Just about every year, someone arrives on the red carpet in a metallic dress, and somebody else makes the usual crack about "does she actually think dressing like an Oscar will win her one?" and manifestation and how woo-woo these Hollywood types are. But could it be real? An intensive visual investigation featuring seven Best Actress nominees right this way.
For: Sophie's Choice
Comments: This is glitzy but also like a caftan, which is chill. Like an Oscar on vacation in Maui. And for those interested, her hot date is Don Gummer.
For: The Aviator
Comments: The sculpted bodice of her bespoke, butter-yellow Valentino does skew rather statuette-y, but this is more one of those instances where everything is super thought-out: You can clearly see the 1930s reference, which is also a reference to the movie. Clever!
For: Walk the Line
Comments: It might read twinklier in photos than IRL, but that could just be the patina on this vintage Christian Dior. Which actually makes it more statue-like, whoa.
For: La Vie en Rose
Comments: This mermaid-esque Jean Paul Gaultier is very sculpted, which in turn makes you think, "Wow, that little gold dude does have quite a sexy shape." (Don't think about it too much. Please.)
Yes! She won!
For: The Blind Side
Comments: You can't un-think it, can you? This Marchesa is divine, though. (But also, who sees a film award and goes "Gee, that reminds me of my UNCLE?")
She did! She won!
For: The Iron Lady
Comments: The thing is, if you wear any other metallic shade and you're up for a win, they will make this comparison. Even if your gold lamé Lanvin is more Greco-Roman than Buff Relative.
For: Blue Jasmine
Comments: The definition of statuesque in Armani Privé, jeez.
Yes! Look at that twirl.
For: La La Land
Comments: And in what might be the Oscar-iest cosplay yet, she dresses up in Givenchy couture, the fringe on which would make you weep.
You know she did.