Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times
February 26, 2012
Viola Davis was one of last year's most-watched nominees in the run-up to the Academy Awards, giving a boost to a number of high-end designers. She wore a white and gold Marchesa gown to the Screen Actors Guild Awards, a wine-colored Emilio Pucci at the Golden Globes and a bright pink dress by Juan Carlos Obando at the Academy Awards nominees luncheon. But at the Oscars, her green mermaid gown by Vera Wang was upstaged when all attention was focused on her hair. She had ditched her wig and wore her short hair natural.