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If there’s anything that the 2019 Oscars has made clear to me, it’s that I’m super bisexual. Like, over the moon, I will dedicate my life to worshipping at your alter, kind of gay. And I love it. Not just because I’m being deathly honest with myself about who I feel an attraction too. But also because these picks that fed by bisexual heart are men and women who are here for change, aren’t afraid to start it, and have no problem carrying it out.
1. Billy Porter
Why They Made Our List: Porter is breaking barriers with a gown & tuxedo combo to die for! He’s the prince and the princess of his own story. The queen bee of the Oscars and the most unforgettable look of the night. Stunning doesn’t even begin to cover it!
2. Jennifer Lopez
Why They Made Our List: Pretty sure if you look up “goddess” in the dictionary, there would be a picture of Lopez sporting this gorgeous look straight out of Queens R’ Us! On another note, is Jennifer Lopez on the same aging plan as Paul Rudd? THEY HAVEN’T AGED A BIT AND I’M LIVING FOR IT!
3. Charlize Theron
Why They Made Our List: Theron is looking sleek and so damn poised. One look at her and I’m wondering if she’s undercover, Atomic Blonde style. Or if she’s here to steal my soul while breaking glass ceilings in some high powered movie that this dress would be perfect for cuz we all know she’d be the boss. Either way, jaw on the floor!
4. Constance Wu
Why They Made Our List: How dare Wu look like sunshine personified?! Being on the Oscars runaway, it’s what she deserves. She’s an extremely talented actress who is paving the way for the future of Asian actors. And if she can look like a princess straight out of a Disney movie of my dreams, while strutting her stuff down the Oscars red carpet, then so be it!
5. Danai Gurira
Why They Made Our List: Gurira didn’t just have one look. SHE HAD TWO! During the after party she cut off her braids and created this amazing bob that proves this woman is revolutionary and ready to blow your mind at the drop of a dime. As for this yellow gown, she looks like a princess I’d be proud to get to know, fangirl about, and fall in love with.
(Damn it, Disney. Look at the princess potential in this list! Diversity is real, here, and exactly what we’re in the need of.)
Danai Gurira cutting her braids off into a sharp bob just for the after party look is the energy of extra I need to channel for every function forever pic.twitter.com/4zLjOEVDYH
— kirby (@AgeingIngenue) February 25, 2019
6. Michelle Yeoh
Why They Made Our List: Hello, 911? Yes, I’d like to report a murder. Who is the victim? The Oscars 2019. And the assailant? Michelle Yeoh at the Oscars 2019 in a show stopping dress that would make you follow after Yeoh til the ends of the Earth! Also, if Yeoh could be fairy god mother to Constance Wu’s princess movie, WE’RE SO DOWN FOR IT!
7. Brie Larson
Why They Made Our List: CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN! YOU’RE LOOKING ON POINT, LARSON. WHEN DOES CAPTAIN MARVEL COME OUT, AGAIN? SOMEONE TELL ME CUZ I NEED TO CAMP OUT AND WORSHIP AT THE HOUSE OF LARSON IF THIS IS THE GOODNESS I’M GOING TO BE FED! P.S. Captain Marvel comes out March 8th.
8. Chadwick Boseman
Why They Made Our List: The people behind Boseman’s awards looks…THEY NEED A RAISE! Every single time that Boseman is on screen during some awards ceremony he looks like a man proud of his heritage, culture, style, and everything in between. From here, it looks like he has no fear embracing his blackness. And for many young men who have never been proud of themselves or seen themselves on screen, Boseman matters and is a sign of changing times.
9. Helen Mirren
Why They Made Our List: She’s beauty, she’s grace, she’s the only one I was looking at when she was on stage with Momoa. Let me explain. I know he’s supposed to be “hot like fire” but look at the vision that Mirren is. SHE. IS. THE. HOT. ONE. She’s the one that walks into a room and everyone stops to stare. How could you not?!
10. Amandla Stenberg
Why They Made Our List: Stenberg is just so damn fierce. From her hair to the dress and lovely necklace, she looks breathtaking. Seriously, how is such a talented individual so heart stoppingly gorgeous. Has to be witchcraft. It’s the only way to explain the woah of every single person on this list. Yup. Mystery solved. Wonderful witchcraft that is part magic and part dream team of makeup artists and wardrobe consultants.
What Oscar look fed you? Let us know in the comments below!
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