Best and Worst Awards Show Style Moments in 2011

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Best and Worst Awards Show Style Moments in 2011
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Award shows always bring celebration, but with all those celebs, dresses and drinks, there's bound to be drama too. In the run-up to 2012's award season, we rounded up the best and worst award moments of 2011, from Justin Bieber's live snake bracelet to Beyonce's cleverly hidden pregnancy bump, we've got it all.

Best: Jane Lynch Shines in the Spotlight
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Best: Jane Lynch Shines in the Spotlight

Jane Lynch's popularity soared following her debut on the hit TV show "Glee," but when she hosted the Emmys in 2011 she gained even more critical acclaim with her classic black halter gown and witty commentary. Game for anything -- Lynch sang, danced and even dressed up Jersey Shore-style. Beauty and brains? That's how it's done!

Worst: Ricky Gervais' Golden Globes
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Worst: Ricky Gervais' Golden Globes

"The Office" creator received a limp and confused reaction when he hosted the Golden Globes in 2011. With his boring fashion sense and severe lack of debonair, he insulted not only the stylish cast of "Sex and the City," he pretty much bashed everyone else in Hollywood, too. However, somebody clearly loved his act -- he was asked back for a repeat performance in 2012. At least he made some effort in his attire at the Golden Globes this year.

Best: Beyonce's Surpise Reveal at the VMAs
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Best: Beyonce's Surpise Reveal at the VMAs

With rumors raging of a possible pregnancy, Beyonce decided to drop the bump bomb in the most dramatic and glamorous way -- onstage at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. With husband of three years, Jay-Z, in the audience, a grinning Beyonce pulled open her sparkly jacket to reveal a distinctly pregnant tummy under her high-waisted pants. The crowd went wild, not least Kanye West, who jumped up and shook Jay-Z's hand. Plus, Beyonce gets points for using trendy separates to conceal her secret.

Worst: Franco and Hathaway's Surprisingly Bad Hosting Job
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Worst: Franco and Hathaway's Surprisingly Bad Hosting Job

Almost the moment James Franco and Anne Hathaway took the stage to host the 2011 Oscars, there was a collective scratching of heads as the world asked the question: "What on earth are they doing?" While Franco stared vacantly into the middle-distance, Hathaway awkwardly appeared to misread the autocue. Chaos ensued, proving that two stylish and gorgeous people don't always mix or provide a winning combination -- no matter how many times Hathaway changes her gowns.

Best: Emma Stone's Golden Globes Dress
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Best: Emma Stone's Golden Globes Dress

Amid a sea of trussed-up actresses making their way down the Golden Globes red carpet in 2011, Emma Stone stood out in a wonderful gesture of simplicity. Clad in a pale orange Calvin Klein T-shirt-style dress, the actress allowed her natural beauty to shine through with the simplest of styles and the bravest of colors. Perfection.

Worst: Jennifer Lawrence's 80s Prom-Dress at the SAG Awards
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Worst: Jennifer Lawrence's 80s Prom-Dress at the SAG Awards

When a woman as flawlessly beautiful as Jennifer Lawrence manages to look bad, it's truly shocking. Usually effortlessly gorgeous with her tousled surfer-girl hair and long-limbed stature, Lawrence need only wear something simple and understated to look her best. Sadly, she somehow ended up in an Oscar de La Renta gown better suited to a chocolate box wrapping. Multiple bright pink straps, a thigh-high slit and a black velvet bow conspired to ruin her at the 2011 SAG awards. A real shame.

Best: Hailee Steinfeld as Red Carpet "It Girl"
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Best: Hailee Steinfeld as Red Carpet "It Girl"

Young Hollywood had a big year in 2011 and Hailee Steinfeld was their queen. Dubbed the new "It Girl" on the red carpet and in the fashion world, Steinfeld not only wore gorgeous garb to parties and award shows, she also dressed her age! From her cute, Prada tangerine striped gown at the SAG awards, to her modern, blush custom-made Marchesa princess dress (with converse shoes when her feet became tired) at the Oscar's, Steinfeld proved that fashionistas can be comfy, cool and realistic role models for their peers.

Worst: Justin Bieber's VMA Bracelet
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Worst: Justin Bieber's VMA Bracelet

It's all very well to take your dog everywhere with you, so long as it's happy on its leash or perched in your spacious handbag. But at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2011, Justin Bieber took animal accompaniment a little too far, walking the red carpet wearing a small live snake coiled around his wrist. The snake could not be reached for comment.

Best: Ryan Gosling's Style Icon Status
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Best: Ryan Gosling's Style Icon Status

Many woman swooned over Ryan Gosling's role in "The Notebook," but the world took notice of his svelte style and effortlessly cool nature after "Crazy, Stupid, Love." From dashing red carpet wear at 2011 award shows, to gracing the cover of "GQ" with the headline: "Ryan Gosling Show You How to Dress Like a Movie Star," it's no wonder people were protesting his loss to Bradley Cooper for "People's Sexiest Man Alive 2011."

Worst: Christian Bale's Bushy Beard
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Worst: Christian Bale's Bushy Beard

The Academy gave Christian Bale an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Dicky Ecklund in "The Fighter." Unfortunately that same day his sophisticated monochromatic suit was paired with a very unattractive, headline-making beard. Though the bushy beard is for a part in an upcoming film called, "The 13 Women of Nanjing" its presence rocked the blogosphere, reminding us all that less is more when it comes to Bale's facial hair.

Best: "Black Swan" Mania
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Best: "Black Swan" Mania

For 2011, the bird was the word. From feathers on apparel and accessories, to ballet-inspired dresses and shoes -- "Black Swan" not only ruffled feathers among the awards show circuit by taking home multiple Oscars, the bird-inspired trend took flight. The award-winning film brought many imitations outside of retail, too, one could see half a dozen black swans at any given Halloween party.

Worst: Lady Gaga's Egg Entrance
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Worst: Lady Gaga's Egg Entrance

When Lady Gaga was carried down the red carpet inside an egg at the Grammys, we all wondered why someone would want to stuff herself inside a steamy capsule at one of the most star-studded annual events. Always ready to take her weirdness and creativity to the next level, Gaga emerged from the egg during her performance wearing an equally strange rubber outfit that earned few fashion points, but received kudos for coming out of her shell dramatically (again).

Best: Cate Blanchett's Show-Stopping Gown
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Best: Cate Blanchett's Show-Stopping Gown

There was one dress in 2011 that polarized the fashion police like no other: Cate Blanchett's beaded Givenchy gown at the Academy Awards. Whether you loved or hated it, everyone talked about the unique silhouette of her lavender and mustard dress. Regardless of anyone's opinion, Blanchett glowed (and it wasn't just the pop of thousands of cameras) What's better than wearing one of the most photographed dresses of the season? Looking this good in it.

Worst: Katy Perry's Winged Gown
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Worst: Katy Perry's Winged Gown

Who could forget Katy Perry's strange custom Armani gown at the Grammys in 2011. Perry, like Gaga, prefers the bizarre to the beautiful, and decided to push the envelope with a mosaic bodice, wings and toga train. We'll admit that the Swarovski crystal-encrusted bodice and her two-toned purple and green eye makeup were beautiful, but the combination of the wings and train made this more costume than couture.

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