That’s a wrap! The 86th annual Academy Awards have finally concluded, marking the end to a very exciting and surprising awards season (which featured unforgettable moments from Jared Leto‘s comeback in Dallas Buyers Club, to Lupita Nyong’o‘s breakout role in 12 Years a Slave). In case you missed the almost 4-hour long Ellen DeGeneres-hosted Oscars ceremony, scroll down to see our six favorite moments!
Fashion took a dark turn at the 2014 Academy Awards, where, for the first time in recent memory, black and midnight blue were surprisingly popular choices among A-list actors and nominees (along with the occasional over-the-top sparkler, of course). This made for a fairly sober, rain-soaked red carpet that was, at times, even a little sleepy. What the awards lacked in bold and bright colors, though, was made up for with some daring shapes and fabric treatments – so long as you could make them out.
From dark winter colors to bold statement jewels, the red carpet at the Oscars was nothing short of spectacular, but one of the top contenders for top trend of the night? Stars in pale-hued beaded dresses. Naomi Watts opted for a white, beaded Calvin Klein Collection dress and Bulgari jewels, Angelina Jolie shined in a long-sleeve, beaded silver Elie Saab Couture gown with earrings by Robert Procop, and Cate Blanchett brought it in a sheer, nude Giorgio Armani gown with beaded embellishments and Chopard jewels. But it wasn’t just these ladies that opted for beautiful beading—stars including Jessica Biel, Jenna Dewan Tatum, and Maria Menounos also rocked the trend.
Want more Academy Awards fashion? See all the 2014 Oscars red carpet arrivals in our gallery!
The Golden Globes is all about celebrating the best in movie and television, but for us, it’s a night that awards the best in dresses as well. In honor of one of Hollywood’s biggest nights (it’s happening this weekend!), we chose our favorite gowns that have graced the red carpet over the years. In 2011, then-newcomer Emma Stone wore a stunning backless peach Calvin Klein Collection gown that officially put her on the style map. The same year, Angelina Jolie strayed from her go-to black and stood out in a gorgeous glittering emerald Atelier Versace gown. Just last year, Claire Danes shocked onlookers as she showed off her post-baby bod (just one month after giving birth) in a red-hot Versace gown. From 1962 to the present, see the parade of gowns that have proven they can withstand the test of time.
It’s your turn to be the editor and pick your Fashion A-List with your favorite looks from this week’s glamorous celebrity Look of the Day moments! Who made it on our list? These five glamorous ladies from around town: Angelina Jolie (in Atelier Versace), Jennifer Lawrence (in Christian Dior Couture), Miranda Kerr (in David Koma), Elizabeth Banks (in Jenny Packham), and Sarah Jessica Parker (in a boucle jacket and pleated midi skirt). Now that you know our faves, tell us yours by making your own Top 5 with InStyle.com’s A-list tool. Visit instyle.com/instyle/a-list and pick your top looks, then share them with your fashion-savvy friends on Facebook and Twitter. Head to the A-list maker right now to get started.
It was a momentous night for Angelina Jolie as she was honored at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’s 5th annual Governors Awards over the weekend in Los Angeles. Accompanied by Brad Pitt and son Maddox, along with some of Hollywood’s finest—Lupita Nyong’o, Jennifer Garner, Octavia Spencer, Naomie Harris, Amy Adams and more—Jolie’s heavy dedication to her humanitarian work garnered her the prestigious Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, making her both the youngest person and seventh woman to receive the award, not to mention raising her Oscar statuette count to two (she won in 2000 for her supporting role in Girl, Interrupted).
During Jolie’s emotional acceptance speech, she paid tribute to her late mother, Marcheline Bertrand, who passed away in 2007 from ovarian cancer. “She was very clear that nothing would mean anything if I didn’t live a life of use to others,” Jolie said. “And I didn’t know what that meant for a long time…It was only when I began to travel and look and live beyond my home that I understand my responsibility to others.” With over 30 films to her name, Jolie has been involved in more than 40 United Nations Refugee Agency field missions, and in addition to being a mother and a director, she has founded several charitable organizations, and she’s still doing more. “I will do as my mother asked and do the best I can with this life, be of use, and to stand here today means that I did as she asked and if she were alive, she’d be very proud.” Jolie joins fellow Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award recipients—Oprah Winfrey, Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Quincy Jones, and others —and continued the night in celebrating fellow honorees Steve Martin, Angela Lansbury, and Piero Tosi.
…But not for her on-screen work. Later this year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present Angelina Jolie with her second Oscar—this time, in honor of her humanitarian work. Jolie will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Academy’s 5th Annual Governors Awards, which is an Oscar statuette given to individuals in the film industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry. Jolie has certainly done that, working with organizations like the United Nations and the Council on Foreign Relations to bring injustice around the world to light. Congrats! We can’t think of any Hollywood do-gooder who is more deserving.
Plus, click through the gallery to see the actresses best looks ever!
Angelina Jolie, Natalie Portman, and Kristen Bell Attend Disney’s D23 Expo, Plus More Celebrity Parties!Aug 12, 2013 @ 3:17 pm
The happiest place on Earth got an extra dose of star power this weekend! Held at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, celebrities like Natalie Portman (in Louis Vuitton), Angelina Jolie (in Saint Laurent Paris), and Kristen Bell stepped out at Disney’s D23 Expo to talk about their much-anticipated projects. Bell and her co-star, Broadway actress Idina Menzel, got animated about their upcoming film Frozen, which is loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s story The Snow Queen, while Portman and Tom Hiddleston attended a panel for Thor: The Dark World. However, one of the most unexpected moments was when Angelina Jolie surprised the crowd to speak about her upcoming role in Maleficent, which follows the storyline of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty from the villainess’ point of view. “Since I was a little girl, Maleficent was always my favorite,” Jolie told her fans. “I was terrified of her, but I was always drawn to her.” The feeling is mutual! Click the photo to go inside the event, and see more pictures from the hottest celebrity parties.