To quote Joan Rivers: "It's a nice,
boring show, but who cares? It's all
about the dresses anyhow." So let's
get on with it and present our Fashion
Oscars in advance of the season's
biggest red carpet.
Best Dressed Baby Bump: Natalie Portman
This glowing mama-to-be is just pregnant enough to be cute
as a button in whatever she wears, but
we're hoping to see her in something
fitted to accentuate her growing baby
bump. Of course, the best accessory for
baby? Oscar. Maybe she should add
that to the list of possible baby names.
Best Comeback: Michelle
We're hoping this Best
Actress nominee can redeem herself
from the Golden Globes, where she
chose a daisy-covered Valentino frock
that would've worked at a garden
party in the Hamptons. On the red
carpet? Not so much. For inspiration,
Michelle, please Google pictures of
yourself in that stunning saffron Vera
Wang gown from the 2006 Oscars.
The fashion world thanks you.
Best Ingenue: Hailee
The youngest of the acting
nominees, Hailee has nonetheless
worked the red carpet like a pro this
awards season. The 14-year-old has
won raves for her appearances in
fresh, youthful designs by Chloe,
Marchesa and Marc Jacobs. We're
just happy she's not taking fashion
cues from Miley Cyrus.
Best Wildcard: Helena
Three cheers for
this Best Supporting Actress nominee,
who keeps everyone guessing
on the red carpet. Will she brush her
hair? Will she wear matching shoes?
Will she even wear a dress at all?
There are no guarantees, people.
Best Veteran: Nicole
Once a perpetual Best
Dressed nominee, this veteran
actress has failed to wow us on a
red carpet lately. But she's still
got that tall, slim figure and
porcelain skin, so let's hope
Kidman brings back a little
glamour to this year's awards.
Best Newcomer: Jennifer Lawrence
from the gritty character she
played in Winter's Bone,
this fashion newbie has been
making bold choices offscreen.
Can she top the daring Louis
Vuitton flamenco-style gown she wore
to the Golden Globes? We can't wait to