Oscars Sparkle: Award Winners And The Dresses

After weeks of different movie award ceremonies –People’s Choice, Golden Globes and The BAFTAs to name a few –  it was time for the one that matters the most. The 86th Academy Awards (The Oscars) hosted by Ellen DeGeneres took place at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles and the endless stream of actresses walking the red carpet in fabulous dresses was non-stop. I looked a tiny bit at the hot actors like Brad Pitt and Matt Damon, but for me it was the women who ruled the night.

Everyone has their own opinion about who looked the best and who could have tried harder but I’ve picked my personal top 5 and given reasons for each below. And then there are even more photos so you can make up your mind too. Let us know what you think! And don’t forget to check out who won what – I’ve listed the winners in the key categories below.

Lupita Ny’Ongo

The baby blue colour was mesmerising. A lot of actresses went for black so by standing out in a pastel colour, Lupita was not only Best Actress but one of the Best Dressed.

Angelina Jolie

It’s the first Oscars that Angelina has attended since revealing she underwent a double masectomy as a preventative measure against breast cancer and I think she looks like an angel in this gold dress. You don’t need to show any cleavage to be classy.

Kate Hudson

It’s hard to wear white without looking like a bride I think Kate deserves kudos for pulling this off. The key is the shape – and not only does this dress look cool it covers shoulders and arms and draws her in at the waist.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga usually dresses scruffily or controversial to stand out – e.g. the meat dress! But when she abides by the rule book, she can look lovely. A sequin maxi dress is so ‘Oscars’!

Jennifer Lawrence

 

Although it looks simple, I am impressed by Jennifer Lawrence’s red dress. The fact that it doesn’t have sequins or a fishtail means she wears the dress rather than the dress wearing her.

Above we have Emma Watson, Cate Blanchett, Amy Adams, Julia Roberts and Anne Hathaway – what do you think to these lovely leading ladies? With the exception of Cate, there seems to be a lot of black on the red carpet. But notice that the winners (Cate and Lupita) went for colour!

And the winners are:

BEST PICTURE
12 Years a Slave

BEST DIRECTOR
Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity)

BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)

BEST ACTOR
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Frozen

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Gravity

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
12 Years a Slave

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Her

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Gravity

BEST FILM EDITING
Gravity

I’m a bit sad it’s over for another year now….

Love Zoex

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3rd March 2014
Written by Zoe Griffin