And the Nominees are…

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…

Best Actress

Amy Adams

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.

Ellie Saab A/W14
Ellie Saab A/W14

Cate Blanchet

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!

Elie Saab A/W 2014
Elie Saab A/W 2014

Sandra Bullock

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.

Rami Kadi 2014
Rami Kadi 2014

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:

Jennifer Lawrence

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.

Giambattista Valli A/W13
Giambattista Valli A/W13

Lupita Nyong’o

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.

Giambattista Vallie A/W 14
Giambattista Vallie A/W 14

Sally Hawkins

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?

Giles Deacon Couture 2014
Giles Deacon Couture 2014

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:

Best Actor:

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

Best Picture:



The Wolf of Wall Street

12 Years a Slave


Dallas Buyers Club

Captain Philips


American Hustle


Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity

Martin Scorsese – The Wolf of Wall Street

David O. Russell – American Hustle

Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave

Alexander Payne – Nebraska


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