Jessica Chastain was praised by some at-home 2023 Oscars viewers Sunday evening for sporting a masks at this 12 months’s ceremony.
Masking whereas attending the ninety fifth annual ceremony on the Dolby Theatre wasn’t required for this 12 months’s attendees, however follows the actress’ resolution earlier in awards season to put on a face-covering amid work on Broadway’s A Doll’s Home. Her masks, which was black and matched her custom Gucci gown and jewellery, was seen all through varied factors within the telecast — together with a bit the place she took it off to deal with Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel.
Chastain was beforehand seen on the Golden Globes earlier this award season donning a masks, the reasoning for which she defined throughout a crimson carpet interview. “I’m a little bit nervous about getting sick. However, I acquired my masks,” she mentioned on the time. “You need to be so cautious within the theater as a result of I don’t wish to let my forged down.”
The actress’ reasoning for masking is comprehensible past a private well being selection, as contracting COVID-19 might imply Chastain must miss a string of performances of the Jamie Lloyd-directed play, which not too long ago opened and prolonged its restricted run via June.
Whereas Chastain’s masks could have been one of many solely seen reminders through the telecast in regards to the ongoing pandemic, which has manufacturing implications for Hollywood initiatives, Glenn Shut’s absence served extra subtly as one other. The actress, who is among the most nominated abilities but to earn a person efficiency win in Oscar historical past, needed to miss the 2023 ceremony and was changed as a presenter after she examined optimistic for COVID-19.
Earlier this 12 months, a number of actors, together with Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Michelle Pfeiffer and Jamie Lee Curtis, bowed out of showing both as nominees or presenters at this 12 months’s Critics Selection Awards after contracting COVID-19. And for the 2022 Oscars ceremony, Lin-Manuel Miranda was not in attendance on the Los Angeles Dolby Theatre regardless of receiving a nomination after his spouse examined optimistic for COVID-19.