All film fans, awards addicts and celebrity enthusiasts were fired up this week with the celebration of 85th Oscars Awards hosted at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood last Sunday night. With crowds and viewers gathering to witness memorable moments, the lastest A-list gossip, the ultimate winners and losers and of course what they wore on the Red Carpet, this year’s Oscars again did not disappoint!
Hosted for the first time by Seth MacFarlane, who easily warmed up the crowd with jokes of the nominees and his own inability to host the event, Charlize Theron and Channing Tatum then created a storm when MacFalane serenaded them to The Way You Look Tonight . Keeping it classic, with razzle-dazzle and infused with glamour, the awards were off…
With Stephen Spieldberg’s film Lincoln being the front runner with 12 nominations, closely followed by Ang Lee’s Life of Pi on 11, these two were definitely the duo to beat, as the stars (and pundits) sat on the edge of their seats. Kicking off with the award for best supporting actor – won by Christoph Waltz for his role as a bounty hunter in Quentin Tarantio’s Django Unchained – the gold statues continued to be eagerly presented. Argo scooped best picture, Daniel Day-Lewis was awarded best actor in a leading role and Anne Hathaway won best supporting actress for her part in Les Miserables. However the best entrance award was definitely well deserved by Jennifer Lawrence after her grand tumble on the way to collect her best actress academy award for Silver Linings Playbook. Tripping over her dress on the stairs, Lawrence swiftly recovered claiming in her acceptance speech ‘you guys are just standing up because you feel bad that I fell over, and that’s embarrassing!’
Flying the flag for Britain, Adele belted her James Bond tribute with a flawless performance of Skyfall. One of her first performance’s since the birth of her son, the singer wore a stunning all back sequinned number and was joined onstage by a choir for a dramatic rendition of the theme that saw her scoop a well deserved Oscar for best original song.
However, even though the winners were congratulated in their droves, there was still consolation for the losers on the night, in the form of the official A List goody bags, worth an estimated $45,000! Reportedly including trips to Hawaii and Australia, personal training sessions, spa sessions and even a Heathrow airport VIP service – this would definitely cushion the blow whilst making the term losers generally worthwhile!
Yet, we all know that the real excitement is of course the Red Carpet outfits. Who dazzled, who looked sleek and who didn’t quite make the grade as Hollywood’s finest made their entrance in the world’s most beautiful gowns and designer debuts. The Oscars trends seemed to showcase a decadent palette of pale hues, with Anne Hathaway in a crushed pink Prada dress, Jennifer Lawrence arrived in an ivory Dior Couture gown, Amy Adams in an ultra feminine Oscar De La Renta lavender gown, and Jessica Chastain stunned in a neutral gold Giorgio Armani dress adorned in white sequins and crystals. The men also did not disappoint, in sleek black suits and ties – some even added a personal touch with Daniel Day-Lewis sporting a navy Domenico Vacca suit with black trim, whilst Chris Pine looked sharp in a double breasted suit jacket.
Here’s a preview of some of our faves…