Mon Feb 27 10:42:39 EST 2017
The biggest flub in Oscars history happened Sunday night — so how did the partygoers inside Lionsgate’s official La La Land Oscar viewing party react to the movie being mistakenly announced as best picture?
Much like the crowd inside the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center, first there was celebration: The whole room at the Lionsgate party jumped up and cheered when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway first announced La La Land as the winner.
When it was revealed just seconds later that Moonlight actually won the award, the room was suddenly filled with shocked gasps. The disastrous flub truly became the talk of the night, with many partygoers in disbelief at what had happened.
And that wasn’t the only star-studded party where guests were stunned: At the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s viewing party and fundraiser in West Hollywood, the room erupted with applause when La La Land was believed to have won, followed swiftly by utter confusion. The room then fell into stunned silence as the Moonlight team took the stage to deliver their own acceptance speech.
Immediately after the snafu, Elton John took the stage and quipped: “Wow! Thank f— we didn’t have Warren Beatty do the auction.”
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Despite the fiasco, the crowd at the Lionsgate bash still enjoyed the evening. Presented by Bulleit Frontier Whiskey and held at Soho House West Hollywood, guests made the most of a La La Land-themed photo booth and a buffet of seafood, salad, veggies, cheese and crackers. Cookies and red velvet cupcakes were served for dessert, and Lionsgate movie trailers played on screens throughout the evening.
La La Land star Emma Stone, who won her first Academy Award for leading the cast of the Damien Chazelle modern musical, arrived at the party at around 12:30 a.m., sporting her ACLU ribbon pinned to a black blazer embellished with pearls.
When she was brought into the main party room, an emotional Stone, 28, embraced Chazelle, 32, and the two chatted while partygoers stopped to congratulate them. The actress took a few more photos with cast and crew members before leaving the party at around 12:40 a.m., Oscar in hand.
Chazelle, who took home the best director award for the film, also embraced with producer Jordan Horowitz. Chazelle was in good spirits despite the upset and was accompanied by his girlfriend Olivia Hamilton.
Also in attendance was Glee star Darren Criss, who posed with La La Land lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
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Other partygoers included Vince Vaughn, Katharine McPhee and Mel Gibson.
Hacksaw Ridge director Gibson was accompanied by his girlfriend Rosalind Ross. The couple stood by their table for most of the evening, chatting and laughing with other guests, and Gibson was all smiles as he posed with Hacksaw Ridge producer Terry Benedict.
And at the end of the day, both La La Land and Moonlight handled the situation gracefully.
“I wanted to make sure that the right thing was done,” said La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz — who was the one to actually reveal the mix-up on stage Sunday — during a phone interview with Good Morning America on Monday morning.
“At that point, it was not about me,” added the filmmaker. “It was about making sure that Moonlight got the recognition it really deserves. Those guys are my friends and I wanted to make sure they had their moment.”
Mon Feb 27 10:42:28 EST 2017
While the Oscars red carpet is one of the biggest fashion events of the year, right up there with the Met Gala in terms of maximum couture per square footage, the major fashions of the evening don’t come to an end once the Best Picture winner is called (or in this year’s case, called and then recalled). Because after the ceremony is a slew of A-list after parties which require a second drop-dead gorgeous gown all unto itself, and for many who weren’t able to attend the main award show itself, it’s a chance to demonstrate their black tie prowess for the very first time.
At this point in her career, Emma Stone is a red carpet natural, wearing two very socially conscious dresses. The Best Actress-winner accepted her award wearing a gold, flapper-esque Givenchy Haute Couture gown and a very subtle Planned Parenthood pin before changing into a very on-trend white silk slip dress and a pearl-studded blazer pinned with a blue ACLU ribbon.
Janelle Monáe, on the other hand, kept her full ball gown glamour going all night long, beginning with an Elie Saab Couture gown with a sheer and sequin-embellished bodice and a full tulle skirt. For the Vanity Fair after party she kept the silhouette the same, but opted for a little less sparkle with just some simple gold embellishment along the waist and skirt slit in this Alexandre Vauthier Couture dress.
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While Kate Bosworth didn’t attend the Oscars, her after party look was pure Grace Kelly. The actress opted for a sage J. Mendel tulle dress cinched at the waist with a black band before exploding into a full skirt and finished off a diamond choker, a slicked back low bun, and a swipe of deep burgundy lipstick.
Naomie Harris ditched her super modern Calvin Klein by Raf Simons gown and mismatched yellow shoes to hit the after party circuit, keeping with her all-white color scheme but going for something much more traditional in a pleated one-shoulder Grecian gown.
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Zoë Kravitz went Old Hollywood with some platinum blonde pin curls, classic red lipstick and a simple black gown that showed off just the right amount of skin.
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Meanwhile, Gabrielle Union was pioneering black tie swimwear in this half gown, half bikini from Jean Paul Gaultier.
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And Mariah Carey finally got to put her couture wardrobe and safe full of multi-million dollar jewels to good use, attending the after party in an animal print Philipp Plein gown with a ton of cleavage, a ton of leg, and even more carats.
But there are plenty of more gorgeous after party gowns where these came from. If you love these, make sure to check out every single post-Oscars outfit change here.
What do you think of these celebs after party looks?
Mon Feb 27 10:28:16 EST 2017
From Oscar winners to… underwear models?
Hot off a night of big wins—the cast of Moonlight took home Best Picture after a dramatic mistake on stage and Mahershala Ali was awarded the Best Supporting Actor Oscar—the leading lads have just scored a big campaign with Calvin Klein, just announced on the brand’s Instagram and website.
Trevante Rhodes, 27, Ashton Sanders, 21, and Alex R.Hibbert, 12, each played the lead character Chiron in different stages of his life, and star in the ads along with Ali. The three actors wore Calvin Klein suits to the Oscars, as did nominated costar Naomie Harris.
This series of nine photos, shot by Willy Vandeperre, marks the second major campaign (the first starred Millie Bobby Brown) for designer Raf Simons, the brand’s new creative director, who started in August. He debuted his first collection with the brand during men’s fashion week in January and launched his first full collection (which included both men’s and women’s looks) with a star-studded show during New York Fashion Week in February.
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Calvin Klein has long featured celebrities in its underwear ads—Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner, Zoë Kravitz and more have rocked the brand’s signature skivvies—but featuring the cast from a feature film is unprecedented. To see all the photos, click here.
Even though all the actors seem totally at ease in front of the camera (even in their skivvies!) Ali doesn’t exactly consider himself a sex symbol, and laughs off his newfound heartthrob status. “However I can get a supporter, I’ll take it,” he told PEOPLE with a laugh back in November 2016. “I hope they always respond to the work, and then maybe a muscle or two can support the work. I’m flattered and appreciative, for sure.”