Winning an Oscar is a historic moment, and the photographs taken that night will last a lifetime, so the last thing anyone wants to be remembered for is a questionable ensemble or messy hair — looking at you Casey Affleck! So regardless of their odds the nominees really should put their best foot forward because you never know when an upset might happen.
For example, remember Marcia Gay Harden (“Pollock,” 2000)? Few were expecting her to take Best Supporting Actress that year for her role as artist Lee Krasner — “Almost Famous” breakout Kate Hudson was the favorite — but she showed up dressed to win and made a stunning impact.
We look back at those Oscar winners who should’ve thought through their outfits a little more because many haven’t had a second chance to redeem themselves. Some of these looks were problematic in and of themselves, while others were susceptible to wardrobe malfunctions (Jennifer Lawrence nearly toppled over in her voluminous gown). But either way these champs got the last laugh, because the most important accessory is a golden trophy in hand. Check out our gallery above and see if you agree with our picks.
According to Gold Derby’s exclusive odds a week from Sunday, Emma Stone (“La La Land”) is predicted to win Best Actress and Viola Davis (“Fences”) is expected to take home the Best Supporting Actress trophy. Both of these previous nominees have shown in the past that they know how to dress to win; let’s home they remember that this year.
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