Daring Do: From Peacock Fabulousness to Classic Chic, Hollywood’s Best-Dressed Gents Stun on Oscars Red Carpet
Canadian actor Simu Liu wears his Canuck pride proudly with a vibrant red tux at the Oscars on Sunday. Photo: Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images
As society pushes back against traditional gender norms, gone are the nights of a thousand elegant but interchangeable black tuxedos. For the 2022 Oscars, Hollywood’s hottest gents strutted the red carpet in a peacock parade of pastels, florals, sequins, and cabernet-coloured tights. And it’s not just for the young!
1. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, 51
Everything’s all white for the Game of Thrones heartthrob. Co-producer of the animated documentary Flee, which was nominated for Best International Feature, Best Documentary Feature, and Best Animated Feature — the first film to be nominated in all three major categories.
2. Sir Kenneth Branagh, 61
Winner for best original screenplay for his film, Belfast, which was up for seven awards, the Irishman looked sharp in a navy blue tux.
3. Kodi Smit-McPhee, 25, Botegga Veneta
It was baby blue for The Power of the Dog star, a Best Supporting Actor nominee.
4. David Oyelowo, 45
The London actor, who’s best known for playing Martin Luther King Jr. in the 2014 biopic Selma and whose work has earned him the Order of the British Empire for his services to drama, sported a psychedelic black and neon yellow floral look.
5. Simu Liu, 32, Versace and Omega
The Canadian star of the Marvel universe opted for a jaunty tux in super hero red.
6. Andrew Garfield, 45, Saint Laurent
The Eyes of Tammy Faye star went with a floppy silk bowtie and burgundy velvet jacket.
7. Timothée Chalamet, 26, Louis Vuitton and Cartier
Everyone’s favourite New Yorker, the star of Dune, went with sequins and tossed on Cartier bijoux instead of a shirt.
8. Wesley Snipes, 59, BOGARD by MikeB
Points for chutzpa. It takes a brave man to attend a globally photographed event in a head-to-toe merlot get up that includes co-ordinating tights and, um, whatever that flap thing is that’s adorning his and shorts.
9. Sebastien Yatra, 27, Moschino
Nominated for Best Original Song for the smash “Dos Oruguitas” from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s animated feature, Escanto, the Colombian singer wore pastel pink right down to his shoes.
10. Elliot Page, 35, Gucci
The recently transitioned Canadian actor went classic gentleman chic.
11. Shawn Mendes, 23, Dolce & Gabanna
As did Canadian crooner Mendes, making his Oscars debut in a double-breasted classic.
12. Daniel Kaluuya, 33, Gucci
The British actor and singer H.E.R., who both won 2021 Oscars, presented Best Supporting Actress this year. Clad in a bright turquoise jacket, Kaluuya, no stranger to high fashion, was last seen in edgy Prada at the BAFTA’s two weeks ago.
13. Riz Ahmed, 39
The British Pakistani actor, who was nominated in the best actor category last year for his role in Sound of Metal, picked up his first Oscar win for best live-action short — the first Muslim to win in the category — wearing a layered maroon ensemble with an edgy oversized silhouette.