Reviewing Oscar Nominees’ Award Season Gowns

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On Sunday night, millions of people will turn on their TVs to see members of the film industry honored for their craft what all the stars are wearing to the Oscars. By the time the ladies in the Best Actress categories have walked the red carpets at the Golden Globes, SAGs, and BAFTAs, the gown bar has been set very high. Jennifer Lawrence has already worn a trio of magnificent Christian Dior Couture numbers, Helen Hunt has shown up in two very sparkly dresses, and Amy Adams has looked radiant in two variations of lace. But these gowns are like very expensive breadcrumbs, leaving a sartorial trail that could give us a hint of what is to come. Anne Hathaway has worn Burberry, Giambattista Valli, and Chanel, is it finally time to go with her good friend, Valentino? Jessica Chastain’s choices have all had an old Hollywood-feel, so fingers crossed for some sparkle? And then there are of course the wild cards, Emmanuelle Riva and Quvenzhané Wallis, who haven’t made appearances at these big events, what can we expect from them? Take a look back at what the nominees for Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress have worn so far this awards season, and start placing your bets.

Jessica Chastain

In Roland Mouret at the BAFTAs, Alexander McQueen at the SAG Awards, and Calvin Klein at the Golden Globes.

Anne Hathaway 

Wearing Burberry at the BAFTAs, Giambattista Valli at the SAG Awards, and Chanel at the Golden Globes. 

Jennifer Lawrence

In Christian Dior Couture at the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, and BAFTAs.

Helen Hunt

In Romona Keveza at the SAG Awards and Dolce & Gabbana at the Golden Globes.

Amy Adams

In Marchesa at the Golden Globes and Elie Saab at the BAFTAs.

Jacki Weaver

In Pamella Roland at the Golden Globes and Tadashi Shoji at the SAG awards.

Naomi Watts

In Marchesa at the SAG Awards and Zac Posen at the Golden Globes.

Sally Field

In J. Mendel at the SAG Awards, Antonio Berardi at the BAFTAs, and Alberta Ferretti at the Golden Globes.

Quvenzhané Wallis

Since Wallis hasn’t been at the Globes, SAGs, or BAFTAs, all we have to go on are the sweet purple dresses she chose for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon.

Photo: Corbis

Emmanuelle Riva

Since Riva hasn’t appeared on a red carpet yet this season, she’s just one big question mark!

Reviewing Oscar Nominees’ Award Season Gowns