Ava Duvernay: Best Oscar speech we didn’t get

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at February 27, 2017 14:15:11 February 27, 2017 14:15:11
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Ava Duvernay did not win her first Oscar last night. Her documentary 13th lost to Ezra Edelman’s 6-hour “film” OJ: Made in America. I loved both docs but considering Edelman’s OJ was more of a docu-miniseries that maybe should have won some Emmys instead of an Oscar, I was pulling for Duvernay. Full Story

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Naomie Harris: Surprise Oscar Connection

Duana Posted by Duana at February 27, 2017 13:59:31 February 27, 2017 13:59:31
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The other night I told someone how, years ago, I was convinced I hated this show. I yelled at the TV, talked sh*t about it to anyone who would listen. In fact, my roommate would leave the room while I got all worked up about it—which meant I was sitting there watching it alone. Which is how I realized, one day, like the end of a romcom, that I didn’t hate the show—I kind of loved it. Full Story

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The Icon’s losing face

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 27, 2017 13:31:26 February 27, 2017 13:31:26
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Meryl Streep is an icon. But Meryl Streep has 20 Oscar nominations and 3 wins. She loses 85% of the time at the Oscars. Which means she’s also used to losing. Isabelle Huppert… I’m not sure Isabelle has that losing percentage. Full Story

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Kirsten Dunst, a bit Oscar Perfect

Duana Posted by Duana at February 27, 2017 12:51:50 February 27, 2017 12:51:50
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Sometimes I imagine what it would be like to be a celebrity, because obviously. But not the ones who say they live in a hotel and haven’t been home in a year and a half, because that’s boring. Sometimes, you take on a kind of grumpy, un-showy role in Hidden Figures because, I assume, you want to be a part of the movie or work with some of the players. Full Story

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Jeremy Renner was there, too

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 27, 2017 12:27:34 February 27, 2017 12:27:34
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In case you missed it, Jeremy Renner was at the Oscars, too. I was trying not to bug Lainey during the broadcast, so I did not tweet her photos of Renner all night, but I know that he is her VERY FAVORITE person to show up places. Full Story

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Alicia Vikander: Oscar boring

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 27, 2017 11:58:42 February 27, 2017 11:58:42
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Is it time to stop expecting Alicia Vikander to be one to style-watch? I just can’t remember the last time I was interested. This cap sleeve dress with the neckpiece is fine. It’s fine. You could even argue that as a returning Oscar winner and presenter, it was intended to be just fine. Full Story

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Auli’i Cravalho is a star

Duana Posted by Duana at February 27, 2017 11:50:11 February 27, 2017 11:50:11
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I was going to tell you that Auli’I Cravalho is a star because of how brightly her face shone when she sang tonight. I was going to tell you she was a star because Lin-Manuel Miranda, who may as well be actually canonized at this point, doesn’t introduce just anybody and then fade away – he could have been a much bigger part of the performance if she’d needed it. Full Story

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Dakota Johnson & Jamie Dornan: Worst Oscar presenters

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 27, 2017 11:14:11 February 27, 2017 11:14:11
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I’ve not yet seen Fifty Shades Darker. It was supposed to be a night out with friends and we’d all get drunk and laugh throughout the movie but we couldn’t get our sh-t together and then forgot about it the next week. The movie is making good money at the box office but it’s not doing as well as the first. Full Story

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Hailee Steinfeld: Oscars Youthful Folly

Duana Posted by Duana at February 27, 2017 10:42:34 February 27, 2017 10:42:34
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This wasn’t one of those ‘young’ years at the Oscars. Of course everyone fell in love with Sunny Pawar (and in my head he got to choose the candy that rained down, and we are kindred because Lemonheads and Mike and Ikes!), but he wasn’t subjected to long, probing interviews and endless repetitions of “now, were you inspired by your costars” the way a kid who’s a little older would be where every single taped piece about the performer has a reverent, wondering line… ‘So and So is only X years old. Full Story

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