Red Carpet: The BAFTA Nominees (Almost) All Wear Black

Saoirse Ronan in Chanel

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Chop of the sheer veil at the bottom and you’d get a cute cocktail dress. Otherwise, this is just a half-finished idea.

Greta Gerwig in Jonathan Cohen

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Cute! And from a designer I haven’t heard of before. I am pulling for her to bring out a real whimsical pattern for the Oscars!

Margot Robbie in Givenchy

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This is alright. I’ve notice Margot tends to gravitate towards halter necks…something I’m keeping in mind as I am making my picks/predictions for what the nominees should wear to the Oscars! Like Saoirse’s, I wish I could remove the black veil covering the rest of the dress. And what’s with the random side-ab cutout? Completely unnecessary.

Sally Hawkins in Ralph and Russo

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So, Sally here is only 41. I sincerely thought she was much older. She seems like an old soul, and dresses similarly to some of the older nominees this cycle, like Lesley Manville and Laurie Metcalf – who are both in their 60’s. I’m not judging, just surprised. That said, I like this a lot. It’s classic and would look good on women of almost any age.

Allison Janney in Bibhu Mohapatra

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Oh Allison. You were on such an epic roll. You have seriously been killing it all season. But I guess it’s better to get any weirdness (like a dress accessorized with a futuristic architectural satin harness) out of your system before the Oscars…

Frances McDormand in Valentino

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Well, someone decided to ignore the dress code! She didn’t really give an explanation, other than saying that she does stand in solidarity with #TimesUp but has always had “a little trouble with compliance”. I actually love the dress – the pattern is lips applying lipstick, which is tremendous fun. I do wish she’d done something with her hair other than stand in a wind tunnel though.

Octavia Spencer in Sachin and Babi

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Color me shocked to see Octavia in a designer other than her beloved Tadashi Shoji! Changing things up is working for her though – this is fantastic.


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