Taraji ("hope and love") Henson seems to be everywhere this season.
She went form fitting sexy for the Director's Guild, "busy" for the Producers, and got all architectural, if you will, for the Art Directors. Suddenly she was shiny and sassy for the Editors (does this mean she understands how important they are to any actor's success?). But then dull and simple for the Writer's Guild -- writers get no respect! Then sleek for the Costume Designers. She's like Queen of the Guilds. Only maybe she's not so sure about her newfound royalty yet since she seems to be having trouble moving away from anything outside the grey/silver/black family. Her color palette elsewhere doesn't change much either: SAG white, Golden Globe black, BFCA silver.
Can we get her in some color for Oscar? She busted it out for two NAACP events (left). How about for the Kodak? Can you tell it's my pet peeve that so many people dress in black for the Oscars? With 50% of the attendees in tuxes it gets a little monotonous. The ladies need to bring the color! Cross your fingers that she does. Pull focus, Taraji P Henson. It's your big chance. And if you're truly married to that season long subdued palette we've been seeing, go with the silver.
How about you Oscar watchers... do you love the sophistication of black and white gowns or do you regularly long for eye popping color?