DivaDebbi’s 2017 Oscar Red Carpet Report Card

Well. Oh my and wholly -rap! How, exactly, the wrong envelope for Best Picture was given to poor Faye and Warren, who I thought were having a dual senior moment, we don’t yet know. Price Waterhouse….Your FIRED.
Kudos to the producers of La La Land, who could not have been more gracious and congrats to the Moonlighting cast and crew on your win. Jimmy Kimmel was a winning host, who navigated the evening well and ended it humbly and adorably.  You will be asked back, Jimmy. For those of you just waking up, here’s a nice recap of the final moments, courtesy of Vulture.

But, I can say unequivocally, this was the least exciting Red Carpet, in 89 years.  Seriously. Where was the fashion??? Where were the stars???  And why has it become a faux pas for an interviewer to ask the age old, Joan Rivers standard, “Who are you wearing”??? Since I don’t know nor is the information readily press available, many of my loves and loathes will not have designer attribution…in most cases, this will be a blessing…

The R.C. was trend light as well, beautifully cut simple black dresses, white, red and two beauties in gold and nude, worn by fashion A Listers Emma Stone and Nicole Kidman.

Let’s get started…shall we???  Because this blog, that sometimes takes two days to write and edit, should be up and complete by 10pm, just in time for Billions.

The A+ Team

Brie Larsen. Magnificent in Oscar de la Renta

 

Emma Stone in Givenchy Couture. Magnificent.
Love the hair, love the jewels. Fingers crossed…

 

Nicole Kidman.
Perfection

 The A Team

Kirsten Dunst in Dior

 

Taraji P. Hensen in Alberta Ferretti

 

Olivia Culpo exquisite in Marchesa

 

Alicia Vikander



Moving on…

Disappointing? Viola Davis.  I’m fairly certain she is going home with another Oscar tonight and was a bit let down, particularly after her A List turn at the Golden Globes, in lemon, sequin, one shouldered Michael Kors. Comparatively,
this is too tame for the Oscars.

I haven’t yet seen Fences, but every time I see the commercial, where she is giving Denzel what for, dripping in tears and mucous, I burst into tears.  If that isn’t Oscar worthy, I don’t know what is.  Viola, I’m rooting for you. (And YAY! they just announced her win!).

Underwhelmed as usual by the always overrated Michelle Williams.

The Love/Hates:

Gobsmacked by Haley Berry. Love it from the clavicle down.  Completely disconcerted by the Foxy Brown wig, but admittedly, love the Versace gown. I’m wide open for theories and explanations…



Hailee Steinfeld in a handpainted Ralph and Russo

Love: The hair and makeup, neckline and gown.

Hate:  The train and the sheerness. She’s nearly naked.



The (very long) F List

Naomie Harris, fresh out of the shower

 

Ginnifer Goodwin. It’s a Small World After All…

(Condolences to the friends and family of the talented Bill Paxton, her Big Love Co-Star. I am saddened by his untimely passing.)

 

Chrissy Teigen, overwrought, as usual in a too tight, too slit
Zuhair Murad. 

 

Ruth Negga
Disappointing in this tepid Valentino, particularly on the heels of her A+ Golden Globes appearance in a metallic T-Shirt gown by Louis Vuitton. It was masterfully understated and she killed in it.

 

Octavia Spencer in Marchesa
Too. Much. Dress.

 

Wait for it…

 

It’s a twofer…two bombshell  blonde’s,inexplicably chose to add a total of 50 lbs. to their frames by wear V-neck, knife pleated A-line gowns, with Woody Woodpecker hair.  Charlize, no, wait it’s Scarlett, took it further south by belting it.  Can somebody ‘splain this to me???

 

Dakota Johnson in Gucci. Honey, it’s too late to cover up in this Mother Superior costume. 50 Shades of Fugly.

 

If Jessica Biel wasn’t married to Justin Timberlake I would almost feel sorry for her.  She never, ever gets it right on the Red Carpet.
The Oscar Statuette, KaufmanFranco was over done enough…It definitely
did not call for a gold feather neck plate.

 

Janelle Monae
She must have taken up an entire aisle. I’m often an Elie Saab fan,
I simply cannot fathom how tiers, tulle, a collar, applique, sequins, a train and a belt all made it on to one dress.  Ticky Tacky.

O.K. my Lovelies…it’s 9:58 and I have finished this blog in record time. Who did you love and who did you loathe? Who did I miss??? Do let me know…If you you are still awake…

xox,
DD