Hollywood’s biggest movie stars graced the red carpet last night for the 86th annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Digital theatre. Ellen DeGeneres hosted the ceremony for a second time, except this time she ordered pizza for the A-list audience and passed it around on paper plates. Yes really!
There has been some serious contenders this year with the likes of 12 Years A Slave, Dallas Buyers Club and Gravity nominated for numerous awards including ‘Best Picture’. Unsurprisingly, the critically acclaimed 12 Years A Slave picked up the most coveted award for ‘Best Picture’.
The Red Carpet
As well as the classic black gowns, there was a lot of light, neutral tones this year, with statement necklaces also an apparent trend. Among some of the best dressed were ‘Best Supporting Actress’ nominees, Lupita Nyong’o and Jennifer Lawrence.
The 12 Years A Slave actress continued to wow critics in a plunging, pastel blue Prada number(now being dubbed ‘Nyrobi blue’), teamed with a Fred Leighton Jewels headband and earrings. This lady has owned the red carpet this entire awards season. Between her bold colour choices and form-fitting gowns, she can literally do no wrong. The 31-year-old picked up the Oscar for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for her role as Patsey in the movie.
She said “It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain is someone else’s. And so I want to salute the spirit of Patsey”. The Kenyan native ended her eloquent speech saying “No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid”.
Jennifer Lawrence was stunning in red Dior Couture. She kept it all about the dress with soft hair and effortless make-up. Plus, she fell down about 10 seconds after getting out of the car. Classic J-Law, that is definitely a new record.
Margot Robbie was barely recognisable. She has gone to the dark side! The star from The Wolf Of Wall Street has ditched her blonde locks and is looking extremely vampy and sexy in this black Saint Laurent dress.
E! News presenters – Kelly Osbourne in Badgley Mischka and Giuliana Rancic in Paolo Sebastian.
Award presenters – Anna Kendrick in J Mendel and Emma Watson in Vera Wang.
White tones – Kate Hudson(L) in Versace, Kristen Bell(top) in Roberto Cavalli, Maria Menounos(bottom) in Johanna Johnson, Naomi Watts(R) in Calvin Klein.
Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen and Amy Adams in Gucci.
Charlize Theron in Dior and Anne Hathaway in Gucci.
‘Best Actress’ winner Cate Blanchett in a stunning, embellished Armani gown. Blanchett took away the award for her role in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine.
Aside from the pretty ladies, there were some seriously hot couples styling up the red carpet last night, including Brad and Angelina(wearing Elie Saab).
……and yes that is Pharrell Williams(middle) in a pair of shorts! No hat though. Matthew McConaughey also donned a white suit jacket, he won the award for ‘Best Actor’ for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.
One of the best moments of the night (other than Ellen ordering pizza for everyone) – The Oscar selfie a.k.a. the selfie of the century!
and of course last but not least, The hot men in suits!
From top: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zac Efron, Leonardo Di Caprio and Jared Leto( winner of ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for his role in Dallas Buyers Club). Some man for one man – rocking the balayage, beachy waves and a white suit jacket. Hard to believe he is 42.
See the full list of winners at http://www.oscars.org