07.02.12

Viola Davis In Juan Carlos Obando – 2012 Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon

Neon pink is fast becoming Viola Davis’ favourite colour during her spectacular run on the red carpet recently.

The actress joined many other stars at The Beverly Hilton hotel in California today for the 84th Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon.

On this occasion she wore a hot-pink Juan Carlos Obando dress, but we’ve seen her in pink before at the ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’ New York Premiere and W Magazine’s Annual Golden Globe Awards Celebration.

It’s no wonder she loves this colour so much, as it’s very warm and complementary against her skin tone.

Whilst Rooney Mara has given us just two different hairstyles this awards season, Viola sports yet another chic do.

This bang-sweeping crop is one of my favourites from her. It’s modern without making her look like she tried too hard.

Jimmy Choo triple-strap peep-toes completed her look.

Credit: Getty

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21 Responses to Viola Davis In Juan Carlos Obando – 2012 Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon

  1. Martin February 7, 2012 at 00:42 #

    This look doesn’t work for me unfortunately. The colour of the dress is just too bruising for my tastes, the fabric looks a little cheap and the neckline serves to exaggerate – to an almost comical degree – the size of her shoulders and arms.

    • TeaAtTwo February 7, 2012 at 14:52 #

      I think her shoulders and arms look fine here.

  2. TJ February 7, 2012 at 01:18 #

    I love her hair but I was so shocked to learn about her real hair and that she’s always wearing a weave. @FC This shoot would be interesting to cover- http://www.latimesmagazine.com/2012/02/viola.html

    • Fashion Critic February 7, 2012 at 07:59 #

      I love her with short hair

      • Linda February 7, 2012 at 14:30 #

        Me too. She looks phenomenal in that shoot.

    • TeaAtTwo February 7, 2012 at 14:51 #

      She looks beautiful with her short hair.

  3. Marybeth February 7, 2012 at 01:24 #

    I agree with Martin (above) that the halter neckline is not a good choice for Viola, but otherwise the dress has a graceful, slimming line.

    I don’t blame Viola for liking hot pink because she looks great in it! And like FC, I love the hair.
    I do wish Viola had tuned the eye make-up down just
    a notch for this daytime event.

  4. AW February 7, 2012 at 01:30 #

    I love it, stylish, color and that smile!

  5. Vee February 7, 2012 at 04:19 #

    i do like the color. IA the neckline is not best

  6. Clover February 7, 2012 at 04:57 #

    Gorgeous. Is it me, or is she actually getting younger and younger every day??

  7. Laura February 7, 2012 at 05:39 #

    I think she looks great! And look at those arms!

  8. CreoleLady February 7, 2012 at 08:51 #

    She looks so good in hot pink. Love that her go-to color is not black, white or beige — and neon bright at that.

  9. Taylor February 7, 2012 at 11:29 #

    Wow she looks great…and she knows it.

  10. Rory February 7, 2012 at 13:28 #

    FC please feature Viola Davis editorial in the LA Times wearing all black looks from Jason Wu xo

  11. TeaAtTwo February 7, 2012 at 14:57 #

    She looks really vibrant and youthful here but still occasion appropriate.

  12. Amanda February 7, 2012 at 15:06 #

    She looks amazing! Who are you people?

  13. Alina February 7, 2012 at 17:44 #

    Lovely! She loves colour!

  14. Hannah February 7, 2012 at 19:20 #

    Apart from teh makeup, this look is great. The makeup is just a bit too powderyand ashy looking, she has beautiful warm skin but the makeup isn’t doing her gorgeous face justice. The dress reminds me so much of Jenfier Lawrence last year in that hot pink Dela Renta gown, so I’m glad she isn’t wearing a gown in this colour, as it would’ve been too similar.

  15. EmmaWoodhouse February 7, 2012 at 19:33 #

    Viola looks great–her hair is so pretty–but I think that the style and color of the dress, when combined, are a tad too youthful.

  16. Nat39 February 7, 2012 at 20:00 #

    Lovely dress but she is a bit too athletic for this kind of dress.

  17. SandTony February 7, 2012 at 23:31 #

    Wow! She is losing weight at speed light, probably just wants to look her best while accepting her Oscar at the end of the month! I think she looks pretty, cute, fresh and young!

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