Marlee Matlin tries on 1987 Oscars dress during self-isolation

Marlee Matlin kept herself entertained during self-isolation by trying on her 1987 Oscars dress.The 54-year-old actress joked with her Instagram followers that she was losing her mind while being housebound during the coronavirus outbreak so decided to…

Marlee Matlin kept herself entertained during self-isolation by trying on her 1987 Oscars dress.

The 54-year-old actress joked with her Instagram followers that she was losing her mind while being housebound during the coronavirus outbreak so decided to spend some time trying on the lavender Theoni V. Aldredge gown she wore more than 33 years ago, when she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Sarah in the romantic drama Children of a Lesser God.

“I’m losing my mind. What else is it there to do? #oscardress#1987 #34yearsago #bestactress #childrenofalessergod #dressstillfitsthough #gottalaughatyourself #f***coronavirus #besafe #washyourhandsplease #academyawards,” she captioned a Boomerang video of herself in the dress and holding her Oscars statuette, leaving fans impressed that she could still fit into the gown.

In the comments, she explained to a fan that the horn-rimmed glasses she wore to the Oscars were also still in storage.

Matlin also made a collage comparing the 1987 and present day looks alongside the words, “What happens when you’re over the whole quarantine thing and dig through the closet.”

In the caption of the Twitter post, she added, “At least the dress still fits.”

Back in 2012, Matlin revealed in an op-ed for Entertainment Tonight that she wished she had taken off her glasses and ditched the baby’s breath flowers in her hair for the Oscars ceremony.

“Unfortunately, at the last moment, a combination of events left me walking out on the red carpet with baby’s breath in my hair (my hairdresser’s idea) and oversized black horned-rimmed glasses (my boyfriend’s idea who said sarcastically when I wanted to take them off, ‘You’re not a model’). If I had it all to take back, I would’ve ditched the baby’s breath and glasses. What can I say; it was my youth and it was the ’80s,” she joked.

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Bong Joon Ho would love to make a musical

Bong Joon Ho would love his next movie to be a musical.The 50-year-old South Korean director won critical acclaim and a host of awards for his black comedy thriller Parasite, but now he’s keen to tackle a different kind of project. “I would love to mak…

Bong Joon Ho would love his next movie to be a musical.

The 50-year-old South Korean director won critical acclaim and a host of awards for his black comedy thriller Parasite, but now he’s keen to tackle a different kind of project.

“I would love to make a musical,” Bong told Empire magazine, noting that his take on the genre would be unique. “Characters would begin singing, then think, ‘Oh my God, f**k this, this is too cheesy,’ and stop suddenly.

“There are amazing musical films, like Singin’ in the Rain. But when I watch them, I feel very embarrassed and start blushing. So it would have to be… different.”

Bong stunned Hollywood when the critically-acclaimed Parasite won Best Picture, Best Director, Best International Film, and Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars last month.

The filmmaker may well live up to his promise of making a “different” musical, as he’s well-known for telling unusual stories on the big screen. His Academy Award-winning film followed members of a poor family who scheme to become employed by a wealthy one by infiltrating their household, while his 2017 movie Okja told the story of a young girl who raises a genetically modified giant pig.

And Bong’s timing could be perfect, as the musical genre is currently making a comeback in Hollywood, with Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s cinematic adaptation of his musical In the Heights both in the works.

Little Women director Greta Gerwig is also developing an original musical that focuses on tap dancing.

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Geena Davis: ‘Winning an Oscar didn’t change my career’

Geena Davis thought her career would change for the better once she won an Oscar, but it made little difference.The 64-year-old actress took home a golden statuette for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in The Accidental Tourist back in 1989,…

Geena Davis thought her career would change for the better once she won an Oscar, but it made little difference.

The 64-year-old actress took home a golden statuette for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in The Accidental Tourist back in 1989, and while she thought the victory might lead to some bigger roles, she was left disappointed when the win changed very little about her career.

“Winning the Oscar… makes you feel incredible and appreciated,” she told People magazine. “But I don’t know that it changes your career. I really don’t know if anybody hired me because of the Oscar after that.”

Over the course of her career, Geena has had some groundbreaking roles, such as starring opposite Susan Sarandon in Thelma & Louise. It had been said that the female-led movie would change the landscape of Hollywood, but the screen star failed to notice any difference after the film’s release in 1991.

“When Thelma & Louise came out and we saw the reaction to that movie, it was mind-blowing what a nerve it struck,” she said. “And all the press said, ‘This changes everything! Now we’re going to see so many movies with women.’

“My very next movie was A League of Their Own, where they said the same thing: ‘A giant hit with women playing sports – we’re going to see so many more female sports movies,’ and none of that happened. And I kept waiting for it to happen. Some other movie would come along and do really well: First Wives Club did really well, and I thought, ‘Okay, well, now…’ And the numbers have never moved. And in fact, the ratio of male to female characters on screen in films has been exactly the same since 1946.”

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Jennifer Lopez tested debut footwear designs at 2020 Oscars party

Jennifer Lopez road-tested designs from her debut footwear collection at an Oscars after-party.Last month, the actress/singer announced her collaboration with executives at Designer Brands and has since launched a 32-piece line. The collection, priced …

Jennifer Lopez road-tested designs from her debut footwear collection at an Oscars after-party.

Last month, the actress/singer announced her collaboration with executives at Designer Brands and has since launched a 32-piece line.

The collection, priced from $59 to $189 (£45-£145), features quilted trainers, neon heels, and chic wedges, and is available to purchase from DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse stores in North America and online.

And before revealing her exciting news to her fans, Jennifer had already worn several styles from the JLO JENNIFER LOPEZ range on the red carpet.

The 50-year-old told WWD that she sported a pair of her own heels to the Critics’ Choice Awards back in January, which she paired with a bejewelled Georges Hobeika gown.

And for an Oscars after-party with fiance Alex Rodriguez, she teamed her sequinned dress with a silver pair of her Malika high heels.

“Let me tell you, I wore the very high ones, silver. It’s on my Instagram Stories, in highlights,” Jennifer shared. “They were beautiful. I’ve worn a lot of shoes (in my life) and not all of them are as comfortable, but these really were. And I danced in them all night.”

The Jenny from the Block hitmaker also wears the white Alyona platform sneaker on her days off with her two children, Max and Emme.

“They’re super comfy, they’re quilted and they almost have a Chanel-like quality in my mind. They look like a Chanel bag, or something,” she added.

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Jennifer Lopez was ‘a little sad’ about Oscars snub

Jennifer Lopez was left “a little sad” when she didn’t receive an Oscar nomination for her role in Hustlers.The star was hotly tipped for awards success for her acclaimed role as stripper Ramona in the 2019 box office hit, also starring Cardi B, Consta…

Jennifer Lopez was left “a little sad” when she didn’t receive an Oscar nomination for her role in Hustlers.

The star was hotly tipped for awards success for her acclaimed role as stripper Ramona in the 2019 box office hit, also starring Cardi B, Constance Wu, and Lizzo, but she failed to bag a nomination on the Oscars shortlist.

During Oprah Winfrey’s 2020 Vision Tour on Saturday in Los Angeles, the 50-year-old confessed she got caught up in the speculation that she would be attending the ceremony for the first time as a nominee so felt let down when her name wasn’t read out in the Best Supporting Actress category.

“I was sad, I was a little sad because there was a lot of buildup to it. There were so many articles, I got so many good notices – more than ever in my career – and there was a lot of, ‘She’s going to get nominated for an Oscar, it’s going to happen, if it doesn’t you’re crazy,'” Lopez said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“I’m reading all the articles going, ‘Oh my God, could this happen?’ And then it didn’t and I was like ‘Ouch,’ it was a little bit of a letdown,” the mother-of-two candidly shared, before adding that she also felt she had let her team down by failing to nab an Oscar nomination.

“I think they had a lot of hopes on that and they wanted it too, so I felt like I let everyone down a little bit,” Lopez sadly stated.

Despite the snub, the On The Floor hitmaker soon realised there was more to life than accolades after looking at all the accomplishments she had achieved over the past 12 months, including her performance at the Super Bowl Halftime Show alongside Shakira.

“You want people’s validation, you want people to say you did a good job,” she shared. “And I realised, ‘No, you don’t need that, you do this because you love it… I don’t need this award right here to tell me that I am enough.'”

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Bong Joon Ho receives heartfelt letter from Martin Scorsese

Parasite director Bong Joon Ho was touched to receive a message of support from Martin Scorsese following his historic Oscars victory.The filmmaker took home four top awards at the prestigious Hollywood ceremony earlier this month, with the thriller ma…

Parasite director Bong Joon Ho was touched to receive a message of support from Martin Scorsese following his historic Oscars victory.

The filmmaker took home four top awards at the prestigious Hollywood ceremony earlier this month, with the thriller making history by becoming the first non-English language movie to claim the Best Picture prize, in addition to wins for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film.

During a press conference back home in his native South Korea, the director revealed that Scorsese, one of his screen heroes, had sent him a letter of encouragement after his big wins.

“This morning I got a letter from Martin Scorsese,” Bong shared. “I can’t tell you what the letter said because it’s something personal. But towards the end, he wrote, ‘You’ve done well. Now rest. But don’t rest for too long.'”

The 50-year-old added: “He continued by saying how he and other directors were waiting for my next movie.”

The sweet exchange emerges after Bong heaped praise on Scorsese while accepting the Oscar for Best Director, with the iconic filmmaker also nominated in the category for his work on The Irishman.

“When I was young and starting in cinema, there was a saying that I carved deep into my heart which is, ‘The most personal is the most creative,'” Bong recalled. “That quote was from our great Martin Scorsese.”

He also praised fellow Best Director nominee Quentin Tarantino for championing his work for many years.

The Okja helmer also told reporters during Oscars weekend that he was thrilled that awards season was almost over as it meant he could finally go home, after spending months promoting the movie in the U.S. and the U.K.

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Parasite enjoys record-breaking box office boost after Oscars success

Bong Joon Ho’s thriller Parasite is enjoying a record-breaking boost at the box office after its surprise success at the Oscars.The South Korean movie scooped the ceremony’s top honours at the star-studded bash earlier this month, with the film winning…

Bong Joon Ho’s thriller Parasite is enjoying a record-breaking boost at the box office after its surprise success at the Oscars.

The South Korean movie scooped the ceremony’s top honours at the star-studded bash earlier this month, with the film winning Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film, before making history by becoming the first non-English language movie to win Best Picture, beating off stiff competition from the likes of 1917, The Irishman, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Last weekend, Parasite raked in more than $5.5 million (£4.2 million) in the U.S. – a whopping 234 per cent increase in ticket sales – the biggest post-Oscars boost for a Best Picture winner in more than 10 years.

Since the Academy Awards on 9 February, the South Korean thriller has made more than $8.8 million (£6.8 million) at the U.S. box office.

It also added another $12.7 million (£9.8 million) to its worldwide total, with Parasite’s total worldwide cinema takings standing at a huge $204 million (£157 million).

The movie has been available on home entertainment services in the U.S. since January, yet the film’s distributor Neon has expanded Parasite to more than 2,000 cinemas in North America since its Oscars success. In the U.K., Parasite’s distributor Curzon Artificial Eye expanded the film from 136 cinemas to more than 400 following the awards show.

Last year’s Best Picture winner Green Book, starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen, experienced a 121 per cent increase in revenue the weekend after its victory and was the biggest post-Oscar boost at the time.

Moonlight, The Artist, Slumdog Millionaire, and Million Dollar Baby have also seen lifts in ticket sales following their Best Picture victory at the Academy Awards.

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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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Margot Robbie instantly smitten by vintage Chanel outfit for 2020 Oscars

Margot Robbie settled upon her outfit for the 2020 Oscars back in December.The Australian actress, who was nominated at the awards on Sunday for her role in Bombshell, hit the red carpet in a vintage midnight blue chiffon bustier gown from Chanel, with…

Margot Robbie settled upon her outfit for the 2020 Oscars back in December.

The Australian actress, who was nominated at the awards on Sunday for her role in Bombshell, hit the red carpet in a vintage midnight blue chiffon bustier gown from Chanel, with the number featuring off-the-shoulder statement sleeves and a flowing skirt.

Margot, 29, and her stylist Kate Young were on the hunt for a pre-loved gown from the French fashion house last year, when they stumbled upon the intricate dress in the archives.

“We discovered this ’90s couture gown in Chanel’s archive back in December,” Kate told British Vogue, adding that the dress was a longer version of one that iconic supermodel Claudia Schiffer wore on the catwalk almost 26 years ago. “It’s very similar to the short dress that (Claudia) wore on Karl Lagerfeld’s spring/summer 1994 couture runway, but it was made for a client, so it’s truly unique. It just felt very Margot – it felt cool.”

And the process of borrowing from the Chanel archives made the experience a little bit more special for the pair.

“We know whose dress it was originally because Chanel keeps hand-written books. When I take a dress from the house’s couture archive for Margot to wear, we also have to write in the book who it is for and who is ordering it, which I just think is so cool,” the style guru shared. “For me, it underscores that really, really special clothes have a life that is long and romantic.”

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Visual Effects Society slams Oscars over Rebel Wilson and James Corden’s Cats skit

Members of the Visual Effects Society have slammed Oscars bosses over a skit in which Rebel Wilson and James Corden mocked Cats during the awards show on Sunday.The actors starred alongside the likes of Taylor Swift, Judi Dench, and Idris Elba in Tom H…

Members of the Visual Effects Society have slammed Oscars bosses over a skit in which Rebel Wilson and James Corden mocked Cats during the awards show on Sunday.

The actors starred alongside the likes of Taylor Swift, Judi Dench, and Idris Elba in Tom Hooper’s adaptation of the hit stage musical, which bombed at the box office and was slated by critics, who took issue with the visual effects used to make the stars look like felines.

Rebel and James wore furry cat costumes as they took to the stage at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles to present the award for Best Visual Effects, and joked: “As cast members of the motion picture Cats, nobody more than us understands the importance of good visual effects.”

Accordingly, officials at the Visual Effects Society took offence to the quip and issued a statement in which they made it clear that they didn’t appreciate a joke being made at their expense.

“Last night, in presenting the Academy Award for outstanding visual effects, the producers chose to make visual effects the punchline, and suggested that bad VFX were to blame for the poor performance of the movie Cats,” the statement said. “The best visual effects in the world will not compensate for a story told badly.

“On a night that is all about honouring the work of talented artists, it is immensely disappointing that The Academy made visual effects the butt of a joke. It demeaned the global community of expert VFX practitioners doing outstanding, challenging and visually stunning work to achieve the filmmakers’ vision. Our artists, technicians and innovators deserve respect for their remarkable contributions to filmed entertainment, and should not be presented as the all-too-convenient scapegoat in service for a laugh.”

Representatives for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science (AMPAS) have not yet responded. The 2020 Oscar for Best Visual Effects went to the 1917 team.

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