James McAvoy Turns His Oscar Look Into An Autographed Piece Of Art

By GQ Staff
26 February 2019
James McAvoy, Oscars
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He’s won. Forget the awards and best-dressed lists, McAvoy wins the Oscars.

Yes, there are golden statuettes to hand out and acceptance speeches to be said, but for the most part, the Oscars have come to be synonymous with designer suiting, expensive gowns, and immaculate grooming.

Red carpet photos may depict Hollywood’s finest looking regal and relaxed, but the reality is that behind the lens is a throng of photographers and fashion writers, all looking to pounce on a wardrobe malfunction, or swoon at those who tick all the right boxes.

James McAvoy may have trotted the red carpet in what appeared to be your average Oscar look of clean, crisp white shirt and a fitted suit, but come the Oscar After Party and the actor looked like someone who’d just finished his final HSC exam and had brandished a Sharpie in the school locker room.

The “Split” and “X-Men” star attended the Vanity Fair after party and revealed a shirt full of autographs. Featuring the signatures of “Black Panther” star Michael B. Jordan, other famous names that could be seen were those of Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Charlize Theron, Amy Adams and even best actress nominee, Glenn Close. Even one fifth of Queer Eye’s Fab Five made it on the shirt, in the form of Karamo Brown’s signature.


McAvoy took to Instagram to show off the Sharpie signatures, saying: “Went to the Oscars. Presented. Got mugged by sharpie wielding celebrities. #thuglebrity I’m sure my shirt is going to be defaced by more of these entitled graffiti mentalists as the night goes on.”


Speaking to Vanity Fair on the after party red carpet, McAvoy said that he was backstage having a drink at the Oscars when he saw the red sharpie on the floor. After picking it up and getting the likes of Frances McDormand to sign it, he had the idea of a mass signing before auctioning it off for charity.

It’s a generous and thoughtful idea, with the shirt undoubtedly set to fetch a rather hefty fee on the charity books. McAvoy, who works with a number of charities including UNICEF and Ronald McDonald House, is currently unsure about where the shirt will eventually be actioned off, saying to Entertainment Tonight that “this was off the cuff and alcohol-fuelled.”

One thing’s for sure, with this charitable act McAvoy certainly takes out the best-dressed category.

Via GQ Australia