Ava Duvernay: Oscars Most Overlooked

Duana Posted by Duana at February 23, 2015 09:55:11 February 23, 2015 09:55:11
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It wasn’t until two thirds into the show, into candy and onion rings and punchiness, that I realized I hadn’t seen Ava DuVernay. I was shocked, but when I brought it up, nobody else had seen her either. She’d just not been on camera. I mean, it’s a director, not an actress. Full Story

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Chloe Grace Moretz: Oscar pockets

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2015 09:48:01 February 23, 2015 09:48:01
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Chloe Grace Moretz is 18 years old. And if we’re going to make a Lindsay Lohan comparison, it wouldn’t work here, at the Oscars, because Chloe didn’t do a Lohan. She didn’t try to become The Fashion Moment. Which is why I quite like this choice. For who she is, for the job she was asked to do, the Miu Miu she wore was totally serviceable. Full Story

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Margot Robbie: The Oscar Grownup

Duana Posted by Duana at February 23, 2015 09:37:53 February 23, 2015 09:37:53
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 First of all, Margot Robbie looked spectacular. It was the first real showstopper on the carpet, black with sleeves and – bold statement here – the best necklace of the evening.   But what I love most about Margot Robbie is that she has shown up on the carpet and she seems like a woman. Full Story

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Jessica Chastain: Oscars Most Reluctant

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2015 09:23:05 February 23, 2015 09:23:05
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We had a final rehearsal and sound check for etalk at the Oscars until around noon. I was upstairs on the balcony overlooking the auditorium entrance when Jessica Chastain casually walked down the carpet, with her hood pulled up and a pair of casual pants, no handler, no publicist, just by herself, with her dress hanging off one arm. Full Story

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Chris Pratt & Anna Faris: Hot Oscar Couple

Duana Posted by Duana at February 23, 2015 09:03:53 February 23, 2015 09:03:53
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I swear that I thought for the longest time that I didn’t like Anna Faris and Chris Pratt. I don’t know why exactly, but I think it probably had a lot to do with The House Bunny, which is unfair. Or the fact that they’re kind of, like, loud goofs and I try my best to restrain myself from being loud. Full Story

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Tegan and Sara & Lonely Island: Best Worst Song

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2015 08:51:06 February 23, 2015 08:51:06
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Nothing but love for the steeze that Tegan and Sara brought to the carpet at the Oscars, and not just because they’re Canadian. Also not just because Mae Whitman is in their I Was A Fool video. But that too. All of that, on top of the fact that they are talented and awesome and cute and not too cool to be excited and nervous and enthusiastic about being at the F-CKING OSCARS! And singing at the Oscars! No, it’s not a great song. Full Story

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Anna Kendrick: Oscars Supporting Player

Duana Posted by Duana at February 23, 2015 08:32:31 February 23, 2015 08:32:31
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What a night for Musical Theatre Nerds! We are legion and we are getting ever stronger. And it surprised nobody that if you’re doing a musical sequence, you get Anna Kendrick to come on board and pick things up. And Anna Kendrick will deliver for you, no matter what. I mean if I were being demanding, I would say that I wish she’d done something other than cutesy Cinderella – there are very few people who are going to see The Last Five Years and know that she can sing in a modern way. Full Story

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NPH hosts the Oscars

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2015 08:16:30 February 23, 2015 08:16:30
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It was such a promising beginning, wasn’t it? Look. There wasn’t anyone not on Neil Patrick Harris’s team last night. Which, of course, is a testament to his popularity but also, perhaps, in retrospect, a detriment too because, well, he was the one we all EXPECTED to deliver. Full Story

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Kristen Wiig Smiles at Independent Spirit

Duana Posted by Duana at February 22, 2015 00:13:31 February 22, 2015 00:13:31
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It’s not even like my eyes deceive me – Wiig is for sure smiling and it’s because she looks fantastic and she has perhaps unwittingly bested Scarlett Johansson at her own look. They have the same haircut and kind of the same dress, but Wiig’s black-on-black paisley is much better. Full Story

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Scarjo at the Spirit Awards

Joanna Posted by Joanna at February 21, 2015 23:55:26 February 21, 2015 23:55:26
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Scarlett Johansson is crazy, sexy cool, and it never feels like she's trying hard to win you over. She's just being Scarlett. You may have rolled your eyes when she recorded her Tom Waits cover album at 24, but at 30, she's now in a girl group with Este Haim. Their first single dropped yesterday, and you can listen to it here Full Story

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Julianne Moore: Best Actress and Best Dressed Spirit Awards

Joanna Posted by Joanna at February 21, 2015 23:11:35 February 21, 2015 23:11:35
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"Also, how about Julianne Moore's performance in Still Alice? Incredible, right?" That was Fred Armisen's running gag in his Independent Spirit Awards monologue today. It's also the night's comedic highlight so far. Yes, she is incredible. It was the most memorable performance of the year. Full Story

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