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The Oscars 2012 - Wrap-up

February 27, 2012 13:42:07 Posted at February 27, 2012 13:42:07
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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We’re playing point counterpoint. I liked the show. I liked the pace. I liked Billy Crystal. A lot. Was it easy and comfortable? Yes. Will that be the criticism of it? Probably. But it felt...good. It felt like, as horribly corny as this sounds, if the Oscars refuse to revolutionise in one day, why not have an old friend come along to help it evolve. Full Story

An Oscar Tie: Marion & Michelle

February 24, 2012 22:11:49 Posted at February 24, 2012 22:11:49
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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It’s Friday afternoon. The next time I post to the site it’ll be early Monday morning and the Oscars will already have happened. This then is the final post of our Oscar retrospective. Until next year. Thought I’d end on my two favourite Oscar dresses from the last decade. It’s like choosing between your children. Full Story

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Winona Ryder’s Oscar History

February 24, 2012 21:40:04 Posted at February 24, 2012 21:40:04
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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I am really into doing these Oscar retrospectives. It’s been the best part of my day the last couple of weeks - Gossip Nostalgia! Click here to review all the previous ones. We’re down to our final two. And since there are new photos of Winona Ryder, I wanted to give her some love. Full Story

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Halle Berry’s Oscar History

February 23, 2012 23:13:30 Posted at February 23, 2012 23:13:30
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Halle Berry will be presenting on Sunday. It will be her 9th appearance at the Oscars in 16 years. Is she JLo? Please. Halle has an Oscar. When you have one, it’s not the same as never being nominated and showing up for a decade. Let’s review. She’s our latest Oscar retrospective:  1996In lavender for her first time. Full Story

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George’s “Mominee”

February 23, 2012 16:22:34 Posted at February 23, 2012 16:22:34
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Finally.As you know, I’ve been saying for a while now that the girlfriend situation for publicity and awards just isn’t working for George Clooney. Just bring your parents!Well, it turns out that Mother Clooney will actually make an appearance at the Oscars on Sunday. Deadline Full Story

All the proof you need that the Academy is run by old white men

February 23, 2012 15:50:14 Posted at February 23, 2012 15:50:14
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Did you see the statistics about the makeup of the Academy? The Academy is 94% white, 77% male, and the median age is 62. That’s quantitative data. Want some qualitative proof?Back in 2007 Sacha Baron Cohen was invited to present at the Oscars. He wanted to do so in character as Borat. Full Story

Johnny Depp’s Oscar history

February 22, 2012 20:03:21 Posted at February 22, 2012 20:03:21
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Can we just revisit the fact that JLo will be making her TENTH appearance at the Oscars in 15 years this weekend? Click here if you missed yesterday’s article. Is she the only one who says yes...repeatedly?While JLo is going for a decade’s worth of Academy Award showings without a nomination, Johnny Depp has only attended 4 times in 18 years. Full Story

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JLo at the Oscars... a LOT

February 21, 2012 21:37:26 Posted at February 21, 2012 21:37:26
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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In our ongoing feature of Oscar memories, Jennifer Lopez is the next subject. And I’ve just realised in preparing this post and the photos for it how many f-cking times she’s been. 9 times!This year it’ll be 10!Do you think, maybe, that’s too much, Academy? I know I don’t have to tell you what I consider to be the best JLo appearance at the Oscars. Full Story

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Winning every weekend

February 20, 2012 14:38:09 Posted at February 20, 2012 14:38:09
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Viola Davis was honoured by the NAACP on Friday night in LA. Orange looks amazing on her. And the accessories are beautiful too. But the breasts all out like that and so, um, smushed... I just think maybe it cheapens someone who is never, ever cheap. Much better on Sunday at the Writers Guild Awards, lovely in black and white by RAOUL, with Octavia Spencer, who also seems to be collecting an award every weekend, with The Help director Tate Taylor. Full Story

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George’s final push for votes

February 17, 2012 17:38:52 Posted at February 17, 2012 17:38:52
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Oscar voting ends on Tuesday, February 21st. This, then, is the last weekend for academy voters to (pretend to) watch the films and fill out their ballots. Maybe on Sunday as they’re enjoying a cup of coffee while reading The Hollywood Reporter. Many academy voters are also THR subscribers and the new issue of the magazine features a very candid George Clooney attempting to take back the Best Actor trophy from Jean Dujardin. Full Story

Brad Pitt’s Oscar dates

February 16, 2012 21:38:07 Posted at February 16, 2012 21:38:07
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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It’s another Oscar retrospective - click here if you missed the Cate Blanchett one from yesterday and here for Reese Witherspoon’s last week. Pop quiz!How many times has Brad Pitt been to the Oscars? NO GOOGLING!Answer: 3 soon to be 4. Full Story

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