Oscar Party Awkwards: Cruise + Beckham

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 27, 2012 20:50:59 February 27, 2012 20:50:59
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Tom Cruise did not walk the carpet with Katie Holmes. Instead, he went straight inside and presented the final award of the night, a responsibility usually reserved for a big deal name. Thank you Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol. Tom Cruise keeps hanging in there. You do have to admire his tenacity, don’t you? He will never let you push him out. Full Story

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Oscar Afterparty Charm: Jon Hamm & Jennifer Westfeldt

Duana Posted by Duana at February 27, 2012 20:34:23 February 27, 2012 20:34:23
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I wasn't really worried. Not actually. Maybe just a little bit. Jon Hamm was out a few times this month without Jennifer and I started to get just a little...heightened about the whole thing. As the events grew more and more high-profile, the fact that she was busy working was both completely awesome - they don't have to be together all the time! She doesn't just exist to squire him to things! - and a little angst-making, because there's something about these two that is special to me. Full Story

Oscar Apocalypse

Duana Posted by Duana at February 27, 2012 20:25:57 February 27, 2012 20:25:57
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It is surely the apocalypse, because here I sit, in front of pictures of Natalie Portman, and I feel...fine. I have no rants here.  Are you still there? I don't know what to say, almost. I like the dress. Not on everyone, not to every event, but it was beautiful vintage Christian Dior, and the delicate polka dots work for me. Full Story

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Oscar slumming: Cameron Diaz edition

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 27, 2012 20:15:06 February 27, 2012 20:15:06
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I’ll say this: I really like the Gucci she wore to the show. I walked past her on my way to the press room and the beading on the skirt as she moved was gorgeous. In person Cam really carried this piece beautifully. But I did not enjoy the harsh orange Victoria Beckham she wore for Vanity Fair. Because of her build, on her it just looks like gym attire, especially from the waist up. Full Story

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Oscar Slumming: JLo edition

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 27, 2012 19:52:04 February 27, 2012 19:52:04
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I didn’t hate the silver Zuhair Murad as much as some of you. Having said that...it’s Zuhair Murad. So not-hate will never become like or love. My feelings about JLo from last night though aren’t focused on her attire.How can they be when there’s so much other business to sh-t on. Like the body language she had going on with Cameron Diaz while they were presenting. Full Story

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Best Starmaking Moment - with a side of Deja Vu: Emma Stone

Duana Posted by Duana at February 27, 2012 19:33:41 February 27, 2012 19:33:41
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There are stars, and then there are stars, you know? Even though Emma Stone's had a good few years and a REALLY good 2011, she hasn't had that defining role... yet. The one everyone remembers as equal parts incredible acting and indelibly her. I'm sure she's getting scripts, but she's usually a variation on a Sassy Quirky Truth Teller. Full Story

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Best Oscar Energy: Jessica Chastain

Duana Posted by Duana at February 27, 2012 18:48:41 February 27, 2012 18:48:41
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What do you think she was singing? She was so upbeat and excited, you know she had some song in her head. Something upbeat and excited. "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough"? I don't know.  This is the excitement that is appropriate for one's first Oscars. Or any Oscars.  It's a party, you get to be there, it's amazing. Full Story

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20 at Oscar: Shailene Woodley

Duana Posted by Duana at February 27, 2012 18:28:40 February 27, 2012 18:28:40
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I'm caught between empathy and irritation with Shailene Woodley. I'm not used to feeling these two things together so maybe if I explore the more benign one, the other will be slightly less annoying.I love vintage dresses. I have several that are, to me and my wardrobe, like, my clothing thesis. Please feel free to roll your eyes, I just did. Full Story

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Goodbye Award Season Gary

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 27, 2012 18:17:19 February 27, 2012 18:17:19
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And Sirius Black too. But hopefully it won’t be the last time he’s nominated for an Oscar. Hopefully next time he wins. For now, enjoy Gary on the carpet with his wife Alexandra and being delightful and awesome with Janet McTeer and Glenn Close at Vanity Fair afterwards, holding their shoes.  Full Story

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Worst fulfillment of Oscar suspicions: Michelle Williams

Duana Posted by Duana at February 27, 2012 18:06:49 February 27, 2012 18:06:49
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When I ranted about her on Friday, I felt good. And I got a surprising number of dirty-little-secret emails from you all saying that you quietly thought the same thing. That she was too cute, not straightforward enough, or that the shtick of awards season (and those past) had worn thin.But come on. We're movie fans. Full Story

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Meryl in gold for gold

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 27, 2012 17:56:37 February 27, 2012 17:56:37
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They showed a clip of Meryl Streep being presented her last Oscar before last night by Sylvester Stallone and she was in a gold dress that wasn’t dissimilar to what she wore this time around, as if she’d been advised by my ma the Chinese Squawking Chicken about lucky feng shui colours. Well...it worked. Full Story

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