The Governors Awards Ceremony was held on Saturday, November 8th
.This star-studded affair may be months before the official Oscar nominations are announced, but it’s the first stop for those who hope to nab a golden statue in February. While the night is set aside for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors to recognize those who have contributed to philanthropy, everyone realizes it’s a huge chance to network and promote their films before awards season kicks off.
The ceremony was held at the Dolby Theater, and as one would expect, the men were dressed to the nines. Here are a few of the fashionable male actors who appeared at the event and what they were wearing.
One of the most in-demand stars, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch strode into the ceremony wearing a standard black tuxedo jacket
and a skinny black tie. He looked stunning standing next to Keira Knightley, who was also in black. Cumberbatch is hoping to grab an Oscar this year for The Imitation Game
. He played computer scientist Alan Turing in the film. He and producer Harvey Weinstein spent a good part of the evening together.
Ethan Hawke and his Boyhood
co-star Patricia Arquette put in an appearance. Hawke and director Richard Linklater both looked great in a standard tuxedo
. Hawke wore a small black bow tie as an accent to his white shirt. It was a classic look, and he pulled it off well. Hawke surely hopes to win an Oscar early next year, and unlike some of the actors, he didn’t pretend this event was anything but business.
Japanese anime director Hayao Miyazaki, one of the honorees of the evening, also dressed in a traditional tuxedo with black bow tie. He set off his black jacket with a white pocket square for a bit of contrast. Miyazaki was honored for his impressive body of work, which includes 11 feature films and a number of short animated projects. While he had announced he was retiring, he later stated he planned on making movies for the rest of his life.
Mark Wahlberg’s movie The Gambler
premiered on Monday at the same theater. The film was a tribute to the 1974 movie starring James Caan, and the two had sat down together to watch the film. Wahlberg looked immaculate in his black tuxedo pants and jacket. He also wore a small silver tie bar on his black slim tie to give it a little bit of dazzle.
There to promote Whiplash
, J.K. Simmons chose to set off his black jacket and black vest with a dark blue tie and white dots. He looked very much like the music professor he plays in the film, which has already garnered a good deal of Oscar buzz.
While most of the men were in black for the event, David Oyelowo chose silver—a full silver suit, white tuxedo shirt
, and a classic black bow tie. The star of Selma
looked great, as did his wife, Jessica.