The biggest night in Hollywood turned out to be as glam and dazzling as ever. The usual stuff except for a few things I couldn’t help but wonder. Such as why Best adapted screenplay winner for 12 Years A Slave, John Ridley walked past the movie’s producer/director Steve McQueen without so much as a handshake or hug on his way to the stage to accept his golden dude and deliberately left Steve out of his thank you speech. Hmm…I smell trouble happening over there.
And why in God’s name was Lady Gaga at the Oscars? She was the last one to arrive, long after all the actors who actually had a movie to promote had already been seated. For maximum attention perhaps.
It’s no secret that Lupita was highly favored as the front runner for this year’s Oscars. I don’t know if anyone noticed that the Oscar producers switched the announcement of the Best supporting actress category with the best supporting actor category to a later time slot in the show. The women’s category is usually announced much earlier. This was because the women’s category was highly anticipated by everyone and if it was announced early most viewers would have tuned out, especially if Lupita lost it to Jennifer. Nice call producers! It must have been a huge relief for Jennifer Lawrence (who fell yet again). Had she won, she most likely would have suffered a huge backlash. She’s young, there’s still many more Oscars to come.
As much as the world would like to despise Kim Kardashian, she does look stunning at the Elton John Oscar party in va va voom red! See the picture below. She cleaned up well.
Now that Lupita Nyong’o is officially the Hollywood IT girl of the year, how long would it take for editrix Anna Wintour to have her grace the coveted cover of Vogue magazine? Sadly, white actresses only need to release a new pop corn movie and they get the cover, black actresses have to win or be nominated for an Oscar to get anywhere near the cover (ala Jennifer Hudson, Halle Berry), or have over 50 million social media followers for maximum exposure for the magazine to get the cover (ala Beyonce, Rihanna). Lupita Nyong’o is due for a Vogue cover like many other starlets they’ve featured just for releasing a new movie much less winning an Oscar. Let’s make it happen Anna Wintour!
And of course I have to give the best photo crasher and best award winning reaction to Lupita (& her brother) who unfortunately forgot to thank Brad Pitt in her acceptance speech. Brad was one of the producers of the epic winning picture. Who can blame her, it was her first time ever at the Oscars! Emotions were running high and I might have done the same.
Lupita won many fans over in her fairytale Prada “Nairobi Blue” flowing frock. Is it safe to say that Prada is now becoming the “good luck” charm at the Oscars? Anne Hathaway who won last year also wore Prada that caused quite a frenzy when she dropped Valentino at the last minute to wear the dress in question. Sigh….actresses worldwide, now you know the winning trick. Just get a good role and wear Prada!
In my opinion, Ellen DeGeneres did a fabulous job bringing the stuffy and out of date Oscar programming to date with well timed jokes and pizza! Not only did she cause a twitter frenzy with the epic selfie plugging the product by one of the show’s sponsor (Samsung phone), but also hit the nail on the head one too many times. “Possibility number one: Twelve Years a Slave wins Best Picture. Possibility number two: You’re all racists. And now welcome our first white presenter, Anne Hathaway!”
Don’t hold it against her, this is afterall America!
Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees!
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