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Women who rock at the Oscars

Women who rock at the Oscars

So, in the lead up to Hollywood’s night of nights, the Elvie team hand picked a few of our favourite female award winners. The tears, the dresses, the dance moves and the hunger pains are all reasons why we just love these leading ladies.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Our fave Elvie tester and Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow. She won Best Actress for Shakespeare in Love in 1999, just try not shed a tear when you watch her acceptance speech. Like the gracious woman she is, she thanked all her fellow female nominees. Not only did she win Best Actress, she still holds another award for best on the red carpet with her infamous pink Ralph Lauren dress. Ahh Gwynie, we just love you.

Kathryn Bigelow

While you may not recognise her name, Kathryn’s done big for women at the Oscars. She became the first and only woman (to date), to win the Oscar for Best Director with her film The Hurt Locker. Not only that, she beat her ex-husband James Cameron who was also nominated for best director on the night.


Jennifer Lawrence

With 4 nominations and a win for Best Actress in Silver Linings Playbook, Jennifer Lawrence is a real Oscar success. But what we love most is her non-Oscar behaviour. Whether it was her fall up the stairs when collecting her award or asking Ryan Seacrest if there was ‘any food’ on the red carpet and complaining ‘the show is so long’, we love J-Law for being, well...J-Law.

Halle Berry

Who could forget the Oscar speech Halle gave in 2002. When she won Best Actress for Monster’s Ball, she became the first black actress to win the award. Which is probably why she she was so emotional during her speech. We thought she was just amazing and 15 years later and we’re still reaching for the tissues.

Emma Stone

We just la la love Emma. She’s up for Best Actress for, you guessed it, La La Land. Could this be her first win? With all the excitement and awards for the film and her recent win for Best Leading Actress at the BAFTA’s, we’re placing our bets (and hopes) on Emma.


Meryl Streep

Bow down everyone, the Oscar Queen has arrived. With a total of 20 nominations and 3 wins, Meryl holds the record for most Oscar nominations. She’s up for best actress again this year for Florence Foster Jenkins, a true story about the “world’s worst opera singer.” Who knew the world’s best would be playing the world’s worst? We’re pretty excited to see if Meryl wins and if we’ll see another passionate speech….