There weren’t too many surprises at last night’s Oscars, even Leonardo DiCaprio winning. They basically had to give it to him at this point. I haven’t seen The Revenant because I don’t need that drama in my life, but that shit is literally Leo screaming “WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?! GET MAULED AND CRAWL THROUGH SHIT?! I WILL!” so, yeah, he did and they were like “That’ll do pig. That’ll do.” But there was one major snub – the real winner of the night, Kate Capshaw and her magnificent bangs!
There’s so much “yes” happening in what she gave us last night that it’s hard to pick a place to start. The Victor/Victoria look she pulled was all kinds of Hollywood rich white lady telling her stylist “I want to be different! Something that’s really a take on old Hollywood glamour but done with a wink and a twist… Maybe… Yes! A tuxedo! Imagine! A woman in a tuxedo! That’ll give the press something to talk about!” She shimmied and shammied her way down the red carpet and stole mostly everyone’s thunder.
But the hair. That masterpiece. That crowning glory of achievement in hairstyling! I don’t know how Margot Robbie and Jared Leto, who presented the award for Best Hair and Makeup, didn’t drop down to their knees, praise the kindness of the powers that be and announce Kate’s hair as the only hair worthy of an Oscar. The cut is giving me shades of Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct 2 (which was robbed and did not receive any Oscar nominations when it came out in 2006) so of course I love it because nothing is better than Sharon Stone with a mean little mop. And that expensive salon stripper highlight is pure magic. Nothing adds kick to an already edgy, layered hairstyle like extreme lowlights and highlights. They say a hairstyle can change a person’s look but this magical creature is apparently capable of a head transplant. To top it all off, we now know who to thank for the genius that is Catherine O’Hara’s look and inspiration for her character on Schitt’s Creek, Moira Rose.
I’d like to thank the Academy for having the Oscars and thereby giving us all the beautiful gift that is Kate Capshaw and her inspirational and aspirational bangs. I’m off to get a clip in, but you guys enjoy this gallery of Kate, her hair and her husband, Steven Spielberg:
Pics: Wenn, ITV Studios Global