OSCARS 2017

Oscars 2017: Beyoncé Makes A Surprise, Pregnant Appearance On the Pre-Party Circuit

On Saturday night, A-List stars, including the singer, Kristen Stewart, and Nicole Kidman, made the pre-party rounds at with The Weinstein Company’s Pre-Oscars Party and Chanel and Charles Finch’s annual dinner.


Billy Farrell/BFA.com

Time stops when Beyoncé enters a room.

Or so it seemed when the very pregnant megastar, in a skintight teal dress by Nicole Miller, and husband Jay-Z made an appearance at The Weinstein Company’s annual pre-Oscar dinner party on Saturday night—the eve of the 89th Academy Awards—at the Montage in Beverly Hills.

This year, host Harvey Weinstein, alongside Marchesa designer and wife Georgina Chapman, honored Lion, up for six Oscars, including Best Picture, and throughout the night, the attention was centered on the film’s stars Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel, up for Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor. That is, until entertainment’s biggest—and expecting—powerhouse couple walked in.

“Beyoncé? Nothing else matters at this party now,” exclaimed a guest.

The two arrived towards the end of the evening just in time for dessert—an espresso martini served with a vanilla caramel budino and chocolate cake, courtesy of sponsor Grey Goose—as In the Heights’ Cynthia Erivo, Chris Jackson and Corbin Bleu closed down the dinner performing numbers from the studio’s film adaptation of the Tony Award winning musical by Oscar nominee Lin-Manuel Miranda, who introduced the performance.

Soon, Weinstein took the stage. “Let’s play the first five minutes again,” he said. What the studio head wants, he gets, and instantly it was déjà vu as the music began again—all for Bey and Jay, of course, who had missed the beginning of the set.

Also in the audience was, interestingly enough, rumored “Becky with the good hair” subject Rachel Roy, as well as Lion director Garth Davis, Nicole Scherzinger, who performed Sia’s “Never Give Up” from the film’s soundtrack, actor Édgar Ramírez, model Petra Němcová, Christian Louboutin, Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammer (both of the Weinstein-produced Broadway show Finding Neverland) and Zac Posen.

“I work with the Weinstein family on Project Runway,” explained the designer. “I’m going on my sixth season on the show.”

“High five,” chimed in Golden Globe winner Tracee Ellis Ross, his date for the night, as a salute to his TV milestone.

Posen, of course, is no stranger to the Oscars circuit, having dressed many celebs for the big night in years past.

“Listen, it’s an honor when anyone wears you,” he said. “I never expect anybody to wear my clothing. I don’t feel the pressure or anticipation I did when I was younger when I started out over 15 years ago when I first came out here. When a dress is right, and it has the right moment on the right person, and they feel wonderful and elevated, then it’s meant to be.”

Oscar Nominations 2017: Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet the Beautiful People of This Year’s Academy Awards

Emma Stone, Best Actress, La La Land

Craig McDean, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine February 2017

Isabelle Huppert, Best Actress, Elle

Ryan Shorosky

Ruth Negga, Best Actress, Loving

Emma Tempest; W magazine October 2016

Natalie Portman, Best Actress, Jackie

Craig McDean, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine February 2017

Meryl Streep, Best Actress, Florence Foster Jenkins

Michael Thompson, styled by Camilla Nickerson; W magazine May 2006

Andrew Garfield, Best Actor, Hacksaw Ridge

Craig McDean; W magazine February 2017

Ryan Gosling, Best Actor, La La Land

Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, styled by Lori Goldstein; W magazine October 2010

Casey Affleck, Best Actor, Manchester by the Sea

Craig McDean; W magazine February 2017

Viggo Mortensen, Best Actor, Captain Fantastic

Victoria Stevens; W magazine July 2016

Denzel Washington, Best Actor, Fences

Juergen Teller

Michelle Williams, Best Supporting Actress, Manchester by the Sea

Photographs by Craig McDean. Styled by Edward Enninful. Hair by Orlando Pita for Orlando Pita Play; makeup by Peter Philips for Dior. Manicures by Michelle Saunders for Essie at Forward Artists. Set design by Piers Hanmer. Retouching: DTouch; Produced by Kyle Heinen and Joey Battaglia for Rosco Production; Digital Technician: Nicholas Ong; Photography assistants: Nick Brinley, Maru Teppei, Kris Shacochis, Brian Bee; Fashion assistants: Ryann Foulke, Sam Walker, Dena Giannini, Schanel Bakkouche; Hiar assistants: Quentin Barnette, Kristin Heitkotter, Louis Orozco; Makeup assistants: Grace Ahn, Miguel Ramos; set-design attestants: Tony Cecilia, Lizzie Lang, Andre Andrews; production assistants: Mike Stacey, Davin Singh, Damian Sanchez, Asli Akal; Special thanks to Quixote Studios, Los Angeles.

Nicole Kidman, Best Supporting Actress, Lion

Naomi Harris, Best Supporting Actress, Moonlight

Photographs by Craig McDean. Styled by Edward Enninful. Hair by Orlando Pita for Orlando Pita Play; makeup by Peter Philips for Dior. Manicures by Michelle Saunders for Essie at Forward Artists. Set design by Piers Hanmer.

Viola Davis, Best Supporting Actress, Fences

Mario Sorrenti, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine February 2012

Mahershala Ali, Best Supporting Actor, Moonlight

Craig McDean

Lucas Hedges, Best Supporting Actor, Manchester by the Sea

Jeff Bridges, Best Supporting Actor, Hell or High Water

Photographs by Craig McDean. Styled by Edward Enninful. Hair by Orlando Pita for Orlando Pita Play; makeup by Peter Philips for Dior. Manicures by Michelle Saunders for Essie at Forward Artists. Set design by Piers Hanmer.

Dev Patel, Best Supporting Actor, Lion

Photographs by Craig McDean. Styled by Edward Enninful. Hair by Orlando Pita for Orlando Pita Play; makeup by Peter Philips for Dior. Manicures by Michelle Saunders for Essie at Forward Artists. Set design by Piers Hanmer.

Michael Shannon, Best Supporting Actor, Nocturnal Animals

Photographs by Craig McDean. Styled by Edward Enninful. Hair by Orlando Pita for Orlando Pita Play; makeup by Peter Philips for Dior. Manicures by Michelle Saunders for Essie at Forward Artists. Set design by Piers Hanmer.

Damien Chazelle, Best Director and Best Screenplay, La La Land

Photograph by Maciek Kobielski, styled by Samantha Traina; W magazine December 2016
1/20

Earlier in the night, another red carpet-favorite, Chanel, and Charles Finch were hosting a dinner of their own, an annual star studded affair, where Kidman had made an appearance for pre-dinner cocktails.

The actress, in an haute couture pastel green satin hobble dress, was one of the many guests dressed by the French house, including Naomi Watts—who spent most of the evening intimately chatting away with Kidman—Ruth Negga, Hailee Steinfeld, Janelle Monáe, Lily Collins, Sofia Boutella, Poppy Delevingne, and Priyanka Chopra, as well as Chanel ambassadors Pharrell Williams, Kristen Stewart and Nocturnal Animals’ Ellie Bamber, who wore a blue leather jacket and skirt.

“I took it from another jacket and put it on,” said Bamber of her belt, which Stewart, who opted for a leather jacket and cashmere top with a silk and lace skirt, was admiring. The buckle was hard to miss with “Chanel” written boldly across the front.

It a tight squeeze inside the packed restaurant, Madeo, where a mariachi band stood on the staircase welcoming guests, which also included Mick Jagger, Adrien Brody, Jamie Dornan, Matthew Modine, Michael Keaton, Alice Eve, Harry Connick Jr., as well as Stewart’s controversial old beau Rupert Sanders and rumored current girlfriend Stella Maxwell.

Consider it the official kickoff to a weekend that’s sure to be filled with many awkward, A-list ex encounters.

Inside Chanel and Harvey Weinsten’s Celeb-Filled Pre-Oscar Parties

Ruth Negga, wearing Chanel, attends the Chanel and Charles Finch Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner at Madeo.

David X Prutting/BFA.com

Kristen Stewart, wearing Chanel, attends the Chanel and Charles Finch Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner at Madeo.

David X Prutting/BFA.com

Adrien Brody attends the Chanel and Charles Finch Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner at Madeo.

David X Prutting/BFA.com

Naomi Watts, wearing Chanel, attends the Chanel and Charles Finch Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner at Madeo.

David X Prutting/BFA.com

Michael Keaton attends the Chanel and Charles Finch Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner at Madeo.

Billy Farrell/BFA.com

Ellie Bamber, wearing Chanel, attends the Chanel and Charles Finch Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner at Madeo.

Billy Farrell/BFA.com

Priyanka Chopra, wearing Chanel, attends the Chanel and Charles Finch Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner at Madeo.

Billy Farrell/BFA.com

Janelle Monae, wearing Chanel, attends the Chanel and Charles Finch Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner at Madeo.

Billy Farrell/BFA.com

Hailee Steinfeld, wearing Chanel, attends the Chanel and Charles Finch Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner at Madeo.

Billy Farrell/BFA.com

Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman attend the Chanel and Charles Finch Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner at Madeo.

Billy Farrell/BFA.com

Poppy Delevingne, wearing Chanel, attends the Chanel and Charles Finch Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner at Madeo.

Billy Farrell/BFA.com

Pharell Williams and Mick Jagger attend the Chanel and Charles Finch Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner at Madeo.

Billy Farrell/BFA.com

Stella Maxwell attends the Chanel and Charles Finch Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner at Madeo.

Billy Farrell/BFA.com

Lily Collins, wearing Chanel, attends the Chanel and Charles Finch Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner at Madeo.

Billy Farrell/BFA.com

Pharell Williams, wearing Chanel, attends the Chanel and Charles Finch Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner at Madeo.

Billy Farrell/BFA.com

Jay-Z attends The Weinstein Company Pre-Oscars Dinner Hosted by Grey Goose.

Hagop Kalaidjian/BFA.com

Jay-Z and Beyonce attend The Weinstein Company Pre-Oscars Dinner Hosted by Grey Goose.

Hagop Kalaidjian/BFA.com

Dev Patel attends The Weinstein Company Pre-Oscars Dinner Hosted by Grey Goose.

Hagop Kalaidjian/BFA.com

Beyonce attends The Weinstein Company Pre-Oscars Dinner Hosted by Grey Goose.

Hagop Kalaidjian/BFA.com

Beyonce attends The Weinstein Company Pre-Oscars Dinner Hosted by Grey Goose.

Hagop Kalaidjian/BFA.com

Zac Posen and Tracee Ellis Ross attend The Weinstein Company Pre-Oscars Dinner Hosted by Grey Goose.

Hagop Kalaidjian/BFA.com

Jay-Z and Beyonce attend The Weinstein Company Pre-Oscars Dinner Hosted by Grey Goose.

Hagop Kalaidjian/BFA.com

Lin-Manuel Miranda attends The Weinstein Company Pre-Oscars Dinner Hosted by Grey Goose.

Hagop Kalaidjian/BFA.com

Nicole Kidman attends The Weinstein Company Pre-Oscars Dinner Hosted by Grey Goose.

Hagop Kalaidjian/BFA.com
1/24

At 49, Actress Nicole Kidman Is Still Quite Impressionable