The 2012 Academy Awards Red Carpet: Our Hopes & Predictions For The Nominees

Much has been made of the Academy’s bizarre nominations this year–and their many glaring omissions. Although everyone in the Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress camps is obviously a talented lady, we’re still left with an extremely conservative group, sartorially speaking. We tried to figure out a dress or two for every woman in question, but of the ten, only four are known for ever taking anything resembling a risk: Rooney Mara, Michelle Williams, Jessica Chastain and Bérénice Bejo. Here are our hopes and predictions for Sunday.

ALSO. Please tell us yours, because this was a bit of a challenge.

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    • kit

      Melissa McCarthy and that burgundy Gucci would be a match made in demure-but-daring Heaven.

    • porkchop

      Wow. I hope these women’s stylists are as gifted as you.

      Meryl Streep is going to be kicking herself if she misses the chance to wear that L’Wren Scott.

      • Ashley Cardiff

        Porkchop! You are the nicest. Thank you.

      • superjack

        And not one Marchesa in the bunch. Way to stick to your guns.

    • Peeta

      Best version of this very frequently-done kind of post I’ve seen this year. Glenn Close could, in fact, be this ceremony’s Tilda Swinton in that beautiful gray Haider creation.

    • LCT

      Whatever happens, I need to see someone wear some Gucci Fall ’12.

      Other predictions: lots of Marchesa, Armani Privé, Elie Saab, and hopefully some Chanel, Rodarte, and J. Mendel.

    • Jinx

      Great picks! I’m predicting we’ll be seeing some Valentino red too..

    • Christa

      Viola Davis NEEDS to wear that yellow Jason Wu. Amazing picks!!