I love the Academy Awards. I always have! In high school, I remember rushing home from church choir practice to catch the tail end of E! Live from the Red Carpet and staying up way too late to watch the end of the show.

Movies and fashion are two of my favorite things, and when the two are combined at such a glamorous event... I'm in.

In one of the few non-food related posts on But Mostly Eating (not nothing but eating!), I want to share my picks for best dressed.

The major trends on this year's carpet were ruffles, capes, pantsuits, and PINK! Inject it all into my veins P L E A S E ! ! ! !

Marina de Tavira (Roma) in J. Mendel a.k.a. the real-life version of this emoji: 💃🏻

Laura Harrier in Louis Vuitton - this dress is made from 100% sustainable materials! From the fabric to the beads, it's totally green! Plus the glam and the old-school Hollywood silhouette... I'm obsessed. Also, if you haven't seen BlacKKKlansman yet, run, don't walk!

Elsie Fisher in Thom Browne - Elsie has been rockin' pantsuits all awards season. She's just 15-years old and I think the choice to wear a more casual outfit is perfect. Plus, there's almost a 100% guarantee that she's way more comfortable in those shoes than she would've been in a gown and heels!

Men in tuxedos and awards season go together like PB and J. Classic, predictable, and generally just ok... which is why this Billy Porter **MOMENT** is e v e r y t h i n g. I mean, who doesn't dream of walking the Oscars red carpet in a beautiful, show-stopping gown?! Christian Siriano and Billy Porter set the bar so high before the night even really began with this strapless corset black velvet gown with a cropped tuxedo top and jacket. This look will be remembered and talked about for years to come.

Gemma Chan in Valentino. 😍 Swooooooon. When I first saw Gemma on the Red Carpet, I literally gasped. She's looked amazing all season, and this Valentino gown (with pockets!!) is the pink cherry on top of the cake of amazing couture. It's so flirty and fun in such an amazing shade of pink - it's truly showstopping. The neckline is to die for - it reminds me of something Audrey Hepburn would have worn. (Plus with a shapeless dress that has pockets you can 10000% sneak in food (or wine).)

While Lady Gaga in Alexander McQueen was unexpectedly understated (but still gorgeous), there's no way you missed the casual $30M diamond on her neck. Unless, of course, you were watching her chemistry-laden performance of Shallow with Bradley Cooper, because during those 3 minutes I was like, "Tiffany diamond WHO!?"

And finally, my pick for best dressed: Regina King in Oscar de la Renta. The structure of the skirt juxtaposed with the elegant and soft train, the waist (!) is perfectly accentuated, and those LEGS! This color looks absolutely perfect with her skin tone too. I'm done! 

This is the dress you wear when you KNOW you're going to win.

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