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Oscars 2019: Worst Dressed

These are the looks that fell short

Rachel Weisz
1 of 23 Jeff Kravitz, FilmMagic

Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz looks a little like she got lost in Kim Kardashian's latex dress closet in this gown, sorry.

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Linda Cardellini

The color on this gown is magnificent, but the sheer number of frills is dizzying. Then you've got the awkward upside-down mullet shaping of the skirt and that random bowtie, and it's all a huge mess.

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Sarah Paulson

It's unfortunate, but Sarah Paulson looks like one of those crochet dolls southern people put on top of toilet paper here.

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Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga has been surprisingly subdued this awards season, but tonight her dress is as basic as it gets. She even borrowed the Isadora necklace from How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days!

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Stephan James

We wanted to like the If Beale Street Could Talk star's burnt red velvet suit so much, but between the tie shape, the scoop of that vest and those loafers, it's all a bit too much.

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Spike Lee

The legendary filmmaker used his time on the red carpet to make a statement. We've also got respect for his "over it" aesthetic. That said, the hat kinda makes him look like Waluigi, and that's hard to unsee.

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Kacey Musgraves

There were a lot of princessy pink gowns on the red carpet this year for some reason -- we call it Villanelle's impact from Killing Eve -- but Kacey Musgraves' had a commitment to it that made her stand out ... and not in a good way. This dress reminds us of the Bo-Peep outfit Rachel wore to Barry and Mindy's wedding.

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Maya Rudolph

We hate to say anything negative about the incomparable Maya Rudolph, but this fabric looks like someone washed grandma's old curtains with a red sock.

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Amy Adams

We know Amy Adams has been to the Oscars a few times before, but it looks like she decided not put far less effort into this occasion than we're used to.

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Serena Williams

Serena Williams is way too good for this simple design. While you have to appreciate the silhouette it gives her, the clunky red patch in the chest seems like little more than an afterthought.

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Ryan Seacrest

We don't know whether this is the Oscars or a casino black jack table, based on what Ryan Seacrest is wearing.

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Tessa Thompson

Tessa Thompson rarely misses, but this dress is both shapeless and repetitive, and there's very little to like about the design or her too-simple styling.

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Mahershala Ali

It was a big night for Mahershala Ali as he took home his second Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Green Book tonight. But that didn't stop him from looking far too casual with that hat.

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Adam Lambert

It's hard to miss with a Tom Ford tux, but Adam Lambert managed to overdo it this time with the blossoming sleeve cuffs and the excess accessories.

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Marianne Farley

We get what she was trying to accomplish -- this is close to being 19th-century chic with those side buttons and sweetheart collar. However, thanks to some slack fitting and those poofy arm pieces, this one misses the mark.

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Diane Warren

Stark white with black contrast and chains make for a harsh look that's less powerful and more off-putting for the Oscars.

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Glenn Close

The nominee came dressed in Oscars gold, but the look -- by Carolina Herrera -- is much too heavy. We mean that literally: The full dress weighs 40 pounds.

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Though pretty, this Vivienne Westwood gown looks like a work of art that was pasted together wrong. So close, SZA. So close.

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Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa

The hottest couple on the planet coordinated for the Oscars. While cute, it looks a little too '80s prom.

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Emily Deschanel and Zooey Deschanel

Emily's dress isn't wowing anyone, but Zooey's choice is the real culprit here. The shape is all wrong for the star.

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Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh

Pharrell Williams is ageless, but shorts and high socks on the red carpet at the Oscars? That's a bit too juvenile, even for someone with a baby face. And unfortunately, Helen's heavy, feathered look isn't saving the day.

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Olivia Colman

With a dark, full gown, sleeves and a train there's a lot going on here, and it's not all working together for the Oscar winner.

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Viggo Mortensen

We'll skip the fact that this is a run-of-the-mill tux (compared to the likes of what other Hollywood leading men are serving this year) and zero in on those ill-fitting pants.