While Mr. Mickey wasn't wooing Sacha Baron Cohen and Tom Hanks via Twitter during the Oscars, he was keeping careful notes on which starlets and screen sirens looked pretty amazing, pretty OK, and not so great. Here's his roundup of the best looks, the worst looks and ones he was conflicted about at last night's ceremony.
Rooney Mara always looks flawless on the red carpet and she looked amazing in Givenchy Haute Couture. Some people think she's 'too fashion' -- an expression I hate. The pale skin, the hair, the strong lip and the stronger point-of-view always knock my socks off. She hasn't had a red carpet misstep yet.
I'm deeply in love with Emma Stone and thought her Giambattista Valli dress was major. You can tell she's really feeling it because it's tough to make a giant bow like that work unless you believe in the look. Nobody wears color like Emma and she was wonderful on stage teasing that drippy Ben Stiller.
Gwyneth Paltrow looked like a real movie star and I love that someone major wore Tom Ford. He's so Hollywood glamour! She was fun as a presenter, too, although often my problem with Gwynnie is everyone's problem with Gwynnie -- she's so great to look at, but when she opens her mouth she says something very 'clueless rich girl.' It's too bad because I think she's amazing and she can wear ANYthing.
My jaded NYC friends and I squealed with delight when Angelina Jolie strode onto the stage in Atelier Versace (our only other squeal of delight came when Meryl Streep won for Best Actress). Say what you will about her arms being too skinny (they are), this is what a fucking superstar looks like. The hair! The makeup! Totally gorgeous.
I adore Viola Davis' natural hair! The Vera Wang gown is great too. Sexy and glamorous but wearable. She's never looked better.
I thought Meryl Streep looked so great in Lanvin. The metallic made her look super fancy and the color was great for her complexion. My favorite look on her in a while.
Octavia Spencer looked amazing. The dress was so flattering and so glamorous and I love that she sticks with designer Tadashi Shoji.
Tina Fey has always loved a peplum and that's SO the look right now. I loved her in her Carolina Herrera dress with her hair all up. She obviously feels so comfortable on the red carpet after doing hundreds of these awards shows.
I love that Glenn Close had a jacket with this Zac Posen dress. She looked super sexy but without the jacket it would have been too much! Pretty hair and makeup. Good for Glenn.
Shailene Woodley looked fabulous in Valentino. She proves that covered-up is the new sexy and the look isn't fussy but still super put-together. This is how young actresses should look.
I don't get why every actress loves strapless, but I thought Ellie Kemper wore her strapless Armani Prive best. And those bangs are so cute! Rose Byrne, in Vivienne Westwood, also looked super adorable with her sparkles and bangs.
There's nothing like a simple, sequined long-sleeved shell to make you look amazing. Although black is tough at an awards show, Anna Faris really pulled off this Diane Von Fursternberg dress.
I didn't like the cut-outs on Jennifer Lopez's Zuhair Murad dress, but it was glamorous despite them. Still, she seems like such a phony bitch to me.
I worship Melissa McCarthy, but I think everything about her look was a mistake. So much was going on with the Marina Rinaldi dress that it wasn't flattering at all.
Sandra Bullock seemed really depressed to me. It made me sad. (Dress by Marchesa.)
Sherri Shepherd and I went to the same high school and that's the only nice thing I can think of to say about this. The bra peeking out is the worst. Still, it's fun to see someone working a bananas look.
Penelope Cruz is one of the most gorgeous movie stars alive but this Giorgio Armani dress was not my favorite look on her. (Although she looked much better on stage than she did on the red carpet.)
I'm not sure who Missi Pyle is [Ed note: She's in The Artist]. She's very pretty in a Miss Alabama way. The Valentina Delfina dress is festive but has about three too many drapes, ruches and ruffles for my taste.
Louise Roe, who did red carpet interviews for ABC, was the worst. Everything she wore distracted from the people she was talking to! This look was a mess and she was horribly annoying. She made Giuliana Rancic look like Christiane Amanpour.
Cameron Diaz in Gucci Premiere. She seems fun and the dress was cute but her hair was a disaster. What happened?
I loved Kristen Wiig in J. Mendel and I think she's so pretty, but nude colored dresses are pretty tough on a red carpet. Everything just kind of gets washed out.
Michelle Williams looked good in Louis Vuitton, but I'm bored with the pixie haircut. I'd love to see her in something super sexy! Versace! Dolce! Alaia!
I like that Melissa Leo's Reem Acra dress was covered up but her hair was a little too casual daytime for me. Her general vibe is pretty crazy, but she could pass for a normal person in this outfit.
Natalie Portman looked amazing from a beauty perspective -- great hair and makeup. The vintage Dior dress was nice, and Portman in a spokesperson for the brand, but it felt a bit safe. I would have loved her more in a wild Rodarte moment.