Mindy Kaling's 2016 Oscars Dress Was Equal Parts Glam & Lazy Girl — PHOTOS

If there's one actor and comedian in the business who we can trust to keep things real, it has to be Mindy Kaling. And Mindy Kaling at the 2016 Oscars is proof of that simple fact. The 36-year-old actor is at the Feb. 28 awards to celebrate some of the biggest, baddest names in Hollywood; and as always, she's looking equal parts glam and so-laid-back-and-cool-that-I-just-want-to-be-her-best-friend.

From being open about wearing Spanx to letting her dad help choose her red carpet ensembles to that bedazzled "Mindy" clutch from the 2015 Emmys, Kaling is always an award season treat. She doesn't hide the fact that a lot of aesthetic prep work goes into these extravaganzas, nor does she play it cool and act as though her parent had no role in her personal style, which only makes her more relatable to folks at home.

What I personally love about Kaling's red carpet ensemble tonight is that she just looks, well, content. It's all speculation, of course, but I can't help but get the vibe that Kaling has mastered the delicate balance between glamour and comfort. It's a balance I struggle with myself, but in her black Elizabeth Kennedy gown with a Bardot collar and loosely falling royal blue sleeves, she looks to be nailing it.

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And just look at that train and regal tie? She truly is a queen.