Best & Worst Hair

Diamonds may sparkle, but a star's most eye-catching Oscars accessory is her hairstyle. See whose shined and whose fell flat.

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BEST HAIR:

BEST HAIR:
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Best Actress nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes got tough among the boys in Whale Rider, but she chose a superlatively feminine look for her Oscar hairdo. Her soft style – accented by a sweet, sparkly whale hairpin – is festive and appropriate for the 13-year-old, the youngest-ever nominee in her category.

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BEST HAIR

BEST HAIR
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Presenter Julianne Moore's signature red tresses flowed softly and effortlessly, contrasting strikingly with her alabaster shoulders and silver gown.

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BEST HAIR

BEST HAIR
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Presenter Jennifer Garner softened her formal updo with sideswept bangs, creating a look that's graceful enough for the Oscars but still flirty and sexy.

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WORST HAIR

WORST HAIR
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Many stars went with long, soft curls on Oscar's red carpet, but presenter Sandra Bullock's hair came out looking over-processed, with way too many colors tossed in.

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WORST HAIR

WORST HAIR
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Liv Tyler (a presenter and star of 11-time winner Lord of the Rings) mixed decades with this style – the wavy bob on her left is very 1930s, while the dramatic asymmetry recalls the 1980s. The result is uneven and unflattering to her otherwise radiant look.

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