The Academy Awards is the most anticipated red carpet of the year, and we've got the best looks of the night, right here. Despite the lack of bright hues (seriously, was there a no-color memo?) worn by attendees, there was still plenty to dazzle. Jennifer Lawrence and Charlize Theron both knocked it out of the park in Christian Dior Couture; Theron chose a streamlined, architectural column gown in bright white, while nominee Lawrence went for a frothy, petal pink ballgown from the recent Spring 2013 collection. Nominee Jessica Chastain wowed in a beaded champagne-hued custom Armani gown — the very embodiment of old Hollywood glamour. "It's a very 'Happy Birthday Mr. President' kind of dress," the actress agreed.
Click through to see who had our very favorite looks of the night — and what they wore — right here, in our best dressed of the 2013 Oscars slideshow.
The Oscars are just days away, and we will be live in-studio, on the red carpet, and backstage, keeping you updated on all the stylish action! As we eagerly await the gorgeous gowns to (officially) hit the red carpet, we're rounding up the starlets we're most excited to see on Hollywood's biggest night. Watch it here! On Allison McNamara: Armani Exchange dress. Hair and makeup by Kasia Bohos.
It's hard to believe that at one point, today's most famous actors struggled with having no clear career path and parents who wished they'd work in finance. While that's funny to think about now, it just reminds us that everyone — even Hollywood's finest — faces similar experiences in the working world, no matter what the job. Here, some noteworthy quotes from Oscar nominees that show just that.
The Oscars are just days away, and we're so excited to see all of our favorite leading ladies on the red carpet. We've rounded up the dresses we hope to see on the red carpet — from Oscar de la Renta to a showstopping Prabal Gurung — watch on to see our picks! On Allison McNamara: J.Crew top, Hale Bob vest.
The value of an Oscar is priceless to its recipients. The trophy propels an actor to the elite of the elite and is a prestigious validation of his craft. But do you ever wonder if you can purchase an real Oscar prize from a down-on-his-luck actor looking to make an extra buck or two? Well, don't worry, you won't even get a chance to.
Since 1950, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences makes its Oscar winners sign a contract that stipulates if the recipient ever decides to sell the statue, he needs to first offer it to the Academy for $1 before trying to resell it elsewhere.
There have been some instances of the statue being sold successfully — like Harold Russell, a World War II veteran, who sold the award he received for a supporting role in a 1946 movie called The Best Years of Our Lives for $60,500. But for the most part, the Academy does its best to block the sales of the trophies in an effort to prevent them from becoming resale items.
Just because this year's crop of best picture nominees isn't particularly kid-friendly, doesn't mean you have have to leave the lil ones out of your Oscar party plans. Kids love movies as much as adults, so use Oscar night as an opportunity to celebrate films for everyone! While the grown ups are watching the red carpet arrivals and cheering on their favorite flicks of the year, set the pint-sized theater-goers up in another room with a supply of family-friendly films that have been honored with nominations in years' past. With some help from party guru Amy Atlas, we've got everything you need to create an Oscar night party for adults and kids alike.
This year's Oscar buzz has largely centered around big names like Lincoln and Argo, but impressive animated films are worth noting too. "Best animated feature film" only became an Oscar category in 2002, but since then, and even before that, kid-friendly films have blown us away with their award-worthy story lines and animations. Check out some of the top Oscar-nominated animated films, from this year's Brave to the beloved classic Beauty and the Beast, and let us know — what are your family's favorites?