The Blue Steel is characterised by a straight look into camera, while holding a solid and mesmerising glare, with the mouth closed or slightly open and is designed to give the viewer the impression that a person is glamorous and very important. The expression has always existed but since the film Zoolander highlighted the bizarre phenomenon and named it, the Blue Steel has taken on a whole new lease of life and is now one of the most popular expressions in the world.
The Academy Awards are a big deal for Blue Steelers as it is the biggest stage for celebs to showcase their respective Steels. In light of this, we've taken it upon ourselves to present to you Entertainment.ie's Blue Steel Oscars, revealing to you some of the best Blue Steels from last night's ceremony.
Here we go, enjoy:
Cate going for the smirk Blue Steel. Look at those eyes, though; straight into the soul.
The hands in the pockets give an extra casual quality to Chris' Steel.
A very classic Blue Steel, but a Blue Steel nonetheless.
Matthew bringing a bit of Texan flair to his Steel, with this, never seen before, Cowboy Gunslinger Blue Steel.
Hand on the hip, head slightly turned. This is text book Blue-Steeling from Gaga, really good work.
Now, Zac is more well known for his singing abilities in High School Musical, but who knew that he had this level of Blue Steel ability. Ben Stiller himself would be proud of this. Class act.
Efron wins our Best Male Blue Steel, this year. Congratulations, Zac. 10/10
The hair, the white suit, the dickie bow. Match that with this majestic Blue Steel and it's no wonder that Jared walked away with one of those little gold feckers under his arm, last night.
This really is top drawer Steeling. The 'Over The Shoulder Steel'. This level of ability is only achieved through hours of practice, people. One of the best of the night, for sure.
Kate picks up the award for Best Female Blue Steel. Super Steeling, Kate.
You could say that Brad Pitt is the Godfather of the Blue Steel. The man has been doing it since he was in nappies. The most natural Steeler in the business.
A full body Steel, here. Cumberbatch does a lovely job from head to toe with this Blue Steel. It's not just about the face, guys.
Now, normally, the wonderful Ms. Lawrence is having too much fun to be worrying about whipping out Blue Steels, but when she does whip one out, this is what happens. BAM.
Like Kate Hudson, Jessica has gone for the difficult over the shoulder Steel. But we're very glad that she did because this is our pick of the night. Well done Ms. Biel on this impeccable Blue Steel.
Jessica wins our award for Best Overall Blue Steel. Bravo, Jessica. The hard work has paid off. 10/10.
But, we've saved the best for last. This may not be the most eye pleasing or technically complex Steel you're ever going to see but it is definitely different, and that's worth a mention at the very least. You're an innovator Mr. Tyler, we love it.
Steve Tyler wins Best Newcomer at this year's Blue Steel Oscars. Congrats, Steve.