Monday, March 3, 2014

The 86th Academy Awards just wrapped up! Oscars is the most prestigious awards ceremony so all eyes were tuned in as the stars walked down the red carpet and as winners were one by one announced. Here are our picks for the stunner who graced the carpet and a run down of the winners for this year's Oscars. 


Lupita Nyong'o, this year's deserving winner for Best Supporting Actress for 12 Years A Slave, wore a powder blue Grecian inspired gown by Prada. The shade looked majestic on her beautiful chocolate skin. Nyong'o said she chose the shade because it reminded her of her hometown, Nairobi. And the night was the perfect night to give homage to it. This emerging actress on screen is also being hailed as a Red Carpet veteran with continuous wins, fashion-wise.

Kate Hudson looked nothing short of divine.
She donned a svelte silver cape number by Versace. 
Only Kate can make this look sleek, sweet and sultry all at the same time. 

Naomi Watts is a master of fine lines and stunningly polished dressing on the Red Carpet. 
Her dreamy white Calvin Klein ensemble personified sophistication and elegance.

We shine the spotlight on How I Met Your Mother's mother and Wolf Of Wall Street star Cristin Milioti
Her Reem Acra gown, together with her plum lips, dark eyes and pulled-up messy bun made her glow in all the right way, proving simplicity with an accent is a stylish move. 

Calisa Flockhart proved that being classy in your 40s is sexy. 
The details of her white Jacob and Co. gown was enough accent to this classic piece. 


This year, nominees for the Academy Award were a mix of mainstream and indie. Veteran stars and newcomers had a neck to neck battle but what and who emerged as winners though weren't based on that, instead were really deserving of the trophies as they showed mastery of the skills and true meaning of film making and acting.

Best Picture
12 Years A Slave

A film based on a true story of a man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. He was faced with, as well as unexpected kindnesses. His journey showed his struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. 12 years past, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

Best Actor -lead
Matthew McConaughey
for Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress -lead
Cate Blanchett 
for Blue Jasmine

Best Actor in Supporting Role
Jared Leto
for Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress in Supporting Role
Lupita Nyong'o 
for 12 Years A Slave

Best Animated Feature Film

Anna, an optimist, teams up with Kristoff to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers made the kingdom an eternal winter. Their epic journey from dealing with Ice monsters to finding Olaf -Elsa and Anna's snowman as kids- ends in a heartwarming tale of acceptance, love and family.

Other wins: Alfonso Cuarón | Gravity for Best Directing. Emmanuel Lubezki | Gravity for Best Cinematograph. Catherine Martin | Great Gatsby for Best Costume Design. 20 Feet From Stardom | Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen and Caitrin Rogers for Best Documentary Feature. The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life | Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed for Best Documentary Short Subject. Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger | Gravity for Best Editing. The Great Beauty | Italy for Best Foreign Language Film. Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews | Dallas Buyers Club for Best Make-up and Hairstyling. Steven Price | Gravity for Best Music- Original Score. "Let It Go" by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez | Frozen for Best Music- Song. Great Gatsby | Catherine Martin and Beverley Dunn for Best Production Design. Mr. Hublot for Best Animated Short Film. Helium for Best Short Film- Live Action. Gravity | Glenn Freemantle for Best Sound Editing. Gravity | Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro for Best Sound Mixing. Gravity | Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk and Neil Corbould for Best Visual EffectsTim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk and Neil Corbould. 12 Years a Slave | John Ridley for Best Screenplay- Adapted. Her | Spike Jonze for Best Screenplay- Original

The Belle Of A Boulevard's bets won! 
What about you? What do you think about this year's winners? 

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