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See which hairstyles flopped on the Oscars red carpet

Shaun Harrison
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Cate Blanchett's chopped locks are the perfect complement to her gladiator-inspired gown. The hair is chic and elegant, and it doesn't compete with the attention-grabbing dress.
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Since she’s no stranger to the Academy Awards red carpet, Amy Adams should know better than to show up with lazy wavy hair.
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While Scarlett Johansson's hairstyle is a major improvement over her Bride of Frankenstein look from the Golden Globes, it's just too casual for the Oscars.
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Michelle Williams' short 'do and flawless makeup were the stars of her simple, beautiful Oscars look. She's a modern-day Mia Farrow.
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Sharon Stone's updo was probably a good idea on paper, but it's just too high. Plus, the black feathers on her gown make us fear a couple of birds may have gotten lost in her hair.
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We don't think Nicole Kidman's ponytail was the correct choice. Our biggest problem, though, is with the side-swept bangs that ended up in Nicole's eyes all night. When you're posing for hours, the last thing you need to constantly do is brush hair from your face.
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Thank goodness Sandra Bullock's stylist pulled those Golden Globes bangs back for this stylish updo. Her hair shows off her shoulders and the excellent architecture of her beautiful gown
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Reese Witherspoon's ponytail screams high-school cheerleading auditions — not Oscars red carpet.
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Hilary Swank's pinned updo is soft and elegant — a perfect combo with her sequined, feathered gown.