Post-Oscar parties had a better turnout than the actual Oscars (photos)

Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2010 - Los Angeles

So I just got around to looking at these photos from the Vanity Fair and Elton John parties last night, post-Oscars, and it’s kind of amazing the turnout they got. I mean, they had bigger names at the party than at the Oscars. Natalie Portman (above, looking really cute), Maria Bello (who was actually nominated for an Oscar once, Miley Cyrus/Amanda Seyfried/Kristen Stewart), a very pregnant Amy Adams, classic Kat Beckinsale over-dress, and many more. Here are some of the better photos:

Holy sh-t, Salma Hayek! This is a Spanx Code Red Emergency.


I hate myself a little for loving Kate Beckinsale’s dress so much. It’s gorgeous, and worthy of the Oscar red carpet. The fact that she wore it to an after-arty is slightly funny, but also sad because she looks so much better than the overwhelming majority of women who actually walked the Oscar red carpet.

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Simon Baker is so f-cking delicious, they need a new word for what he is.

Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2010 - Los Angeles

I think Maria Bello is cute as a button. Fug shoes though.

Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2010 - Los Angeles

Amy Adams looks gorgeous! I love a redhead in a jewel tone. She’s so cute!

Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2010 - Los Angeles

Would you like some Hilary Swank boob? No? Too bad. Kind of too much (or too little).

Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2010 - Los Angeles

Aw, isn’t this cute? Kate Bosworth thinks she’s relevant.

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Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are so cute together.

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Jessica Simpson went back to brown (with some red in there too). I think the dress looks matronly, she should have aimed for sexy.

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Jesus, Posh. Take it down a notch.

The 18th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Award Party!

Heidi Klum is so adorable. I love when she’s done up like a modern-day Brigitte Bardot.

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Cuteness overload! Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger! I was wondering where he was.

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Olivia Wilde would like to remind you that she’s a princess. But she doesn’t want to talk about it. I mean, she never talks about it. I mean, you shouldn’t call her a princess or anything. But she is. A princess.

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Mmm… the Hamm (and his girlfriend)

Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2010 - Los Angeles

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  1. Jackson says:

    Hmm. Not a lot of good things to say about the dresses in these pics. Natalie Portman looks good, but the dress looks young and flirty while the hair looks prom-ish. I would have liked to see her with her hair down in this dress.

    Amy Adams…yes, looks great!

    Jessica Simpson doesn’t look too bad to me. Again, the hair would look better down. The updo looks too old for her.

    Salma Hayek? Good Lordy, this dress is wrong in every way imaginable. It’s a shame, too, because from the neck up she looks exquisite.

  2. lucy2 says:

    OMG love Kate Beckinsale’s dress! Something looks a little odd with her face though? I usually think she’s very pretty. Agree these are more interesting than the Oscars!

  3. Maritza says:

    Diane Kruger should have worn a red bra! I think that picture of Heidi Klum reminds more of a young Catherine Deneuve. Salma looks beautiful but hippy.

  4. Melanie says:

    Selma Hyeck is hurting my eyes. It looks like something out of biology lab.

  5. ,,,, says:

    Salma Hayek is wearing Alexander McQueen. The dress is from his insect inspired collection.

    I know that just because you like a designer doesn’t mean you have to like everything that they make but I really wonder how many people would still be trashing this dress if they knew who designed it…

  6. denise says:

    i actually thought jessica simpson looked beautiful in that dress. i dont think “sexy” is the look she should go for, cause you know, if she did, the tabloids would be all over her making her look like she dressed too sexy or skimpy etc etc.. she cant win for losing, bless her heart.

  7. snapdragon says:

    diane kruger needed someone to tell her to wear either a red bra or a flesh colored bra under that dress.

    natalie needs to let her hair down, and maria bello needs to brush hers.

    i think jessica looks great…i know, i can’t believe it, either.

    salma’s dress is insane.

  8. Trillion says:

    Hyack is wearing Alexander McQueen. It’s a brave look. I often don’t like Heidi’s choices, but her styling is aces here. You’re right, Kaiser. This is her look. (well, really it’s Bardot’s, but you know what I mean)

  9. L says:

    I’m happy Paquin covered up her boobs. She’s been wearing to many low cut dresses lately.

    Amy Adams looked awesome. I liked Jessica’s dress, it fit her really well and she wasn’t boobs out for once. I think that her hair makes her look matronly though.

  10. Melanie says:

    Just because the guy died does not make his “insect” line correct. It is gross looking.

  11. Anna says:

    I like Salma’s dress actually, it’s Gaga without being gaga on her. Just the right touch of freak without going overboard. I hate Diane’s gown. Plus, didn’t she look in the mirror before she left home? If she had, she might have noticed how badly her fug bra looks under that sheer red. But hey, she’s Diane Kruger. I honestly don’t expect more from her. And what Joshua Jackson sees in her, I’ll never know.

  12. isabelle says:

    Heidi looks beautiful.

  13. Iggles says:


    Brad and Angie didn’t go to the Oscars (no nominations). Jen didn’t go to the Oscars (even though her showmance partner Gerard did).

    Last year, Brad and Angie went to the Oscars (as nominees). Jen goes to the Oscars (though not nominated).

    Ugh. That woman always courts controversy. When there isn’t any to exploit she’s conspiciously absent..

  14. ,,,, says:

    @ Melanie – That is simply your opinion, not fact. Different people like different things. I for one think the line is creative and fun. Just because you don’t care for it doesn’t mean it’s universally terrible and gross looking.

    And I wasn’t saying that people should like it because Lee passed away. I was saying that it would be interesting to see if people would still be trashing the dress if they knew who made it – hinting that the dress being a McQueen may influence people’s opinions…

  15. kristen says:

    I believe salma hayek’s dress is Alexander McQueen. Naomi’ hit a bitch’ campbell wore the same dress a few weeks ago.

  16. kelbear says:

    Jessica Simpson looks great!

  17. eva says:

    Does it seem that Jess is dressing a little more conservative ever since the infamous John ‘sleaze-bag’ Mayer sex napalm comments?

    If his comments still bother her, she might be trying to avoid anything overtly sexy. Who knows…

    I feel for her.

  18. juiceinla says:

    well I loved McQueen, but its not a great look for Selma. Its like she said “I want to show my love for a lost friend and emphasize how tiny my waist is, while tripping on ‘srooms. Wear this to an after hours side trance bar, not Oscar parties

    so yes, @,,,; despite his untimely death, it is still being trashed.

    I love Heidi’s hair and look, but My grandma wore that same cheap satin bedazzled blouse to my 4th cousin’s funeral last week.

    ok, this is just the headache talking, I am stopping now. (Sorry Grandma, you’re not cheap.)

  19. juiceinla says:

    @Iggles- OMG your right about Brange,and I find it incredibly offensive. Imean, Inglourious Basterds was nominated, and St Branilina was too good to show up and support Tarantino and their co-stars?

    God I am now starting to dislike Pitt too (its a shame, I saw 12 monkeys this weekend and was ready to love again). I wish they would break up, just so he won’t become her.

  20. chicoulina says:

    Kate Beckinasale is a goddess!Best dress of the night!
    Natalie Portman is cute.
    Maria Bello’s dress is nice but bad shoe and hair choice.
    I liked Victoria’s dress.It’s not that bad.
    Kate Bosworth looks stunning as usual.The color is beautiful.
    Anna Paquin is blah,Salma Hayek is a disaster.I’m speechless with Diane Kruger!The color is also awful!
    Heidi Klum is stunning!Great hair and makeup.
    John Hamm is sexier with a beard.His girlfriend is wearing a boring dress.White does not look good on her.
    Jessica Simpson and Olivia Wilde pulled it off.They look okay.
    Amy Adams is beautiful and the most sexy dressed goes to Hilary Swank!

  21. Cea says:

    Much better dresses and turn out here.
    Worst dresses were Kate Bosworth’s and Dianna Kruger’s IMO. Kruger should have worn a red bra. Kate Beckinsale’s dress is nice. Amy Adams looks really good.
    Hillary Swank looks awesome. Love the sexy neckline! Salma Hayek looks great but that dress is weird. Natalie Portman is my fave. Gorgeous!

  22. Chana says:

    Iggles: She was asked to present last year and this year she wasn’t. What was she supposed to do, gatecrash?

    And if she HAD gone, some people would be all over her for trying to push her “showmance” (again, zero evidence of such) with Gerard Butler.

    Really though, she couldn’t have been busy this night, or not been asked to present or anything else other than something that has to do with her life revolving around the lives of Brad and Angelina.

  23. Chana says:

    On topic: Natalie Portman looked adorable. And Jon Hamm is just delicious as usual.

  24. Mouse says:

    Wow. I don’t like a single one of these dresses except Amy’s. Salma looks like a futuristic robot that got thrown up on, Hilary looks like she’s trying to give Pam Anderson a run for her money, Diane looks like she forgot to put on part of her outfit, and Kate and Heidi look like they’re going to the prom. Laaaaaame.

  25. Mouse says:

    What’s wrong with Amy’s face?? Is she just sporting some baby bloat or what?

  26. noonoo says:

    I think Olivia Wilde, Diane Kruger (bad bra though) and kate Bosworth looked great. I like Salmas insect dress and yes Kate-boring-Beckinsdale looks silvery and nice.

  27. Ruffian9 says:

    Kate Beckinsale looks like she’s about to go onstage to accept her best actress Oscar. Lovely, but overkill for an after-party. I think Jess looks …respectable. The dress just seems a bit old for her. Natalie…meh. As for Salmas’ McQueen, I think there is a bit of sculpture/structure in this dress that the camera isn’t really capturing. She’s standing a bit off balance as well, and I think it’s throwing the dress ‘off’. Just my two cents!

  28. ViktoryGin says:

    I don’t think spanx would help Hayek all that much. Another curvy woman accentuating a part of her frame that doesn’t need it. Like Beyonce and her gold-colored performance leotards. The color suits her complexion, however. This pattern would actually look like a squashed insect on a paler complexion.

    Though it pains me to admit it as I have an aversion to this woman, Kate Beckin-mess looks lovely here.

    Oh, Hilary Swank. Very talented, insane figure, moderately attractive in the face. No sex appeal. These reavealing dresses always fail for her as a result. Feel free to disagree.

    Jessica Simpson looks borderline matronly because she likely went conervatve regardng her figure, otherwise she would have attracted te usual tabloid BS about her weight. Don’t blame her.

  29. pebbles says:

    Heidi Klum – BAM! She looks amazing…..

    Posh Beckham. Why is she relevant?

  30. MnM says:

    Olivia Wilde looks great, as do most of them. You do have to admit, Hillary Swank has an amazing body.

    Natalie Portman IS cute, but maybe it’s time to stop dressing like a 13 year old?

    Amy Adams looks fabulous.

  31. moonbeam says:

    You created the new word for Simon Baker- fu-licious!

  32. amar says:

    Salma Hayek is actually wearing Alexander McQueen wearing the dress to pay homage to the recently departed designer