2007 Oscar Fashion Best-dressed and Victims: Who Wore What on the Red Carpet/Kodak Amphitheater in Los Angeles
Why do we spend time watching the Oscar ceremony? We want to know which actor, actress got the award and which movie to watch
in the coming months and year. Most importantly, we want to see whether our predictions are coming to pass. In the case
of Martin Scorsese's mob epic "The Departed," we were almost certain that once he got nominated for this category, he was
going head to head with Clint Eastwood's Letters from Iwo Jima and others. To tell the truth, billions of viewers sat in
front of their TV to watch the celebrities and stars on their plasma screen. Many of them do so for a few reasons. They
want to see the latest blings or jewelry. Some want to see which celebrity wears whose fashion house or top designer's clothing.
It is all a matter esthetics, beauty, youth, and getting seen with the right light. Others such as move buffs want to pray that the movie director, consumate filmmaker who brought us "Raging Bull" and "Goodfellas"
gets the respect that is due to him. So the night got started with Ellen Degeneres hosting the biggest party in town. It
was a night to remember. It was going to be memorable for many of the participants and nominees. It was also time to see
who was going to be the best dressed, the worst dressed or fashion victims that a fashion police could fine. The 79th Oscar
Ceremony got started with many hopes of success for the selected nominees whose movies, songs and directing touched billions
of people all over the world. And the world, of course, was ready to participate in this annual pageantry.
Many moviegoers and insiders enjoy this year's Oscar. It was so diverse. Many say that the nominees were a global collection
of talent, brain and brun. The cream of the crops from many countries joined the elites of Hollywood to put on a super show,
a show like no other. From the background curtain which costs more than $2 million and all the preparation hours that go
into the Oscar ceremony, everyone expected the star to put on their best smile while parading the wear of the designers and
fashion house whose imprints they wanted to leave with us. Obviously, we were ready to debate the importance of the Oscar
given to Al Gore for his documentary "An Inconvenient truth." We were ready to give our opinions on whether Jennifer Hudson
should have talked more about Jennifer Holliday who paved the way when she was part of the all-girl group called DreamGirl.
While Miss Hudson is receiving all the accolades, Miss Holliday is still Effy and waiting for the calls to arrive. This
year's Oscar shows that magic can happen. In the case of Jennifer Hudson and Forest Whitaker, it shows that talent counts
more than origins. It is also a question of timing. Also, "the Oscars had their most diverse and international scope ever,
with wins for two black actors and global dramas as in Babel," wrote an observer.
There was drama on the Red Carpet. The red carpet journalists had trouble stopping the stars to chat. Peter O'Toole and
Clint Eastwood just ignored them despite the repeated calling of their names. Eddie Murphy stopped and chatted for a short
while. Many leading ladies dropped by the pair of journalists too. But ABC had a hard time getting the biggest names in
the business. Many of our group wanted to wait for the After-party Show by Oprah Winfrey. Gayle and she had access to the
stars behind the scenes. Now it is time to take a look at the winners and losers. Helen Mirren, best Actress. Alan Arkin
beat Eddie Murphy and others to win Supporting Actor for Little Miss Sunshine. Jennifer Hudson, best Supporting Actress for
her role in Dreamgirls. Martin Scorsese, best director for "The Departed." Graham King, producers of the best film, "The
Departed." Michael Arndt, best original screenplay for "Little Miss Sunshine." and Melissa Etheridge, best original song.
Alan Robert Murray, Oscar winner for sound editing for "Letters from Iwo Jima." Ari Sandel, director of "West Bank Story.
Forest Whitaker won the best actor Oscar for his role in "The Last King of Scotland."
Now, let's talk about who wore what at the Oscar Award Ceremony. We will take a look at what the winners and losers wore.
Jennifer Lopez wore a Grecian-inspired empire-waist silver dress by Marchesa. Her husband just wished he had been her purse. Rachel Weisz was fabulous, stunning in her Vera Wang champagne-hued silk
charmeuse strapless gown. She also had on a great Cartier diamond medallion. Cate Blanchett wore a slinky, shimmery silver one-shoulder gown by Giorgio Armani Prive. Cameron Diaz donned a white wrap. Anne Hathaway wore a white Valentino dress with a huge black blow. So the winners turned
lots of heads on the Red Carpet.
The losers also had some viewers wondering what went wrong. Even Jennifer Hudson realized her fashion fiasco on the Today Show two days afterward. She was a cropped jacket on what appeared to be a tinfoil wrapper of a dress. Beyonce also disappointed many viewers with
her sea foam green gown with a floral embellished strap. Gwyneth Paltrow wore a tomato soup-colored dress by Zac Posen.
Oscar de la Renta dressed Jessica Biel in a her magenta color dress. Maggie Gyllenhaal wore black and blue gown with one shoulder. Celine Dion did not have a great shade of green on.