Oscar Best: Cate Blanchett

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 28, 2011 15:19:05 February 28, 2011 15:19:05

I’m sure I’ll hear it from you on this one. But remember here that we’re talking about Cate Blanchett. Cate Blanchett doesn’t make style decisions with an eye to what someone like, say, Reese Witherspoon would wear on a carpet. In fact, she’d look at something that Reese Witherspoon would wear on a carpet and say “absolutely not”. Full Story

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Oscar Best: Andrew Garfield

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 28, 2011 14:33:44 February 28, 2011 14:33:44

My friend Lorella has a disparaging nickname for him re: his face. It’s something to do with an animal, and I can’t remember the animal right now because I’m too tired, but I don’t disagree with her description the way Andrew Garfield looks in photos because, indeed, his is a tricky, unusual face to shoot, and he’s not conventionally attractive the way, say, someone like Armie Hammer is conventionally attractive, sure. Full Story

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Oscar Conflict: Michelle Williams

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 28, 2011 14:10:13 February 28, 2011 14:10:13

Written by Duana This woman gives me the conflict. She’s an actress so why can’t she pretend she likes people? If she wants real critical acclaim and the freedom to make even more, better movies, being a box-office draw is one of the clearest paths to getting that done. Full Story

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Oscar You Knew He’d Be There: Taylor Swift

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 28, 2011 13:57:31 February 28, 2011 13:57:31

Thursday night she hits a hockey game with that Chord kid from Glee. Pictures everywhere. Then she cycles the pre-Oscar party circuit with her bestie Emma Stone. Last night they wing manned for each other at Vanity Fair. It was one of Swifty’s strongest dress-up outings in a long time. A short, flirty, sexy dress. Full Story

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Worst Carpet-to-TV Translation: Amy Adams

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 28, 2011 13:44:24 February 28, 2011 13:44:24

Written by Duana While I love Amy Adams, I will admit to being a pretty recent bandwagon jumper. I wasn’t so into it and she played such an unsympathetic character in Julie & Julia and there was the whole cutesy poo singing thing (I can hear all of you going “doesn’t that sound exactly like the kind of person you’d like?” ) but I can’t explain it. Full Story

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Oscar Diction: Armie Hammer

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 28, 2011 13:34:14 February 28, 2011 13:34:14

My colleague Ben Mulroney, the host of etalk, is pretty tall. Probably 6 ft 2. I can’t remember Ben ever interviewing someone and having to hold the mic UP to the subject. Until I watched it on the monitor during the live red carpet show yesterday as he spoke to Armie Hammer. Armie Hammer looked to be at least a couple of inches taller than Ben. Full Story

Best Recovering Alcoholic: Russell Brand

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 28, 2011 13:23:38 February 28, 2011 13:23:38

Written by Duana I know it sounds like a really strange thing to call someone, but after the weekend we’ve had, with the Charlie Sheens and the John Gallianos and all the rest of the poorly-behaved who feel entitled to spray their bullsh-t wherever they go, Russell Brand is both entertaining and a model of restraint. Full Story

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Oscar Tense: Colin Firth

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 28, 2011 13:14:02 February 28, 2011 13:14:02

He looked tight last night. The most tense I’ve ever seen him. Because he knew he was going to win. And I suppose it’s a lot worse knowing you’re SUPPOSED to win and anything else would be a huge upset and wondering about the possibility of the huge upset and having to wait for several hours before finding out – that would suck. Full Story

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Oscar non-Anne: Jesse Eisenberg

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 28, 2011 13:00:32 February 28, 2011 13:00:32

Written by Duana Late last night, long after it was too late to do anything about it, (and really, what was I going to do? Call up Annie H on her cellphone, because of how tight we are? ) I realized there was an untapped connection at the Academy Awards last night. Full Story