Wednesday 17 October 2018

Rita Moreno wore the same dress she wore to the 1962 Oscars

She was one of the first stars to arrive at the star-studded ceremony.

Actress Rita Moreno arrives for the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Actress Rita Moreno arrives for the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Rita Moreno (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Actress Rita Moreno arrives for the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

Laura Harding, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Allison Janney, Christopher Plummer and Jordan Peele are among the first stars to arrive at the 90th Oscars, as Rita Moreno chose to wear the same dress she wore in 1962 when she won an Oscar for West Side Story.

Janney, who is nominated in the supporting actress category for her role in I, Tonya, opted for a dramatic red dress with long flowing sleeves.

Peele, who is nominated in the best director and best original screenplay category for Get Out, which also got a best picture nod, arrived dressed in a white tuxedo with wife and Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Chelsea Peretti.

Moreno opted to wear the same lampshade dress with a black and gold skirt that she wore to the ceremony the year she won the best supporting actress prize 56 years ago.

Actress Rita Moreno arrives for the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Actress Rita Moreno arrives for the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

Plummer is nominated for best supporting actor for his role in All The Money In The World after he replaced Kevin Spacey in last minute re-shoots.

He told US network ABC: “In the theatre, this happens all the time, I’ve spent my life on stage so it’s not a strange coincidence to replace someone and only have nine days to get ready, it was like old times.

“Sometimes it’s great to have that little space, you don’t talk about it, you don’t indulge yourself, there’s no time, you give a more accurate and hopefully more vulnerable performance.”

The actor, who won a gong in 2012 for Beginners, said of returning to the ceremony: “It’s always different because times change all the time.

“Now there are so many young people, all my old friends are dead, they have either drunk themselves to death or they have naturally popped off the vine, so I don’t know all the young actors.”

The Shape Of Water leads the nominations at the ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles with 13 nods.

Press Association

Style Newsletter

Stay on top of the latest fashion, beauty and celeb gossip in our Style newsletter.

Also in this section