By Andreana Holowatyj


Much like every other industry, movies and Hollywood work hard year round. Time is dedicated to make grand productions. Annually, the greatest production of all is a celebration to acknowledge the select films and individuals; this event is known to the world as the Academy Awards, or the Oscars.

This enchanted evening, in its 84th year, was accompanied with a million dollar question- “Who are you wearing?”

Coverage of the awards ceremony promptly began as guests filled the infamous Kodak Theatre.

Whether it be Tina Fey sporting a custom Carolina Herrera gown, Viola Davis in gorgeous Vera Wang, Michelle Williams with Louis Vuitton, or even Cameron Diaz wearing a stunning Gucci dress, a significant part of this evening is dedicated towards naming those designer labels. Even men are asked about their sharp tuxedoes.

The five seconds of fame each guest attributed to their outfit by naming the brand of their dress or suit stirs buzz for the designer. Behind each ensemble is weeks of preparation, tailoring, and for women, the most difficult decision of which dress to choose for this significant occasion.

In the days that follow the Academy Awards, magazines fill spreads with the best and worst dressed. Morning talk shows gossip about favorite pieces and those that failed to impress. Even Facebook is littered with opinionated statuses. For in the fashion world, it can mean almost as much to be known as ‘Best Dressed’ as it does to be awarded an Oscar.

When it comes to the actual event, there was even more anticipation to learn of the coveted Best Picture title. This year, that award went to the silent film, “The Artist.” While it stood against many other worthy competitors such as “Moneyball,” “The Help,” and “Hugo,” its unique ability to draw in audiences brought in this distinguished award.

Throughout the evening, many others experienced life-changing moments. Whether it be Meryl Streep walking away with her third Oscar after 17 nominations over her career, or Christopher Plummer becoming the oldest Supporting Actor winner at 82 years of age, it was a memorable night for all involved. At the end of the evening, as all guests dissipated to the after-parties, the curtains closed one final time. That is at least until next year.