Laura Dern recycles 30-year-old Armani Prive dress for Oscars after-party

Laura Dern showcased her love for sustainable fashion as she recycled her 30-year-old Armani Prive dress for the third time at an Oscars after-party.The 53-year-old, who scooped the Best Supporting Actress gong for her role in Marriage Story during the…

Laura Dern showcased her love for sustainable fashion as she recycled her 30-year-old Armani Prive dress for the third time at an Oscars after-party.

The 53-year-old, who scooped the Best Supporting Actress gong for her role in Marriage Story during the ceremony, headed to the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscars bash wearing the stunning black gown.

The dress, which featured daring cutouts on the chest, was paired with a pink blazer draped across her shoulders as she hit the red carpet carrying her gold statuette.

Representatives for Giorgio Armani revealed on Instagram that the dress was custom-made for Dern back in 1990.

“Academy Award winner as Best Actress in a Supporting Role Laura Dern attended the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in a vintage #GiorgioArmani gown which had been originally custom made for the actress in 1990,” the official Instagram page for the Italian fashion house shared in a post, alongside a snap of Dern wearing the gown for the third time.

The timeless piece made its debut back in 1995, when Dern attended the Sheba Humanitarian Awards Gala with then-boyfriend Jeff Goldblum to honour Whoopi Goldberg. She simply accessorised the dress with a black velvet shawl and pinned her hair up with a chic barrette.

In 2013, she rocked the Armani Prive gown once again at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party, and chose to complement the classic black dress with a chunky gold bracelet and drop earrings.

And Dern wasn’t the only Hollywood star to make a sustainable fashion choice for the 2020 Oscars.

Jane Fonda recycled the red Eli Saab gown that she originally wore to the 2014 Oscars, while Best Actor winner Joaquin Phoenix wore the same Stella McCartney suit that he vowed to wear to every ceremony this awards season.

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1917 triumphs at the 2020 BAFTAs

Sam Mendes’ war epic 1917 was the big winner at the 2020 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) on Sunday night.The movie, which follows two British servicemen crossing enemy lines to deliver a vital message, won seven BAFTAs in total, including Best Fil…

Sam Mendes’ war epic 1917 was the big winner at the 2020 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) on Sunday night.

The movie, which follows two British servicemen crossing enemy lines to deliver a vital message, won seven BAFTAs in total, including Best Film, Outstanding British Film, and Best Director for Mendes, as well as prizes for cinematography, sound, special visual effects, and production design.

Joker star Joaquin Phoenix claimed the Best Leading Actor prize at London’s Royal Albert Hall, while the Best Leading Actress award went to Renee Zellweger for her performance as Judy Garland in the biopic Judy, boosting their chances of Oscars glory next weekend.

Supporting acting honours went to Brad Pitt for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Laura Dern for Marriage Story.

Joker, Todd Phillips’ dark origin story for the DC Comics supervillain, led all nominees with 11 ahead of the event, but only bagged two other BAFTAs in addition to Phoenix’s win – for Best Original Score and Best Casting.

Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won’s script for Parasite won Best Original Screenplay, while Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit was named Best Adapted Screenplay. Parasite also triumphed in the Best Film Not in the English Language category.

Netflix’s festive adventure Klaus won Best Animated Film and For Sama was named Best Documentary.

Blue Story star Micheal Ward won the public-voted EE Rising Star Award, following in the footsteps of past winners Tom Holland, Kristen Stewart, Tom Hardy, John Boyega, and 2019 victor, Letitia Wright.

Andy Serkis was honoured with the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema accolade, while Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy was presented with the BAFTA Fellowship.

The 2020 BAFTAs were hosted by U.K. chat show host Graham Norton.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Best Film: 1917

Outstanding British Film: 1917

Best Actress in a Leading Role: Renee Zellweger – Judy

Best Actor in a Leading Role: Joaquin Phoenix – Joker

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Laura Dern – Marriage Story

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

EE Rising Star Award: Micheal Ward

Best Director: Sam Mendes – 1917

Best Original Screenplay: Taika Waititi – Jojo Rabbit

Best Adapted Screenplay: Han Jin Won and Bong Joon Ho – Parasite

Best Film Not In The English Language: Parasite

Best Documentary: For Sama

Best Animated Film: Klaus

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer: Bait

Best Original Score: Hildur Guđnadóttir – Joker

Best Casting: Shayna Markowitz – Joker

Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins – 1917

Best Editing: Andrew Buckland and Michael McCusker – Le Mans ’66

Best Production Design: Dennis Gassner and Lee Sandales – 1917

Best Costume Design: Jacqueline Durran – Little Women

Best Make Up & Hair: Vivian Baker, Kazu Hiro and Anne Morgan – Bombshell

Best Sound: Scott Millan, Oliver Tarney, Rachael Tate, Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson – 1917

Best Special Visual Effects: Greg Butler, Guillaume Rocheron and Dominic Tuohy – 1917

Best British Short Film: Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)

Best British Short Animation: Grandad Was A Romantic.

BAFTA Fellowship: Kathleen Kennedy

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema: Andy Serkis

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Parasite lands top prize at London Critics’ Circle Film Awards

Parasite was named Film of the Year at the 40th annual London Critics’ Circle Film Awards on Thursday night.The South Korean thriller landed the Film of the Year honour, while Bong Joon Ho was named Director of the Year.The filmmaker took to the stage …

Parasite was named Film of the Year at the 40th annual London Critics’ Circle Film Awards on Thursday night.

The South Korean thriller landed the Film of the Year honour, while Bong Joon Ho was named Director of the Year.

The filmmaker took to the stage at London’s May Fair Hotel and thanked his cast and crew for their work on the movie, calling his wins a “huge honour”.

His film is also up for four awards at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday, two weeks after Parasite became the first foreign-language movie to win Best Ensemble at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.

Parasite will also compete for six Oscars, including Best Director, Best Picture, Best International Feature Film, and Best Original Screenplay.

The other double winners at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards were Marriage Story, which won Screenwriter of the Year for director Noah Baumbach and Supporting Actress of the Year for Laura Dern, and The Souvenir, which was named British/Irish Film of the Year. Its star Honor Swinton Byrne, the daughter of Tilda Swinton, won Young British/Irish Performer of the Year.

Joaquin Phoenix and Renee Zellweger continued their successful awards season streak by winning the leading actor and actress prizes for Joker and Judy, respectively, although there was a surprise in the Best Supporting Actor category, with Joe Pesci winning for The Irishman over current Oscars favourite Brad Pitt for his work on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

The full list of London Critics’ Circle Film Awards winners is:

Film of the Year – Parasite

Actress of the Year – Renee Zellweger, Judy

Actor of the Year – Joaquin Phoenix, Joker

Supporting Actress of the Year – Laura Dern, Marriage Story

Supporting Actor of the Year – Joe Pesci, The Irishman

British/Irish Film of the Year – The Souvenir

British/Irish Actress of the Year – Florence Pugh, Fighting with My Family/Midsommar/Little Women

British/Irish Actor of the Year – Robert Pattinson, The Lighthouse/High Life/The King

Young British/Irish Performer of the Year – Honor Swinton Byrne, The Souvenir

Director of the Year – Bong Joon Ho, Parasite

Screenwriter of the Year – Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story

Foreign Language Film of the Year – Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Documentary of the Year – For Sama

Breakthrough British/Irish Filmmaker – Mark Jenkin, Bait

British/Irish Short Film of the Year – The Devil’s Harmony

Technical Achievement Award – Barbara Ling (production design), Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

The Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film – Sally Potter and Sandy Powell

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Laura Dern: ‘I can finally financially support myself with acting’

Laura Dern has revealed she can finally support herself financially through acting.The 52-year-old actress made the surprising revelation during an interview with Into The Gloss, in which she said that despite beginning her career in the 1970s, she’s o…

Laura Dern has revealed she can finally support herself financially through acting.

The 52-year-old actress made the surprising revelation during an interview with Into The Gloss, in which she said that despite beginning her career in the 1970s, she’s only just been able to support herself with the money she’s been making from films and TV.

“It was only this year where I really felt like I could fully support myself (financially) through acting,” Laura explained. “I was taught that being an actor was a sacrifice, and being an actor meant you might not make a living. Being financially independent while doing something we love is not a story we’ve been sold as women… I’m really interested in that story changing.”

The actress, who has been winning accolades for her performance as divorce lawyer Nora in Marriage Story, credited her “fierce” mother Diane Ladd for supporting her dream of being a movie star.

“I’ve known since I was seven that I wanted to be an actor,” Laura shared, before adding that she was really lucky to have parents – including father Bruce Dern – who were already seasoned Hollywood stars.

“There was no paparazzi, false-glamour life. Being an actor felt like a practical craft. You worked hard and you went to work like other people went to work. For me, the reality of growing up in Hollywood was the opposite to the idea of growing up in Hollywood,” she stated.

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Laura Dern used her own divorce lawyer to prepare for Marriage Story role

Laura Dern looked to the divorce lawyer she used following the break-up of her own marriage to prepare for her Oscar-nominated role in Marriage Story.The actress has become an Oscars frontrunner for her role as feisty divorce attorney Nora Fanshaw foll…

Laura Dern looked to the divorce lawyer she used following the break-up of her own marriage to prepare for her Oscar-nominated role in Marriage Story.

The actress has become an Oscars frontrunner for her role as feisty divorce attorney Nora Fanshaw following her Best Supporting Actress wins at the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards – and she may have top celebrity lawyer Laura Wasser to thank.

Wasser, who has represented the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Garner and Kim Kardashian, assisted Dern during her split from musician Ben Harper in 2012, and revealed she helped her former client make the role more authentic.

“I don’t think I gave her any specific advice; I think we just talked things through,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “I hope she wins the Oscar, I really do.”

The Big Little Lies star shares two children with her musician ex – son Ellery, 18, and daughter Jaya, 15. In 2010, Harper filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences, but the pair briefly reconciled. Dern restarted legal proceedings in 2012, with the divorce finalised in September 2013.

Elsewhere in the interview, Wasser revealed she allowed Marriage Story director Noah Baumbach to shoot the Netflix project in her offices.

“When he (Baumbach) decided to write this and shoot this movie, he said, ‘Do you think we can use some of the conference rooms in your office for the scenes?'” she explained.

And the finished film proved so real that Wasser confessed she found it difficult to watch.

“It was like, ‘I hope I can bill for watching this two-hour movie, because I feel like I’m right back at my job!'” she quipped.

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Anne Hathaway dazzles in gold at 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards

Anne Hathaway made her red carpet return at the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday night.The Oscar-winning actress, who quietly welcomed her second child with husband Adam Shulman late last year, wowed the crowd in a gold sequin gown with a plunging…

Anne Hathaway made her red carpet return at the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday night.

The Oscar-winning actress, who quietly welcomed her second child with husband Adam Shulman late last year, wowed the crowd in a gold sequin gown with a plunging neckline from Versace.

Anne teamed her outfit with Alexandre Birman high heels, Messika jewellery, and a Judith Leiber purse, and took to the stage during the ceremony to present the Best Actor prize to Joaquin Phoenix for his performance in Joker. She was also nominated for Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television for her role in Modern Love.

Taking to Instagram before the ceremony, Anne posted a mirror selfie in which she showed off her glittering outfit, along with the caption: “Welcome back xx.”

The post quickly racked up thousands of likes and comments, with Camila McConaughey writing, “Looooove!!!!” and Anne’s Ocean’s 8 co-star Mindy Kaling exclaiming, “ANNIE.”

Neither Anne nor Adam has confirmed the birth of their second child, a sibling for their three-year-old son Jonathan. However, the couple was spotted carrying a baby seat while out and about in Connecticut in mid-December.

Meanwhile, other stars to make a splash at the Critics’ Choice Awards included Zendaya, who turned heads in a hot pink Tom Ford ensemble and Christian Louboutin stilettos, Jennifer Lopez, who rocked a nude Georges Hobeika dress and Harry Winston bling, as well as Charlize Theron, who opted for a silver sequin Celine gown and blazer.

Shades of orange were a big trend on the night too, with Laura Dern sporting a tangerine Emilia Wickstead gown, Alison Brie choosing an orange Brandon Maxwell dress, and Rachel Brosnahan stepping out in a Carolina Herrera dress in a similar colour.

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Laura Dern overjoyed that her Jurassic Park character is feminist icon

Laura Dern is overjoyed that her Jurassic Park character Dr. Ellie Sattler is a feminist icon for women.The no-nonsense paleobotanist needs no leading man to save her in the 1993 movie, directed by Steven Spielberg, as she battles velociraptors to save…

Laura Dern is overjoyed that her Jurassic Park character Dr. Ellie Sattler is a feminist icon for women.

The no-nonsense paleobotanist needs no leading man to save her in the 1993 movie, directed by Steven Spielberg, as she battles velociraptors to save the lives of Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum at the ill-fated dinosaur park.

Since then, Laura revealed that she’s been approached by women who love telling her how much they adore Ellie.

“I’ve had so many girls and women come up to me over the years talking about her being an icon for them, and that’s meant so much to me,” she told Deadline.

And the 52-year-old is proud that she played such a strong character in Spielberg’s groundbreaking film.

“I think the thing I love the most about playing Ellie Sattler, and this was the early ’90s, was that it was the first CGI movie ever,” Laura explained. “We were going to do, it felt like, this wild thing that Steven wanted to attempt, which had never been done before.

“And he wanted to make sure that if all worked well, that the female in the centre of the story was as much of a bada*s and as fearless as anyone else. He took it seriously, and she was kind of a feminist.”

The Golden Globe-winning actress is excited to reprise her role for the upcoming Jurassic World 3, alongside her original Jurassic Park co-stars, ahead of a 2021 cinema release.

“It’s exciting to continue that journey and see what they come up with, and I’m excited to learn. Steven seems excited. Sam and Jeff seem excited, and I love that, so it’s really fun to think about,” she gushed.

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Laura Dern spent ‘too many years’ hiding her skin

Laura Dern spent “too many years” hiding her skin with make-up.The 52-year-old, who recently won a Golden Globe for her role in Noah Baumbach’s drama Marriage Story, has opened up about her beauty and skincare regime during a chat with Into The Gloss. …

Laura Dern spent “too many years” hiding her skin with make-up.

The 52-year-old, who recently won a Golden Globe for her role in Noah Baumbach’s drama Marriage Story, has opened up about her beauty and skincare regime during a chat with Into The Gloss.

Laura confessed that she no longer uses foundation on her face but instead slathers on True Botanicals’ Pure Radiance Oil, which contains chia seed, passion fruit and papaya seed oils, along with algae extract and squalane.

“My morning routine is washing my face and using the Pure Radiance Oil,” she explained. “That oil has become my foundation. If I’m using make-up, I use just a little bit of concealer when I need and a lip and a little mascara.

“I spent too many years thinking that I had to hide my skin. The quicker I moved away from foundation that suffocated my skin, the healthier and happier my skin became.”

And the oil transformed Laura’s skin so dramatically that even her make-up artist on Big Little Lies noted a big change.

“Suddenly over three months, the make-up artist was like, ‘Hold on, your skin looks beautiful. Your pores are looking smaller, and when you come in the morning your skin looks rested even though you tell me you haven’t slept,'” the star laughed. “Literally, the only thing that had changed was the oil.”

Laura, who serves as a brand ambassador for True Botanicals, knows she needs to keep her routine as simple as possible, due to her sensitive skin, and swears by a probiotic face mask if she needs to give her face a lift.

“I’ve tried so many different masks and they’re all so full of chemicals. Masks, particularly overnight masks, break me out,” she stated, before adding that her favourite is the Eminence Clear Skin Probiotic Masque. “It feels activating – I really, really like it. It feels like you’re nourishing your skin and waking it up, like taking acidophilus.”

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Jennifer Lopez dazzles in custom ballgown at 2020 Golden Globes

Jennifer Lopez pulled out all of the stops for the 2020 Golden Globes on Sunday night.The superstar, who was nominated for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture category for her role in Hustlers, turned up to The…

Jennifer Lopez pulled out all of the stops for the 2020 Golden Globes on Sunday night.

The superstar, who was nominated for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture category for her role in Hustlers, turned up to The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California rocking a custom-made white silk Valentino gown with dramatic gold and green bow detailing on the bodice.

Jennifer topped off her look with Harry Winston jewellery, a Judith Leiber bag, and had her brunette locks swept back into a plaited bun – with the hairstyle reminiscent of the look she wore in a key scene in her 2002 film Maid in Manhattan.

The actress, who lost out to Laura Dern for her performance in Marriage Story, was styled by Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn, and accompanied by her sportsman fiance Alex Rodriguez on the red carpet. Alex sported a tuxedo for the night, and in a post on Instagram, joked that he looked like the 50-year-old entertainer’s security guard.

“Head of @jlo security, reporting for red carpet duty! @goldenglobes,” he wrote.

Apart from Jennifer’s eye-catching ballgown, a major trend for the night was the colour pink.

Priyanka Chopra, who served as a presenter, opted for a stunning pastel pink off-the-shoulder Cristina Ottaviano dress with delicate drapery. She completed the ensemble with Christian Louboutin shoes and Bulgari bling.

Meanwhile, Tiffany Haddish stood out in a pink Galia Lahav dress, Isla Fisher made a statement in a fuchsia Monique Lhuillier gown, and Adam Driver’s wife Joanne Tucker sported a hot pink silk outfit with high neck and oversized sleeves.

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Saoirse Ronan supports Greta Gerwig after Golden Globes snub

Saoirse Ronan has spoken out in support of her Little Women director Greta Gerwig after she was snubbed by the Golden Globes.Earlier this week, the nominees for the 2020 Golden Globes were announced, revealing that the battle for Best Director would be…

Saoirse Ronan has spoken out in support of her Little Women director Greta Gerwig after she was snubbed by the Golden Globes.

Earlier this week, the nominees for the 2020 Golden Globes were announced, revealing that the battle for Best Director would be between Bong Joon-ho for Parasite, Sam Mendes for 1917, Todd Phillips for Joker, Martin Scorsese for The Irishman, and Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Social media users were outraged by the lack of female directors and highlighted the work of Gerwig, Alma Har’el, who helmed Honey Boy, and Marielle Heller, who directed Tom Hanks in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.

And Ronan has now shared her disappointment at the lack of recognition for the 36-year-old filmmaker, joining her Little Women co-star Laura Dern in voicing her concern at the inequality in Hollywood.

“She has made one of the best movies of the year,” she told the Today show. “Laura made a really good point yesterday in that in a way it’s sort of vital for something like this to happen, because it reminds us of how far, obviously, we still need to go.”

Gerwig, who scooped a Best Director Oscar nomination for her 2017 movie Lady Bird, which also starred Ronan, has yet to comment on the snub. But the 25-year-old actress was full of praise for her friend and director.

“She is a really brilliant filmmaker. We wouldn’t be here without her. Our performances rely so much on one another, but Greta is the one who brought us all together, and she’s the mastermind of the whole thing,” Ronan gushed.

The 2020 Golden Globes will take place on 5 January.

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