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The Oscar nominees’ best fashion moments of awards season
Predicting Oscar fashion is a losing game. We could mull over whose stylist has been spotted at whose runway show and which actresses have which designer contracts for hours but it would all lead us back to the only thing we do know: What the nominees have been wearing this season.
The 10 actresses who are up for Best Actress and Best Actress in a Supporting Role have been hitting red carpets since September 2019 — between the film festivals, the premieres, and the first round of awards shows, there have been plenty of hints as to what styles we might see at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday. We’ve picked out our personal favorite looks from each star so that you can make your own predictions.
Lady Gaga (Best Actress nominee for A Star Is Born)
The SAG Awards: She sported a plunging, white Christian Dior dress and her most dramatic lip of award season.
The A Star Is Born Los Angeles premiere: Gaga went haute couture again, this time in a gown by Givenchy. Some say it was a nod to vintage Barbra Streisand and her 1976 version of the film, in which her character Esther accepts a Grammy in a silver cape.
Glenn Close (Best Actress nominee for The Wife)
The SAG Awards: She suited up thanks to Ralph Lauren — and also donned her late grandmother’s wedding ring for the occasion.
Melissa McCarthy (Best Actress nominee for Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Toronto International Film Festival: McCarthy went glam in a flowy purple gown at the premiere of Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Olivia Colman (Best Actress nominee for The Favourite)
The Golden Globes: Her partially sheer Stella McCartney gown is nothing like Queen Anne’s wardrobe.
Toronto International Film Festival: This was technically something she wore for a lowly photocall — not a premiere or gala — but this black jumpsuit may be our favourite look of Colman’s award season.
Yalitza Aparicio (Best Actress nominee for Roma)
The Venice Film Festival: Aparicio gave a subtle nod to her Mexican heritage in this lacy number to mark one of her first big public appearances.
Amy Adams (Best Supporting Actress nominee for Vice)
The Golden Globes: You can never go wrong with an off-the-shoulder Calvin Klein creation.
The SAG Awards: The double nominee (for Vice and Sharp Objects) turned heads in Celine by Hedi Slimane.
The Vice Los Angeles premiere: Adams went red (in Chloé) for Republicans, obviously.
Emma Stone (Best Supporting Actress nominee for The Favourite)
The Favourite London premiere: No, that’s not an awards statuette, that’s Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton.
Regina King (Best Supporting Actress nominee for If Beale Street Could Talk)
Toronto International Film Festival: King stunned in a form-fitting royal blue gown at the world premiere of If Beale Street Could Talk.
The Golden Globes: King dazzled in a floor-length Alberta Ferretti gown to accept her big award.
Marina de Tavira (Best Supporting Actress nominee for Roma)
The Directors’ Guild Awards: Giambattista Valli served de Tavira very well.
The Critics’ Choice Awards: Roma won Best Picture and her Vivienne Westwood dressed pleased almost as much.
Rachel Weisz (Best Supporting Actress nominee for The Favourite)
The SAG Awards: O-M-G it’s Givenchy!