Shot by Mario Testino, the flame-haired ‘The Help‘ star gives a big white smile, as she goes old Hollywood glam on the subscriber’s edition cover. A candid photo of the Duchess of Cambridge in a lavender Alexander McQueen gown, taken at the BAFTA Brits to Watch event back in 2011, appears on the underwhelming newsstand cover.
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The latest edition of The Hollywood Reporter ranks 25 of the world’s most powerful celebrity stylists. Four of the influential stylists front separate covers for the magazine’s Style Issue, each accompanied by their valuable celebrity client.
South Africa statuesque Charlize Theron puts her hand over her stylist Lesley Fremar’s shoulder on their Mary Rozzi-shot cover, while flame-haired starlet Emma Stone pairs her Christian Louboutin summerissima sandals with a Balenciaga dress as she poses with stylist Petra Flannery on their cover, lensed by James White.
Taking a stroll with her stylist Elizabeth Stewart, ‘The Help‘ star Jessica Chastain dons her exquisite Oscars strapless black Alexander McQueen dress, with gold beading, on their cover, also shot by Rozzi. Photographed by Joe Pugliese, 33-year-old actress Katie Holmes accompanies good friend and business partner Jeanne Yang on their cover.
As award season sadly drew to an end, all roads led to the Kodak Theatre in California for the 84th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday (26 February). Legendary actress Meryl Streep finally broke her 30-year curse on the night, by winning her 3rd Oscar for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in ‘The Iron Lady‘. But it was silent film ‘The Artist‘ which made history by becoming only the first silent film to win ‘Best Picture’, since the ‘Wings’ did so during the awards’ inception 83 years ago. ‘The Artist’ also won Michel Hazanavicius ‘Best Director’ and French heartthrob Jean Dujardin ‘Best Actor.
In true Oscar style, the red carpet did not disappoint, many stars dared to take risks. Head below to checkout if those risks worked in their favour or against:
The 65th annual British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) — the British equivalent of the Oscars — took place tonight (12 February) at the Royal Opera House in the UK. ‘Beginners‘ actor Christopher Plummer, ‘The Help‘ actress Octavia Spencer as well as silent film ‘The Artist‘ continued on their winning streak this award season, in their respective categories. Jean Dujardin once again upset George Clooney by clinching ‘Best Actor’, with Meryl Streep denying Viola Davis a ‘Best Actress’ win.
Head below to checkout all the red carpet action, where black was clearly the colour of the night.
‘The Help‘ star strikes a mischievous smile for the lens of Willy Vanderperre, with her auburn locks styled into a Lucille Ball-esque poodle haircut. The fair-skinned actress dons a Miu Miu blouse, with Jil Sander crystal earrings.
The 30-year-old chats to the magazine about her overnight rise to stardom.
“This has been a scary year… a wonderful year. But my life is changing and I don’t know what it means. All year I’ve been afraid of falling flat on my face, physically and metaphorically. I’m not talking about the fame. But I knew I was going to be an actor… I would be really happy doing plays off Broadway for hardly any money”, Jessica explains to AnOther.
With just two weeks to go, Oscar buzz is everywhere. Time magazine has unveiled their annual great performances of the year list. Their 2012 Oscar portfolio features one adorable dog and 12 outstanding movie stars, some of which were given the cold shoulder by the Oscars. Head below to view the exquisite black and white portraits of the selected few, lensed by Sebastian Kim.
Viola Davis showed that she meant serious business when she stole a win at the Critics’ Choice Awards from Meryl Streep, and a few weeks later infamously did the same at the SAG Awards, delivering a stirring acceptance speech in the process, that included the powerful mantra ‘Dream big and dream fierce’. Now the multiple Tony Award-winning actress has ensured her place as the clear favourite to win ‘Best Actress’ at this year’s Oscars for her heart-wrenching performance in ‘The Help‘, which would make her only the second African-American actress to do so in the 83-year history of the awards.
The 46-year-old celebrates black beauty, with her natural short nappy hair and sensual dark complexion, on the cover of the February issue of the LA Times magazine. Photographed by Ruven Afanador, Viola dons a Marchesa longsleeve high-neck re-embroidered lace dress with organza flower shoulder detail.
Viola discusses with the magazine how it is like to be an actress of colour in Hollywood.
“That really is our plight, especially as women of color. You can have all the training in the world, come from a respectable background and yet never get that big opportunity that breaks you out — Never… You can be in the business for 23 years, which I have been, and suddenly something happens that wakes people up. For me, that was being in a movie [Doubt] with Meryl Streep, Amy Adams and Philip Seymour Hoffman. It makes people realize you’re there. Otherwise you’re that black girl who had a guest or costar role in a TV show here or there”, Viola points out to the LA Times.
Head below for a look at Viola striking some supermodel-worthy poses in her gorgeous editorial.
The Jazz Age inspired March cover was lensed by the magazine’s regular contributor Mario Testino. The opening panel features Oscar-nominee and ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo‘ actress Rooney Mara rocking a fierce raven bob and gothic plum lips, ‘The Hunger Games‘ beauty Jennifer Lawrence sporting sexy side-swept curls, while blonde-haired ‘Albert Nobbs‘ cutie Mia Wasikowska is seen elegantly sitting down with popping red lips, and ‘The Help‘ star Jessica Chastain looking gorgeous in a strapless gown and retro pin-curls.
Clad in pastel satin dresses and frothy feathers, the second fold consist of a trio of Elizabeth Olsen, Adepero Oduye and Shailene Woodley; with Paula Patton, Felicity Jones, Lily Collins and Brit Marling making up the rest of the ladies in the third fold.
Head below for a closer look at the cover.
The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were held last night (29 January) at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. While ‘The Help‘ was the big winner of the night, it was French actor Jean Dujardin who stole the show, snatching ‘Best Actor’ right under Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney‘s nose and for the first time, this award season, creating a competitive Oscar race in the category. Clooney’s good friend Viola Davis took home ‘Best Actress’, and having won under the same category a few week ago at the Critics Choice Awards, the 46-year-old becomes the clear front-runner for the Oscar race in the category. Davis’ biggest threat comes from two of The Weinstein Company’s lovely ladies, Meryl Streep and Michelle Williams, who both won a Golden Globe two weeks ago for ‘Best Actress Drama’ and ‘Best Actress Comedy/Musical’, respectively.
Head below for all the red carpet action, where no one really stunned. They all played it safe.
‘Moneyball‘ actor Brad Pitt and ‘Young Adult‘ actress Charlize Theron are not the only ones featured in W magazine’s Annual February Movie Issue (Checkout their covers here and here), the magazine also profiles some of the actors causing the most buzz this award season — with the surprise omission of ‘The Iron Lady‘ star Meryl Streep, ‘Shame‘ hottie Michael Fassbender and newcomer Jessica Chastain. Photographed by Mario Sorrenti and styled by Edward Enninful, head below to checkout the actors honoured in W’s 2012 ‘Best Performances’ feature: