The Oscars- 2012 Winners

The highly respected Oscar

The Oscars are quite possibly my favourite awards, not only because everyone is beautifully dressed (OK some people do it get very wrong, but the majority have good stylists) but because it is probably the highest accolade you can receive as an actor. Now I admit I don’t care much about who wins for ‘Best Cinematography’ or ‘Best Sound mixing’, for me it is all about ‘Best Actress’, ‘Best Actor’ and the supporting roles (perhaps ‘Best Picture’ also). So if you happened to miss the awards (most people were curled up asleep in bed) then allow me to share some of the winners with you.

Best Actress: Meryl Streep

Nominated…

Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs, Viola Davis – The Help, Rooney Mara – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady, Michelle Williams – My Week With Marilyn

Best Actor: Jean Dujardin for The Artist

Nominated…

Demian Bichir – A Better Life, George Clooney – The Descendants, Jean Dujardin – The Artist, Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Brad Pitt – Moneyball

Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer for Beginners

Nominated…

Kenneth Branagh – My Week With Marilyn, Jonah Hill – Moneyball, Nick Nolte – Warrior, Christopher Plummer – Beginners, Max von Sydow – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer for The Help

Nominated…

Berenice Bejo – The Artist , Jessica Chastain – The Help , Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids, Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs , Octavia Spencer – The Help

Best Picture: The Artist

Nominated…

The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight In Paris, Moneyball, The Tree Of Life, War Horse

Have a look at the winner’s speeches below.

 

Milan Fashion Week

‘Dangerous Beauty’

Versace A/W 2012-13

Versace A/W 2012-13

Versace A/W 2012-13

Versace A/W 2012-13

Versace A/W 2012-13

Versace A/W 2012-13

Versace A/W 2012-13

I am going to post about other shows from Milan but I was so impressed by Versace this season, I thought it deserved one all to itself. I absolutely love anything that has a Gothic element, and Donatella showed this in full force. The crucifixes, studded leather, alarmingly tight looking coat-dresses and chain mail (first seen on the Versace runway back in1982), were all on the catwalk. The coats were especially beautiful with flashes of jewel toned colours or all black with appliquéd crucifixes. I’d quite happily rock up to Tesco in any of them, although if I could afford one, I’d more likely be shopping in Waitrose. I wouldn’t be surprised if Rooney Mara decided to wear something from this collection to the Oscars.