LOS ANGELES – Leave it to a room of A-list performers and movie industry heavyweights to create one of the most drama-filled Oscars night ever. The 89th Academy Awardswill go down in entertainment history, capped off by the most awkward statue presentation since the 2015 Miss Universe pageant. Sorry Steve Harvey, I had to bring it up again.
Controversy and memes of stunned celebrities’ reactions aside, the evening was a celebration of Hollywood glamour and diversity. Here are my observations from the show.
Justin Timberlake was amazing opening the show and did you see him on the red carpet with wife Jessica Biel? Talk about #couplegoals.Jimmy Kimmel has grown into a great presenter, who had me laughing and crying for most of the night. If the rumors of him retiring from his late night show when his contract is up are true, it would be a shame.
How inspiring were the cast of “Hidden Figures?” It was an extremely touching moment to honor the real-life inspiration of the film NASA physicist, Ms. Katherine Johnson on stage.
Emma Stone looked flawless in Givenchy. I can’t believe she was in the Amazing Spider-Man!.
Best & Worst Dressed
From L to R: Emma Stone (Givenchy); Kirsten Dunst (Dior Haute Couture); Nicole Kidman (Armani Privé); Taraji B. Henson (Alberta Ferretti); Viola Davis (Armani); Chrissy Teigen (Zuhair Murad)
From L to R: Octavia Spencer (Marchesa); Scarlett Johansson (Azzedina Alaia); Michelle Williams (Louis Vuitton); Halle Berry (Atelier Versace).
Granted, I would die if any one of these fashion houses outfitted me for a personal appearance, but suffice it to say, these choices just didn’t do it for me. Do you disagree or agree with my choices? Let me know in your comments.
Journalist/TV Host/TV personality, fashion designer and reality star Chanel Omari has come a long way in 29 years. After earning her bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism & Communications at Northeastern University, Omari worked in television production, writing, hosting and reporting for nearly a decade. Over the last ten years, Chanel worked for industry heavy-hitters including Donny Deutsch, Maury Povich, Bill Cunningham and Anderson Cooper.