Did Anne Hathaway look the best at the 2013 Oscar Luncheon? Really!?

These are some photos from this year’s annual Oscar Luncheon, where everybody who got an Oscar nomination this year gets invited to a fancy luncheon (I believe Wolfgang Puck caters it?) and then they all sit for their “class photo”. What’s special about the event is that there is assigned seating, and all of the “cool kid” actors don’t get to sit together in one table – they are forced to mingle with the editors and screenwriters and costumers. But it’s also pretty typical in that there’s a red-carpet like thing where all of the cool-kid actors get their photos taken. I generally like the event for its business-casual fashion, but this year’s luncheon featured a lot of really awful styles. So let’s get to it!

Here’s Anne Hathaway in a pretty and flattering little black dress. I don’t want to discourage you or anything, but I think Annie looked the best out of all of the ladies. Also: that’s a pretty flat stomach, right? So much for the bump rumors, I suppose. Still, there’s time.

Naomi Watts in Valentino. We might need to start a Bump Watch on Naomi with this dress, right? Here’s the thing – I’m sure she’s not pregnant. It’s just not the most flattering thing on her. And I usually love her style, but she’s been disappointing me the past few red carpets. What’s up with her?

I’m sorry, but Bradley Cooper looks like a Vegas casino pit boss with a not-so-secret heroin addiction.

Amy Adams in J. Mendel. I’m sorry, but this dress is super-fug. I love her, I think she’s incredibly talented, but good God.

Oh, hello Hugh. You look amazing!

Jessica Chastain in Erdem. I could totally see Duchess Kate in this dress. And I suspect I would like it more on Kate. I don’t care for it on Jessica, and I think she made a bad shoe choice.

Joaquin Phoenix with his sister Rain. Um… is this his way of lifting his middle finger to the Academy? Like, “Yeah, I’ll show up but I’ll look like hell because I don’t care because I’m so HARDCORE.” Poseur.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Birdie says:

    Anne looks utterly boring. Gosh Joaquin, get it together.

    • gogoGorilla says:

      Unabomber alert! Geez, he looks seriously awful.

      Anne looks fine… like she would fit right into the secretarial pool.

      • KeriHelen says:

        Honestly. It’s photos like this that make me wonder how I ever found that man insanely attractive. I sincerely hope the hobo look he’s rocking is for a movie he’s working on because holy carp what the hell! Seeing as how he seems to have lost his damn mind ever since that train wreck of a mockumentary it probably isn’t but I’m holding out hope.

    • MisJes says:

      Ugh, agree completely. It’s boring! The duck tail detail is off and I dislike it when some stars don’t take the time to find a proper fitting shoe. Out of this bunch of photographs, I think Jessica Chastain looks the best, such a pretty dress!

  2. RocketMerry says:

    Yeah, Anne was the best dressed, it pains me to say, even with the weird, butt-covering, stiff tail thing.

    I did not hate Amy Adams’ dress, though. Not completely bad, just maybe a bit inappropriate? Not glamours enough, and a bit matronly, but still not horrid.

    Joaquin gets a forever get-out-of-jail-free from me. He’s always adorable, I’d really love to see him win something, anything.

  3. emmie_a says:

    There is no way AnnE looked the best – she’s wearing a boring black dress. Sally Field & Helen Hunt looked waay better than AnnE

  4. katie says:

    If Anne is planning to debut a baby bump anytime soon, she is the master at hiding it. She looks like she needs to eat a sandwich!

  5. Claire says:

    Why did he bring his sister…?

  6. Hannah says:

    I love Jessica’s Erdem dress. But you’re right, Kaiser, the shoe choice is not great. Maybe a pink pump or sandal would’ve put her over the edge. Failing that, I would say, Anne looks the best out of the lot. A simple, elegant black dress is a smart choice for a luncheon.

  7. allons-y alonso says:

    What’s up with the back of AnnE’s dress? It looks like she has a tail

  8. GoodCapon says:

    This is the first time I’ve ever heard of an Oscar class photo. Do they do this every year?

    As for the women: I don’t think Anne looked the best tonight although she did look great. Amy’s dress looks matronly.

    My vote would go to Jessica, even with the stray thread design on the sleeves and the nude shoes. I think she looked great! But must you include Waity’s name there somewhere?

    • Trashaddict says:

      Whenever I’m looking at red carpet photos, I always feels like Naomi Watts manages to pull off whatever she’s wearing (OK not the best phrasing). Seems like she most consistently picks outfits that flatter her coloring, drape well, and she accessorized right.
      She always looks natural and relaxed and never too try-hard.
      I really like how she dresses.

  9. Laurabb says:

    I love Anne’s shoes. I also like Jessica’s dress!

  10. PrettyTarheelFan says:

    Eh, Joaquin put on a clean suit, a tie, and appears to have showered. A) I’d hit it, even with neck scruff and B) let’s call bathing a win with him.

    • normades says:

      Eh. The suit is clean because he probably never wore it before. It fits horribly. Showered? Not so sure. He looks completely gross and ungroomed.

      Love me some JP but his DGAF attitude is starting to annoy me. If he hates it all so much he should just stop doing movies.

      KStew and Rooney Mara get a hard time for their aloof and ungrateful attitude, but for JP we give him a pass. That’s kind of sexist imo.

      I’m not saying that stars have to be all full Hathaway, but promotion and awards season are part of the deal. He could take it a little more in stride. He doesn’t have to enjoy every minute, but I wish he’d stop looking like hates life all the time.

      • Ms Kay says:

        The difference between them 2 girls and JP is that the latter is a whack job of a lunatic, he doesn’t pretend to be one.

        KStew and Mara bit the hand that fed them (KStew bitching on her fans, those fans who made her rich, and Mara bitching her first starring roles, those roles who gave her a chance to open doors) whereas JP spits on the Hollywood hoopla parade system (competition), like George C. Scott did in his time; now if JP spat on directors who gave him a chance and gets blacklisted it’d be different (and still won’t change the whacko he is imo). Point is, he is a whacko who harms himself more than he actually harms the Hollywood machine, because as much as he is tortured in his mind and has existential issues, he still manages to be a f*cking good actor, and that’s why he gets a pass.

        As much as an Oscar is flattering, it doesn’t necessarily validate a career. So even if the Academy boycotted him in the next years and he still is a good actor, that’s fine by me. But if he derailed grandly in the likes of Mel Gibson, oh no hell no I won’t give him a pass.

      • normades says:

        OK, KStew isn’t a great actress, but I really do think Mara is.

        I think JP often gets a pass because he is hWood royalty. River is a legend.

        He has been very unprofessional in the pass like when he didn’t show up in Cannes to promote 2 lovers. James Grey was upset, and yet he’ll still hire him again.

        It pains me to see him looking so miserable all the time. I think he needs therapy.

      • Ms Kay says:

        Oh I didn’t imply that Mara wasn’t a bad actress, she is good (not great yet though imo) I just said she was bitchy, considering that her career is only getting started spotlight wise she should take a several seats before acting like a spoiled brat.

        Honestly, as much as he died young and in tragic circumstances and had remarkable films, I find Joaquin to be a better actor than River. I don’t think he gets a pass because of nepotism, it’d belong to the Sheen category who is a major creepy douche and still gets a pass.

        And oh yes he didn’t show up at Cannes, it was around the time he announced he’d retire already, not an excuse at all, it’s just who he is, a lunatic, and well James Gray got over it. I mean here during the Oscar campaign one sees DDL campaigning more than JP, dude does the strict minimum.

      • Michele says:

        Kristen doesn’t bitch about her fans. She bitches about the paps who are constantly shoving cameras in her face to make a buck off her pictures.

      • normades says:

        @Ms Kay: Yes Joaquin is the better actor. River even said so when he was alive.

      • normades says:

        Also, I think a snail would be campaigning harder than JP. He is almost on an anti-Oscar campaign. DDL has this thing wrapped up, Hugh knows he doesn’t have a chance, but is still super gracious and looks happy to be there.

    • Snowpea says:

      Ah so we have another Joaquin fan!

      JP is my alltime greatest crush. Luurrrvvve JP. I don’t care whether he’s unwashed, unshaven or any other uns, the man is a god!

      Why oh why does he not realise that JP and Snowpea are meant to be?! ;)

  11. JenD says:

    I really liked Naomi Watts’ dress. And Amy Adams, what the heck? Did she spend the night at her Grandma’s house and borrowed a dress from her?

  12. SusieQ2 says:

    At this stage I’m convinced AnnE is purposely keeping her weight down and her hair short to remind us of what she ‘sacrificed’ for this role.

    Just, go away already.

  13. alc says:

    You are sooo right about Bradley Cooper! LOL! I just want to throw him in the shower with a strong bar of soap. There is a pic of him somewhere (Daily Mail) where his shirt is all bunched up and his jacket just looks too small. He and Mr. and Mrs. Phoenix could all sit together at a table by the kitchen door.

  14. shelley says:

    Jessica then Anne as best dressed! Chastain is the new Julianne Moore-esque hot ginger

  15. eliza says:

    Poor Bradley is not taking this taxing awards season well at all. As for Joaquin, I think this *is* him getting it together!

  16. Shira says:

    Wow what a surprise, Bradley gets slammed.

    Naomi looked beautiful.
    Hate Jessica’s dress but she looked pretty, love that lip color on her.

  17. pretty says:

    I hope Joaquin wins the oscar ^_^
    I think he’s far from a poseur. Poseur is kristen stewart kind of people.

  18. Melissa says:

    I just wish Anne’s toes didn’t hang off the front of her shoe. I HATE that! The shoe is the right size, you can see that there is room in the heel. I’m sure the shoes are expensive, but you can get this little pad thing for the ball of your foot that keeps this from happening. Cost less than $2!

  19. Lulu says:

    Are Bradley’s arms different lengths?

    I want Rain’s shoes.

  20. Miss Kiki says:

    BCoop, fresh from a recent kill and a visit to the basement to spend time with his collection of sawn off feet.

  21. MonicaQ says:

    I believe Mr. Cooper works for a man that has an offer I can’t refuse.

    Also Jessica Chastain’s dress…I like it and I’m not sure why. And I normally hate floral, like a lot.

  22. bns says:

    Anne looks chic, classic and beautiful. Perfect dress for a luncheon. And I fall in love with her haircut all over again every time I see it.

  23. jane says:

    Why are you hating on Joaquin? He looks fine. I’d hit it anyday of the week.

  24. Dee says:

    Can someone please please PLEASE explain why women go crazy over Bradley Cooper? His whole face is squished into the bottom 60% of his head. The chicken cutlet cheeks and the straight thin lips are not helping.

    I will admit that he is charming in his interviews but seriously people.

  25. bopit says:

    i’d still hit Cooper. HARD.

  26. Miss You Enclave24 says:

    I really like the dress Amy is wearing. I also think conservative clothing is a lot sexier than showing skin. She looks like a lady.

  27. Ms Kay says:

    Haha love Joaquin IDGAF attitude, dude looking like a rag doll!.. Eh it doesn’t bother me, I don’t think it’s a Poseur thing, I simply think it matches his personality.

  28. Michele says:

    Anne Hathaway and Naomi Watts are my best dressed picks at this event. Now that’s how you dress for an Oscar themed Hollywood luncheon–keep it simple and classy! Lovely, subtle make up and non-fussy but well styled hair on both ladies. They look flawless. Jennifer Lawrence’s styling team should take note.

  29. Lexie says:

    hugh looks great!
    also, anne annoys me so much that i can’t like whatever she’s wearing. childish but i can’t help it.

  30. Dawn says:

    I like Anne and Naomi. Hugh looks good too. Everyone else is a mess. And every time I see the Phoenix family I miss River.

  31. Dani says:

    I like Rains heels. Can someone ID them?? I think Brian Atwood?

  32. Lia says:

    She needs to cover up those huge ugly toes, or at least buy some shoes that are big enough to accommodate them. Why do celebrities wear shoes that allow their toes to hang over the front? Do they fool themselves into thinking they have smaller feet because they buy smaller shoes? Toes hanging off the front ALWAYS looks bad, celebrity or not.

  33. mel says:

    Seriously? Those are the options they all came up with? OMG…my 77 year old mother dresses more fashionable…

  34. DeltaJuliet says:

    JP’s sister looks like she could be his mother. Or Dwight’s former babysitter on The Office.

  35. tabasco says:

    Death to the nude platforms!

  36. KellyinSeattle says:

    I agree with you on all counts, Kaiser..and Anne was well-dressed but not very original. She tries so hard to do an Audrey Hepburn thing but it ain’t workin and never will! I think it’s nice that Joquain brought his sister; I’d bring my brother if I was invited to a really fancy event just because he’s so cool!

  37. Mara says:

    Amy is such a lovely lady and her dress is so beautiful on her nice color to.

  38. Crystal says:

    I like Anne’s hair. She’s really cute.
    I love that shade of lipstick that Jessica is wearing.
    Joaquin is a hot ass mess. He looks like he just rolled out of bed. Gross. His sister is…well, she’s something.

  39. K-rock says:

    Anne makes me yawn. She’s as exciting as a dry toast sandwich.

  40. Miss Jupitero says:

    Sorry, not an Anne fan but I love the dress. I need such a dress. Who designed it?

  41. fritanga says:

    Wow – could AnnE’s smirk BE any smugger? “The BSA Oscar is mine to lose, BITCHES.”

    And her dress is boring.

  42. I Choose Me says:

    Yes what is up with Bradley these days? Aside from the bad hair he looks…I dunno, creepy and mega stoned.

  43. Peta says:

    Anne looks nice here, simple and chic makeup, hair, dress. I’m holding to my stance that she isn’t pregnant or even remotely planning to be anytime soon. Her figure looks great lately, her weight’s back to normal and she’s clearly working out again. I would seriously kill to have her shoes too. And I love the poster above who mentioned the “full Hathaway” in terms of awards campaigning. That should be added to the permanent lexicon.

    Amy Adams! What a gorgeous face she has, beautiful hair…but her dress. In fact a lot of her dress choices are just odd. Naomi’s dress is great, her shoes though I don’t know. I personally love Erdem and it looks great on Jessica here. But the beige pumps; only the Duchess of Cambridge seems to be able to pull those off consistently.

  44. Caroline says:

    I love Anne’s haircut..on her.
    Audrey Hepburn vibes~

  45. Cookie says:

    Joaquin is still gorgeous to me here, even with the bad hair and the scruff.