Oscar Good Dress, Bad Dress: Maggie & Charlize

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 8, 2010 11:33:03 March 8, 2010 11:33:03

A lot of people call Maggie Gyllenhaal ugly because she doesn’t look like Reese Witherspoon. Having met Maggie at the Spirit Awards on Friday, I can tell you her sex appeal is through the roof. It’s the way she holds herself. And the slight condescension when she speaks to you. She’s tall, so she looks down on most people, literally and figuratively, and you know I like bitches, and oh Maggie, she can be a bitch, and so of course I’m properly in love with her. Full Story

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Best Imaginary New Couple: Rachel & Jake

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 8, 2010 11:24:01 March 8, 2010 11:24:01

Post By Duana & Lainey So tonight Lara says "Everything is right in the world when Rachel McAdams is around" which is so true. But the other half of it is that I just want everything to be OK for Rachel. She's a hometown girl, and I don't think anyone worried about her until post-Gosling. Full Story

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Oscar Side-Lean + Awkward: Taylor Lautner/KStew

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 8, 2010 11:11:35 March 8, 2010 11:11:35

Oscar, he stands straight up. He stands straight up all over the carpet. So when someone’s workin’ a side lean, well, it’s even more obvious than usual. I guess if you have to side lean then, you better bring it hard and extra to the Academy Awards. And Taylor Lautner definitely delivered on that. Full Story

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Oscar Bitchface: Diane Kruger

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 8, 2010 10:58:41 March 8, 2010 10:58:41

She was sitting with Quentin Tarantino. And they shared bitchfaces as Basterds continued to lose. The amazing part is that the camera kept cutting away to them for almost every category. And Diane looked almost more choked than he did. Indeed, she’s been the most visible cast member for this movie. Full Story

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Best Oscar black: Carey Mulligan

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 8, 2010 10:40:16 March 8, 2010 10:40:16

It was Prada and it was perfect. And the styling, the earrings, the clutch, her hair, it was perfect. Truth: am not feeling the shoes. The dress was so ornate, something simpler on the bottom seemed more appropriate. Having said that, they’re not totally objectionable upon closer inspection. And the thing about Carey, as Duana noted earlier, is that she was genuinely thrilled to be there. Full Story

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Oscar Entitlement: Miley Cyrus

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 8, 2010 10:27:19 March 8, 2010 10:27:19

It’s the lack of humility that we’ve addressed so many times before. And on grand occasions like this it’s even more pronounced. They’ve raised her with such an alarming sense of entitlement. And of course, in this town, that sense of entitlement is oftentimes unearned. In front of a room full of people she should be aspiring to BE, she’s already fronting like she IS. Full Story

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Worst Hair: Zac Efron

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 8, 2010 10:03:14 March 8, 2010 10:03:14

Did you see it from the back? There was a piece sticking up. And every woman on the carpet except for his handler wanted to smack him there and flatten that sh-t out. This is the problem with Zac Efron. The vanity. On the one hand he’s sweet and obliging and eager on the carpet. You know this is a kid who wants to work hard, is willing to walk that line without turning into a complete robot (oh hi Taylor Lautner), and who is smart enough to take good advice from good people. Full Story

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Best Face in spite of Bad Dress: Penelope Cruz

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 8, 2010 09:19:17 March 8, 2010 09:19:17

Post by Duana I can accept that Penelope Cruz' dress is not great. And that she sticks to silhouettes that are saaaafe. She has a crazy body, but you'll never see her doing a Gyllenhaal. That's fine. Not everyone is to be loved for their avant-garde-ness or excellent choice in stylists. Full Story

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Best White: Meryl Streep

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 8, 2010 09:02:57 March 8, 2010 09:02:57

Ms Streep killed it in a Balenciaga at the SAGs. Someone must be working with a stylist now? And the stylist delivered again for the Oscars. Meryl Streep in white – perfection. The hair – perfection. Her face – perfection. And virtually untouched. As you know however, when it comes to Meryl, it doesn’t matter what she wears. Full Story

Best Oscar Makeup: Kate Winslet

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 8, 2010 08:50:29 March 8, 2010 08:50:29

Not a fan of the dress. It didn’t totally suck but... wasn’t crazy about the two piecey-ness of it. No matter. It’s not what she wore. It’s the makeup. Her makeup lately has been crazy good. So good some of you think she’s had her eyes done. Or something. Lucky was our makeup artist on Olympic Morning. Full Story

Best Man: Anthony Mackie

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 8, 2010 08:38:14 March 8, 2010 08:38:14

How cute was it when the Hurt Locker boys jumped all over each other when Tom Hanks called it out? SO cute. And while it’s Jeremy Renner who gets all the attention, you know for me it’s always been unfair that Anthony Mackie has been largely ignored. Renner gave the performance of a lifetime. Full Story