“How are they going to make up the time lost from not having a host?” You’re asking. The answer is ‘incredibly long montages that take place before the nominations are announced’. It’s going to be a long night.
Regina King is up next, presenting best supporting actor. Her speech is her just listing supporting actors she likes, which seems like a fairly novel way to postpone the foregone conclusion we’re all expecting.
That’s it from the red carpet. Flash trends: metallic Jessica Rabbit dressing, as seen on ScarJo. Power sleeves. A (soupçon) of sustainability. There were serious fashion statements, from Spike Lee and Nathalie Portman, and a pair of alarming pockets. Till next year!
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Steve Martin and Chris Rock are up next, not really hosting (although they have both hosted before), but doing a vaguely monologuey thing.
Now she’s making Brie Larson go, “La la la.” Now she’s lying on the floor. This is like that time the guy who operated the fireworks display pressed the wrong button and set all the fireworks off at the same time. Like this …
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In the time it took me to write that, she changed into a Midsommar outfit. I think Janelle Monáe just gave me a nosebleed.
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She’s in the audience already, singing straight at Tom Hanks. And now, for the second part of this medley, she’s singing a rewritten version of Come Alive that references all the films that have been nominated this year. And for the third part she’s singing I’m still standing with Billy Porter. And for the fourth part she’s singing Come Alive again. I guess what I’m trying to say is that it’s a lot.
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And here we go. Janelle Monae is the first woman we see onscreen, singing the theme tune to Mr Rogers.
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Obviously, I am as in love with Brad Pitt as the next person. But he is not giving me much to say about his lewk. It’s another “Brad Pitt looks handsome in classic tuxedo” shocker. I’m sure he didn’t choose it himself, just as he probably doesn’t write his own speeches. But that (smize) is all his own.
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Charlize Theron in custom-made Dior is going for full-on goddess vibes here: single shoulder-baring dress (no one say “Tracy Brabin”) and full-on party leg. A definite highlight.
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Sure the mullet needs a bit of a trim, but Brad Pitt in Bironi is the most Brad Pitt-ish look we’ve had on the red carpet this season. Translation: he knows he’s going to take home that statuette.
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