There are so many other looks to get to from this weekend – not just the after-parties, but all that pre-partying during the Independent Spirit Awards – that it’s time for us to put our exhaustive (and exhausting) 2020 Academy Awards coverage to bed, well and fully judged and assessed. In that vein, we kindly ask the remaining celebrities to line up to make this easier on us.
Beanie Feldstein in Miu Miu
A beaded black-on-white floral is different enough for the Oscars red carpet to be notable, but we don’t love the pattern and we really don’t like the neckline and straps.
Kang-Ho Song, Lee Sun Gyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Park So-dam, Bong Joon-ho, Park Myung-hoon, Lee Jeong-eun, Jang Hye-jin and Choi Woo-shik
They all look like winners. Cho Yeo-jeong’s top half is an unfortunate color. She’d have been so much better if that bodice was white. Park So-dam’s dress stands out for the color and the fringed tiered effect, but Lee Jeong-eun’s dark blue was lovely too.
Chrissy Metz in Christian Siriano
This is pretty enough, but when she sang onstage she wore an uncharacteristic (for her) open neckline with cleavage and it looked so much better on her than this sort of bodice, which is the kind she most often prefers. Let your girls out, girl!
Geena Davis in Romona Keveža
Hate the neckline, but that dark pewter looks great. We haven’t changed our minds on sheer skirts, but damn if she isn’t working that one.
Greta Gerwig in Dior
We appreciate the subdued and slightly unusual color of the gown, but it clashes with the necklace and we just want to pretend we don’t see the fringe at the hem.
Idina Menzel in J. Mendel
She certainly doesn’t look bad in this but it felt very stale to us. The necklace is beautiful, but the hip bow can go.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Vera Wang
Hands down our favorite necklace of the night – on a night where there was some serious neck jewel action happening. The dress is simple, but it’s perfectly rendered, which is all that necklace needs.
Kaitlyn Dever in Louis Vuitton
She’s way too young to be dressing like the hottest new star of 1960. This does nothing for her.
Kathy Bates in Giorgio Armani
The jacket is spectacular and we love the hair, makeup and jewelry. If we could make one change, we’d have suggested a shoe with a little more visual oomph.
Kelly Marie Tran in Schiaparelli Couture
We really don’t like the print at the bustline, which looks a little like a bathing suit textile, but we love the unusual shape of the skirt.
Lucy Boynton in Chanel
This is appealing in that “Victorian Horror Story” sort of way that suits her so well, but the longer we look at it, the more we think a much simpler skirt would have benefitted the overall design.
Margaret Qualley in Chanel Couture
She’s been slowly figuring it out over awards season, and while we think this dress is just a bit underwhelming, she looks polished and she should make halter necklines one of her go-tos.
Mindy Kaling in Dolce&Gabbana
We really wish she hadn’t opted for D&G but we have to begrudgingly admit that they certainly did right by her. This might be a personal best.
Penélope Cruz in Chanel
We’re sorry to say we really hated this. She usually has such good instincts and opts for safe elegance more often than not, but this looks a bit too craftsy and a bit too “dressmaker.” Pearls and the camellia are both signature Chanel motifs but we don’t think we’ve ever seen them so awkwardly deployed by the house.
Rebel Wilson in Jason Wu
Literally the best dress she’s ever worn.
Sigourney Weaver in Dior
A spectacular color, shape and style for her. We just can’t love the rope sash, though.
And that’s a wrap for the 2020 Oscars red carpet, darlings! If we didn’t cover your favorite celebs, it’s probably because we made a vow not to after that time they tried to frame us for murder. Onward to the Oscar-adjacent red carpets! After a brief nap.
[Photo Credit: ABC/RICK ROWELL, INSTARImages]
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