Every Oscar Dress of 2016, Ranked
Oh yeah, we’re talking 30 of ’em
You cheered on Chris. You shed a '90s tear over Leo. You thought maybe you should kinda see Mad Max after all. But now that the Academy Awards dust has settled, let's take a look back at the real winners of the night--the dresses. Here are 30 hits (and misses) in descending order.
1. Saoirse Ronan in Calvin Klein
This is how it's done, folks. A striking color, a tiny bit of shimmer and a wild card just because why the hell not? (In case you didn't notice, her earrings are mismatched.)
2. Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell
Before she commanded the stage, Gaga commanded the red carpet in a custom jumpsuit...with a train.
3. Jennifer Garner in Versace
This, boys and girls, is a movie star.
4. Charlize Theron in Dior
Big ol' ditto here.
5. Jennifer Lawrence in Dior
Taking a much different approach than in years past, J.Law ditches the ball skirts for a sexy corseted lace.
6. Brie Larson in Gucci
Alright, here's where the fights may start: Junior prom or nah? (Or, is it weird that we love it because it is kinda junior prom?)
7. Chrissy Teigen in Marchesa
God, we wished we'd look that good pregnant.
8. Emily Blunt in Prada
All of the sparkly bumps!
9. Olivia Munn in Stella McCartney
There's always one starkly modern gown in the mix. This year, the X-Men: Apocalypse star filled that role with a cheery little half cape.
10. Rachel McAdams in August Getty Atelier
We're gonna breeze past that steamer mistake and keep drooling over that halter.
11. Amy Poehler in Andrew Gn
Come at us if you must--but this woman DGAF. And looks badass doing it.
12. Priyanka Chopra in Zuhair Murad
You know you secretly love Quantico. And tasteful naked dresses.
13. Mindy Kaling in Elizabeth Kennedy
Her pre-show selfie caption read: "Here's how I look in my bedroom by my shelf of sweatpants!" Slow clap.
14. Kate Winslet in Ralph Lauren
This one had to grow on us a bit. But ultimately our liquid-metal-fabric-loving heart must go on.
15. Sofia Vergara in Marchesa
Similar to everything she's ever worn? Sure. Still working for her? Yeah, def.
16. Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive
We're halfway there, folks! And that's kinda how we feel about these appliqués...
17. Whoopi Goldberg in The Danes
Bonus points for the shoulder tat.
18. Tina Fey in Versace
As someone who is often found in some kind of busy lace tea dress...we'll give her the simple purple.
19. Reese Witherspoon in Oscar de la Renta
Accidental twinning. But Tina inches out Reese on personal variety alone.
20. Margot Robbie in Tom Ford
We want (so badly) to love this statuesque gown--if only we could actually see the shoulder pads.
21. Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton
Also, we had high hopes for this one. And then we saw the bubble hem.
22. Isla Fisher in Marchesa
So sweet. And yet so snoozy.
23. Daisy Ridley in Chanel
The most gorgeous dress. The most kick-ass girl. But the most uncomfortable red-carpet poses.
24. Olivia Wilde in Valentino
The flutter back is so good, but sadly our eyes can't even get there.
25. Naomi Watts in Armani Prive
Correct us if we're wrong, but this is Naomi's...14th(?)...futuristic column gown?
26. Kerry Washington in Versace
Just a smidge too Versace.
27. Rooney Mara in Givenchy
You know that picture of Mark Zuckerberg's closet full of gray tees and blue hoodies? Rooney's is lined with white ruffle-hem Givenchy dresses.
28. Jennifer Jason Leigh in Marchesa
Pretty in theory. Awkward in reality.
29. Heidi Klum in Marchesa
How one of the world's most beautiful people and one of New York Fashion Week's most standout gowns make such a disastrous combo we'll never know.
30. Julianne Moore in Chanel
Usually a solid Top 5... All we'll say is: We look forward to seeing you next year, Ms. Moore.