HOT OR NOT: Oscar Gowns 2016

The best and worst dressed on the red carpet 

Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts
29 Feb 2016

Naomi Watts

As if it weren’t annoying enough that our men can’t give us a solid opinion on any of our outfits, Naomi Watts had to look like a gorgeous, galactic mermaid in this Armani Prive gown selected by hubby Liev Schreiber.

Verdict: HOT

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Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
29 Feb 2016

Jennifer Lawrence

This forgettable Dior Haute Couture gown makes us more excited than ever for the end of J-Law’s contract with the fashion house, which will happen in 2017.

Verdict: NOT

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Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon
29 Feb 2016

Reese Witherspoon

This Oscar De La Renta has an oddly shaped bust and not much going for it by way of texture.

Verdict: NOT

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Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
29 Feb 2016

Cate Blanchett

If Naomi looked like a mermaid, then Cate looked like seafoam in this exquisitely constructed gown from Armani Prive – clearly, the fashion house had a theme going that night.

Verdict: HOT

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Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
29 Feb 2016

Kate Winslet

This shiny Ralph Lauren tube dress bears way too much resemblance to a plastic bag.

Verdict: NOT

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Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron
29 Feb 2016

Charlize Theron

The Mad Max: Fury Road star sizzled in this plunging gown from Christian Dior.

Verdict: HOT

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Rachel McAdams
Rachel McAdams
29 Feb 2016

Rachel McAdams

This halter-necked, forest green gown from Getty Atelier is everything, especially since Rachel had to dress so dowdily in Spotlight.

Verdict: HOT

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Lily Cole
Lily Cole
29 Feb 2016

Lily Cole

Only a model could look this good in a gown that resembles tin foil. Lily’s dress, which is made of recycled plastic bottles, is from Vivienne Westwood.

Verdict: HOT

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Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler
29 Feb 2016

Amy Poehler

We love you, Amy, but this tunic-like gown from Andrew Gn looks way too grannyish for your age.

Verdict: NOT

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Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt
29 Feb 2016

Emily Blunt

The mummy-to-be glowed in a baby pink gown from Prada.

Verdict: HOT

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Olivia Munn
Olivia Munn
29 Feb 2016

Olivia Munn

Olivia’s tangerine Stella McCartney gown certainly added a welcome splash of colour to the red carpet, but the matching orange lipstick (which makes her mouth look entirely too big) is a bit excessive.

Verdict: NOT

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Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum
29 Feb 2016

Heidi Klum

Did Heidi lose a bet? Is she wearing this as a dare? We can’t think of any other reason why the typically stylish star would have selected this ugly chiffon Marchesa gown for the biggest award show of the year.

Verdict: NOT

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Sofia Vergara
Sofia Vergara
29 Feb 2016

Sofia Vergara

While Sofia certainly looked gorgeous in this sapphire Marchesa gown, we wish she’d branch out a bit from her usual dress silhouette.

Verdict: HOT, BUT BORING

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Brie Larson
Brie Larson
29 Feb 2016

Brie Larson

The Best Actress winner looked radiant in this royal blue Gucci gown. We love the bling on her waistline.

Verdict: HOT

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Rooney Mara
Rooney Mara
29 Feb 2016

Rooney Mara

This Givenchy Haute Couture gown is a total NO. Rooney looks like she should be haunting an 18th-century mansion, not walking the red carpet.

Verdict: NOT

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Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner
29 Feb 2016

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer looked classier than ever in a one-shouldered Atelier Versace gown with delicate beading.

Verdict: HOT

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Alicia Vikander
Alicia Vikander
29 Feb 2016

Alicia Vikander

The Best Supporting Actress winner garnered many comparisons to Belle from Beauty and the Beast in this pale yellow gown from Louis Vuitton – and rightly so! We love how the pastel tone brings out her tan.

Verdict: HOT

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Daisy Ridley
Daisy Ridley
29 Feb 2016

Daisy Ridley

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress channeled the Jazz Age in a stunning silver dress from Chanel Haute Couture.

Verdict: HOT

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Saorise Ronan
Saorise Ronan
29 Feb 2016

Saorise Ronan

Saorise paid homage to her native Ireland in this emerald green gown from Calvin Klein. Love the silhouette, love the shimmer, love the loose waves in her hair.

Verdict: HOT

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Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie
29 Feb 2016

Margot Robbie

As coveted as they are, the Oscar statues weren’t the prettiest things in gold last night – Margot dazzled us all in this snakeskin printed Tom Ford gown.

Verdict: HOT

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Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga
29 Feb 2016

Lady Gaga

While Lady Gaga has lately dressed far more conservatively on the red carpet than she does on stage, she did show a bit of her subversive self by stepping out, not in a dress, but in a pantsuit from Brandon Maxwell, who had created five custom dresses for her to choose from.

Verdict: HOT

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