Every single year!! Every single year, I forget about the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Palm Springs rolls around right before the Golden Globes, and many, many celebrities make the short trek to Palm Springs for some Oscar campaigning in the warm, arid air every year. The film festival makes the celebrities dress up too: there’s an opening night gala, and red carpet events throughout the festival. Most celebrities are in town for Globes, so every year, the festival is really well attended. Saoirse Ronan is being honored for her (wonderful) work in Lady Bird, and she wore this tragic Gucci gown to the opening night ceremony. I hate this gown with a passion, but I love her. Her hair is interesting these days – with this cut and color, she reminds me of someone. Who? Like… a young Sarah Paulson? Combined with Evan Rachel Wood?
Also in attendance at the opening night of Palm Springs: literally every possible Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee. Best Supporting Actress is LIT this year. Many think that Laurie Metcalf has the best chance as “the mom” in Lady Bird. She was wonderful too. She wore Christian Siriano and she seems to be having a great time.
Allison Janney will be competitive for I, Tonya (she plays Tonya’s mom). She wore Lela Rose.
Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji. Octavia will be competitive for The Shape of Water. I like that Octavia knows her body, and she sticks with Tadashi Shoji for most red carpet looks. She looks great! This is honestly one of my favorite dresses from this event, I would love to own this dress.
Mary J. Blige will be competitive for Mudbound! She wore Elie Saab, which… I’m not crazy about, but it’s fine.
Holly Hunter has an outside chance of getting nominated for The Big Sick, which I loved and I am pretty much a Holly Hunter Superfan, so I want MOAR HOLLY. She happily posed with Kumail Nanjiani.
Photos courtesy of WENN.