What will Kong's beauty wear to the Oscars?
Attention, all you avid Naomi Watts fans who think the Aussie actress was robbed, simply robbed of a well-deserved Oscar nomination.
Turns out the "King Kong" heroine will be attending the 78th annual Academy Awards show on March 5 after all. According to Academy Awards telecast producer Gil Cates, she will present an award, joining the ranks of Uma Thurman, Jennifer Aniston and Nicole Kidman. Not bad company.
Watts, whose films include "Mulholland Drive," "The Ring" and "I Heart Huckabees," got a best actress Oscar nod for her role in "21 Grams." She'll next be seen in "The Painted Veil" based on a W. Somerset Maugham novel and costarring Edward Norton and her new beau Liev Schreiber.
But enough about upcoming moves. What will the beast's beauty wear to the gosh-darn Oscars?
Photo: Naomi Watts looks like a real Hollywood classic in a Rochas '30s-inspired silk frock at the New York "King Kong" premiere. But what will her Oscar outfit be?
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Here's her designer track record.
The world fashion tour "Kong" promotion included an edgy Jean Paul Gaultier gown at the Tokyo premiere. But Watts went ultra-elegant in Rochas, wearing '30s-style fashion flashbacks at the Paris and New York premieres.
At past Oscars, Naomi's definitely shown some skin. Her first Oscar carpet stroll in 2002 was in a sultry bondage-inspired black lace-up bodice gown by Tom Ford for Gucci. In 2004, she went all classic with upswept hair and a glittery gold strapless Versace couture gown.
Will Watts fly fellow Aussie designer Collette Dinnigan's flag this year? Will she go classic with Christian Dior or maybe Chanel?
How about Marchesa, which has a slinky retro feel and would win casting points with movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, since his girlfriend designs the line. Or perhaps Naomi will fall for something fashion headline-grabbing, like Roberto Cavalli.
Our chips are on a vintage-inspired Rochas, reminiscent of her "King Kong" period wardrobe, guaranteed to soothe her Oscar-disappointed fans and the savage-breasted style critics.