Scarlett Johansson in Oscar de la Renta at the Oscars: lovely or too beige?

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Do you think Scarlett Johansson knew she would lose in both Oscar categories? I think it became clear to her as the awards season progressed, and to her credit, that sort of loosened her up and she looked like she was having a lot of fun. Still, she dressed like she thought she might win something – this champagne Oscar de la Renta would have looked great with an Oscar! Alas, it didn’t happen. So instead she just had to fill her hands with her fiance Colin Jost. Also: ScarJo needed more jewelry. Other than her hilariously bad engagement ring!

Oscar® nominee, Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost arrive on the red carpet of The 92nd Oscars® at...

Colin Jost, Scarlett Johansson at arriva...

Florence Pugh in Louis Vuitton. I weirdly loved this, I think because it was so refreshing to see this saturated teal color on the Oscars red carpet. So many women wore white, black, metallics, pink and beige-champagne, so the few women who went for rich greens and blues really stood out. While I’m no fan of mullet dresses or ruffled tiers, this works, right? I think it’s because Florence is so short, so it’s not like we were staring at five feet of ruffles. Everything looks proportional. The necklace (which is great) is Louis Vuitton Jewelry too.

Florence Pugh at arrivals for The 92nd A...

Florence Pugh at arrivals for The 92nd A...

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  1. Eliza_ says:

    Like everything else Scarletts worn this award season, it feels dated.

    Florence looks very cute, but feels more wedding guest than Oscars.

  2. Stacy Dresden says:

    I really like Florence’s dress – she looks like fun! I don’t care for Scarlett’s style and this look is no exception

  3. Bookie says:

    ScarJo bothers me SO much! I dislike her immensely.

    However, I thought she looked lovely last night.

    • Kaylove says:

      Me too! She just grinds my gears.

    • lucy2 says:

      Me too. And I used to like her as an actress, but in recent years she has really bugged me with a lot of stuff she’s said.
      She did look good though, but as always that color tattoo on her arm distracted me from the gown.

    • Eugh says:

      She’s dim and ignorant, hard to like her acting or dress choices.

  4. Rila says:

    I hate that hairstyle on Florence

    • Cali says:

      Her shoes match her dress, and I didn’t realize she was so short. Her hair is the least of her problems here 😬.

  5. minx says:

    Oh I loved Florence’s dress. So pretty and vibrant. ScarJo, meh.

  6. brinibini says:

    I quite like Scarjo’s look. She probably won’t be wearing that engagement ring that long…

    • omnibre says:

      Do you think? I was wondering if there’s a different sort of announcement coming. I know she’s naturally curvaceous, and satin’s no one’s friend in terms of cling, but she looks a wee bit pregnant to me.

      • brinibini says:

        I just think that her third marriage won’t be her last. They will get married, maybe have a child, and then it two years or so it’s over.

      • omnibre says:

        Oh, I don’t doubt it. She seems very much a serial monogamist and while I don’t have the hate for Jost that some do (he used to live in the same building as a friend of mine and was apparently very nice and polite to her mother, who still raves about it), I can’t see him actually being a person who could interest anyone forever. But I think this one will take for a few years.

    • Yup, Me says:

      It looks like an egg on a branch. Which is an interesting concept in a ring, but not really a great engagement ring, imo.

  7. Estelle says:

    I read this elsewhere but Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson look like wax figures in that third shot.

  8. Case says:

    I don’t like her, but I did love her look. Her makeup was beautiful too.

  9. Jane says:

    I love the raw stone engagement ring!! Why don’t you guys like it? It’s so cool and natural and kind of punk!

    • Jackie O'Glasses says:

      I love the ring too! The color of the stone isn’t necessarily my favorite but I appreciate the design. Traditional rings and jewelry aren’t my thing. I don’t want to wear what everyone else is wearing, so I always buy jewelry from independent artists when I can afford it.

    • Onerous says:

      It’s def not a raw diamond. It’s a faceted 11 carat stone. To me the concept is cool but it’s sooooo huge – idk. It looks precarious.

      Here’s a better view

      https://www.instagram.com/p/BxGFuxhFk2z/?igshid=9hvh5j94fup4

    • omnibre says:

      I quite like it, but then I feel some sort of moral obligation to be positive towards anyone’s engagement ring. And I’m not exactly a basket of non-critical rainbows. It always just feels sh*tty to express any negative opinion about that one piece of jewelry, maybe it means something to the couple, maybe it involves heirloom pieces, etc.

  10. Kateeee says:

    ScarJo looks like she was fitted for the dress, then realized she wouldn’t win and stopped her pre-Oscars crash diet. She still looks fantastic; the fit just looks uncomfortably snug all over.

    Florence Pugh is too much teal, too much matchy for my tastes. But she is young enough for a fun look, so what do I know!

  11. Bella Mama says:

    I like the color of Florence’s dress, but not the dress itself
    Scarjo looks ok. The top is interesting butter not a fan of satin

  12. Lightpurple says:

    Scarlett looked lovely and her JoJo Rabbit performance deserved to win over Laura Dern’s performance.

    I loved Florence’s dress.

  13. Maria says:

    I’m so glad Scarlett didn’t win anything, lol.

    • Casey says:

      once she was nomminated in both categories they guaranteed she wouldn’t win either.

      • mash says:

        @casey please explain…im interested in your insight

      • omnibre says:

        Obviously when someone is nominated twice in the same category it makes a win hard, because it can split the vote.

        But even when an actor is nominated in two different categories (like acting/supporting or acting/directing), anonymous voters in the past have said they worried about voting for that person in either category because they may end up winning both and getting “backlash”. So usually you’ll see early in the award season, if one of the two performances is really getting attention then that will continue through because people know which one to vote for.

        It’s like weird mental gymnastics. Clooney sort of made reference to it when he won for, I think Syriana? the year when he was nominated for directing as well.

  14. Lucy says:

    I really WANT to love Florence’s look. Like, I see everything you pointed out about it, but I’m not quite there just yet.

  15. Soupie says:

    The dress was OK but it made her backside look too big. She did look lovely. I haven’t seen Jo Jo Rabbit but I thought the snippet her performance was excellent.

    I often think that actors vote too often for awards for things that touch them personally, especially child custody and divorce. (I do think Laura is a good actress.)

  16. Casey says:

    Scarlett’s dress is entirely the wrong colour for her. Florence’s is lovely, but not an Oscar’s dress.

  17. savu says:

    I loved Scarlett’s dress, one of my favorites of the night. The beading would swing and sparkle, photos didn’t do it justice.

  18. Corrine says:

    I wish scarjo’s dress was unapologetically gold. It’s beautiful on her, but the beige isn’t doing it for me.

  19. Valiantly Varnished says:

    My main feeling during this entire awards season was that as long as ScarJo didnt win I’d be satisfied. And I am. Her dress was actually really pretty but she needed a necklace. Something similar to what Florence wore would have looked great with that dress.

  20. Lisa says:

    Scarlett looked great. The dress fit her to perfection.

  21. Coz' says:

    I have a strong and irrational dislike for ScarJo’s dress. I don’t except that it feels dated and messy even though it’s super (too?) fitted.

  22. Annetommy says:

    Scarjo looked fab and frankly any dissenters need to go to the opticians.

  23. A says:

    That colour looks lovely on Florence but the pattern is horrible. Scarlett’s VF after party dress was much better than her Oscar gown.

  24. tealily says:

    I really like both these looks. I don’t think I’d be in to Pugh’s dress on anyone else, but on her it just looks fun, young, and classy.

  25. Snazzy says:

    The only thing I like about Pugh’s look is the necklace. I think the rest is a disaster. I do like ScarJo’s look – I’m not a fan of her at all and am very glad she didn’t win, but I do think she looks great here.

  26. Sass says:

    Scarlett looked great. And for once so did Florence.

  27. Grant says:

    I think Scarlett’s dress is boring. It looks almost like the “dress” Ariel throws on when Eric finds her washed up on shore, right after she traded her voice for her legs.

    Florence’s dress is very pretty, way better than the monstrosity she wore to the BAFTAs.

  28. Tiffany says:

    Too beige????

    Is that really the way to talk about her fiance. ;)

  29. margedebarge says:

    Ugh Jost always looks like he’s afraid someone will notice he isn’t supposed to be there and kick him out.

  30. SM says:

    I actually think it is an improvement as compared to what Scarlet chooses to wear and considering red carpet was a snooze this year. That ring is fug though

  31. Alana says:

    I’m just SO BORED with Scarlett’s style. I feel like we’ve seen her in something just like this dozens of times?

    Completely understand finding your comfort zone and sticking with it– and her figure looks admittedly fantastic– but she’s the only celeb I can think of who makes “bombshell” look totally boring.

  32. Moo says:

    If I had and looked like Scarlet in that dress I’d wear it to Target!
    Love the way Colin looks at her, almost like he can’t believe she loves him.

  33. Jess says:

    I do not get the Scarlett hate. i always dug her since the ghost world days/ Lost in Translation, and she’s beautiful. Florence’s necklace is cool af.

  34. Godwina says:

    My god, FP looks incredible. I don’t like any of the separate parts normally (teal, ruffles, mullet dress, that satiny textile) but all together that is perfection. She is wearing the hell out of it, too, and not the other way around. Thundering golf clap to her stylist.

    I also adore SJ’s dress. Which is itself the jewels. More bling would be gaudy and distracting and make her look cheap, so no. She is also perfectly styled as is. I’m speechless with how stunning and thoughtful both looks are on this page.