Daniel Craig at the 2019 Oscars
At the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday the 24th of February, Daniel Craig and Charlize Theron presented the award for actor in a supporting role. Daniel Craig was invited to be a member of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2007, and presented with Nicole Kidman the award for Art Direction at the 2007 Oscars. Despite many other award nominations and wins, Craig himself has never been nominated for an Oscar. This year’s presentation comes as Craig is preparing to start filming Bond 25. He is in good shape, hardly different than he looked in 2015’s Spectre.
Daniel Craig was amongst the many well-dressed and James Bond-styled men at the Oscars this year, including Trevor Noah, Bradley Cooper and Keegan-Michael Key. Cooper and Key wore Tom Ford. This year Craig wore a Tom Ford Atticus-model midnight blue—still a trendy black tie colour—dinner suit with wide black silk-faced peaked lapels. It fastens with one silk-covered button and is detailed with silk-faced jetted pockets and a single vent (I think that is what I saw). The sleeves are detailed with Tom Ford’s signature silk gauntlet cuffs and five buttons. Because Daniel Craig is wearing Tom Ford again so close to the start of production of Bond 25, it could be an indication that Tom Ford is returning for Bond 25. Daniel Craig has been wearing similar dinner suits in a number of appearances since Spectre, so this may be the look he will sport in Bond 25.
The dinner jacket is close-fitting but not too tight, though it still looks a hair too short. It is an improvement over what we saw in Skyfall and Spectre, and hopefully it will still be improved for Bond 25.
Craig’s white dress shirt has a spread collar and double cuffs and fastens down the front with three black studs. His black bow tie is a wide butterfly and much wider than what we are used to seeing. Though it pairs nicely with the dinner jacket’s wide lapels, it is much too large for his head. He is wearing a white gardenia pinned to his lapel. He has a casually folded white handkerchief in his jacket’s breast pocket. There is a black silk cummerbund hidden under his jacket. His shoes are black patent leather.
Walking out to the “James Bond Theme” in black tie, and suavely adjusting his bow tie, Daniel Craig is ready to return to James Bond.