Best Oscar Red: Sally Field

Duana Posted by Duana at February 25, 2013 15:48:21 February 25, 2013 15:48:21
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You know, I know that red dresses are kind of frowned upon on this site from time to time. I know that the prevailing wisdom is that it’s impossible to do one well.  To this I say you know what? We’re throwing out the rule book. Because Sally Field is fantastic, and she looks spectacular, and she’s doing that thing where the dress reminds you of the part without actually being a costume from the show, and I was delighted. Full Story

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Oscar Ambivalent: Emmanuelle Riva

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 25, 2013 15:27:31 February 25, 2013 15:27:31
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Emmanuelle Riva did not win. Emmanuella Riva did not campaign. It proved the point in the Vulture article I linked to last week: campaigning doesn’t guarantee a win, but NOT campaigning pretty much guarantees not winning. Duana mentioned that the only exception to that recently would be Mo’Nique. Full Story

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Most in need of award season to end: Quvenzhane Wallis

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 25, 2013 15:09:03 February 25, 2013 15:09:03
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Everyone noted she was over it at the Spirit Awards on Saturday. She’s probably been over it for weeks, if not months. Because SHE IS 9. And 9 year old girls should not be campaigning for Oscar. The Spirit Awards press line was LONG. Poor thing, by the time she’d completed maybe a third of the interviews, she was turning to her publicist and pleading to stop. Full Story

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Worst Oscar Hair Date: Hugh Jackman & Deborra Lee-Furness

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 25, 2013 14:44:01 February 25, 2013 14:44:01
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I feel like an asshole. It takes an asshole to not throw anything but love towards Hugh Jackman. But that ponytail. Do we just ignore the ponytail? We first saw the ponytail in the etalk control room while watching the pool feed during arrivals and…well… it was a collective groan. Because no one wants to sh-t on Hugh or near him. Full Story

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Worst Oscar Audience Shot: Kristen Stewart

Duana Posted by Duana at February 25, 2013 14:04:59 February 25, 2013 14:04:59
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Jacek and I were going back and forth on getting stills or a GIF of KStew in the audience, and ultimately decided on stills, because, he assured me, “you’ll still get all the grease in that shot”. And she is!  Somehow, she is greasy!  It’s not that her hair isn’t clean and I’m sure she smells gorgeous – it’s that she, herself, somehow exudes greasiness or eyerolliness or something. Full Story

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Best Non-Oscar Couple: Diane & Josh

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 25, 2013 13:54:06 February 25, 2013 13:54:06
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The two who are still together. Can we step away from the people who actually showed up the Oscars so that I can stroke my boner for Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson at the Vanity Fair party? Because LOOK AT THIS. It’s pure concentrated style porn. On both sides of the couple. Diane Kruger is in Giambattista Valli fresh off Paris Couture Week in January. Full Story

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Worst Oscar Bow: Reese Witherspoon

Duana Posted by Duana at February 25, 2013 13:17:43 February 25, 2013 13:17:43
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At first when I saw this dress on Reese, I was more than willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. In fact, my notes say “This is more interesting than I expected it to be”. That’s because, when I first saw it on the carpet, there was a black bodice with a teal skirt wrapped around it. Full Story

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Oscars Most Improved: Halle Berry

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 25, 2013 13:05:36 February 25, 2013 13:05:36
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It was, by far, not the best dress of the night, and certainly not my flavour, but, and it’s crazy to say this about Halle Berry, by her standards, it’s a great improvement. Remember what she wore to the Golden Globes? Click here for a refresher. Full Story

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Best Oscar Display of Humanity: Meryl Streep

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 25, 2013 12:49:00 February 25, 2013 12:49:00
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I was hardly the only one to see it, but I am delighted that we now have the potential to recapture it. This is fantastic. The best actress in the world picks her wedgie (I would also have accepted “adjusts her fullback underwear”),  and not only smiles with grace about it, but somehow intuits that the camera has caught this and smilingly explains “I was worried I was going to step on my dress”. Full Story

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Oscars Most Creased: Helen Hunt

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 25, 2013 12:34:15 February 25, 2013 12:34:15
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Good for her about H&M because it’s an environmental initiative. Which…explains why her dress looked so cheap. Because it was. It’s basically what you wear to work. And you get out of the car and, oh sh-t, your blazer is already lined across the back. That’s how they keep the costs down. Full Story

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