Jenny Beavan heads to stage after winning her second Academy Award for best costume design. Usually, an applause is heard from the crowd. As Beavan walks past, however, she is snubbed by five Hollywood heavyweights. Was it the bedazzled leather jacket?
A cringeworthy video is circling via social media. The video captures Beavan walking past five men on her way to accept her Academy Award from nominated Australian actress Cate Blanchett. As she passes them, their eyes travel up and down. With stony faces, they sit, hands folded and with no one clapping, snubbing her as she walks past.
According to News.com.au, “Spotlight” director Tom McCarthy and “The Revenant” director Alejandro González Iñárritu were two of the five men who didn’t clap. The unimpressed expressions on their faces were caught on video for the world to see. The site makes mention that women in the crowd surrounding the five men cheer her and smile as she walked past.
A similar scenario occurred weeks before at the BAFTA awards. Beavan was similarly dressed and received her BAFTA for best costume design. Social media erupted when Stephen Fry referred to her as a “bag lady”. Tweets and comments followed Fry’s comments, with fans claiming her dress sense is not a concern. Instead, they note that her talent and accomplishments make more of an impression. Beavan won an Oscar in 1987 for her costume designs for “A Room with a View”. This driving force has been nominated a total of 8 times.
Instead, they note that her talent and accomplishments make more of an impression. Beavan won an Oscar in 1987 for her costume designs for “A Room with a View”. This driving force has been nominated a total of eight times.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Beavan is a middle-aged woman who does not concern herself with Hollywood trends and glam. The site comments on her reputation as a “cool rule breaker.” Beavan commented on her dress after the awards. “I am very happy to talk about it. I don’t do frocks and absolutely don’t do heels, I have a bad back.”
“I am very happy to talk about it. I don’t do frocks and absolutely don’t do heels, I have a bad back,” she said.
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