Oscars 2015: Our 10 Favorite Clutches

Cate Blanchett, left, and Meryl Streep

Tina Craig, co-founder of Snob Essentials, breaks down the best bags spotted on Sunday's carpet.

The 2015 Academy Awards have made for the safest Oscar red carpet choices I have ever seen. Or maybe I'm feeling that way because I'm fresh off a fast-paced week at New York Fashion Week, full of drama and theatrics. Also, let's remember: lead actresses generally don't carry bags; they have "people" who hold their things for them. With that grand introduction, here are my top 10 bags from the 87th Academy Awards red carpet.

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Sienna Miller

This starlet may as well have strutted straight off the New York Fashion Week runway. Ms. Miller stunned, without posturing for attention, in a demurely feminine black gown from Oscar de la Renta by Peter Copping. An equally elegant clutch finished off the most classic look of the evening.

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Dakota Johnson

In a drop-dead gorgeous scarlet Saint Laurent dress with jeweled strap and paired with a gleaming silver geometric clutch, Hollywood's most talked-about actress of the moment proved she looks good in just about any color.

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Naomi Watts

Naomi never disappoints, and her choice of a glamorous Armani Prive gown (worn with an equally sparkling bandeau top underneath for just a touch of shock value)felt spot-on for Hollywood's biggest night. With a bold black clutch, it made for one of my favorite looks of the evening.

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Felicity Jones

Felicity brought a much-needed high-fashion vibe in a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown, which she smartly balanced with a metal frame clutch.

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Kerry Washington

Playful and pretentious-free as always, Kerry Washington's girly Miu Miu peplum-finished gown was toughened up with the help of her statement-making mirrored clutch.

Cate Blanchett

Cate may not have thrilled, per se, with her simple black gown, but her Roger Vivier clutch brought plenty of much-appreciated dazzle to the red carpet.

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Meryl Streep

The queen was striking in an enchantingly menswear-inspired Lanvin look, topped with a sleek, no-nonsense structured clutch.

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Sophie Hunter

Red and pale gold proved a popular combination for the night. Her box clutch provided just the right amount of flash for her minimal scarlet gown.

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Jennifer Lopez

J. Lo shined in a princess-worthy nude Elie Saab gown, naturally featuring her signature plunging neckline and made all the better with a contrasting crocodile clutch.

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Gina Rodriguez

In a gorgeous sapphire gown made of 100% certified organic peace silk, the Golden Globe-winning actress perfectly complemented her look with an Edie Parker clutch.

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Honorable Mention: Nicole Kidman earned it, as I love the black-and-white Louis Vuitton Petite Malle mini-trunk, though it felt completely off with her nude beaded gown and bright red sash. Separately, it all works. Together, not so much.