Common & John Legend: Oscar's Best Dudes (Duana)

Duana Posted by Duana at February 23, 2015 18:21:53 February 23, 2015 18:21:53
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Or, as they were inexplicably referred to during the call-up, Lonnie Lynn and John Stephens. Maybe your real name has to be on your Oscar?  I mean, what do you say? They had already won the night, and the award, with the performance of Glory which gets more intense and heartrending each time you hear it, instead of less. Full Story

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Reese Witherspoon: The Oscar Crusader

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2015 18:07:01 February 23, 2015 18:07:01
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Evidently Reese Witherspoon is this year's Oscar Kristen Bell. You remember when she and Dax Shepard took it upon themselves to go anti-pap for children's photos? There was a petition that was circulated. But at the same time their peers are selling baby photos to magazines. And others are calling paps when they happen to show up at out of the way toy stores. Full Story

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Michael Keaton, Sean Penn, and Alejandro González Iñárritu: Oscar boys being boys

Duana Posted by Duana at February 23, 2015 17:47:20 February 23, 2015 17:47:20
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Everything about the Best Picture win for Birdman was a little odd. I’m not one of those people who hated the film – in fact I thought it was great.  But the whole weird round-robin guyfest on the acceptance stage gave me a bit of a stomach ache. First of all, the ‘special guest' who was promised to present best picture was…Sean Penn? In our viewing before he came out, we were throwing around ideas like Stephen Hawking, or remembering when it was Michelle Obama a couple of years back. Full Story

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Mindy Kaling: Best Oscar-defining Moment

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2015 17:22:41 February 23, 2015 17:22:41
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Most of the Oscar defining moments I can think of that are not Oscar wins are fashion related. Nicole Kidman became a revelation in the green Dior. Michelle Williams made an announcement in the yellow Vera Wang.  Last night at the Vanity Fair party, Mindy Kaling made an announcement. She looks absolutely spectacular, but even though it’s a hot dress and great hair and makeup, it doesn’t feel like it’s about fashion. Full Story

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Lupita & Jared: the Oscar sequel

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2015 17:03:58 February 23, 2015 17:03:58
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There's a shot of Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto from last night taken from behind them. And they were hanging out at the Vanity Party too. And coming off their SAG heat a few weeks ago, that's what we want to see, right? Possibilities? Well. Full Story

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Julianne Moore: Oscars Most Beloved Winner

Duana Posted by Duana at February 23, 2015 16:17:55 February 23, 2015 16:17:55
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A couple of friends individually told me this weekend that they thought the Oscars were lacking a certain excitement this year (they also told me collectively that it was too warm for the outfit I was wearing so what do they know). I wondered whether it was because there wasn’t a lot to be mad at. Full Story

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McConaughey’s Oscar Marion

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2015 16:08:05 February 23, 2015 16:08:05
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Matthew McConaughey was the only returning acting winner who did not walk the carpet at the Oscars last night. So I totally forgot about it. And was actually surprised to see him when he did come out to present Best Actress. Am trying to decide why they scheduled it that way. Some of you are really excited that they put the Best Actress category after the Best Actor category like it was more important, even though it was also the most obvious. Full Story

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Oprah: Most Oprah Disapproval

Duana Posted by Duana at February 23, 2015 15:28:15 February 23, 2015 15:28:15
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O had some big smiles on last night, and why not, at first? She was going to see her film recognized for its achievements, even if the academy considered them perhaps smaller than she did, and frankly, she was going to go be Oprah in public, which is something she loves.   Everything was fine until Neil Patrick Harris made a crack about how Oprah is the equivalent of the box office revenue of American Sniper. Full Story

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Bradley Cooper’s two Oscar tickets

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2015 15:15:41 February 23, 2015 15:15:41
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Three years in a row now. And he’s working with David O Russell and Jennifer Lawrence again on Joy, which is currently in production. Joy is supposed to open on Christmas Day. That means they think it has awards potential. So Bradley Cooper could be back for a fourth consecutive nomination. Sometimes I have a really hard time believing this. Full Story

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Patricia, Meryl, JLo, and Feminism on Oscar Night

Duana Posted by Duana at February 23, 2015 14:52:10 February 23, 2015 14:52:10
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I did not see that coming from Patricia Arquette. I thought that, if she made a ‘statement’ in her speech, which we all knew she was going to get to do, that it would be about women, and how it’s hard to be a mother, and respecting the quiet people in your life – akin to what Simmons said, and to what Arquette has said in past interviews. Full Story

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Chris Evans: the Oscar not a date date

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2015 14:37:14 February 23, 2015 14:37:14
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I happened to have my eye on the arrivals car camera when Chris Evans got there last night. The way he got out of the SUV and sauntered onto the carpet, with all kinds of cocky swagger, like he was rolling up to the bar with his boys on a night out… It did something to me. Which was a surprise because Chris Evans doesn’t normally do things to me. Full Story

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