ELLE‘s TV issues (which was actually Mindy Kaling’s first major fashion magazine cover) went viral yesterday, and today, it’s W‘s February 2014 movie issue covers, shot in anticipation of awards season. W featured top talents on their covers, people they thought particularly stood out on the big screen this year, and we are pretty much on par with their choices. Each of the photos were shot very differently as well — instead of going for the high-production, touched-up look, the photographer used a hard flash (you can often see the actors’ shadows behind them) and muted filters to give each of the covers an almost indie-underground look. Oh, and everyone looks fabulous, too.
Oprah Winfrey, who is nominated for several awards for playing the part of Gloria Gaines in The Butler, is looking absolutely divine in her orange dress. The color looks great on her, and her hair is to die for. Jennifer Lawrence, the often dubbed all-American girl of the year, starred in several roles this year, the highlights being her reoccurring role as Katniss in the next installment of The Hunger Games and as Rosalyn in American Hustle — the latter seriously blew us away. Lawrence pulls off an adorable floral crop top and high-waisted shorts set.
We were happy to see that up-and-coming star Lupita Nyong’o got a spot. A fashionista in her own right, who’s wearing a strapless print dress for her shoot, Nyong’o wowed the crowds when she played Patsey in 12 Years a Slave. Cate Blanchett is looking like a glamorous movie star in an oversize fur boa, as she should — the award-winning actress is up for just about every nomination in the book for her portrayal of Jeanette Francis or “Jasmine” in Blue Jasmine.
Amy Adams’ cover takes a more dramatic approach — with seemingly wet hair, she holds her pink beauty queen-style dress into place. We were glad to see Adams nab the role of Sydney Prosser in American Hustle. And though Matthew McConaughey has appeared in a series of notorious flop films, he turned things around this year with his roles of Mark Hanna in The Wolf of Wall Street and Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club. And that blue suit? It’s an interesting choice, but we kind of dig it.
Photos via Fashionista