Not so shockingly, Saturday’s Independent Spirit Awards likely predicted every major award at tonight’s Oscars. There was a split between Birdman for Best Picture and Richard Linklater (Boyhood) for Best Director. Julianne Moore, JK Simmons, Michael Keaton and Patricia Arquette all took home acting honors. The only one in that group who isn’t a sure thing? Keaton. If I was a voting Academy member, I would probably have given it to Eddie Redmayne. But we’ll see.
In any case, Julianne Moore looked pretty good in this Christian Dior cocktail dress. Here’s the thing: I don’t mind redheads in red. I don’t mind redheads in green. But I have issues with any hair color in weird yellow tones. The dress is so shiny that the yellow reads more as gold, but it comes dangerously close to making Julianne look really sallow. Also: I really, really hope her relationship withstands the Best Actress Curse.
Richard Linklater wasn’t at the Spirit Awards, so when he won Best Director, Ethan Hawke came up and accepted the award on his behalf. God help me, I would still hit it. I’m not even sorry.
Winner JK Simmons- he’s totally going to win the Oscar. And good for him. On one of those THR Oscar Ballot pieces, one of the voters referred to him as “the journeyman actor.” That’s a nice way of saying he’s one of the greatest character actors working today.
Here’s JK’s Whiplash costar Miles Teller. Whiplash is nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, so that’s why Miles is everywhere these days. I’m glad he shaved his ratty mustache (I think it was for a role anyway).
Here’s Oprah and nominee David Oyelowo. I love his suit!!
I love Ava DuVernay’s ensemble. She didn’t win anything, which is a damn shame.
Photos courtesy of WENN.