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25 Best & Worst Oscar Dresses: Bonham Carter and Hathaway Make Time List

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood February 23, 2011 at 7:40AM

Oscar contender Helena Bonham Carter and host Anne Hathaway score on Times' Worst and Best Oscar dresses list, respectively.
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Oscar contender Helena Bonham Carter and host Anne Hathaway score on Times' Worst and Best Oscar dresses list, respectively.

The complete list (below) with images is here.

BEST GOWNS
• Audrey Hepburn, 1954
• Grace Kelly, 1955
• Elizabeth Taylor, 1961
• Shirley MacLaine, 1975
• Mia Farrow, 1979
• Anjelica Huston, 1976
• Nicole Kidman, 1997
• Gwyneth Paltrow, 1999
• Julia Roberts, 2001
• Björk, 2001
• Halle Berry, 2003
• Kate Hudson, 2003
• Anne Hathaway, 2009
• Sandra Bullock, 2010
WORST GOWNS
• Barbra Streisand, 1969
• Vanessa Redgrave, 1978
• Cher, 1986
• Helena Bonham Carter, 1987
• Kim Basinger, 1990
• Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Hurley, 1991
• Whoopi Goldberg, 1993
• Lizzy Gardiner, 1995
• Celine Dion, 1999
• Faith Hill, 2002
• Selma Blair, 2002

[Photos: Hepburn (1954) - Ralph Morse / Time Life Pictures / Getty Images, Hathaway (2009) - JOHN SHEARER / WIREIMAGE, Bonham Carter (1987)- RON GALELLA / WIREIMAGE, Goldberg (1993) - BARRY KING / GETTY IMAGES]

This article is related to: Awards, Headliners, Hollywood, Media, Oscars, Anne Hathaway


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.