Gal Gadot in metallic Givenchy at the Oscars: boring or surprisingly great?

90th Academy Awards (Oscars) - Arrivals

Gal Gadot, much like Tiffany Haddish, had a huge, breakout 2017 and her “reward” was a presenter’s gig at the Oscars. And like Tiffany, Gal Gadot brings joy. She was so happy to join Jimmy Kimmel in the group that surprised the theater full of regular people. She really just seemed happy to be there, and that’s always nice to see. Gal wore this Givenchy gown which… I actually like? A lot. And she did a big accessory too: a Tiffany’s Blue Book collection necklace made of aquamarines and diamonds. I’m really into this!

90th Academy Awards (Oscars) - Arrivals

90th Academy Awards (Oscars) - Arrivals

I mentioned this on Twitter, and I was surprised that other people had forgotten this too: Viola Davis won an Oscar last year. Remember that? It had completely escaped my memory. Viola attended the Oscars as the Best Supporting Actor presenter, and Viola “had fun” with her look. She wore a hot pink Michael Kors – I actually like the dress, I like the way it fits her body, and her figure is AMAZING. My problem is here is her styling – I don’t think she should have done the half-slicked-back hairstyle with this dress. The dress is a party. The hair doesn’t “match.” She should have just let her hair be big and bouncy and curly and she would have delivered some much-needed Diana Ross Realness.

The 90th Academy Awards arrivals

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Whoopi Goldberg was a mess – a glorious, fun mess. This ball gown is Christian Siriano. It’s a disaster, but still… I enjoyed this on her.

90th Academy Awards (Oscars) - Arrivals

I hope Laurie Metcalf knows that we really did try to make her a bigger contender. She ended up losing every major award to Allison Janney, which I understand, but still: Metcalf was amazing in Lady Bird. Her gown here is Christian Siriano. Understated, age appropriate, flattering, nice.

The 90th Academy Awards arrivals

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  1. EMc says:

    I loved Gal! She looked beautiful and she was having so much fun, it was infectious. She was one of the bright spots of the night, for me at least.

    • lannisterforever says:

      I agree! She just has the it factor, she always seems so warm and powerful. Perfect casting for Wonder Woman. The dress was lovely too.

      • Hoping says:

        I totally agree. Not only she has a striking gorgeous face, but her charm and personality are so enchanting that her beauty is the second thing you notice!

    • Erinn says:

      Her dress is gorgeous. I’m a sucker for some sparkle. But I like that they kept it very straightforward and not fussy when they’re using that much bling. She looked amazing – and she looked so happy which is also nice to see.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I thought she looked amazing, one of my favorites of the night. I think the flapper/20s style really works with her figure (kind of the way it does for Charlize). The necklace is gorgeous too.

      Her smile is so gorgeous. I adore that she goes for a happy look, instead of an open-mouthed glare.

    • MoAnne says:

      + 1,000,000 I adore her. She’s stunning…

      I want to see her in more movies! I think she’d be really good in dramas or comedies. I’m not sure if she is the greatest actor, but with her charm, it probably does not matter at all.

    • magnoliarose says:

      Gal looked beautiful and fresh. She is charming and seems to have fun wherever she goes. She has a tight group of girlfriends, but she keeps that part of her life private. I even forget she has two children sometimes.

  2. Rachel says:

    I hated Viola’s dress. Which is weird because I normally love everything she wears. Even if the dress isn’t great, she elevates it. However… that pink dress… it has boob cups. No.

    • lannisterforever says:

      Yeah, the boob cups killed it for me.

    • Moneypenny424 says:

      I agree, I normally love everything she wears. This was a miss for me.

    • Amy Too says:

      The boobage isn’t good on violas dress. Her breasts don’t fit the cups. Otherwise, I like that’s its a solid color, relatively simple dress. But the chest portion fits so poorly.

      • Ankhel says:

        No to the cups. And, there’s something vaguely J-Lo about the whole thing, and that’s not for every woman.

    • Pandy says:

      Me too and I usually love her style. The color looked cheap on stage which was the final nail. I was lukewarm on the still photos. Gals necklace makes the dress. Whoopi … Well I don’t look to her for fashion. And she spoke to Ryan Seacrest.

  3. HH says:

    I actually like all the looks here. Maybe it’s because this red carpet wasn’t that great. But yes, Viola! Serve up some melanin. She looks so good. The hair is a bit much, but not enough to overtake the rest of the look.

  4. KatieBo says:

    Gal Gadot’s dress is basically a gunmetal version of Emma Stone’s Oscar dress from last year. I’m not sure why Givenchy would do that…

    Viola Davis LOOKED amazing but she couldn’t walk!! It was painful to watch.

    Laurie Metcalf looked awesome. I’ve been so pleasantly surprised by her very cool styling this season. Aunt Jackie– who knew?!

    • Moneypenny424 says:

      My husband kept asking if Viola was injured because she really couldn’t walk!

  5. Becks says:

    Gal looked incredible. Love the dress, love the bling.

    Whoopi was a mess but she’s whoopi so whatever. I still love her, lol.

  6. Darla says:

    I couldn’t love Gal any more.

    I saw some snide remarks about Viola’s dress but I thought she looked amazing.

  7. Peg says:

    Shoot Whoopie in a dress!
    I like that it is loud, go big or go home.

  8. Nicegirl says:

    I love Gal!!

  9. Coraline says:

    I like her dress and I REALLY like her beautiful diamond necklace. The subtle earrings compliment her necklace so overall, she looks very lovely. But I think her makeup is a little bit dark which makes her seem tired, I think a lighter shade of eyeshadow would go better with that shade of red lipstick. Her makeup artist should do a better job at concealing imperfections, what’s with the dark circles under her eyes?

  10. Grant says:

    I love Gal! One of my favorite moments was when the big group of celebrities were about to go sneak inside the theater and Mark Hamill was clearly having a fanboy moment over Gal Gadot. It was just precious!

  11. Nicole says:

    Gal’s look is nice but way better in motion. Laurie looks lovely and the color was nice on her too.
    Agreed about Viola. I would’ve loved her fro out

  12. minx says:

    Loved Gal’s whole look.
    Laurie’s dress was pretty but I hate beige/nude/washed out colors for awards shows.

  13. Mia4s says:

    I love Gal but normally hate her red carpet style. But this? Fantastic!

    Wonder Woman met Luke Skywalker! Twitter will never recover!

  14. Her Higness says:

    I think Whoopi’s look is a refreshing change from her usual look for awards and I DONT think she is a mess!

  15. Betsy says:

    I love that Gal’s dress is an offbeat gunmetal color and not silver.
    Viola’s hot pink looks amazing.
    And Laurie’s pearl white is somehow offbeat, too. I love it!

  16. paranormalgirl says:

    Loved Gal’s whole look.

  17. tracking says:

    Gal, along with the “senior ladies” (the term seems too staid for them) Moreno, Mirren, Fonda, and St. Marie were my favorite looks of the night.

  18. Tara Beth says:

    Who is “we”?

  19. Moneypenny424 says:

    Gal is so beautiful and I love her. Her eyes sparkle with joy, which is so lovely to see.

    I like the dress, but don’t love it. I found it a bit boring, but that necklace is amazing!

  20. Jayna says:

    The silhouette of Viola’s gown was so flattering. She looked very sexy. But the hot pink color on that material is not my favorite. Still, she looked great in it. It’s her hairstyle that isn’t flattering. It is too severe on the top, just parted and flat.

  21. Jayna says:

    I loved Whoopi’s gown on her. She hates to wear dresses or gowns. This suited her personality. She looked like she was really loving it and comfortable in it, and it’s unique.

  22. Anne says:

    Laurie was incredible in Lady Bird, I don’t have words to describe her performance in the airport scene.

  23. Elizabeth says:

    Am I really the only person who loved Whoopi’s dress? I want a calf-length, on-the-shoulder version with a big, foofy crinoline.

    • Ankhel says:

      No! I like that she tried for once, and why not go big at the Oscars. Sure, it’s loud and a bit crazy, but a dress should suit its owner.

  24. greys says:

    Gal is best dressed of the night for me!

  25. AuroraBorealis says:

    Viola was a knockout, as was Gal. 🙂

    I actually liked Whoopi’s outfit.

  26. Carmen says:

    Gal Gadot looked great. Loved the dress. She had the sense to keep the silhouette simple and let the fabric and the accessories do all the work.

  27. Carmen says:

    Laurie Metcalf looked great and that dress was perfection. Simple, understated and elegant, and it fit her like a glove.

    Viola, Viola, Viola… girl, I love you but that dress falls into the category of unmitigated disaster. Pink Pepto-Bismol is not a good color on anyone. And Lord have mercy, that hairstyle… just a big fat NO. Total allover fail. You can do much, much better than that. You HAVE done better than that. Hoping last night was an aberration.

    I thought Whoopi’s dress fit her personality — outsize and fun. She looked good in it.

  28. lucy2 says:

    Wow, Laurie looks gorgeous! I love that gown.
    I like Gal’s too. Something about Viola’s look is off for me, though I’m not sure what. Maybe it’s just too pink, I’m not a big pink person.

  29. Lucy says:

    There’s something about Gal that is simply captivating. She has such a badass presence, yet her eyes and smile are always so warm and sweet.

    • tracking says:

      I agree, find her very charming and likable. She seems strong and has a forthright air, doesn’t seem phony.

  30. Token5151 says:

    Seriously, this girl would be stunning in a potato sack!

  31. Dorky says:

    Viola’s body is SENSATIONAL! The dress would have worked wonderfully if it would have been big enough for her in the boobs. It was perfect, otherwise.

  32. Bliss 51 says:

    I need Gadot’s necklace.

  33. Tig says:

    I wonder what it was like seeing that necklace for the first time and knowing you’d get to wear it? I’d be beaming too!!
    And was Viola’s dress so tight she couldn’t move? Honestly, there was some serious hobbling to get to the mike. I do like the color on her, but the bodice was terrible.

  34. Ozogirl says:

    Gal is beautiful, but this look is nothing special. Boring makeup, hair, dress…disappointing!

    Viola has an amazing figure, but I’m not wild about that shade of pink and the hair style doesn’t go well with it.

    Whoopi looks awful…the worst part are those terrible glasses though.

    Metcalf was amazing in Lady Bird and I wish she could have won something. Janney was tough to beat though as she was equally as amazing.

  35. EMau says:

    No more fugly Marchesa dresses. Hooray.

  36. teacakes says:

    Gal Gadot is a beautiful woman, but her style simply isn’t very interesting. This is flattering but I doubt anyone will remember it a month from now. Which is fair enough, not everyone is into fashion or wants to play.

    I also wonder if our feelings on the dresses aren’t coloured by our opinions about the wearers – I thought Jennifer Lawrence had a far better dress and styling this year and this was her best Dior ever, but looking at the post about her, most people here don’t agree.

  37. magnoliarose says:

    Gal’s dress was simple and flattering. She wasn’t there for an award, so it is a smart move not to go big. Laurie looked nice. Whoopi is who she is so I think she was having fun.
    Viola is a No, and her styling is terrible.

  38. sadie77az says:

    Only here for Gal. She’s wearing my literal dream dress since childhood. Wearing the hell out of it, too.

  39. serena says:

    Love Laurie Metcalf’s outfit, it’s very appropriate and elegant.