Intro for March 3, 2014
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How f-cking cute is Steve McQueen? The jumping up and down? It was indeed a director/film split between Gravity and 12 Years A Slave with Alfonso Cuaron taking Best Director and the right film being immortalised. Because, as I suggested in one of our production meetings this week, do you get the sense that Gravity is the Avatar of 2013? How will we talk about Gravity in 50 years? Can you say that we’ll talk about it in the same way we talk about 12 Years A Slave?
McQueen never seemed like he wanted to win the director prize anyway. Best Film was always the goal. And the Academy actually made the right call. The Academy did not Brokeback the Best Film. That was probably the closest race. Everything else went as expected.
The fashion however, Jesus, it did not go as expected. Did anything punch you in the face? Was there a Gwyneth Tom Ford moment for you? Did you gasp? Was it Dress Porn? Or was it Routine Dress Sex? Duana and I were yelling at each other in our hotel room. So I imagine you’ll be yelling at us too. Pretty sure you’ll definitely be yelling at Duana for her choice for Best Dressed. But I know for sure we’re fighting about this:
Cate Blanchett’s dress, to me, was totally underwhelming. I have been waiting all season for her to Bring.It. And while she is awesome, and we’ll get to that, the Armani Prive was not what I was hoping for. Sorry.
So we begin our annual post-Oscar recap, written in the voice of an I AM AN OSCAR WINNER Anne Hathaway. We are anticipating around 50 posts, 10,000 words, and it’s an all-nighter. But when there’s this much to bitch about, it’s not hard to stay awake. For us, every year, we feel like it’s a giant slumber party and all of us are jammed into a hotel room trying to decide whether or not Jennifer Lawrence’s run has officially ended. Thank you in advance for refreshing through the day and for all of your emails and tweets. You can reach us at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org or @laineygossip and @duanaelise on Twitter.
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Oh My God, Jordan Catalano has an Oscar. And so does Matthew McConaughey. Where do we live now?
Yours in gossip,