Post by C.M.
Ladies and Gents, let us cast our eyes to the future, akin to nosy oracles peering into the cluttered warehouses of couture designers. Designers anxious to drape their fabric masterpieces upon the nervous, hungry bodies of contenders to the most prestigious back-patting ceremony in all the world. For it’s official; The nominees for the Academy Awards 2014 have been counted and verified and the countdown to the ceremony on Sunday, March 2nd is on.
I am of course interested in and excited about the whole shebang, but as an excited fashion blogger must narrow the field (for now) and write my wish list for this selection of nominees in the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories…
Adams has been rocking a 70s vibe lately in keeping with her role in American Hustle, but seeing as this may be the most important moment of her career I reckon she’ll distance herself from the era of flares and ‘fros and go for something a little bit more fitting a potential Oscar winner. How about this gorgeous Elie Saab number? It gives a dignified nod towards the emerald gown Helen Mirren wore to the Globes and would look stunning with Amy’s hair and colouring.
Blanchett is known for taking risks on the Red Carpet, and having already won an Oscar for The Aviator can afford to pull out all the stops this time round… Or! Maybe she’ll be chic and simple with a touch of bling and surprise us all!
Sandy has been hitting it out of the ballpark lately (I was one of the few who rated her block colour dress at the GGs) and I think she’ll go for something elegant but a bit different this time. How about this gorgeous Rami Kadi look? It’s a bit Red Wedding but the bow and low back is so lovely and would really show off her gym-toned back, thanks to her role in Gravity.
The Full List of Best Actress in a Leading Role Are:
Judi Dench – Philomena (yay!) – And wouldn’t she look super in something by Vivienne Westwood?
Meryl Streep – August: Osage Country – Something in a silver shade maybe?
Amy Adams – American Hustle
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Best Supporting Actress:
Lawrence was last year’s Best Actress winner so as well as going for another gong she’ll be on presenting duties for Best Actor. This may well be a clincher in the deciding factor, and she may throw a curveball and depart from the big flouncy frocks she went for at last year’s ceremony and this year’s Golden Globes, in which she was adorned in Dior W/W13 Couture. Dior is her go-to, being a spokesmodel for the brand, but I’d love to see her in something like this Giambattista Valli A/W13 dress. It would be unexpected and striking, and I think would look amazing with her cute blonde pixie crop.
Nyong’o has already established herself as a serious fashion contender thanks to her exquisite look at the Golden Globes. I have a feeling she could swing either for a conservative but classy look or something a bit more outrageous, and I think this Giambattista Valli couldn’t fail to get her noticed and, though daring and brave just like her performance in 12 Years a Slave, she can absolutely pull it off.
This one is a bit of a surprise, but a welcome one. Hawkins has a lovely quirky sense of style, and you can be sure she’ll be wearing someone British to the ceremony. How’s about a bit of Giles Deacon?
The full list of Best Supporting Actress Are:
June Squibb – Nebraska – An all-American Carolina Herrera gown would be sensational
Julia Roberts – August: Osage Country – Not black please, Julia, a jewel tone would be lovely
Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
What do you think? Any suggestions, leave them in the comment section below! While you mull that over, take a look at some other categories of interest:
Christian Bale – American Hustle
Bruce Dern – Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofer – 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConnaghy – Dallas Buyers Club
Best Supporting Actor:
Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
Barkhad Abdi – Captain Philips
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club
The Wolf of Wall Street
12 Years a Slave
Dallas Buyers Club
Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity
Martin Scorsese – The Wolf of Wall Street
David O. Russell – American Hustle
Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
Alexander Payne – Nebraska