Oscars 2013 Articles

Jack & George at the Oscars

February 25, 2013 19:53:48 Posted at February 25, 2013 19:53:48
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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This might be my favourite photo of all the photos taken last night. Look at him. Look at Jack Nicholson. When did he become your cuddly Uncle Oscar? And will this be George Clooney in 25 years? Remember, Jack was George and Leo and more when it was safer to be wild. Roman Polanski did what he did at Jack Nicholson’s house. Full Story

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Most Oscar Alumni-esque: Sandra Bullock

February 25, 2013 19:44:22 Posted at February 25, 2013 19:44:22
Duana Posted by Duana
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I felt really strange about Sandra at the Oscars. I don’t know why exactly – I mean, part of me wishes she hadn’t worn a dress that showed side-bum skin, even faux side-bum that’s actually nude-coloured underlay. Her hair and stuff seemed kind of straightforward Sandra Bullock, so I don’t know why I couldn’t shake the feeling that she was out of place. Full Story

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Oscars Best Speech: Daniel Day-Lewis

February 25, 2013 19:36:55 Posted at February 25, 2013 19:36:55
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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They were essentially saying the same thing, Daniel Day-Lewis and Ben Affleck, right? They were appreciating their supportive wives. Ben chose to phrase it so that it was his wife’s primary responsibility to “work” on their marriage. DDL acknowledged that his wife had to deal with his artistic eccentricities, and somehow it was charming, while Ben’s probably didn’t sit well with many of us, right? What’s the difference? Is it the accent? Is it that DDL is a more accomplished public speaker? And the way the Miller-Day-Lewises behave on the campaign circuit as opposed to the Afflecks? All of the above? And besides, my God, he is just such an elegant, elegant man. Full Story

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Oscars Most Supportive: Bradley Cooper

February 25, 2013 19:03:36 Posted at February 25, 2013 19:03:36
Duana Posted by Duana
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Yes, I agree with most of you that BCoop looked kind of greasy, and not in the good way, with his hair all slicked back. But, unlike many, I’m a fan of the beard. Not just stubble, but a nice few days of mountain man. So he was already in my good books, even though it looked like it was going to be a tiny beard ponytail at one point. Full Story

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Oscars Most Underthanked: Jennifer Hudson

February 25, 2013 18:43:02 Posted at February 25, 2013 18:43:02
Duana Posted by Duana
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Jennifer Hudson saved the Oscars telecast. That is not too bold a statement; it was in a really ruinous space there for a while. They gave out one award to the most predictable winner of all – even if you were rooting for her, it was a hell of a long time between it and the next piece of something interesting. Full Story

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Best Oscar Recycling: Eddie Redmayne’s girlfriend

February 25, 2013 18:22:43 Posted at February 25, 2013 18:22:43
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Duana and I just awwwweed over this. You might think we’re stupid. Or overtired. Check out Eddie Redmayne and his girlfriend Hannah Bagshaw last night at the Oscars. She’s wearing a green dress. Now click here. That’s from December, in New York, at an event honouring Hugh Jackman. Full Story

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Best Oscar Sports: Daniel Radcliffe & Joseph Gordon-Levitt

February 25, 2013 18:12:19 Posted at February 25, 2013 18:12:19
Duana Posted by Duana
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Suppose you’re an affable, lovable male actor in your 20s who’s generally respected and considered to be both talented and kind of a get-along guy – sooner or later you’re going to get asked to do something that is a little embarrassing or has the potential to be silly or great. Full Story

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Worst Oscar Taffeta: Jennifer Aniston

February 25, 2013 17:52:31 Posted at February 25, 2013 17:52:31
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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I hate red. I hate taffeta. Taffeta and red is like watching Big Bang Theory and Two And A Half Men back to back. It’s sh-t + sh-t, don’t care if it’s Valentino. And Jennifer Aniston chose to wear it last night at the Oscars. Look, credit to her for not wearing black again. But …that’s it. Full Story

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Best Oscar imitation of someone else – Salma Hayek

February 25, 2013 17:33:07 Posted at February 25, 2013 17:33:07
Duana Posted by Duana
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Salma Hayek looks absolutely beautiful. She’s stunning in this dress, even if the neckline reminds me of nothing more than a tree trunk. Can I say that and still be complimentary? I really do mean to. But the reason I say she’s an imitation of someone else is that Salma is usually the picture of lush excess. Full Story

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Worst Oscar Space Case: Amanda Seyfried

February 25, 2013 17:20:11 Posted at February 25, 2013 17:20:11
Duana Posted by Duana
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Amanda Seyfried actually kind of makes me laugh at the best of times, and though I thought the Jimmy Kimmel piece was really overdone, I did like the part where she broke it down dancing in Cosette’s clothes. She’s harmless, she’s entertaining at times, she’s pretty cute. My issue with Amanda at this point is mostly that I wish she cared about herself a bit more. Full Story

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Worst Oscar Tank Dress: Nicole Kidman

February 25, 2013 16:57:10 Posted at February 25, 2013 16:57:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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As mentioned earlier in the Renee Zellweger article, there were some sparkly tank dresses happening last night. They have to be sparkly. Unless you’re Jennifer Lawrence in red at 19, they have to be sparkly because a tank dress is essentially, by style standards, LAZY. Full Story

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Best Oscar Colour Chameleon: Kerry Washington

February 25, 2013 16:31:18 Posted at February 25, 2013 16:31:18
Duana Posted by Duana
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You know that saying? That when you dislike someone the way he holds his fork will annoy you, but if you like him and he throws his plate in your lap, you’ll still like him?    This is how I feel about Kerry Washington’s dress. I love everything she puts on her body, this woman. Full Story

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Belly Cupping at the Oscars: the Tatums

February 25, 2013 16:16:09 Posted at February 25, 2013 16:16:09
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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If everything is bigger and brighter at the Oscars, then the opposite is true too. Whatever is gross gets even grosser at the Oscars. Belly cupping is gross. Belly cupping at the Oscars is the grossest ever. If you’ve been reading my column for a while, you know I’ve been crusading against this move for a long time. Full Story

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Best Oscar Red: Sally Field

February 25, 2013 15:48:21 Posted at February 25, 2013 15:48:21
Duana Posted by Duana
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You know, I know that red dresses are kind of frowned upon on this site from time to time. I know that the prevailing wisdom is that it’s impossible to do one well.  To this I say you know what? We’re throwing out the rule book. Because Sally Field is fantastic, and she looks spectacular, and she’s doing that thing where the dress reminds you of the part without actually being a costume from the show, and I was delighted. Full Story

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