But firstly...the dresses. So...I must have missed the memo but pseudo-bridal virginial white strapless dresses were on everyone bar a few. Who knew recycled wedding dresses would become so envogue.
There were no surprises with Nicole Kidman
Taraji P Henson [thanks VDOPrincess!]:
anne hathaway..who looked a dream.
melissa [how on earth did she make it into Hollywood!?!?!] george
Rachel Evan Wood...someone obviously got over the Manson phase of her life.
The mess that was Jessica Biel...uhh..since when does sexy-times with J Timberlake get you an Oscars invite?
...even Maniston got into the pseudo-virginial action
and it goes ON!
Carrie Underwood, Sheryl Crow, and Jada Pinkett Smith.
There was also Kate who went for the asymmetrical, rather dull option...who also displayed rather concerning fraulein hair.
The beautiful people
The people who tried to wear what they'd worn the year before...hoping noone would notice.
In case you forgot...this is what Heidi Klum wore the year before...see if you can spot the difference. I couldn't.
The surprisingly o.k in Miley 'n Marisa.
The imminently forgettable in Natalie Portman.
The cute in KBos
The fierce in VicBec
The "no breathing allowed" in Beyonce
The surgery successes: Madonna. GF looks younger than I do. Maybe her Jesus is really making miracles.
And the surgery ferreldom. Beatdown dragqueen anyone? I offer it to you pure and unfiltered -- Lisa Rinna
The avant-garde coolness of Tilda Swinton
And the mandatory disasters. No Cher...but still pretty bile inducing.
Sofia Loren offers us a sinus-afflicted merengue.
While Naomi Watts decontructed illfitting droppy mess offers me similar mucous-encrusted delights...as did DVTeese
WINNER: Slumdog Millionaire
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
WINNER: Sean Penn, Milk
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler.
WINNER: Kate Winslet, The Reader.
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie, Changeling
Melissa Leo, Frozen River
Meryl Streep, Doubt
WINNER: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Josh Brolin, Milk
Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder
WINNER: Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Amy Adams, Doubt
Viola Davis, Doubt
Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler.
WINNER: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
Gus Van Sant, Milk
Stephen Daldry, The Reader
WINNER: Departures, Japan
The Baader Meinhof Complex, Germany
The Class, France
Waltz With Bashir, Israel
WINNER: Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire
Eric Roth and Robin Swicord, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
John Patrick Shanley, Doubt
Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon
David Hare, The Reader
WINNER: Dustin Lance Black, Milk
Courtney Hunt, Frozen River
Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky
Martin McDonagh, In Bruges
Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon and Pete Docter, WALL-E
Animated Feature Film:
Kung Fu Panda