It's been a whirlwind week for Hollywood. With the Golden Globes on January 11th and the Oscar nominees list just released today, anyone who's anyone in film and television has probably been popping up on your screens and social media feeds in the past few days. The 2015 Oscar nomination lineup had a few surprises here and there, making the race for categories like Best Picture and Best Actor even more highly anticipated. When it comes to an award ceremony as prestigious and competitive as the Academy Awards, it's easy to get caught up in the seriousness of it all. But let's admit it what we are all really thinking about: The fashion, of course. With nominees for Best Actress like Julianne Moore and Felicity Jones, the red carpet game is going to be intense. So, obviously, it's only natural that we throw some predictions around before the big day.
Will metallic and dramatic draping come out to play again, repeating the Golden Globes trends? Or will the actors switch things up entirely? Of course, it's impossible to know for sure, but here are my predictions for some of the main nominees, drawing from their past Oscar red carpet choices.
1. Julianne Moore, Best Actress
Moore is a frontrunner for the Best Actress category, nominated for her role in Still Alice. She won for the same category for the same film at this year's Golden Globes and was one of the red carpet favorites of the show as well. This is a big year for her to say the least. While I don't think Moore will opt for metallic again (as lovely as that Givenchy one was), I could definitely see her going for something custom. But if not, this Zac Posen gown would be breathtaking on Moore. Of course, it would be tailored to her body and wouldn't be quite so huge on the red carpet. But either way, it's stunning.
2. Rosamund Pike, Best Actress
Not everyone loved Pike's Golden Globes look. The color of the dress was gorgeous on her, but the fit of the gown was iffy to say the least. I predict that for the Oscars red carpet, Pike will opt for a more fitted gown, and go with color this time. This fitted, bright Zac Posen (yes, Zac Posen again) gown plus her bright blonde hair would be gorgeous.
3. Reese Witherspoon, Best Actress
Reese Witherspoon looked understated and gorgeous at the Golden Globes, but some of her best red carpet moments of the past have involved color. I would love to see Witherspoon in a blue gown.
4. Felicity Jones, Best Actress
While Jones was undeniably chic in her Zac Posen gown at the Golden Globes, the hugeness of the dress overwhelmed her a little bit, taking away from her natural beauty and creating an odd fit. Jones will definitely opt for something chic, once again, but will make a statement in a different type of way. This Chanel gown isn't as physically large as the Zac Posen one, but the details of the gown make up for its simple silhouette. I would love to see this gem on any of the nominees.
5. Marion Cotillard, Best Actress
Cotillard was a surprise in the nominees lineup, but she's no stranger to the Oscars red carpet. I predict she will wear something classic, subtle, and fitted with perhaps a more modern twist — for example, I think Cotillard would look stunning in this Versace gown.
6. Patricia Arquette, Best Supporting Actress
Arquette is another frontrunner for this category, nominated for her role in Boyhood. I found Arquette's Golden Globes gown to be a little bit prom-ish, and would love to see her in something a tad bit more modern. I predict she'll wear something in a neutral color for the Academy Awards — something like this Zuhair Murad gown.
7. Laura Dern, Best Supporting Actress
Another surprise on the list, Dern is nominated for her role in Wild. After reviewing some of Dern's past red carpet choices, it's hard to predict what she'll wear, but my guess? Something fitted, with a little sparkle and a deep V. This Elie Saab gown would look perfect on her, although I also wouldn't be surprised or disappointed if Dern opted for color.
8. Emma Stone, Best Supporting Actress
Stone's jumpsuit at the Golden Globes was daring, and I loved the metallic details to frame her face and stunning makeup. But I think Stone is so gorgeous that a simple gown with a deep, saturated shade (this Valentino number in green would be killer against her skin tone and hair color) with amazing shoes and stunning jewelry could be a major statement on the red carpet.
9. Meryl Streep, Best Supporting Actress
Well, we all kind of know the answer to this one: Something black and/or white. And more power to her. It's Meryl Streep. You just don't question it. She's fabulous. This look is from Giambatista Valli.
10. Keira Knightley, Best Supporting Actress
Knightley's infamous Chanel butterfly dress at the Golden Globes was confusing at best, but I predict she will redeem herself at the Oscars. Granted, it is difficult to dress for a baby bump, but some of the most memorable Oscars gowns have come from pregnant nominees (Natalie Portman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, etc.). I say Keira will wear something fitted below the bust that flows away — something comfortable and classic, with a chic twist. The color of this Valentino gown would look stunning on Knightley, but I also think it would be a good choice for Emma Stone. Just saying.
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