Oscars 2022: Lily James and Olivia Colman lead British stars
Oscars 2022: Lily James stuns in a racy pink lace gown while Best Actress nominee Olivia Colman sparkles in silver as they join Emilia Jones and Judi Dench leading the Brits on the red carpet
- Gracing the star-studded red carpet, the Pam & Tommy star put on yet another daring display in a revealing pink lace gown
- Olivia, who landed a Best Actress nod for her role in The Lost Daughter, also cut an elegant figure in a silver metallic gown
- The Academy Awards ceremony has returned to its regular venue of the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California after being held at Union Station last year
- In a rather bold move, the show will be hosted by a trio of stars in Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes as it has gone without a host over the last three years
Lily James and Olivia Colman were among a slew of British stars leading the charge at the 94th Academy Awards at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on Sunday.
Gracing the star-studded red carpet, the Pam & Tommy star put on yet another daring display in a revealing pink lace gown, as she joined fellow UK favourites Dame Judi Dench and Emilia Jones at the ceremony.
Following it’s return to full form in the wake of the Covid pandemic, this year’s Oscars has seen huge recognition for British talent, with Kenneth Branagh’s biopic Belfast also landing seven nominations including Best Picture.
Here come the Brits! Lily James (far left) and Olivia Colman (second left) joined a slew of UK stars including Emilie Jones (second right) and Dame Judi Dench (far right) gracing the red carpet for the 94th Academy Awards on Sunday
Turning up the glamour, Lily showed off her phenomenal figure in the gorgeous number that also flaunted her ample assets with a daring neckline.
The dress also featured a long chiffon train and was adorned with intricate pink flowers sewn into the semi-sheer fabric.
She completed the look with a pair of chunky pink satin heels and wore a statement silver necklace to draw attention to her cleavage.
Wow! Lily put on a very leggy display in a daring pink lace dress with a dramatic thigh-high split, ensuring all eyes were on her in the pink lace Versace gown that showed off her toned and tanned pins
Style: The dress also featured a long chiffon train and was adorned with intricate pink flowers sewn into the semi-sheer fabric
Beauty: Turning up the glamour, she showed off her phenomenal figure in the gorgeous number that also flaunted her ample assets with a daring neckline
Cute! She later joined her musician boyfriend Michael Shuman on the red carpet and held his hand
Incredible: She completed the look with a pair of chunky pink satin heels and wore a statement silver necklace to draw attention to her cleavage
Exciting: The Academy Awards are taking place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Sunday evening with comedians Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes as hosts and Beyonce as well as Billie Eilish as performers
Confident: She made sure all eyes were on her in the daring pink dress that showed off her endless legs
Design: The Versace dress featured thin straps over her shoulders and a longer train. It comes in the midst of a huge year for Lily following the release of Pam & Tommy
Lily wore her dark brunette tresses in a bouncy blow-dried style and opted for a typically glamorous makeup look.
Meanwhile Olivia, who has landed a Best Actress nod for her performance in Netflix’s film The Lost Daughter, exuded elegance in a silver metallic gown.
The former Oscar winner’s dress boasted a simple flowing skirt and a sophisticated high neck as she joined arrives ahead of the ceremony.
Adding a touch of glamour with diamond drop earrings, Olivia swept her brunette tresses into a coiffed beehive to allow her dress to take centre stage.
A vision: Meanwhile Olivia, who has landed a Best Actress nod for her performance in Netflix’s film The Lost Daughter, exuded elegance in a silver metallic gown
Flawless: Adding a touch of glamour with diamond drop earrings, Olivia swept her brunette tresses into a coiffed beehive to allow her dress to take centre stage
Hard to miss! The former Oscar winner’s dress boasted a simple flowing skirt and a sophisticated high neck as she joined arrives ahead of the ceremony
Supportive: Olivia was accompanied by her husband Ed Sinclair, who put on his own dapper display as they posed up a storm together on the red carpet
Jovial: The couple, who married in 2001, were every inch the picture perfect pair
Praised: Olivia was lauded for her role in The Lost Daughter, and landed a nomination for Best Actress
Emilia, who is the daughter of singer and presenter Aled Jones, looked stunning in a shimmering gold gown from Dolca and Gabbana with revealing cut-outs, which shimmered under the lights.
The CODA star’s chocolate tresses were swept up in an elegant high bun that showed off her dainty diamond earrings.
She opted for a full palette of makeup which accentuated her natural beauty as she posed up a storm for the cameras.
In Coda, Emilia plays 17-year-old Ruby, the only hearing member of a deaf family.
Gold standard! Emilia, who is the daughter of singer and presenter Aled Jones, looked stunning in a shimmering gold gown from Dolca and Gabbana with revealing cut-outs, which shimmered under the lights
Beautiful: The CODA star’s chocolate tresses were swept up in an elegant high bun that showed off her dainty diamond earrings
Revealing: Emilia opted for a full palette of makeup which accentuated her natural beauty as she posed up a storm for the cameras ahead of the ceremony
Role: In Coda, Emilia plays 17-year-old Ruby, the only hearing member of a deaf family
Proving she could still wow onlookers after decades in the film industry, Dame Judi opted for a simple white gown and a matching overcoat adorned with pearls.
The screen veteran, who has landed a Best Supporting Actress nod for her role in Belfast, was accompanied by her grandson Sam Williams on the red carpet.
Judi accessorised with a matching white clutch handbag and donned a flashy gold watch to match her rings.
Dapper Sir Kenneth Branagh hit the red carpet with his glamorous wife Lindsay Brunnock at the Oscars in Hollywood on Sunday.
Sophisticated: Proving she could still wow onlookers after decades in the film industry, Dame Judi opted for a simple white gown and a matching overcoat adorned with pearls
Family: Judi was accompanied by her grandson Sam Williams, who opted for a smart black tuxedo
Here he is! Dapper Sir Kenneth Branagh hit the red carpet with his glamorous wife Lindsay Brunnock
Poorly: The Belfast director, 61, looked in great spirits after just recovering from Covid which had lead to fears he wouldn’t be able to attend the ceremony at all if he didn’t test negative in time
The Belfast director, 61, looked in great spirits after just recovering from Covid which had lead to fears he wouldn’t be able to attend the ceremony at all if he didn’t test negative in time.
His film Belfast is one of Britain’s best hope for scooping gongs at the glitzy event, with the movie given nods in a whopping seven categories.
On the red carpet Kenneth looked smart in a navy three-piece suit, crisp white shirt and bow tie.
Beside him, Lindsay wowed in a bright red gown with a pretty off-the-shoulder design. The dress was cinched in at her waist and was teamed with heels and a gold and black tassel bag.
Oh no! Earlier this week Sir Kenneth was isolating in New York after testing positive for Covid-19 the week before and risked missing The Academy Awards in LA
Dapper: On the red carpet Kenneth looked smart in a navy three-piece suit, crisp white shirt and bow tie
Beauty: The dress was cinched in at her waist and was teamed with heels and a gold and black tassel bag
Plot: Belfast is based on Sir Kenneth’s childhood in Belfast during the Troubles in the late 1960s (Jamie, Caitriona Balfe, Jude Hill and Lewis McAskie are pictured in the film)
Earlier this week Sir Kenneth was isolating in New York after testing positive for Covid-19 the week before and risked missing The Academy Awards in LA.
A spokesperson for the star said that he had first tested positive ‘early last week’ and he missed the Producers Guild Awards (PGA) event last Saturday and participated virtually instead.
Jamie Dornan put on yet another dapper display as he joined his glamorous wife Amelia Warner, who dazzled in a jaw-dropping gold sequinned gown with floral detailing.
The Belfast star beamed as he made his way along the red carpet with his stunning wife, who wowed in her form-fitting gold gown.
Happy: Jamie Dornan put on yet another dapper display as he joined his glamorous wife Amelia Warner, who dazzled in a jaw-dropping gold sequinned gown
Gorgeous: While Jamie opted for a simple black tuxedo, his musician wife Amelia wowed in her sparkling gold gown with elegant floral detailing
Cheeky! As they posed together on the red carpet, Jamie and Amelia were briefly joined by Andrew Garfield, who jumped in to photobomb their snaps
Naughty: The Spiderman star couldn’t resist joining Jamie and Amelia on the red carpet
The dress was covered in gold sequins and white rose embroidery, boasting elegant long sleeves and a high neck.
As they posed together on the red carpet, Jamie and Amelia were briefly joined by Andrew Garfield, who jumped into photobomb their snaps.
Best Actor hopeful Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter shared a loving kiss as they made a joint appearances on the Oscars red carpet together.
The typically private couple – who have been married since 2015 put on an affectionate display at the star-studded event.
Loved-up: Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter shared a loving kiss on the Oscars red carpet on Sunday afternoon at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood
Close: The typically private couple – who have been married since 2015 put on an affectionate display at the star-studded event, with theatre director Sophie opted for a grey Grecian style one-shouldered floor length gown
Humble: Benedict who stars in the multi-nominated Power Of The Dog, looked dapper in a classic tux while showing his support for Ukraine with his lapel pin
Theatre director Sophie looked stunning in a Grecian style one-shoulder floor length gown, as she lend a supportive hand for her movie star husband who is up for a Best Actor award on the night.
Benedict who stars in the multi-nominated Power Of The Dog, looked dapper in a classic tux while showing his support for Ukraine with his lapel pin.
He jazzed up his look stepping out in a pair of patent dress shoes and added a pair of Saint Laurent square-frame sunglasses to change up his look as he posed along the red carpet.
The Academy Awards ceremony has returned to its regular venue of the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California after being held at Union Station last year.
In a rather bold move, the show will be hosted by a trio of stars in Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes as it has gone without a host over the last three years.
The trio have made history as it is the first time there is an all-female host line-up as they are also the first emcees since 2018.
Netflix’s Power Of The Dog led nominations with 12 nods, including Best Picture, Best Director and recognition for all of its top actors: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
Campion, a nominee for 1993′s The Piano, became the first woman to ever be nominated twice for best director.
Last year, Chloé Zhao became just the second woman to ever win the award. Campion’s director of photography, Ari Wegner, also became the second woman ever nominated for Best Cinematography.
Dune followed closely behind with 10 nominations spread out largely in the technical categories that rewarded the gargantuan craft of Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel, yet unexpectedly bypassed Villeneuve’s direction.
The Warner Bros. release debuted simultaneously in theaters and — against the strenuous objections of its director — on HBO Max.
With The Power Of The Dog and Dune, the nominees for best picture are: Belfast, CODA, Don’t Look Up, Drive My Car, Licorice Pizza, King Richard, Nightmare Alley and West Side Story.
No streaming service has ever won Best Picture, but half of the 10 nominees were released by streamers. This year, the odds may be better than ever that Netflix — which led all studios with 27 nominations — or another service will finally break through.
Apple TV+ notched its first best-picture nomination with the deaf drama CODA, which also made history as Supporting Actor nominee Troy Kotsur became only the second deaf actor ever nominated as his CODA co-star Marlee Matlin was the first in 1987.
Netflix backed The Power of the Dog and Adam McKay’s apocalyptic comedy Don’t Look Up. And both King Richard and Dune launched on HBO Max. Even the academy for the first time ruled out hard-copy DVD screeners for its members, who instead could watch submissions on the academy’s streaming platform.
It is also set to be a night of great musical performances as Beyonce and Billie Eilish are set to perform but outspoken vaccine skeptic Van Morrison is skipping Hollywood’s biggest night.
All three performers are nominated for Best Song along with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Diane Warren, whose songs will also be performed on the broadcast.
Pop superstar Beyonce’s Oscar-nominated ballad Be Alive was penned for tennis biopic King Richard, which stars Will Smith as the father of tennis greats Serena and Venus Williams.
Hollywood trade publication Variety reported that Beyonce will perform live from the tennis courts in Compton where the sisters played as children.
Eilish and her brother Finneas will perform No Time To Die from the recent James Bond movie.
But while Morrison, who wrote Down to Joy for Kenneth Branagh’s black-and-white childhood drama Belfast, was invited to perform at the star-studded gala, he ‘will not attend the Oscars due to his tour schedule,’ organizers said.
The singer, known as ‘Van the Man’ to his fans, is due to tour England in late March, before arriving in the US next month for further dates.
Morrison’s high-profile criticism of pandemic restrictions — including three anti-lockdown ‘protest songs’ — and opposition to vaccine mandates had led to questions about whether he would be welcomed at the Oscars.
The ceremony taking place Sunday in Hollywood requires nominees, guests and press to be vaccinated, although performers and presenters are reportedly able to attend without proof of vaccine if they undergo rigorous testing.
Miranda’s Dos Oruguitas from Disney animated movie Encanto will be performed by Sebastian Yatra.
Best known for creating Broadway sensation Hamilton, Miranda will attain the coveted and rare EGOT status for winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award if he wins on Sunday.
Warren’s song Somehow You Do from Four Good Days — which will be performed by Reba McEntire — is her 13th Oscar nomination, but she has never won.
Also performing at the Oscars will be an all-star band including Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, and DJ D-Nice.
There will also be many A-list presenters including Bill Murray, Lady Gaga, Kevin Costner, Samuel L. Jackson, Zoë Kravitz, Lupita Nyong’o. Anthony Hopkins, Lily James, Daniel Kaluuya, and Mila Kunis.
As if that already wasn’t enough John Leguizamo, Simu Liu, Rami Malek, Rosie Perez, Chris Rock, Naomi Scott, Wesley Snipes, Uma Thurman, John Travolta, Yuh-jung Youn, Ruth E. Carter, Halle Bailey, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Jamie Lee Curtis, Woody Harrelson, Shawn Mendes, Tyler Perry, Tracee Ellis Ross, Stephanie Beatriz, DJ Khaled, Jennifer Garner, H.E.R., Tiffany Haddish, Tony Hawk, Elliot Page, Kelly Slater and Shaun White will also be taking to the stage.
One controversy which sprang up earlier this week, however was West Side Story star Rachel Zegler not being invited to the ceremony despite her film being nominated for seven awards.
Zegler, 20, created a bit of a firestorm on social media as she revealed over the weekend that she will not be in attendance at The Oscars despite being the lead – Maria Vasquez – for the Steven Spielberg directed flick.
She posted on Instagram Sunday that she tried to go but ‘it doesn´t seem to be happening’ and that she will be rooting for West Side Story from her couch.
‘I hope some last minute miracle occurs and I can celebrate our film in person but hey, that´s how it goes sometimes, I guess,’ Zegler continued on Instagram. ‘Thanks for all the shock and outrage – I´m disappointed, too. But that’s OK. So proud of our movie.’
However, on Tuesday it was reported by The Hollywood Reporter that she had been invited to present.
OSCARS 2022: WINNERS
Belfast (Focus Features)
Don’t Look Up (Netflix)
Drive My Car (Janus Films/Sideshow)
Dune (Warner Bros)
King Richard (Warner Bros)
Licorice Pizza (MGM/United Artists Releasing)
Nightmare Alley (Searchlight Pictures)
The Power Of The Dog (Netflix)
West Side Story (20th Century Studios)
On the saddle: Power Of The Dog received several nominations including Best Picture
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Jessie Buckley – The Lost Daughter
Ariana DeBose – West Side Story
Judi Dench – Belfast
Kirsten Dunst- The Power Of The Dog
Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Ciaran Hinds – Belfast
Troy Kotsur – Coda
Jesse Plemons – The Power Of The Dog
J.K Simonns – Being The Ricardos
Kodi Smitt-McPhee – The Power Of The Dog
Cruella (Jenny Beavan)
Cyrano (Massimo Cantini Parrini)
Dune (Jacqueline West)
Nightmare Alley (Luis Sequeira)
West Side Story (Paul Tazewell)
Jumping for joy: West Side Story was nominated for Best Costume Design
ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND
Dune – WINNER
No Time To Die
The Power Of The Dog
West Side Story
Don’t Look Up (Nicholas Britell)
Dune (Hans Zimmer) – WINNER
Encanto (Germaine Franco)
Parallel Mothers (Alberto Iglesias)
The Power of the Dog (Jonny Greenwood)
Drive My Car
The Lost Daughter
The Power Of The Dog
Loud and clear: Coda was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
Don’t Look Up
The Worst Person In The World
ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Affairs Of The Heart
The Windshield Wiper – WINNER
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
Ala Kachuu — Take and Run
The Long Goodbye – WINNER
On My Mind
INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM
Drive My Car
The Hand of God
Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom
The Worst Person in the World
Dune (Zsuzsanna Sipos & Patrice Vermette)
Nightmare Alley (Tamara Deverell & Shane Vieau)
The Power of the Dog (Grant Major & Amber Richards)
The Tragedy of Macbeth (Stefan Dechant & Nancy Haigh)
West Side Story (Rena DeAngelo & Adam Stockhausen)
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Javier Bardem – Being the Ricardos
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Power of the Dog
Andrew Garfield – tick, tick… BOOM!
Will Smith – King Richard
Denzel Washington – The Tragedy of Macbeth
Ace? Will Smith is nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for King Richard
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Olivia Colman – The Lost Daughter
Penélope Cruz – Parallel Mothers
Nicole Kidman – Being the Ricardos
Kristen Stewart – Spencer
Kenneth Branagh – Belfast
Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza
Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog
Ryûsuke Hamaguchi – Drive My Car
Steven Spielberg – West Side Story
At the helm: Jane Campion is nominated in the Best Director category for Power Of The Dog
Don’t Look Up (Hank Corwin)
Dune (Joe Walker) – WINNER
King Richard (Pamela Martin)
The Power of the Dog (Peter Sciberras)
Tick, Tick… Boom! (Myron Kerstein & Andrew Weisblum)
MAKEUP AND HAIR STYLING
Coming 2 America
The Eyes Of Tammy Faye
House Of Gucci
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
The Mitchells VS The Machine
Raya And The Lost Dragon
Be Alive — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter & Darius Scott (King Richard)
Dos Oruguitas — Lin-Manuel Miranda (Encanto)
Down to Joy — Van Morrison (Belfast)
No Time to Die — Billie Eilish & Finneas O’Connell (No Time to Die)
Somehow You Do— Diane Warren (Four Good Days)
DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Lead Me Home
The Queen of Basketball – WINNER
Three Songs for Benazir
When We Were Bullies
Summer of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Writing with Fire
No Time To Die
Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Stunning: Dune earned nods in both the Best Visual Effects and Best Cinematography categories
Dune (Greig Fraser)
Nightmare Alley (Dan Lausten)
The Power of the Dog (Ari Wegner)
The Tragedy of Macbeth (Bruno Delbonnel)
West Side Story (Janusz Kaminski)
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