But of course that's all beside the point, right? The awards are a sham (see: nomination of The Tourist for Best Musical or Comedy) and we all know that it's just sort of the unloved middle child with a superiority complex of awards shows. So why do we watch? The dresses of course.
Though beautiful, thin celebrities aren't really all that different from beautiful, thin runway models, I like to see the dresses side by side where possible. Enjoy. But keep in mind: most of these clowns had their gowns custom made, so pickings look a little slight.
Anne Hathaway and Karlie Kloss in Armani Privé (Fall 2010)
Catherine Zeta-Jones and NAMELESS MODEL in Monique Lhuillier (Pre-Fall 2011)
Jennifer Lawrence and Lara Stone in versions of Louis Vuitton (Fall 2010 RTW)
Piper Perabo and Anja Rubik in Oscar de la Renta (Spring 2011 RTW)
January Jones and Jac in Versace (Spring 2011 RTW)
Tina Fey and Marike Le Roux in L'Wren Scott (Spring 2011 RTW)
No photos yet of Alexa Chung in Valentino, but this Julia Saner in the look (Spring 2011 RTW)
(ALL PHOTOS FROM STYLE.COM)