The Academy Awards are officially underway, and we’re already drooling over Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves‘ sensational red carpet look. And then Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie showed up.
Pharrell‘s self-described “Gandalf hat” was the most memorable style moment of the Grammys earlier this year. He didn’t rock any headwear at the Oscars tonight, but, in true Pharrell fashion, he hit the red carpet with a look that has everybody talking again. Yes, those are shorts—SHORTS—the superstar artist and producer is wearing with his tuxedo. The crazy part is, they don’t look half bad. In fact, they don’t look bad at all.
The Oscars and “worst-dressed” don’t go hand in hand for most celebrities. After all, the most rich, beautiful and famous people in the world converge on Hollywood to give us a glorious night of red carpet fashion. Unfortunately, not everyone shows up to the Oscars looking good. In fact, some of our favorite celebrities make massive fashion faux pas. Julia Roberts, Kerry Washington & more are the worst-dressed celebrities of the 2014 Oscars red carpet.
The talented stars rounding out this year’s contenders for the Academy’s acting categories have undoubtedly blown us away with their powerful roles. With such a strong crop of celebs vying for Oscar statues, it’s almost hard to believe that any of them have any film credits that don’t quite live up to what they’ve recently delivered to audiences.
But alas, plenty of 2014’s acting nominees have cringeworthy roles under their belts. So what are some of the worst flicks from this year’s hopefuls?
During awards season, celebs feel like princesses. Between December and March, designers send stars endless dress options, jewelers practically throw baubles their way, and A-list stylists clamor to be the ones to pull it all together for them. It can be overwhelming, dizzying — and ultimately, for some, the pressure results in a totally ass-backwards Oscar night look (in 1999, Celine Dion took this literally, showing up in a backwards tux). And then there’s the phenomenon we like to call Big Night Fail, where even the most stylish actresses look dazzling for every other awards show, but trip up for the Oscars (we’re looking at you, Kate Hudson in 2001).
Giving a memorable Oscar acceptance speech is almost as important as giving a great performance. I mean, how else will people remember if you even won or not if they can’t remember your acceptance speech? To wit, VH1 has come up with 5 easy tips every Oscar winner should remember when they accept their award this Sunday night.
George Takei is known for his wit, his kindness and his propensity for murder. Wait, what? Looks like the usually calm and collected George Takei is getting a little bit creepy on this week’s brand new episode of Best Week Ever. What’s his trigger? Well, it seems that Mr. Takei can’t talk about the Oscars…or he’ll have to kill you. Check out this exclusive clip and don’t forget to tune in for an all-new episode of Best Week Ever! This Friday, February 28 at 10/9 C! SET YOUR DVR!
Every year, there are always one or two Oscars snubs (and upsets) that really hurt. In years past, it was Argo‘s Ben Affleck not getting nominated for Best Director, Sidney Poitier for In the Heat of the Night, or Jimmy Stewart’s emotional turn in Vertigo. This year, it was Oprah Winfrey‘s riveting performance in Lee Daniels’ The Butler. Say what you will about the film, but there was no discounting Winfrey’s turn as Gloria Gaines. She carried the film but, sadly, could not do enough to earn the movie a single nomination at this year’s Academy Awards.
But that’s where we come in. With Oprah out for The Butler, we decided to recast her in several of this year’s Oscar-nominated films. Damn the Academy! If they don’t want to recognize her for that role, then we’ll put in everything and see if they can get away with it. Because let’s face it: Every movie is made better with Oprah in it.
In Hollywood, there’s a contingent of talented actors for whom awards and endless praise from the film community are expected. Meryl Streep competes for her fourth Academy Award on Sunday night, and it’s been scientifically proven that she gets thanked more than God at these things. Each year some permutation of the same crew is expected to receive nominations and each year we rack our brains trying to figure out which one is more deserving of the coveted golden statue. Except when there are wildcards.