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Oscars After-Party: Is ‘Who Wore It Less’ Getting Old?

Just when we thought Hollywood’s obsession with ‘who wore it less’ was coming to an end (finally), the Oscars after-party happened.

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Rita Ora, Gigi Hadid and Heidi Klum set tongues wagging, or rather dropping, when they all opted to go panty-less to the star-studded events, sporting daring cut away dresses that exposed various parts of their bodies including ribs, side boobs, hips, legs and in Ora’s case, half her butt.

Oscars After-Party: Is 'Who Wore It Less' Getting Old?

The award for most revealing frock well and truly went to model, Irina Shayk however, who wore an Atelier Versace gown, which for lack of a better phrase basically exposed her bits by boasting a cutaway feature down one side of her entire dress.

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Of course all of the girls looked ridiculously taught, tight and toned, and for once it wasn’t Miley Cyrus getting her kit off. But seriously ladies, the naked shock value thing is getting old. Every which way we look these days celebs are baring it all for the media and attaching a feminist message to it.

Patricia Arquette proved during her acceptance speech that we don’t need to be naked to get attention or make a statement. Now I’m not saying that the female body isn’t a beautiful thing, because it is! In all shapes and sizes. But arguably what I’m suggesting is that sometimes the message these celebrities are trying to convey often gets lost in the nakedness of it all.

So ladies, put away your nipples and PLEASE put some underwear on. Sometimes less really isn’t more.

Images via the Daily Mail and My Face Hunter

February 24, 2015

2015 Oscars Trend: Porcelain Skin

As Hollywood’s elite took to the red carpet for the 2015 Oscar Awards today, we noticed there was something missing: fake tan! This year the A-list went ‘au naturel’ and ditched their bronzers in favour of polished porcelain skin.

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Celebrity make-up artist Lee Pycroft recently told the Daily Mail: “Alabaster skin is a chic, classy, beautiful look that’s been gunning for a renaissance. It’s been cherished by the fashion world for several years – think of all those Prada campaigns with Karen Elson – and now it’s taking centre stage.”

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Whether sporting a red, grey or even black dress, ivory skin was certainly the most prominent trend at this years award ceremony, with stars including Margot Robbie, Scarlett Johansson, Sienna Miller and Anna Kendrick embracing their paler side.

2015 Oscars Trend: Porcelain Skin

Images via The Guardian 

February 22, 2015

Best Celebrity Fashion at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party

The only place to be after the Oscars is the Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter. And the fashion at the after-parties is always more interesting than on the Oscars red carpet. Here are our picks for the hottest after-party celebrity fashion.

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Golden girl Lupita Nyong’o changed into a sea foam green Miu Miu gown with beaded fringe on the neckline. So pretty.

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We much prefer Amy Adams’ one-shoulder Grecian Carolina Herrera after-party dress to her navy Oscars gown – what do you think?

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Kate Hudson continued her Oscars fashion winning streak, changing into this gorgeous Zuhair Murad gown.

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Reese Witherspoon looked lovely in a calf-length BOSS dress with plunging neckline (and side boob!).

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Stunning Kate Beckinsale was statuesque in a golden Elie Saab dress – even her hair and skin is golden!

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Diane Kruger always makes interesting fashion choices, and we love her sheer lace Valentino dress.

Photos: Just Jared

March 4, 2014

Oscars Worst Red Carpet Dresses

What would the Oscars be without the worst dressed celebrities? We’re live updating the worst of the Oscars red carpet.

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We can’t help but think Julia Roberts looks frumpy in this black lace number. But it looks like peplum is the big trend this year…

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Emma Watson wowed us at the Golden Globes in her tangerine pants-dress, but this glittery tank dress doesn’t really do anything for us.

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Anne Hathaway is statuesque in this Gucci gown, but isn’t it a little, meh?  She usually looks amazing on the red carpet, but we were hoping for a little more edge at the Oscars.

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Naomi Watts’ Calvin Klein Collection dress is lovely, but the styling messes with the overall look. The brushed back hair, the chunky necklace, and the pointy shoulders detract from what could have been a Grace Kelly-esque red carpet appearance.

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What happened to Elvira, I mean, Margot Robbie? The dark hair, the dark lips, the bad 80’s formal dress…don’t you hate when bad fashion happens to the beautiful people?

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There’s nothing really wrong with Amy Adams’ navy Gucci Premiere gown, but it’s just a little boring. Is it a carbon copy of Amy’s? The peplum detail is unnecessary.

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And there’s nothing really wrong with Jennifer Lawrence’s red Dior dress, with diamond necklace that drapes down her back. But she’s 23, and this is a much older dress. After all the fun dresses she’s been wearing on the red carpet lately, this is a bit of a letdown.

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Anna Kendrick is really dressing older than she is, and the midriff detail just ruins an already dull look.

March 3, 2014

Oscars Best Red Carpet Dresses

We’re live updating the Oscars red carpet best dressed celebrities from Cate to Lupita. Who is your best dressed?

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It almost doesn’t matter what Brad and Angelina wear to the Oscars: they’re the power couple we can’t take our eyes off. Sure, we preferred Angelina’s 2013 thigh-high split gown to this year’s sparkly Elie Saab, but hey, it’s Brangelina!

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Sandra Bullock is incredible in Gravity, and we love her Oscars red carpet choice: elegant strapless navy. And great hair.

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Charlize Theron is always the glamazon and she rocks this strapless Dior dress with pulled back hair.

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Kate Hudson is so elegant in this 1920’s-inspired ivory number with plunging neckline. Love it!

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Cate Blanchett stuns is her first truly red carpet gown (she’s known for her funky and unconventional choices) but we love this sparkly nude Armani Prive gown that compliments her blonde locks and alabaster skin so well.

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Julie Delpy is the epitome of old Hollywood glamour, complete with Veronica Lake waves and classic red lips.

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All eyes were on Lupita Nyong’o after her red carpet wins this award season, and she hasn’t disappointed at the Oscars, wearing this enchanting white princess gown and matching headband.

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Kerry Washington looks beautiful in her strapless purple silk Jason We gown, with matching plum lips.

March 3, 2014

Best Pre-Oscars Parties Celebrity Fashion

As we countdown to the Oscars, let’s take a look at some of the incredible pre-Oscars parties celebrity fashion from Cate Blanchett to Anne Hathaway.

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Taylor Swift looked adorable in this white lace Oscar de la Renta dress at the super-exclusive Weinstein Company’s pre-Oscars party at the Montage Beverly Hills.

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Model Petra Nemcova injected some much-needed colour in her radiant yellow silk gown.

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Cate Blanchett continued her pre-Oscars fashion winning streak in this Stella McCartney jumpsuit and shoes at the Sony Pictures Classics 2014 Oscar Dinner at STK Steakhouse, here with Blue Jasmine costar Sally Hawkins.

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Sienna Miller wore this simple apple green Chanel dress to the Chanel & Charles Finch Pre-Oscar Dinner at L.A.’s Madeo Restaurant.

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Also at the same party, Anne Hathaway rocked this short Chanel LBD with little more than a slick of red lipstick.

Who is your pre-Oscars best dressed celebrity?

Photos: Just Jared

March 3, 2014

Oscar Nominations Are Out – Who Do You Want To Win?

The 2014 Academy Awards nominations were announced today, and as expected, there are a few surprises.

Tom Hanks has been snubbed for a Best Actor nomination for his brilliant, critically-acclaimed work in Captain Phillips.

Gravity and American Hustle lead with 10 nominations apiece, with 12 Years a Slave (our pick!) just close behind with nine.

Best Picture nominees
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
The Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Nebraska
Philomena
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actor nominees
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
Christian Bale (American Hustle)
Matthew McConaughey (The Dallas Buyers Club)
Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Best Actress nominees
Amy Adams (American Hustle)
Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Judi Dench (Philoemna)

The 86th Annual Academy Awards take place on Sunday, 2 March, 2014.

Which movie and actors do you want to win at this year’s Oscars?

January 17, 2014

Oscars Best Dressed


It’s fashion’s night of nights and this year’s Oscars red carpet is one of the best ever, with spectacular looks from Hollywood favourites Michelle Williams and Milla Jovovich to our very own Rose Byrne.


Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Could these two look any more glam? The last celebs to hit the red carpet, they really saved the best for last. Classic black, thigh high split and red lips, no wonder Brad looks like the cat that ate the canary.


Rose Byrne

Shimmering black Vivienne Westwood paired with that fringe and blunt bob. So sexy.


Milla Jovovich

Gorgeous white one-shoulder Elie Saab is reminiscent of old Hollywood.


Rooney Mara

Love this edgy look complete with blood red lips and blunt fringe.


Michelle Williams

Cute as a button, Michelle’s red gown goes beautifully with the pixie do, red lips and diamond necklace.


Natalie Portman

Isn’t Natalie lovely with her husband fiancé Benjamin? Especially in vintage Christian Dior, circa 1954.


Giuliana Rancic

Giuliana might host the red carpet arrivals, but she belongs on this year’s best dressed list. An ode to 1920’s glamour.


Stacey Kiebler

Even if George Clooney doesn’t win an Oscar for The Descendants, he’ll take home an Oscar in the form of his golden statuesque girlfriend Stacey.


Jessica Chastain

It’s not the most original of red carpet looks, but The Help’s Jessica Chastain pulls off this ornate brocade gown with flair.

Who is your favourite Oscars red carpet look?

February 27, 2012

Get The Look: Cate Blanchett’s Flawless Oscars Skin, Hair And Makeup


Get The Look: Cate Blanchett’s Flawless Oscars Skin, Hair and Makeup

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Cate Blanchett’s subtle smokey eye beautifully complemented her Givenchy Couture lavender and neon dress at the Academy Awards. Celebrity makeup artist Robin Fredriksz gave Cate an “icy cool look” with cooler toned shades using Lancome while her skin was prepped as always with SK-II skincare. Celebrity hair stylist Renya Xydis completed the look using ghd products.


Get The Look:

Skin

Cate has used SK-II for 10 years and as always used the following products to prep her skin:

– Facial Treatment Essence: After cleansing, apply by sprinkling a teaspoon into hands, rubbing together and pressing gently and evenly onto the face and neck.

– Whitening Spots Specialist: Cate says: “Using Whitening Spots Specialist means I don’t have to rely on whitening masks alone, I can maintain the evenness of my skin’s tone and ensure it stays crystal clear on a daily basis, which gives me a great sense of confidence in my skin’s resilience.”

– Facial Treatment Mask: A deeply intensive, moisture-boosting mask that hydrates the skin with Pitera® to promote more radiant and smoother skin.


Makeup

Face

-Lancome Teint Miracle Lit-from-Within Foundation

-Lancome Blush Subtil in Miel Glace

Eyes

-Lancome Color Design Eye Shadow in Latte (all over the eyes)

-Lancome Color Design Eye Shadow in Volcano (in the crease)

-Lancome Color Design Eye Shadow in Ciel du Soir (as liner on lid and lower lash line)

-Lancome Définicils Precious Cells Mascara in Black



Lips

-Lancome Color Design Lipcolor in Pale Lip

Hair

Sydney celebrity hairstylist Renya Xydis completed the look using ghd products:

Renya says: “Firstly I used ghd Fat Hair Lotion and dried it in. The ghd Gold Classic styler was then used through the mid lengths to ends to smooth out the hair, and I finished the look with ghd Polishing Serum and ghd Ultimate Hairspray for extra hold.”

Are you a fan of Cate Blanchett’s Oscars makeup?

February 28, 2011

Top 10 Oscars Best Dressed

Top 10 Best Dressed At The Oscars

Cate Blanchett

This might divide some but I absolutely love this Givenchy lavender and neon yellow structural gown – it’s my favourite pick of the night. As a bonus her hair and makeup are perfection.

Sandra Bullock

She was last year’s best dressed (remember that shimmery gown with Veronica Lake hair?) and this year is no different. Sandra pulls off lipstick red like no other and proves ditching a loser husband is the best accessory you can have.

Mila Kunis

Wow. This lovely-in-lavender Ellie Saab gown may be a little low-cut but it just takes my breath away! A mix of floaty chiffon with sexy lace, it plays off against Mila’s doll-like skin and dark, sultry hair and eye makeup.

Halle Berry

How dreamy is this nude chiffon Marchesa gown – just like a floating cloud. So beautiful and timeless…I think a lot of brides are going to take inspiration from this style and colour.

Helena Bonham Carter

What I love with Helena here is that she stuck to her eccentric roots (is that a garter and temporary tattoo of the Union Jack?) but still gives a nod to the elegance expected of the Oscars. Beautiful skin, minimal jewellery and a wicked smile.

Helen Mirren

Dame Helen is always exquisite – an example to all women, not just older women. This pewter-grey satin gown is just gorgeous, and as always her beautiful makeup only enhances her natural good looks.

Scarlett Johansson

Expect to see this colour pop up everywhere now. Scarlett glows in this stunning burgundy lace gown with funky updo and smokey copper eyes.

Natalie Portman

All eyes were always going to be on pregnant Natalie, and she pulls it off in a plum off-the-shoulder Rodarte gown (Rodarte designed the Black Swan costumes so nice to see her acknowledging them).

Jacki Weaver

I was a bit worried about Jacki after the mumsy Golden Globes dress she wore, but she is an absolute stunner in this Hollywood-inspired Collette Dinnigan gown. Her makeup makes her look radiant – a perfect example of how makeup can freshen your appearance without needing to resort to surgery!

Florence Welch

I love individuality on the Oscars’ red carpet and Florence Welch goes all out in this pastel yellow vintage-inspired lace and chiffon dress. How beautiful is that colour against her copper red hair?

Who was your best dressed at this year’s Oscars?

Images: TMZ.

February 28, 2011

2010 Oscar Fashion Gallery Part 2

More gorgeous gowns from the 2010 Academy Awards

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Maggie Gyllenhaal

Diane Kruger

Miley Cyrus

Cameron Diaz

Sarah Jessica Parker

Molly Ringwald

Kate Winslet

Gabby Sidibe

Jennifer Lopez

Demi Moore

Images from Snapper Media.

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March 8, 2010

2010 Oscar Fashion Gallery Part 1

It’s the biggest fashion day of the year and we have all the hottest frocks from the 2010 Academy Awards right here!

Charlize Theron

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Sandra Bullock

Mariska Hargitay

Mariah Carey and Nick Canon

Vera Farmiga

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden

Mo’Nique,Sidney Hicks

Mischa Barton

Amanda Seyfried

Zoe Saldana

Penelope Cruz

Images from Snapper Media.

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March 8, 2010

Oscars Fashion Round up

Oscars fashion round up


And the winner is… Charlize
Classy dresses in soft shades adorned with lavish beadwork were the winners at this year’s Academy Awards. From subtle peach and pale lemon to beautifully rich creams, the Oscars frocks were for the most part, tasteful and classic. Looking gorgeous in Tom Ford for Gucci, was best actress winner Charlize Theron. Topping off what is surely one of the best years in this young actress’s life, statuesque South African-born star was awarded the industry’s highest accolade for her portrayal as a serial killer in the film Monster.



Uma Thurman – maybe her shoes are really nice?
Pale and interesting
Nicole Kidman looked divine in a pale green Chanel gown, and best supporting actress winner Renee Zellweger looked sleek in a simple white Carolina Herrera strapless frock. And while pastel shades and simple designs worked for some, one Hollywood dame didn’t quite pull the look off, looking pale and uninteresting in an unflattering ruffled, doily number. Uma Thurman – my Nan wants her toilet roll cover back! Rumour has it, she at least had the good sense to change into something else before attending the post-awards parties.



Naomi and Heath – a nuptial dress rehearsal?
Retro glamour
The fashion of the night seemed to hark back to Hollywood’s Golden Age, with lots of classic Jean Harlow-eqsue 1930’s style hair-dos, soft curls and figure-hugging gowns. Best actress nominee Naomi Watts was no match for Charlize in the awards stakes, but looked every inch the winner in a flesh-toned Versace number covered in hundreds of sparkly crystals. Some stars bucked the trend for pretty pastels, including a youthful looking Catherine Zeta Jones opting for vibrant scarlet vintage Versace, to show off her fab post-baby bod.



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And the men?
Johnny Depp was particularly charming to 13-year-old best supporting actress Keisha Castle-Hughes, even giving the star struck teen a kiss for good luck! But what was the story with his terrible hair? Wispy fringe and middle part – urgh! Jude Law looked ravishing, as usual and former best actor winner Adrien Brody looked smart in an Ermenegildo Zegna all black, slim fitting suit. Showing impeccable grooming, Adrien also freshened up with a quick burst of breath freshening spray after announcing Charlize Theron winner of best actress award. Who could forget his sensational acceptance pash with presenter Halle Berry at last year’s awards? What a charmer!

March 2, 2004

Poll Results for Frocks at the Oscars


Poll Results for Frocks at the Oscars

And the winner, or should we say best dressed, is Kate Winslett, with poor Jennifer Connelly rating the lowest in our Oscars Poll.

See Kate and Jennifer below

April 4, 2002

2002 Oscars De-Brief

The SheSaid team had a media black out at SheSaid HQ yesterday so we could all be surprised by who won what at the Oscars. By 12.30am we had eaten too many nibbles and drunk too much wine and we were all left wondering why we bothered to stay up. The 74th Academy Awards was the longest and most boring awards show in years. To spice up the night, the SheSaid team gave its own awards. And the winners are:

The Bad Hair Award – Tom Cruise

The questions on all of our lips – ‘Has Tom developed a slight lisp since he started wearing braces?’ and ‘Where was Penelope?’

Sexiest Single Presenter – Benito Del Toro

He still stops traffic!

Lady in Red Award – Kate Winslet

Looked stunning, happy and relaxed!

Best Speech – Jennifer Connelly

Although we thought she looked very skinny and slightly drawn.

Worst Speech – Halle Berry

Not since Gwyneth thanked her dead Grandpa and her cat has someone so embarrassed herself as Hallie Berry did last night. Surely she had an inkling she was going to win? Obvious disappointment for the SheSaid team that Nic didn’t nab this one as we know she wouldn’t have carried on and on and on and on …

Best Just Got Outta Bed Hair – as always Cameron Diaz wins this one.

The floral frock she was wearing looked fabulous and we love the way she oozes confidence and always looks like she is just there to party!

Best Animated Movie – Shrek

Not just a kid’s movie Shrek combined amazing animation, with clever dialogue. The comedic talents of Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers, and Cameron Diaz as the beautiful fair maiden! If you haven’t seen it yet – do so – you’ll be humming the sound track for days! Congrats too, to the Academy for recognising this genre with this new category.

Musical Extravaganza

Sting – So Sexy

Enya – Always reminds us of being at the (beauty) therapist

Faith Hill – Divine looking and with great voice. ‘A girl can never wear too many diamonds.’

Potential Mariah Carey Award – Jennifer Lopez

Is J.Lo the next Mariah Carey? What did she instruct her hairdresser? Make it BIG? ‘The higher the hair – the closer to God’? What was she thinking?

Most in Need Of Bra Award – Gwyneth Paltrow

What was with that see-through black top? Great skirt that surely could have been matched with a fabulous top – maybe sequins? She is famous for her pink Ralph Lauren frock from a few years ago as well as for the Hallie Berry-type thank you speech.

A Beautiful Girlfriend – Danielle Spencer

Our Danielle nearly stole the night from Russ with her classy outfit, beautiful jewellery (all her own Russ assures us, even if he did buy it!) and best of all her huge smile as she is obviously so proud of her boy! Great to see! Stop Press: In the lead up to the award ceremony, a SheSaid team member vowed that she would set fire to her hair if Russ didn’t scoop the Best Actor award this time around. Exclusive pics coming soon!

Classiest Presenters – Sharon Stone and John Travolta looked like a million bucks! It’s obvious the two experienced actors were there to have fun, enjoy the night and look fantastic together.

Most Obvious Plastic Surgery – a photo finish between Sissy Spacek and Babs Streisand who beat Robert Redford’s eye job by a nose. It would be nice to see actors aging gracefully.

SheSaid Best Dressed Awards

  • Kate Winslet
  • Hallie Berry
  • Danielle Spencer
  • Nicole Kidman

So how’d we do? Tell us what your thoughts at feedback@SheSaid.com

Let us know your ratings of the dresses in our

Fashion & Beauty Oscars Special

March 26, 2002

2002 Oscars De-Brief (Contd)

Musical Extravaganza Sting – So Sexy

Enya – Always reminds us of being at the (beauty) therapist

Faith Hill – Divine looking and with great voice. ‘A girl can never wear too many diamonds.’

Potential Mariah Carey Award – Jennifer Lopez

Is J.Lo the next Mariah Carey? What did she instruct her hairdresser? Make it BIG? ‘The higher the hair – the closer to God’? What was she thinking?

Most in Need Of Bra Award – Gwyneth Paltrow

What was with that see-through black top? Great skirt that surely could have been matched with a fabulous top – maybe sequins? She is famous for her pink Ralph Lauren frock from a few years ago as well as for the Hallie Berry-type thank you speech.

A Beautiful Girlfriend – Danielle Spencer

Our Danielle nearly stole the night from Russ with her classy outfit, beautiful jewellery (all her own Russ assures us, even if he did buy it!) and best of all her huge smile as she is obviously so proud of her boy! Great to see! Stop Press: In the lead up to the award ceremony, a SheSaid team member vowed that she would set fire to her hair if Russ didn’t scoop the Best Actor award this time around. Exclusive pics coming soon!

Classiest Presenters – Sharon Stone and John Travolta looked like a million bucks! It’s obvious the two experienced actors were there to have fun, enjoy the night and look fantastic together.

Most Obvious Plastic Surgery – a photo finish between Sissy Spacek and Babs Streisand who beat Robert Redford’s eye job by a nose?It would be nice to see actors aging gracefully.

SheSaid Best Dressed Awards

  • Kate Winslet
  • Hallie Berry
  • Danielle Spencer
  • Nicole Kidman

So how’d we do? Tell us what your thoughts at feedback@SheSaid.com

Let us know your ratings of the dresses in our

Fashion & Beauty Oscars Special

March 26, 2002

Fashion & Beauty Lowdown (Contd..)


Oscar Fashion

Since the 74th Oscars last night it looks like fashion is heading into a very soft and pretty direction. Femininity speaks loud and clear. Especially with Nicole Kidman choosing to wear a Chanel pink-chiffon, spaghetti-strap gown with tiers of ruffles running down the bodice. Her adopted daughter Bella was apparently her style dictator and we think she did a damm good job. Halle Berry was one of the most risqu? with her wine-coloured A-line ballgown with sheer bodice and strategically placed beaded flowers. Jennifer Connolly was also incredibly feminine with her champagne coloured strapless gown with matching scarf. Kirsten Dunst’s silver-speckled rose-coloured tulle gown by Christian Dior featuring shabby chic pink satin ribbon bows was outstanding. So was Lopez’s Versace corset gown. Shame about the hair J. Lo. Along with Jennifer’s disappointing hair do we feel too many of the girls wore disappointing gowns in basic black, a’la Sandra Bullock, Renee Zellwegger and so on. Check out www.oscar.com for pics and behind-the-scenes fashion and beauty gossip.

And the Oscar goes to…

Tell us who you think were the worst and best dressed from our Oscar selection?

Rating – Worst to Best

(1 worst, 5 best)

Naomi Watts

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Cameron Diaz

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Jennifer Connelly

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

J.Lo

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Kate Winslet

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Nicole Kidman

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Renee Zellwegger

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Reese Witherspoon

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Enter

March 26, 2002

“Who will win an Oscar?” Special 2002

Following are the nominees in the 24 categories for the 74th Annual Academy Awards. The Academy members selected the nominees in their respective categories, with the exception of the Animated Feature, Foreign Language Film and Makeup categories, where nominations were selected by vote of screening committees. All 5,739 members of the Academy voted on the Best Picture nominees. Phew, we were glad we didn’t have to organise that vote – the SheSaid team can hardly vote on where to go for a drink on a Friday night and there are a lot less than 5,739 of us!!Best Actor

Russell Crowe, “A Beautiful Mind”

Sean Penn, “I Am Sam”

Will Smith, “Ali”

Denzel Washington, “Training Day”

Tom Wilkinson, “In the Bedroom”

Best Supporting Actor

Jim Broadbent, “Iris”

Ethan Hawke, “Training Day”

Sir Ben Kingsley, “Sexy Beast”

Ian McKellen, “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”

Jon Voight, “Ali”

Best Actress

Halle Berry, “Monster’s Ball”

Dame Judi Dench, “Iris”

Nicole Kidman, “Moulin Rouge”

Sissy Spacek, “In the Bedroom”

Renee Zellweger, “Bridget Jones’s Diary”

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Connelly, “A Beautiful Mind”

Helen Mirren, “Gosford Park”

Dame Maggie Smith, “Gosford Park”

Marisa Tomei, “In the Bedroom”

Kate Winslet, “Iris”

Best Animated Feature

“Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius”

“Monsters, Inc.”

“Shrek”

Best Art Direction

“Amelie”: Aline Bonetto (Art direction), Marie-Laure Valla (Set decoration)

“Gosford Park”: Stephen Altman (Art direction), Anna Pinnock (Set decoration)

“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”: Stuart Craig (Art direction), Stephanie McMillan (Set decoration)

“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”: Grant Major (Art direction), Dan Hennah (Set decoration)

“Moulin Rouge”: Catherine Martin (Art direction), Brigitte Brock (Set decoration)

Best Cinematography

“Amelie,” Bruno Delbonnel

“Black Hawk Down,” Slawomir Idziak

“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” Andrew Lesnie

“The Man Who Wasn’t There,” Roger Deakins

“Moulin Rouge,” Donald M. McAlpine

Best Costume Design

“The Affair of the Necklace,” Milena Canonero

“Gosford Park,” Jenny Beavan

“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” Judianna Makovsky

“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” Ngila Dickson and Richard Taylor

“Moulin Rouge,” Catherine Martin and Angus Strathie

Best Director

Robert Altman, “Gosford Park”

Ron Howard, “A Beautiful Mind”

Peter Jackson, “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”

David Lynch, “Mulholland Drive”

Ridley Scott, “Black Hawk Down”

Best Documentary

“Children Underground,” Edet Belzberg

“LaLee’s Kin: The Legacy of Cotton,” Susan Froemke

“Murder on a Sunday Morning,” Jean-Xavier de Lestrade and Denis Poncet

“Promises,” Justine Shapiro and B.Z. Goldberg

“War Photographer,” Christian Frei

Best Documentary Short

“Artists and Orphans: A True Drama,” Lianne Klapper McNally

“Sing!,” Freida Lee Mock and Jessica Sanders

“Thoth,” Sarah Kernochan and Lynn Appelle

Best Film Editing

“A Beautiful Mind,” Mike Hill and Dan Hanley

“Black Hawk Down,” Pietro Scalia

“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” John Gilbert

“Memento,” Dody Dorn

“Moulin Rouge,” Jill Bilcock

Best Foreign Language Film

“Amelie,” France

“Elling,” Norway

“Lagaan,” India

“No Man’s Land,” Bosnia & Herzegovina

“Son of the Bride,” Argentina

March 18, 2002

“Who will win an Oscar?” 2002 (cont)

Best Makeup

“A Beautiful Mind,” Greg Cannom and Colleen Callaghan

“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” Peter Owen and Richard Taylor

“Moulin Rouge,” Maurizio Silvi and Aldo SignorettiBest Original Score

“A.I. Artificial Intelligence,” John Williams

“A Beautiful Mind,” James Horner

“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” John Williams

“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” Howard Shore

“Monsters, Inc.,” Randy Newman

Best Original Song

“If I Didn’t Have You,” Music and Lyric by Randy Newman (“Monsters, Inc.”)

“May It Be,” Music and Lyric by Enya, Nicky Ryan and Roma Ryan (“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”)

“There You’ll Be,” Music and Lyric by Diane Warren (“Pearl Harbor”)

“Until,” Music and Lyric by Sting (“Kate & Leopold”)

“Vanilla Sky,” Music and Lyric by Sir Paul McCartney (“Vanilla Sky””)

Best Picture

“A Beautiful Mind,” Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, Producers

“Gosford Park,” Robert Altman, Bob Balaban and David Levy, Producers

“In the Bedroom,” Graham Leader, Ross Katz and Todd Field, Producers

“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” Nominees to be determined

“Moulin Rouge,” Martin Brown, Baz Luhrmann and Fred Baron, Producers

Best Animated Short

“Fifty Percent Grey,” Ruairi Robinson and Seamus Byrne

“For the Birds,” Ralph Eggleston

“Give Up Yer Aul Sins,” Cathal Gaffney and Darragh O’Connell

“Strange Invaders,” Cordell Barker

“Stubble Trouble,” Joseph E. Merideth

Best Live Action Short

“the accountant,” Ray McKinnon and Lisa Blount

“Copy Shop,” Virgil Widrich

“Gregor’s Greatest Invention,” Johannes Kiefer

“A Man Thing (Meska Sprawa),” Slawomir Fabicki and Bogumil Godfrejow

“Speed for Thespians,” Kalman Apple and Shameela Bakhsh

Best Sound

“Amelie,” Vincent Arnardi, Guillaume Leriche and Jean Umansky

“Black Hawk Down,” Mike Minkler, Myron Nettinga and Chris Munro

“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” Christopher Boyes, Michael Semanick, Gethin Creagh and Hammond Peek

“Moulin Rouge,” Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer, Roger Savage and Guntis Sics

“Pearl Harbor,” Kevin O’Connell, Greg P. Russell and Peter J. Devlin

Best Sound Editing

“Monsters, Inc.,” Gary Rydstrom and Michael Silvers

“Pearl Harbor,” George Watters II and Christopher Boyes

Best Visual Effects

“A.I. Artificial Intelligence,” Dennis Muren, Scott Farrar, Stan Winston and Michael Lantieri

“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” Jim Rygiel, Randall William Cook, Richard Taylor and Mark Stetson

“Pearl Harbor,” Eric Brevig, John Frazier, Ed Hirsh and Ben Snow

Best Adapted Screenplay

“A Beautiful Mind,” Written by Akiva Goldsman

“Ghost World,” Written by Daniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff

“In the Bedroom,”) Screenplay by Rob Festinger and Todd Field

“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson

“Shrek,” Written by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Joe Stillman and Roger S.H. Schulman

Best Original Screenplay

“Amelie,” Screenplay by Guillaume Laurant and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Dialogue by Guillaume Laurant

“Gosford Park,” Written by Julian Fellowes

“Memento,” Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, Story by Jonathan Nolan

“Monster’s Ball,”) Written by Milo Addica and Will Rokos

“The Royal Tenenbaums,” Written by Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson

She said Oscar Surprises!

It’s good to see that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences does have a sense of humor. After all, it handed a Best Actress nomination to Renee Zellweger for her comedic performance in “Bridget Jones’s Diary.” The American actress, who perfected a British accent and gained weight for the role, was one of the biggest surprise nominations this year. We think partly because the movie was a distant memory having been released last April, and partly because the Oscars have a reputation for rarely honoring comedies. The Best Picture list contained the three “must haves”: “A Beautiful Mind,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” and “Moulin Rouge.” But, Baz Luhrmann, the genius behind “Rouge,” didn’t get a Best Director nomination — a surprise slight for the Aussie Director!

“Gosford Park” was the most unexpected nod in the Best Picture category, and although Robert Altman was considered a sentimental favorite for the Best Director category (especially following his Golden Globe win), his lavish British whodunit faced Best Picture competition from “Black Hawk Down” and “Shrek,” which got a big push from DreamWorks.

Some of the biggest shocks were Ewan McGregor missing out on a nomination for his work in “Moulin Rouge” and “Black Hawk Down;” Guy Pearce, (another Shesaid favourite) whose work is forgotten in “Memento;” and Billy Bob Thornton who may have canceled himself out with stellar work in three movies this past year (“Bandits,” “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” “Monster’s Ball”).

Gene Hackman, who won a Globe for “The Royal Tenenbaums” and also had a busy year appearing in five movies, was also snubbed, and so were Kevin Kline and Hayden Christensen, who both received critical praise for the little-seen indie film “Life as a House.”

Some pundits thought that Nicole Kidman’s two great performances of the year (“Rouge” and “The Others”) may have canceled out her chances, especially after being snubbed at the Screen Actor’s Guild nominations, but she earned a spot for “Moulin Rouge.” But we will all be cheering for “our Nic” on March 25ht, 2002. Other actresses touted for this category included the charming Audrey Tatou for “Amelie” (our Shesaid favourite foreign film this year!) and Nicole Kidman’s best friend Naomi Watts for “Mulholland Drive,” but neither were big enough names.

The always-unpredictable Best Supporting Actress category was rather predictable this year, although two of the actresses, Maggie Smith and Helen Mirren, are vying for the same movie, “Gosford Park,” which usually ends in neither winning. Cate Blanchett, who has been nominated before, did some amazing work in “Bandits,” “Lord of the Rings” and three other movies but came up short, and past winners such as Anjelica Huston (“The Royal Tenenbaums”) and Judi Dench (“The Shipping News”) were also snubbed, though Dench did pick up a Best Actress nod.

This year, the surprise category may be the Best Supporting Actor category. Ethan Hawke, who was hardly noticed for the role of the good cop opposite Denzel Washington’s bad cop in “Training Day,” earned a nomination. He’s up against Howard Cosell (Jon Voight in “Ali”), Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen’s “Lord of the Rings”), a psycho murderer (Ben Kingsley in “Sexy Beast”) and Jim Broadbent’s much-awarded performance in “Iris,” which won him a Golden Globe. In the end, two major box-office successes led the nominations, “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings” (13 nods) and “A Beautiful Mind” (eight), but several blockbuster films were omitted in major categories including “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” “Pearl Harbor” and “Ocean’s Eleven.”

March 18, 2002