Oscars 2012 Articles

Goodbye Award Season Gary

February 27, 2012 18:17:19 Posted at February 27, 2012 18:17:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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And Sirius Black too. But hopefully it won’t be the last time he’s nominated for an Oscar. Hopefully next time he wins. For now, enjoy Gary on the carpet with his wife Alexandra and being delightful and awesome with Janet McTeer and Glenn Close at Vanity Fair afterwards, holding their shoes.  Full Story

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Worst fulfillment of Oscar suspicions: Michelle Williams

February 27, 2012 18:06:49 Posted at February 27, 2012 18:06:49
Duana Posted by Duana
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When I ranted about her on Friday, I felt good. And I got a surprising number of dirty-little-secret emails from you all saying that you quietly thought the same thing. That she was too cute, not straightforward enough, or that the shtick of awards season (and those past) had worn thin.But come on. We're movie fans. Full Story

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Meryl in gold for gold

February 27, 2012 17:56:37 Posted at February 27, 2012 17:56:37
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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They showed a clip of Meryl Streep being presented her last Oscar before last night by Sylvester Stallone and she was in a gold dress that wasn’t dissimilar to what she wore this time around, as if she’d been advised by my ma the Chinese Squawking Chicken about lucky feng shui colours. Well...it worked. Full Story

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Worst Oscar Disappointment: Sandy Bullock

February 27, 2012 17:44:43 Posted at February 27, 2012 17:44:43
Duana Posted by Duana
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Lainey thinks I'm contrary. I am not.  (Lainey: she totally is.) But sometimes if there's an overwhelming opinion that comes at me before I've had a chance to make up my own mind, I will work hard to find validation in the other direction.   Just so there's no chance I'm following the crowd. Full Story

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Judy Greer as Oscar Judy Greer

February 27, 2012 16:55:38 Posted at February 27, 2012 16:55:38
Duana Posted by Duana
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I mean, this is a hot, hot dress I guarantee you there were people there who were like "why didn't I get that dress?  Is Monique Lhuillier mad at me?" Or maybe it was originally on someone of a higher...recognizability, and then it changed hands? I don't know. I'm thrilled for Judy, who remains the hardest working actress your mother doesn't know the name of, because she looks hot and maybe she made some connections last night. Full Story

January Jones isn’t boring on Oscar night

February 27, 2012 16:47:23 Posted at February 27, 2012 16:47:23
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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As you know, I don’t care about who fathered January Jones’s baby. I should. But she is beige. You throw some girl sh-t onto her however, and, well, girl sh-t never sucks.January showed up to Vanity Fair last night. Jason Sudeikis, who was, at one time, rumoured to be the sire, was there too. With his new bonafide Olivia Wilde. Full Story

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Post-Oscar Pink: Claire Danes

February 27, 2012 16:22:47 Posted at February 27, 2012 16:22:47
Duana Posted by Duana
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I've been realizing that maybe I haven't given Claire enough credit for never boring me, fashion wise. In the last few years she's consistently turned up in things that are interesting, often shiny in unpredictable ways, or in colours a lot of people stay away from. I need to start paying more attention, I think. Full Story

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How to do an after party by Diane Kruger

February 27, 2012 16:17:23 Posted at February 27, 2012 16:17:23
Duana Posted by Duana
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This dress almost takes my breath away. This is how you do an after party.  This is not an appropriate dress for the ceremony, because dear me, let us never reveal that we have sternum - but wow, is it ever stunning and appropriate for an event where your only job is to turn up and remind people why you're worthy of being invited. Full Story

I hate lavender/violet by Penelope Cruz

February 27, 2012 16:11:16 Posted at February 27, 2012 16:11:16
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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She was very, VERY close to being named Worst Dressed. But Duana is taking that on with a rather controversial choice. You’ll see it later. I do loath EVERYTHING about Penelope Cruz’s Armani last night though. Mr Armani is missing more than he hits these days. Let’s start with the colour. I don’t know why someone like Penelope Cruz is wearing a colour that pretty much dies as soon as it hit her. Full Story

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Best Oscar Satisfaction: Octavia Spencer

February 27, 2012 16:04:52 Posted at February 27, 2012 16:04:52
Duana Posted by Duana
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Obviously nobody wants to use a cliche any more than they want to be a cliche, right? It's not flattering or bragworthy to say that what you do or have been doing can be summed up in a cliche or its sister, the catchphrase.   But Octavia Spencer did just that. She kept her eye on the prize. Full Story

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Worst Organic: Colin & Livia Firth

February 27, 2012 15:47:23 Posted at February 27, 2012 15:47:23
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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It’s so great that she’s all about green style but there has to be a vegan dress that’s an improvement on this one, non? I really do love Livia Firth. But this is an abomination; there’s no other way to say it. Happily though, her dress didn’t have to go up on stage with him to present Best Actress.“We were in Greece. Full Story

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Jonah Hill: Worst Oscar Expectations

February 27, 2012 15:17:13 Posted at February 27, 2012 15:17:13
Duana Posted by Duana
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We talk soooo much about wanting the Oscar, or not wanting it. Campaigning, or not. This seems to be one step away from "being prepared if you win" or not.   When Christopher Plummer took the stage last night, I felt relaxed almost instantly. He had us. He wasn't going to let the moment be awkward. Full Story

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Nearest Oscar Misses: Wiig & Rudolph

February 27, 2012 15:04:21 Posted at February 27, 2012 15:04:21
Duana Posted by Duana
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Is it going to be obvious that I haven't slept if I say "Wiig & Rudolph" sounds like an animated show I'd like to see?  These guys just make me feel so comfortable. Everyone else at the Oscars is arguably a crazy Hollywood person. I look at these guys and I go “OK. You're my people. We're going to talk about this all later, right?: (Note: in order for this to work you have to forget that Rudolph is a friend of Gwyneth since, like, birth. Full Story

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