Sparkling, Glittering and Shining Shoes at the 2011 Oscars

As much as we love watching fashion in action at the Oscars, let’s face it, it’s not really the best event for us shoe lovers. The huge ball gown skirts and the floor-sweeping hemlines usually cover up celebrities’ feet, not even giving us a tiny peek of the magnificent Louboutins, Jimmy Choos or Sergio Rossis that we know are under all that fabric.

But of course, that’s not stopping us from covering the 2011 Oscars here on Your Next Shoes! Even thought it feels kinda pervy to be trying to take a peek at something that these celebs aren’t really showing, we tried our best to find out just which shoe by which designer graced the 83rd Annual Academy Awards this year.

And the results? Well, it’s no surprise really – classic and elegant sparkly, glittery and shiny dominated this year’s shoes (as they always have).

It’s all about whose star can shine the brightest at a much-awaited event like the Oscars and these celebrities did that literally:

Gwyneth Paltrow wearing a Calvin Klein dress at the 2011 Oscars red carpetGwyneth Paltrow in a Calvin Klein Collection metallic dress and Brian Atwood ‘Martina’ gold ankle strap platform pumps

Gwyneth Paltrow elevated her Oscars look with a pair of metallic Brian Atwood Martina Platform Pumps.Gwyneth paired her metallic dress with a pair of Brian Atwood ‘Martina’ gold ankle strap pumps

Michelle Williams attends the 2011 Oscars wearing an embellished Chanel Couture gown.Michelle Williams rocks a Chanel Haute Couture gown with Jimmy Choo ‘Cosmic’ platform pumps

Mandy Moore wore a stunning Monique Lhuillier Spring 2011 gown and Jimmy Choo 'Zafira' Swarovski scattered sandalsMandy Moore wore a stunning Monique Lhuillier Spring 2011 gown and Jimmy Choo ‘Zafira’ Swarovski scattered sandals

Dame Helen Mirren in a Vivienne Westwood Couture gown and Sergio Rossi sequined platform pumpsDame Helen Mirren in a Vivienne Westwood Couture gown and Sergio Rossi sequined platform pumps

Emma Stone in a Chanel Haute Couture train dress and Salvatore Ferragamo double platform pumps in purple satinEmma Stone in a Chanel Haute Couture train dress and Salvatore Ferragamo double platform pumps in purple satin

Emma Stone wearing a pair of purple satin Salvatorre Ferragamo pumps at the 2011 Oscars.Emma paired her gorgeous dress with purple satin Salvatore Ferragamo platform pumps.

Melissa Leo attends the 2011 Academy Awards in a Marc Bouwer dress and gold python heels.

Melissa Leo finished her Oscars look with a sexy pair of python sandals.Melissa Leo in a Marc Bouwer dress and gold python strap peep toe sandals.

Rita Wilson attends the 2011 Oscars in a colorful silk dress and strappy heels.Rita Wilson in a printed purple silk gown and metallic silver and gold strap sandals.

Rita's strappy heels feature sparkling crystal embellishmentsRita’s strappy heels feature sparkling crystal embellishments

Elizabeth Banks in Versace Vintage long sleeve dress and Jimmy Choo 'Viola' sandals

Elizabeth Banks wearing Jimmy Choo 'Viola' sandalsElizabeth Banks in Versace Vintage long sleeve dress and Jimmy Choo ‘Viola’ sandals

Jimmy Choo 'Viola' SandalsJimmy Choo ‘Viola’ Sandals, $1,850

Hayden Panettiere wearing a white dress with metallic Jimmy Choo platform pumps.Hayden Panettiere at the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Acaademy Awards Viewing Party held at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood on February 27, 2011

Hayden wore metallic Jimmy Choo Vita pumps with her white gown at the 2011 Oscars.Hayden paired metallic Jimy Choo ‘Vita’ pumps with her white Luca Luca gown.

Jimmy Choo 'Vita' PumpsJimmy Choo ‘Vita’ Pumps, $750

Heidi Klum at the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party held at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood on February 27, 2011Heidi Klum at the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party held at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood on February 27, 2011

Heidi Klum wearing the crystal-embellished Christian Louboutin "Daffodile" Platform Pumps.Heidi Klum wore a gorgeous Julien MacDonald dress with Christian Louboutin ‘Daffodile’ platform pumps.

Christian Louboutin 'Daffodile' Strass Crystal PumpsChristian Louboutin ‘Daffodile’ Strass Crystal Pumps

Taylor Swift wearing attended the 83rd Annual Academy Awards in a gorgeous sequined strapless dress.

Taylor Swift wearing metallic gold Jimmy Choo shoes on the red carpet.Taylor Swift in a Zuhair Murad gold beaded strapless dress and Jimmy Choo ‘Crown’ glitter-covered & metallic leather pumps.

Jimmy Choo 'Crown' PumpsJimmy Choo ‘Crown’ Pumps

Vanessa Hudgens in a Marchesa strapless dress and Sergio Rossi Mermaid Crystal T-Strap Sandals.

Vanessa Hudgens wearing a sexy pair of Sergio Rossi Mermaid T-Strap Platform Pumps.Vanessa Hudgens at the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Acaademy Awards Viewing Party held at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood on February 27, 2011

Nicole Richie styled her Christian Louboutin python ‘Numero Prive’ pumps with a gorgeous dress from the Halston Fall 2011 collection and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

Nicole Richie in a Halston long sleeve cutout waist dress and Christian Louboutin Numero Prive Python Slingbacks.

Nicole Richie wearing Christian Louboutin Numero Prive Python Slingbacks at the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards.Nicole Richie at the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party held at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California on February 27, 2011

So let’s tally shall we? :

Jimmy Choo – 5

Christian Louboutin – 2

Brian Atwood – 2

Sergio Rossi – 2

Salvatore Ferragamo – 1

Jimmy Choo wins the Oscars Shoe Wars by a landslide with 5 wearers out of all the 14 celebrities featured here.

So who was your best dressed? Or more relevantly, whose shoes sparkled, glittered and shined the brightest for you?

Credit: Adriana M. Barraza/WENN/Apega/Jody Cortes/FayesVision/Ian Wilson

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