The trail to an Oscar may also be lengthy and winding or unexpected and brief, however regardless of the direction, it ends on a pink carpet guarded via loads of photographers.
“I actually walked in right here and the primary particular person I noticed was once you,” Lucas Hedges, a best possible supporting actor nominee for “Manchester via the Sea,” stated to Ryan Seacrest, the night’s unofficial interrogator in leader. Prior to the degree, earlier than inevitable delays, earlier than teary speeches, there’s the query of dress: Who’re you dressed in? (It is without doubt one of the night’s peculiar ironies that that is the only query Mr. Seacrest habitually forgets to invite.)
So they arrive and parade, divided, via and big, between the princessy and the sultry: those that maneuver their large ball skirts (Janelle Monáe in Elie Saab, Kirsten Dunst in Dior, Leslie Mann in Zac Posen) and those that strut in clothes swish, slinky, incessantly high-slit or sheer (Nicole Kidman in peachy Armani Privé, Naomie Harris in white sequined Calvin Klein, Taraji P. Henson in plunging, blue-velvet Alberta Ferretti, the night’s early standout).
They clutched night baggage and suffered in silence in what have been nearly no doubt uncomfortable sneakers — save Octavia Spencer, the “Hidden Figures” best possible supporting actress nominee, in feather-frilled Marchesa, who stated her forgiving Stuart Weitzman sneakers made her “a more than happy girl at this time.” A number of outfits have been…