Oscar's Predictions: The Nominations Are Officially In!

We are fully into award season, and the fashion so far has been good. However, nothing quite compares to the Oscars. I can't wait to see who pulls out all the stops, and who falls short of achieving sartorial perfection. In the meantime, all we can do is speculate...

Jessica Chastain:

   Jessica Chastain had an incredible 2011. She is definitely an emerging Red Carpet star, and for the Academy Awards, I would love to see her in something edgy, young, and fresh. She would look incredible in this flesh toned Versace Atelier Fall 2011 Couture.

Frieda Pinto:

Frieda Pinto always looks perfect on the Red Carpet. Even though she can pull off any color, I think she would glow in this dripping gold Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2012. 

Rooney Mara:

As one of the biggest movie stars in the world right now, the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo's Rooney Mara has mastered the darkly romantic look on the red-carpet. Who would fit her style better than Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen? My only tweak to this Pre-Fall 2012 dress would be to get rid of the sleeves (past the feathers on the shoulders) in order to make this gown more red-carpet appropriate. 

Shailene Woodley:

The Descendants star Shailene Woodley rocks this floaty Marchesa dress at the Globes, and I would love to see her in something equally young and fun but with a bit more color, like this Elie Saab Couture gown.

Evan Rachel Wood:

Evan Rachel Wood is another star that is able to master that darkly romantic look. She would look like a gothic sex-symbol in this figure-flattering Zac Posen Pre-Fall 2012.

Angelina Jolie:

Angelina looks beautiful in everything, and that is why she usually goes for simple draped gowns. Her structured white gown at the Golden Globes was definitely a surprise from her. For the Oscars, I would love to see her in something sexy with both drape and some shape, and I think this Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2012 would make her shine!

Angelina would also look incredible in this super-cool Versace Spring 2012 Haute Couture.

Charlize Theron:

Even though Charlize usually sticks to Dior, how amazing would she look in this red velvet goddess gown from Valentino Fall 2011 Haute Couture? I mean, seriously Charlize...

And since she is loyal to her fave, Dior, I had to pick one from the label. This beautiful Dior Spring 2012 Haute Couture could only be pulled off by the stunning Charlize.

Emma Stone:

Like Charlize, Emma Stone also stays loyal to one designer, usually Lanvin. However, I think this Marchesa Spring 2012 mirrors Lanvin's beautiful draping, while retaining a cool structure and feminine details. Also, this color would emphasize Emma's beautiful red hair! 

Because Emma is such a fashion darling, she could definitely pull off this ultra-cool yet sophisticated, young yet mature Prabal Gurung Spring 2012 gown. 

Michelle Williams:

Michelle Williams always looks like a goddess on the Red Carpet, so I chose two dresses that would capture her goddess-like-essence.

1. Valentino Haute Couture. I love this dress for Michelle, but I'm afraid its too similar to the Chanel she wore last year...

2. ...So I also added this Givenchy Haute Couture gown, which adds a bit more edge to her usually light and airy looks.

Kate Winslet:

The second I saw this dress, it was a no-brainer. This Zac Posen Pre-Fall 2012 dress would flatter Kate's amazing curves like no other.

Jennifer Lawrence:

Even though Jennifer wore red (remember that sleek and sexy Calvin Klein?) to last year's Academy Awards, this Zac Posen Pre-Fall 2012 is a showstopper. The dramatic shape and full bottom would undoubtedly fit with Jennifer's upcoming role as Katniss Everdeen, "the girl on fire," in March's The Hunger Games.

Since The Hunger Games takes place in the future, it would also be fitting for Jennifer to wear this futuristic Versace Spring 2012 Couture gown.

Melissa McCarthy:

Melissa McCarthy does a great job of dressing her curvy body. Melissa prefers to wear long sleeves in a figure-flattering silhouette, and this Temperly Spring 2012 dress would add a bit of metallic edge and drama to her red-carpet ensemble.

Meryl Streep:

Like Melissa McCarthy, Meryl Streep also prefers long sleeves. However, this Valentino Couture dress is mature and sophisticated while still being feminine, young, and fun. 

Kristen Wiig:

Though I believe that Kristen and Bridesmaids were snubbed (Best Picture, anyone?), they did receive a best original screenplay nod. Kristen always looks so cool on the Red Carpet, so I wanted to find gowns as cool as she is. This funky Giambattista Valli Spring 2012 Couture may be difficult to pull off, but Kristen's effortless chic vibe would make this dress amazing!

Also, I loved Kristen Wiig in that chocolate brown Zac Posen that she wore to the Emmy's, so I had to pick another cool dress from his Spring 2012 collection.

Natalie Portman:

As last year's winner for Best Actress, we know we can count on Natalie to present this year in an incredible gown. However, since she isn't pregnant, I had a few more options to work with. Even though her red carpet go-tos are usually Lanvin or Rodarte, I love the feminine, draped silhouette of this Giambattista Valli Spring 2012 Couture dress. 

Sandra Bullock:

Sandra Bullock is really a red-carpet chameleon, so this one was a challenge. She wears everyone from Vera Wang, Marchesa, and Jenny Packahm to Alexander McQueen. Lately, her red-carpet ensembles have become less flowy (think her gold Marchesa for the 2010 Academy Awards) and more structured, like her red Vera Wang from the 2011 Academy Awards. Thus, I found a compromise with this feminine, yet structured, Marchesa Spring 2012 dress.

Viola Davis:

Viola Davis loves experimenting with color on the red carpet. Hoewever, she tends to stick with the same Grecian silhouette. I would love to see her in this yellow Jason Wu Spring 2012 because its an incredible color, and also a different silhouette. 

Rachel McAdams:

Rachel McAdams also loves feminine gowns, and this Elie Saab gown would be such a beautiful color on her. 

Berenice Bejo:

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her breakout role in The Artist, Berenice needs a dress that makes a statement. This incredible Zac Posen Spring 2012 would do that and more, announcing to all of Hollywood that she is ready for her close-up!

Photos courtesy of Fabsugar and Fashionologie. 

So, do you agree or disagree? 


  1. yes of course all of these dresses are amazing. but i have to admit that the hair on these ladies is so blissful!

    xoxo katlin

  2. Great dresses, especially the creators ones!

    Théa Unknown

  3. i think rooney will be the beauty of the night :D love her!


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