The Oscars 2016: The Highlights

The Oscars have become a fashion buzzword of late. Anyone who knows me well enough, will know I am a little bit of an Oscars junkie – doesn’t matter what time it is on (and it’s extremely late), I am awake and ready with a notepad, eyeing up the most beautiful and glamorous of dresses that shape The Academy Awards.

And it’s over, this years 88th Academy Awards was like no other – the topic of diversity hit the roof and the coveted award for Best Actor in a leading role was finally awarded to the one and only Leonardo Dicaprio. Undeniably deserved of the Oscar, Leonardo Dicaprio made a compelling and engaging speech that left us pondering on life. It was unquestionably a thrilling evening for Hollywood’s elite. Before entering the Dolby Theatre, it was my task to dissect the most dazzling of gowns and lavish jewels.

On last night’s red carpet, the sartorial trends that dominated the evening were low-plunge necklines, metallic shades of royal blue, silver and gold, heavily encrusted embellishment and a feminine look for many of our leading ladies. Princess and mermaid styles were very much the centre of the Academy Awards.

Brie Larson looked every bit a princess as she wore a bold lapis blue custom made gown by Gucci. The dress featured a low-plunging neckline, embellished bridal belt which defined her waist and mermaid ruffles to complete the look. The belle of the ball was supporting actress winner; Alicia Vikander. Louis Vuitton dressed Vikander in a custom-made pastel yellow embellished dress, with a balloon shaped train. Naomi Watts and Daisy Ridley opted for a tight-fitted silhouette with beautifully encrusted sparkles and metallic gems. Daisy Ridley was every bit glamorous in a Chanel Houte Couture Spring design, with heavy embellishment, silver toned and complete with a little peplum design at the waist. Ridley’s choice was regal, elegant and on-trend and despite not being used to red carpet appearances, she definitely looked the part. Naomi Watts was by far one of my favourite choices for the evening, wearing a mermaid-like ensemble purple and blue strapless sequined Armani Prive gown.

So lets take a look at The Oscars 2016: The Highlights

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Oscars best dressed 2016 All images credited to


Oscars best dressed 2016 All images credited to
Oscars best dressed 2016 All images credited to
Oscars best dressed 2016 All images credited to
Oscars best dressed 2016 All images credited to

Here are the list of winners from last night’s Oscars 2016:

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage
Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage

Spotlight won Best Picture

Leonardo DiCaprio won Best Actor for The Revenant 

Brie Larson won Best Actress for Room

Alejandro G. Inarritu won Best Director for the second year in a row for The Revenant 

Alicia Vikander won Best Supporting Actress for The Danish Girl 

Mark Rylance won Best Supporting Actor for Bridge Of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road won six technical awards

Inside Out won Best Animated Feature Film 

Amy, about the late Amy Winehouse, won Best Documentary Feature 

Son Of Saul won Best Foreign Film 

Sam Smith won Best Original Song for Writing’s On The Wall, Spectre