Surprise! Or Not – Sparkle, Glitter and Shine is the Theme for 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 in a Calvin Klein Collection metallic dress and Brian Atwood Martina Gold Ankle Strap Platform Pumps, $685.00

Michelle Williams in a Chanel Haute Couture gown and Jimmy Choo Cosmic Platform Pumps, $795.00

Mandy Moore in a Monique Lhuillier Spring 2011 gown and Jimmy Choo Zafira Swarovski-Scattered Sandals, $2,000.00

Helen Mirren in a Vivienne Westwood Couture gown and Sergio Rossi Sequined Platform Pumps, $199.95 (was $450.00)

Anne Hathaway in a Lanvin black tuxedo suit and Brian Atwood Fiona Pumps which were custom-made with Swarovski crystals for Anne

Emma Stone in a Chanel Haute Couture train dress and Salvatore Ferragamo Double Platform Pumps in purple satin

Melissa Leo in a Marc Bouwer dress and gold python strap peep toe sandals

Rita Wilson in a printed purple silk gown and metallic silver and gold strap sandals

Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth BanksElizabeth Banks in Versace Vintage long sleeve dress and Jimmy Choo Viola Sandals, $1,850.00

Hayden Panettiere in a Luca Luca gown and Jimmy Choo Vita Pumps, $750.00

Heidi Klum

Heidi KlumHeidi Klum in a Julien MacDonald dress and Christian Louboutin Daffodile Platform Pumps, $995.00

Taylor Swift

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift in a Zuhair Murad gold beaded strapless dress and Jimmy Choo Crown Glitter-Covered & Metallic Leather Pumps, $695.00

Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens in a Marchesa strapless dress and Sergio Rossi Mermaid Crystal T-Strap Sandals, $895.00

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

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

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