Tonight is the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. It’s the female version of the Super Bowl, with hours of pre-show red carpet coverage on E!, loads of cocktails and menu options for your own amazing Oscars party and a gathering of friends to talk about the most important plays of the game: red carpet fashion and beauty! Well, as with the Super Bowl, it’s fun to make predictions on who might be best dressed and best tressed when it comes to the gown, the jewels and the gorgeous beauty looks. Here are my predictions for who will look their best on the scarlet rug tonight:
Best Overall: Anne Hathaway – She’s hosting, people. If EVER there was a time for her to shut it down on the red carpet, now would be the time. Although, I imagine she’ll have multiple costume changes throughout the night. Rachel Zoe must have literally “died” coming up with this wardrobe. I don’t believe she’ll disappoint. This Armani Prive gown from the Golden Globes is, as Zoe says, “Everything.”
Best Dressed Best Actress Nominees
Michelle Williams – Even though her Valentino dress was a huge disappointment at the Golden Globes, I still hold faith that Michelle will pull it together and have another signature moment like she did in her canary yellow Vera Wang gown in 2006 when she was nominated for Brokeback Mountain.
However, this is Natalie Portman’s night and the front-running favorite will pull out a true stunner for her big moment in the spotlight. She’s tended toward designers that aren’t seen on the red carpet very often like her Viktor & Rolf moment at the Golden Globes, so this might be a huge moment for someone new. My best, however, is for something from John Galliano since she’s the new face of Miss Dior Cherie.
Honorable mention: Jennifer Lawrence – she looked amazing in pink Oscar de la Renta on the carpet at the SAG Awards. Let’s hope our newcomer can pull another stunner off tonight.
Best Supporting Actress Best Dressed – People will pick on me for this but I’m going to say that our red carpet newcomer Hailee Steinfeld will wear something fashion-forward again. Having worn Prabal Gurung (above) and Prada for the Globes and the SAGs respectively, let’s see which emerging designer gets to dress the budding ingenue. I’m actually hoping for Prabal’s spring collection, which would be so vivid and beautiful on her.
Amy Adams will surely wear something lovely (although it should fit better than her SAG Awards dress from Herve L Leroux.) Perhaps some color on the beautiful redhead this time, glam squad? Maybe midnight blue and gold?
Honorable Mention: Helena Bonham Carter – I know people pick on her all the time but I love her crazy style. She does eccentric glamour like no other and hopefully this means that Vivienne Westwood will dress her again in something even more over the top than her Golden Globes dress with the mismatched shoes or the pretty confection from Marc Jacobs she wore to the SAG Awards (photo above.) She’s like your one crazy friend you always invite to the party because you know that no matter how much she might grate the other guests’ nerves, it would be boring without her.
Best Overall Attendeed (Not Nominated): Mila Kunis – Again, not nominated (even though she should have been) but she always shuts it down on the red carpet, like she did in Alexander McQueen at the SAG Awards. If she does show up, I’m calling it now: she won’t have a bridesmaid moment in deference to Natalie Portman’s nomination. She’ll show up looking spectacular…as she should.
Who will actually rock the crimson carpet in style tonight? We’re all breathless with anticipation. I’ll be watching on Twitter (@fashionstbeauty) along with everyone at our HUGE bash at the Style Coalition party in NYC, so feel free to follow along starting at 6 pm ET.
Happy Oscars, everybody!