The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, is a set of awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry. It is given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy’s voting membership.

This year, our beloved Lebanese movie ‘Capernaum’ directed by the talented Nadine Labaki was a nominee in the foreign language category.

Unfortunately, ‘Capernaum’ wasn’t the winner, but the nomination alone is something to be proud of.

Another presence for Lebanon at the Oscars’ Ceremony 2019 was the numerous gowns worn by international celebrities, carefully created by Lebanese designers.

Michelle Yeoh in Elie Saab

Jennifer Hudson in Elie Saab

Jessica Gomes in Zuhair Murad

Molly Sims in Zuhair Murad

Angela Bassett in Reem Acra

Krysten Ritter in Reem Acra

Meagan Good in Georges Chakra

Nadine Labaki in Elie Saab

Julia Roberts in Elie Saab

This is not the first time that Lebanese designers shine in an event such as the Annual Academy Awards.

Names such as Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad, and Reem Acra always have a place in lists of Best gowns and best-dressed celebrities.

On each occasion, Lebanon waits to see the work of these successful designers who make us proud.