Monday, February 23, 2015

Oscars 2015: Fashion, Winners, & Highlights.

Yesterday marked the 87th annual Academy Awards and it did not disappoint! The Oscar's were in full effect this year with a slew of amazing movies that all deserve acknowledgement of excellence. Hollywood is always glamorous and yesterday's production was a really great way to acknowledge and honor the nominated films, actors, directors, and crew.


The fashion this year really blew me away...when you see an actress wearing a gown and you just immediately think, "Now, she's a movie star", you know the fashion had to be out of this world. I had a hard time choosing my top three best dressed actresses this year. On some actresses, I loved the dresses but didn't like the styling or hair and makeup. My top three best dressed this year were my favorite head to toe looks...

Lupita Nyong'o in Calvin Klein by Francisco Costa. 6,000 pearls of perfection.

Margot Robbie in Saint Laurent and Van Cleef and Arpels jewelry. Head to toe perfection, best styling by far. Her necklace was created for the Duchess of Windsor in the 1930s.

Zoe Saldana in Atelier Versace. She just had twins people! She looks amazingly good, especially her girls she brought out to play.

Honorable mentions: My 2 Jennifers, Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab and Jennifer Aniston in Versace.

Host/Cutest Couple

Neil Patrick Harris hosted the show this year, and he was okay but I thought he had a hard time topping Ellen last year. I liked the opening musical number but and his jokes and winner predictions fell a little flat. His jokes were typical "dad" jokes. He tried though! I always think Neil and his husband David Burtka are so cute together and when they showed up on the carpet, that thought was reinforced in me. How could you not love them?!

Too freaking cute. 


I watched all the Best Picture nominated movies this year, as I have been trying to do since 2013. I loved them all and definitely had my front runners for winners. I was pleased with the outcome of some and disappointed in some others. Let's talk...

  • Best Picture: Birdman. I have to be honest...I left Birdman to watch for last. I wasn't excited about it and I heard it didn't do great in the box office. But much to my surprise, I fell in love with it! I kind of anticipated Boyhood winning, because of its concept of being filmed over 12 years, but having Birdman win was a pleasant surprise and VERY much deserved. I recommend this movie to everyone.

  • Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything. I have to give props to The Theory of Everything. It was a good movie and Eddie portrayed Dr. Hawking really well, but in my honest opinion, Michael Keaton deserved this award. He was superb in Birdman, he really made the movie come alive so I think he was robbed of this award. 

  • Best Actress: Julianne Moore, Still Alice. I really wish I watched Still Alice. I just didn't have enough time to, but after tonight it is definitely on my list of must watch movies! I've always been a fan of Julianne Moore and I think she's a great actress. Having this be her first Oscar, I think it was deserved. 

  • Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash. Yes. Just yes. So deserved. He was great in this movie. His acting really hits you hard in the feels and brings out your emotions for the characters in the film. I really liked Edward Norton in Birdman and Ethan Hawke in Boyhood as well. These guys really made their respective movies come alive and gave a sort of antagonistic feel.

  • Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood. All the women in this category were so great, but Patricia just carried the entire movie. She was great in the film and her speech was so inspirational. 


1. Common and John Legend's performance of and win for Glory, Best Original Song. This performance brought tears to people's eyes, including Chris Pine and David Oyelowo and introduced Civil Rights issues that are still relevant in America today, like how more black people are incarcerated today than were slaves in the 1800s. The performance stage was set under a replica of the Edmund Pettus Bridge and really moving.

2. Lady Gaga's Sound of Music tribute performance. This was not the Lady Gaga I'm used to seeing, but I would really like to see more of her! She looked gorgeous and really belted out a medley of songs from the Sound of Music to honor Julie Andrews. Julie Andrews walked on stage afterwards and emotionally thanked Lady Gaga for the performance, and it was super touching. Lady Gaga really did those songs justice. 

3. That Best Foreign Language Film winner who would not stop giving his speech. Is he still there by the way?

4. Terrence Howard getting emotional when introducing Oscar nominees. Was he really getting emotional or was he high?

5. Graham Moore's speech when winning Best Adapted Screenplay for The Imitation Game. Growing up weird myself, this speech really spoke to me and I'm sure to millions of others as well.

6. Finally, in all seriousness, the speech that Patricia Arquette gave after her win for Best Supporting Actress was truly the speech to listen to at the Academy Awards. She called for wage equality among men and women and got a standing ovation from many of her peers in the audience. "It's our time to have wage equality, once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America," she exclaimed. And she's absolutely right. If you missed her speech, its a must watch...

And that's my wrap up of the Oscars this year! I'm happy that each of the nominees for Best Picture one at least one Oscar. All in all, I was really impressed. As always, I was blown away by the fashion and very supportive of the winners. What are everyone else's thoughts on the 2015 Academy Awards?

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