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Hairstyles At 2009 Best Actress Oscars

Ever since Kate Winslet won the 2009 Golden Globe award for both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress for her roles in The Reader and Revolutionary Road (Best Actress) there has been speculation about how her double Golden Globe win might impact her chances for winning at the 2009 Oscars.

(Amy Adams at 2009 Golden Globe Awards - NBC - All Rights Reserved).

While I care about the various nominations and the winners of the awards, I care most deeply about the nominees, especially the females, and how they will wear their hair for the Red Carpets.

About one hour ago the nominations for the 2009 Academy Awards were announced and even though Kate was nominated in the Best Actress category, she was nominated for the film The Reader rather than Revolutionary Road which is what she won her Best Actress Golden Globe for.

Odd but definitely interesting.  The Academy apparently felt her work in Revolutionary Road was not worthy of either a Best Actress or Best Supporting Actress since she won a nod only for The Reader.

Even more telling is the fact that Leonardo DiCaprio, her leading man in Revolutionary Road was not even nominated for any awards.

Long time Hollywood watchers might think this sequence of nomination actions would signal that Kate Winslett is no longer the odds on favorite for winning the Best Actress Oscar.

The good news for the Best Supporting Category for the Oscars is the fact Kate was not included.  This eliminates one strong contender for the current list of 2009 Oscar nominees which now stands as Amy Adams for Doubt, Penelope Cruz for Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Viola David for Doubt, Taraji P. Henson for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Marisa Tomei in The Wrestler.

In the Best Actress category you have Anne Hathaway for Rachel Getting Marrie, Angelina Jolie for Changeling, Melissa Leo for Frozen River,  Meryl Streep in Doubt and Kate Winslet for The Reader.

2009 Oscar Hairstyles

If you look at the Academy Awards from the viewpoint of hair, makeup, fashion and jewelry, the Oscars offer the various nominees a chance for a major "Do Over" after the Golden Globes.  Best supporting actress nominee Marissa Tomei (The Wrestler) was dissed badly by the fashion and hair police for her Gypsy Gone Bad fashion at the Golden Globes.  Will she heed the attacks and retool her entire look for the Oscars?

Angelina Jolie and Anne Hathaway (Best Actress nominees for Changling and Rachel Getting Married) looked spectacular in their gowns with perfect makeup and hairstyles for The Golden Globes.  Will they play it safe and copy their award winning Golden Globes or will they shake it up and go with an edgier look?

As far as Anne Hathaway goes, at this point in time she can do no wrong with her hair, her fashions or her acting.  Whether she wins one of the statues or not, just being included in the list with the actresses she is grouped with for Best Actress will leave a gold star on her acting resume for years to come.  She will always be known as a actress nominated for multiple awards.

Amy Adams was by many accounts the most gorgeously coiffed and dressed celebrity at the Golden Globes.  Her hair was resplendent with a new coat of shimmering deep red over her natural strawberry blonde tresses and she was stunning.  Celebrity hair colorist Jason Backe (Ted Gibson Salons) personally told me how gorgeous he thought Amy was with her new red hues.

The rest of the hair, fashion and beauty world agreed.  Amy seriously rocked it at the Golden Globes.  Will she blow it out again at the Oscars?  And what about her hair?  Will she wear it up or down around her shoulders as she did at the Golden Globes?

I personally think Meryl Streep looks amazing and is a great beauty.  She has shown less of a concern with all the Red Carpet glam and glitz but she is known to clean up nicely for the big award shows.  It will be interesting to see how she has her hair done for the Oscars.

One final thought on this topic.  Do you ever wonder if how the actresses are coiffed and dressed for The Golden Globes has any impact whatsoever with their nominations for The Oscars?  Of course if you talked to any of the people in The Academy who vote for the actresses they would probably deny that Red Carpet looks have zero bearing.  But seriously, when an actress walks down the carpet looking controversial or less glam than the typical movie star does that tarnish her image in the eyes of her peers?

Will we ever know?  Probably not, unless of course we get invited to join The Academy so that we can cast our own ballots.  What do you think?  Will the actresses who scored badly on the hair and fashion meters do it better at The Oscars?  Do you think bad hair and fashions can cause a bad reaction in the voting booths?  Let me know.

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