Timothee Chalamet makes sartorial statement in Prada suit at 2020 Oscars

Timothee Chalamet divided fans with his understated suit at the 2020 Academy Awards on Sunday night.The Little Women actor stepped out at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles for the star-studded ceremony, where he served as a presenter. Timothee selecte…

Timothee Chalamet divided fans with his understated suit at the 2020 Academy Awards on Sunday night.

The Little Women actor stepped out at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles for the star-studded ceremony, where he served as a presenter.

Timothee selected a Prada zip-up blazer and matching trousers made of recycled nylon, which he topped off with a vintage Cartier brooch, for the night. However, many of his online followers were unimpressed, with some claiming the outfit and his slicked-bask hairstyle made him resemble a “gas station manager”.

“Congrats Timothee Chalamet for his promotion to gas station manager,” one user wrote, while another commented, “This is so insulting. I know Timothee Chalamet is not nominated but it is wrong to make him do valet parking.”

A third added: “I’m sorry but Timothee Chalamet looks like a security guard on the red carpet tonight. Man wore a zip-up jacket.”

Yet, other fans praised the 24-year-old for rejecting the classic tuxedo.

“Timothee Chalamet is literally an icon, because (who else can) go to the red carpet wearing a jacket and still look stunning?” they asked.

And in spite of the response to his attire, Timothee ended up having one of the most memorable moments on the red carpet, with the cameras capturing the moment he photobombed Margot Robbie’s entrance to the event.

Meanwhile, other celebrities to hit headlines with their controversial style choices included Blac Chyna, who sported a revealing Dona Matoshi number, Sandra Oh, who opted for an Elie Saab gown with huge sleeves, and Kristen Wiig, who chose a bright red Valentino dress with ruffles down the sides.

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Hollywood stars celebrate Parasite’s historic Best Picture win at 2020 Oscars

Celebrities including Ava DuVernay, Sandra Oh, and Priyanka Chopra took to social media on Sunday night to celebrate Parasite becoming the first foreign language film to win the Oscar for Best Picture. Bong Joon Ho’s South Korean thriller was the under…

Celebrities including Ava DuVernay, Sandra Oh, and Priyanka Chopra took to social media on Sunday night to celebrate Parasite becoming the first foreign language film to win the Oscar for Best Picture.

Bong Joon Ho’s South Korean thriller was the underdog going into the ceremony and wasn’t expected to win much more than the Best International Feature Film category, but ended up sweeping the event with four wins, also including Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and the night’s coveted Best Picture prize, which had been widely expected to go to 1917.

Social media users and celebrities alike were thrilled with the surprising and historic wins, with director DuVernay tweeting, “MASSIVE! HISTORIC! LANDMARK! PARASITE! The world is big and it is beautiful and films from everywhere deserve to be on that stage winning @TheAcademy’s highest honour. This is wonderful and right. #Oscars.”

Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu wrote, “Parasite Parasite Parasite Parasite!!!! Oh my gawwwdddd Parasite did it (sic)!!!! Director Bong did it!! The whole insanely talented cast did it!! South Korea did it. History made. Heading out to celebrate all night!!!” while Killing Eve star Oh posted, “Congratulations @ParasiteMovie So so proud to be Korean.”

Indian actress Chopra added, “Wow! It’s so emotional to see an international film like Parasite, in Korean with English subtitles, not only receive such a warm embrace from audiences around the world, but also this kind of recognition from one of the most prestigious film academy’s (sic) in the world… Congratulations to the entire film for shattering the glass ceiling and making history as the first non-English film to win Best Picture.”

South Korean President Moon Jae-in also offered up his congratulations on social media, thanking Joon Ho for giving “pride and courage” to the country’s people.

Earlier in the night, as the filmmaker accepted the Best Director prize, he told the audience, “After winning Best International Feature, I thought I was done for the day and was ready to relax. Thank you so much… I never thought I would win.”

He let other members of the Parasite team speak following the Best Picture win but told reporters backstage that the film’s Oscars haul was “really f**king crazy”.

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Awkwafina makes history with Golden Globes win

Awkwafina made history when she won the Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy prize at the 2020 Golden Globes on Sunday night. The Crazy Rich Asians actress, real name Nora Lum, beat Knives Out’s Ana de Armas, Booksmart’s Beanie Feldstein, Late Night’s …

Awkwafina made history when she won the Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy prize at the 2020 Golden Globes on Sunday night.

The Crazy Rich Asians actress, real name Nora Lum, beat Knives Out’s Ana de Armas, Booksmart’s Beanie Feldstein, Late Night’s Emma Thompson, and Cate Blanchett for Where’d You Go, Bernadette to win the Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical prize for her role in The Farewell.

With her win, the 31-year-old became the first person of Asian descent to win that category and win a lead actress Golden Globe for a film.

No Asian woman had ever been nominated in the category until last year, when her Crazy Rich Asians co-star Constance Wu landed on the shortlist and was subsequently beaten by Olivia Colman for The Favourite. At the 2019 awards ceremony, Sandra Oh became the first Asian to win Best Actress in a TV show for Killing Eve.

First-time nominee Awkwafina, whose father is Chinese-American and late mother was South Korean, acknowledged her historic win backstage by saying, “I just heard that fact and it was pretty mind-blowing. There’s also this other feeling that you want there to be more, and I hope this is just the beginning.”

In her acceptance speech, Awkwafina joked to the star-studded audience at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles, “This is great. If I ever fall on hard times, I’m gonna sell this, so that’s great.

“I’ve never been to the Golden Globes, so I’m here now and it’s this and it’s great. Most importantly, to Lulu Wang, our incredible director. You gave me this chance, this chance of a lifetime and taught me so much.”

She dedicated the award to her father, praised her paternal grandmother, whom she described as her “best friend”, and thanked her late mum, commenting that she “always hoped was watching from somewhere above and I hope she’s watching now.”

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Jodie Comer was precious about Killing Eve dresses

Jodie Comer was distraught when her Killing Eve character’s designer outfits were destroyed during a scene. The British actress has won huge plaudits as the mysterious and deadly Villanelle in the BBC spy drama, and loved the assassin’s wardrobe so mu…

Jodie Comer was distraught when her Killing Eve character’s designer outfits were destroyed during a scene.

The British actress has won huge plaudits as the mysterious and deadly Villanelle in the BBC spy drama, and loved the assassin’s wardrobe so much that she refused to let them go, even buying some of the outfits when filming finished.

However, she was devastated when during one scene, Sandra Oh’s character MI5 agent Eve discovers Villanelle’s apartment at the end of the first season, and ransacks her wardrobe – tearing outfits out and throwing them to the floor.

Jodie watched in horror, as she already owned half of them.

“So I was being really precious about them getting dirty on the floor. I was like, ‘No!’” she told GQ Hype.

However, she’s yet to dare wear the outfits out in public, for fear of being associated with her deadly on-screen alter-ego.

“They had too much of a connection with the character,” she explained.

And Liverpool-born Jodie credits Phoebe Waller-Bridge for the huge success of Killing Eve, which the Fleabag star wrote.

“I love her so much. I’ve said to her she has to cast me on every single thing she makes from now on. Otherwise, I’ll send Villanelle!” she laughed.

The 26-year-old almost didn’t take the part, as she thought a young, female assassin would be too much of a sexualised role.

“I was like, ‘Oh, f**k no’,” she explained. “Because (thinking of an assassin) I always think of someone in a leather catsuit and six-inch heels scaling walls. Also, ‘How naked is she going to be?'”

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Jodie Comer’s Killing Eve looks offer plot secrets

Hints of the murderous plot twists on Killing Eve can be found in star Jodie Comer’s hairstyles. The actress, who portrays Villanelle on the hit series, began sporting pink hair in episode six of the show’s second season and the on set hair and makeup…

Hints of the murderous plot twists on Killing Eve can be found in star Jodie Comer’s hairstyles.

The actress, who portrays Villanelle on the hit series, began sporting pink hair in episode six of the show’s second season and the on set hair and makeup designer, Lucy Cain, has revealed the new look was created to signify the gruesome plot details to come.

“When you see her in a wig, like the pink wig in episode six, it’s a flag to the audience that she’s about to commit a murder,” Cain tells Refinery 29. “It always helps build the ‘oh, here we go’ feeling on the show. The pink wig came from seeing people with that washed-out hair look on Instagram.”

The colour, which was a last minute change, took hours to perfect.

“Two or three days before we started filming, that was an ashy blonde wig and then we decided to change it to pink,” she adds. “It was really difficult to get the colour. I spent 16 hours lifting the original blonde colour and doing tests and putting different colours on. I had to go through it inch by inch.”

Cain also uses makeup as an extension of the character’s traits.

“With Villanelle, she’s quite childlike,” she tells the publication. “So the makeup is a bit more uniform for her, unless she is playing a character, meaning that she’s about to commit a murder. Then we fill in her eyebrows a bit darker, throw on a smudged eyeliner, and maybe even play with a lip.”

When it comes to the drama’s leading lady, Sandra Oh, Cain has relied on hair and makeup to reflect Eve’s transformation.

“I would say that with Sandra, I really wanted to play on the feeling that she’s just rushed out the door,” she notes. “When we’re establishing her character, she’s in a comfortable marriage, just pulling through life. Then, when she starts to notice her appearance or consider what she was doing with her hair, it helped show a development of the relationship she was building with Villanelle. If she’s unraveling a little bit, perhaps her hair isn’t as neat. When she’s frustrated, she’ll take her hair down and rub her head. It’s a real character mark for her.”

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Clare Waight Keller and Pierpaolo Piccioli named on Time 100 list

Top fashion designers Clare Waight Keller and Pierpaolo Piccioli have made the Time 100 list.Each year, editors at Time magazine compile a list of the most influential people in the world, with the 2019 announcement including celebrities such as Taylor…

Top fashion designers Clare Waight Keller and Pierpaolo Piccioli have made the Time 100 list.

Each year, editors at Time magazine compile a list of the most influential people in the world, with the 2019 announcement including celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Sandra Oh, Chrissy Teigen, Dwayne Johnson, and Regina King, as well as political figures like U.S. President Donald Trump and House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Members of the fashion and beauty industries were honoured too, such as Givenchy creative director Waight Keller, who is known for making Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s wedding dress.

“We are drawn to Clare’s work because she doesn’t design from the outside in, she designs from the inside out. From the place of pinning clothes on a body,” commented actress Julianne Moore in a statement for Time regarding the fashion star.

While Piccioli, who has headed up Valentino since 2008, was toasted by Frances McDormand. The Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri star wore custom Valentino numbers to the 2018 Met Gala and the 2019 Oscars.

“His reign in the House of Valentino has been a lesson in grace,” she gushed of the Italian designer. “He feels no need to erase the past but builds on its foundation and by doing so makes the future of the house stronger, braver. His inclusionary vision is evidenced by the way he honours the craftspeople in his atelier and shares a meal with them after the couture events. And he is a great dancer!”

In addition, Rent the Runway co-founder Jennifer Hyman was included in the list, and received an admiring essay from fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg, while make-up maven Pat McGrath was feted by ‘70s supermodel Beverly Johnson, who she described as a “legend”.

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Sandra Oh’s stunning new hairstyle was an accident

Sandra Oh’s latest look came about by accident. The Killing Eve star’s hairstylist, Ted Gibson, reveals her stunning new do emerged during awards season earlier this year (19), during a routine session when he was sectioning off a piece of her hair, …

Sandra Oh’s latest look came about by accident.

The Killing Eve star’s hairstylist, Ted Gibson, reveals her stunning new do emerged during awards season earlier this year (19), during a routine session when he was sectioning off a piece of her hair, which fell across her forehead.

“We had this moment of, ‘Oh, ooh,’ and she says ‘What are you thinking?’ and I said, ‘I’m thinking bangs,’ and she goes, ‘No!'” he tells Elle. “Next thing I knew, I was cutting the bangs on her. To think about how a woman can trust her hairdresser, I was really excited to be able to work with her and to give her something different.”

Gibson enjoyed transforming Oh’s appearance, noting the risky change was a big turning point for the actress.

“I loved when I cut her bangs; I think that was a major moment for her,” he adds. “I feel like my job as a hairdresser is to be able to look at a woman and see something in them, maybe they didn’t see in themselves.

“Sandra’s beautiful. She has great eyes and a long neck, and I wanted to give her a different kind of feeling.”

Gibson believes the alteration led to a shift in the way Oh carries herself.

“I think she was really inspired when I cut the bangs, because the bangs gave her a new attitude. I like to think hairstyle changes everything,” he shares, urging other women to follow in her footsteps.

“I always say women should change their hair at least a couple of times a year,” he says. “It gives a little freshness and a little bounce in your step.”

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Crazy Rich Asians writer: ‘One mainstream Asian film every 25 years is not enough’

Crazy Rich Asians writer Kevin Kwan has told Hollywood it still has a long way to go when it comes to Asian representation.The Singapore-born novelist’s book was given the big screen treatment earlier this year (18) by director Jon M. Chu, with the fil…

Crazy Rich Asians writer Kevin Kwan has told Hollywood it still has a long way to go when it comes to Asian representation.

The Singapore-born novelist’s book was given the big screen treatment earlier this year (18) by director Jon M. Chu, with the film going on to become one of the smash hits of the summer.

Kwan, who also served as executive producer on the flick, was feted with the Vanguard award along with the rest of the cast and crew at Kore Asian Media’s Unforgettable Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday (08Dec18), and while he is basking in the film’s success, he says more need to be done when it comes to mainstream Asian cinema.

“One movie every 25 years is just not f**king enough,” he said, reports Variety, referencing 1993’s The Joy Luck Club.

Kwan also opened up about what prompted him to write the 2013 novel.

“I feel like compared to all of you I’ve been a really bad Asian. Seriously, because I never felt like I was in any way was going to represent my community,” he said. “So I did all these things never wanting to express this little secret part of me until one day my father died, and I realised I had a story I wanted to tell.”

Other winners at the 17th annual awards show included Sandra Oh for TV series Killing Eve, John Cho, who went home with the Actor in Film prize, and Queer Eye’s Tan France, who won the Changemaker gong.

And filmmaker Chu enjoyed a double win after also being crowned Director of the year.

“I am proud to say the state of our union is strong and getting stronger because this movement is making waves… and it’s not someone else doing it; it’s us,” Chu said during his acceptance speech. “Our community is power, and we are powerful. We don’t need affirmation ever again, and I didn’t do that. Our movie didn’t do that. Truly, our movie is a result of this room.”

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Constance Wu wants Sandra Oh and Lucy Liu for Crazy Rich Asians sequel

Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu wants Lucy Liu and Sandra Oh for the summer hit’s sequels. Producers have confirmed they are bringing Wu, Henry Golding and their castmates back for two follow-up films, with at least one reportedly being filmed in …

Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu wants Lucy Liu and Sandra Oh for the summer hit’s sequels.

Producers have confirmed they are bringing Wu, Henry Golding and their castmates back for two follow-up films, with at least one reportedly being filmed in China – and the actress has started dreaming up a wish list of stars shed like to work with.

“I love Sandra Oh’s work. She’s phenomenal,” Wu told Entertainment Tonight, revealing the former Grey’s Anatomy star is a top pick, alongside an ex-Charlie’s Angels actress. “I love Lucy Liu, she’s kind of an icon to me.

“Any of these Asian American women, like Margaret Cho, who have been pioneers in representation and have paved the way for movies like Crazy Rich Asians, I would love to get to work with people like that.”

And it appears Constance gets whatever she dreams of – the actress petitioned Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu for the lead in his movie adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s book.

“To her credit, before we started auditioning people she wrote this really impassioned email to Jon saying why she felt it had to be her and how much it meant to her,” producer Nina Jacobson tells WENN. “She put her heart on her sleeve in a way that very few actresses are willing to do.

“She made the case early on when she saw the movie coming together, and that we should wait for her. We had to wait about five months for her to finish her TV show Fresh Off The Boat. She really was that all-American girl. She was the girl next door. You had to feel like I know this girl.”

And now her 10-year waitressing gig in New York City seems like a lifetime ago.

“(My life was) like the old story of an actress… pounding the pavement, going to auditions every day and then waitressing at night to sort of help pay bills,” she told ET.

“One time I waited on Oprah (Winfrey) and I accidentally spilled her water. I was mortified. She was so cool. She hardly even noticed. But I was like, ‘Oh my God!”

Wu reveals she has bumped into Winfrey since, but couldn’t bring herself to remind her of the mishap.

“You think I’m gonna remind her that I spilled her water?” she asks. “I want to make a good impression.”

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