Best Oscar Night: Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain, I’ve decided, had the best Oscar night of anyone.
Think about it. She wears the best dress she’s worn in two or three years, a delicate light copper with her medium copper hair and she looked spectacular. And she KNEW it, because she showed up on the carpet kind of the first minute she could. That’s not usual for an actress of her calibre.
Here’s my theory, though.
She knew – knew without a doubt – that she wasn’t going to win. That’s my opinion. All the handicapping had her juuuuust behind Jennifer Lawrence, and Lawrence had two other factors on her side – Harvey Weinstein, and a movie that wasn’t about torture.
So there was no way Chastain was going to win, and, knowing that, she could have a stress-free party night. Did you see her in the front row, clapping for everyone – not just people from her own film, and genuinely excited for certain wins? You can’t have that kind of a good time if you’re worried about forgetting your speech. You can’t possibly be focused on other peoples’ successes if you’re obsessing about your own. Jessica Chastain didn’t have a chance, so she put the idea out of her head, and maybe I’m naïve, but I’m having a hard time believing she didn’t have a blast.
PS. We think that’s her boyfriend with her.
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