Viola Davis: Best Oscar First Arrival

March 3, 2014 11:28:08 Posted at March 3, 2014 11:28:08
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Thankless. It’s thankless to be first on the carpet. Firstly, you know that your reps put you out there as an early bargaining chip. They need someone recognizable and reliable but not too exciting to arrive early so that nobody turns off the TV. So you’re the anchor, but then on social media, everyone’s like ‘enough already, who cares, what was she thinking wearing that anyway?’ Which is why Davis’ easy-breezy “here I am, what do you need to know” attitude is so useful. Full Story

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Penelope Cruz: Oscars Most Disappointing

March 3, 2014 11:22:03 Posted at March 3, 2014 11:22:03
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At every event, there’s someone who wastes her potential. Almost everyone wasted their potential this year but I feel like Penelope Cruz wastes it more often than not. I mean, she’s capable of the spectacular. And what we get is too often pastels and feathers. Or a hybrid toga baby sling. Full Story

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Daniel Day Lewis: Best Oscar Accent

March 3, 2014 11:16:10 Posted at March 3, 2014 11:16:10
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It’s not just the accent, of course. It’s that shiny silver hair and the lilt in the voice and the grin. Right now I’m having a bit of a hard time, because even though I know him in my bones to be Irish, it turns out he wasn’t born there, and I’m questioning everything I know. Full Story

Benedict Cumberbatch: Internet Famous at the Oscars

March 3, 2014 11:03:06 Posted at March 3, 2014 11:03:06
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One of our producers had a seat in the bleachers this year, taking pictures and Instagram video as part of our social media team. This is the text she sent me around noon: “I’m sitting with the MiniVan Majority.” When Benedict Cumberbatch arrived, no one in her section of the bleachers knew who he was. Full Story

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Best Oscar Grin

March 3, 2014 10:36:27 Posted at March 3, 2014 10:36:27
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We know he's on a hot streak right now. We know he's really coming into his own creatively. That he's more in demand than ever. His status as one of the chosen people was cemented by the fact that he was asked to appear in Kimmel's Post-Oscar show as a boldface name. That's a big deal. Full Story

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Jennifer Garner: Worst Oscar Shoes

March 3, 2014 10:26:29 Posted at March 3, 2014 10:26:29
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According to what the Academy’s volunteers were doing at rehearsal on Saturday, Jennifer Garner, an official presenter, was supposed to walk with Ben Affleck. There were two people with their names clearly marked pretending to be the Afflecks on the red carpet. Garner ended up coming alone, as you know, but Affleck did join her at the Vanity Fair party afterwards. Full Story

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Elsa Pataky: Best Oscar Pregnancy (Lainey)

March 3, 2014 10:18:43 Posted at March 3, 2014 10:18:43
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I’m surprised too. Because you know how I feel about Elie Saab: same, same, same, boring, same, same, same. But maybe this is where Elie Saab excels: maternity wear? It’s a good colour on her. And I’ve decided I can only tolerate a nude underlay if it’s on a pregnant lady, although I wonder whether or not this is like my version of a fashion handicap and if that’s the case – is it insulting? Anyway, Elsa Pataky was there because her husband Chris Hemsworth presented with Charlize Theron. Full Story

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Olivia Wilde: Best Oscar Pregnancy (Duana)

March 3, 2014 09:53:18 Posted at March 3, 2014 09:53:18
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It ain’t easy, OK? It’s not easy to get out there when you’re that big and pregnant and wear something that’s supposed to be an approximation of “glam”. But you do it because you’re Olivia Wilde. But what if you f-ck yourself over? What if you choose the ultimate dress …a little too early? Because come on. Full Story

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Lady Gaga: Oscars Most Unwelcome

March 3, 2014 09:45:12 Posted at March 3, 2014 09:45:12
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For someone who claims to exist purely for the fans, Lady Gaga wasn’t so much about the fans at the Oscars. The Academy sets up several sections of bleachers along the red carpet where fans can scream at their favourite stars. The call time for the fans is around 10:30am. But celebrities don’t start arriving until close to 3pm. Full Story

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Bette Midler & Idina Menzel: Oscars Underwhelming Iconic Songs

March 3, 2014 09:25:31 Posted at March 3, 2014 09:25:31
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So, okay. Let us start with the Divine Miss M, who was self-effacing on the red carpet and then rather well-dressed in vertical stripes during her performance. Even though coming at the end of the In Memoriam segment can be a tricky place to be, Bette knows that that song lifts up everyone’s hearts and there won’t be a dry eye in the house, so she gears up to let it fly. Full Story

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Pink: Best Oscars Red Dress Vocalist

March 3, 2014 09:12:37 Posted at March 3, 2014 09:12:37
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Overheard in our hotel room just before the lights came up on Pink: “I hope she’s not on silks”. This prompted a chorus of “right?” and smartasses trying to outsmart one another… but then she started to sing and it all fell away. Why have I been looking at Pink on trapezes and silks for the last umpteen awards shows? That voice! She doesn’t need stunts and props. Full Story

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