Best Oscar Colour Chameleon: Kerry Washington

Duana Posted by Duana at February 25, 2013 16:31:18 February 25, 2013 16:31:18
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You know that saying? That when you dislike someone the way he holds his fork will annoy you, but if you like him and he throws his plate in your lap, you’ll still like him?    This is how I feel about Kerry Washington’s dress. I love everything she puts on her body, this woman. Full Story

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Belly Cupping at the Oscars: the Tatums

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 25, 2013 16:16:09 February 25, 2013 16:16:09
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If everything is bigger and brighter at the Oscars, then the opposite is true too. Whatever is gross gets even grosser at the Oscars. Belly cupping is gross. Belly cupping at the Oscars is the grossest ever. If you’ve been reading my column for a while, you know I’ve been crusading against this move for a long time. Full Story

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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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