Our list of where celebrity nominees should holiday post-awards.
Awards season, we’re presuming, is really rather stressful for Hollywood’s elite: the speech writing, the mingling, the hours spent in meetings and fittings and cars with tinted windows. And so, in tribute to WLU’s favourite Oscars nominees (and the ones that really should have been), we’ve mixed-and-matched them with the hotels custom-made for uninterrupted R&R, or well-deserved celebration.
The nomination: Lead actress in I, Tonya
The relaxation spot: A long weekend back home for the Gold Coast marvel—sans shoes—at surf shack-turned-A-lister hotel Halcyon House in Northern NSW, not far from where she tied the knot. Think poolside cocktails far from prying paparazzi, lazy days on Cabarita Beach and sunny lunches that stretch into languid dinners—perhaps with pals (and fellow Aussies) Chris and Liam Hemsworth, who both have property in Byron Bay.
The nomination: Lead actor in Call Me by Your Name
The relaxation spot: He’s one of 2018’s most hyped actors, so we’d recommend an away-from-the-spotlight escape to Provence for New York native Timothée Chalamet. The architecturally spectacular Villa la Coste doesn’t disappoint—there’s a Japanese-style hot spring onsen bath, a Michelin-star restaurant helmed by Gérald Passédat and 600 acres of vine-covered grounds dotted with works by mega-artists from Tracey Emin to Ai Weiwei.
The nomination: Lead actor in Darkest Hour
The relaxation spot: He’s been snapped holidaying in the crystal blue waters of St Bart’s before, so we’d recommend Oldman sojourn at Villa Marie, the leafy and light-filled 21 suite hotel co-owned by Jocelyne Sibuet. Each bedroom, designed by Sibuet herself, features enormous canopied beds, and fresh, jungly prints of parrots, pineapples and palm trees.
The should-have-been nomination: Kruger’s powerful lead role in foreign language film In The Fade.
The relaxation spot: Chic, well-appointed and elevated 2,000 metres into the French Alps—within Marcel Breuer’s modernist village—the 96-room Terminal Neige couldn’t be more well suited to the sharp, clever Kruger. A Brutalist paradise.
The nomination: Lead actress in The Post
The relaxation spot: Formerly a writer’s retreat, and now an expansive, near-legendary haven for royalty and Hollywood’s darlings, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on the French Riviera boasts 33 seafront cabanas, one of which we’d suggest the actress reserves for a weekend. The interiors are charming, smart and stately, all fitting descriptors of Streep herself.
The nomination: Director of the Best Picture-nominated Call Me by Your Name
The nomination: Lead actress in Ladybird
The relaxation spot: We’ve picked a haunt back home for the Irish-raised Ronan: a few days in awestruck revelry at Ashford Castle near Cong on Ireland’s Mayo-Galway border. This turreted medieval structure dates back to 1228, and its historic grounds can only be explored by guests.
The nomination: Supporting actor in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
The relaxation spot: One’s very first Oscar nomination deserves a blissful stay in a minimalist Maldives villa—or an airy ocean lagoon house with made-for-Instagram ocean views. We’re more than partial to those at Amilla Fushi, perfect for a stay with girlfriend and actress Leslie Bibb.