Saoirse Ronan wins Best Actress at Gotham Awards: is she the leading contender?

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The Oscar season is upon us, only no one is paying much attention. I think this lack of attentiveness will actually work in favor of some of the indie films and smaller performances, actually. Like, I think Saoirse Ronan has a really good shot at winning the Best Actress Oscar for Lady Bird, just because few of the other actress contenders have really come out and promoted the hell out of their films. Anyway, the Gotham Awards were held last night, and these are some of the photos from the makeshift red carpet. Big winners at the Gotham Awards included Saoirse Ronan for Best Actress, James Franco for Best Actor (blah), Jordan Peele for Breakthrough Director and Best Screenplay for Get Out, and Call Me By Your Name for Best Feature. You can see the full list of winners here. I’m including some of the “highlights” for fashion.”

Here’s Saoirse Ronan in Rodarte. I hate this. I think it’s more than possible that she’s saving her best stuff for the bigger shows though.

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Reese Witherspoon wore this little OscarDeLaRenta cocktail dress. Is it wrong that I love this? I love this. It’s a great dress to wear around Christmas, right? She looks like goth wrapping paper.

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Nicole Kidman in Altuzarra Spring 2018. Her style continues to be all over the place. I don’t like this at all – it’s beneath her to wear this blah, nothingburger dress.

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Margot Robbie in Saint Laurent. I think very highly of Margot’s beauty and her fashion sense, so this blah look makes me think that she’s saving the best stuff for the big awards shows, much like Saoirse.

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Allison Williams in Giambattista Valli Fall 2017. It’s got vintage-prom vibes. I wouldn’t hate this for an event in March or April, but it looks so off-season for almost-December.

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Rachel Weisz in Saint Laurent – I would love to see this without the shoulder pads, and with a cleaner cut around the midsection.

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Timothée Chalamet in velvet Berluti. I love velvet, and I love a guy who wears velvet.

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Garrett Hedlund in Dolce & Gabbana. He looks good.

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  1. Lucy says:

    Saoirse is giving me serious Blanchett vibes (this is a good thing). Love how both men look.

    • Sarah B says:

      Yes, I thought the same exact thing. A Baby Blanchett.

      And since when did Rachel Weisz’s face become Nigella Lawson?

  2. Nicole says:

    She’s by far the front runner. Lady Bird is a critical and commercial success. I don’t see her being beat based on performance.
    Seriously though go see Lady Bird. You’ll also fall in love with Beanie Feldstein who is great in her first big movie role.

    • third ginger says:

      My daughter and I cannot wait to see this. Glad you enjoyed it.

      • Nicole says:

        third ginger this is a GREAT movie to see with your daughter. I’m actually waiting to see this again with my mother over the holiday

    • Pedro45 says:

      I LOVED Lady Bird. It was funny and sad and sweet. The acting is fantastic.

    • lightpurple says:

      Lovely film with great performances by Saoirse, Beanie, Laurie Metcalf, Timothee, and Lucas Hedges.

    • lucy2 says:

      I saw it last night and enjoyed it – Beanie is really great! The whole cast is, and Saoirse should definitely get some award attention.

    • JulP says:

      I loved Lady Bird! Definitely cried at some points. I could relate to so much of the film, particularly Lady Bird’s relationship with her mother (the scene where she asks her mother if she likes her hit especially close to home).

      I’ve been a fan of Saoirse’s for years. I think she should have won the Oscar for her performance in Brooklyn so I am definitely rooting for her this year (though she’ll face some stiff competition from Frances McDormand — I saw Three Billboards last week and she was phenomenal, as was Sam Rockwell, another underrated actor).

      • dumbledork says:

        For those that have seen Ladybird, how old would you say you have to be to see it? I love taking my mature 12 year old to movies, but is she a little too young for this one?

      • Nicole says:

        Depends on how much you’ve talked about certain topics (like sex) to your 12 year old. There’s nothing graphic or anything but its a realistic coming of age movie. It deals with topics that teens deal with realistically. Its a judgement call

    • Bonzo says:

      I loved it too. Great storytelling and acting across the board.

  3. Bex says:

    I’d love Saoirse to win! I thought she was magnificent (but probably too subtle for Oscar voters) in Brooklyn. I have a feeling she’s going to be one of those who has 6 nominations by 30 and then get a make-up award though.

  4. monette says:

    Oh, Garrett, you hot hot HOT man candy, you!
    Huba Huba!

    that’s all I got :p

  5. rachel says:

    Ladybird is out in February in France. Agony. Anyway I love Ronan she’s a pure delight on screen. Frankly she should have one an oscar for Brooklyn instead of Brie Larson in Room.

  6. Kat says:

    I didn’t even recognize Allison Williams. She looks much older than her actual age. Is it the hair or makeup? And now I kinda of don’t like her bc of her connection to Lena Dumba**.
    Saoirse is beautiful.

  7. ORIGINAL T.C. says:

    Sorry to say @Kaiser but Saoirse Ronan goes for simple and whimsical, she’s not a fan of high fashion. She puts her foot down at being told to look more “Hollywood”. This dress is very much her style so you probably will be disappointed this season! I do however agree about Robbie, she’s going to go for it big time and will dress to impress.

  8. mia girl says:

    Love Saoires and happy she won.

    About Franco – haven’t see the film so can’t comment on his performance but I’m disappointed we are starting this particular award season, with everything that’s come to light about men in Hollywood/politics/press by giving an award to a guy who at 35 was trying to get with a teenage girl. I mean, ugh.

    • Anname says:

      Love Saoirse.
      Boo for Franco. I was rooting for Pattinson, but would have been fine with anyone but Franco for best actor.

      • JulP says:

        I’ve never really seen anything that Pattinson has been in, aside from Maps to the Stars and Lost City of Z (he was great in the latter). The hubby and I watched Good Time last week and holy shit he was amazing!! I was not expecting that kind of performance from him! I’m definitely hoping he gets an Oscar nom even though he’s a long shot, he certainly deserves it. And everyone should see Good Time, one of my top films of the year so far

  9. Lizzie says:

    i actually really like all of these dresses! i think the rodarte is very pretty and well tailored. margot robbie is so sexy.

    both men look incredible as well. garrett hedlund is styled by ilaria urbinati and even though she is a scientology adjacent whackadoodle – she is the best men’s stylist in the game.

  10. FishBeard says:

    Love Saoirse. I want her to win, but I’m so sick of twenty something actresses winning. There’s a major disparity in terms of age. She’s far more talented than the recent BA winners.

  11. Antoniette says:

    Gotham winners are chosen by 5 people. Literally LOL

  12. Parigo says:

    Saoirse should wear things like that green dress she had on for the 2016 Oscars. It made her look grown up and sexy which will help her transition to more adult roles. I hate Margot’s red carpet style. She always looks overdone and harsh.

  13. mary says:

    I just moved to Sacramento this year and I love it. Lady Bird takes place here and people are raving. I watched the trailer and wasn’t understanding the buzz or the plot?

    But so many people have raved to me personally and on here, I guess I will see it!

    • VirgiliaCoriolanus says:

      Hahaha, me too! the trailer is awful. It looked very generic to me, and nothing special.

      • mary says:

        I actually was in New York city last week and a fabulous queen overheard me talking about Sacramento and he stopped me and was like “you HAVE to see Lady Bird. It takes place in your hometown! It’s playing at the Angelika every hour.” So that started to peak my interest more.

        I watched the trailer and thought it look extremely boring but none the less, I will see it due to all these people saying it greats!

  14. Carol says:

    Reese for the win! Her dress, hair, and makeup look terrific.

  15. Mina says:

    It’s about time! She’s so talented.

  16. Sarah6 says:

    That Call Me By Your Name win for best feature was amazing. It’s also a box office hit so far. Hopefully in wide release it does well too. I like Nicole Kidman’s speech. She didn’t read off paper like most people and just winged it. And Timothee Chalamet’s speech was hysterical for shouting out Cardi B as a New York influence Besides names like Edie Falco and Al Pacino.

  17. bella says:

    I love all the fashion! It is a mixture of late ’80′s glam/early’90′s. We need more glam and I love the two Saint Laurent’s. I guess that YSL dropped the “Yves” because ??? People have no idea who Yves Saint Laurent was.