As the cream of the Hollywood crop descended on the Dolby Theatre yesterday for the 88th Annual Academy Awards, all eyes were on what the stars were wearing. As per usual, some stars nailed it while others looked as if they hadn’t made that much of an effort at all…or perhaps had gotten dressed in the dark.
Here’s a run-down of the hot and not on the Oscars red carpet.
Despite the rather nice colour, Heidi Klum’s Marchesa dress didn’t win over the film fans turned fashion critics watching the arrivals live from the comfort of their homes.
In a matter of minutes, her gown was compared to a loofa, and she herself was compared to the Fairy Godmother from Cinderella – (when it comes to dress sense, that’s not a good thing FYI).
heidi klum, my aunt syb wants her guest room drapes back.
— Katie Aselton (@duplaselton) February 29, 2016
Already known for his rather quirky sense of style, Jared Leto, an Oscar winner for Dallas Buyers Club, didn’t overly impress with his ensemble either.
His co-star in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie, Margot Robbie, decided it would be a great idea to dress like an Oscar statue. Unsurprisingly, this didn’t go down well.
— Kristi Turnquist (@Kristiturnquist) February 29, 2016
In the battle of the mums-to-be, Twitter suggested that Emily Blunt won with her simplistic dress that neatly covered her growing bump and showed off her figure. Chrissy Teigen, attending with husband John Legend, did however receive lots of compliments on her dress.
— Edward Barsamian (@edwardbarsamian) February 29, 2016
He might not have cared about his outfit as much as practically every other attendee, but Jacob Tremblay, 9, looked dapper in his mini Armani tux and certainly won over the press waiting to chat to him.
— EntertainmentTonight (@etnow) February 29, 2016
As an awards season veteran, Kate Winslet has worn some stunning outfits over the years but sadly largely disappointed people with her look this time around. ‘Oil slick’ is not a good description for a dress, however applicable it might be.
Kate Winslet's BP oil spill costume looks great pic.twitter.com/Z77hfBTfvj
— Gabriella Paiella (@GMPaiella) February 29, 2016
She wasn’t alone when it came to receiving harsh (but sometimes shockingly truthful) comments from social media users. Julianne Moore and Cate Blanchett also found themselves under scrutiny, with Cate in particular a strong contender for worst dressed.
I swear Julianne Moore chooses the most unfortunate dresses just to make the rest of us feel better. #Oscars
— Stacey on the Radio (@StaceyWOMC) February 29, 2016
— Tim Teeman (@TimTeeman) February 29, 2016
Cate Blanchett looks like a tampon ad. #OscarsRedCarpet
— Damian Holbrook (@damianholbrook) February 29, 2016
Naomi Watts, who attended the ceremony with her husband Liev Schreiber, fared much better and looked fantastic in her figure hugging dress.
— E! Online UK (@EOnlineUK) February 29, 2016
— Alex and Ani (@alexandani) February 29, 2016
Having won the Oscar for best actor last year for his portrayal of Professor Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything, Eddie Redmayne, who attended the event with his pregnant wife Hannah, looked slick and sharp in his tuxedo and seemingly sauntered his way to the title of best dressed (according to some anyway).
it's unanimous…we ALL chose Eddie Redmayne as best-dressed guy at the #Oscars ?
— On Air/Ryan Seacrest (@OnAirWithRyan) February 29, 2016
Brooklyn actress Saoirse Ronan didn’t particularly wow the crowds or those watching from home in her sparkly green number.
I certainly don’t think being told you look ‘nice’ on the biggest film night of the year is much of a compliment.
Saoirse Ronan looks nice. Anyone who doesn't vote for her is a monster.
— Jordan Hoffman (@jhoffman) February 28, 2016
Vogue may have liked Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley’s dress for the evening but compared to others, it lacked a certain ‘sparkle’ to make it, and her, really stand out and instead looked rather granny-like.
— British Vogue (@BritishVogue) February 28, 2016
Sophie Turner AKA Sansa Stark from Game Of Thrones opted for more of a neutral style which, despite winning over her fans, looked rather plain and dull compared to some of the dazzling outfits stars already had paraded themselves down the red carpet in.
— Ashley B. (@typhoidashley) February 28, 2016
As for who were the best dressed, Twitter was torn between Quantico’s Priyanka Chopra in a stunning white gown:
— Danielle Nussbaum (@daniellenuss) February 29, 2016
and Brie Larson who looked beautiful in blue and would go on to be named best actress for her role in Room (this is my pick!)
— HELLO! Canada (@HelloCanada) February 29, 2016
Brie Larson. Wow. #Oscars2016
— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) February 29, 2016
Once again, The Oscars divided both the celebrities and film fans, with the stars no doubt providing humour and fashion related fodder to get them through the next week or so. On the plus side of the evening, Leo finally won -YAY!