Bold statements — and looks — on the Oscars red carpet

Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Christopher Muther Globe Staff  March 04, 2018 The sartorial choices were nearly as bold as the political statements at the 90th Academy Awards. Jennifer Garner donned electric blue chiffon, Viola Davis opted for shocking pink, Meryl Streep was unusually chic in chile pepper red, and Ashley Judd wore deep purple. Judd, who came to the Oscars with Mira Sorvino, was one of the first women to speak out against sexual misconduct by Harvey Weinstein last fall, followed shortly after by Sorvino. On the red carpet they spoke of activism, not designer names. Even actresses who opted to forgo color stood out in white, such as Jane Fonda, Laura Dern, and Mary J. Blige. Adam Rippon While Ryan Seacrest was busy hawking his Macy’s clothing line, Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon sauntered onto the red carpet to show how brave and fun fashion can be when it’s not sold at the mall. Channeling gay leather daddy icon Tom of Finland, America’s newest skating sweetheart showed his naughty side in a tuxedo with strappy, peak-a-boo shoulders and a leather harness with leather bow tie. Love it or hate it, Rippon’s tux showed that menswear can also be risqué and fun. Allison Williams The girl formerly known as Marnie ran the risk of looking like a Victorian ghost in a dusty curtain by sporting a barely-blush gown that started at the shoulders as sheer, moved down the décolletage and bodice growing in texture with sequins and then melting effortlessly into subtle pleats. Her styling hinted nicely toward the past without looking like a costume. The gauzy gown helped soften the image of the villainous character she played in “Get Out.” Advertisement Allison Janney Somehow Janney made wearing a snug-fitting red carpet gown with a plunging neckline look smooth and effortless. She could be the only actress in recent Continue Reading

These are the pictures the stars on the Oscars 2018 red carpet DON’T want you to see

STARS have spent hours ensuring they looked their very best for tonight's Oscars red carpet. However, with the world's cameras upon them, many slipped up - here are the funniest moments from stars arriving at the 90th Academy Awards. Not all of those gracing the red carpet were thought to be quite famous enough it seems. American ski racer Lindsey Vonn had her name held up on a placard by an Oscars employee as she posed for the cameras. Shortly behind her was Jennifer Lawrence who seemed to be in good spirits ahead of the ceremony. The actress had onlookers in stitches as she stood theatrically on the red carpet. The former Oscar winner ensured she was centre of attention as she made her way inside the ceremony. Clutching a glass of wine, she hitched up her gown and climbed over seats to make sure she got a decent view of the awards. She spoke to other guests animatedly, but at one point looked rather miserable as she travelled to her seat. Also experiencing a mix of emotions was Laura Dern who was snapped mid-laugh outside the event. The actress appeared to have been told a very funny joke as she mingled among the crowd outside the ceremony. She was joined on the red carpet by Sam Rockwell and Leslie Bibb who were snapped looking less than ready for their shot. The couple held their hands out awkwardly as they pulled hilarious expressions. American singer Andra Day chose to go against the status quo by lying down on the red carpet when it came to her moment in the spotlight. MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZGOLDEN GUY Find out how to watch this year's Oscars - on TV & online 'MY GOODBYE' Terminally ill Linda Nolan planning 'final party' as she turns down chemo ONE STRIKE The lowdown on Tom Burke, detective Cormoran Strike in Strike: Career of Evil HOLLYWOOD'S FINEST Here's how and when you can watch this year's Oscars from the UK BACK IN THE GAME Jamie Redknapp 'secretly dating stunning model' after Louise split 'I HAVE CHILLS' Call The Midwife fans devastated at Continue Reading

Blacklisted No More: Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino Walk the Oscars Red Carpet Together (Photos)

Harvey Weinstein smear campaign against the two actresses came to light late last year Meriah Doty, provided by Published 4:46 pm, Sunday, March 4, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Blacklisted No More: Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino Walk the Oscars Red Carpet Together (Photos) 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino stepped out on the Oscar 2018 red carpet on Sunday, posing together in solidarity just a few months after a powerful Hollywood director said Harvey Weinstein tried to derail both of their careers. In a year of the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements, which have come in the wake of dozens of accusations that have come out of Hollywood after a slew of sexual misconduct allegations against Weinstein, the presence of the two actresses was a decidedly symbolic. “This movement isn’t stopping,” Sorvino declared in an interview with ABC on Sunday. Ashley Judd on the #TimesUp movement: "Finally the world is able to hear because I believe that we women…our voices have been squelched." #Oscars Recommended Video: Now Playing: How the 2018 Oscars Are Different This Year 1. Winners were already announced 2. Daniela Vega is the first transgender Oscar presenter 3. Time's Up is believed to dominate the red carpet 4. Casey Affleck won't present the best actress award 5. Harvey Weinstein won't be present this year Media: Wibbitz — Good Morning America (@GMA) March 5, 2018 As the red carpet winds down, it’s worth noting that the two appeared to abstain from speaking with Ryan Seacrest — who himself is at the center of a sexual abuse scandal. Seacrest has denied the accusations. Also Read: Oscars: Ryan Seacrest Avoids Mentioning Kevin Spacey, #TIMESUP in Christopher Plummer Interview (Video) Judd tweeted her support for the Time’s Up movement before she headed out for the show: It’s is Continue Reading

Where To Watch BAFTA Film Awards, 2018 Red Carpet In The US

It’s Britain’s biggest night for the film industry, and U.S. audiences don’t have to miss out. American movie fans will just have to wait a few extra hours for the 2018 BAFTA Film Awards to air. The BAFTAs are the British Oscars. The 71st British Academy Film Awards are being held Sunday, Feb. 18 at Royal Albert Hall in London. It will be early afternoon in the U.S. when it starts, but American audiences will have to wait until primetime to see the ceremony on TV or online. BBC America will be the TV channel airing the 2018 BAFTAs at 8 p.m. EST. The program will last until 10:30 p.m. EST, so it’s not quite as long as the Oscars. Though it cannot be viewed live, those who prefer to watch online can go to BBC America’s website at 8 p.m. EST. Users simply have to enter information from their cable provider, and then they’ll be able to stream BBC America’s programming to their computer or mobile device. The BAFTA red carpet started at noon. BBC America will not air the red carpet on TV, but luckily, anyone can watch the preshow, hosted by Dermot O’Leary and Edith Bowman. The BAFTAs live streamed the red carpet special on Twitter and Facebook. Watch below: The BAFTAs are honoring many actors and filmmakers, but Ridley Scott is receiving one of the best statues. The “All the Money in the World” director has earned the Fellowship from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Helen Mirren, Sidney Poitier, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg have previously received the accolade, which is the highest BAFTA has to offer. The BAFTAs also feature one award which the public votes on: the rising star award. This year Timothée Chalamet (“Call Me By Your Name”), Florence Pugh (“Lady MacBeth”), Tessa Thompson (“Thor: Ragnarok”), Josh O’Connor (“Only You”) and Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out”) are nominated. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” star Continue Reading

Red carpet staple Marchesa cancels NY Fashion Week show

Leanne Italie, Ap Entertainment Writer Updated 1:25 pm, Wednesday, January 31, 2018 window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-5', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 5', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-10', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 10', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-12', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 12', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); Photo: Jordan Strauss, Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Image 1of/12 CaptionClose Image 1 of 12 This combination photo shows two angles of model Karolina Kurkova wearing a Marchesa gown at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Feb. 22, 2015. The luxe womenswear brand Marchesa may not survive the horrors of Harvey Weinstein, the estranged husband of co-founder Georgina Chapman. The company on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, canceled its scheduled Feb. 14 show at New York Fashion Week after a decade of presenting collections there. And there’s been a Marchesa blackout on red carpets as awards season winds down. (Photos by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) less This combination photo shows two angles of model Karolina Kurkova wearing a Marchesa gown at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Feb. 22, 2015. The luxe womenswear brand Marchesa may not survive the horrors of Harvey ... more Photo: Jordan Strauss, Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Image 2 of 12 This combination photo shows two angles of former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo wearing a Marchesa Continue Reading

Oscars 2017: Where and when to watch on TV

Oscar statuettes in various stages of the coating process are hung together at Epner Technology in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Jan. 17, 2017. Each statuette is coated in three layers — the final one the iconic gold. Sixty identical gold Oscars were made for the Feb. 26 awards. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) A craftsman works out the imperfections on an Oscar statuette at the Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry in Rock Tavern, N.Y., on Jan. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Sound Show Caption of Expand By Steven Rosenberg | [email protected] | Daily News PUBLISHED: February 21, 2017 at 3:50 pm | UPDATED: August 28, 2017 at 5:45 am The 2017 Oscars ceremony and red carpet air Sunday, Feb. 26, on ABC-TV. The network will begin following the stars arriving on the red carpet outside the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood at 4 p.m. Pacific time (7 p.m. Eastern). The 89th Academy Awards ceremony hosted by ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel begins at 5:30 p.m. Pacific time (8:30 p.m. Eastern). The show will be televised in more than 225 countries and territories, according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. For those with cable or satellite service in select cities that include L.A., New York and Chicago, the telecast will be available online at and the app. To see if your city and TV provider qualify, go to the live TV FAQ. For extra Oscars coverage, the Academy is offering what it calls “The official second-screen celebration to the Academy Awards,” dubbed “The Oscars: All Access,” beginning at 4 p.m. Pacific time at “The Oscars: All Access” features exclusive interviews and more than 20 cameras inside and outside the Dolby Theatre capturing nominees, winners and audience reaction, plus additional backstage footage. The Oscars: All Access will also be available on The Academy’s Facebook Live channel, ABC News Live at Continue Reading

Critics’ Choice Awards 2018: Photos of the red carpet fashion, show and winners

By Miriam Velasquez | [email protected] | Daily News PUBLISHED: January 11, 2018 at 7:52 pm | UPDATED: January 12, 2018 at 11:38 am The stars hit the Red Carpet and attend the 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Santa Monica, Calif. (L-R) Screenwriter Vanessa Taylor, actors Richard Jenkins, Sally Hawkins, producer J. Miles Dale, director Guillermo del Toro, actors Octavia Spencer and Michael Stuhlbarg, pose with the Best Picture award for ‘The Shape of Water’ in the press room during The 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)Mary J. Blige arrives at the 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) SoundJessica Chastain arrives at the 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)Actress Brooklynn Prince poses with the trophy for Best Young Actor/Actress during 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018, in Santa Monica, California. (JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)Laurie Metcalf arrives at the 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)Octavia Spencer arrives at the 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)Allison Janney arrives at the 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)Laura Dern, from left, Reese Witherspoon, and Emilia Clarke arrive at the 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar on Continue Reading

These were the top 20 most gorgeous beauty looks on the 2017 red carpet

This year did not disappoint for beauty lovers. On and off the red carpet, we saw some of the most buzzworthy, breathtaking, simply gorgeous makeup looks this year. No matter if it was in France or Hollywood, these stars' looks took our beauty expectations to new heights.One star's look we couldn't get over? Kate Hudson's bold lips and simple eyes at the 2017 Screen Actor Guild Awards. Her side-swept blonde locks let us truly appreciate the effervescent and glowing work at hand.Other standout red carpet looks we couldn't help but fall in love with include Zoe Kravitz's natural glow, Hailee Steinfeld's smoky eye, Kate Bosworth's dewy hint and Allison Williams' nude lip. From the Oscars to Cannes, scroll through above to see our favorite beauty looks this year had to offer.  Related: Best hair moments this year 21 PHOTOS Best hair moments from 2017 See Gallery See Gallery of SEE ALL BACK TO SLIDE Continue Reading

Oscars 2017: They wore that? Photos and fashions from the red carpet

LOS ANGELES -- At Sunday night's 89th Academy Awards, Ruth Negga dripped in responsibly sourced rubies with a custom Valentino gown to match, Nicole Kidman appeared fashion-effortless in Champagne-colored Zuhair Murad and Janelle Monae made a large statement in a black tulle Elie Saab gown with soup-to-nuts embellishment -- bird broaches, feathers, sequins, beads and crystals.In other words, just another wide range of fashions on the Oscars red carpet at the annual awards show, held this year at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.Hailee Steinfeld, a presenter, walked in a positively ethereal, pleated back ruffle couture gown in a floral design with a long, sheer train, from Ralph & Russo. She's been a recent person-of-interest on red carpets. This time, her hair was up and she let her bare shoulders speak volumes.There was plenty of ornate gold, including a fringed dress on Emma Stone that appeared part goddess, part flapper. It fit her perfectly.Charlize Theron, always a red carpet favorite, received the metallic dress memo, hers in a green shimmer paired with huge 25-carat, pear-shaped diamond earrings from Chopard.Several top nominees sported blue ribbons supporting the American Civil Liberties Union, including best actress nominee Negga and best original song nominee Lin-Manuel Miranda.Miranda brought his mother to the Oscars, and she also prominently displayed the ribbon. The ACLU is among the groups suing over a travel ban imposed by President Donald Trump's administration that has been placed on hold by federal courts.Jackie Chan brought some furry friends to walk with him on the Oscars red carpet. The action star did red carpet interviews clutching two plush panda toys. He told The Associated Press that he is a panda ambassador and also owns two of the bears in China. The bears are dressed in yellow jackets and silver boots with UNICEF name tags, while Chan was sporting more traditional formal attire.Each celebrity who strolled the Oscars red carpet Continue Reading

Oscars 2017: Every crazy thing we saw backstage — including THAT flub

Not all of the suspense plays out onstage at the Academy Awards. USA TODAY watched the evening unfold from the wings of the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, where Hollywood insiders soothed nerves and swapped congratulatory hugs. Let's get this party startedOscars co-producer Jennifer Todd walks past host Jimmy Kimmel's dressing room backstage, pointing it out to a group that includes her husband, actor Chris Messina, and Captain Fantastic director/writer Matt Ross."Is he nervous?" Ross asks. "He didn't seem it," Todd says. After a brief tour of the stage, they head out to the red carpet.Minutes later, Kimmel strolls past in a blue fleece sweatshirt emblazoned with a tiny Oscar statue logo, a backpack strapped on both shoulders. Talking intently, he heads to his dressing room, accompanied by an entourage of writers. Last-minute rehearsalA calm Kimmel is in the orchestra pit, working on a skit with two stand-ins for Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. He's mock-conducting the orchestra to play them off the stage as Todd watches on a monitor."If you guys like that, I like that," Kimmel says happily. "Break a leg tonight — break multiple legs." He laughs. "OK, don't literally break anything."He returns to his dressing room, beaming and giving good-luck high fives. The champagne is flowingHailee Steinfeld walks past, holding her dress with one hand and swiping photos from the red carpet on her smartphone with the other. "She looks gorgeous," she tells a companion of one shot.As she waits for an elevator, John Legend walks by with Chrissy Teigen. "Can we go straight to the green room?" he asks an attendant. Hand in hand, they pass Michael J. Fox and his wife Tracy Pollan. The sound of champagne corks popping can be heard as they enter.A cart loaded with gleaming gold Oscars rolls by, accompanied by the sound of drilling as adjustments Continue Reading