Sunday, March 11, 2012

Academy Awards 2012

As many of you know, I am a huge awards show junkie, which is why I was oh so excited that I was able to attend the Academy Awards Red Carpet while I was in Los Angeles last month. A member of my friend Anna's family attends the Oscars every year, and he was able to get us seats in the bleachers right next to the carpet! It was probably one of the best times I've ever had.
This is going to be a bit of a photo-heavy post, and not of the outfit variety, so bear with me! Also, these were taken on everything from my video camera to my Blackberry, so forgive the varying sizes and quality.

Good Morning Oscar! We had to arrive at the Red Carpet for 8am to go through security and get our passes! It was absolutely freezing, so I wore a Wilfred silk trench coat and a sweater over my dress!
In the morning the carpet is filled with international camera crews, most of whom have to leave the carpet before 11am. We were interviewed by media outlets from all over the world, including China, Australia and Armenia.

The stars began to arrive around 2pm. Tim Gunn was the first person to show up (other than GMA's Robin Roberts). He was super friendly, as you would expect.
Milla Jovavich's dress was one of my absolute favourites. The way it flowed when she walked was magical.I didn't love Rose Byrne's attitude, but I did like the back of her dress.
My fellow Canadian, Christopher Plummer, looked incredibly handsome in his navy velvet suit jacket.

Jessica Chastain was just as wonderful as I imagined she would be, but she's even more beautiful in real life. I didn't love her dress but I thought it really suited her. Behind her you can see Shailene Woodley in a white Valentino dress to her left, and Melissa McCarthy to her right.

I actually took this photo of John Corbet (A.K.A Aiden from Sex and the City!!) and didn't realize till later that Jennifer Lopez was also in it! The one thing about the red carpet that you don't see on tv is how the celebs are totally together like sardines at certain points of the carpet.

Gwyneth Paltrow was best dressed by FAR in my opinion. The effect of the cape in real life was breathtaking.. it was a true fashion moment.

It was total pandemonium when Brad and Anglina arrived on the carpet. It didn't show on tv, but they were actually super late and many of the tv hosts had actually gone inside or started packing up. Angelina was even more beautiful in real life, if that's possible.
So anyhow, I know that was a ton of pictures but thanks for sticking with me till the end! It was an amazing experience, followed by a fun night of watching the Oscars and then going out (after a quick outfit change) to a few afterparties.

 x E


  1. wow! thx for sharing with us!

  2. OHHHHHMYGOD. jealous person over here!!

  3. Oh my goodness, how amazing is that!?!? Thanks for sharing the photos. It must have been remarkable up close!

  4. WOWOWOWOeeeee!!!!!! Such fab pics!!! ANd I love your dress you are wearing!!! Killer outfit!! I love all the pics especially Borat and the J.Lo pics!!!!!
    You did awesome!!!!! mwah mwah
    Big kiss
    xo Beckerman girls

  5. Loved this post! How lucky were you to be able to be right next to the red carpet?! It's a once in a lifetime experience! Thanks for sharing : )

  6. this is amazing, you took some great pics! george clooney looking skyward in a silky black bowtie? perfect!! how did natalie portman's dress look in real life? from the pics, it seemed a little bit boring, but i guess it's classic, & the colour seemed great on her. I'm a big gwynnie fan too, that cape was awesome, SO her as well!

    Katie x

  7. OH my god I think I've never been this jealous in my whole life...You saw all those people with your own eyes I cant believe it! I could kill to see Natalie Portman and Christopher Plummer and, well kind of any of them... I love those pictures of Brad and Angelina, they seem so real in them!

  8. oh my god ! that's amazing !!!

  9. Man, you got some amazing pictures. You were pretty up close! I would've died if I saw Brangelina that close!

  10. Lucky! Looks like you had an amazing time!
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  11. So much amazingness and beauty in one post!!! You lucky girl :)

    xx from Montreal,


  12. Ok, those bleachers might not be all that glamourous but what a great spot for celebrity watching. And omg yes, Gwyneth Paltrow's outfit was STUNNING - minimalist, sleek but so impactful. She was hands down my favourite of the evening as well.

  13. wow, i really really enjoyed reading this post and looking at all the photos!!! you got really great pictures, and i must say i love them a lot -- really different from the posed red carpet photos we get. they are more real in a way. :)

    p.s. i love your dress!

    <3, Mimi
    Fashion To Figure Giveaway

  14. "I didn't love Rose Byrne's attitude, but I did like the back of her dress."
    What was her attitude?

  15. nice pictures


  16. Oh my word...this looks so exciting...I love all your up-close photos of the stars. Angelina has such a beautiful smile, and I loved the back of Rose's dress!

    Like that you're wearing a couple sizes up, the oversized look really is lovely on you.

    <3 cambria

  17. Wow, that must have been an amazing experience!
    Your outfit is beautiful, love that dress.

    xo Jony
    SHOUT-OUT to you

  18. so lucky!! great pictures
    I really loved milla's dress as well!

  19. wow wow so cool!!! I would be speechless!