If you’re gunning for an Oscar, the first and most important stop on the way is Venice, where the 76th edition of the world’s oldest film festival is currently taking place. And with tons of buzz already whirring around Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story (a 21st century version of Kramer vs. Kramer) as well as Steven Soderbergh’s The Laundromat and Todd Phillip’s dark exploration of the Joker’s origin story, it’s no wonder that the who’s who of Hollywood have congregated in Italy.
Naturally, all eyes were on the red carpet as the premieres brought out veterans like Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, and Monica Bellucci alongside A-listers such as Cate Blanchett and Scarlett Johansson – many of whom paid homage to the setting by favoring Italian brands like Armani and Gucci. The Venice Film Festival doesn’t end until September 7, so we’ll continue to bring you the best of the red carpet scene as it unfolds. Watch this space.