Oscars ’14 Visual Diary | & Links

The last and most anticipated award show of the season is over, and since all of this is a bit of yesterday’s news, I won’t get into analysing who won what. Suffice to say that pretty much all our wishes and expectations, as expressed on our podcast oscar special, were met. Except for that one loss (aka why I didn’t watch the oscars live) that threw half the internet into a sappy meltdown. But let’s look on the bright side:

– Naomi Watts wrote a fan letter to Cate Blanchett. 
– Jimmy Kimmel punched hateful twitters in the face. This only helps his point. 
– Spike Jonze is not a middle aged asian (don’t ask). Here’s the aftermath of that revelation
– The best red carpet moment featured Jonah Hill and Bradley Cooper.  
– Actually no, scratch that. Kevin Spacey takes that award.

– We got to know the Dern family tree
– Lupita Nyong’o, Amy Adams and Meryl Streep danced with Pharrell.
– Ellen did a great opening monologue, crashed twitter, and got pizzas for everyone. Brad Pitt was on plate duty.
– The pizza delivery guy walked away with a $1,000 tip.
– The music during Idina Menzel’s act was a bit too loud and there may have been some hiccups, but here’s her cozy performance with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots just because.
– Lupita delivered the most beautiful speech of the night. Spoiler: Cumberbatch cries. 
– Favourite presenters include Robert De Niro with Penélope Cruz (who simply looked right together), and Angelina Jolie with Sidney Poitier.
– De Niro getting distracted during Spike Jonze’s speech.
Martin Scorsese’s face when Alfonso Cuarón won. 
– They made some really beautiful images this year, particularly for the best picture nominees.
– Steve McQueen jumped on stage from sheer happiness, after wining Best Picture. Doesn’t he strike you as someone with a huge heart? Also, he claps in a funny way
– And lastly, there were too many familiar artists in the In Memoriam feature this year, but I suppose that will only get worse with time. 

– Ellen did a whole video montage of backstage happenings, including this.
– Some alternative view photos from sunday night, by Getty Images.

the red carpet women 

Angelina Jolie chose an Elie Saab Haute Couture gown, and 42 carat diamond earrings | 1
Cate Blanchett wore an Armani Prive gown, with gold Swarovski crystals and Chopard earrings | 2
Jenna Dewan in a Reem Acra gown | 3
For her performance, Idina Menzel had a peach colored and embroidered Reem Acra gown | 4
Presenter Giuliana Rancic wore a champagne Paolo Sebastian gown | 5

Kate Hudson in an Atelier Versace gown, Neil Lane gems, and Brian Atwood shoes | 1
Naomi Watts wore a Calvin Klein Collection gown, with Bulgari jewels and bag | 2
Penelópe Cruz wearing Giambattista Valli Couture | 3

Lupita Nyong’o in a blue Prada gown, a gold and diamond headband, and Fred Leighton jewels | 1
Amy Adams was inspired by the 50s, wearing a Gucci gown and earrings by Tiffany & Co. | 2
Sandra Bullock wore Alexander McQueen | 3

Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior, with a Ferragamo clutch and a $2M Neil Lane necklace | 1
Olivia Wilde wore Valentino, with Lorraine Schwartz jewels, and Jimmy Choo shoes and clutch | 2
Charlize Theron wore a Dior gown with a 31-carat Harry Winston necklace | 3

the red carpet men

Michael Fassbender wore a tuxedo by Tom Ford, with a silk lapel | 1
Brad Pitt also in Tom Ford | 2
Bradley Cooper too chose a Tom Ford tuxedo, with a watch by Chopard | 3
Leonardo DiCaprio wore GiorgioArmani, with Jennifer Meyer cufflinks | 4
His tux looks black but, according to reporters, it was actually navy blue. 
Kevin Spacey rocked a blue Burberry tuxedo, with a black lapel and bowtie | 5
the vanity fair party change

Amy Adams wore Carolina Herrera | 1
Lupita Nyong’o went from Prada to Miu Miu | 2
Jennifer Lawrence changed into a short Tom Ford dress | 3
Taylor Swift wearing a Julien Macdonald dress, Emm Kuo clutch, Tamara Mellon shoes, and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry | 4
Kate Hudson wore a Zuhair Murad gown | x

check our more pictures from Vanity Fair’s oscar party and photo booth!

what were your favourite dresses and oscar moments from sunday night?



  1. March 6, 2014 / 2:11 AM

    Hi, great photos. These are great candid shots. Sometimes the Oscars can feel a bit formal, it’s nice to see these folks cut loose a bit.

    • March 6, 2014 / 10:28 AM

      I feel the same way, this kind of photos is my favourite thing about award shows.

  2. Nikhat Zahra
    March 6, 2014 / 4:31 AM

    SPIKE JONZE! <3 <3
    Very pretty post 🙂
    The pizza delivery guy got a $1000 tip? Haha awesome!

    • March 6, 2014 / 10:27 AM

      Yeah! I think Ellen got $400 from the actors, and added $600 of her own. Lucky guy!

  3. Mettel Ray
    March 6, 2014 / 9:21 AM

    This is so pretty….

    • March 6, 2014 / 10:30 AM

      because they are ALL gorgeous !

  4. Brittani
    March 6, 2014 / 1:10 PM

    Awesome post! How did I miss that little high five between Leo and Jonah?!

    • March 6, 2014 / 1:14 PM

      It happened when they were announcing the supportive actor nominees, so it was right in the beginning of the ceremony! So cute right?

  5. March 6, 2014 / 3:10 PM

    I think McQueen’s clap was a sarcastic slow clap for the writer of 12YaS – they are arguing, apparently.

    I loved Charlize’s dress, she looked stunning!

    • March 7, 2014 / 11:30 AM

      Oh are they? That’s too bad. Charlize always picks such great dresses.

  6. March 7, 2014 / 8:29 AM

    Watson’s dress looked like how I imagine District 12 tributes being dressed before Cinna, but she is still so elegant! She and JGL were so… mmmmmm… 😀 Gorgeous photos, you made such great picks! Meryl eating pizza is awesome. And Kate Hudson’s dress is gorgeous. Everything here is! 😀

    • March 7, 2014 / 11:34 AM

      haha I wasn’t a fan of her dress either, but she looked beautiful yes! They were so cute together :3 Kate looked AMAZING, it was my favourite dress of the night. Sexy, but still appropriate, with so much elegance and glamour… Reminded me of Old Hollywood.

      Thanks Elina, glad to know you liked them! You should follow the links I provided, there’s still so many pretty pictures that I couldn’t include.

  7. inspiredground
    March 8, 2014 / 12:07 PM

    Great post! Lovely pics behind the scene, never seen them before. I forgot to mention in my own post how I love seeing Brad Pitt and Jolie still so in love with each other, after all they cancer and all. My fave Oscar moments was Jared Leto and Blanchett speech.

    That is one lucky delivery pizza guy!

    • March 8, 2014 / 2:22 PM

      Yes it’s great seeing them like this – I looove the picture of them together! And those were great speeches.

  8. Josh
    April 17, 2014 / 12:58 AM

    Wonderful post! I love the photos, which highlight what was a very entertaining award show this year. 😀

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