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The best 2016 Oscar hairdos

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Winning smile: Alicia Vikander garnered the Oscar as best supporting actress for her role in “The Danish Girl” – with the winner’s half-up hairstyle
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Best movie, best actor, best look... While the stars of the hour were honoured before and during the 88th Oscar Awards, we have an added prize for them: our Hair Award! We are recognising hairdos made for the movies, glamorous looks and the most exciting hairstyles of the 2016 Oscars – here are the winners by category...

Wow, what a night at the Oscars! On 28 February 2016 the stars once again celebrated themselves at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles during the 88th Academy Awards. Not only movies played a leading role. Heated and controversial discussions about this year’s Oscars led up to the event: How are the VIPs dealing with the debate about skin colour and gender, will Leonardo DiCaprio finally get his first golden boy and which red carpet dresses will be the most breath-taking?

Moderator Chris Rock made an impression with clear statements in his opening speech: While he came on stage to “Fight the Power” by Public Enemy, the witty actor did not shy away from speaking plainly. He met the #OscarSoWhite boycott with black humour (reason: For the second time in a row, no black actors were nominated for an Oscar): “People say it’s not fair that he did such a good job and didn’t get nominated,” Rock said. “It’s also not fair that he got $20 million for ‘Wild Wild West.’”

Entertainment got its due, serious issues notwithstanding. Superb movies, prize-worthy fashion and even more awards – since we are now presenting the Hair Oscars.

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    Finally together: After six unsuccessful nominations, Leonardo DiCaprio wins the Oscar for best actor in 2016
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    First the news of the night: We can all breathe a sigh of relief as Leo finally goes down in Oscar film history as a radiant victor. The perpetual bachelor and perpetual nominee (who went empty-handed six times) earned the coveted trophy for his leading role in the revenge drama “The Revenant”. His styling was a relief as well: While he was still battling his way through movie history with a 300-day beard in the last few months, he came to Los Angeles looking stylish in a black tuxedo with bow tie and a great hairdo (gelled in the popular comb-over) to accept the first Oscar of his career.

    But now the hairlights of the 2016 Oscars – see the best looks in our gallery:

  • Gallery: Oscar hairdos 2016

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    Oscar hairdos 2016: Brie Larson

    Best wow effect: Brie Larson won the Oscar as best leading actress for her role in the independent drama “The Room”. She accepted her prize in majestic royal blue and her discreet half-up did not steal the show from the gorgeous evening gown by Gucci – at least not from the front...

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    Oscar hairdos 2016: Brie Larson

    ... while the back view of the pinned-up hairstyle was surprising (by the way: hairdo of the evening! The winner in the best supporting role category, Alicia Vikander, also won with half-up hair) thanks to a striking twirled detail paired with a gleaming hair clip. Brie Larson’s hair is smooth and shiny in the lengths, with elegant waves only at the ends – truly a winning style!

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    Oscar hairdos 2016: Chrissy Teigen

    Best extravagance: Chrissy Teigen accompanied her husband John Legend wearing an impressive, sophisticated braided hairdo. The pregnant model wore the long mane in a messy French braid, teased at the front and crowned by additional braided insets. A great twist to the romantic, embroidered rose dress (by Marchesa) with its plunging backline. Magical and modern!

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    Oscar hairdos 2016: Jennifer Lawrence

    Best Bob: Last year’s winner Jennifer Lawrence looked radiant at the Oscars with a new hairstyle. While the beautiful actress was unable to snatch the Oscar for best leading role this time around (nominated for the movie “Joy”), she looked great in ice blonde with a sleekly styled long bob. The light hair colour and asymmetrical cut (longer in front) was exactly right with the hot red carpet gown made of black lace (by Dior). Excellent!

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    Oscar hairdos 2016: Rachel McAdams

    Best glamour: No need to always put on a big show... Rachel McAdams proved that a simple hairstyle can be glamorous too. The dress in which the actress appeared on the red carpet was already breath-taking enough. With the emerald green silk gown (by August Getty Atelier) – fascinating with a high halterneck top, racy backline and sexy slit on the side – a discreet but no less elegant hairdo was a winning choice. The shoulder-length hair was smoothly gelled and pinned back. Discreet glow make up and long diamond earrings made this look very ladylike and absolutely appropriate for the Academy Awards! By the way, her film “Spotlight” won the Oscar in the best movie category!