PIC: Helena Bonham Carter Dials It Down at Oscars

Celebrity Style Feb. 27, 2011 AT 7:57PM
PIC: Helena Bonham Carter Dials It Down at Oscars Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Call off the Fashion Police...for now.

One month after Helena Bonham Carter was criticized for her multi-hued Vivienne Westwood dress and mismatched shoes at the Golden Globes, the King's Speech star toned down her look for Sunday's Academy Awards.

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Walking the red carpet at L.A.'s Kodak Theatre, the Best Supporting Actress nominee, 44, told E!'s Ryan Seacrest she wanted to keep the night's focus on her critically-acclaimed film.

"I got together with our costume designer Colleen Atwood and thought it would be nice to celebrate film rather than fashion," Carter said of her demure black design.

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Carter -- who walked the carpet with her director beau Tim Burton -- admitted she had one qualm about the 1800s-inspired LBD.

"I've got a bit of a complex with my bum, so I thought I'd make it bigger," the actress - who previously joked her Oscar design would be a "catastrophe" -- told Seacrest.

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The nominee's final look drew high praise from E! Fashion Police commentator Kelly Osbourne.

"I adore you and I love the way you dress," Osbourne gushed to the British actress. "You set a standard and you don't care what people think and I'm obsessed with you!"

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