After the all-black dress code at the Golden Globes, and subsequently at various music awards show and at the BAFTAs (aka the English Oscars), it was back to regular programming at the Oscars. If one has to make a decision purely on aesthetics (leaving aside the politics), I would say overall, the attendees at the Golden Globes and BAFTAs were far more well-dressed and stylish compared to the Oscars this year.
Dramatic as it may seem, I shudder to think if the likes of Nicole Kidman were absent this year – yes, it was that unremarkable. Why are there no true stand-outs such as Marion Cotillard’s mermaid-ish Jean Paul Gaultier from 2008 or Cate Blanchett’s icy Armani Prive from 2007?
Nevertheless, here are the best of this year’s Oscars: