Last night was the pinnacle event of awards season: The 84th Annual Academy Awards. Los Angeles was swarming with the elite of Hollywood in preparation for the most glamorous night of the year.
These red carpet events are mostly about fashion and, I’ll be honest, I’m not as well versed in fashion as some of my Hype Girl editor counterparts. So I sought the help of Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) graduate and local style geniusLisa Aragon for her thoughts on the night’s fashion.
Favorite Dress of the Evening: Milla Jovovich was an instant wow in a silvery-white Elie Saab gown. Another favorite was Octavia Spencer in a Tadashi Shojidress that complimented her every curve. Spencer’s co-star Jessica Chastain looked stunning in a black and gold Alexander McQueen gown.
Best Original Score went to Ludovic Bource for his work in “The Artist”.
Achievement in Sound Editing and Achievement in Sound Mixing both went to the movie ‘Hugo‘.
In other Academy Awards music news, Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer teamed up to successfully create the music for this year’s Oscars. And, during the ‘In Memorandum’ portion of the show, Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding sang “What a Wonderful World” beautifully.
Being a music fanatic, my favorite awards are centered around sound. But there are lots of other important awards. The following were the biggest of the night:
Octavia Spencer received an Academy Award for her supporting role in “The Help“.
Jean Dujardin took home the Best Actor Academy Award for his starring role in “The Artist”.
The most coveted honor, Best Film, went to “The Artist.”