Oscar-nominated Arianne Phillips attacks larky garb worn by McCarthy and Brian Tyree Henry at Academy Awards
Melissa McCarthy and Brian Tyree Henry’s brief stint as presenters was, for many, one of the highlights of Sunday night’s Oscars. The pair, who worked together on the forthcoming movie Superintelligence, took to the stage wearing elaborate outfits that nodded to each of this year’s nominees in the best costume category.
McCarthy wore 53 stuffed toy rabbits in homage to Queen Anne’s numerous pets in The Favourite and a wig reminiscent of that worn by Margot Robbie in Mary Queen of Scots. Her hat was a tip to The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Henry wore a Mary Poppins-style blue cape and hair and makeup evoking Black Panther. They explained that costume design was a craft of enormous craft, subtlety and importance.