Albeit a little delayed, the 2021 Academy Awards has finally arrived. While upwards of 600 journalists tune in to the lauded ceremony via Zoom, a flurry of celebrities and filmmakers have descended to Union Station and Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The 93rd Academy Awards was not without its controversy – the dress code is “a fusion of inspirational and aspirational” (no casual attire permitted) while acceptance speeches are to be done in person only.
Nonetheless, the in-person soirée is welcomed following months of glitchy Zoom calls and lavish designs that can only be viewed from the torso up. Instead Carey Mulligan shined in a voluminous two-piece gown, Regina King resembled a glittering blue butterfly and Andra Day was of course a vision for her very first Oscars nomination. And quietly, Amanda Seyfried has become a style icon this awards season.
Whether you’re simply here for the style or a film enthusiast (or both), the Oscars has sound the return of normality if only for a fleeting evening. As Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern agreed in unison on the red carpet, “We’re just happy to be out of the house.”
Scroll below for all the looks from the Oscars 2021 red carpet.