The 91st Academy Awards will be airing February 24th and we can’t wait for the big grand evening. Before the celestial night, for starters the Academy unveiled its 2019 Oscar nominations and the list sure seems quite competitive. We, however, decided to list only the female contestants in the lead roles, supporting roles, costume design and MHU. Scroll down, you will sure be amazed to know the details of these talented ladies-
Actors in Lead Role:
Yalitza Aparicio – Roma
Roma is a semi-autobiographical movie set against the black and white scale conveying the story of a domestic worker and the family she works for in the early-1970s Mexico City. The young, newcomer, Aparicio’s role in Roma brought forth the status of Mexico’s indigenous people which began much-needed conversations. Aparicio sure has created a buzz not just with her Oscar-nominated performance but also with her fashion foot.
She was spotted in a Lela Rose lavender bodycon dress that oomph-ed her curves. In the vibrant hue square neckline and mid-calf hemline outfit, she looked fresh and bright. She color coordinated her pumps and clutch with her outfit and that’s a perfect A style.
Glenn Close – The Wife
The six-time Oscar nominee, Glenn Close is nominated again for her mindboggling performance in The Wife. The Wife is an intriguing tragicomic drama which Glenn Close succeeded in getting attention, with her complex role and carrying the heights of emotions with precision. Besides her breathtaking performance, even at the age of 71, the actor doesn’t seem to be slowing down with her fashion game.
For one of the promotional event of The Wife, she showed up on the red carpet in a pink Alexander McQueen suit. Coupling it with black top and dangling earrings, she rendered a competitive style.
Lady Gaga – A Star is Born
A Star is Born, is the story of two individuals in love headed in different directions. It speaks of the emotions, chemistry, and sacrifice between a famous man who is hitting rock bottom and a woman soaring to the top. Casting a singer, Lady Gaga, in the film, Bradley Cooper sure nailed it. The diva who is known for her elaborate stagecraft and costumes was showed natural, with her mask removed and that brought beauty to the film.
Off the reel, the singer sure proved that she can turn anything into an outfit. Here are a few of her fashion choices that we couldn’t look away from-
Melissa McCarthy – Can you ever forgive me?
Melissa McCarthy, unlike her usual comic roles, played the role of Lee Israel, an alcoholic, down on her luck and deeply antisocial author who has written biographies of notable women. In addition, of course, Melissa McCarthy performance needs no affirmation, as we all know that she is one of her kind and an excellent performer.
However what interests us is the diva becoming the new face of a fashion revolution. She started her new clothing line Melissa McCarthy Seven7. Fighting the concept of categorizing or demoralizing the plus sizes, she created her own collection that caters women from sizes four to 28. How cool is that?
Olivia Colman – The Favourite
Set in the backdrop of the 18th century, The Favourite is a bizarre dark comedy filled with drama, wigs and long corridors. Olivia Colman, the Broadchurch star, stepped up to the movie star lead status and created an uproar with her killer performance. Playing the role of a miscast monarch, she entertained her audience with both timely comedy, and existential anger and emotions.
Her recent appearance at the Golden Globe Awards was truly as delightful as her performance. She rocked a Stella McCartney black anti-fit gown with mesh patterned neckline and sleeves. Isn’t her simplicity worth applauding?
Actors in Supporting Role:
Amy Adams- Vice
Amy Adams like always put up the best performance ever as the Second Lady of US in the film Vice, alongside Christian Bale. She was applauded for her powerful yet elegant role and was nominated for the Oscars in the supporting role. She slid right into the character effortlessly quoting that Lynne Cheney and herself share a similar background.
The lovely lady doesn’t need to follow the latest trends to catch one’s eye. She can make the plainest looking fashion look spectacular. She opts for minimalism and surprisingly she ends up looking absolutely chic, isn’t that wonderful.
Emma Stone – The Favorite
The drop-dead gorgeous Emma Stone captured the audience’s hearts with her role in The Favourite. For her role as a sweet, innocent girl that morphs into a manipulative, mean person, Emma Stone received great appreciation from the critics.
Besides impressing her fans with her performances, she sure has a way of ruling the red carpet. The understated beauty, Emma Stone dazzled in pink Louis Vuitton dress at the Golden Globe Awards. With sparkling diamond drop earrings, cylindrical clutch and minimal makeup, she was a sight to sore eyes.
Rachel Weisz – The Favorite
Rachel Weisz played the role of a fearless, steely resolve person in The Favourite and bagged many compliments. She held a particular warmth in her presence on the screen which received greatly by her audience. Carrying her brit accent through the film naturally, she wooed us all.
The diva rarely strayed away from the limelight and is one of Britain’s most celebrated actresses. Her style file is evolved since her debut into the industry. Her recent sightings show that she moves along with the trends.
Marina de Tavira – Roma
Marina de Tavira, through her role Sofia in Roma showed how brutal the world was in 1980’s to a woman who chooses to seek a divorce. Wonderfully portrayed, the diva sure has caught up with many celebs on the race for Oscars.
Her fashion game has equally been quite fascinating. She was recently spotted oozing elegance in a Rebecca de Ravenel Fall 2018 collection. The creamy bodycon outfit looked both regal and sensual, don’t you agree?
Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk
Regina King played the part of a mother who sought justice for her daughter’s wrongfully imprisoned partner and moved the audience with some really worth watching inspirational moments.
Besides the knock off performances that King showcased in ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ and Netflix series, ‘Seven Seconds’, her fashion game was always on point. Her recent appearance at the Golden Globe Awards in Alberta Ferretti gown was proof of her spectacular fashion sense.
The following are the costumes designers nominated for Oscars 2019-
Mary Zophres- The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Mary Zophres, the designer of La La Land, and First man is also the designer for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, a Coens’ western anthology film. Instead of referring to images, she relied on books and diaries and created costumes.
Ruth Carter – Black Panther
Ruth E.Carter, the costume designer disclosed to Forbes that she took up the challenge of bringing ancient Africa to the foreground in a way no one has ever seen in cinema. She expressed that she had to design keeping in mind the culture of ancient Africa which supposedly wasn’t colonized by the Dutch or the British. Looks like she did a fairly good job, don’t you agree?
Sandy Powell- Mary Poppins Returns/The Favourite
A three-time Oscar winner, Sandy Powell was the costume designer for both Mary Poppins Returns and The Favourite. Mary Poppins is a fantasy world film and most of the apparel was set across the styles in the 1930s.
Alexandra Byrne- Mary Queen of Scots
After designing for period dramas like Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Alexandra Byrne tried a different approach for Mary Queen of Scots. Limiting her materials and manipulating a fabric, she managed to convey the story. Her choice of fabric was denim. She used the sturdy cotton fabric and worked extensively on the color palette.
As The Favourite wasn’t a conventional period film, she had to strip back a lot of detail. The costumes although historic didn’t have a lot of ornamentation.
Makeup and Hair:
When we hear hair and makeup, we visualize beautiful hairdos and barbie-dolls like makeup, don’t we? But the films expect a different level of skill set. Turning a beautiful good-looking person into a beast, transforming a young individual into an old man, and many more, are few challenges of the makeup and hair artists. Here are listed those who made to the nominations of Oscars for their spectacular job-
Goran Lundstrom and Pamela Goldammer – Border
Goran Lundstrom, famous for his work on Beauty and the Beast, Cloud Atlas, Harry Potter series, took up the work of transforming European talents into trolls for the film Border. Since he was called away to work on National Geographic’s genius, he handed it over to Pamela Goldammer. From day-to-day rigors of makeup application to little fix-ups, she did a splendid job.
Mary Queen of Scots- Jenny Shircore, Hannah Edwards, Sarah Kelly(makeup), Jenny Shircore and Marc Pilcher(hair)
Jenny Shircore and her team took up the challenge of doing the hair and makeup for Saoirse Ronan’s Queen Mary and Margot Robbie’s Queen Elizabeth roles in Mary Queen of Scots and sure did justice to the period drama. She added more structure to the Queen’s hair and gave a modern vibe to it. While Ronan’s makeup look was fresh and simple, Robbie needed heavy makeup to create a skin condition effect.
Greg Cannom and Kate Biscoe – Vice
The honorary Canadian, who moved from US to Montreal to attend the McGill University, was one of the creative heads behind the makeup in Argo, Water for Elephants and A Single Man. She worked alongside Greg Cannom for transforming Christian Bale to resemble the Vice President Dick Cheney in the later years and that was a splendid job.
We wish the ladies great luck! Go Girls!