Oscars '19

Regina King in Oscar de la Renta
Her dress is simply but with twists.
It's a dress that declares, "I'm a winner."

And just like that, awards season as come to an end.

Let's chat about the 2019 Oscars.

There was no host. Like, none. Nada. Zilch. It was meant to be Kevin Hart but tweets from his past came back to haunt and bite his ass. I'm guessing to avoid any more drama, the producers decided to eff it and go host-less.

Guess what, though? It worked.

I quite enjoyed the show. And it finished under 3.5 hours, which is like damn near a record. The opening monologue from 'hosts' Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, and Amy Poehler was hilarious. As was Melissa McCarthy and Brian Tyree Henry (who I have a crush on; please don't ask why) wearing ridiculous costumes to present Best Costume Design. I gained a whole new respect for Melissa doing the bit considering she was a Best Actress nominee this year. Trevor Noah was also funny; he spoke in his native language which, when translated, turned out to poke fun at a certain group of people. Didn't care much for some of the musical performances even though it was nice to see Adam Lambert alive and well plus Bette Midler looking fantastic (she's 73!). The performance I did care for turned out to be so good...and started a lot of romantic rumors on social media. I'm looking at you, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper (dude has been seriously overlooked this awards season; he did a wonderful job in and with A Star is Born).

Congratulations to Regina King, Black Panther (wins for Ruth Carter, Ludwig Goransson, and Hannah Beachler), Rami Malek, Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse, Shallow (at least Lady Gaga got an Oscar; it may not have been for Best Actress - that went to Olivia Colman in a somewhat upset considering many predicted Glenn Close - but it's an Oscar), Mahershala Ali, and Spike Lee.

Fashion time!

Elaine Welteroth in Celia Kritharioti
Just flat out beautiful.
From the hair to the makeup to the gorgeousness of the dress.
All on point.
Amandla Stenberg in Miu Miu
Sexy retro vibes.
LOVE how the braids/cornrows were manipulated to fit the retro theme.
Helen Mirren in Schiaparelli Couture
Not huge on the color pink (it turned out to be the color of the night; see below)...
...but this dress is so pretty and dreamy.
She looks regal.
Elsie Fisher in Thom Browne
This teenager got some style.
Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton
The shoulders are beyond extreme yet it works.
Love the dress which has like a reptilian texture even though it's sequins.
Allison Janney in Pamella Roland
A tuxedo ball gown.
It looks amazing.
Not feeling her hair.
Jennifer Hudson in Elie Saab
Why do I respond so well to this dress?
No idea. But me likey.
This dress called for bold makeup and more oomph to the hair.
Danai Gurira in Brock Collection
Listen. I'm ready for braids. So ready.
She looks very pretty but I'm still on the fence about the dress.
It fits her perfectly. But the fabric and the length...?
Gemma Chan in Valentino Haute Couture
She's making the color pink look sultry.
And while the dress is overwhelming, she doesn't let it overwhelm her.
That's a gift.
Sarah Paulson in Brandon Maxwell
An over-the-top dress that mask itself as simple.
The color is helping the design.
And the hair, makeup, and jewelry supports the dress, too.
Kacey Musgraves in Giambattista Valli Couture
When rocking a pink dress with so much tulle placements it almost engulfs you,
 wearing matching tulle corsets on each wrist is just an all around no.

Let's end this post with another dose of fabulousness from Mr. Billy Porter:

Billy Porter in Christian Siriano
He's bringing the drama with class.
Quite sophisticated, really.

*photos c/o hollywood life, getty, pop sugar