Jenny Beavan is the best dressed person at the Oscars, no matter what Stephen Fry thinks. Earlier this month, the British comedian called Beavan, who won the BAFTA for Costume Design for her outstanding work in Mad Max Fury Road, a “bag lady.” A controversy quickly brewed, but it was a joke between friends — Fry later tweeted, “Will all you sanctimonious f*ckers f*ck the f*ck off Jenny Beavan is a friend and joshing is legitimate. Christ I want to leave the planet” and “So just a word to the tragic figures who think calling Jenny Bevan a bag lady was an insult. She’s a dear friend and she got it.”
This evening, Beavan also won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design (her 10th nomination and second win) tonight, and when she made her much-deserved stroll to the stage, certain members of the crowd, particularly The Revenant director Alejandro G. Iñárritu, looked none too impressed. (Unlike Quentin Tarantino’s infamous “coke wizard,” Robert Richardson.)
Backstage, Beavan, certifiable badass, commented, “I really don’t do frocks and I absolutely don’t do heels. As far as I’m concerned, I’m really dressed up.” Could that have something to do with the lack of applause? Possibly, or maybe Iñárritu is just upset that, so far, Fury Road is cleaning up.