Oscars 2022: Venus Williams risks a wardrobe malfunction in a VERY low-cut white dress… as she represents Best Picture nominee King Richard
Venus Williams was living on the edge on Sunday in Hollywood as she hit the Academy Awards red carpet in a daring low-cut dress.
The 41-year-old tennis icon put on a busty display in the white dress, which elegantly hugged her athletic figure.
She was representing Best Picture nominee King Richard, which charts her father Richard Williams’ early years as her and sister Serena Williams’ coach, before the two became tennis superstars.
Risky business: Venus Williams, 41, was a vision in a white custom Elie Saab, even though it left her in danger of a wardrobe malfunction
The athlete and her sister Serena were the first people featured at the start of the Oscars broadcast as they introduced Beyoncé, who performed her song Be Alive from the film.
Venus was a vision in the brilliant white custom Elie Saab dress which had a rounded plunging neckline that reached down to the top of her toned midriff.
It was lined with a thick metallic strip that appeared to have come loose from some of the fabric.
The sleeveless look showcased the tennis champions toned arms, which she decorated with thick silver cuffs around her wrists, along with crimson nails for an extra splash of color.
The dark-haired beauty wore her raven tresses tied up high and fanned out down her back, which framed her wing-shaped Tiffany & Co. silver earrings.
Shiny: It was lined with a thick metallic strip that appeared to have come loose from some of the fabric. The sleeveless look showcased the tennis champions toned arms, which she decorated with thick silver cuffs around her wrists
The dark-haired beauty wore her raven tresses tied up high and fanned out down her back, which framed her wing-shaped Tiffany & Co. silver earrings
Venus’ outfit reached down to the red carpet and completely covered her footwear, leaving a short train behind her.
She’ll be rooting for her family’s biopic King Richard to take home the top prize for Best Picture this evening.
The film — which was executive produced by Venus and her sister Serena — stars Will Smith as their father, Richard Williams.
It charts their early years, when the sisters were marked for future tennis fame by their father.
He and his then-wife Brandy (Supporting Actress nominee Aunjanue Ellis) coach their daughters will working other jobs.
She’ll be rooting for her family’s biopic King Richard — which she and Serena executive produced — to take home the top prize for Best Picture this evening; starring Will Smith
Family: It charts their early years, when the sisters were marked for future tennis fame by their father. He and his then-wife Brandy (Supporting Actress nominee Aunjanue Ellis) coach their daughters will working other jobs
Early days: Richard creates plenty of strain with his family and with the professional coaches they work with as forbids his daughters from playing on the junior circuit in favor of focusing on school
Richard creates plenty of strain with his family and with the professional coaches they work with as forbids his daughters from playing on the junior circuit in favor of focusing on school.
He also urges them to refuse sponsorship deals in the hopes that they’ll attract more lucrative offers once they reveal their dominance on the court.
In addition to the Best Picture and Supporting Actress nods, Smith is nominating for Best Actor, and the film is up for Editing and Original Screenplay, along with Original Song for Beyoncé’s Be Alive.
Earlier in the day on Instagram, Venus looked glamorous in her dress while descending a set of stairs outside.
Dramatic: Earlier in the day on Instagram, Venus looked glamorous in her dress while descending a set of stairs outside
All angles: Another photo emphasized her elegant side profile
‘I’ve tried my best to prepare for every moment in life. I’ve trained my mind, body soul and spirit to be prepared and ready for anything that comes my way. Until now…. Until now…I could have never dreamed or prepared to be at the @theacademy awards for a film that tells my FAMILY’S story,’ she wrote in her caption.
‘This is beyond my dream. What can I tell you. Keep dreaming. Keep working. Keep fighting. You don’t know where life might take you. I’m from Compton, California. And now I’m allow the way here. Its so good to BE ALIVE!’
Another photo emphasized her elegant side profile.
Despite being a celebrity herself, Venus was over the moon when she spotted Jennifer Garner in casual attire before the ceremony.
She beamed ear-to-ear as she posed with last year’s Best Actor winner, Anthony Hopkins.
She wore a black blazer with matching jeans and combat boots, and in another image she threw back her jacket and revealed her white tank top while dancing.
Starstruck: Despite being a celebrity herself, Venus was over the moon when she spotted Jennifer Garner in casual attire before the ceremony
Two legends: She beamed ear-to-ear as she posed with last year’s Best Actor winner, Anthony Hopkins
Busting a move: She wore a black blazer with matching jeans and combat boots, and in another image she threw back her jacket and revealed her white tank top while dancing
OSCARS 2022: WINNERS
Belfast (Focus Features)
Don’t Look Up (Netflix)
Drive My Car (Janus Films/Sideshow)
Dune (Warner Bros)
King Richard (Warner Bros)
Licorice Pizza (MGM/United Artists Releasing)
Nightmare Alley (Searchlight Pictures)
The Power Of The Dog (Netflix)
West Side Story (20th Century Studios)
On the saddle: Power Of The Dog received several nominations including Best Picture
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Jessie Buckley – The Lost Daughter
Ariana DeBose – West Side Story – WINNER
Judi Dench – Belfast
Kirsten Dunst- The Power Of The Dog
Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Ciaran Hinds – Belfast
Troy Kotsur – Coda
Jesse Plemons – The Power Of The Dog
J.K Simonns – Being The Ricardos
Kodi Smitt-McPhee – The Power Of The Dog
Cruella (Jenny Beavan)
Cyrano (Massimo Cantini Parrini)
Dune (Jacqueline West)
Nightmare Alley (Luis Sequeira)
West Side Story (Paul Tazewell)
Jumping for joy: West Side Story was nominated for Best Costume Design
ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND
Dune – WINNER
No Time To Die
The Power Of The Dog
West Side Story
Don’t Look Up (Nicholas Britell)
Dune (Hans Zimmer) – WINNER
Encanto (Germaine Franco)
Parallel Mothers (Alberto Iglesias)
The Power of the Dog (Jonny Greenwood)
Drive My Car
The Lost Daughter
The Power Of The Dog
Loud and clear: Coda was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
Don’t Look Up
The Worst Person In The World
ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Affairs Of The Heart
The Windshield Wiper – WINNER
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
Ala Kachuu — Take and Run
The Long Goodbye – WINNER
On My Mind
INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM
Drive My Car
The Hand of God
Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom
The Worst Person in the World
Dune (Zsuzsanna Sipos & Patrice Vermette)
Nightmare Alley (Tamara Deverell & Shane Vieau)
The Power of the Dog (Grant Major & Amber Richards)
The Tragedy of Macbeth (Stefan Dechant & Nancy Haigh)
West Side Story (Rena DeAngelo & Adam Stockhausen)
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Javier Bardem – Being the Ricardos
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Power of the Dog
Andrew Garfield – tick, tick… BOOM!
Will Smith – King Richard
Denzel Washington – The Tragedy of Macbeth
Ace? Will Smith is nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for King Richard
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Olivia Colman – The Lost Daughter
Penélope Cruz – Parallel Mothers
Nicole Kidman – Being the Ricardos
Kristen Stewart – Spencer
Kenneth Branagh – Belfast
Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza
Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog
Ryûsuke Hamaguchi – Drive My Car
Steven Spielberg – West Side Story
At the helm: Jane Campion is nominated in the Best Director category for Power Of The Dog
Don’t Look Up (Hank Corwin)
Dune (Joe Walker) – WINNER
King Richard (Pamela Martin)
The Power of the Dog (Peter Sciberras)
Tick, Tick… Boom! (Myron Kerstein & Andrew Weisblum)
MAKEUP AND HAIR STYLING
Coming 2 America
The Eyes Of Tammy Faye
House Of Gucci
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Encanto – WINNER
The Mitchells VS The Machine
Raya And The Lost Dragon
Be Alive — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter & Darius Scott (King Richard)
Dos Oruguitas — Lin-Manuel Miranda (Encanto)
Down to Joy — Van Morrison (Belfast)
No Time to Die — Billie Eilish & Finneas O’Connell (No Time to Die)
Somehow You Do— Diane Warren (Four Good Days)
DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Lead Me Home
The Queen of Basketball – WINNER
Three Songs for Benazir
When We Were Bullies
Summer of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Writing with Fire
Dune – WINNER
No Time To Die
Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Stunning: Dune earned nods in both the Best Visual Effects and Best Cinematography categories
Dune (Greig Fraser) – WINNER
Nightmare Alley (Dan Lausten)
The Power of the Dog (Ari Wegner)
The Tragedy of Macbeth (Bruno Delbonnel)
West Side Story (Janusz Kaminski)
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