As for red carpet coverage, I'm pretty sure everyone can agree that the "coverage" was pretty paltry and awkward for the most part, leaving the celebs hanging when the interviewers had enough of sharing screen time and there were barely any good shots of the beautiful celebs and gowns.
No green in sight this time, but red and nude/blush gowns are everywhere!
I’m eagerly anticipating Anne Hathaway’s many costume changes for the night and to see how she fares hosting with James Franco tonight. Florence Welch performing live “If I Rise” should be interesting as well!
What a beautiful stage I might add!
Wowed by Anne Hathaway’s rendition of “On My Own” from Les Miserables.
My favorite gowns so far:
Mila Kunis (Elie Saab): In one of my favorite designers, she looks so. BEAUTIFUL! I can NOT get over how beautiful the delicate lace is around the neckline and the soft lavender color!
Hailee Steinfeld (Marchesa): Another celeb in one of my favorite designers ever, she just looks so insanely sweet and adorable, yet mature and sophisticated. Such a romantic style, this dress is completely spot on!
Sandra Bullock (Vera Wang): SO in love with her red dress. Totally stands apart from any red dress I've seen so far with the lovely little crisscross detail on the back, the peplum on the back, the square cut out detail neckline, and the train that goes for miles!
Halle Barry (Marchesa): It’s pretty much foolproof and impossible to not look ethereal or like you’re floating on air! Simply gorgeous!
Mandy Moore (Monique L’huillier): looks ethereal and glittery all over.
Cate Blanchett (Givenchy Couture): This such a STUNNING and gorgeous, risk taking gown! So beautiful! Loving the yellow beading on around the neckline for just a tiny pop of color with an interestingly strong shoulder that crisscrosses and exposes the back.
Anne Hathaway: Okay, we have to give this girl an award all her own simply for managing 7 costume changes NOT TO MENTION HAIR AND MAKEUP that was slammin’ with every gown!
(Valentino): gorgeous as always.
(Givenchy): Love love lovedddddd her gown! Her costume change to this stunning beaded white dress while she was presenting was jaw-droppingly beautiful!
(Lanvin): Anne’s third costume change for her performance of “On My Own.” So adorable and glam with Brian Atwood heels! She pulled off the tux WAY better than Sarah Jessica Parker did in Sex and the City 2!
(Armani Prive): Liquid svelte blue gown that practically looks painted on. I am so in love with the off the shoulder neckline, with it’s sleek lines and gorgeous silhouette!!!
(Atelier Versace) I would also like to point out how fabulous this dress is! The lovely detail and deep burgundy color contrasts with her alabaster skin.
Hilary Swank (Gucci Premiere): Love the feathers and the ombre effect!
Erin Andrews: I barely caught a glimpse of Erin Andrews getting photographed during the red carpet coverage on ABC but I just HAD to get another look at her gorgeously sleek and shimmery silver sequined dress!
Jennifer Hudson (Versace): Love the tangerine orange and the silhouette but I’m pretty sure I saw a clip that caught Jennifer Hudson rearranging her chest in the most awkward way.
Natalie Portman (Rodarte): Her violet gown is so beautiful and perfectly hides yet displays her baby bump.
Jennifer Lawrence (Calvin Klein Collection) I’m loving how so many minimalistic gowns from Calvin Klein Collection are making numerous appearances this award season. Jennifer Lawrence looks smoldering with her fantastic figure but her dress kind of reminds me of a Baywatch swimsuit from the waist up.
Amy Adams (L’Wren Scott) Love the color and the sequins. Simply gorgeous. It’s a very cheong-sam/Asian inspired silhouette and the green jewelry just further confirms that because it looks like jade…
ABC Host Rachel Smith also looked fabulous in blue as well!
Definitely not a fan of these looks worn by:
Scarlett Johanssen (Dolce and Gabanna): What a travesty of lace! And the makeup+hair! Not even a good color on you!
Annette Bening (Naeem Khan): I severely dislike the lines and sleeves on this dress.
Sharon Stone (Christian Dior): She found a way to make Christian Dior and classic black look awful. What a sad, goth dress with dark, ugly lipstick and terrible hair.
Florence Welch (Valentino): I read that she described her everyday style to be prim and this is certainly prim but overly covered up, like she took the table cloth from the tea party and wore it to the Oscars.
Gwenyth Paltrow (Calvin Klein Collection): Never thought I’d have to add a CK collection dress to my least favorites category but I can’t bring myself to like this dress in any color, neckline, or form.
Mellissa Leo (Marc Bouwer): Much too busy and heavy around the collar and shoulders, like a big fat doily.
Helena Bonham Carter (Colleen Atwood): An improvement from the Golden Globes, but not by much. Especially with a British flag garter around your leg. Have to say that it looks much better than Maria Menouous’ gown though.
Maria Menouous (Johanna Johnson): What. utter. heavy black velvet hideousness. Just because it is one shouldered does not mean you can stop there! Although I’m sure she was pretty warm (except for her left side of course). And the hair just looks like a fugly Jersey Shore-esque mess.
Photos from InStyle , Yahoo! Movies, FabSugar, and Just Jared.
Who do you think knocked it out of the park?