Monday, February 27, 2017

Oscar Chat 2017

What a crazy night. La La Land won the most Oscars tonight and Moonlight won the Best Picture, but only after Warren Beatty who had the wrong card read, 'La La Land.' The question on everyone's mind was why didn't he and Faye Dunaway, his co-presenter, say they had the wrong card as it was for Best Actress?  Secondly, why didn't someone behind the scenes who knew the real winner quickly speak up? There was a good amount of time between when the winner was read and all those involved with the La La Land rushing up on stage. Then to make matters worse they let them go on for what seems now like forever with their thank you speeches. So embarrassing for them and even worse it seems to have stolen the golden moment from the Moonlight people!

Prior to this disaster, the show was a bit bland except for the moment when Moana singer Auli'i Cravalho got whacked in the head by a dancer's flag. Jimmy Kimmel was fine, but definitely not hilarious. As far as legends that we look forward to seeing on Oscar shows, they had Shirley MacLaine, and no other noticeable Hollywood royalty, except for Warren and Faye. Sadly, I believe they won't be having seniors read the important categories anymore.

On the bright side it's something else to talk about besides Trump for a bit.

 I wish I had seen Moonlight, but I haven't been able to. I think both Annette Benning in 20th Century Women, and Taraji P Hensen in Hidden Figures should have been nominated for Best Actress as they both deserved recognition, but were not.

As far as the Red Carpet it was also a bit lacking also this year. Some pretty looks, but not a whole lot of wow factor.  I agree women can wear whatever makes them feel good, but most of these ladies pay a whole lot of money for stylists to choose what will look good on them and what to wear. Let's see who got the most bang for their buck.

My top picks...

Viola Davis in Armani was winner of Best Supporting Actress and gave a lovely speech. She is a chameleon and has had so many different looks. Tonight she really was perfection with her hair, makeup and pretty earrings and clutch.




Naomi Harris played the mother in Moonlight and wore Calvin Klein. This is clean, classic and lovely and fresh.


Ruth Negga's Victorian inspired Valentino was different and pretty. She also wore a blue ribbon in support of the ACLU as did many others.  Loving is on my list of films to see.
 Taraji P Hensen has great style and in Alberta Ferretti was gorgeous on her.


Emma Stone had her Cinderella moment last night winning Best Actress and she was also the first winner to wear Givenchy since Audrey Hepburn. I loved everything about her look including the makeup and hair shown better in the Instagram by Rachel Goodwin her makeup person.



 Jessica Biel's Kaufman Franco gold sheath which was even prettier in person and her minimal hair and fabulous Tiffany necklace were the perfect complement.


 With her husband Justin Timberlake who opened the show with a fun song and dance number. I'm not crazy about his hair right now.






Nicole Kidman looked lovely in Armani. I do think she has a lot of face fillers. While she looks very youthful is this the look to aspire to? It's slightly disturbing seeing some women try to stay looking 30 though they may be nearing 50. Can we look good and still look as if we are our age? Why would you want to stay looking 30 forever? Maybe it's just me, but I'd love to see Nicole without all that stuff and I bet she'd be even lovelier.

 I'm on the fence about these looks..



Dakota Johnson in another Victorian trend gown. What do you think?

  Halle has a great figure yet this dress seems to be something she's done many times. The hair is a new look for her.

Some misses last night..

 Love our Meryl, but I think she needs a stylist. I don't think she does stylists or if she does needs a new one. She is so youthful and yet dresses frumpy. The hair and granny glasses could use a little update. I wonder what Chanel dress Karl had planned for her was. Who knows what happened with that whole fiasco, but he is a temperamental guy I've heard.


Janelle Monae is just a darling gal, but this had a lot going on with the belt and tiara to boot.



Charlize Theron wore Dior and I think the shape of this gown made her shoulders look extremely wide and her head small. Just a proportion thing, but not so flattering. 

 Scarlett Johansson wore Alaia and it also had some proportion problems though a beautiful fabric. The addition of the heavy metal belt did nothing for this and looked odd with this delicate dress.

Now I have to throw in Ryan Gosling. The retro ruffled dress shirt was cool though others were hating on it. I give him style points for something different plus he's just such a nice guy. He brought his sister with him to the show and apparently everyone was tweeting about her as she was showing some serious cleavage.


 Also sweet was Dev Patel and his cute mom who was his date.

I'm crazy about Dev and he deserved an award for Lion too though Mahershala Ali, tonight's winner for Best Supporting Actor, was also apparently fantastic in Moonlight. He's got some great style as well.


Did I miss anything? I'd love to know your favorite dresses, least favorite looks, what you thought of the show and this year's films. Let's share!

Kim



photos via Pinterest, NYTimes

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20 comments :

  1. Love and appreciate the round up! Can I say the dresses this year were all really so blah. Oddly my favourite one was the black one - the alberta ferretti one worn by Tara. She looked great - I love Hayley but you are right that it is a repetetive look and considering her beauty and figure she could wear anything so I wish she would push the fashion limits?

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    1. Thanks Naomi! Yes no wow this year really except Taraji and Viola I think. Forgot I should have included Hayley S.. Do you mean Halle? Yes she could have done something new.. Maybe the hair was her attempt. Not sure about it.

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  2. Me too love this round up! Moonlight was an amazing film and I'm so happy Mahershala Ali won his Oscar, he definitely deserved it, he was a real star of the movie. I went to bed early and missed the whole best picture fiasco, it just sounds bizarre! I didn't love any of the gowns I have to say. I think the biggest gown failure was Dakota Johnson's, her hair didn't suit it first of all, but the whole fan shaped piece and then the silk of the skirt looks somehow wrinkled, she's stunning but that dress is not.
    Thanks Kim fun post XX

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    1. Dani, I think Dakota's gown might have been lovelier with less excess on the front and the hair could have been up which would have been pretty. She is a very natural and pretty girl. xo

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  3. I went to bed and missed the kerfuffle, just as well, I hate it when people get embarrassed. I am pretty much with you on the outfits, although my most favorite was the one Leslie Mann wore to the science and tech awards - those metallic polka dots!

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    1. Lisa, Was probably smart! So funny you mentioned Leslie as I thought she looked better at the Tech Awards than the yellow number she wore last night. The Tech dress was whimsical and cute.

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  4. I am so glad I watched the whole show because I haven't seen anything that crazy on live TV since randomly watching the beauty pageant where Steve Harvey made a mistake. After I re-watched a couple times I felt so bad for Warren Beaty and Faye who read it thinking to hurry up (although I think it was good he made a quick comment about what really happened right before the show ended). I still can't believe a mix-up like that happened and that it went on so long without a producer immediately jumping in, but I think no-one knew what to do and it was a situation that just kept getting worse by the second. At least it was entertaining though. :) I still need to see Moonlight and as for the fashion, although she's not a star, I really like Guiliana Rancic's dress and Hailee Steinfeld looked pretty. Totally agree with you about Nicole Kidman and Meryl, I feel like she could look so much better at these award shows. PS - Dakota's dress reminded me of one of our satin pillowcases haha.
    Great post Kim!
    xoDale

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    1. Dale, I also felt bad for Warren. They were probably so nervous those two. Too awful how long they let the whole thing go on!! Yes Guiliana was lovely! Dakota could crash and use the dress to sleep on- no wrinkles !! xo

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  5. Hi Kim, I always look forward to your fashion recap! I did not see the show but heard about it. I loved the dresses worn by Viola Davis and Emma Stone. The dress Dakota Johnson wore, not so much. That big bow was a huge distraction for me and I think that a simple belt that matched the dress or something with a little sparkle would have been better. I think that her hair could have been styled differently as well. I do love looking at all of the dresses. Viola Davis was my favorite...she is so lovely! I am also very interested in the Loving movie as I was not able to see it in the theater. However, I did see a documentary on them called the "The Loving Story". You can get it on Netflix. I also have not seen Moonlight, but Mahershala Ali was excellent in Boardwalk Empire. I look forward to seeing some of these nominated movies when I am able.

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    1. Kelley, Agree totally about the dresses and Dakotas particularly.. I will look for that documentary! x Kim

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  6. Hi Kim, great post! But ... I don't think it was Warren's fault. You could see that he was confused about the card, he even looked in the envelope to see if there was another one in there. Then Faye got impatient, took a quick look and said 'La La Land'. I've heard today that there are actually always 2 sets of envelopes, one on either side of the stage as they don't always know which way the presenters come. Obviously someone messed up backstage and gave him the second Best Actress card. Such a shame for all involved - the La La Land people were very gracious, but Moonlight lost out on their big moment.

    As for the clothes - like you, I really disliked Dakota's look; I feel she could at least have done something with her hair. That's how my hair looks on the third day! :0) And I actually like Meryl's outfit - love the cigarette pants and the dress over top. I agree with the rest of your picks, good and bad - especially the men!

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    1. Patricia, Wasn't that crazy? The thing is the envelope had Best Actress on the front and the card said best actress under her name. Geez between the two of therm they could have figured this was the wrong envelope! I think the producers are really to blame though as they should have corrected it immediately!
      What was with Dakota's hair? This look was very 1971 and strange with the dress.

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  7. Fun recap, Kim! My favorite dresses of the night were worn by Viola, Naomi, and Taraji. The red dress on Viola looked amazing!! I think it is the perfect night to show some sex appeal and I like how a few of those dresses showed some leg. I also liked Halle's "interesting dress". I'm still trying to figure out her hair. I think I liked it but it might be too big for her. I guess I am so used to her chic short style. I totally agree about Nicole having too much work. Geez ...she is our age and I think she should take it easy on the fillers for sure. She did look lovely in her dress and she seems very gracious. So many of the young ladies looked way too matronly. I think Hollywood is in need of some good stylists....my teen daughters and I think we could have done a better job dressing many of them. And I noticed many of the ladies were missing statement necklaces. Several of the dresses could have used some special jewels....why wasn't Harry Winston and Van Cleef and Arpels setting them up? Don't they normally? I really missed Joan Rivers and her fabulous over the top commentary. She never held anything back! The E Channel really held back last night. I felt bad for Warren and Faye! Where did she go after the mess up? I guess she ran back stage? Fun post, Kim! xo

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    1. April I agree about the commentary on the shows. It's all flattery and not so much fun as Joan was. She kept it real! I did watch Fashion Police tonight and it's finally getting a bit better after failing terribly for a while there. Melissa Rivers is looking good and I think she is producing it and they are finally focused on fashion and not so much cheesy games etc.

      I agree with you and your girls about the jewels and mature gowns! I think Michelle Williams could have used a great earring or something. A lot of looks were a bit plain for this night. Now that you mentioned Faye..wonder what did happen to her?

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  8. Would love to see Nicole Kidman wear a dress designed by an Australian. Paul Vasileff has
    designed some amazing gowns. I agree Nicole has had too much work done.

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    1. That's funny I never thought about her wearing an Australian designer, but I'd love to see something different on her. She looks great in everything. I liked her green parrot dress she wore to the SAG Awards the best this year!

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  9. I ENJOYED THE SHOW...............seemed low key but I liked the ANNOUNCER..........THE BEST was the tour bus and the candy falling.WHY IS NICOLE ALWAYS IN BEIGE with that PALE SKIN!?YOU must go over to ATYPICAL60 and read her write up!!!!!!!!

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  10. Hey Kim, The show was fun IMO...I was a bit put-off by the tour bus...I don't know, didn't seem like the time and place for that...JK was funny...I liked the floating treats...Loved Emma Stone and Viola Davis' dresses... Halle Barry's hair was just too much hair for her petite frame...And the mix-up...That accountant whose only job it was to get the right cards in the right hands needs to go back to the accounting department on the basement level and leave the star gazing to the tweens...I am really disappointed in a professional allowing himself to be hooked on star power...and in a moment, causing, delight to extreme disappointment for the La La Land crew...
    Thank you for the walk back through.pictures...I, too, would have like to see more senior stars...Nice touch with Shirley MacLaine, Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty...Fun post!...Dianne

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  11. Agree with all yay’s and nay’s. It takes work to find dresses that make Charlize and Scarlett look matronly - off night for their stylists. Of course, if I ever looked as good as they look on an off night I’d be thrilled.

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