vintage Chanel dress. The extra-dark navy blue gown, which photographed
black, was from the Spring/Summer 1994 Haute Couture collection and came complete with
an oversized pendant pinned to the sweetheart neckline and two flowy ‘sleeves’ topped with
bows, which were actually completely separate from the dress. Keeping her hair and makeup simple, the Australian
actor opted for a red lip and almost no jewels. As her stylist, Kate Young, told Vogue, they
picked the dress months ago. She said, “We discovered this ’90s couture gown in Chanel’s
archive back in December 2019. It’s very similar to the short dress that
Claudia Schiffer wore on Karl Lagerfeld’s SS94 couture runway, but it was made for a
client, so it’s truly unique. It just felt very Margot – it felt cool.” While a number of actors made it a point to
address the controversy surrounding this year’s Best Director category, which featured all-male
nominees, presenter Natalie Portman decided to take things one step further. At first glance, her custom Dior Haute Couture
dress, which included a black bodysuit and sheer gown with gold embroidering, simply
looked stunning – but there was also a hidden message to discover. The frock was paired with a black cape, a
statement-making accessory in every sense of the term. Take a closer look and you’ll see names embroidered
in gold all along the seams. According to Variety, those are names of all
of the female directors who were snubbed this year, including Lorene Scafaria for Hustlers,
Lulu Wang for The Farewell, Greta Gerwig for Little Women, Marielle Heller for A Beautiful
Day in the Neighborhood, Melina Matsoukas for Queen & Slim, Alma Har’el for Honey Boy,
Céline Sciamma for Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Mati Diop for Atlantics. Asked about the look, Portman explained, “I wanted to recognize the women who were
not recognized for their incredible work this year in my subtle way.” Not only did Charlize Theron have the cutest
date of the night – her mom! – but she also had one of the best ensembles on the red carpet. The Best Actress nominee, who completely transformed
into Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly for Bombshell, decided to keep things classic yet fun with
a black Dior Haute Couture gown that featured a thigh-high slit, dropped shoulder strap,
and peplum detail. Speaking about the inspiration behind the
look, Theron’s stylist, Leslie Fremar told People it was all about looking feminine,
mature, and showing off the actor’s natural beauty. Fremar explained, “She’s so statuesque that we really showcase
that instead of hiding it. That’s why things are form-fitting and emphasize
how tall and lean she is.” As for that sparkling neck piece, the massive
diamond necklace came courtesy of Tiffany, and had Fremar even more excited than the
dress. Taking to Instagram before the show, she gushed, “How can something be so beautiful? A night like tonight calls for one-of-a-kind
natural diamonds – it’s no wonder these precious gems have been synonymous with Hollywood for
decades.” Julia Louis-Dreyfus almost had a red carpet
disaster, as she nearly tripped while posing for photos and only managed to catch herself
at the last moment – but her look made us fall for her! The 59-year-old proved that age is just a
number, as she dazzled in a dark blue custom Vera Wang number. The gown may have looked simple with its clean
silhouette and thin straps, but its fit and tailoring were impeccable. The gorgeous satin material was draped impeccably
with the slightest touch of ruching along the neckline. Adding to the drama were oversized diamond
studs, a diamond bracelet, and a seriously sparkly statement necklace. The comedy legend recently reminisced to Yahoo! Lifestyle about her sartorial choices back
in the ’90s, which included an intentional departure from the wardrobe of her famous
Seinfeld character. She said, “I wouldn’t say it [was] a retaliation but
it’s against the Elaine look, but it was a way of kind of pushing the edge of the envelope,
for me, at that time.” All these decades later she’s still doing
just that. Like Scarlett Johansson, Cynthia Erivo also
snagged two Oscar nominations this year, albeit to much less fanfare. Not only was she recognized with a Best Actress
nomination for her portrayal of Harriet Tubman in Harriet, but she also co-wrote and performed
“Stand Up,” which was nominated for Best Original Song. The British actor walked the Academy Awards
red carpet in a unique Atelier Versace dress. Bedazzled with silver Swarovski crystals,
the white dress had a lot going on, including mesh panels, an asymmetrical strap running
across her neckline, a thigh-high slit, and plenty of volume. The busyness continued on her hands, as nearly
each finger was adorned with an oversized Piaget ring. One noteworthy highlight was her “Starry Night”-inspired
nails, as well as the beauty secret her makeup artist, Terrell Mullin, shared. In order to achieve Erivo’s perfect smoky
eye, he opted for brown shadow, not black. He told Allure, “Black is too heavy and too hard; it’s scary. Unless you’re doing Chicago on Broadway, a
smoky eye should never be that dark.” While the makeup and the nails may have been
on point, the look on the whole wasn’t exactly a home run. Erivo also went home empty-handed, but she
did get to live out a lifelong dream, performing her song live to the world from the Oscars
stage. Janelle Monáe always plays by her own rules
and this time was no different. The actor and songstress stayed true to herself
and opted for a headline-making frock from Ralph Lauren Collection that had people talking…
but not always for the right reasons. The silver, long-sleeved number, which came
complete with a sparkly hood, reportedly took nearly 600 hours to make as it was covered
in nearly 170,000 Swarovski crystals – all of which had to be sewn on by hand. All that sparkle meant serious weight and,
according to People, the dress ended up being so heavy that four people had to carry the
skirt to Monáe’s dressing room. Monae talked about her motivations while speaking
with another flamboyantly-dressed Oscars attendee, actor Billy Porter, who has consistently made
waves with his own headline-grabbing award show looks. “When I know that you were coming — what
you did last year, and what you are doing now, I knew that I have to come and I had
to show up.” While we appreciate the craftsmanship, the
overall look was more Star Wars than Oscars. As the Daily Mail described it, the look was
a “mix between Tin Man and Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi”. Ouch. The choker necklace and statement rings were
beautiful, though, so at least there’s that. Saoirse Ronan is only 25 years old, but already
she’s managed to solidify her reputation as a red carpet pro. Over the years, she’s landed on countless
best-dressed lists. The Telegraph even went as far as to dub her
“the best-dressed starlet in Hollywood” following the 2018 Oscars ceremony. This time around, the Irish beauty, who snagged
a Best Actress nomination for her portrayal of Jo March in Little Women, decided to make
a statement with her outfit, delivering a subtle nod to sustainability. Her Gucci gown featured a black bodice with
a plunging neckline and an oversized peplum detail, which suddenly gave way to a purple
skirt. As it turns out, the black material used for
this dress was discarded satin that Gucci had left over from creating Ronan’s BAFTAs
look just one week before. While we love the idea behind the design,
the finished look left us wanting more. The skirt feels mismatched to the top half
of the dress, which is much more elegant and suitable for a red carpet of this calibre
and, unfortunately, it robbed Ronan of her fashionista crown. Kristen Wiig sure knows how to bring the laughs,
but unfortunately, so did her Valentino Haute Couture dress. The bright red frock, which featured sheer
panels on the bust and cascading rows of ruffles on the skirt, was paired with black opera
gloves. It was a statement look all around, and it
drew plenty of reaction online. Twitter immediately went into overdrive, trying
to find different things to compare it to. As one Twitter user joked, sharing a side-by-side
snap of Wiig and a slice of lasagna, “I love the inspiration for Kristen Wiig’s
dress.” In addition to the Italian specialty, Wiig
was also compared to a toilet brush, a car wash, and even a kind of exotic fish. Yet another critic quipped that she looked
like she was at a costume fitting for a live action version of Sebastian in The Little
Mermaid. Just ouch all around. Sandra Oh is no stranger to the award show
circuit and the parade of red carpets that come along with it. So that’s why it was such a surprise to see
the multiple Golden Globe, Emmy, and BAFTA-winner show up to the 2020 Oscars in… this. Oh donned a massive couture piece from Elie
Saab, featuring puffed sleeves and a voluminous design suggesting bouquets of roses. The Daily Mail was unkind in its criticism,
describing the sleeves as all-but-swallowing the actress’ figure. As for the overall look? The tab thought it was almost comical. Yikes. The good news? Oh probably didn’t care about the criticism. She scored a viral moment thanks to her co-presenter
Ray Romano’s decision to drop an f-bomb in the middle of introducing the award for best
makeup and hairstyling. In other words, anyone hating on Oh’s puffy
sleeves would do well to follow the advice of one staunch online defender of the Killing
Eve star, who summed it up thusly: “LITERALLY SHUTUP ITS SANDRA OH.” Perhaps the biggest question of Oscars night
was why former exotic dancer and Rob Kardashian baby mama Blac Chyna was there. E! News failed to answer the question, but
did state that Blac Chyna was, quote, “not listed as a presenter and is also not a nominee.” On top of the perplexing fact that she was
even in attendance, Chyna’s look, although quite in line with her generally risque style,
did not wow the critics. Pairing a wide open Dona Matoshi gown with
Jimmy Choo shoes, the star left little to the imagination. Chyna also chose to showcase her extensive
tattoo work, which we now know runs from knee to hip, thanks to an extreme slit. Needless to say, the internet wasn’t very
impressed, and the takes come in hot and fast. Twitter users compared her to everything from
Handsome Squidward from SpongeBob SquarePants to Ivan Ooze from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers:
The Movie. “He’s so handsome.” “Why, thank you.” Of course, speculation over why she was there
in the first place ran rampant as well, but one clever commenter may have figured it out,
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57 thoughts on “Best To Worst Dressed At The 2020 Oscars

  1. It's funny how the level of Oscar-winning films has dropped significantly over the last few years, yet the vanity and arrogance among the actors and actresses has skyrocketed.

  2. I’m surprised the cameras didn’t turn away when China showed up. Didn’t someone yell to her… “the teen choice awards are next week!”

  3. Nothing says woke like the super rich wearing fancy gowns made from slave labor 🤷🏻‍♀️ so who won the biggest hypocrite award ???

  4. I truly wish people would stop saying everything and everyone is "stunning" because not everything is. it really speaks to the disingenuousness of the people who have no other qualifiers in their vocabulary.

  5. Scarlett Johansson, Renee zelweger (needed diamond stud earrings tho) Regina king and Brie Larson were best dressed. I sure miss watching fashion police.

  6. Now let’s do a video shaming men for taking a fashion risk……oh wait, they don’t do that. I actually think they all look pretty awesome. The point of red carpet events is to stand out.

  7. Scarlett… hmmm. Tattoo SUCKS!!!!!! Why?!?! Daughter Rose?!?! Ugh. That dress was way too big for you. I love that girl.

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