“Gravity” vs “American Hustle” vs “12 Years A Slave”. Which one do you think was the best film of the year? I believe it’s going to be a very close call. All of three films have received good reviews from film festivals and award ceremonies. So wayhay about the ‘fierceness of films’ at yesterdays BAFTAs; where A-list stars and the minds behind the acclaimed films nominated dressed-to-the-nines.
Speaking of dressing-to-the-nines, Lupita Nyong’o is ticking all of the boxes once again in this emerald green Dior Couture dress.With green being a top colour this Spring/Summer, the African shows a flawless boldness in a colour that many would feel uncomfortable with. First red at Oscars, then a turquoise blue at the SGAs and now a green. Now I’m intrigued of what colour she’ll wear next at the Oscars. Honestly, Black people have always been flamboyant with colours, it’s just about finding good tonnes that will compliment you skin. Besides, who wants to be washed out or darkened into the background on such a glamourous night?
To all you dark girls out there, who’re suffering from insecurities, learn from people like Nyong’o…you’re beautiful just the way you are and play with colour in your style! Seriously, you reflect the strength, beauty and resilience in that envious complexion of yours! Black queen INDEED.
Image: http://www.graziadaily.co.uk/ Lupita Nyong’o’s Instagram
Also following with the bold statement was Naomi Harris. Showing some skin-in-elegance (don’t worry with my mashup of words).
The Bradgelinas (Jolie & Pitt) decided to go with a matching tuxedo outfit last night. Yep, Pitt’s the man and that’s his chick. Smooth.
In regards of previous my statement of being wash out or darkened in, it’s arguable to many fashion critics that colours such as nudes/pinks don’t suit everyone, especially those of paler complexion. So what could have Middleton done to make herself dazzle? Wore a navy-night blue to compliment her brown hair? Or maybe just play safe with black like Uma Thurman? Personally, from my unprofessional-unlicensed-non-expertise, I would’ve cut the long pleats and leave the few that are hugged onto her hips.
Ferne Cotton sparkles on the night with this embellished dress. This is a purrrrrr-fect colour for her skin.
Lea Seydoux was so close to making her style perfect. If only if this Miu Miu dress continued with the same fabric! The bottom half reminds me about the Forever 21’s skirts and dresses. Why do they always have to cut the undergarment short? Wouldn’t it been better if the under fabric was the same length? URRRRGHHHH!
“Gravity” shined as Best Oustanding British Film, Original Music, Cinematography, Director, Original Effects, Sound and Special Visual Effects. Excellent work by director Alfonso Cuaron and his full-house team Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould, Nikki Penny, Glenn Freemantle, Skip Lievsay, Christopher Benstead, Niv Adiri, Emmanuel Lubezki, Steven Price and Chris Munro. Lupita Nyong’o may have missed out on EE’s Rising Star Award, but it didn’t stop her and the amazing cast of “12 Years A Slave” to win two of the prestigious categories as it won Best Film and Leading Actor. You’ve guest it, Chiwetel Ejiofor beat the likes of Christian Bale (“American Hustle”), Leonardo DiCaprio (“Wolf of Wall Street”) and Tom Hanks (“Captain Phillips”). Wowza man!
“American Hustle” won Best Original Screenplay, Make-Up, Hair and Supporting Actress. Unfortunately, Jennifer Lawrence was absent at the ceremony so movie mastermind David O. Russell represented her sending her message of gratitude and appreciation. Supporting Actor went to the amazing Barkhard Abdi, who played one of the pirates in “Captain Phillips”. The event went emotional after Cate Blanchett dedicated her award to the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman who we’ll all remember for his ‘generosity…and quest of truth in art and life .’ Will Poulter was overwhelmed over his win EE’s Rising Star Award. The young lad got almost emotional and speechless during his speech. He almost was about to cry of happiness! Bless his soul. Also among the newbies-of-excellent was Kieran Evans, who won Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for “Kelly + Victor.”
It’s normal in Britain to wear black. Most celebrities stick to this tonne at award season. Nevertheless, there’s nothing wrong with painting the season with some bold colour.