Love these looks: 2018 Academy Awards
Happy Oscars night, GL girls!
Tonight is one of the biggest nights of the year for the film industry: the Academy Awards. As the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences doles out awards for achievement in film for the ninetieth year, I'm here to chat about the gorg gowns and sweet suits the ladies and gents of the industry are rocking at the swanky event.
But before we get into that, you've probably heard us talk a lot about the #MeToo and Time's Up movements this award show season. Starting with the Golden Globes in January, many wore all black and Time's Up pins on award show red carpets to show their support for victims of sexual assault and abuse. There was notably more color and fewer pins on the carpet tonight, but according to Ava DuVernay, a leader of Time's Up and director of the upcoming A Wrinkle In Time, there was good reason for that.
"We are not an awards show protest group," Ava told CNN last week. "So we stand down this time. It's really important that you know that Time's Up is not about the red carpet. And those women you saw on the red carpet representing Time's Up [at the Globes] are now off the red carpet working their butts off being activists."
And some of those women include Gina Rodriguez, Amandla Stenberg, Meryl Streep and many more. Since kicking off the movement on New Year's Day, as of tonight, Time's Up has raised nearly $22 million for their Legal Defense Fund, which provides legal representation and support to men and women who have experienced harassment, abuse or assault in the workplace while in pursuit of their careers.
We truly applaud their work. Now, let's take a look at some of our favorite talented ladies (and a few dudes) in action on the carpet.
Sofia Carson (above)
Disney meets the Oscars! The Descendants actress (Disney Channel just announced Descendants 3!) looked firey in this red number and, like, I die. It wouldn't be a signature Sofia look without a sleek pony either. Love this, girl!
Gina to her stylist, probably: "I want to look like the Oscar statue, but make it fashion."
Gina's stylist: "It is done..."
In other words, I love this and I want to wear it every single day for the rest of my life plzandthx.
This 22-year-old has pretty much perfected the smize! The breakout star of Call Me By Your Name and Lady Bird wowed in white and his black boots = the perfect contrast. TBH, Timothée could've showed up in a trash bag and I'd be like "YAS" though, so...
Classic glam works so well on Allison! I love the pleats, the beading and the nude tone on this timeless gown.
There's nothing I don't love about Beanie's ombre outfit! The sidekick of Lady Bird looks like a total party in the confetti-inspired design. Also, how do I get Beanie to be my best friend???
Spider-Man looking v. dapper! The 21-year-old rocked the red carpet before presenting the award for Achievement in Visual Effects in this double-breasted tux and slicked back hair. Love the bow tie, too!
Real talk, how can I sparkle like Lupita??? Asking for a friend, of course.
SLAY! The gold-medal-winning and history-making icon (he was the first openly gay U.S. athlete to qualify for the Winter Olympics) *harnessed* his inner fashion queen with this unique and unexpected fit, and I am quite honestly still not over it. I need a moment, plz...
This girl can seriously do no wrong on a red carpet (or elsewhere, really). Her cold shoulder gown is chocolate perfection and looks just as comfy as it does gorgeous (and like, comfort is my main priority, so). A+, Z!
Pretty in pink! Many lovely ladies wore pinks and nudes on the carpet tonight, and Saoirse was no exception. The leading lady of Lady Bird was an absolute Barbie dream in this formfitting gown with matching shoes.
Which look is your fave? Which 2017 movie was your fave? Sound off below!
Photo credit: E! Online; Lupita: ABC/Rick Rowell