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Oscars 2021: Fashion and Highlights

Awards season is coming to a close with the 2021 Oscars. After an unusual year in the film industry, Hollywood still came together to celebrate. With a lot of first-timers getting a chance in the spotlight tonight, we’re hoping that this begins to mark a lasting change for the types of voices the Academy will highlight going forward. Here are the highlights from tonights ceremony.


We know the drill by now, red carpets are much more scaled back with the current state of the world. However, the Oscars red carpet was perhaps one of the most normal looking of awards season so far, with seemingly more stars showing up in person than past events. Here are just a few stars who impressed with their Oscars looks.

Regina King stunned in Louis Vuitton. Her look is bound to be talked about as one of the night’s standouts. The pale blue color of the gown was complimented nicely by intricate diamond embellishments. It all came together with a butterfly like top, a plunging neckline and dramatic shoulders making what would be a relatively simple dress unforgettable.

In terms of men, Lakeith Stanfield was without a doubt the best dressed of the night. He gave off 70s vibes in a custom Saint Laurent black jumpsuit. With a gold chain and rings and some tinted sunglasses to accessorize, he looked effortlessly cool.

Viola Davis rarely disappoints with her red carpet looks and tonight was no exception. Many of her 2021 red carpet looks featured bright colors and patterns, but tonight was much more stripped down. Davis wore a white Alexander McQueen gown with cutouts at the bodice. Her makeup and jewelry were simple yet glamorous.

Amanda Seyfried kept the Hollywood glamour vibes going in Armani. She looked vibrant in a scarlet red tulle gown.

H.E.R. has had a number of great red carpet looks throughout the season. Tonight she wore a custom hooded cape with a matching flared jumpsuit by Dundas. There was no need for many accessories besides a pair of purple sunglasses, as both the cape and jumpsuit were covered with crystal embellishments.

Finally, Zendaya turned out yet another unforgettable look in custom Valentino. Her strapless neon yellow gown complete with a simple stomach cutout and over 183 carats of yellow diamond Bulgari jewels was a showstopper.


Chloe Zhao at the 2021 Oscars accepting the award for Best Director for Nomadland
via ABC

Similar to the Golden Globes, tonight’s Oscars were a night of firsts, this time on an even bigger stage.

The night started with Emerald Fennell taking home the award for Best Original Screenplay for Promising Young Woman. Fennell is only the fourth woman to receive this award solo.

Daniel Kaluuya got his first Oscar win, taking home the trophy for Best Supporting Actor for Judas and the Black Messiah. Best Supporting Actress went to Yuh-Jung Youn (Minari) making her the first South Korean actor in history to win an Academy Award.

Chloé Zhao became only the second woman to win the award for Best Director for Nomadland. The film also took home the biggest award of the night, winning Best Picture.

Check out the full list of winners here.

Photos: ABC

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Jordyn Mihok is a senior at the University of Connecticut studying Communication and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her interests include movies, TV, travel, and music.
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