Regina King won Best Supporting Actress at the Spirit Awards: shoo-in for the Oscar?

Regina King has been sweeping the awards season for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk. King so convincingly conveyed the determination and resolve of being a mom, and how that pushes you beyond your comfort zone. She won Best Supporting Female Actor at a very fun Independent Spirit Awards, hosting by Aubrey Plaza. You can see her acceptance speech here. The Spirit Awards were so great that they’re going to make The Oscars seem like even more of an interminable let down than usual. Beale Street also won Best Feature and Best Director last night for Barry Jenkins. It’s a shame that wonderful film wasn’t more recognized by the Academy.

Regina was in Valentino, in a cranberry colored pleated babydoll dress. I don’t like the shape of this gown, it looked like it had a too-wide skirt on camera. (I had to watch this streaming on my computer as my cable doesn’t include IFC so that’s probably why.) In fact it’s a skirt and a cape. It looks better in photos and from the side you can see the cape feature.



Presenter Laura Dern was in a white Azzedine Alaïa sweater dress. Her film The Tale was also nominated for Best First Feature, which went to Boots Riley for Sorry To Bother You. (That’s on Hulu, watch it! It’s weird and unlike any movie and I loved it.) This was kind of a staid look and could have been a little riskier, but it’s a decent choice for the Spirit Awards.

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Amanda Seyfried of First Reformed was in a white and gray Givenchy pantsuit that had a built-in silver sequin dickie. This is a great suit and I love the thin metallic belt. She had on weird pinkish red eyeshadow that ruined the whole look though. It looked worse on camera. Imagine that suit with a smokey eye and slicked back hair, it might have worked.



Roma’s Yalitza Aparicio presented in Spanish, which was really cool I appreciated that. She wore red Miu Miu. This was a great dress for the event. She wasn’t nominated at the Spirit Awards, which surprised me, but she’s up for Best Actress at The Oscars, so we’ll definitely see her tonight. Roma won Best International Film. Will it take Best Picture? I honestly don’t know! I’ve read conflicting takes on that. I wouldn’t be mad if it won, I just think it was too arty and long and not entertaining enough to be best picture.



Yalitza was there with her costar, Nancy Garcia.


Gemma Chan was gorgeous in a pink and gold sequin cap sleeve Miu Miu gown featuring lines of silver sequins and an open back. I’ve really enjoyed seeing her fashion this awards season. She’s such a risk taker and it almost always pays off. Her styling is perfect for this dress.



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  1. Lisa says:

    I love the Givenchy suit Amanda is wearing but it is totally wrong for her coloring and then the makeup further throws it off imo.

  2. Cali says:

    Regina is too gorgeous for that monstrosity. Gemma is perfection from head to toe, WOW.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Regina ( styled like this ) looks like she could be Rihanna’s auntie! Same kind of spellbinding eyes- wow!

      • Cali says:

        @NotSocialButterfly Wow, you’re right. She does resemble Rihanna, can’t believe I just see it now😍

  3. Lilla says:

    Shoo-in would be the way to express it. Comes from the action of “shooing” the chickens where you want them to go.

  4. Mia4s says:

    I’d love to see her win but I don’t think she’s a “shoo-in” at all. The fact the she was not nominated by SAG and BAFTA makes it far less certain than that. She’s still a good bet but I wouldn’t fall over from shock if she lost.

    If Roma wins that is HUGE. It’s a Netflix movie. That would signal a certain shift, welcome by some but not by many others, in the industry. Theatre owners will be FURIOUS if it wins.

    • Patty says:

      Netflix played it smart though. Unlike Mudbound, Beasts, etc – they did do an exclusive theater run for Roma prior to steaming it.

  5. Becks1 says:

    Gemma Chan looks stunning. Wow. Last weekend I fell down the Crazy Rich Asians rabbit hole (read the book on Friday night, and watched the movie Saturday night and maybe 4 other times since then.) I LOVE HER.

  6. Chaine says:

    Yalitza and Gemma are wow 😮 and Barry Jenkins also looks sharp. The others … unfortunate.

  7. Heat says:

    Yalitza looks so pretty in this. She couldn’t have been nominated at the Spirits because Roma only qualified for the International category.

    I kind of like that bedazzled bib on Amanda!

  8. Charfromdarock says:

    I love the colour of King’s dress. If the dress part was sleeker and there was more distinction between it and the cape, it would have worked better.

    *says the woman in yoga pants, tee and 3 day old ponytail 😉*

    • Ali says:

      Haha, right? I feel like that disclaimer should be on every comment I make on any of these fashion posts. Lol!

      Amanda’s look is my favorite and Gemma Chan is so beautiful.

    • Lucy2 says:

      I agree, the color is very pretty, but the shape is not.

      I like Yalitza’s except for the boob window.

  9. Patty says:

    @Celebitchy, Amanda’s movie is called First Reformed not Best Reformed. And it was one of the most original, and thought provoking movies I’ve seen in a while.

  10. horseandhound says:

    yalitza’s boobs are wow.

  11. Karen2 says:

    Unfortunately the entitled actresses from the Favorite have a good chance of walking away with all Oscars. Just goes to show how utterly phenomenal Halle Berrys win was all those years ago.

    • Patty says:

      I really don’t know what to make of this comment. Let’s not negate or skip over all of the talented black actors and actresses who have won Oscars since Halle. Also Halle’s Oscar won was a total joke. I thought she was awful in Monster’s Ball.

  12. Naddie says:

    What a bunch of beautiful women! Regina’s eyes always stand out whenever I see her. Amanda is perfection, looks like an angel, just like Gemma.