Giving an award to a guy accused of sexual harassment might not have been the best idea.
Just when you thought your love for him couldn’t get any stronger…
It was at the afterparty. And damn, was it slayin’.
Two women wear purple, internet breaks. Every guy wears exact same thing, no one cares.
“I don’t believe this is fair for anybody. I want to live in the America I believe in.”
“He is my closest friend in the world and I couldn’t imagine not being there to support him.”
It was chic and elegant all the way down the red carpet at the 87th Annual Academy Awards as a sea of black, white and red stole the show – despite the wet and rainy conditions in LA.
The best of the best
The worst of the worst
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The Academy Awards, mostly known as “Oscars”, is the most watched award show on the planet getting an unbelievable amount of 43 million viewers last year. So it’s no surprise that the who-is-who of Hollywood are putting in a lot of effort to look fabulous on the Oscar’s red carpet. Not only will the celebs be watched on TVs worldwide, but their photos will be in thousands of newspapers, magazines, and shamelessly scrutinising blogs the next day.
The biggest pressure to look perfect is without a doubt felt by the contenders for ‘best actress in a leading role’, so we can only imagine that this year’s nominees Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore, Marion Cotillard, Felicity Jones, and Rosamund Pike are having a hard time deciding on a dress for the 22nd of February, the day of the event.
With Haute Couture Fashion Week having just finished and designers most definitely begging the actresses to wear their creations, the options are endless, so we put ourselves in the (expensive) shoes of Reese, Julianne, Marion, Felicity, and Rosamund and made the following predictions for their Oscar outfits:
Reese loves to channel old Hollywood glamour while showing a bit of skin, so this sparkly Zuhair Murad creation might be her choice for the big night.
Julianne Moore often surprises on the red carpet, but always stays elegant. We would love to see her in this dark blue Armani Privée gown.
As the face of Dior, it is very likely Marion Cotillard will opt for a dress from Christian Dior’s latest collection and this pink frock would look amazing on her.
Felicity Jones has had a lot of fun experimenting with different styles on the red carpet this year, so we think she might opt for a showstopper, like this slightly sheer Elie Saab gown.
Lastly, we predict that Rosamund Pike will show of her stunning post-baby body in a sexy Versace dress.
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That time of year is coming around fast – and I’m not talking about Valentines Day. The 87th Academy Awards are set to be held on February 22nd, and the nominees have been announced!
There are some noticeably absent names, such as Golden Globe winner Amy Adams, for her role in Big Eyes, and Sitcom star-turned-serious actress Jennifer Aniston, in Cake.
Unsurprisingly, Meryl Streep is continuing her nomination streak for her supporting role in Into The Woods, but she has some stiff competition from Golden Globe winner, Patricia Arquette (Boyhood).
There are a few newcomers on the list, including the adorable (and unfortunately newlywed) Eddie Redmayne, for his depiction of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.
We’re also glad to see the deliciously psychopathic, Rosamund Pike, as a Best Actress nominee for her role in Gone Girl, but sadly she might not be a match for veterans Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night), Reese Witherspoon (Wild) and Julianne Moore (Still Alice).
Here is the full list of nominees:
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Alejandro González Iñárritu – Birdman
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
Bennett Miller – Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum – The Imitation Game
Steve Carell – Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper – American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton – Birdman
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything
Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore – Still Alice
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon – Wild
Best supporting actor
Robert Duvall – The Judge
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
Edward Norton – Birdman
Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
JK Simmons – Whiplash
Best supporting actress
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Laura Dern – Wild
Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
Emma Stone – Birdman
Meryl Streep – Into the Woods
Best original screenplay
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr and Armando Bo – Birdman
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
E Max Frye and Dan Futterman – Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Dan Gilroy – Nightcrawler
Best adapted screenplay
Jason Hall – American Sniper
Graham Moore – The Imitation Game
Paul Thomas Anderson – Inherent Vice
Anthony McCarten – The Theory of Everything
Damien Chazelle – Whiplash
Best foreign film
Finding Vivian Maier
Last Days in Vietnam
The Salt of the Earth
Big Hero 6
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Song of the Sea
The Tale of Princess Kaguya
Best original song
Everything Is Awesome (music and lyric by Shawn Patterson, performed by Tegan & Sara feat The Lonely Island) – The Lego Movie
Glory (music and lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn, performed by Common and John Legend) – Selma
Grateful (music and lyric by Diane Warren, performed by Rita Ora) – Beyond the Lights
I’m Not Going to Miss You (music, lyric and performance by Glen Campbell) – Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me
Lost Stars (music and lyric by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois, performed by Adam Levine) – Begin Again
Emmanuel Lubezki – Birdman
Robert Yeoman – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski – Ida
Dick Pope – Mr Turner
Roger Deakins – Unbroken
Best makeup and hair
Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard – Foxcatcher
Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White – Guardians of the Galaxy
Who do you think will take home an Oscar?
Amy Adams’ elegant Oscars hairstyle looks complicated, but celebrity hairstylist Renato Campora breaks it down into a few easy steps so you can recreate the look for your next formal event (wouldn’t it look great for a wedding?).
1. On wet hair, apply Kérastase Mousse Bouffante.
2. Part the hair on the left side, distributing Kérastase Forme Fatale from mid-lengths to ends and blow dry with a round brush.
3. Take the top section and separate it from the rest of the hair.
4. Create a French twist with the remaining back section and pin into place with bobby pins.
5. Apply Kérastase Forme Fatale throughout all sections for optimal shine.
6. Curl the remaining top section with a 1″ barrel iron to create waves. Let the hair cool and brush through.
7. Pull the top lengths back, combining them into the French twist and pin.
8. Polish off the look with Kérase Laque Coutoure.
Kate Hudson was one of our Oscars best dressed, thanks in part to her gorgeous hair complimenting her stunning Versave gown. Celebrity hairstylist Chris McMillan described it as a “modern take on a classic 1930’s/1940’s hair style. I saw it as Veronica Lake meets Jerry Hall.” Here’s how to get the look in a few easy steps.
1. “The key to this hairstyle was Living Proof Prime Style Extender. Because of the rain, we needed to use a product that would seal the hair and protect it from all the moisture in the air. The product was our most important tool for creating a look that would last the whole night. I started by applying Prime to wet hair before blowing it dry with a round brush.
2. I added a strong side part to the hair for a touch of glamour and applied Living Proof Satin to the ends for a polished shine.
3. I then used a 1-inch curling iron to curl the ends and brushed through them through with a Mason Pearson Boar Bristle Brush. I finished the look by spraying Living Proof Flex to give it a light hold.”
Which celebrity hairstyles stood out for you at the Oscars?
Julia Roberts rocked one of the best Oscars makeup looks, pairing a subtle brown smoky eye with a gorgeous nude lip. It’s a fantastic look for nights out. Here’s how celebrity makeup artist Genevieve Herr created the look with the exact makeup products used.
Genevieve started by applying Lancôme Visionnaire 1-Minute Blur, an oil-free primer that blurs imperfections.
Next, she used Lancôme Dual Finish Versatile Powder Makeup, a gorgeous powder that can be used wet or dry. For Julia’s naturally rosy cheeks, use Lancôme Blush Subtil Palette in #323 Rose Flush.
Genevieve didn’t want to create a classic black smoky eye which would be too harsh against her blonde her, instead, she opted for a chocolate brown smoky eye, using Lancôme Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Sienna Sultry.
She lined Julia’s eyes using Lancôme Le Crayon Khôl in Black Coffee, one of the most versatile eyeliners on the market.
Finally, Genevieve coated her lashes using Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Instant Full Body Volume Mascara.
Lips We loved Julia’s nude lips, and Lancôme Rouge in Love Lipcolor in #106M Jolis Matins is the perfect your-lips-but-better lip hue.
Did you love Julia Roberts’ Oscars makeup?
Everyone is going short inspired by Jennifer Lawrence, and celebrity hairstylist Dario Cotroneo gives us a step-by-step tutorial on how to create Jennifer’s chic and ravishing Oscars hair.
1. Apply Hair Mousse by SACHAJUAN around the crown and top roots area to create maximum lift.
2. Use a large paddle brush to blow dry hair by sweeping it side to side until all hair is completely blow-dried.
3. Use Spray Wax by SACHAJUAN on mid-lengths to ends to give the style a bed head feel towards the back area and style top layer to enhance the shape. Once you reached your desired volume, comb hair back from the forehead. To complete spray with Strong Hairspray by SACHAJUAN.
Tip: This look is all about attitude and controlled texture so make sure you look confident about your style!
Are you a fan of Jennifer Lawrence’s chic Oscars hair?
Visit Dario Cotroneo at dario.com.au.
Aussie golden girl Cate Blanchett has stepped it up with her truly gorgeous Oscars hair. The Best Actress winner for Blue Jasmine, Cate looked stunning with her curled glam-style hair and ornate gown. Celebrity hairstylist Dario Cotroneo shows us how to recreate Cate’s celebrity hairstyle at home.
1. Part your hair into a side parting to the crown, then section from your crown to behind both ears to give three even sections. The starting at the back, spray hair with Straight and Shine Spray by SACHAJUAN and roll hair around MYCURL vertically directing the hair away from your face. Secure the first strap around the mid-lengths and once the ends are secure then continue rolling the MYCURL to just below the level of your cheekbone before securing the second strap.
2. Repeat with the same technique on either side of the face directing hair away from the face and securing the 2nd strap below the cheekbone area. Repeat on the right side.
3. Clamp your straightening iron over each MYCURL for 10 seconds then allow hair to cool for 15 minutes. While hair is cooling, use a tail comb to lift the crown area up and spray with Dark Volume Powder by SACHAJUAN, to create more volume while setting.
4. After hair has cooled down, remove all MYCURLs and massage the roots slightly to open up the curl a little. Spray Medium Hairspray by SACHAJUAN onto a makeup brush and glide over the top layer and twist the brush towards the ends to keep them looking polished. Secure with Super Strong Hairspray by SACHAJUAN and sweep to the side.
Visit Dario Cotroneo at dario.com.au.
Amy Adams’ Oscars makeup was flawless and pure sophistication, paired with gorgeous Hollywood curls, so we couldn’t wait to share how celebrity makeup artist Stephen Sollitto created the look and which makeup products he used.
Stephen started by applying RéVive Moisturizing Renewal Cream on Amy’s skin. “I always moisturise with this product. This is the line I use on myself every day. Prepping the skin is just as important as the makeup you use.”
Then, he used Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide (coming soon). “This foundation is simple to apply with a wet sponge or your fingers. It’s long wear, oil free and lightweight. In the end it gives you a matte finish so you don’t have to dust your face with loose powder, it’s built in.”
To create a “spring-like blush,” Stephen used Tom Ford Beauty Cheek Color in Ravish to the apples of Amy’s cheeks.
For Amy’s pretty eyes, Stephen applied Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Terracotta to Amy’s lids and Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Black Karat under the bottom lashes.
Next, he applied Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Sugar Frost, a pretty Champagne hue, to the inner corners of her eyes.
He then applied NARS Eye Paint Liner in Tatar, one of the prettiest deep purple cream lines, to make Amy’s eyes “pop.”
He finished by applying Dior Black Out Mascara on Amy’s lashes.
Amy’s glossy, rosy lips are a result of two products: Laura Mercier Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour in Cozy, topped with Tom Ford Beauty Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in Rose Crush.
What do you think of Amy Adams’ Oscars makeup?
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.
Golden girl Lupita Nyong’o changed into a sea foam green Miu Miu gown with beaded fringe on the neckline. So pretty.
We much prefer Amy Adams’ one-shoulder Grecian Carolina Herrera after-party dress to her navy Oscars gown – what do you think?
Kate Hudson continued her Oscars fashion winning streak, changing into this gorgeous Zuhair Murad gown.
Reese Witherspoon looked lovely in a calf-length BOSS dress with plunging neckline (and side boob!).
Stunning Kate Beckinsale was statuesque in a golden Elie Saab dress – even her hair and skin is golden!
Diane Kruger always makes interesting fashion choices, and we love her sheer lace Valentino dress.
Photos: Just Jared
The Oscars 2014: so much build up, but then it’s all over after 3.5 excruciating hours. We give last night’s Oscars a B+ – it was pretty good, but could have been better. But it did redeem itself with the best movie of the night taking home Best Picture. Let’s take a look at some of the highs and lows…
Some amazing speeches: Jared Leto kicked things off with a stunning speech dedicated to his mother, with a well-intentioned nod to Ukraine and Venezuela; and Lupita Nyongo’s beautiful, honest speech: “It doesn’t escape me that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else’s…when I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child, that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.”
John Travolta introducing Frozen singer Idina Menzel as Adele Dazim. What an embarrassment. We don’t even need to mention his ever-changing hair line.
Pharrell Williams singing Happy and dancing with front row A-listers including Lupita Nyong’o, Amy Adams and Meryl Streep (but Jennifer Lawrence was too shy!).
We love Pink, but her voice is way too strong for a delicate song like Over the Rainbow. An odd choice.
The best celebrity selfie of all time. Ellen crashed Twitter with her all-star Oscars selfie – producers are already thinking how they’ll top that in 2015.
Too much Samsung product placement with Ellen waving that phone in the screen for the first half of the night. And Coke splattered all over the pizza boxes.
Ellen’s funniest line of the night? To Jonah Hill: “You showed us something in that film that I have not seen for a very long time.”
Kim Novak’s plastic surgery disaster. A beautiful talented woman becomes the butt of everyone’s jokes because of too much bad surgery. So sad.
The Aussie takeover! Cate Blanchett giving a shoutout to Australia, and Catherine Martin’s two Oscar wins, joking about keeping her speech in her bra, “a very Australian thing to do.”
The pizza bit seemed like a good idea, but it really dragged on. And on. Brownie points for Brad Pitt though being the consummate gentleman and handing out paper plates – and then tucking into his pizza. Oh, La-La-Land…
Director Steve McQueen’s obvious love for his 12 Years a Slave team, sending Lupita kisses during her acceptable speech, and the heartfelt hugs to Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt. This is filmmaking at its best.
What were your Oscars highs and lows?
How do you crash Twitter? Take an all-star celebrity selfie at the Oscars!
Host Ellen DeGeneres broke records by taking a selfie featuring Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Lupita Nyong’, Kevin Spacey, Jared Leto and more A-listers, and was retweeted more than 2.4 million times,
“We crashed and broke Twitter. We made history,” DeGeneres said during the show. “It’s fantastic. See what we did, Meryl?”
The hilarious tweet surpassed the previous record holder of most retweets, Barack Obama’s photo showing him hugging his wife Michelle Obama on his 2012 reelection, captioned “Four more years” which clocked 780,000 retweets.
Did you watch the Oscars? What was your favourite moment?
What would the Oscars be without the worst dressed celebrities? We’re live updating the worst of the Oscars red carpet.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Anna Kendrick is really dressing older than she is, and the midriff detail just ruins an already dull look.
We’re live updating the Oscars red carpet best dressed celebrities from Cate to Lupita. Who is your best dressed?
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!
Sandra Bullock is incredible in Gravity, and we love her Oscars red carpet choice: elegant strapless navy. And great hair.
Charlize Theron is always the glamazon and she rocks this strapless Dior dress with pulled back hair.
Kate Hudson is so elegant in this 1920’s-inspired ivory number with plunging neckline. Love it!
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.
Julie Delpy is the epitome of old Hollywood glamour, complete with Veronica Lake waves and classic red lips.
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.
Kerry Washington looks beautiful in her strapless purple silk Jason We gown, with matching plum lips.