Best Oscar Night: Jessica Chastain

Duana Posted by Duana at February 25, 2013 21:29:15 February 25, 2013 21:29:15
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Jessica Chastain, I’ve decided, had the best Oscar night of anyone. Think about it. She wears the best dress she’s worn in two or three years, a delicate light copper with her medium copper hair and she looked spectacular. And she KNEW it, because she showed up on the carpet kind of the first minute she could. Full Story

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Jennifer Lawrence: the most popular girl at the Oscars

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 25, 2013 21:20:21 February 25, 2013 21:20:21
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Was it the best performance of the five? Probably not, right? I have personal attachment to Emmanuelle Riva because, well, Amour is my personal nightmare. My parents are Amour. Many of you thought it was Chastain’s Maya in Zero Dark Thirty. Still others identified with Naomi’s courageous mother in The Impossible. Full Story

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Most All-Around Awesome…Again: Adele at the Oscars

Duana Posted by Duana at February 25, 2013 20:37:51 February 25, 2013 20:37:51
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I’ve been writing about Adele for weeks. You bored ? No, not like “U Mad?” Try it again, in an Adele accent.  “Y’booohd??” and make sure you put three separate notes in it.   Now, see?  You can’t not laugh.  You can’t not smile. Full Story

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Best Oscar Misanthropy: Larry David

Duana Posted by Duana at February 25, 2013 20:29:02 February 25, 2013 20:29:02
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Just – look at this. Watch it all the way through.  Don’t make the mistake I did, which is laugh so hard that you close your eyes to keep the tears from escaping, because you will miss the good stuff. Some of which is cute, a la Amy Poehler and Patricia Clarkson, and some of which is flat out hysterical. Full Story

Jennifer Garner wins Best Picture at the Oscars

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 25, 2013 20:18:13 February 25, 2013 20:18:13
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She was the silent producer. If they allowed four people up there, she should have been included. And we all know how much work she did. Because while she may not have been responsible for the filmmaking, Oscar is often more about how the film is presented, and less about how the film actually plays. Full Story

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Worst Human Impression As Host: Seth MacFarlane

Duana Posted by Duana at February 25, 2013 20:01:45 February 25, 2013 20:01:45
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The thing with Seth MacFarlane is that the man creates all kinds of characters. I feel like you watch one of his episodes of his shows and you’ve seen them all, but let’s say for the sake of argument that they’re varied, at least a little bit -- in short, that he’s the kind of person who actually understands how human beings work. Full Story

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Jack & George at the Oscars

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 25, 2013 19:53:48 February 25, 2013 19:53:48
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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

Duana Posted by Duana at February 25, 2013 19:44:22 February 25, 2013 19:44:22
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 25, 2013 19:36:55 February 25, 2013 19:36:55
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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

Duana Posted by Duana at February 25, 2013 19:03:36 February 25, 2013 19:03:36
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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

Duana Posted by Duana at February 25, 2013 18:43:02 February 25, 2013 18:43:02
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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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