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Taking Home Oscar for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd time

6 Mar

Now that we’re a full week+ removed from the 85th Academy Awards, I wanted to throw up a gratuitous pic of the acting winners, along with some interesting facts about each!

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Some fun facts abou each of this year’s acting winners:

  • This is the second time in three years Christoph Waltz has taken the best supporting actor statue; both of his winning performances were directed by Quentin Tarantino (Inglorious Bastards). 
  • Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence each took home their first Oscar with their second nominations; Hathaway was nominated in 2008 for Rachel Getting Married, while Lawrence was nominated for best actress for Winter’s Bone in 2010.
  • As for Daniel Day-Lewis, he’s been nominated for Best Actor 5 times and has won 3 of them (My Left Foot, There Will Be Blood, Lincoln), which made him the only male actor in history to accomplish this. One more win, and he’d tie Katharine Hepburn as Hollywood’s most Oscar-laden actor.

Also, not sure if you saw this, but JLaw (which is her thing now, apparently?) forgot to thank some VIPs in her acceptance speech: Silver Linings Playbook Director David O. Russell and The Weinstein Company chairman Harvey Weinstein. She released a statement thanking them (which can be seen here), but my favorite part was her closing:

Thank you to both. I will never be able to forgive myself for such a brain fart but I hope that you both can. Obviously it was not on purpose, I couldn’t remember what I had already said and my mind went completely blank–your brain does funny things during the most overwhelming moment of your life!

How can you not love her?!

2013 Red Carpet Recap

25 Feb

Now that I have my quick initial thoughts of last night’s telecast up, it’s on to the fashion! Overall, I found the red carpet pre-show to be a little boring, fashion-wise. Lots of status quo dresses and hair, not too much adventure or excitement. Still, no one gets away from the cameras on Oscar night without be asked who they are wearing!

Of course, there were a few exceptions! I thought the lovely ladies below all rocked it:

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Best actress winner Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture

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Jennifer Garner in Gucci

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Best Supporting Actress nominee Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta

Halle Berry in Versace

Halle Berry in Versace

Best Actress nominee Jessica Chastain in Armani

Best Actress nominee Jessica Chastain in Armani

As for my least faves…I thought Charlize Theron’s gown was WAY too similar to what Anne Hathaway wore to the Golden Globes:

Anne Hathaway at the Globes in Chanel, Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture at the Oscars

Anne Hathaway at the Globes in Chanel, Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture at the Oscars

Speaking of Ms. Hathaway, she didn’t wow last night either, in this dreadful pink thing, which she described as “business in the front, party in the back.” When you’re pretty sure you going to win an Oscar, probably don’t wear a mullet, ok?

Best Supporting Actress winner Anne Hathaway in Prada

Best Supporting Actress winner Anne Hathaway in Prada

And don’t even get me started on Kristen Stewart. Someone get that girl a hairbrush.

Who did you love on the red carpet? Anyone stand out as the fashion winner to you?

All Roads Lead to Oscar: 2013 Award Tallies

19 Feb

Here we are 5 days from Oscar night. All of the major awards leading up to Oscar Sunday have been handed out, which means we should be in pretty good shape to evaluate the trends and (hopefully!) see who is most likely to win.

OscarThis is definitely an interesting year for the awards. I feel confident in predicting that the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress awards are locked up (by Daniel Day-Lewis and Anne Hathaway, respectively), but what about the other acting awards? And REALLY, what about best picture? Argo had been the clear front runner all awards season, but the snub of Ben Affleck in the Directing category throws a wrench in things. After all, the Best Picture winner and Best Director winner usually (but certainly not always) go hand in hand. In the last 10 years, the awards have been uncoupled twice, with Crash and Chicago (both had directors who were at least nominated for the top prize there).

I’ve tallied up the acting, directing and picture category from the BAFTAs, the Golden Globes, and the various Guilds (Producer’s, Actor’s and Director’s). Do you think all of the eventual Oscar winners are represented below? See any chance for an upset, or is this race un-upsetable? Leave a comment below!

Best Picture:

  • Argo: Golden Globe (Best Picture, Drama), BAFTA, Producer’s Guild, SAG
  • Les Miserables: Golden Globe (Best Picture, Musical or Drama)

Best Director:

  • Ben Affleck: Golden Globe, Director’s Guild

Best Actor:

  • Daniel Day Lewis: Golden Globe (Best Actor, Drama), SAG, BAFTA
  • Hugh Jackman: Golden Globe (Best Actor, Comedy or Musical)

Best Actress:

  • Jennifer Lawrence: Golden Globe (Best Actress, Comedy or Musical), SAG
  • Jessica Chastain: Golden Globe (Best Actress, Drama)
  • Emmanuelle Riva: BAFTA

Best Supporting Actress:

  • Anne Hathaway: Globes, SAG, BAFTA

Best Supporting Actor:

  • Christoph Walz: Golden Globe, BAFTA
  • Tommy Lee Jones: SAG

New trailer: The Dark Knight Rises

21 Dec

The 2nd teaser trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, the third and final film in the trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan, is now up! It looks pretty awesome; I’ll even say I’m excited about Anne Hathaway’s Cat Woman in this.

This is one movie I’ll likely be getting some advance tickets for; who doesn’t love a good summer action movie, especially one starring Christian Bale?

What 2012 movies are you looking forward to? It’s a long list for me, but leave some of your highlights in the comments!

Why the Academy Awards were a Dud

3 Mar

Dud.Dud.Dud.

Yep, this year’s award show is gaining popular consenus on one thing: it kind of sucked.

From The Carpetbagger:

“One of the worst Oscar telecasts in history.”

“Dead. In. The. Water.”

“James Franco played a guy who cut off his own arm. Why couldn’t he play a guy who likes Anne Hathaway?”

Viewers were disappointed (ratings were down from last year), and despite its hype as a young show hosted by young stars, it seems old and fuddy-duddyesque.

But what happened? Why did a show that seemed to have so much promise sink? Here are a few of the reasons I think this was a suckfest!

  • It wasn’t funny

If the best that the writers of the onstage material could do was throw Kirk Douglas out there to add some humor to the show, you know there’s a larger overall problem here. From the lack of any kind of actual monologue to presenters that just kind of came out, gave their award, and peaced, I thought the show as a whole was seriously unfunny.

Exception: despite many critics and fans calling the opening segment tired, I liked seeing Franco and Hathaway appearing in some of this year’s nominees. I also enjoyed the autotune the movies video.

Exception to the exception: What the heck was up with the segment ending with a Back to the Future shoutout? SO random!

  • There were many a missed opportunity

When Anne Hathaway started her not-so-thinly veiled version of “On My Own” directed at former Oscar host Hugh Jackman, tell me, was I the ONLY ONE that thought the viewing audience would be treated to a fantastical duet? I hope not, because that would’ve been awesome. And then to follow that non-starter with James Franco coming out in drag for no reason except “you got to wear a tux, so I’m wearing this dress,” I just thought there were missed opportunities to bring the funny back (see number 1).

  • There was an awkward flow to the show

Now, this isn’t anything that I feel was specific to this show, but I just thought that the whole paying homage to Hollywood in year’s gone by was a little bit confusing. It felt somewhat out of place to randomly mention movies and briefly show them on the big screen, and then transition into the awards that maybe that movie had won before, or maybe not. I wasn’t a fan of that.

  • There were no surprises in any of the awards

No upsets, no real surprises, nothing unexpected; as far as OMG moments, this show was unfortunately lacking. Despite Melissa Leo dropping the Oscars first f-bomb in its history, the Oscars were, well, boring. This aspect could’ve been offset if there had been stronger hosts…which takes me to:

  • Bring back the comedians/actors who can actually host!

No offense to Anne and James BUT…they just didn’t cut it. They’ve both shown that they have the capability to be funny actors, but this wasn’t an acting job (thought at times you couldn’t exactly be sure of that…was Anne “acting” super peppy and Franco “acting” aloof and uninterested?, or…not) and they both came across as not exactly what you expected or particularly wanted in hosts.

Hopefully, next year’s Oscar telecast can bring the viewers back, by spicing it up and bringing back the funny.

Do you think you’ll tune in next year? Who do you think should be asked to host the 2012 show? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

Oscar says…You’re Invited!

9 Feb

If you haven’t seen, ABC has been pimping out the below Oscar promo videos pretty hard lately. Playing up to the “You’re Invited” tagline, which, incidentally, is the first time in its 83 year history that the Oscars has actually had a tagline, the spots show the “behind the scenes” prep going on as Anne Hathaway and best actor nominee James Franco get ready to host the show in just over 2 weeks.

Personally, I think these are great attempt to inject a little bit of both Hathaway and Franco’s personality into the hosting gigs. Who doesn’t love a good thwarted wardrobe malfunction?

What do you think of the promos and the tag line? Do these make you any more likely to tune into the telecast, even just to see how the opening goes? Do tell!