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If these were offered as doll sets each year...

yes, that's the whole decade* thus far


...I would need a bigger apartment.

... Also I would go bankrupt. (Especially when trying to hunt down 1950, 1973, 1961 and 1939)

(On a Related Note: Did you see Jose's Best Dressed List?)


Well, not quite the whole decade. There were two no shows: Judi Dench didn't attend for her nomination for Philomena and Natalie Portman opted out for Jackie due to her pregnancy so that's 68 of the 70 nominees above as they were be-gowned on Oscar night. If you could only afford 1 of these 6 doll sets which year would it be?

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It'd be really creepy if they were actually offered, but I'd most want the 2010 set.

March 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

I would probably go for the 2014 set - God did win that year...
But I wouldn't mind picking up individual dolls - that HBC from 2010 looks tempting.

March 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLadyEdith

Love this. I'll take all please, thanks!

March 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

John -- right? I would be one of those crazy people who needed a whole house for dolls. Like Demi Moore back in the day. haha

March 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNathaniel R

I think I'll take 2011.
For individuals, by far Lawrence in 2012 and ROSAMUND PIKE last year.

March 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCraver

I'll also take 2011: McCarthy doll would be fun to play with, Chastain's comes with a pretty dress, and I can stage epic duels between green warrior Viola and golden princess Meryl. Warrior women always win in my games.

March 3, 2016 | Unregistered Commentercatbaskets

That is great, but it reminded me that La Benning loosing to Portman still hurts & that La Close is still Oscarless hurts even more!

March 3, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterstjeans

How quickly I forget ... I had to check what was McCarthy nominated for .

March 3, 2016 | Unregistered Commenteradelutza

catbaskets... omg. YES. good call. the warrior always wins at my place too.,

March 3, 2016 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Forget the film reviews and film criticism. Forget life itself. You should literally do this for every year.

March 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLuke

Seeing them all together like this, I don't think any of them look prettier than Jessica Chastain in 2012.

But my love for Helena Bonham Carter trumps all, so I would take 2010. This is also the only time I liked one of Jennifer Lawrence's Oscar looks...Dior does nothing for her.

March 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Love this! The real question though is who committed the most egregious category fraud? My pick: Rooney Mara

March 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Luke -- thank god that full length photos of everyone from any year before the internet are impossible to find or I probably would quit life to do it.

Everyone -- i'm suddenly realizing that nobody wore red this year which is the first time! At least this decade.

1. BLACK & WHITE (12): Winslet, JLaw, Arquette, Streep, Marion, Reese, Julia, Streep, JLaw, Rooney, HBC, Nicole
2. BLUES (9): Cate, Brie, Amy, Lupita, Sandra, Helen, Emmanuelle, Quvehnzane, Amy
3. RED (7): Rosamund,Jackie, JLaw, Sally, McTeer, Michelle, JLaw
4. [tie] GREEN (5): Mcadams, Saoirse, June, Viola, Glenn
SILVER (5): Charlotte, Laura, Naomi, Jacki, Annette

March 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

I love Jennifer's hand over Michelle in the 2010 one - like no no Michelle, I'm going to win before you!

Question is - who is best and worst dressed this decade? Worst is Melissa Leo hands down - I can't with that dress lol.

March 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMorgan

The real question: Which of these lovely ladies will next join Leo's Dead Wives Club? Michelle and Marion are already in it, and Kate, Cate, and Amy have all played his love interest in doomed relationships. I think maybe Rooney Mara will be next -- she looks like she's channeling a spectral feel in both of her Oscar looks.

March 3, 2016 | Unregistered Commentercash

God, I love Portman's dress. I'd buy that one just for the dress!

March 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Fun Fact: When you pull the string on the back of Melissa Leo's doll she swears!

March 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEz

The lack of diversity is always startling when you see nominees stacked up like this.

March 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRahul

Ez - good one!
Rosamund Pike doll comes with boxcutter & diary & Reese doll comes with a backpack.

March 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLadyEdith

Oscar formula:

March 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHenry

Ugh...this reminds me of a dream I had the other night in which Kirsten Dunst was nominated for Best Actress in 2011/12 for Melancholia ;(


March 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip H.

I'll take the 2011 Nicole collectible, thanks.

Plus, Jennifer already looks like a Barbie in that red Calvin Klein.

March 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDerreck.

Have you made these "dolls" height proportional to the actress? If so, wow what an effort; and this year appears to have the least height diversity among the actresses. I did a bit of checking and this year's range is Rooney Mara 5'3 to Cate Blanchett 5'8. While 4 years ago there was Melissa McCarthey 5'2 to Janet McTeer 6'0. (I stopped looking after that although some years appear more height diverse.)
I would love for the dolls to exist but not own them. The Rosamund Pike is my favourite.

March 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterVaus

Henry - loved your formula. So nice to have you back, I've missed you. :)

March 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLadyEdith

Vaus -- yes they're height proportional (this year's didn't come out as well). On a related note I have been institutionalized for many years and this site is brought to you from my padded cel.

March 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

@ Henry - No, no, no, no, no! Marion Cotillard last year was an out of left field choice in a elitist move by the Academy to prevent Jennifer Aniston from being nominated in the weakest Actress year in forever. And for a French language performance in an underseen movie for which he barely campaigned and hit no televised precursors other than BFCA. And two years after a massive snub for Rust & Bone, a movie she actually campaigned hard for and hit all precursors, even SAG. No way was she a default choice! She was Queen of the Wig Snatchers, class of 2014! Give Dame Cotillard her dues!!! ;)

From this year's line-up I'd take:
- Rachel McAdams, because there is no way I would ever pass on a Regina George doll (how do I even begin to explain it?);
- Cate, the Great, with a tiny Todd Haynes as sidekick so he could direct all the other dolls.

From previous years, I would get:
- Rosamund Pike doll coz she is so pretty and comes with a bloody knife to match her gorgeous dress and the red carpet too. Murderous glam is what she is serving!
- Lupita Nyongo, though I would probably go broke buying all the amazing red carpet looks she had that season (the most fun is to have wardrobe changes for the dolls, right?)
- Sandra Bullock, because I am a Sandy apologist.
- Helena Bonham Carter, of course, to terrorize the children.

March 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCarmen Sandiego

I love this, but it reminds me Jennifer Lawrence is the most celebrated actress this decade, yes, even more than La Streep. And I'm not sure but I think Bradley Cooper takes that spot in the actor department.

March 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLuiserghio

luiserghio -- yeah. It's fun and aggravating (depending on the person/performance) to check who pops up the most: STREEP x 3; ADAMS x 3; JLAW x 4

March 4, 2016 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Oh God, poor Annie Hathaway... I'd erased that insipid dress from my memory. Still at least it kickstarted her red carpet turn-around (the last couple of met gala outfits... yaassss!!)

March 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJB

oh what a great post! Thank you so much for putting it together. I might or might not spend the rest of the work day secretly starring at these awesome women wearing beautiful (or not) dresses.

March 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterIvonne

I swear I thought Julia Roberts was Felicity Huffman in that picture. I had to go look up who that fifth nominee was! (And who else completely forgot about Sally Hawkins' nom?)

March 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSan FranCinema

The one I had to look up was Berenice Bejo - I could not figure out who that was.

I think Blanchett (both times), Chastain (2011), Lawrence (2010), Portman, and Cotillard (I know it's divisive, but I love it) were the best dressed, but I adore Quevezhane's puppy purses, too.

March 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

Marion in Two Days, One Night is possibly the best (and my favorite) performance of the decade so far, but I am somehow always forgetting that she was nominated for it!!

Contrarily, I had also completely forgotten that Julia Roberts was nominated for A:OC. What lazily uninformed voting on behalf of AMPAS.

Henry: I think it's somewhere between reductive and wildly misogynistic to call Brooklyn a "lightweight period movie".

March 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSean Diego

Are Brie and Alicia the new Jess and Meryl? We know the other third young girl is not feeling love at moment, despite her #1 pay status. I am still out of work. Go figure.

March 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMadeline Ashton


March 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMadeline Ashton

Let's see...
I'd take

2011-Portman and Amy
2012-The Golden Lady, Chastain and Glenn Close
2013- J-Law, Little Q and Naomi Watts
2014-Lupita, Amy, Meryl and SaBu (really stunning there)
2015-Bosslady Meryl and Reese Witherspoon
2016-Brie Larson, Cate Blanchett, Sorise Ronan

I'd be broke, but also quite happy. *lol*

March 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSonja

Amy from 2010 still perhaps my all time favorite look. Lupita, Saoirse,Jessica form 2011 and Jennifer for 2010 and 2012 are great as well. And little Quvanzhane and crazy Helena dolls wold be so great to own if these were real dolls!. This years set would be maybe my favorite because of the nice colors, it seems most like a set.

March 5, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterchinoiserie

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