Oscars 2020: Jane Fonda recycles six-year-old gown following declaration that she will no longer buy new clothes | The Independent

Jane Fonda recycled a six-year-old gown and carried the red coat she previously declared was “the last article of clothing I will ever buy” as part of her ongoing campaign to raise awareness of the climate crisis at Sunday’s Oscars.

The 82-year-old actor and activist took to the stage at the awards ceremony in Los Angeles where she presented the award for Best Picture, which was won by Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite.

Fonda appeared in a gown she previously wore in 2014 to the Grace of Monaco premiere in Cannes.

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Pairing it with Pomellato jewellery, the former fitness guru also held the red coat which has become synonymous with her arrests in Washington as part of her involvement in climate crisis protests.

After announcing her involvement in ‘Fire Drill Friday’ – a regular Friday rally to raise awareness of the environmental issues – Fonda vowed to “engage in civil disobedience” and “get arrested”. 

Following her fourth arrest, Fonda told the crowd: “You see this coat? I needed something red and I went out and found this coat on sale. 

“This is the last article of clothing that I will ever buy,” she announced. 

“When I talk to people and say, ‘We don’t really need to keep shopping. We shouldn’t look to shopping for our identity. We don’t need more stuff,’ I have to walk the talk. So I’m not buying any more clothes.”

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Fonda’s last protest took place in Los Angeles on Friday, where she was joined by Joaquin Phoenix.

“This is the front line of the climate crisis here in California,” Fonda said at Friday’s protest.

“And literally what happens here can impact the rest of the country and the rest of the world.”

The veteran actor also made a bold statement with a stylist new silver pixie hairdo.

Fonda’s hair colourist, Jack Martin, revealed that the entire process of transforming her hair took seven hours. 

Martin said that during the mammoth grooming session, Fonda passed the time by writing chapters of her upcoming book, memorising lines for her Netflix show, reading the news and responding to emails.

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Oscars 2020: From Natalie Portman To Brad Pitt – Best & Worst Dressed Ranked!

The day finally arrived and we saw the who’s who of Hollywood put their fashion foot front on the red carpet of Oscars 2020. Apart from the celebration of the world of films, it was also one of the year’s most foreseen evenings of fashion. The Oscars came bustling with chic haute couture and pared-back designs that ruled the red carpet.

Every year, Hollywood stars meet under one roof to celebrate cinema and take away awards for their hard work in the latest fashion trends. This time Hollywood stars like Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Brad Pitt, Renée Zellweger, Joaquin Phoenix, Billy Porter stepped looking their best and stole the limelight on the red carpet.

From Billy Porter’s golden chest armour to Natalie Portman’s gown was embroidered with the names of women who were snubbed this year to Brad Pitt’s classic tuxedo, this year we saw a lot happening on the carpet. While we talk about their looks, you can decide who looked the best amongst them.

Oscars 2020: From Natalie Portman To Brad Pitt – Best & Worst Dressed Ranked!
Oscars 2020: From Natalie Portman To Brad Pitt – Best & Worst Dressed Ranked!

Best Dressed:

Natalie Portman: Natalie Portman stepped in a custom Dior Haute Couture gown in black colour. The gown had golden embroidery on it with the names of women directors and actors who were snubbed this year. She kept her makeup quite subtle and stole the show with her smile.

Janelle Monae: Janella’s custom Ralph Lauren dress was a highlight in itself. The dress featured over 168,000 Swarovski crystals and it made Janelle Monae always looks out of this world. With the sassiest walk, Moane stepped up the game at the Oscars red carpet.

Billy Porter: Well, with his Giles Deacon’s custom couture gilded feathery top, Billy porter just outdid himself. He paired the top with a floor-length skirt featuring a bold orange print from Versace and looked like a bomb as usual.

Brie Larson: Brie Larson’s made heads turn with her Celine gown. The body fit gown composed of more than 13,000 Swarowski crystals and looked every inch of perfect on Brie. Fun fact is that the dress required over 1,200 hours of hand embroidery to look this beautiful and we think Brie is doing absolute justice to it.

Scarlett Johansson: The Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit star stepped down in an Oscar de la Renta. Her metallic dress looked sexy on Scarlett and she accentuated her powerful look with subtle dewy makeup.

Brad Pitt: Brad Pitt looked classy as always in Brioni. The actor bagged the award for the best supporting actor for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood looking dashing.

Worst Dress:

Gal Gadot: Gal Gadot may have many hearts with her on-screen presence but she failed to impress us with her Givenchy Couture gown. The Wonder Woman star stepped in a fluffy pink skirt and black-lace bodice was a big fail considering that her previous red carpet appearances were exceptionally stunning.

Margot Robbie: Margot stepped in a Chanel gown in black colour and failed to impress us. Her dress was not Oscar-worthy and we know she could do better.

Laura Dern: While the actress bagged the award for supporting actress, we think her Armani Privé blush pink silk crepe dress with a full-length skirt that sweeps into a train was a big now. The top was a black crystal blouse with ornamental tassels that failed to make an impression.

Billie Eilish: While we all love Billie Eilish for her song and were excited to see her at the Oscars red carpet, her Chanel tweed jacket is something she wears everywhere and we thought she could have done something new for the red carpet.

Timothée Chalamet: Timothée Chalamet is a charming actor who everybody loves and his fashion sense is highly spoken off. But instead of dressing like the red-carpet prince that he is, Timothee went for something so basic that it was a huge disappointment or us.

Who do you think was the best and worst dressed at the red carpet of Oscars 2020? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Oscars 2020: Sandra Oh and Blac Chyna among worst-dressed | Daily Mail Online

The Oscars are the final major award show of the season, and its celebrity attendees are therefore pulling out all the stops to ensure they make a real statement on the red carpet. 

Unfortunately, not everyone hit the nail on the head as far as fashion is concerned – with Blac Chyna leading the list of worst-dressed stars at this year’s ceremony.

As always, the red carpet at the 92nd Academy Awards was full to the brim with sartorial crimes, from plunging necklines exposing far too much flesh to garish colors and puffy over-the-top gowns, with Chyna showing off a lot of skin in her barely-there ensemble.

Oh dear: Blac Chyna topped the list of worst-dressed stars at this year’s Academy Awards in her very revealing ensemble 

How low can you go? The 31-year-old star showed off a lot of skin thanks to her plunging neckline and sky-high slit 

Pout patrol: Chyna’s makeup made her look rather plastic and, coupled with the shiny S-wave hairstyle, gave her the appearance of a doll

Feeling the Force? Janelle Monae looked like a mix between Tin Man and Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in her silver hooded dress

Metal mania: The 34-year-old singer had a rather large turning circle on the red carpet thanks to the full skirt, which was rigid rather than flowing 

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The black gown not only featured a plunging neckline that dropped to her navel, showing off Chyna’s assets to full effect, it also had a sky-high slit that went up almost to her hip – leaving very little to the imagination and allowing her to flaunt her large leg tattoos. 

And as if that wasn’t enough of a red carpet statement, Chyna topped off the look with rather bizarre makeup and a shiny S-wave hairdo that gave her the appearance of a china doll.  

It’s unclear exactly what Chyna’s connection to the ceremony is; the model is not nominated in any of the categories, nor is she thought to be associated with any of the movies that are involved.  

Her attendance certainly raised a few eyebrows on Twitter, where a number of users questioned why exactly she had been invited as a guest at the ceremony. 

‘Blac Chyna is at the Oscars?? And what did she do to her face??’ one person wrote, while another added: ‘They just let anybody in now huh?’ 

Floral fail: Sandra Oh’s dress featured a large amount of tulle embellishment that made the dress look almost comical 

Over the top: The sleeves of the gown absolutely swamped the actress’s figure

Taken from nature: Kristen Wiig’s dress resembled a caterpillar thanks to the double layer of ruffles that ran down each side of the very structured skirt 

Peekaboo? Olivia Colman’s dress featured incredibly bizarre cutouts below her shoulders that looked almost as though they had been added to air out her armpits

Unflattering: The cutouts and the folds of fabric that they created gave the gown a very unfinished look, and did little to enhance the Crown star’s figure 

Daring to bare: Rooney Mara’s very gothic lace dress allowed her to show off a lot of skin, but the overall effect was more spooky than sexy

A third person commented: ‘Blac Chyna at the #Oscars who would have thought this day will come.’

However, the star was not the only attendee to miss the mark on the red carpet at this year’s ceremony – quite the opposite in fact. 

Janelle Monae made quite a mark on the red carpet when she arrived in a costume-ish silver gown that resembled the outfit worn by the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz, but with the addition of a Jedi-style hood. 

She was not the only person to suffer a fashion fail in silver though; Sibley Scoles arrived in a strapless metallic gown that was incredibly flattering as far as the silhouette was concerned, but looked as though it was made out of tinfoil. 

Then there was Kristen Wiig, 46, who wore a baffling red dress that looked like a caterpillar thanks to the imposing double-layered ruffles that ran down each side of the skirt. 

Flop: Molly Sims (left) followed in Chyna’s footsteps with the tacky low neckline and high slit combo, while Sibley Scoles mirrored Janelle in a silver dress that looked as though it was made out of tinfoil 

Something different: Singer Aurora wore a very unique outfit that certainly made her stand out from the crowd – but not for the right reasons

What are you hiding? The very large skirt at the bottom of Lea Seydoux’s dress made it look as though she had something secreted away under there

Bad beige: The overall silhouette of 1917 screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns’ dress was flattering, if a bit large for her frame, however the washed-out gold-beige color made the whole thing look like it had been stained with coffee

Pink puff: Catriona Balfe’s black gown was incredibly elegant and chic, however the addition of the puffy pink tulle overlay slightly ruined the ensemble  

Awkward: Ryan Michelle Bathe also missed the mark in her pleated poofy gown that featured a rather dated and garish print

Her overall look was made all the more bizarre by the addition of black lacy detailing that could be seen poking out from the sides of the bodice, perhaps in an attempt to add some sex appeal to the insect-like gown. 

Sandra Oh made an incredibly rare sartorial misstep in her puffy pink sequin and tulle gown that totally swamped her frame, and looked almost comical thanks to its enormity. 

Another odd addition to the worst-dressed list was Olivia Colman, whose navy blue dress featured incredibly strange cutouts just under the shoulders, which looked as though they had been added purely to air out her armpits. 

Unfortunately, the addition of the cutouts also caused unflattering folds of fabric to form around the armpit area, making it look as though the dress simply didn’t fit.  

Singer Aurora hit all the wrong notes in her very unique ensemble, which she paired with chunky white sneakers, a very out-of-place choice for such an elegant event. 

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Oscars 2020: Nominated films get new lease of life in theatres

Oscars 2020: Nominated films get new lease of life in theatres

09 Feb 2020 05:00 AM

MUMBAI: The Oscar buzz continues to have a ripple effect at the box office with nominated films lining up at the theatres for re-release, with a hope of renewed box-office glory and further collections.

Filmmaker Todd Phillips’ “Joker”, an origin story about superhero Batman’s biggest enemy Joker, led the Oscar nominations with 11 nods, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor, but it didn’t stop a streaming service from making history.

For the first time in Oscar history, the studio with the most nominations is Netflix. The streaming giant earned 24 nominations for the Academy Awards, with Martin Scorsese’s mobster film “The Irishman”, “Marriage Story”, “The Two Popes” and “Klaus” emerging as favourites.

At a time when streaming services are giving a tough competition to all in award season, Hollywood studios are pulling all guns to sell more tickets, and add more profit to their account.

Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”, which has become an award-season favourite, will be re-released in India on February 14 by Sony Pictures Entertainment India. Joaquin Phoenix’s “Joker” will also re-release in India on February 14.

Given the massive Oscar buzz around the film, Warner Bros. Pictures decided to re-release “Joker”. The makers believe that re-releasing “Joker” will not only draw new audiences to the theatre but is also expected to garner a momentous repeat footfall.

“Joker”, which has become the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time and has crossed the $ 1 billion mark at the worldwide box office, is going to re-release in cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Noida, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune, Ernakulam, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Mysore, Ahmedabad, Coimbatore amongst other cities.

“The palette for world cinema is increasing and gaining momentum. Consumption patterns are evolving with equal demand for mainstream as well as niche cinema — Indian or International. Nothing is bigger than the Oscars, so we were aware that these films will be well accepted, however, the response is currently exceeding expectations,” Kamal Gianchandani, CEO of PVR Pictures Ltd, told IANS.

Lots of films from various Hollywood studios released in India after the nominations, cashing on the buzz. They were “Jojo Rabbit”, Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite”, “Judy”, Sam Mendes’ war drama “1917”, which has Reliance Entertainment and Amblin Partners among the banners associated with the film’s production, and “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood”.

There are also exhibitions by major cinema chains, which are hosting annual Oscar film festivals, as a run-up to the award gala, which is touted to be the biggest celebration of cinema and storytelling. The awards ceremony will be held in Los Angeles on February 9 and will air in India on February 10.

Talking about the vision behind the fests, Devang Sampat, CEO, Cinepolis India, said: “Film festivals are a great way to showcase iconic and award-winning movies to our audiences over a targeted period… Our recently announced Oscar Film Festival brings the best of Oscar-nominated films for movie patrons in India, owing to the growing demand and preference for movies. The remarkable works of art, that have garnered major nominations for Oscars 2020 deserve an extraordinary showcase, and we are proud to host these films.”

This trend of attempting to score high on the Oscar buzz is not new.

According to forbes.com, Best Picture winner “Green Book” raked in $4.7 million in the week after its win, and Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s heart touching “A Star Is Born” was also re-released with an extra 12 minutes of footage after it won Best Song for “The Shallows”, and made around $1.9 million.

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