And the Best Oscars Dress Of the Past Decade Belongs to ... (Drumroll)

03/01/2014 at 12:47 PM ET

Anne Hathaway Best Oscars gownKevin Mazur/WireImage

It’s been an action-packed week in the People.com offices thanks to our nail-biting Oscars gown bracket. In trying to determine who wore the best gown of the past decade, we endured some neck-and-neck races, some major upsets and some early favorites go down unexpectedly.

But the two weeks of suspense were all worth it to get to this moment: Anne Hathaway, in her custom Armani Privé gown, has taken the official title of “Best Oscar Dress of the Past Decade.”

RELATED: See the whole bracket here!

And Anne did not have an easy path to victory. First, she had to take out Naomi Watts’s similarly striking metallic Armani. Then she conquered Mila Kunis’s memorable lavender Elie Saab. And finally (and most tragically for our Style and Beauty Director Andrea Lavinthal), she took out early favorite Michelle Williams in yellow Vera Wang, before finally taking on Nicole Kidman in the final matchup.

It was a tough choice, neck-and-giant-bow-at-neck ’til the end, but Hathaway pulled out the win with a 56% vote. And we certainly can’t argue with a gown this classic, a hair and makeup look this elegant and accessories this special. Now we just can’t wait to see if anyone tops Anne tomorrow.

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Sharron on

I was just going to post that I disagree because it was Halle Berry’s Elie Saab in 2002 until I realized that’s more than a decade ago. Where did the last 12 years go??!

anna on

Funny. I don’t remember being blown away by this gown st the time, but it certainly is beautiful!

Marcia on

It’s pretty but I’ve seen many other more memorable gowns.

meme on

How many times was Anne Hathaway allowed to vote for herself? ;)

Erin on

This gown while pretty, is not in my opinion the “gown of the decade”.

amateur fashion critic on

I voted for the Balenciaga, it was stunning. I didn’t find anything special about the Armani Prive – looked bridal to me.

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