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Oscars 2021: Nominee H.E.R. wears beaded blue jumpsuit with Fight For You stitched on hood

H.E.R. was all about drama when she graced the red carpet of the 93rd annual Academy Awards on Sunday.

The 23-year-old songstress turned heads wearing a chic blue design by Dundas to the event, where she performed her Oscar-nominated track Fight For You from Judas And The Black Messiah.

The custom look teamed a sheer, beaded jumpsuit with a flowing shawl, long train and enchanting hood over her head.

Made for her: H.E.R. looked mesmerizing while at the 93rd annual Academy Awards on Sunday, where she donned a dazzling Dundas design with custom beading

A close-up revealed the name of her Oscar-nominated song beaded along the edge of the hood.

She let long raven waves cascade over one-shoulder and matched her signature tinted sunglasses to a plum-hued lip.

Leaning into the all blue theme, H.E.R. played up her eyes with some violet eyeshadow, thick lashes and a subtle wing.

It turns out the look had quite the regal inspiration.

The star was inspired by the look Prince wore to the 1985 Oscars, where he won Best Original Song for Purple Rain.

Details: A close-up revealed the name of her Oscar-nominated song Fight For You beaded into the hood

Details: A close-up revealed the name of her Oscar-nominated song Fight For You beaded into the hood

Stunning: The look teamed a sheer, beaded jumpsuit with a flowing shawl, long train and enchanting hood over her head

Glam: She let long raven waves cascade over one-shoulder and matched her signature tinted sunglasses to a plum-hued lip

Stunning: The look teamed a sheer, beaded jumpsuit with a flowing shawl, long train and enchanting hood over her head

Designer Peter Dundas told InStyle: ‘H.E.R. expressed how Prince has been a lifetime inspiration for her and had built the foundation for her musical identity.’

‘I wanted [it] to feel like armor — words have such great power and it’s impossible not to feel touched by the important and impactful message of strength and justice behind the song, especially given what is happening in the world right now.’

It would end up being an auspicious outfit for the star, who went on to win the evening’s Best Song Award.

Taking the stage, she gushed about how ‘grateful’ she was to not only win, but to be part of a ‘important, important story’ like Judas And The Black Messiah.

Joking about her influences on the funky track, the Best Part artists said: ‘All those days of listening to Sly And The Family Stone and Curtis Mayfield, they really paid off.’ 

Beaded beauty: The look teamed a sheer, beaded jumpsuit with a flowing shawl, long train and enchanting hood over her head

Beaded beauty: The look teamed a sheer, beaded jumpsuit with a flowing shawl, long train and enchanting hood over her head 

Flashback: The star was inspired by the look Prince wore to the 1985 Oscars, where he won Best Original Song for Purple Rain, above. She would go on to win herself

Flashback: The star was inspired by the look Prince wore to the 1985 Oscars, where he won Best Original Song for Purple Rain, above. She would go on to win herself

H.E.R. also used the moment to address fellow artists, saying: ‘Musicians, filmmakers, I believe we have an opportunity and a responsibility to me to tell the truth. And to write history the way that it was. And how it connects us to today. And what we see going on in the world today…

‘Knowledge is power,’ she went on. ‘Music is power. And as long as I’m standing, I’m always going to fight for us. I’m always going to fight for my people and what is right. That’s what music and storytelling does.’

The 2021 Oscars are a far more intimate affair than years past. 

This year COVID restrictions have whittled the VIP guest list down to only 170 people, from the usual 3,000. 

Gracious: Taking the stage, she gushed about how 'grateful' she was to not only win, but to be part of a 'important, important story' like Judas And The Black Messiah

Gracious: Taking the stage, she gushed about how ‘grateful’ she was to not only win, but to be part of a ‘important, important story’ like Judas And The Black Messiah

Power of art: H.E.R. also used the moment to address fellow artists, saying: 'Musicians, filmmakers, I believe we have an opportunity and a responsibility to me to tell the truth. And to write history the way that it was. And how it connects us to today. And what we see going on in the world today'

Power of art: H.E.R. also used the moment to address fellow artists, saying: ‘Musicians, filmmakers, I believe we have an opportunity and a responsibility to me to tell the truth. And to write history the way that it was. And how it connects us to today. And what we see going on in the world today’

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is hosting the delayed ceremony at the historic Union Station in LA, where socially distanced movie stars can go mask-free while on-camera or seated in the main show room. 

Sticking to a ‘No Zoom’ policy unlike other shows that have taken place this awards season, Academy organizers have teased a ‘British hub’ for UK actors who are unable to make it in person, as well as another rumored ‘surprise location.’

During a year that saw movie theatres closed due to the pandemic, there were eight new films that did manage to impress Academy voters enough to be in contention for Hollywood’s biggest award, the Oscar for Best Picture (last year there were nine nominees in the category.) 

Competitors include The Father, Judas And The Black Messiah, Mank, Minari, Nomadland, Promising Young Woman, Sound of Metal, and The Trial Of The Chicago 7.

93RD ACADEMY AWARDS WINNERS

Best Picture

The Father

Judas and the Black Messiah

Mank

Minari

Nomadland – WINNER

Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Picture: The Trial of the Chicago 7 is one of the eight films nominated

Best Picture: The Trial of the Chicago 7 is one of the eight films nominated

 

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Andra Day – The United States vs Billie Holiday

Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman

Frances McDormand – Nomadland

Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman

 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy

Olivia Colman – The Father

Amanda Seyfried – Mank

Youn Yuh-jung – Minari – WINNER

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Olivia Colman is up for her role in The Father

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Olivia Colman is up for her role in The Father

Best Music (Original Score)

Da 5 Bloods

Mank

Minari

News of the World

Soul – WINNER

 

Best Animated Short Film

Burrow

Genius Loci

If Anything Happens I Love You – WINNER

Opera

Yes-People

 

Best Live Action Short Film

Feeling Through

The Letter Room

The Present

Two Distant Strangers

White Eye

 

Best International Feature Film

Another Round – WINNER

Better Days

Collective

The Man Who Sold His Skin

Quo Vadis, Aida?

Best Sound: Greyhound - a war film starring Tom Hanks - is up for the gong

Best Sound: Greyhound – a war film starring Tom Hanks – is up for the gong 

Best Sound

Greyhound

Mank

News of the World

Soul

Sound of Metal  – WINNER

 

Best Cinematography

Judas and the Black Messiah

Mank – WINNER

News of the World

Nomadland

The Trial of the Chicago 7  

 

Best Music (Original Song)

H.E.R. – Fight for You – Judas and the Black Messiah – WINNER

Hear My Voice – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Husavik – Eurovision Song Contest

Io Si (Seen) – The Life Ahead

Speak Now – One Night in Miami…

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is vying for the award

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is vying for the award

 Best Director  

Thomas Vinterberg – Another Round

David Fincher – Mank

Lee Isaac Chung – Minari

Chloé Zhao – Nomadland – WINNER

Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman

 

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal

Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Anthony Hopkins – The Father

Gary Oldman – Mank

Steven Yeun – Minari 

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah – WINNER

Leslie Odom, Jr. – One Night in Miami…

Paul Raci – Sound of Metal

Lakeith Stanfield – Judas and the Black Messiah

 

Best Animated Feature Film

Onward

Over the Moon

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Soul – WINNER

Wolfwalkers

Best Animated Feature Film:  A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is nominated

Best Animated Feature Film:  A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is nominated

Best Costume Design

Emma

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – WINNER

Mank

Mulan

Pinnochio

 

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

The Father – WINNER

Nomadland

One Night in Miami…

The White Tiger

 

Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman – WINNER

Shaka King and Will Berson – Judas and the Black Messiah

Lee Isaac Chung – Minari

Darius Marder and Abraham Marder – Sound of Metal

 Aaron Sorkin – The Trial of the Chicago 7

 

 

Best Documentary Feature

Collective

Crip Camp

The Mole Agent

My Octopus Teacher – WINNER

Time

Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Judas and the Black Messiah is up for the gong

Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Judas and the Black Messiah is up for the gong

Best Documentary Short Subject

Colette – WINNER

A Concerto Is a Conversation

Do Not Split

Hunger Ward

A Love Song for Latasha

 

Best Film Editing

The Father

Nomadland

Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal – WINNER

The Trial of the Chicago 7

 

Best Production Design

The Father

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Mank – WINNER

News of the World

Tenet

 

Best Visual Effects

Love and Monsters

The Midnight Sky

Mulan

The One and Only Ivan

Tenet – WINNER

 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Emma

Hillbilly Elegy

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – WINNER

Mank

Pinocchio

 

 

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