Oscars 2012 Articles

2012 Academy Awards (Oscars) hilights, gossip, photos, and video.

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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Aloof & Sister at the Oscars

February 27, 2012 14:44:46 Posted at February 27, 2012 14:44:46
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Michael Buckner/JOE KLAMAR/Ethan Miller/Getty

Let me start with the dress...which I quite liked. It’s Givenchy. The back is awesome. And so well suited to her aesthetic. I just think she couldn’t hold it up, you know? Like carry it properly. Her body has a small part to do with that, sure, but mostly it’s the oh-please-I’d-rather-be-developing-a-character-with-David-Fincher body language that she’s wearing with it that undermines the creation. Full Story

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Viola Davis: Best Oscar Hair but...

February 27, 2012 14:24:35 Posted at February 27, 2012 14:24:35
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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And they say there are no surprises...This year, the BAFTAs knew better than the SAGs. It’s not that Meryl was a long shot. Of course not. As you know, leading up to yesterday, it was a RACE, a legitimate race. But Viola had built up so much momentum and The Iron Lady was such a terrible movie, Viola was indeed favoured on Sunday morning. Full Story

Worst Oscar Hair: Berenice Bejo

February 27, 2012 14:12:19 Posted at February 27, 2012 14:12:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Ethan Miller/Frazer Harrison/Getty

It’s not that I hate this hairstyle in general, it’s just that I think it’s a terrible fit with the dress. Wait. Maybe I do hate it in general. Too severe and harsh? It just...did nothing for her. No surprise that Berenice Bejo was in Elie Saab. That much was foreshadowed during Paris Fashion Week. Click here Full Story

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A Prison Bride at the Oscars

February 27, 2012 14:00:51 Posted at February 27, 2012 14:00:51
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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I screamed in the control room when the pool feed picked up Serenity arriving with Albert last night. Needless to say, this did not go over well since there are easily two dozen people in there trying to produce a live show. But there she was, all tragic and miserable, and if only Mother Angelina could rescue her, you know? If only. Full Story

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Anna Faris: American Horror Story at the Oscars

February 27, 2012 13:53:39 Posted at February 27, 2012 13:53:39
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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It just reminded me of the black rubber suit dude on that show. And I don’t even watch the show. But that character has been on so many magazine covers and blogged about so many times you can’t get away from it. And when she walked onto the carpet, covered in black, all the way up her neck and down to wrists, with that heavy fringe closing everything off, and the lights giving it that gleam, it’s all I could think of. Full Story

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