The Oscars came and went in a flurry of star studded selfies, A-list outfits and spontaneous pizza deliveries, but the biggest surprise came when Matthew McConnaughey scooped the Oscar for best actor leaving nominee Leonardo DiCaprio empty handed. From the best dressed attendees to 2014’s one to watch actresses, let’s take a look at the award show's highlights.
Oscars Best Dressed
Emma Watson has come a long way in the style stakes since the days of Harry Potter. Gone are the adolescent curly locks and burgundy neck-ties of Hogwarts, these days Emma prefers the demure, smart look. The 23 year old dazzled at the Oscars in a glitzy Vera Wang dress, which accentuated her slender figure.
Model Ireland Baldwin looked ravishing on the red carpet in a lacy Burberry dress with a thigh high slit. The blonde bombshell stood tall at a height of 6 ft 2 and was acting as a fashion reporter for television network Entertainment Tonight. She was joined by fellow presenters Nancy O’Dell and Joe Zee.
On the Rise
Mia Wasikowsa is one to watch, the Australian actress is currently making waves in the indie film circuit most recently starring in Stoker, Only Lovers Left Alive and The Kids Are All Right. They say the best actresses are constantly reinventing themselves and this is certainly true of Wasikowsa who has transformed her look and acting direction from film to film.
In psychological thriller Stoker, Wasikowsa played a moody brunette teenager whereas in vampire-romance flick Only Lovers Left Alive she became Eva, a century old vampire. With 4 upcoming films set for release this year, 24 year old Wasikowsa is most definitely on the rise.
Nica’s Oscar Film Favourites
American Hustle is for fashionistas. Amy Adams stole the film’s style credentials with an array of V-neck dresses in tantalising colours and textures, all of which evoked the free-spirited essence of the 70’s. Jennifer Lawrence dazzled too, she was styled in halter neck maxi dresses, fine fur and curly up-do’s. If just for the fashion alone, this was and still is a must watch!
Despite losing out on 5 potential Oscars, The Wolf of Wall Street was the film that everyone praised this season. Side splittingly funny, a little bit naughty and full of lavish scenes which will make you do a double take, The Wolf of Wall Street is a feel good snapshot of hedonism and living life to the full.
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