So I know I’m hours behind really, but I’ve woken up to a Twitter feed full of Oscars news, so I’m playing catch up on all the best bits now. Although of course I was keen to hear who had won what, for me the biggest news was who *wore* what! And so here are my ‘winners’, both those on the red carpet and from the nominations…..
I love Michelle Williams’ look anyway….her cute blonde crop is lovely and I thought she was a wonderful Marilyn. Out for the Oscars in a gorgeous red Louis Vuitton gown, she’s got that peplum and cinched waist look I adore…. and that little bow brooch at her waist by Fred Leighton is adorable too…..
More red for Emma Stone…..I’d love to try this shade (hoping it goes as well with my pale skin and red hair as hers!). The huge pussy bow at her neck is wonderful too, but possibly only works because she’s so very delicate…..
Well of course I was going to love the vintage dress….especially as it’s Dior. Natalie Portman looks gorgeous in this classic outfit…love her…..
Finally, something other than red….. Penelope Cruz wins the ‘best fairytale Princess’ prize in this stunning Armani Prive gown. Imagine dancing the American Smooth in this! Magical!…..
My Red Carpet Winner has to be Rooney Mara though. Her slight frame, red lips and perfect fringe have to put one in mind of Audrey Hepburn, and aptly dressed in Givenchy (Hepburn’s favourite designer) she looks incredible. The severe up-do and eyebrows ensure her personal spin on the look though. This is the kind of dress I long to wear, but certainly don’t have the right figure for! I would love to look like this!
And so to the actual awards…..
BEST PICTURE: The Artist
Although I thought extremely highly of some of the other nominees (War Horse, The Descendants, Hugo), I was delighted to see this black and white silent film scoop the big award. I adored everything about this film, and for it to win this is a real triumph, I think….when one considers all those people who thought it was a step backwards in film making, and those who asked for their money back at the cinema because there was ‘something wrong with the sound’!!
BEST ACTOR: Jean Dujardin – The Artist
I thought George Clooney was wonderful in The Descendants, and I’d have loved Gary Oldman to have been honoured for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, but again, I was so delighted to see an actor like this given such a prestigious award. Truth be told though, I really rather think Uggie should have won.
BEST ACTRESS: Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady
I’m a little disappointed with this result….. although I didn’t get to see The Iron Lady because it was on at our cinema for such a short time, the reason we didn’t rush and prioritise it was the appalling ratings and reviews. Based on what I have seen though, and the reviews, I’d have thought that Rooney Mara for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo would have been a good choice. Although my choice certainly would have been Michelle Williams for My Week With Marilyn (I actually found myself forgetting I wasn’t watching Marilyn, she was so good!).
BEST ANIMATION: Rango
I’m so pleased Rango beat Kung Fu Panda 2 and Puss in Boots to this award…. it’s restored my faith a little, as I wouldn’t have been surprised if either of those two had won.
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: The Descendants – Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash
Ever so pleased that The Descendants got to take something home….. although I’d have been happy to see Tinker Tailor Solider Spy (Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan) take this too.
BEST ART DIRECTION: Hugo – Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Hugo – Robert Richardson
As much as I thought these were easily deserved by The Artist and War Horse, I do believe Hugo was the superior in these categories and I think it’s apt that this visually stunning film received these and the other more-technical awards, including BEST VISUAL EFFECTS (Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning).
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: The Artist – Ludovic Bource
I adored the scores for Hugo, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and War Horse, but for originality and cleverness I’m pleased with this win.
BEST COSTUMES: The Artist – Mark Bridges
And my only reason to lament Hugo not winning this one, is that I was so in love with the costume for Isabelle (and will be copying it for certain). Berenice Bejo’s outfits in The Artist were wonderful though, and I’d happily wear any of them!
So, all that’s left is to present the Ems’ Special Award for Life Time Achievement…… which of course goes to Uggie. I was so pleased that he made it to the Oscars, after there was talk that he’d not been invited! I think that in honour of his wonderful performance, remarkable PR, and his impending retirement, an award was certainly deserved (even if there wasn’t a suitable category!). He is certainly my ‘overall’ winner though!
I hope you were pleased with the results and enjoyed watching if you managed to stay up for them!