Amanda Seyfried in red Armani at the 2021 Oscars: stunning or tulle tomato?

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For me, Amanda Seyfried’s Armani gown might be a victim of the dreaded post-Oscar hangover. On the carpet last night, I was convinced that it was a great look, one of the best looks of the night. In the cold light of Monday morning, I’m not so sure? It was a big look and it was sure… red. She seemed very happy with it and her styling was impeccable. But the dress itself? I don’t know, maybe it isn’t so great after all. I think we’re all just starved for drama and big fashion moments. There’s just so much tulle!!

93rd Oscars, Academy Awards

93rd Oscars, Academy Awards

93rd Annual Academy Awards Arrivals

Tyler Perry also wore Armani to the Oscars, where he picked up his Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. I’ll admit that I zoned out during his speech because I was thinking about how he helped the Duke and Duchess of Sussex last year, how he provided them with security when Prince Charles yanked their royal protection, and how he let Harry, Meghan and Archie stay at his LA home. While it is without a doubt that Tyler is incredibly deserving of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, people had some issues with his “let’s meet in the middle” speech. I get it. But whatever, he still employs hundreds/thousands of Black creators and Black talent. He’s not a politician. I don’t think he’s trying to be, either.

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  1. Lightpurple says:

    I didn’t like the ruffle at the top but Amanda’s dress was amazing in motion AND during the ceremony, she stood out every time there was a wider shot of the stage – there she was up in the corner, her gorgeous red dress a focal point.

  2. Gk says:

    I liked the color and the rest of it. I didn’t like the top of the dress. Not sure how to adjust it, lower maybe?

    • BothSidesNow says:

      It had too much going on without a special wow factor. As for Tyler Perry’s, he is an amazing human being at has been very supportive of his crew and creating a safe place for the coronavirus vaccine as well. It’s too bad he is set in Georgia as the laws will certainly impact a great deal of the state and possibly his crew.

      • Yup, Me says:

        Yes, Tyler Perry is amazing. And he doesn’t advocate meeting in the middle on all matters. When the family molester died and folks were expecting him (Tyler) to pay for the funeral, he told them where to go. So he’s got some perfectly reasonable non negotiable hell nos and “go f*ck yourself” of his own.

    • Betsy says:

      They should have either gotten rid of the ruffle or made it into something sleeveless rather than strapless.

      Really pretty color and the pleating was very Madame Gres.

  3. Pamuk says:

    First, she could wear a bag and look good, that said, that dress is not a winner. The only thing that saves it her impressive cleavage! Tyler’s speech, thought it was very good, but Im just not on his spiritual level. 🤷‍♀️

  4. Léna says:

    I think Amanda’s dress is nice, but it would have looked better on a lighter or darker carpet color lol

  5. Watson says:

    Amanda’s dress is strange to me. From the hips up it looks like a stunner, full length frontal it seems overwhelming. From the side or in motion it’s spectacular.

  6. SurelyNot says:

    I don’t always get Tyler Perry – but I always respect the work he is doing. Amanda is always impeccably put together and she is wearing the hell out of that dress.

  7. Bettyrose says:

    Just started rewatching Big Love so seeing a lot of Amanda Seyfried lately and is her face really different here? Maybe it’s just makeup and styling but she’s such a unique beauty I’d hate to see any major work done.

    • fishface says:

      Hasn’t she recently had another child?

    • Betsy says:

      Aging and new motherhood. She just looks more mature (in a good way, on the off chance her publicist reports comments here to her. She looks like herself).

  8. Tiffany says:

    I thought Amanda looked great and that was the type of dress that only someone like her can pulled off.

    And I just loved the cut away to her when
    Youn won for Minari.

  9. Sue says:

    It was really beautiful from the back.

  10. MsIam says:


  11. Ctgirl says:

    Tomato that magically added width to a tiny woman. Nope.

  12. Soupie says:

    Absolutely stunning. One of the best looks of the night. Looked way better on TV than in these photos.

  13. Case says:

    I like Amanda, but last night pre-show she was going on about how she was helping recraft a legacy in Mank and I found it so cringey! Mank was so bad. She was fine in it, but I’m still confused where all the buzz for her performance came from.

    She looked lovely, though. The dress is worthy of the Oscars!

  14. Seraphina says:

    It reminds me of those tissue balls used for decorations at parties. This does her no favors. BIG thumbs down from me.

  15. Ally says:

    Considering that the dress gave her easy access to pump (check her Instagram) I’d say it was perfect for the occasion lol. It has to be hard to find a dress after having a baby. I think she looked great.

  16. MF1 says:

    I think she’s too petite for a dress of this volume. The fit and the silhouette make here look 2 feet tall.

  17. Lauren says:

    I like the color of Amanda’s dress, but the ruffles on the bodice are just one big nope.

  18. Ariel says:

    Hey, she has been living on a farm feeding animals and gestating a 2nd child, and raising a toddler. She NEEDED a little glam.

  19. February-Pisces says:

    I think she looks stunning. Not too sure about the bust on the dress, but she looks great all the same.

  20. Watcher says:

    Tyler Perry gave an inspiring speech – I didn’t know how much he was doing for people all over America, glad they used this award to spotlight his work. I salute you, sir.

  21. Jenn says:

    I didn’t love the dress while she was sitting down (there was so much underboob at these Oscars!! Halle!!!!), but she looks incredible in these photos, and that’s honestly what really matters, lol

  22. Severine says:

    The dress overpowers her delicate frame. She looks amazing in red. If this had just been a straight up and down style it would have worked.