What’s an award show without silly trivia the morning after? Here are some obscure tidbits about last night’s Oscar winners. And remember, everyone nominated is a winner.
- Having finally snagged an Oscar after forty years in the industry, Jeff Bridges can now focus on getting a Grammy. The Crazy Heart crooner actually released a reggae-flavored album, Be Here Soon, in 2000. Click here to enjoy “Movin’”—”soon I’ll be touching you…touching the dream!”
- The majority of Best Supporting Actor Christoph Waltz‘s film career has been over in Germany, but fans hungry to see him sans subtitles can rent the 2000 straight-to-DVD flop, Ordinary Decent Criminal, an Irish crime drama starring Kevin Spacey and Colin Farrell. Waltz plays Dutch art dealer Peter: judging from this clip, we’re not surprised Oscar didn’t notice.
- Sandra Bullock may have never been near an Oscar before, but she gave her first televised acceptance speech in 1995, when she won Best Female Performance, Most Desirable Female and Best On-Screen Duo with Keanu Reeves for Speed at the MTV Movie Awards. Those guys are always ahead of the curve!
See seven more, including clips of Jeremy Renner‘s stoner comedy debut and Kathryn Bigelow as a sexy cowgirl, after the jump.
Sandra Bullock went home last night with a Best Actress Oscar for her work in The Blind Side and seemed as shocked as anyone to have received it. Especially considering the fact that just a day earlier, she won a Worst Actress Razzie Award for for her role in All About Steve.
The Golden Raspberries, a.k.a. The Razzies are typically held the night before the Oscars, and celebrate the worst that cinema had to offer over the past year. After finding out she was nominated for her role as a woman stalking Bradley Cooper while also enduring the worst set of blonde highlights ever, she promised to show up to the awards show if she won and said “I’m more comfortable with criticism than I am with goodwill, because I’m more familiar with it, and I’ve made friends with it. And the Razzies are a great honor.” She accepted her Worst Actress award just as charmingly and graciously as she accepted her Oscar, bringing DVD copies of All About Steve to the entire Razzie audience and telling them “You guys can just watch the movie and rethink your decision, and I’ll show up next year and we can go out for a drink afterward.”
After winning her Oscar, Bullock said she’s glad she to have won both awards in the same year. “It probably means more that both of them happened at the same time,” she said. “It’s the great equalizer. Nothing ever let’s me get too full of myself. It quickly chops me off at the knees, and I like it that way because it just keeps things stable. They’ll sit side by side in a nice little shelf somewhere, the Razzie maybe on a different shelf… lower!” It’s funny, no matter what award she wins, Bullock still manages to be Miss Congeniality.
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We asked for your opinion in a series of polls during our Oscars Viewing Party last night. You agree with the Academy’s decision to give Best Picture to The Hurt Locker, Best Actor to Jeff Bridges and Best Actress to Sandra Bullock. But then you turned a bit nasty. You think the show itself was only “so-so” and that Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin were “average” in their hosting duties. You also think Avatar is overrated and that Twilight: New Moon got exactly what it deserved — not a single nomination. Full results below.
Penelope Cruz, the hottest supporting actress? Duh.
There’s a reason Mo’Nique and Maggie Gyllenhaal just about tied in this category. They’re both pretty damn cool.
Most of you thought Crazy Heart songwriter Ryan Bingham‘s ode to his wife was sweet, not cheesy — and we fully agree. What a lovely vision.
We’re not so sure George Clooney deserved hottest leading actor last night. He looked tired, and what a sour puss.
Yeah. None of these actors are cooler than The Dude.
We probably should have had an option between Killing it and Average in this poll, because this funnyman duo was definitely better than Average.
Don’t get us wrong, we love Kelly Osbourne—Shut Up! is an underrated album, for real—but we’re counting the minutes before she gets tired of dressing like a stylish golden girl. That purple-platinum hair dye must be seeping into her scalp and telling her raid her mom’s wardrobe—a 25-year-old should not look “Martha Stewart sexy.” Kelly showed off her white, shoulder-padded jacket (very “dragon lady”!) at the Montblanc Charity Cocktail in Hollywood Saturday, a Weinstein-sponsored soiree full of reveling nominees like Gabourey Sidibe, Christoph Waltz, Carey Mulligan and Quentin Tarantino, as well as plain ol’ partiers like Nicole Richie, Jamie Foxx, Russell Brand and Gwen Stefani. See what they wore in the gallery below.
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Dangerously high slits, booty-hugging couture, and look-at-me breast adornment! Much to our delight, the most glamorous night in Tinseltown got injected with a shot of sex appeal. Avatar‘s Zoe Saldana showed lots of leg in a love-it-or-hate-it gown. J-Lo reminded us why we first fell for her in the ’90s, flaunting her most famous asset. Newly-single Charlize Theron challenged potential suitors to look her in the eyes. The hottest in Hollywood took risks last night, and while some made fashion flops, others epitomized “movie star.” We’re looking at you, Sandra Bullock. Here are the 25 foxiest females of the 2010 Oscars. [Photos: Getty Images]
1. Sandra Bullock
2. Cameron Diaz
3. Penelope Cruz
4. Rachel McAdams
5. Diane Kruger
6. Kristen Stewart
7. Mariah Carey
8. Meryl Streep
9. Charlize Theron
10. Zoe Saldana
11. Jennifer Lopez
12. Kate Winslet
13. Demi Moore
14. Elizabeth Banks
15. Tina Fey
16. Amanda Seyfried
17. Paula Patton
18. Nicole Richie
19. Zoe Kravitz
20. Anna Kendrick
21. Carey Mulligan
22. Miley Cyrus
23. Mariska Hargitay
24. Queen Latifah
25. Sigourney Weaver
One of the craziest moments of last night’s Oscar ceremony was when Music By Prudence director Roger Ross Williams was cut off by producer Elinor Burkett in the middle of his emotional acceptance speech for Best Documentary Short—not that hardly anyone in the audience at home knew who these people were at the time of her “Kanye moment.” Burkett, a Salon contributor, gave her side of the story to the webmag:
What happened was the director and I had a bad difference over the direction of the film that resulted in a lawsuit that has settled amicably out of court. But there have been all these events around the Oscars, and I wasn’t invited to any of them. And he’s not speaking to me. So we weren’t even able to discuss ahead of the time who would be the one person allowed to speak if we won. And then, as I’m sure you saw, when we won, he raced up there to accept the award. And his mother took her cane and blocked me. So I couldn’t get up there very fast…I felt my role in this has been denigrated again and again, and it wasn’t going to happen this time.
According to Williams, Burkett’s determination to receive recognition is ironic, considering she removed herself from the project more than a year ago (Burkett felt the film should focus on an entire band of disabled Zimbabwean children, not just Prudence). “The academy is very clear that only one person can speak,” he told Salon. “I own the film. She has no claim whatsoever. She has nothing to do with the movie. She just ambushed me.” And as for his mom blocking Burkett with her cane, “My mother got up to hug me. And my mother is 87 years old. She was excited.” Congratulations, Elinor! You definitely got our attention—for better or worse.
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The horse race between Avatar and The Hurt Locker ended tonight, with The Hurt Locker coming out on top. Katherine Bigelow beat out her ex-husband James Cameron to become the first female to ever win an Academy Award for Best Director. Other top prizes went to Jeff Bridges for Best Actor (Crazy Heart) and Sandra Bullock for Best Actress (The Blind Side). Relive the 2010 Oscars blow by blow by entering our viewing party below.
Throw a rock in LA this week and you’ll hit a pre-Oscar party, but Glamour‘s event at the Louis Vuitton store in Beverly Hills yesterday stuck out thanks to the number of stylish young starlets that attended. Those sipping and socializing among the accessories included Amanda Seyfried, Zoe Saldana, Anna Kendrick, Emma Roberts, Rashida Jones and Serena Williams. See what they wore in the gallery below.
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So many pre-Oscar parties, so little time! Despite having to hustle from the 3rd Annual Women In Film Pre-Oscar Party in LA to the Hollywood Domino’s 3rd Annual Pre-Oscar Hollywood Gala in Beverly Hills yesterday (what exactly happened three years ago? Did Cali pass a pre-Oscar party tax incentive?), Camilla Belle found the time to totally change her look for each fete. With that kind of party-hopping professionalism, you’d almost think the 10,000 BC star was up for something!
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Oh, Mickey, you’re so fine. You’re so fine, you blow our minds. When asked about the hubbub around UK pop singer Cheryl Cole and her cheating soccer star husband Ashley by an English reporter (who else would care?), Mickey Rourke slipped into Wrestler mode, suggesting he could whip up more drama with his little finger. “Forget Ashley Cole, his behaviour has nothing on a film star. WAGs [Wives and Girlfriends] get an easy time—they should try living with Hollywood hellraisers. I once spent a weekend in the UK and had 14 women in one night. If you WAGs knew what Hollywood’s stars get up to you’d think you were married to pussycats.”
While it’d be easy to marvel at Rourke’s Olympian sexual appetite, we’re a little more impressed that the Sin City star uses phrases like “Hollywood hellraisers” and “pussycats” in conversation (“WAGs” is a British thing we only wish he made up). Besides, with his engagement to Russian model Anastassija Makarenko (and his newfound fondness for topknots), we don’t see him bouncing more than a baker’s dozen of British babes on his bed again anytime soon.
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