The Oscar luncheon brought out high fashion, bowling shirts & wigs

Oscars 2020 Nominees Luncheon

One of my favorite events – just for photos – during the awards season is the Oscar nominees luncheon. It’s a great event where Oscar nominees from all categories are invited to a lowkey luncheon and photoshoot. They do the “class photo” of all the nominees, and usually there are tons of press outlets there so the acting nominees get to do one last dash of publicity. One of the reasons I love the photos from this event is because there’s no real dress code, and it’s funny to see what people wear. Some people – usually first-time nominated actresses like Florence Pugh – go all out in a cocktail dress with full hair & makeup. Some people – like Quentin Tarantino – show up in a bowling shirt and call it a day. So, let’s enjoy these photos. Florence here is wearing Monse. I wonder if she felt overdressed a tad? It’s fine – I find it charming that she wanted to get it right.

Oscars 2020 Nominees Luncheon

I have a very important question: is Brad Pitt wearing a wiglet?!? Is he wearing extensions?! Why does his hair look like this and is this his Oscar wig??

Oscars 2020 Nominees Luncheon

Oscars 2020 Nominees Luncheon

Renee Zellweger is wearing what I would wear for this kind of thing – smart trousers, a white blouse and a jacket in case I get cold. I probably would swap out the jacket for a cardi. This is all Tom Ford, apparently. Renee is totally marching towards her second Oscar and… it is what is. I don’t think she deserves it for Judy, but I’ve made my peace with it.

Oscars 2020 Nominees Luncheon

Charlize Theron went all out in this chic Dior look. She looks like a French schoolgirl in 1956.

Oscars 2020 Nominees Luncheon

Leonardo DiCaprio wearing shades on the carpet? Sorry, it had to happen. What’s weird is that I actually think he’s totally deserving of an Oscar for his OUATIH performance.

Oscars 2020 Nominees Luncheon

Cynthia Erivo in Louis Vuitton. The gossip going around is that she’s the reason why Lena Waithe’s marriage fell apart. Maybe she thinks dressing like Ms. Roper will distract us from the homewrecking!

Oscars 2020 Nominees Luncheon

Greta Gerwig in Gucci. I would wear this minus the tie.

Oscars 2020 Nominees Luncheon

I told you Quentin was wearing a bowling shirt.

Oscars 2020 Nominees Luncheon

Bong Joon-ho is so sassy.

Oscars 2020 Nominees Luncheon

My nemesis Laura Dern in Oscar de la Renta. I HATE IT. I hate it because she’s wearing it!

Oscars 2020 Nominees Luncheon

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. olala says:

    Florence overdressed. The rest of the ladies nailed it minus the tie

    • Jegede says:

      Agreed on Florence.👍

      Charlize Theron got it on the best.

    • lucy2 says:

      I kind of like Florence’s, but it’s a bit too much for this event.
      Renee’s look is my favorite.

    • schmootc says:

      She’s overdressed, but I think this is the only thing I’ve ever seen by Monse that I don’t hate/actually like, which is a miracle. They’re kinda awful, but this is lovely and the color is a punch!

    • SM says:

      As much as I have seen Florence, overdressing is her thing. Did you see her eat 11 british dishes on Vogue. She was doing that in big puff bright yellow sleeves. So this is fine. The colour is real nice. I love Charlize’s hair but that outfit looks dated. I think Rene probably nailed it best from this company. And Brad either needs a new stylist/hair and face person or he should get one asap if this was his decission

    • Carol says:

      Really? I liked Florence’s dress. In fact I liked every single lady’s outfit which usually isn’t the case.

  2. Anita says:

    I’m loving Florence’s bitch face in these pics. She looks badass.

    • Lady Baden-Baden says:


    • BellaBella says:

      She reminds me of a young Kathleen Turner. I think she is beautiful and enormously talented. Hope she has a long long career like Judy Dench!

      • Kco says:

        Here, I think she looks like a cross between Amber Heard and someone else, I cant put my finger on it!

    • (TheOG)@jan90067 says:


      For me, it’s Renee for the win. I would SO wear this everywhere (it’s basically my go-to outfit for casual “nice” anyway lol).

      • Anita says:

        Really? I feel like her being overdressed might make her feel more “above it all” or something…in a good way, though. I don’t know, im sure I’m projecting but im finding her whole vibe/mood very inspiring to my aloof self. Makes me feel like it might be ok to embrace my bitchy self more… like not everyone wants to smile and be nice and friendly and that’s okay.

  3. Lucy says:

    RZ and Bong Joon-ho are my faves out of the bunch. Leo looks nice, too. And so does Florence! It might be a bit much for this sort of event, but that’s fine because she looks lovely.

  4. SomeChick says:

    Quit making us defend Laura Dern! What did she ever do to you? TBH this is one of her better looks. It fits her well, it’s not overdone or bizarre, and she clearly likes it.

    I think Florence looks lovely.

    I like the necktie (and the entire look) and love the cranberry color. I do see whatthe designer was going for. But, I would not wear it. 😉

    Charlize and Renee look great.

    Can hardly wait for the red carpet!

    • Jackie O'Glasses says:

      All of us have celebrities we irrationally hate, but LD is no GooP. She’s been around for a long time and has been in so many great movies (Wild at Heart, Blue Velvet, Citizen Ruth, just to name a few). Time to let up, damn.

      • smcollins says:

        Yes to Citizen Ruth! I LOVE that movie and is definitely one of my favorites of LD’s. I love her quirky style and think she looks great. She’s so tall and slender that she can pull off these types of looks. Finally saw Marriage Story and while, yes, there are hints of her Renata character from BLL she was as still fantastic (as was everyone, all of their noms were well-deserved).

    • BellaBella says:


      • tempest prognosticator says:

        I get where Kaiser is coming from. I don’t care for Laura Dern. Not sure why. I think it’s because she’s always chewing up the scenery when she acts. No subtlety. Imho.

  5. JemimaLeopard says:

    Been thinking the same about Brad’s hair for a while – I think there’s a weave and / or pieces going on in front and at the crown. It’s looking a little overdone tbh. Also I know you hate LD but I love that whole outfit.

    • Jane says:

      He’s only 56 and his face is soooo wrinkled! The golden god hair distracts from the turkey neck.

      • Elisa says:

        It looks like he lost a lot of weight and it shows in his face / neck.
        Also, Rene Zellweger looks incredible, I love her outfit!

    • Sharon says:

      Brad’s hair has been off this whole time. I haven’t a clue what he’s doing, but whatever it is, it must stop. Is he using his bad hair dayS to detract from some kind of mess in plastic surgery department. He just doesn’t look like himself. Rant over.

  6. Lara says:

    Brad gets his wiglets from the same place as Kate Middleton

  7. Lisa says:

    Love what Renee is wearing. Just right for a luncheon.

    • josephine says:

      She is my favorite as well. She looks elegant, comfortable, just perfect.

    • Agirlandherdog says:

      Those shoes are AMAZING.

      • Pandakeeper says:

        I was going to say that! The fit f Renee’s outfit and those amazing shoes= Fantastc

        Florence looks beautiful. That’s not the easiest color to rock, either.

    • Rene almost always nails it. Love her acting and her fashion sense. I was looking through a book on Oscar fashion through the years and her choices hold up very well. Timeless instead of the fad of the moment. Love Charlize’s and Bong Joon-ho looks here too.

    • Claudia says:

      Renee’s is perfect. I’d wear that everywhere.

  8. Mia4s says:

    Florence looks lovely, but that’s so clearly an evening dress. She overdressed (I did the underdressed thing at an event once, so embarrassing!!) but she’s owning it and looks great, so what the hell!!

    Mr. Roper the homewrecker!! 😂 Perfect!

  9. Lady Baden-Baden says:

    Totally agree with you on Leo, Kaiser. Can’t stand him but begrudgingly admit he deserves the nomination if not the award for OUATIH. I thought he was outstanding, so much better than Brad Pitt (but mainly cos I hated Pitt’s character. We’re supposed to think he’s cool for maybe killing his wife because… she NAGGED a lot?! WTF?)

    Also Renee looks excellent. And I can’t stand her either.

    • Jane says:

      Is that really in the story?! Grrr. I love QT’s directing, but his hatred of women — always casting them as the root cause of all problems — is maddening.
      Every woman character in Pulp Fiction ruined everything: Mia took the drugs, the girl robber wimped out, the French gf forgot the watch, QT’S wife was on her way home from work thus making everyone freak out. It was always the woman!

      • Lady Baden-Baden says:

        Jane – it’s kept deliberately vague, but he certainly hints at this, yes. The ending is even more maddening from that perspective – rather than let the woman save the day, he has Brad Pitt do it. It was a perfect opportunity to finally give Sharon Tate a voice and some form of artistic vengeance. Disappointing.

  10. Eliza_ says:

    Renee’s stiff red carpet looks do nothing for me normally, but in suiting it’s divine.

  11. Astrid says:

    Wow, I like a majority of the outfits. Usually event dressing brings out the worst in designers

  12. Snazzy says:

    I really like Charleze’s outfit!! But actually I like everyone’s looks here. Can’t even hate on the Pittwig. It is what it is

  13. Coz' says:

    Good lord, Charlize Theron looks amazing. I love love love this whole look.

  14. Normades says:

    Queen Charlize ftw as usual.

    Though I like all the looks on the ladies (even the tie).

  15. smcollins says:

    Not so sure BP is wearing a wiglet as much as it looks like it’s in that bad stage of growing it out. Looks like Leo is furthering his transformation into Jack Nicholson with the red carpet shades, but he’s definitely one of the few who can actually get away with it.

  16. Esme says:

    Di Caprio looks good – but not botoxed or thinner/more buff. I’m amazed. Is it all down to the power of sunglasses? I shall have to wear mine more often!

  17. Originaltessa says:

    I love how Leo is morphing into Jack Nicholson. Florence Pugh is stunning. Every angle of her face gives you something interesting to look at. Just saw Midsommar and am having a Florence moment. She was so incredible in that movie. J Law look out.

    • lucy2 says:

      I watched Midsommar recently too, it was crazy, but she was good in it! She was also good in a mini-series with Michael Shannon and Alexander Skarsgard called the Little Drummer Girl.

  18. Valerie says:

    Bong Joon-ho has magnificent hair. And his shoes look so comfortable!

    • Tiffany says:

      Right ???!!!! You can’t see it in these photos but he has grey streaks that look awesome.

      It makes me proud of mine.

  19. MellyMel says:

    Renee looks great and I really want those shoes! And totally agreed about Leo. His performance in OUATIH was really good. Better than Brad’s imo, so it’s interesting that Brad seems to be the favorite in his category. But I’m biased cause Leo is one of my favorite actors.

    • Originaltessa says:

      Leo can act circles around Brad. I don’t think that’s ever been up for debate. Whatever you say about Leo, at the end of the day he is an incredible actor, imo.

  20. Kate says:

    If Lena Waithe cheated on her wife isn’t she the reason why her marriage fell apart – not the other woman?

  21. Kikks says:

    I dont think brad hair is wig. He probs lucky in hair department. Natural blond just a bit of colouring. I hope he wins this one as well. I think they all look good some better than others.

  22. Charfromdarock says:

    Brad looks like someone else to me but I just can’t place it. I don’t know if that makes any sense.

  23. Tiffany says:

    I will say this for Leo, he always shows up for his promotions dressed like he did not roll out of bed and put on the first thing he found on the floor. He takes that part of it seriously, knows it is apart of his job and I will never fault him for that.

    And he is now officially Jack Nicholson. Now all he needs is a little bit of Jack’s humor and self awareness and it will be complete.

    And go Boon Joon-ho, just because I want Parasite to win everything.

  24. AnnaKist says:

    Oh my god! MRS ROPER. I think I just wee’d in my knickers… 😂😂😂

  25. penguin says:

    Love Renee’s look. Its appropriate and she looks good. Charlize is rocking it but I’d hate it one anyone without her poise. Florence’s dress is beautiful (as is she) but totes over-dressed (would have been great to see something like this at the Globes).

    • Alinya says:

      Ugh I just Know Florence P gonna bring her questionable boo Zach Braff.

      I’m just gonna say my cousin has worked on a film w/him…he was creepin on Joey whatshername who isn’t even old enough to drink right now…oh and this was YEARS AGO. I do not like him, & he has a thing for much younger women. Florence RUNNNNN

  26. Veronica S. says:

    I actually like most of the outfits here, minus Quentin who didn’t bother to try. Which is….obnoxious.

    Renee is really digging those pumps, isn’t she? I think it’s the second or third time we’ve seen her wear them. Don’t blame her. They’re great heels.

  27. Sumodo1 says:

    Laura Dern FTW. C’mon people! The late 70’s idea of glam that spewed back up in the 90s. Leath-uh!

  28. BeanieBean says:

    Is that a lobster on Cynthia Erivo’s shoulder?

  29. Barbiem says:

    Lena Waithe is the reason Lena Waithe’s marriage fell apart.

  30. L4frimaire says:

    I like Renee and Charlize’s looks the best. Tarantino looks a mess. Cynthia Erivo is always so quirky , to put it mildly.

  31. Catting says:

    Thought Laura looked awesome until I saw the boots 🙁

  32. Danielle Shapero-Rudolph says:

    Oh Kaiser! I literally spit up my coffee laughing so hard when I read “My nemesis Laura Dern in Oscar de la Renta. I HATE IT. I hate it because she’s wearing it!”. You speak TRUTH!!!!

  33. L says:

    Lena Waithe’s marriage failed because she failed to “keep it in her pants” stop blaming the other woman the same as you would if she had been married to a man!

  34. Onemoretime says:

    Mrs Roper would never home wreck. Unless it was her own home!!!

  35. Madi says:

    Renee looks amazing. Love the shoes, pants, coat, everything. The rest of them…….lol!

  36. Alinya says:

    Brad Pitt looks like….a wax figure of Brad Pitt…

    Greta looks like she’s growing out her natural brunette hair & leaving the platinum blonde short hair behind from of her Manic-Pixie-Dream-Girl character/actress days. I like it, she’ll look good w/her OG hair shade

    tho Girl, you know he (Noah Yawn Baumbach) gonna replace you by age 40 (that’s what, 3 yrs away for her?) What’s that saying, you lose them how you get them? Curious to be loud about being pro-ladies feminism blah blah but man I can’t get over how this woman would run off with a guy who is with her, while his wife giving birth to his first child…IN REAL TIME. That would haunt me…not that I’d ever be cruel enough to do what they did smh lol

    also I always side eyed Lena Waithe…something was off when she talked…Cynthia, nooo! BUT just like w/GG above, it’s important to remember it TAKES TWO TO TANGO! Both parties wreck the home.

  37. Athena says:

    Laura Dern looks like a posh fire hydrant

    That’s all I got 😂😂