There are those of us who can explain the nuances of Eddie Redmayne's performance in The Theory of Everything, and will happily break down which films had the best editing, sound, and cinematography. Then, there are those of us who haven't seen a single nominated film except for Gone Girl, but can rattle off every designer Nicole Kidman has ever donned on the red carpet, in chronological order. This Oscars post is for the latter group.
If your sole reason for watching the Oscars this weekend is to catch up on the pretty, pretty dresses, consider this the ultimate refresher to red carpet highlights. Celebrities may not always get it right, but when they do, they hit it out of the freaking park. And, yes, we're lobbying for the Academy to recognize Michelle Williams simply for her contributions to the best-dressed list.
Click through for some of the biggest, boldest, most beautiful Oscar looks of all time. Here's to those who dared to push the envelope. Let's see if we can keep it up on Sunday.
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