The Oscars 2015: The British lead the way for the prestigious award

The 86th Academy Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles

With the Oscar nominations being released on Thursday (January 15), everyone is flourished with excitement. Not just at who may win but what everyone is going to wear too. This is one of the most important events on the film and fashion calendar.

As the Oscars audience grows each year the stars are under a lot of pressure to look amazing, and not to make the dreaded worst dressed list. Also who can forget the famous selfie that was taken during the show last year? Which has now been retweeted 3,367,000 times, and we wonder if any such stunts will be taken this year, and who will be a part of it.

The British are leading the way in the Oscar nominations this year, which we are all thrilled about.  With Kiera Knightly, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Rosamund Pike and Felicty Jones all up the prestigious award we can only imagine the elegant frocks and tailored suits on the red carpet.

However before we delve into who we are looking forward to seeing and past fashion favourites let’s see who the nominations are:

Best Picture

American Sniper

Birdman

Boyhood

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Selma

The Theory of Everything

Whiplash

Best Actor

Steve Carell – Foxcatcher

Bradley Cooper – American Sniper

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game

Michael Keaton – Birdman

Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

Best Actress

Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night

Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything

Julianne Moore – Still Alice

Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl

Reese Witherspoon – Wild

Best Supporting Actor

Robert Duvall – The Judge

Ethan Hawke – Boyhood

Edward Norton – Birdman

Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher

JK Simmons – Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

Laura Dern – Wild

Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game

Emma Stone – Birdman

Meryl Streep – Into the Woods

Best Director

Alejandro G Inarritu – Birdman

Richard Linklater – Boyhood

Bennett Miller – Foxcatcher

Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Morten Tyldum – The Imitation Game

So who are we most looking forward to see? And we’re not on about collecting an award, we mean who will don the most elegant look? Who will shock crowds with a slightly too revealing outfit? Here’s our ones to watch:

Emma Watson at the 2014 Oscars, simple and stunning
Jennifer Lawerence at the 2014 Oscars...AMAZING.
Kiera Knightly at the 2006 Oscars in a daring Vera Wang dress
Lupita Nyong'o at the 2014 Oscars (still one of our favourite looks...ever)
Rosamund Pike at the 2006 Osars
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