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See the fashions that rose to the occasion and the ones that fell flat

Shaun Harrison
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Sandra Bullock is the belle of the ball in her understated silver gown with flower embellishments over the bodice. Beautiful!
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Mariah Carey isn't shy about showing off cleavage in her navy gown. And with that exceptionally high slit, she's also not afraid to show off her legs.
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In this futuristic gown, Amanda Seyfried looks like she's wearing a shield of armor covered in bubble wrap. The future is not flattering.
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We love the femininity of Queen Latifah's pink one-strapped gown. We're particularly fond of the jeweled sash, and the fit really shows off her curves.
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Was Zac Efron's hair stylist trying to play a practical joke? From the front, the star's hair has a messy-chic look, but the back is just bed-head city.
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Virginia Madsen is elegant and sophisticated in a black gown with a sheer overlay gathered around the neck.
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There appears to be a purple poodle attached to the bottom of Zoe Saldana's gown.
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Did Vera Farmiga just come from under the sea? Nice color, but that's one too many seashell ruffles for our taste.
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Robert Downey, Jr., summons recollections of his role in Chaplin with this clown-sized bowtie. At least it matches his tinted shades. And, amazingly, it works.
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The fabric of Maggie Gyllenhaal's gown is a bit too beach-party casual for the most prestigious red carpet of the year.
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Cameron Diaz should wear her hair down more often. And her gold gown absolutely glows on the red carpet.
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Is Carey Mulligan hiding a giant magnet under her dress? There are way to many metal trinkets latched onto that gown.
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Really, Charlize Theron? It looks like two giant rosettes are grabbing her breasts from behind.
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Elizabeth Banks' gray gown with a ruffled bottom is soft and sweet, and we love the delicate sparkling headband.
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Could Miley Cyrus try to look any older? The bead-trimmed bra is not helping the situation.
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Law & Order: SVU's Mariska Hargitay is simply sublime in a black strapless gown that fits her flawlessly.
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Sigourney Weaver looks lovely as usual. Red is the perfect color choice, and the brooch on the shoulder is just ravishing.
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Mo'Nique is drop-dead gorgeous in her cobalt gown, but gigantic flowers in her hair ruin the overall look.
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Does Demi Moore age backwards? Her flesh-toned gown, with a crisscrossed bodice and rippling ruffles, is gorgeous.
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Sarah Jessica Parker's gold gown appears to be wearing a tin-foil tiara. And we're not digging the gown's apron fit or jacked-up hairdo.
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We're really not feeling Ryan Reynolds' bouffant. And his bowtie is oddly small, no?
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Helen Mirren's light gray dress with a shimmering overlay and sleeves is soft and demure.
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There's way too much going on with Diane Kruger's overly ruffled halter-dress.
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What is with the bubble-wrap dresses? Jennifer Lopez looks like she has an extra bottom half attached to her hip — and we all know she doesn't need it.
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Talk about a knockout! Castle's Stana Katic is a vision of sleek beauty in a white fitted gown with silver accents.
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Kristen Stewart doesn't look very comfortable in her black mermaid gown with a sweetheart neckline. It just looks awkward.
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Keanu Reeves is a prime example of someone who should not be sporting the facial hair. It somehow makes him look emaciated.
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As attractive as George Clooney is, his unkempt hair is pretty heinous. He could stand some product, or a haircut.
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Though we love the navy color on Gabourey Sidibe, she's too young for the stuffy embellishments.
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Dusty rose is lovely on Anna Kendrick. Her off-the-shoulder gown and soft hair style are dazzling.
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Tina Fey's one-shoulder gown with shimmering black appliqués is definitely a show stopper.
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We love the Avatar blue that James Cameron and wife Suzy Amis are wearing, but her overall look is not flattering on her thin frame.
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Kathy Ireland is statuesque in this black column dress with a flattering gray pattern.
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Usually, too much skin is the problem for red carpet dresses. But Nicole Richie could stand to show a little more in this textured gown, draped over her entire body. The hair is too severe as well.
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Quentin Tarantino and Quinton Aaron look sharp in their all-black tuxes and satin ties.
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Is that a spring coming out of the waist of Molly Ringwald's purple gown? Between her thick bangs and that bad cuff, she looks a bit too Cleopatra.
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Meryl Streep is ravishing in her sleek and understated gown, designed by Project Runway's Chris March.
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As always, Taylor Lautner cleans up nicely for the red carpet in his perfect-fitting tux and sexy studs. You can almost hear the teen girls screaming.
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The silver corset top of Kate Winslet's gown fits her like a glove, and her diamond-drop necklace would make any girl drool.
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Even with the scruffy facial hair, Gerard Butler makes the ladies' heads turn in his dapper black tux.