We had so much fun last year, we thought an encore was worth it. We’ll be looking out, of course, for matters close to WVFC.  And while the official Red Carpet doesn’t start until 7:00, but we got hold of a few early images of women we love, to start things off.


The whole red  carpet broadcast is hosted by Robin Roberts, 50. And we love those shoulders. As Alexandra MacAaron discussed this week, Melissa Leo, 50,  is one of the front-runners for Best Supporting Actress,for her performance in The Fighter.  She looks gorgeous, serene, and maybe a little nervous. Compare it with the ads Leo’s producers ran (right), which have caused some controversy.
Australian actress Jacki Weaver, 63,  is nominated for the same award as Leo, for the Australian drama Animal Kingdom. She looks so good here that we want to see her movie right away.


Even though Deadline Hollywood Daily’s Nikki Finke, who leaked the show’s schedule, predicts the broadcast will be a “snoozefest,” we think there’ll be enough to chat about. We’ll be bouncing between here, WVFC’s Facebook Page, and various Twitter streams. We’ll share what we learn in the comments section below, and hope you will too.

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  • Chris Lombardi February 27, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Here’s the link, for your convenience: http://womensvoicesforchange.org/ok-enough-with-all-the-dresses-time-for-some-awards.htm/comment-page-1#comment-85050

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  • Chris Lombardi February 27, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    OK, it’s time to move over to the next post. See you all there?

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  • Chris Lombardi February 27, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Sandra Bullock deserves all that love. The year she’s had.

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  • Dr Pat Allen February 27, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Sandra Bullock looks so perfect. Wonderful hair, complexion and dress. Great neckline for this dress.

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 27, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    I think Hudson is so thrilled with her weight loss that she really wanted to strut her stuff.

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  • Chris Lombardi February 27, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    OK, now I have the reverse experience with Hudson’s dress. The orange looks bearable.

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 27, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Elizabeth, I agree. The guys look great (no anti-tuxes yet, although there are surely some there). Seriously, actors have it so much easier than actresses in the best or worst dressed category.

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  • Chris Lombardi February 27, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    You’re right. Rachel Sklar: “who ever would have thought that Warren Beatty would take home the Oscar for Husband of the Year?”

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  • Elizabeth Willse February 27, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Watching the red carpet! Some of the fashion choices give me, ahem, pause. But I will never get tired of actors in tuxes.

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  • Dr Pat Allen February 27, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Valentino dress from 1981 on Ann Hathaway in Valentino Red. Wonderful to hear the master discuss fashion. I don’t like the dress though. What are those lumps of fabric that make this beautiful woman look like she is deformed?

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 27, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    People are being pretty brutal about Mr. Bening however. Tweets are comparing him to Warren Buffett, George Bush and Temple Grandin (ouch).

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  • Chris Lombardi February 27, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    And there’s Annette Bening, who I am absolutely rooting for for Best Actress. Lighting candles for the long shot. She looks great, though I’m not sure about the dress. And why did Warren Beatty talk so much?

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  • Dr Pat Allen February 27, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Annette Benning is so elegant. Clearly authentic.

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 27, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    I would really like to see Annette Bening win Best Actress (sorry Natalie)!

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  • Chris Lombardi February 27, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Karol posted her comment on the first blog, from Wed: she linked to this piece, which hails everyone from Sandra Bullock to Kathryn Bigelow…..

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  • Chris Lombardi February 27, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    I didn’t get why people were being snarky about Blanchett’s dress until I saw it on TV. That color! And Karol, I think I’ve linked to Jenna Goudreau’s Forbes pieces before; she is so smart.

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 27, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    I was about to say something snide about the mother montage, but it was actually kind of nice.

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 27, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Cate Blanchett is beautiful and a class act, but the dress is a little odd.

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  • eleanore wells February 27, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Robin Roberts looks great. Melissa Leo looks nice…if she were coming to my house. Glam it up a little, why don’t ya! It’s the Oscars! Helen Mirren is always cool. Sharon Stone (remember her) looked great, although maybe a little too dark around the eyes. Jennifer Hudson good. Hilary Swank good!

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  • Dr Pat Allen February 27, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Amy Adams looks fabulous in her midnight blue sequined dress, Such great posture!

    So great to see the young star of Winter’s Bone looking cleaned up after watching her unwashed for that chilling and fantastic film.

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 27, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Something to think about – if Jennifer Lawrence wins, she can’t legally have a glass of champagne to celebrate. Neither, of course, can Hailee Steinfeld.

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  • horsecrazycowgirl February 27, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    amy adams!! love the glitters!!

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  • Chris Lombardi February 27, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    I missed this, but Roger Ebert didn’t. He tweets: “I vote for Jennifer Hudson’s orange gown. Beautiful. Sexy. Plus, it goes with the parking cones.”

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  • Alexandra MacAaron February 27, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Mila Kunis looks beautiful, although the dress is a little raggedy. A lot of people thought that she should have/would have been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Black Swan.

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