Welcome to part 2 of my Oscar red carpet wrap up! Check out more of my favourites from the night below...
The ‘Now THAT’S how you work a Dior gown’ Award | Charlize Theron
Despite JLaw’s efforts to wow us as the brand ambassador this season, Charlize knocked one out of the park in this show stopping Dior gown. The clear straps give the illusion of a dramatic plunging gown and paired with the almost faux mermaid skirt, Charlize looked rather spectacular walking down the red carpet in it. A simple silver pendant necklace and slicked back hair was all that was needed to complete this look!
The ‘Elegant yet edgy’ Award | Emma Watson
Emma was a pleasant surprise at the ceremony! Wearing a charcoal grey and black Vera Wang gown, she put a little edgy spin to her look with a messy half updo, bold red lipstick and silver accessories. Despite the unkempt nature of the look, I still think it’s event appropriate (as she was only there to present) and it’s nice to Emma in something a little less polished than usual.
Most Classy Cut-Outs | Portia de Rossi
Ellen Degeneres may have been winning over the audience as the host for the evening, but her wife Portia was definitely winning me over with his detailed Naeem Khan gown. Had this been a simple, opaque beige gown, she most certainly would’ve blended into the backdrop. But those intricate cutout details are quite exquisite.
Arabian Princess Award | Penelope Cruz
Swathed pale pink, Penelope Cruz, looked positively radiant in this Giambattista Valli gown. The off the shoulder detail is something really different, yet she exudes old school Hollywood glamour with her sleek updo and delicate earrings.
Best Use of Colour Award | Gabourey Sidibe
Amongst the neutral tones of the evening, Gabourey provide a welcome infusion of Spring colour in her fuchsia Theia gown. Almost completely covered in floral embellishments, for me this was one of the most exciting looks of the evening.
Best Hair & Make Up Award | Kerry Washington
Mum-to-be Kerry sported a rather modest purple Jason Wu gown but it’s the deep berry shades of her make up and her softly curled hair that really caught my attention. It’s not all out dramatic but when you’re working a dress that’s very simple, it’s the extra little details that really count.
The Gorgeous Glitterball Award | Anne Hathaway
Anne was one of the stars of last year’s awards season and even though she was taking a back seat for this year’s, she still looked amazing in this column Gucci gown. The obvious standout feature of the look is the mirrored bodice, which shimmered in the L.A. sun. It would be very easy to overdress a gown like this with excessively edgy accessories but Anne managed to get the balance right with a softer touch to her cropped hair and dainty jewelry.
Best Elie Saab Award | Angelina Jolie
There was a distinct lack of my favourite red carpet designer on the red carpet this year, nevertheless Angelina seemed to hear my cries for a little Elie Saab in this shimmering golden gown. This is a rather ethereal look for her, but I like the change!
So that's all folks! Let me know what you thought of all the Oscar ceremony looks and remember to check out my Part 1 wrap up too!