She’s one of the film industry’s most legendary stars with a career spanning more than sixty years.
And, Joan Collins questioned why Phillip Schofield had to come out as she attended the Vanity Fair Oscars party with husband Percy Gibson held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills on Sunday.
The actress, 86, was being interviewed by Piers Morgan when she weighed in on the veteran presenter’s recent decision to announce that he is gay, stating: ‘Everyone who knew him, knew he was gay!’
Why? Joan Collins, 86, questioned why Phillip Schofield had to come out as she attended the Vanity Fair Oscars party at the Wallis Annenberg Center in Beverly Hills on Sunday
Following the awards, Joan appeared on Good Morning Britain where she voiced her opinion on Phillip Schofield’s recent announcement that he is gay.
After Kelly Osborne asserted that the timing was right to be ‘honest and authentic’ and praised him for helping people in his situation, Joan chipped in.
She said: ‘That’s what I thought [why he felt he had to come out] Why does he have to do that?
‘His was living as he was. Everyone who knew him, knew he was gay. Why did he have to confess?’
Speaking her mind: The actress was being interviewed by Piers Morgan when she weighed in on the veteran presenter’s recent decision to announce that he is gay
Joan husband Percy Gibson
Stunning: Joan exuded glamour at the swanky event, donning a dark metallic dress
Joan Collins exuded glamour at the swanky event, donning a dark metallic long-sleeved dress.
The garment featured a v-neckline while Joan added further glamour to her look with black sheer cuffs.
Adding height to her frame with a pair of open-toed heels, Joan also wore a pair of silver shimmering earrings.
Posing up a storm at the star-studded bash, Joan completed her look for the evening by styling her brunette locks into an updo.
Glamour: The actress put on a stylish display in the long-sleeved gown
Wow: The garment featured a v-neckline while Joan added further glamour to her look with black sheer cuffs
At the Oscars, Florence Pugh has received her first Oscar nomination for her performance as Amy in Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women.
The Oxford-born actress, 24, is up against the likes of Laura Dern for Marriage Story, Scarlett Johansson for Jojo Rabbit, Margot Robbie for Bombshell and Kathy Bates for Richard Jewell.
Welsh actor Jonathan Pryce, 72, is also nominated for his first Academy Award for his role as Pope Francis in The Two Popes.
Radiant: Adding height to her frame with a pair of open-toed heels, Joan also wore a pair of silver shimmering earrings
Star-studded: Joan shared a moment with Sarah Paulson while at the bash
Fellow Welsh icon Anthony Hopkins, 82, will be hoping to pick up his second Oscar for his role as Pope Benedict XVI in the film, for which he is recognised in the Best Supporting Actor category.
He will battle Brad Pitt (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood), Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), Al Pacino, The Irishman and Joe Pesci (The Irishman.)
He faces off against multiple-award winner Joaquin Phoenix for Joker, Leonardo DiCaprio for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Adam Driver for Marriage Story and Antonio Banderas for Pain & Glory.
Cynthia Erivo is nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress for the film Harriet, in which she plays Harriet Tubman, the 19th-century abolitionist and American icon.
British Nigerian Cynthia, 33, who hails from Stockwell, London, will battle it out with awards-season favourite Renee Zellweger for Judy, Saoirse Ronan for Little Women, Charlize Theron for Bombshell and Scarlett Johansson for Marriage Story.
Cynthia is the only person of color in the acting lineup that has renewed the #OscarsSoWhite furore despite four years of efforts to diversify the academy’s membership.
While dark comic book movie Joker goes into the ceremony with a leading 11 nominations, it’s the immersive British World War One movie 1917 that has emerged as the film to beat in the best picture race after winning a slew of accolades in the last five weeks.
The best director category, a controversially all-male affair, is equally hard to call according to Oscar pundits, with a lineup featuring Sam (1917), Martin Scorsese (The Irishman), Todd Phillips (Joker), Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood) and Bong Joon Ho (Parasite).
Sam last picked up the Best Director gong in 2000 for American Beauty. 1917 has received 10 nominations including in the revered Best Picture category.
Yet a win for 1917 is far from a foregone conclusion, with South Korean social satire Parasite and sentimental favorite Once Upon a Time in Hollywood from Quentin Tarantino also jostling for attention from the 8,000 voters of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Joaquin Phoenix has dominated best actor prizes for his terrifying portrayal of an isolated loner in Joker, while Renee Zellweger seems to have locked up best actress for playing an aging Judy Garland in Judy.
Stylish: Also in attendance at the event was filmmaker and Vanity Fair’s European editor-at-large Jemima Goldsmith
Pals: Jemima looked in good spirits as she posed for a snap alongside Monica Lewinsky
92nd Annual Academy Awards: Winners
Ford vs Ferrari
Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood
Parasite – WINNER
Incredible: Parasite won four awards including becoming the first ever foreign film to win Best Picture as Bong Joon-ho won Best Director
Cynthia Erivo – Harriet
Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan – Little Women
Charlize Theron – Bombshell
Renée Zellweger – Judy – WINNER
Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Adam Driver – Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix – Joker – WINNER
Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kathy Bates – Richard Jewell
Laura Dern – Marriage Story – WINNER
Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh – Little Women
Margot Robbie – Bombshell
Golden: Laura Dern was one of the four thespians to have swept award season as she earned Best Supporting Actress
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes
Al Pacino – The Irishman
Joe Pesci – The Irishman
Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood – WINNER
Bong Joon Ho – Parasite – WINNER
Sam Mendes – 1917
Todd Phillips – Joker
Martin Scorsese – The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Little Women – WINNER
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
BEST SOUND MIXING
1917 – WINNER
Ford v Ferrari
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
BEST SOUND EDITING
Ford V Ferrari – Donald Sylvester
Joker – Alan Robert Murray
1917 – Oliver Tarrney and Rachel Tate – WINNER
One Upon as Time in Hollywood – Wylie Stateman
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker – Matthew Wood and David Acord
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Joker – Hildur Gudnadóttir – WINNER
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Making history: Hildur Gudnadóttir was the first ever woman to win Best Original Score for Joker
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away – Toy Story 4
I’m Gonna Love me Again – Rocketman – WINNER
I’m Standing With You – Breakthrough
Into the Unknown – Frozen II
Stand Up – Harriet
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Toy Story 4 – WINNER
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Hair Love – WINNER
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
Nefta Football Club
The Neighbor’s Window – WINNER
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
American Factory – WINNER
The Edge of Democracy
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
In the Absence
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl) – WINNER
Life Overtakes Me
St. Louis Superman
Walk Run Cha-Cha
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Lion King
1917 – Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy – WINNER
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Amazing: Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy (pictured left to right) are seen accepting the Oscar for Best Visual Effects for 1917
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
1917 – Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Knives Out – Rian Johnson
Marriage Story – Noah Baumbach
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Quentin Tarantino
Parasite – Bong Joon Ho & Jin Won Han – WINNER
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Irishman – Steven Zaillian
Jojo Rabbit – Taika Waititi – WINNER
Joker – Todd Phillips & Scott Silver
Little Women – Greta Gerwig
The Two Popes – Anthony McCarten
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE
Corpus Christi (Poland)
Honeyland (North Macedonia)
Les Miserables (France)
Pain and Glory (Spain)
Parasite (South Korea) – WINNER
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood – Nancy Haigh and Barbara Ling – WINNER
Glamorous: Nancy Haigh (left) and Barbara Ling accept the Production Design award for Once Upon a Time In Hollywood
BEST FILM EDITING
Ford v Ferrari – Andrew Buckland & Michael McCusker – WINNER
The Irishman – Thelma Schoonmaker
Jojo Rabbit – Tom Eagles
Joker – Jeff Groth
Parasite – Jinmo Yang
1917 – Roger Deakins – WINNER
The Irishman – Rodrigo Prieto
Joker – Lawrence Sher
The Lighthouse – Jarin Blaschke
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Robert Richardson
BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Bombshell – Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker – WINNER
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Tremendous trio: Anne Morgan, Kazu Hiro and Vivian Baker – pictured left to right – won for Best Makeup and Hairstyling for Bombshell