Thanks to my lovely blogging compadre Threesaparty, we now have yet more glory to add to the plethora of exciting reasons to watch the Oscars. As I mentioned before, the fabbest blog triumvirate ever conceived is going to be bringing you live, up-to-the-minute Oscar goodness on Sunday night; from tips on how to party the night away in style (dressed in your Oscar finery with glasses of champagne - George Clooney not included) to predictions and reactions to who wins what, we've got your Sunday night covered!
Here's another little snippet of the fun to be had; in my role as Oscars Fashion Guru I will be giving my views on the red carpet outfits, and my good friend at Threesaparty has produced a scoresheet for the night; predict your picks for the big winners (do they correspond with the predictions of our esteemed film buff I-Flicks?), and chose your winners of awards for the best, worst and weirdest outfits. Think you're a style pro? Then get in on this game; dispute me if I'm wrong, cheer me when you agree! And as always, comment comment comment!
Ok, here's for some more Oscar-dress goodness....Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mo'Nique and co have got a tough act to follow some of the previous Best Supporting Actress winners...
Marcia Gay Harden at the 2001 awards, where she picked up the award for her role in Pollock, looking statuesque in Randolph Duke.
Jennifer Connelly appears to have set the internet alight in indignation over her choice of dress for the 2002 Oscars, where she gained both an Oscar and a husband from her role in A Beautiful Mind. It's Balenciaga, it's nice and frilly...I'm not quite sure about the scarf, but I've seen FAR worse. And when you're as beautiful as her you can wear a frilly monstrosity and still look amazing.
And it seems, when you're this pregnant and picking up an Oscar you can also still look amazing! Provided you have some well-cut Versace. Here's Catherine Zeta-Jones collecting a well-deserved Oscar for her all singing, all dancing, all dark bob and amazing legs role as Velma Kelly in Chicago. One of my favourite wins of all time.
And hot on Catherine's toe-tapping heels, the year after she lost out on the Best Actress title, her Chicago co-star Renee Zellweger got the gong for her role in Cold Mountain, and ended up on several Best Dressed lists in Carolina Herrera.
Cate Blanchett's gorgeous Valentino gown at the 2005 Oscars, where she won for her role as Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator, has secured her in the list of best dressed Oscar stars of all time. If I was to go to the Oscars tomorrow, I'd demand this dress.
I wouldn't demand this rather dull-looking Narciso Rodriguez gown Rachel Weisz wore to pick up the Oscar in 2006 for her role in The Constant Gardener, though the blogger at I Am Fashion who has been so helpful in telling me the designers of these dresses assures her readers that it looked beautiful in motion.
Jennifer Hudson had the whole world watching when she won for her sensationally sung and acted role in Dreamgirls in 2007. She was going to be hard-pressed to hold her own against co-star and all round bling diva Beyonce, but she steps up to the plate well in Oscar de la Renta. And she got the gong. So there.
Trust Tilda Swinton to raise two fingers to the cutesy frock brigade in this black velvet dress from Lanvin when she won in 2008. Guess what? The fashion world didn't approve. Guess what? She doesn't seem to care. Funny that.
And finally, Penelope Cruz looks like a princess in her vintage Balmain dress at the 2009 Oscars, where she collected the award for her role in Vicky Christina Barcelona.