Despite more than a year of COVID-19 completely throwing award shows for a loop, the 93rd Academy Awards attempted to make people forget about all that, allowing presenters, nominees, and their guests to attend in person at the two Los Angeles-based locations. The competition definitely looks promising and fierce with all the amazing Oscars nominations.
Drama film Mank leads the night with 10 nominations. Mank‘s lead Gary Oldman and Steven Yeun fight for Best Actor in a Lead Role alongside the late Chadwick Boseman who received a posthumous nomination for starring in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. On the other side, Viola Davis, Frances McDormand, and Carey Mulligan are in the running for Best Actress in a Lead Role.
But, of course, we here at Allure are most excited about how the in-person ceremony increases the potential for breath-taking beauty moments, especially with red carpet beauty masters, like Zendaya, Angela Bassett, and Amanda Seyfried, in attendance. Perhaps Viola Davis would take our breaths away with a sleek, straight bob or a gorgeous afro full of volume. It’s almost impossible to predict Zendaya’s looks, but it was sure to win our hearts instantly. With each new public appearance, Andra Day has stood out with her natural vintage glam, so Sunday night was another perfect opportunity for her to experiment. We were also looking forward to seeing what Glenn Close, Halle Berry, and Laura Dern had to bring.
Now that the red carpet has wrapped, we’ve rounded up our favorite looks from the night.