Oscars 2013 Red Carpet Fashions: Best And Worst Dressed On The Red Carpet Over The Years [PHOTOS]

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on February 22 2013 2:39 PM

With the 85th Academy Awards, now just known as the Oscars, coming up on Sunday, it’s time to look back at the best dressed and worst fashion in red carpet history. Whether they’ve won a gold statue or received a nomination, no one is safe from the red carpet scrutiny, especially after New York Fashion Week has just ended and continues to London, Milan and Paris. As we salivate waiting for who will be dubbed best dress for the 2013 Oscars, here’s a look back at photos of the fashions hits and misses (we're looking at you, Bjork!) over the years.

Hit: Madonna, 1991

Sure beats the cone bra!

Madonna, 1991 Madonna performs the Best Original Song nominee "Sooner or Later" from "Dick Tracy" at the 63rd Academy Awards March 25, 1991  Reuters

Hit: 1996, Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwynnie does minimalism right, still today, and has some nice arm candy.

Gwyneth Paltrow, 1996 Academy Award nominee for best supporting actor Brad Pitt (L) arrives with Gwyneth Paltrow at the 68th Academy Awards telecast in Los Angeles, March 25 1996.  Reuters

Hit: Helena Bonham Carter, 1998

Compared to nowadays, Mrs. Burton sure looks spiffy.

Helena Bonham Carter, 1998 Best actress nominee Helena Bonham Carter arrives for the 70th annual Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles March 23, 1998. Carter received the nomination for her role in "The Wings of the Dove."  Reuters

Miss: Kate Winslet, 1998

GASP! Are those MATCHING SHOES?

Kate Winslet, 1998 Actress Kate Winslet arrives at the 70th annual Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles March 23, 1998. Winslet is nominated in the Best Actress for her role in "Titanic."  Reuters

Hit: Anna Paquin, 1998

Minus that sweater, a timeless look she'll be proud of for years.

Anna Paquin, 1998 Actress Anna Paquin arrives at the 70th annual Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles March 23. Paquin won an oscar in 1994 for her role in "The Piano."  Reuters

Miss: Angelina Jolie, 2000

Hey Angie, Morticia Addams called. She wants her gown back.

Angelina Jolie, 2000 Angelina Jolie gives her acceptance speech after winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress at the 72nd Annual Academy Awards, March 26, 2000.  Reuters

Miss: Kate Hudson, 2001

Kate, that perm. Red. Carpet. Foul.

Kate Hudson, 2001 American actress Kate Hudson, nominated for Best Supporting Actress for the film "Almost Famous", arrives for the 73rd Academy Awards March 25, 2001 in Los Angeles.  Reuters

Miss: Winona Ryder, 2001

Where do I begin? That hair. That face. Is that actually a hole in the tulle on her dress?

Winona Ryder, 2001 Winona Ryder at the 73rd annual Academy Awards March 25, 2001 in Los Angeles, California.  Reuters

Hit: Penelope Cruz, 2001

This gal knows how to wow everyone.

Penelope Cruz, 2001 Actress Penelope Cruz arrives at the 73rd annual Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium March 25, 2001 in Los Angeles, California  Reuters

Miss: Bjork, 2001

Can someone else wear an animal on their dress so we can replace Bjork on the perennial worst dressed lists?

Bjork Singer Bjork arrives at the 73rd annual Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, March 25, 2001.  Reuters

Miss: Angelina Jolie, 2001

I know she was only a presenter this year, but that's not an excuse to dress down. It's the OSCARS!

Angelina Jolie, 2001 American actress Angelina Jolie arrives at the 73rd Academy Awards March 25, 2001 in Los Angeles.  Reuters

Hit: Julia Roberts, 2001

Elegant, great hair, fits well. Winner on and off the red carpet.

Julia Roberts, 2001 Actress Julia Roberts (L) and actor Benjamin Bratt arrive at the 73rd annual Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium March 25, 2001 in Los Angeles, California. Roberts is nominated as Best Actress for her role in "Erin Brockovich.  Reuters

Miss: Faith Hill And Cameron Diaz, 2002

Double whammy bad. The shower curtain meets the Easter egg.

Faith Hill and Cameron Diaz Singer Faith Hill (L) and actress and presenter Cameron Diaz arrive at the 74th annual Academy Awards March 24, 2002 in Hollywood. Hill will perform Best Song nominee "There You'll Be" from the film "Pearl Harbor."  Reuters

Hit: Reese Witherspoon, 2002

Our favorite blonde looks fresh and chic.

Reese Witherspoon Oscars presenter Reese Witherspoon arrives at the 74th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, March 24, 2002.  Reuters

Hit: Catherine-Zeta Jones, 2003

I'll cut her a break for the milkmaid hairstyle since she certainly showed off that bump in a beautiful way.

Catherine-Zeta Jones Pregnant actress Catherine-Zeta Jones accepts the Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in "Chicago" at the 75th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California March 23, 2003.  Reuters

Miss: Jennifer Lopez, 2003

This beauty looks radiant, but is that an extra-large doily cloth?

Jennifer Lopez, 2003 Jennifer Lopez arrives for the 75th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California March 23, 2003.  Reuters

Hit: Renee Zellweger, 2004

Renee's pale skin is only accentuated in this bone white dress.

Renee Zellweger Actress Renee Zellweger waves after arriving for the 76th annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, February 29, 2004. Zellweger is nominated for best supporting actress for her role in the film "Cold Mountain."  Reuters

Miss: Diane Keaton, 2004

I know you're Diane Keaton, you can do whatever you want. But "something's gota give" on this look.

Diane Keaton, 2004 Actress Diane Keaton arrives on the red carpet for the 76th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 29, 2004. Keaton is an Academy Award nominee for best actress for her role in the film "Something's Gotta Give."  Reuters

Miss: Uma Thurman, 2004

Forget Bill. Kill this "dress!"

Uma Thurman, 2004 Actress Uma Thurman arrives for the 76th annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, February 29, 2004.  Reuters

Hit: Hilary Swank, 2005

Talk about swanky!

Hilary Swank Actress Hilary Swank arrives at the 77th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood February 27, 2005. Swank is nominated for the Academy Award for best actress for her role in "Million Dollar Baby."  Reuters

Hit: Beyonce and Jay-Z, 2005

This couple has it all.

Beyonce and Jay-Z Entertainers Beyonce and her boyfriend Jay-Z arrive for the 77th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood February 27, 2005.  Reuters

Miss: Lauren Hutton, 2006

You're one of the world's first supermodels. There's just no excuse here. And is that crotch pack the fanny pack's uglier cousin?

Lauren Hutton Model Lauren Hutton arrives for the 78th annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California March 5, 2006.  Reuters

Hit: Charlize Theron, 2006

Even that giant shoulder can't sway from naming this a hit.

Charlize Theron Best actress nominee Charlize Theron arrives for the 78th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California March 5, 2006. Theron is nominated for her role in "North Country." Theron is wearing a dress designed by Christian Dior.  Reuters

Hit: Kierka Knightley, 2006

Blondes do have more fun, and Kiera is proof.

Kiera Knightley Best actress nominee Keira Knightley arrives at the 78th annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California March 5, 2006. Knightley is nominated for her role in "Pride and Prejudice." Knightley is wearing a 1960's Bulgari necklace and a dress designed by Vera Wang.  Reuters

Miss: Jennifer Hudson, 2007

"And I am tellin' you I'm not goin'" to ever wear this jacket again!

Jennifer Hudson Actress Jennifer Hudson, nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in 'Dreamgirls,' arrives at the 79th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 25, 2007.  Reuters

Hit: Nicole Kidman, 2007

Nicole has had some amazing looks, but this one is definitely on top.

Nicole Kidman Actress Nicole Kidman arrives at the 79th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 25, 2007. Kidman is a presenter for the show. Kidman is wearing a dress designed by Balenciaga.  Reuters

Miss: Anne Hathaway, 2007

If my memory suits me correctly, there was a matching bow on the back of this gown. Anne, you've been warned, don't do it again.

Anne Hathaway Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the 79th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 25, 2007. Hathaway is wearing a dress designed by Valentino and her jewellery is from Van Cleef & Arpels.  Reuters

Hit: Amy Adams: 2008

Green for red-heads may be predictable, but Amy looks so beautiful here, I don't even mind.

Amy Adams Presenter Amy Adams, dressed in Proenza Schouler, wearing jewellery and carrying a purse by Fred Leighton, arrives at the 80th annual Academy Awards, the Oscars, in Hollywood, February 24, 2008.  Reuters

Hit: Heidi Klum, 2008

Here's a supermodel who knows how to dress. No blending in with this red carpet.

Heidi Klum Model Heidi Klum, dressed in John Galliano, arrives at the 80th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood February 24, 2008.  Reuters

Miss: Naomi Watts, 2009

This looks like it belongs as the cover of the movie, "Splash."

Naomi Watts Actress Naomi Watts poses as she arrives at the 2009 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in West Hollywood, California February 22, 2009.  Reuters

Hit: Sarah Jessica Parker, 2009

That's Princess SJP, to you.

SJP Actors Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick (L) arrive at the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2009.  Reuters

Miss: Charlize Theron, 2010

Boob-quet.

Charlize Theron South African actress and Oscar presenter Charlize Theron arrives on the red carpet at the 82nd Academy Awards in Hollywood March 7, 2010.  Reuters

Hit: Demi Moore, 2010

Demi looks half her age here and twice as elegant on a 1-10 scale.

Demi Moore Actress Demi Moore arrives at the 82nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, March 7, 2010.  Reuters

Hit: Diane Kruger, 2010

This dress is so perfect, I'll cut Diane a break for blending in with it.

Diane Kruger German actress Diane Kruger, from the film "Inglourious Basterds," arrives at the 82nd Academy Awards in Hollywood March 7, 2010.  Reuters

Hit: Natalie Portman, 2011

Natalie was glowing and not only because of her big win.

Natalie Portman, 2011, Rodarte A very pregnant Natalie Portman wore a plum silk chiffon draped Rodarte gown to the 83rd Annual Academy Award ceremony. Portman looked unbelievably beautiful with a new-mommy glow and a nomination for Best Actress for her role in “Black Swan” (which she won). Portman has a close relationship with Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy, who helped design the costumes for “Black Swan.”  Reuters

Hit: Jennifer Lawrence, 2011

This red carpet rookie's simple look put her on everyone's style radar.

Jennifer Lawrence Jennifer Lawrence was born on August 15th  Reuters

Miss: Florence Welch, 2011

It wasn't as bad as her green goblin dress at the 2013 Grammys, but, well, this isn't good.

Florence Welch Musician Florence Welch from "Florence + The Machine" arrives at the 83rd Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 27, 2011.  Reuters

Miss: Angelina Jolie, 2012

She looked fine, but no one likes a girl trying too hard to get attention.

Angelina Jolie's Leg Oscars 2012 Angelina Jolie's Oscars leg pose while on the red carpet has turned into an Internet sensation. It is doubtful that even Ms. Jolie could have predicted her awkward right-leg-out stance would garner this much attention. Jolie's leg has spawned a Tublr, Twitter Handle and a meme.  Reuters

Hit: Meryl Streep, 2012

Age-appropriate, yet still oozing sex appeal.

Meryl Streep Meryl Streep won Best Actress in a Lead Role at the 84th annual Academy Awards for her role as Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady."  Press Association

 

Miss: Glenn Close, 2012

I know she's 65-years-old, but take a note from Meryl Streep (see above). This is matronly.

Glenn Close Glenn Close, best actress nominee for her role in "Albert Nobbs", arrives at the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 26, 2012.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Hit: Jessica Chastain, 2012

No "help" needed here!

Jessica Chastain Jessica Chastain  REUTERS

 

Hit: Gwyneth Paltrow, 2012

Last but not least...This is my favorite look of all time. Glamorous, elegant, simple, timeless. Just as a starlet should for the Oscars.

Gwyneth Paltrow Oscars 2012 Cape Gwyneth Paltrow's publicist has denied a report that she got into a spat with Kate Moss at a birthday bash in Mexico.  Reuyters

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