2011 Tony Awards

Posted on June 13, 2011

Theater folk! They’re dirty, hardscrabble creatures who live under bridges and don’t employ stylists. But they all showed up for the Tony Awards and that means we’ve all got some opinionating to do. Get your bitchpants on and let’s get started.

Anika Noni Rose

Someone left the cake out in the rain and apparently they left all of Donna Summer’s old costumes out there too. Actually, she looks pretty fabulous, but we’re not crazy about the shoes.

Brooke Shields

The Tonys red carpet: Where white goddess gowns come to die.

Christie Brinkley in Zuhair Murad

Well, it’s certainly an attention-getting look. If you scraped all the makeup of every single other female attendee, it still wouldn’t equal the amount on Christie’s face. And that’s some mighty puffy hair. She doesn’t look bad; in fact, we kind of enjoy the whole “aging Barbie” vibe of it, but it does seem a bit too Hollywood for the Tonys.

Edie Falco in Romona Keveza

Dress really suits her, but that’s post-swimming hair.

Elizabeth Rodriguez

She looks pretty. Let this serve as a reminder that T Lo doesn’t dislike neutral shades; we merely dislike when the skin tone of the wearer isn’t taken into consideration. Dresses and shoes that match your skin tone exactly look a little gross to us.

Ellen Barkin in L’Wren Scott

It’s a shame about the side boob cleavage because otherwise this looks great on her. It’s all a bit Morticia for our tastes but it’s striking. Not crazy about her hair, though. That blunt bob is a bit severe for her face.

Joanna Lumley

Oh, Patsy. Patsy Stone. Stone. Patsy. Patsy Stone. Bring me a knitting needle. Darling, you can never have enough gloves, hats and shoes, but that doesn’t mean they all go with every outfit. The bag in particular wounds us. Actually, the dress wounds us too. Oh, and the hair. Suffice it to say, we’re wounded. Sweetie, darling, leave the blousey lame dresses for the octogenarians on cruise ships. You are Patsy Fucking Stone and you deserve to look fiercer than this.

Judith Light in Alexander McQueen

Wait. When did Judith Light become an aging grande dame of society? This makes us feel very old. Especially since Tony Danza’s still kind of hot. It’s an appropriately dramatic look, but she needs some queens to do some facial and follicle advising.

Lily Rabe in Prabal Gurung

A white (or off-white) gown that manages to be interesting. We salute the accomplishment. A shame her hair wasn’t really up to the task. And you can see her lips from 50 yards away.

Marg Helgenberger in Bottega Veneta

Simple and classic. A bit standard and a but shiney, but you can’t really go wrong with this dress. Could have used some statement jewelry.

Martha Wash

Nicely done. She – or someone around her – clearly knows how to dress her body. This is also a simple and classic look, but it suits her very well and she DID go for the statement jewelry, which makes us love her.

Montego Glover

Not necessarily a head-turner of a look, but she looks very fresh and pretty. Not one wrong step here.

Patina Miller in Naeem Khan

BROUGHT. IT. She looks gorgeous.

Sutton Foster in Michael Kors

Everybody’s kitchen had a refrigerator this color in the seventies. It really didn’t need to return, Michael.

Tammy Blanchard in Georges Chakra

Serving up drag fierceness.

Vanessa Redgrave in Donna Karan

Now THAT’S a grande dame. We wish she’d kept the jacket closed for pictures, but otherwise this is a chic look.

Viola Davis

It’s a fabulous dress and the color really suits her, but her boobs are pissed and those shoes make us sad.

Whoopi Goldberg

God bless her. Apparently we’ve entered the “elderly English woman in 1915″ portion of her fashion history.

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  • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

    I love them all! There are some names I don’t know but I feel that I ought to start knowing them.
    One thing about stage actresses is that although you might not like their shoes, they actually expect to be able to walk in them and not just pose in them. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

      Sure, but you’re not going to rock up wearing “character” shoes to a red carpet event.

  • http://twitter.com/karenb0716 Karen B

    Please tell me there will be a Part 2 to discuss the sparkly shirt the South Park/Mormon guy wore!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3NXBVKLOMNGCAVCVXOVWDGD3SE Marissa

      hahaha I was just about to write: “Please tell me there will be a Part 2 to discuss Frances Mcdormand in her jean jacket!

      • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

        You must have beat me to it LOL!

      • http://twitter.com/Goldielox73 Goldie

        Frances McDormand’s jean jacket now has it’s own twitter account.  @McDsJeanJacket  bahahaha!

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

    I LOVE WHOOPI!!!!!!! I have been waiting for this post since she came on stage.

    Also, please post a picture of the back of Patina’s dress. (Or just, everyone- google it if you haven’t seen it yet!)

    Also also, please say this is the first post of 2, because I’d love to gaze at the men– and I really need you to give Frances McDormand a good flogging.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

      I must be either old or jaded because I rushed to go have a look at the back of Patina’s dress, thinking it was going to be something really incredible and all it was was a scooped back down to the bottom of her back.  Zzzzzzzzzzzz

    • Anonymous

      Whoopi can do no wrong with me.

  • Anonymous

    I think Christy Brinkley looked fabulous. She may have been more Hollywood than NYC but we must remember she IS a real California girl.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Except when she’s an Uptown Girl…

      • Anonymous

        Who lives in East Hampton.

        • Anonymous

          And has absolutely no stage acting abilities as she clearly demonstrated last night.  Ageing Barbie indeed.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jennifer-Lynn-Wood/583092476 Jennifer Lynn Wood

            Omg, if she shook her head as she talked anymore, it would have fallen off.

          • peter ryan

            Yet she’s currently playing the lead in ‘Chicago’. On Broadway! Has anyone witnessed that train wreck? Must be terrifying.

  • Anonymous

    I respectfully disagree and proclaim Judith Light my choice for Most Fabulous.  Luv Huh!

    • http://twitter.com/AllForUSophia Sophia H.

      I most definitely agree!

  • http://twitter.com/RockShrimp Willow

    Where are the Boys!? I need your take on that sequined shower curtain under Trey Parker’s suit coat!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Harris/729969026 Richard Harris

    I don’t know who the hell she is but Tammy Blanchard made me smile

    • Anonymous

      Oh my gosh, Miss Blanchard is marvelous as a young Judy Garland in “Me and My Shadows” with Judy Davis as the older Judy. I also saw her as Louise in “Gypsy.” She’s a super talent. 

      • Anonymous

        I’d love to see her as Louise. I’ve only ever seen her on TV (she was amazing in We Were the Mulvaneys), and I sure as hell have never seen her looking like this. Wow. She is fabulous. The dress is to friggin’ die for.

    • Anonymous

      She looked like she was dressed by Shannel and I loved it.

  • Anonymous

    When you have Vanessa and Whopi how can you go wrong? The rest are just there for the awards.

  • Anonymous

    You know, Christie Brinkley once said in a mag interview that the only makeup a woman needs is a bit of neutral eyeshadow.  Hmmm…

    and….

    Dear Whoopie,
    Churchin’ Grandmas around the U.S. are hunting you down.  They need their clothes back.  They have a funeral to attend.

  • Anonymous

    I really wish Joanna Lumley had brought some of that Patsy Stone fierceness with her to the show. She looks great, but could’ve looked so much more fabulous. And what the hell happened to Judith Light? She needs to put back on some of that old Karen Wollach weight from One Life to Live. Sheesh!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

      Joanna Lumley does A LOT more than just appear as a character in a show that hasn’t been on the air for years.  Over here, in the UK, she is more known for her work with The Gurkhas and campaigning for them at the House of Commons.  She also does extensive work for animal charities.
      Besides, she isn’t actually “Patsy Stone” so why in the world would she dress like her?   

    • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

      After seeing her in interviews, I actually like Joanna Lumley’s earthier, funnier natural “fierceness” to Patsy’s. This may not have been the most flattering outfit she could have worn, but she will always be Joanna Lumley, regardless.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720946720 Carolyn Smrcka

    I have to say that I love the fabric on Whoopi’s dress – usually, it’s both the fabric AND styling with her that goes wrong.

  • Anonymous

    Whoopi looks FABULOUS!
     I thought that Ellen Barkin and Sutton Foster’s gowns looked better on TV then they do in the carpet photos. Ellen looked pretty and a lot lesh “hard-edged”. Sutton’s gown wasn’t really that avocado color and I thought it was very flattering.

  • Anonymous

    Please tell me you’re going to show CZ-Js in another post.  She was stunning.  You can compare and contrast to Frances McDormand’s wtf getup.  http://www.broadway.com/buzz/awards/tony-awards/156747/wtf-frances-mcdormands-tony-night-mug-shot/

  • Kathryn Farrell

    I believe Ellen Barkin’s hair is for her role in “The Normal Heart.” Which, seriously, EVERYONE even remotely near NY should see. TLo, you will cry and cry and cry … and then go back and see it again in two weeks (if you can wait that long). It’s amazing. (I don’t have anything to do with the show, promise; I just loved it that much.)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MNMVM2GPVUEIOJXBOSLCXKAW4U judy brown

      But does she really need sucking-the-pool-drain lips for the role?

    • MilaXX

      hasn’t she been rockin that hair since her Pretty Penny days?

      • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

        Any Buckaroo Banzai reference makes my day! Now give her your jacket because you’re perfect, Tommy.

  • scottyf

    Guys, I think you might have made a mistake:

    That can’t be Judith Light. THIS is Judith Light.

    I think that might be her Madame Tussaud’s wax version from her days as Karen on One Life To Live

    I have to admit, a little scary. But still LUV HUH!

  • Anonymous

    Judith Light’s been inspired on the RC lately (All she needs is to soften the hair:  1. just on general principle, and 2. to avoid overpowering her face).  Miss Patina looked smashing (stunning back view, too).  

    Sutton Foster’s dress a disappointment (esp. for an expected winner), but otherwise: not a word against her, ever (if she were running the country, we’d be back on our feet in no time)! Sorry, but Miss Brinkley’s just embarrassing these days — I admit I’ve never cared for her, but she’s been creepily over-bright (in the DSM-IV sense, not the IQ sense – heh) since she became a Broadway baby.  I guess daughter Alexa balanced out the family last night by dressing so severe/mature?   

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

      There should be more “old people” who don’t allow themselves to become invisible just to suit younger folks.  She isn’t dead yet so why shouldn’t she want to look her best as SHE sees it?  Wait until you get to that age and bask in the knowing that you don’t give a damn what anyone thinks about your outfit anyway so you’re going to wear what YOU want.

      • Anonymous

        To which “old person” are you referring: Light or Brinkley or both?  I gave big props to Light’s look on the night + recent RC history (and I can’t imagine a minor hairstyle suggestion would incite such a conniption).  

        As for my Brinkley comment, I cared not a fig about her get-up … it’s her affect (hence, er, the DSM-IV reference) that unnerves me.  So OK, I might like her to be a little less ‘visible,’ but not for the reasons you’ve concocted for me.  ;-)

        Anyway, why should looking-their-best-as-they-see-fit apply only to “old people”?  
        And if this is a commenter’s rule of thumb, then visiting sites like TLo’s would guarantee a dose of indignation every time — why bother?  

      • Anonymous

        To which “old person” are you referring: Light or Brinkley or both?  I gave big props to Light’s look on the night + recent RC history (and I can’t imagine a minor hairstyle suggestion would incite such a conniption).  

        As for my Brinkley comment, I cared not a fig about her get-up … it’s her affect (hence, er, the DSM-IV reference) that unnerves me.  So OK, I might like her to be a little less ‘visible,’ but not for the reasons you’ve concocted for me.  ;-)

        Anyway, why should looking-their-best-as-they-see-fit apply only to “old people”?  
        And if this is a commenter’s rule of thumb, then visiting sites like TLo’s would guarantee a dose of indignation every time — why bother?  

  • Anonymous

    Judith Light’s been inspired on the RC lately (All she needs is to soften the hair:  1. just on general principle, and 2. to avoid overpowering her face).  Miss Patina looked smashing (stunning back view, too).  

    Sutton Foster’s dress a disappointment (esp. for an expected winner), but otherwise: not a word against her, ever (if she were running the country, we’d be back on our feet in no time)! Sorry, but Miss Brinkley’s just embarrassing these days — I admit I’ve never cared for her, but she’s been creepily over-bright (in the DSM-IV sense, not the IQ sense – heh) since she became a Broadway baby.  I guess daughter Alexa balanced out the family last night by dressing so severe/mature?   

  • Anonymous

    When Whoopi appeared, I thought she must be joining the Harry Potter cast!

    • scottyf

      By George, I think you’re right!

      I think she’s playing Professor SoulGonagall in the downtown remake: Harry In The ‘Hood. :-D

  • Anonymous

    Holy crap – Judith Light scared me!  (And I’d say that she has everyone else’s makeup AND Christie Brinkley’s!
    (And while Christie looks fun Judith (who I’ve liked since her soap days) look is old and skeletal.)
    CB the only issue I have is that there is a bit of a titscrepancy and I wish the top fit more of her breasts.

    I don’t know Patina – but she looks great

    whoopi – as usual – looks like an idiot

  • Anonymous

    “Tlo said: Everybody’s kitchen had a refrigerator this color in the seventies. It really didn’t need to return, Michael.”

    Does the dress also come in rust and harvest gold?

    –GothamTomato

  • Anonymous

    I wish the Tony Red Carpet was televised somewhere. It is usually on NY1, but this year even they dropped it, and I don’t understand why. Is it because it’s Pride month so all the stylists are busy marching somewhere, leaving hapless actresses to fend for themselves? 

    Not sure. But I think that if done right, the Tony Red Carpet would be a helluva lot more interesting than most others I could name.–GothamTomato

    • Anonymous

      They did stream it online so someone was filming. They interviewed people and everything. Maybe a NYC station?

  • Anonymous

    In addition to Sutton Foster gown color being  that horrible 70′s olive the fabric looks like the inside lining of a casket. I just had a horrible thought, imagine going through all eternity surrounded by that shade of olive. That would be my version of hell.

    • Anonymous

      Back in ancient times of the sixties, my best friend actually did have an outfit made out of the inside lining of a casket! It was burgundy crushed velvet, and her mom made her a mini skirt and a vest. We thought it was fabulous! The fabric came  from her aunt who had some connection with the NY theatre scene.

    • Anonymous

      My parents appliances were MORE olive than that.  her dress color seems more khaki than the olive we had all over our house.

  • Anonymous

    I like Whoopi’s outfit.  It’s arty and creative and it suits her.  Maybe not the look for everyone, but it’s the right look for her.  The silliest thing here is Christie Brinkley, who is dressed for a pageant.  Anika Noni Rose sure is a beautiful woman.  Her shoes are too heavy but everything else is just right, including her attitude.  Judith Light is scary.  In general, these women look a little shiny and there is lots of bad hair here, but not much to be ashamed of.  Now let’s see the boys.

  • Anonymous

    May I broach the subject of Frances McDormand’s outfit?  I recognize that she lives right around the corner from the Beacon, but the only thing missing from her ensemble was a Fairway bag.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MBUNT7IN76XCLXZ2MFFXI4F2FU Edward

      When I saw her outfit, I said to my partner, “did she attend the CMT Music Awards, went on the bender of all benders, rolled out of bed and ended up at the Tonys?”

    • Anonymous

      She looked like one of those Creatures from Walmart.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NWP6E7VB7EHLCCFKYDFGQQ5TX4 hannah

    It sort of saddens me that so many people pictured are hollywood people. I wish more broadway actors and actresses could have been the center of attention at this event, but I suppose for ratings they have to have NPH host and fill it up with faces recognizable to non-theatre goers. And maybe I’m in the minority, but I’m a bit sick of people like Brooke Shields, Nick Jonas and Ashlee Simpson (hack hack) getting a free pass to be on stage just because they’re famous. They’re so many other talented, hard working no-names who are much more appropriate for the roles, but I guess what money wants, money gets. Even if the reviews all say otherwise. *End Rant* 
    But I looove Joanna Lumley… just not in this outfit. But it makes me even more excited for AbFab’s return!!

  • Anonymous

    Patina Miller for the win! That is one beautiful woman, and the dress is amazing on her.

    Judith Light scared me more than Whoopi’s Hallowe’en costume, which actually made me laugh in a good way. She looks like she’s going to a Bar Mitzvah in something she bought at a Loehmann’s on Long Island. Which is also where she had her hair and makeup done.

    And what has Ellen Barkin done to her wonderfully off-center and interesting face? That kind of plastic surgery just makes me sad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=63204651 Ron Zank

    Kids, remember, this isn’t the Oscars. There aren’t 500 stylists and designers throwing dresses at all of them. Many of them even PAY for their dresses themselves.

    • http://twitter.com/kmc1138 Kathleen Coyle

      Aw, that makes me sad.  These talented people deserve just as much fawning as the Hollywood crowd.  And this is sincere, I hope it doesn’t come off as sarcastic.

  • suzq

    Whoopi’s look is right out of 1923, not 1915, otherwise, she would have had a bustle.  The hat is all wrong, but got to give her props for getting the shoes spot on!

    • Anonymous

      Bustles were long past in 1915. Think of Winslet’s costumes in Titanic and that was a few years earlier.

      • margaret meyers

        Yeah, what happened in the 20s with the flapper started just before WWI:  some corseting remained, but not bustles; skirts off the ground and often pulled into a hobble; more draping and less structure; simplified profiles with elaborate fabrics; fabulous hats and big jewelry.

  • MilaXX

    There really weren’t as many train wreck looks this year. I don’t even count Whoopie because she’s one of those outside of fashion folks for me. Like Honey Beaver she doesn’t care.

    • Anonymous

      And not only doesn’t she care, but this year’s outing is an outfit that is actually fascinating (and made of beautiful fabric), once one gets over the idea that one is supposed to try to look young, fashionable and as thin & shapely as corsetry & optical illusion can make one.

  • Anonymous

    BORING, BORING, BORING!  I expect more from theater people.  There were more interesting looks by the theater people at my son’s high school prom.  These are people that have gay fashion advice at their fingertips every damn day of the year.  Sigh.

  • Anonymous

    Seriously, I posted on FB that Whoopi appeared to have fallen into the clothing collection bin at Goodwill and decided it suited her.  Awful, just awful.  Some really good looks, some really bad looks.  Christie Brinkley and her ageing pageant queen look was too sad.  And her “best stage voice EVER” as she presented just killed future ticket sales of “Chicago”.  Judith Ligt is such a class act, I love her but she neeeds a hair intervention.  STAT.  And exactly how much BOTOX has Ellen Barkin injected into her face?  Lastly, I do hope that Frances Macdormand is getting her own posting because that outfit was only surpassed in bizarreness by her twitching behavior.

  • Elizabeth Koszarek

    Anyone who didn’t watch Sutton Foster’s acceptance speech should google it now.  It was so hilariously cracked out I nearly fell off my couch.  And she wasn’t the only cracked out speaker…man, the Tonys is the best awards show around, by far!

    • MilaXX

      I liked Nikki M. Jones and her speech about coming from a long line of bumblebees.

  • Anonymous

    I enjoyed last night’s Tony’s more than I have in years, so I am feeling generous. Nobody looks really hideous in these, though poor Ms. Lumley was oddly dowdy & Ms. Falco & Ms. Robb need new hair minions.

    Whoopi Goldberg, god love her. I couldn’t figure out why it looked so familiar as I sure don’t recall seeing such a look, until you two geniuses callled it ” we’ve entered the “elderly English woman in 1915″ portion of her fashion history.”  It’s the period photos I’ve seen that in!

    There was a very Angie Dickinson vibe to Christy Brinkley that made up for the slight incongruity. (and really, we had that woman in the jean jacket for true incongruity).

    Can’t criticize Ms. Sutton because I enjoyed the near-hysteria in her speech so much. Vanessa Redgrave could wear sackcloth & ashes and convince me it was appropriate.

  • Tamara Hogan

    Why is Whoopi wearing the Hogwarts Sorting Hat?

  • Tamara Hogan

    Why is Whoopi wearing the Hogwarts Sorting Hat?

  • Anonymous

    I actually love the fabric of Whoopi’s dress…very Art Nouveau.  Too bad about the rest, though.

    I’m looking, and I don’t think Vanessa’s jacket has a closure, unless there’s a hook-and-eye there somewhere.  I think she looks fabulous!

  • Anonymous

    I think Whoopi wore that costume when she was a regular on Star Trek: Next Generation back in the late 80s….

    • Tamara Hogan

      Even Guinan wouldn’t wear that hat.

  • Anonymous

    When I saw a photo of Patina Miller on another website this morning, my first thought was: “TLo will LOVE this.”  :-)

    Can’t wait for your commentary on Frances McDormand!

    I was shocked when I saw Judith Light.  Is she anorexic?  Or ill?  ;-( 

    Say what you will about Christie, but she looks f’ing fabulous at 58!  Alexa Ray also looked great last night. 

  • Kate McCain

    Is it just me or does Christie Brinkley look like she’s “Miss Texas 1992″?

    and cheers for Marcia Walsh’s stylists- this is how you dress a lady of size!

    • Anonymous

      “Miss Texas 1992″ – Spot on!!  And her display of her “acting talent” and “stage presence” was appalling.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FNFWER3VPXZGG4B6QCJVIPYEDM AntonijaM

    All Dames in their own right–even the young ones.  But yikes–what happened to Judith Licht?  She’s wasting away!  Gotta love Whoopie, too. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/iamandyleigh Andrea Young

    Judith Light needs a basket of sandwiches, pronto.  That dress looks like it’s wrestling her to the carpet and it appears to be winning.  Her hair has always been…tragic.  It’s the bleaching thing.  Why do women think that’s an attractive look?  It’s only attractive if you’re Swedish and your hair is really that color.  Otherwise, the hair just looks brittle and lifeless (because it’s brittle and lifeless, duh.)

    I really like the Michael Kors on Sutton Foster except for the color.  I  think I’d even like it if it was just a deeply saturated refrigerator green, like a deep mossy green.

    And then there’s Whoopie.  Bless her heart, I feel her pain.  She just wants to be herself, whoever that is at any given moment.  But instead of “elderly English woman in 1915″, I was getting more of a “17th century painter” vibe.  Either way, it’s Whoopie all the way.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe it’s because I’m battling a head cold today, but none of these looks are particularly exciting to me. And you’re wrong on one point: Not everyone had a refrigerator in the ’70s the color of Foster’s dress; my parents were partial to Harvest Gold.

  • Anonymous

    And did you notice that Kelsey Grammer’s bow-tie matched his latest wife’s really boring dress?  talk about matchy-matchy accessories!  
    Peri

  • Anonymous

    THANK you for covering my religious holiday. And I also described Christie Brinkley as “aging Barbie” on my own blog. Brooke Shields worried me because for a moment I thought it was a dude in drag *doing* Brooke Shields. That hair is atrocious. Judith Light’s feathered grown-out “Who’s the Boss” era hairdo is sort of amazing, in an “oh my god they opened the time capsule” way. And Ellen Barkin (congratulations, Miss Barkin!) has had so much work done that I can only think of her face in quotation marks, as in, “that haircut doesn’t go so well with her ‘face.’”  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jennifer-Lynn-Wood/583092476 Jennifer Lynn Wood

    Oh, the JEAN JACKET. Frances! Also, did she even take a shower before the Tonys? Her hair was a disaster.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CGY36NG25QFIZQOLMH7SQTKLU andrew

    I would have gone for Whoopee’s look if she’d left off the hat and the distractingly bright necklace.  SImilarly, I think Lumley would have been okay if she’d dished the ridiculous bag and the boring shoes.  In a more flattering pose, sans purse, I think she’d look lovely. Judith Light and Ellen Barkin look scary.  Why did Ellen do that to her lips?  I actually like the avocado dress, color and all– so sue me.  And while Edie Falco’s dress is great, that belt did her no favors and should have been omitted or replaced with a more relaxed version that did not make a straight horizontal line right across her waist.  Finally, how did Christie Brinkley’s boobs stay in the dress?

  • Anonymous

    I HATE reptile prints. Patina Miller:  no, no, no.

  • http://twitter.com/pearlpaiste pearlpaiste

    I wondered if Frances McD told her hubby,”If I’m nominated, I’m wearing my old jean jacket” and he said I dare you. Apparently he also dared her not to brush her hair. Just plain disrespectful IMO. I loved Sutton’s green dress, fit her perfectly…and I can’t believe you liked Vanessa’s Old Lady So I Gave Up Trying Pants Suit! AWFUL! She’s still stunning so there’s no excuse. Nice earrings, tho. Judith Light- WAY too thin, looks ill. Thrilled my South park Boys won so much but Trey Parker’s sparkly shirt…mmmm…not a good choice.

  • http://twitter.com/pearlpaiste pearlpaiste

    I wondered if Frances McD told her hubby,”If I’m nominated, I’m wearing my old jean jacket” and he said I dare you. Apparently he also dared her not to brush her hair. Just plain disrespectful IMO. I loved Sutton’s green dress, fit her perfectly…and I can’t believe you liked Vanessa’s Old Lady So I Gave Up Trying Pants Suit! AWFUL! She’s still stunning so there’s no excuse. Nice earrings, tho. Judith Light- WAY too thin, looks ill. Thrilled my South park Boys won so much but Trey Parker’s sparkly shirt…mmmm…not a good choice.

  • http://profiles.google.com/psykid42 Christopher Brathwaite

    MARTHA WALSH!!!!!! I had the largest gaygasm when she got on stage last night. And she looks FAB

    • MilaXX

      Her performance with the cast of Priscilla Queen of the Dessert shut it down! Girlfriend was fierce!

  • Anonymous

    How you could not include Frances McDormand wearing her JEAN JACKET??? 

    • MilaXX

      This! I was hoping she was in costume because she looked like she came straight from the garden to accept her award.

      • http://twitter.com/kmc1138 Kathleen Coyle

        Did she say something in her speech about coming straight from a surgery?  I missed it, but when I heard something about a liver transplant I was all “oh, OK.  Then she’s allowed to look like that.”

        I’m all for flipping the occasional middle finger to red carpet protocol, but she didn’t even look clean.

        • peter ryan

          She said the last time she was at the Beacon theatre she saw Gregg Allman play right after his liver transplant.

    • Anonymous

      Frances McDormand had the all time worst red carpet look ever. A Jean Jacket? Dirty stringy hair? There is no excuse.

  • http://twitter.com/kmc1138 Kathleen Coyle

    The first thing I thought when I saw Whoopi was “Oh lawdy I can’t wait to see what T and Lo have to say.”  Actually, that’s a lie.  My first thought was “Dewd, I bet whoever is sitting behind her is PISSED.”  Then the T and Lo thought.

    Are you going to do a boys’ post?  Curious to hear your thoughts on Trey Parker’s sparkle.

  • Anonymous

    I thought Christie Brinkley was Connie Stevens at first glance!

  • http://twitter.com/Space_Kitty Space_Kitty

    *giggles helplessly*

    Oh, Whoopi!

  • http://prosopopeya.livejournal.com/ Rachelle

    omg please let there be a part 2. That woman in her jean jacket! Sparkly shirt guy from Book of Mormon! Other guys in general!

  • http://twitter.com/boom_yummy Nora Kirsten

    It’s good to know Whoopi got to keep her costumes from Star Trek.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NMLK23QK6C7NMLMVVYA5POXKJY WhiteMage

    some tell whoopie it’s not halloween yet

  • http://profiles.google.com/denise.alden Denise Alden

    I want to smack Whoopi upside the head every single freaking time I see her, even on The View.  She looks like she has no idea that she is in public, and worse:  that she doesn’t give a damn.  I’m tired of seeing everyday people look like they live in their sweatpants:  I certainly don’t want to see people who can afford so much better choosing to be frumpilicious.  Or am I missing the point?  Maybe it’s a sign of progress that a woman can look as dumpy and ugly as a man can, and still be on television?

  • margaret meyers

    In defense of Joanna Lumley, she is 65 fricking years old and in real life she is not Patsy. Different bag and shoes and you’d be praining her.  Judith Light is 62 and she and her face have turned a corner.  Does she want to look like Marian Seldes or not?  I think Ms. Brinkley, 57, approached that same corner and decided to see the plastic surgeon and increase her exercise regimen rather than lose weight.  It’s werqing!   But that dress?  It’s not age appropriate.

    • Patricia Biswanger

      Agreed — I thought Joanna/Patsy looked pretty freaking good, but the bag was a tragic mistake.

  • Doll Furious

    There must be a Part 2 to discuss Franny McD’s denim jacket fashion atrocity.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6PUVFQ7YCZZFZRIER6BEJ4HVYE Amye

    Oh Thank TLo for Vanessa Redgrave & Martha Wash!  Since our other  fashion goddesses seem to be dying on the red carpet, at least we have them.

    Too bad they don’t come out from their cardboard boxes often, though.

  • Anonymous

    God Bless Patina Miller and Martha Wash. They look fabulous.

    Oh Patsy. Sweetie darling why didn’t you get a few gorgeous things from Harvey Nicks?

  • Anonymous

    Oh, and sue me but I thought Christie Brinkley looked pretty fabulous. Angela could take a couple of notes, and gain some damn weight.

    • Anonymous

      I also think Christie looks fabulous.  And I love all that poofy hair. It totally suits her.

      Maybe I wasn’t paying attention, but Judith Light didn’t look that thin in the photo TLo recently posted of her. It’s much more noticeable in this dress.

  • Anonymous

    Do not get your dig at Ellen Barkin’s cleavage. What I can see looks perfectly OK. Whoopie’s dress fabric looks like the wallpaper in Lionel Logue’s consulting room in The King’s Speech, but I like her overall look. My recollection of “avocado” appliances is of a very different shade of green than the Kors gown. (Or course it’s said that color memory lasts less than a minute). 
    I think Marge looks fine w/o Big Jewelry.
    And Christie Brinkley still has an amazing, perfect figure for that sort of dress. Barbie hell yes. 

  • Anonymous

    Brooke Shields looks good – she is not dying-thin, just healthy and happy. I didn’t even recognize Christie Brinkley!! I saw her on that tooth ad, and her eyes are all messed up from plastic surgery. She looks horrible!! Judith Light looked great the other day, and horrendous today!! Yikes!! And so many of these women are starving themselves to death, again, I didn’t recognize Marg Helgerberger. Some of the other women look healthy and gorgeous!! 

  • Anonymous

    SUTTON IS A GODDESS. SHE CANNOT BE TOUCHED. 
    :)

  • Anonymous

    omg I really thought Martha Wash had passed away! So pleased to see her!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZMU2QQUTAUEPU23MUTZBQ5W2PI Peter

    Thank you guys SO MUCH for including some of the legit Broadway theater community in this. I enjoyed watching the awards so much this year (as compared to last year’s shitshow — three performances by Green Day, only two new musicals with original scores, and an inexplicably cracked-out rendition of “Send in the Clowns” by Catherine Zeta-Jones from which I still haven’t recovered) and I was absolutely thrilled to see the likes of Sutton Foster, Lily Rabe, and Montego Glover on here the next day. You boys are the absolute best and I adore you both. :)

  • http://theskippyreview.wordpress.com/ Skippy

    Why does Whoopi look like she’s reprising her role as Guinan?  

  • Anonymous

    Vanessa Redgrave can wear whatever the hell she wants.

     I actually really love Sutton Foster’s dress. It’s unusual without being stupid. Whoopie looks like she always looks. Take that as you will.

    Everyone else looks good-to-fabulous. It’s great to see women who actually know how to dress themselves.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joseph-Guarino/13902216 Joseph Guarino

    I’m totally getting Professor McGonnigal from Whoopi.

  • http://twitter.com/Elitestyling Jay Johnson

    Hello I am Jay Johnson Martha Wash fashion stylist http://WWW.JAYJOHNSONSTYLINGCO.COM  ..Thank you for the comment 
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    • Patricia Biswanger

      Just checked out your website.  You do some fabulous work!  But I’d like to see more of what you’ve done for Martha Wash (assuming there is more than this one event); as a plus-size person, I am always looking for inspiration.

  • Kenny Oliveira

    Judith Light looks like a drag queen!

  • http://twitter.com/Elitestyling Jay Johnson

    Hello I am Martha Wash fashion stylist. I wanted to thank this blog for your kind words. I am the man behind her style. http://www.jayjohnsonstylingco.com
    “Nicely done. She – or someone around her – clearly knows how to dress her body. This is also a simple and classic look, but it suits her very well and she DID go for the statement jewelry, which makes us love her.”

  • Anonymous

    I love Judith Light’s outfit and that pose is bitchtastically fierce, but what the hell is up with her weight? Is she ill?

  • Anonymous

    Whoopi. Honey. Give Stevie her clothes back, and go shopping.