Spike Lee at the 2020 Oscars

Watchonista's Ultimate Guide To The Watches Of The 2020 Oscars

From the red carpet to the afterparties, we present the best timepieces from the 2020 Academy Awards.

By Rhonda Riche

Bigger than the Super Bowl for watch geeks, the Academy Awards is a celebration of both film and horology, with stylish celebrities showing off some of the hottest timepieces known to humanity.

While the Oscar 2020 nominations were criticized for a lack of diversity (don’t get me started on Lupita Nyong'o not getting a nod for Us), the paparazzi captured a very wide array of brands and styles on the red carpet. Here’s a list of our favorite watches of the 2020 Academy Awards.

Parasite wins the Oscar for Best Picture 2020 ©ABC

Good Evening America

Not everybody borrows watches to wear to the big show. Here’s noted watch guy Michael Strahan wearing his personal Rolex Everose Day-Date to the awards.

Robin Roberts and Michael Strahan on the red carpet ©GettyImages
Rolex Day-Date 40 Everose gold ©Rolex

Good Fella

Living legend and nominee for The Irishman director Martin Scorsese went with another classic — a Rolex Perpetual Day-Date. You can read more about Rolex's participation at the 2020 Oscars HERE.

Martin Scorsese and his Rolex Perpetual Day-Date ©Rolex

Golden Boy

Last year’s Best Actor winner Rami Malek went vintage with a 1993 Pasha de Cartier Collection watch in 18k yellow gold. So great to see Cartier's vintage Pasha collection getting some love!

Rami Malek on the red carpet ©GettyImages
Pasha de Cartier watch, 1993, 18k yellow gold ©Cartier

All Star

Producers of the Academy Award-winning animated short Hair Love Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union attended a pre-show event with Wade wearing a Hublot Dwayne Wade Classic Fusion.

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union (Via @dwyanewade Instagram)
Hublot Classic Fusion « Dwyane Wade » Limited Edition ©Hublot

Perfect Fit

Nominated for Pain and Glory, actor Antonio Banderas looked good in Bulgari wearing an Octo Finissimo Automatic watch in titanium case and bracelet. You can read more about the Octo Finissimo on Bulgari's partner page HERE.

Antonio Banderas on the red carpet ©GettyImages
Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic ©Bvlgari
Antonio Banderas wearing a Bulgari Octo Finissimo on the 2020 Oscars red carpet

Cold Case

Frozen II star Josh Gad introduced Idina Menzel and a stage full of foreign language Elsas whilst wearing a two-tone Chopard Alpine Eagle. You can read more about the Chopard Alpine Eagle HERE.

Josh Gad on stage ©GettyImages
Chopard Alpine Eagle 41mm ©Chopard

Legend of Greyjoy

Game of Thrones star Alfie Allen rocked the red carpet in an uncomplicated tux and a minimalist Omega De Ville Prestige.

Alfie Allen on the red carpet ©GettyImages
OMEGA De Ville Prestige Co-Axial Power Reserve ©OMEGA

Space Force

Here’s Star Wars star and presenter Oscar Isaac flashing his Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary to the paparazzi. You can read more about this model HERE.

Oscar Isaac and his wife, Elvira Lind, on the red carpet ©GettyImages
OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch Apollo Anniversary Limited Series « Apollo 11 50th A

Midnight Hour

It’s two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali presenting best supporting actress with his diamond-studded Omega DeVille Tresor Co-Axial Master Chronometer.

Mahershala Ali & Laura Dern ©GettyImages

Rabbit Run

Best director nominee and best adapted screenplay winner Taika Waititi paired a classic black tie and tux with a military influenced blue Panerai Luminor Due. You can learn more about the Panerai Luminor Due collection HERE.

Taika Waititi on the red carpet
Panerai Luminor Due 3 Days - PAM728 ©Panerai

Do the Right Thing

Famed director Spike Lee paid tribute to the late Kobe Bryant with a customized purple and gold jacket. On his wrist? An 18K Everose Rolex Root Beer GMT. You can read our in-depth collector's analysis of the two-tone version of this watch HERE.

Spike Lee at the 2020 Oscars
 Rolex GMT-Master II
Spike Lee with his 18k Everose Gold Rolex GMT Master II

Marshall Law

Two totally random things. It took 17 years, but Eminem finally performed “Lose Yourself” at the 2020 Oscars. He also double-wristed what looks like a customized Rolex President with diamond-encrusted aftermarket bracelet.

Eminem performed 'Lose Yourself' at the Oscars ©ABC
Rolex Day-Date 40 Yellow gold ©Rolex

A Portable Party

Presenter Mindy Kaling wore this dazzling, diamond-encrusted Audemars Piguet Royal Oak to the Academy Award after-parties.

Mindy Kaling ©GettyImages
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Quartz ©Audemars Piguet

A Busy Year For Watches At Awards Shows

All in all the 2020 Oscars were a complete smash. This year's show felt fresh and captivated a wide range of audiences. Perhaps more than any other year, watch brands stepped up their appearance on the red carpet and the quality of timepieces on display was top notch. You can read our watch spotting articles about the GRAMMYS (HERE) and Golden Globes (HERE). 

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