Intro for January 23, 2012

January 23, 2012 14:52:49 Posted at January 23, 2012 14:52:49
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Dear Gossips,

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!!!

May the Dragon bring you health, happiness, and prosperity...and all of us a LOT of Good Gossip! Remember, today is for taking it easy. No tidying, no chores. Friends and family and food, keep it at that.

You know what tomorrow is, right?

Yes, tomorrow President Obama delivers the State Of The Union address. But also, ahem, the Academy announces the Nominees. In past years, the Academy has moved their date so as not to conflict with the White House. I’m just saying newsrooms will be swamped tomorrow.

Between 5 and 10, how many films will be competing for Best Picture? For some reason, I’ve been filled with anxiety about who will get the final spot of five for Best Actresses. Viola Davis, Meryl Streep, and Michelle Williams are in, no doubt. Tilda Swinton seems a lock too. And then...? Some people, including Mark Harris, who I ADORE, are actually predicting Rooney Mara. What f-ck? Can you imagine how much more exponentially aloof she’ll become?

Two spots for the men also remain open as Demian Bichir, Gary Oldman, Michael Fassbender, Michael Shannon, and Leonardo DiCaprio are the four candidates hoping to join the other three (Clooney, Pitt, DuJardin) solidly in position. Me I think the Academy will mirror the Screen Actors Guild. In other words, Bichir and DiCaprio over the others. If you’ve seen Take Shelter though, you’ll agree with me when I say  that Michael Shannon is unbelievable. And if it were up to me, it would be Bichir and Michael Shannon over DiCaprio and Fassbender. That way we don’t have to fight over #1s.

Remember Sasha’s post on headpieces? Click here for a refresher. And remember how we’re all always going on about how Sasha’s wedding headpiece was the ultimate in headpieces, so beautiful she brought us to our knees? And many of you have emailed all like - show us the motherf-cker then! Well, Sasha’s wedding headpiece, worn spectacularly by Sasha, made the New York Times this weekend. Online AND print. We are allowed to boast about our friends, right? Click here to read the full article.

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

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