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Oscars 2016


We bet this TV presenter picked out this seemingly harmless blue, sleeved dress for just another busy day on the red carpet. 

Little did she know, that her seemingly innocuous outfit choice would have quite the impact on social media, but not for the reasons you might expect. 

Yep, the good aul internet has been quick to point out that the design on the hip of the gown looks very similar to a vagina. 


Channelling Elsa from Frozen in @rachelgilbertau #sun7 #oscars

A photo posted by Edwina Bartholomew (@edwina_b) on

And we would tend to be in total agreement. 

Edwina Bartholomew, an Australian presenter for the show Sunrise, became a trending topic after the show as many users were quick to point out that the detailing on the Rachel Gilbert dress bore an uncanny resemblance to a certain area of the female anatomy. 

We still reckon she slayed the dress though. 

And it seems her boyfriend was delighted by his girlfriend's trending ladybits as he took to Twitter to share the news. 


Lady Gaga's performance at the Oscars last week left us with all kinds of feelings. 

Performing her song Til it Happens to You, she was joined on stage by a number of sexual assault victims in a moment that will not be forgotten easily. 

Taking to Instagram today, she described the emotional journey to the stage. 

"The first day of rehearsal with all the survivors I could barely get myself together. My body was wrecked with inflammation and pain, crying and shaking the whole walk to the stage.

"The whole night before I did not sleep. The fear of knowing I would finally face that I belonged in that group. I told them I was so sorry I couldn't be Lady Gaga for them, that I couldn't even get dressed.

"I could barely get through the song, couldn't hit any of the high notes. Hair wet, sloppy tee shirt jeans uggs, tissues. They all hugged me and told me that it was okay because it was more real this way, that they understood that they were in pain too.

"They told me they were there for me to support me because they believed this message needed to be heard. Without them I never could have felt strong.

"They accepted me for me, at my lowest and that was good enough for them, so somehow through the magic of their courage they made it good enough for me too."

We reckon Gaga slayed it. Watch the performance below: 



It’s been almost two decades since they starred together in Titanic.

But Kate Winslet and Leo DiCaprio’s friendship continues to be one of the sweetest – and longest enduring – Hollywood relationships.

They’ve walked countless red carpets together, starred as lovers in not one but two blockbuster films, and gushed about each other in too many interviews to count.

After seeing Kate’s oh-so emotional reaction when her mate Leo finally won a Best Actor award at last night’s Oscars, we were inspired to take a look back at some of their most tearjerking BFF moments…

1. When they first hit the red carpet together back in 1998
Kate’s hair is really something.


2. When Leo said this to Kate just ‘cos.


3. Oh, and this.


4. When Kate publicly expressed her love for her bestie on stage
Accepting her Golden Globe back in 2009


5. Of course, she’s done it on the red carpet a few times too.


6. When they couldn’t get over their excitement at BOTH winning Golden Globes this year
Too cute.


7. Basically any time they root for one another at awards shows


8. And hug like this afterwards


9. Oh, and like this.
Taken moments after Leo’s win last night.

Never change, guys.



This world breathed a collective sigh of relief last night when Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Academy Award.

After five failed attempts, the actor went home with a Best Actor statuette for his role in the gory drama The Revenant.

Being an Oscar winner at the Oscars is a VERY different experience to being a failed nominee, as Leo learned.

First up, there's a hell of a lot of people in your ear telling you what to do:


Leo with his Oscar

A video posted by The Academy (@theacademy) on

Secondly, EVERYONE wants a photo with you:

And thirdly, you get some exclusive privileges at the Vanity Fair after-party, like having your statuette engraved right then and there – much to Leo's delight.

Vanity Fair posted this adorable video today of the actor chatting with the engraver as he watches his award being personalised with a plaque bearing his name.

"Do you do this every year? I wouldn't know," he jokes.

Watch for the moment where he starts nervously drumming his fingers on the counter…Too cute.

Of course, the fact that there are about 100 photographers snapping away no doubt added to Leo's nerves, and would explain why the engraver's hands were shaking like a leaf.

Just another day at work, really.


Metallics and spring pastel palettes ruled on last night's Oscars red carpet, and while not everyone got it right, there were a few drop-dead gorgeous looks.

One style winner was Saoirse Ronan, who can rest easy knowing that she made it to the top of many a Best Dressed list today, even if she didn't go home with a Best Actress gong.

The 21-year-old looked breathtaking in a custom-made emerald green Calvin Klein gown, which she said was a nod to her "Irish heritage."

Of course, she wasn't the only one turning heads last night – here's a look at the best and worst of the Academy Awards red carpet.

The Hits

Lady Gaga
Gaga's white ensemble looked like a standard gown from the back, but from the front it was a killer jumpsuit. Love.


Jennifer Lawrence
That sheer neckline tho. J-Law worked it in Dior as always:


Mindy Kaling
Mindy went for understated elegance in a black bodycon number with cobalt blue sleeves and a flowing train.


Pharrel and Helen Lasichanh
Couples' style goals right here:


Margot Robbie
Like Saoirse, Margot went for full-on metallics in a shimmering gold number. While she ran the risk of looking like an Oscars statuette, the risk totally paid off.


Andra Day
The soul singer took things back to a simpler era with a touch of Fifties glamour. If only we could look that perfect in pale yellow…


Sophie Turner
Sophie let her bold red locks do the talking last night, keeping her colour palette neutral in a silver-grey dress and shoes, accessorised with a diamond choker.


The Misses

Kate Winslet
We love you Kate, but that shimmering black fabric is doing nothing for you. Very Debs dress circa 2003…


Alicia Vikander
The puff-ball bottom is retro gone wrong, and the sequin detailing adds nothing. A no from us.- but Alicia took home the Best Supporting Actress trophy so it's not all bad.


Heidi Klum
Heidi rocked up in a what is basically a nightdress, and while we love the pale lavender colour, it's just not an Oscars look.



As we revel in the success of Irish individuals nominated for Academy Awards this year, the ceremony is once again being criticised for it's lack of diversity in nominations. 

The Oscars have notoriously been considered as a conservative operation with many perceiving that predictable films and performers are nominated and take home the awards every year. 

This year is no different as industry insiders and critics took to social media to lament the lack of diversity in this year's nominations. 

"Why did the Oscars announce all the white nominees first?" said Ricky Gervais sarcastically to his 10.5 million Twitter followers yesterday. 

The nominations also prompted the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag to resurface as spectators noted that no black directors or actors appeared in the top categories. 

"It's actually worse than last year. Best Documentary and Best Original Screenplay. That's it," tweeted April Reign, the original creator of the popular hashtag. 

Perhaps the criticisms facing the ceremony are unsurprising when considering the makeup of the Academy itself whose members vote on who is to take home each award.

A survey conducted in 2012 revealed that of the five thousand members of the prestigious organisation, over ninety per cent were Caucasian and over fifty per cent were over the age of sixty. 

Glaring omissions from the nominations this year are considered to be Idris Elba for Beasts of No Nation, Will Smith for his work in the film, Concussion as well as the cast of the boxing film, Creed. 

However, most people were enraged by the critically acclaimed biopic Straight Outta Compton only receiving one nomination for Best Original Screenplay. 

Many noted that the film, directed by F. Gary Grey, was only nominated for it's white script writers rather than the efforts of the cast, director or crew. 

And even Cheryl Isaac, president of the Academy, has picked up on this.

"I really was disappointed. Fabulous movie, fabulous movie," said Cheryl to the Associated Press. 

"What is important is that this entire conversation of diversity is here and we are talking about it. It is an industry-wide situation and we need to continue this conversation."



Surely… and we mean SURELY this must be it!

For five years we have been able to hear the sound of the world’s heart breaking when Leonardo di Caprio again and again fails to win the Oscar.

The only positive thing to come from these losses is the internet doing what it does best – hilarious memes.

However, with the first trailer for his new film The Revenant having been released, it looks as if the five-time nominee may well be on his way to achieving his (or at least our) dream.

This time, Leo has teamed up with Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu (Scorsese clearly wasn’t getting the job done), the mastermind behind this year’s multi-award-winning Birdman.

The film chronicles the real-life events of Hugh Glass, a fur trapper who is attacked by a bear before being left for dead by his partners. The film follows Glass’s journey across the wilderness to seek revenge on the men who robbed him.

With the combination of Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu and the Oscar-winning cinematographer on Birdman, Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant is undoubtedly going to be a triumph.

The only question left is, will Leo be triumphant to?