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The Kempt Trailer Oscars

  • Geoff Rynex
The Kempt Trailer Oscars

You probably won’t watch every awards-season movie this year. That’s okay, no one does. And that’s why there are trailers. Those wonderful, two-minute, misleading narrative mashups that invariably end with you saying, “Oh, I’m definitely seeing that one.” It’s a critical institution.

So we watched every damn trailer of the would-be prestige films that have opened or will open this year, and have declared winners in the categories we know mean the most to you.

After the jump, the Oscar goes to...

The Kempties: Our Nominations for the Best Menswear on Film

  • Kempt Staff
The Kempties: Our Nominations for the Best Menswear on Film

The Academy announced this year’s Oscar nominations to the usual fanfare—there were a few snubs, a few surprises and at least one curious addition.

Which means it’s time for us to revive The Kempties, wherein we throw out all of the tired old categories and hand out nominations for the best menswear on film in the past year.

And the Kempty for Standout Performance by Suspenders in a Supporting Role goes to...

The Real Winners of the Oscars

  • Najib Benouar

Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California.

There were plenty of good-looking tuxedoes at last night’s Oscars—which was to be expected.

But there were a few unexpected standouts, a few departures that we were pleasantly surprised by—like the Hemsworthian burgundy—and a couple of ivory-white jackets that split the difference between questionable and impeccable. When it really comes down to it, these were the real winners of the Oscars (some even took home a golden statue)...

The 10 best-dressed men at last night’s Oscars.»

Style Icons Winning Oscars

  • Kempt Staff

Jack Nicholson Holding Academy Award

A little something called the Oscars is finally happening this weekend.

Sure, there will be a lot of focus on the red carpet’s pomp and sharply tailored circumstance, but it’s really about who takes home the golden statues. Which is why we’ve put together this stylish compendium of Oscar glory at its most handsome.

The envelope, please...»

Our Evening with Mr. McConaughey (You Know, That Oscar Nominee Guy)

  • Kelly Larson

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You can learn a lot from watching Matthew McConaughey’s movies.

How to get lost in 10 days.

What a really unhealthy weight looks like.

The only right way to wear peach pants.

But turns out, you can learn a lot more by just spending a couple hours in a room with the guy. I was fortunate enough to get a front-row seat to the McConaissance (hat tip to anyone who can go from Fool’s Gold to Oscar nominee in the same decade) at a recent taping of Inside the Actors Studio.

And here’s what I learned.»

Eddie Redmayne’s Tuxedo Slippers and More Oscar Handsomeness

  • Najib Benouar

Eddie Redmayne

We spent the better part of last week ruminating on the state of black tie on the red carpet (it’s as strong as ever) in the lead-up to last night’s Oscars.

And we were hoping to see some of our handiwork out on the red carpet. We were not disappointed—and, aside from Daniel Day-Lewis’s pitch-perfect getup (right down to the tipped pocket square we suggested here) our proudest moment was when newcomer Eddie Redmayne traipsed in wearing velvet tuxedo slippers (another one of our suggestions).

We’ve been tracking Redmayne’s red-carpet ascension closely this awards season, and this move solidifies his bid as Red Carpet Rookie of the Year. (The rest of his kit was also impeccable, as you can see.) But it was an undeniably handsome night all around, so we couldn’t let the chance to point out a few more of our favorites go by.

Another look at the real winners of last night’s tuxedo games.»