Here are my picks for the 10 best dressed women at the 2009 Oscars:

Taraji Henson.  This dress is insanely flattering.

Marisa Tomei.  I can only imagine what the pleats looked like after sitting on them all night!

Kate Winslet.  She’s always been one of my favorite actresses — I’m so glad she won.

Anne Hathaway.  Love the pailettes.

Alicia Keys.  If you know me, you know that I adore this color.  Now, is it more lavender or violet?

Viola Davis.  She cleans up NICELY.  She’s unrecognizable from her role in Doubt.

James Franco’s date, Ahna O’Reilly.  I really like this gown.

Halle Berry ALWAYS gets it right.

Christina Applegate.  She looks like a goddess.

And my favorite gown of the night — Freida Pinto.  Such a great color, and so contextually appropriate.

And now for the worst:

Amanda Seyfried.  Love her, but this dress does nothing for her — that neckline, that bow, those shoes…

Vanessa Hudgens.  It’s way too old for her, and from a distance, it looks like it came off the clearance rack at Windsor Fashions.

Amy Adams.  The dress fits beautifully, but it blends into the carpet and clashes with her hair.  I do love that avant-garde necklace, though.  And if the dress were another color, it would have been perfect.

Mary Hart.  A world of no.

And now, the worst gown of the night!  Jessica, what were you thinking?  It fits horribly, it’s a bad cut for your body, and the bow is abominable.  Her hair is awful, too, and that lipstick!  Ugh!

Now, how did she end up wearing the giant napkin when she could have worn this?!  Jessica Biel wore this to the Vanity Fair after-party, and it’s what she should have worn to the ceremony.  Her hair still looks bad, though.

(I would also like to add that I will NOT put Tilda Swinton’s outfit on here because TILDA IS A GODDESS AND SHE CAN DO NO WRONG.)

Now, for the two gowns about which I was on the fence:

Evan Rachel Wood.  I couldn’t decide how I felt about this — I wondered whether it made her look too washed out.  But, you know what?  This gown is GORGEOUS.  Absolutely GORGEOUS.  And she looks great in it, even if it borderline melts into her skin.

Beyonce.  When I first saw it, I LOVED IT.  But the more that I think about it, I don’t think it was a good Academy Awards gown — this would have been PERFECT for the Grammys.  It’s a bit too much for the Oscars.  But I still love it, and it shows off her curves beautifully.

What do you think?