by Sandy Zimmerman
Views of the Academy Award’s By Sandy Zimmerman (Photos by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (Hollywood, California) and Rhett Nielson (Las Vegas, Nevada)
Every year we experience a bird’s-eye view of the Academy Award’s nominees, view their films, root for our favorites and wait for the moment the envelope is opened to discover the winners.
Part of the excitement of this event is seeing what the stars are wearing especially at the 88th Academy Awards. Las Vegas has the privilege of participating in the Academy Awards Oscar Night Las Vegas-style red carpet at the Palms Hotel and Casino, held in the lobby of the Brenden Theater’s complex.
We see some of the most expensive, the most luxurious, extravagant and daring fashions worn by the nominees and other celebrities at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood and here along the Las Vegas Red Carpet.
Academy Award winner (Best Actress-Silver Lining Playbook-2012) Jennifer Lawrence, was nominated the fourth time for Best Actress for her role in “Joy”. This made Jennifer the second-youngest Best Actress Oscar winner ever. Lawrence garnered two more Golden Globe Award wins and Academy Award nominations for her performances in Russell’s comedy-dramas American Hustle (2013) and Joy (2015).
Jennifer’s stunning see-through sheer lace boutique with a plunging neckline, adorned in black feathers and form fitting black gown.
Olivia Wilde- actress, model, producer, activist- wore a white gown with a plunging neckline by Valentino Haute Couture. Known as Dr. Remy, in “Thirteen”, Hadley on House (2007-12) as well as Tron: Legacy (2010), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), Her (2013), Drinking Buddies (2013), and Rush (2013). She also has a recurring role in HBO’s rock ‘n’ roll drama series. Lady Ga Ga walked the red carpet attending the event because she was schedule to perform. Lady Ga Ga’s white Brandon Maxwell jumpsuit gown brought her the
Charlize Theron wore a crimson gown with a deep plunge and slinky straps by
Dior- Haute Couture. Charlize Theron, born in South African, is an actress, producer and fashion model. She has starred in The Devil’s Advocate (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), and The Cider House Rules.
From the Las Vegas Academy Awards red carpet, Lauri Thompson (Board of Directors of VARIETY- Children’s Charity, Southern Nevada,) walked the Red Carpet at the Palm’s Resort, Las Vegas. Lauri wore a form-fitting gorgeous blue gown with golden brocade overlay accents.
As I interviewed the celebrities along the Red Carpet, many of them mentioned they were happy to be at the Academy Awards for the benefit of Variety, the Children’s Charity of Southern Nevada. It was a great cause to add the meaning of giving to the event. www.varietysn.org
Variety Southern Nevada has served more than 20,000 special needs children and raised and distributed more than $7,000,000 in grants and specialized equipment in our community. Variety The Children’s Charity of Southern Nevada was founded in 1950 with the mission to build and staff what would be the first school in Southern Nevada for children with special needs.
Sandy Zimmerman is a Syndicated Columnist, Show/Film & Dining Reviewer, Travel Writer, Photographer, and Talk Show Host of the Las Vegas Today Show programs and Discover the Ultimate Vacation travel specials. firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 702-731-6491.