Ben Affleck at the Oscars: the Jennifer Aniston of directors

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2015 12:01:35 February 23, 2015 12:01:35
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Best Director is a major award. It comes near the end. And we all know how it works by now. Normally they ask the legends, the big time big name big deal stars to present. Ben Affleck. Has two Oscars: for writing and for producing Argo. NOT for directing Argo though. That was his snub year. Full Story

Kerry Washington at the Oscars: A Red Carpet Stalwart

Duana Posted by Duana at February 23, 2015 11:48:26 February 23, 2015 11:48:26
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It’s almost like you can write the script yourself by now, right? Kerry Washington will show up probably perfectly on time.  Her dress will be in a shade of pink or purple or mauve. This time it was champagne blush that had her join ranks with Zoe Saldana and Viola Davis to create a colour spectrum. Full Story

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Natalie Portman: an Oscars return

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2015 11:39:30 February 23, 2015 11:39:30
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Sort of. There are some people who show up to the Vanity Fair Oscar party every year, doesn’t matter if they’ve been to the main show or now. Diane Kruger. If you can get an invitation, you go. Because then everyone knows you got an invitation and there’s always work to be done. Full Story

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Nicole Kidman: 90s at the Oscars

Duana Posted by Duana at February 23, 2015 11:26:47 February 23, 2015 11:26:47
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This is ridiculous. It looks like what I can only refer to as ‘cyberwear’. The kind of thing you would get at the mall from Le Chateau, in pleathers and PVCs, as popularized by Angelina Jolie in Hackers and ideally worn with cobalt blue eyeliner. So why do I love it so much? I do. Full Story

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Rashida Jones: Floral Formal at Vanity Fair

Duana Posted by Duana at February 23, 2015 11:18:06 February 23, 2015 11:18:06
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Lainey liked this dress and I didn’t, when we saw it initially, because I felt like such a bright and cheerful dress necessitates someone being bright and gregarious in it, and I felt like Rashida was so muted before she went in. After she went in, on the other hand, she decided to confess her love to Julianne Moore, who appears to be saying it’s mutual, and she found a floor length cape which proves more is more, and seemed to perk up a lot. Full Story

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The Best Faith in Years

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2015 11:10:20 February 23, 2015 11:10:20
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It can be scary, the thought of Faith Hill at the Oscars. You remember, don’t you? No? I guess I don’t blame you. You’ve blocked it out of your mind. This:  Full Story

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Naomi Watts: Club Girl at the Oscars

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2015 10:54:00 February 23, 2015 10:54:00
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This was a polarising look at the etalk Oscars viewing party. Half the room hated it. Half the room loved it. I was on the pro side… But I can see the point of the con side. It’s a dress for the Club Girl. This is how you dress in Vegas when you’re hoping to scam table service off of a group of douchebag insurance conventioners who’ve taken their wedding rings off for the weekend. Full Story

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Thandie Newton: Killing it at Vanity Fair

Duana Posted by Duana at February 23, 2015 10:47:21 February 23, 2015 10:47:21
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Sometimes it’s not all about the yearlong leadup to what you’ve been doing and dresses you’ve been carefully choosing and planning. Sometimes it’s just being invited to a party and effortlessly throwing on a killer dress that ranks in one of the top 15 for the night. Not a bad outing for an event that will likely not require Spanx all evening. Full Story

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Sienna Miller: Understated Oscar Presenter

Duana Posted by Duana at February 23, 2015 10:41:33 February 23, 2015 10:41:33
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Let us be clear that this was not the year any of us predicted for Sienna Miller – right? When she squealed with delight at American Sniper winning, I’d forgotten that she was even in it, because I associated her with Foxcatcher. Imagine being in two such high profile films in one year? I read on Twitter tonight that @boobsradley Full Story

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Felicity Jones: Best Oscar Prom Dress + Best Reaction Shot

Joanna Posted by Joanna at February 23, 2015 10:34:01 February 23, 2015 10:34:01
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Felicity Jones certainly wasn't the best dressed (or even the best dressed Brit) at the Oscars in her dove gray Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown, but she did win another title. While she went home empty-handed as a Best Actress nominee, she had the best non-side eye cutaway reaction shot of the night. Full Story

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Idris Elba: Best Oscars Voice

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2015 10:25:01 February 23, 2015 10:25:01
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My best friend Fiona texted me during the Oscars last night. “Do they have a sexiest voice category? If so, Idris gets my vote!” Fiona isn’t an exclamation points kind of person. Or a celebrity kind of person. We are opposites. I am flighty and superficial. She is grounded and thoughtful. Full Story

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