Pairs Division: Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis

Posted on January 10, 2012

Ladies, we are here to pay tribute. To your clothes.

Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis attends Audi Celebrates The 2012 Golden Globe Awards in West Hollywood, California. Viola Davis wears a Ports 1961 dress.

Too often have we sadly shaken our heads when one or the other of you came out sporting a bad wig or a dress that didn’t suit you. To be fair, Viola gets it right more often than not, but Octavia has had her share of problems with the red carpet.

From the left:

SHE: Must’ve found a new stylist because suddenly she’s wearing clothes that fit and flatter. This looks great on her. The proportions are just right. The shoes and bag are fine. But her makeup looks really harsh in this lighting and her hair looks a bit underdone. Also, we think the outfit called for more of a statement piece of jewelry than that semi-sad necklace she’s sporting. Score: 7.75/10. A fantastic move in the right direction for her. You’ve found your shape and size, honey. Now pay someone to do the detailing for you.

SHE: Looks SPECTACULAR in that dress, which screams to the room “I’M HERE AND I LOOK SPECTACULAR.” We love a bronzey metallic on a dark-skinned woman. It just kills. We also love that strip of pewter at the waist and hem, which gives the look a modern chicness. Hair looks pretty good, which is a relief because the last couple of wigs were a mushroom heads. The shoes a re a bit of a disappointment, though. Metallic sandals would have been sexier. And she could’ve used some bolder jewelry too. Score: 8/10.

Well done, gals. We can smell the oscar nominations from here. Keep up the good work.

[Photo Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images]

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