Kate Winslet scooped up statuettes all winter for roles that channeled inner angst and outer horrors. But at the 2009 SAG Awards, it was Richard Simmons' aerobics classes that came to mind when she arrived in this spandex fiesta.
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Oh, Mickey you're so risqué! Nothing says "comeback" like a silk suit, a soul patch and a hand down the pants at the SAG Awards.
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The woman who can handle Darth Vader, rap like she means it and move seamlessly from big flicks to indie fare also knows how to hit a red carpet. At the Oscars, Natalie Portman pulled off a crazy-bright number in Easter-Sunday pink with aplomb.
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Hey, Paula! We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Save the controversy for the Idol interviews. You have enough sticky situations to navigate over a long reality season without defending your Trek-meets-Deco affair at the Grammys.
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Robert Downey Jr. may have joked about the levity of his Oscar-nominated role in Tropic Thunder, but the original comeback kid took his red-carpet style seriously. Decked out in a dapper suit and tie at the Academy Awards, his grin was his best accessory. (His wife didn't hurt, either.)
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We love a sexy, "what were you just doing?!" bed-head look now and then, but Drew Barrymore should have kept her hair — and that powder-blue number — in the budoir, and off the Golden Globes carpet.
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Somebody in Tinseltown's missing a spangly body sock thanks to British breakout star Leona Lewis. Her Grammys-night lesson? All the pop hits in the world don't add up to a hot look — just a lot of bleeding hearts.
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The Emmys hurt us. The Golden Globes got better. But it was on Oscar night that Tina Fey finally brought out her fashion A-game with this silver stunner, proving that beauty and brains can coexist.
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Can the Jonas Brothers do no wrong? The teen idols are "burnin' up" the Grammys carpet in rock-star attire that hints at their budding adulthood. Normally, we'd start screaming right about now, but we're too busy Googling when they turn 21...
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In retrospect, this was a glimpse of things to come. Weeks before we learned of Nicollette Sheridan's departure from Desperate Housewives, she hid under this silk wrap at the Golden Globes — slipping away from Hollywood's lens like a sudden move from the suburbs.
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To paraphrase LL Cool J, J Lo was doin' it and doin' it well at the Globes. The mogul pulled out all the stops in her shiny number, reminding us that mama's still got it going on.
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Renee Zellweger, you're such a pastiche of misguided fashion concepts, we're not sure where to begin. Maybe with the mixed-media top to let us know you've got support or the Dallas hair to mourn J.R. all over again? Or maybe it's your classic, pursed lips — because we know you can't be happy in this Golden Globes ensemble.
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As a wise TVGuide.com editor once said, "One man's sexy getup is another man's fashion disaster." OK, that's not exactly what they said — but we're split on M.I.A.'s Grammys look because, let's face it, the print is blinding. But the bursting, pregnant belly (which later joined her in performance) is just plain ballsy.
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Ne-Yo is known for his slick, R&B odes to women. He loves them when they're mad, he loves them when they're leaving him, and mostly, he loves them when... you know. We're taking his Grammys-night strut as a chance to pay it back and high-five his sexy, stylish ensemble.
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Was Miley up for an Oscar this year? No? Then she should lose the tiered, look-at-me dress on awards night and save it for the right time and place. (We know, growing up is hard to do!)
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Taste, elegance and poise speak for themselves. As does being smokin' hot, super famous and, we assume, amazing parents. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie radiate their awesomeness at the Oscars — without saying a word.
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Neither a brilliant career nor a seductive accent can save Sophia Loren from this frilly disappointment. No, nostra bellissima, we'll never turn our backs on you. But, per favore, make it easier next year with a more elegant Oscars look.