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Oscar Nominations: Lincoln, Life Of Pi, Silver Linings Playbook, Django Unchained Lead The Pack

Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playlist, Life of Pi and Lincoln lead the Oscar nominations

Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announced the 85th Academy Awards nominations this morning, and absolutely no one should be surprised that a movie directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis and based on the life of one of the most universally admired people on the planet garnered the most nods. Lincoln garnered 12 nominations, including Best Picture, directing, acting and supporting actors (Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones) — really they owe it all to the beard, don’t they? Life of Pi, Silver Linings Playbook and Django Unchained followed in the nod count. We’ll get to the surprising snubs in a minute, but first, take a look at the full nominations list and marvel along with Emma that every single one of the supporting actor nominees has won an award before:

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Best Picture
Amour
Argo
Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Misérables
Life Of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Actor In A Leading Role
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight

Actress In A Leading Role
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
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Taylor Swift, Julianne Hough And Our 10 Favorite Looks From The People’s Choice Awards

Taylor Swift, Julianne Hough and Rachael Leigh Cook at the People's Choice Awards

The categories and winners for the People’s Choice Awards are always all over the place — those crystal trophies went to everything from The Hunger Games to Castle to The Wanted tonight — and appropriately enough, the red carpet was just as eclectic, in a really good way most of the time. Some stars, like Julianne Hough and Kaley Cuoco went for short and flirty. Rumer Willis went for sparkly as hell, while Taylor Swift opted for an edgier white that reminded us of something Katharine Hepburn would have rocked back in the day. We welcomed the return of Rachael Leigh Cook to the awards-show circuit, and she wowed us in a beautiful, floor-length blue gown. In the gentlemen’s department, we were digging the different (but still quite respectable) suits on Giancarlo Esposito and Eddie Redmayne. And last but not least, we cannot get enough of Chloe Grace Moretz’s daring red carpet looks — no one can wear neon like a 15-year-old!

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[Photos: Getty Images]

Related: “Damn You, Swift!”: The 15 Best Quotes From Tonight’s People’s Choice Awards
Olivia Munn, Monica Potter & More People’s Choice Awards Looks We Just Don’t Love
Lea Michele’s People’s Choice Awards Dress: Do We Like It?

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Olivia Munn, Monica Potter & More People’s Choice Awards Looks We Just Don’t Love

Olivia Munn, Monica Potter, Erinn Hayes at the People's Choice Awards

Thankfully, for our eyes, no one showed up to the People’s Choice Awards in anything downright hideous. But there were a handful of ladies whose dresses (and pantsuits) missed the mark in such disappointing ways. Olivia Munn looked like she was going to work in a bank; Monica Potter’s otherwise cute dress was attacked by a pair of doilies; Ashley Rickards, Morena Baccarin and Naomi Watts were done in by unflattering tailoring. We hate putting the likes of Shay Mitchell and Molly Quinn on this list, so maybe we’re too quick to judge Shay’s random beading or Molly’s ’90s goth looks? Take a look at our least favorite looks of the night and let us know if you agree.

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[Photos: Getty Images]

Related: Lea Michele’s People’s Choice Awards Dress: Do We Like It?

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Happy Birthday, Nina Dobrev! Celebrate With The New Vamp’s 24 Most Seductive Pics

Nina Dobrev's 24th birthday

Back in September, Nina Dobrev told us that she plans on playing a teenager for as long as she can, and we think the Vampire Diaries star, who turns 24 today, can do that for at least a couple more years. On the other hand, now that we’ve seen her play not one but two undead vixens on TVD, she’s going to have a hard time convincing anyone she’s an innocent young thing. Especially not after all those smoldering onscreen looks between her and real-life boyfriend Ian Somerhalder. Not that this should be a loss — after all, she must be having so much more fun now than as a weak human cheerleader. And not that we’re jealous of her or anything.

Let’s all wish Nina a happy birthday as we browse through her 24 most seductive looks.

[Photo: CW]

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Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper, More Help Decide The Most Important Movie Award: Best Facial Hair

Forget the Golden Globes; put aside your hopes and wishes for tonight’s People’s Choice Awards; sleep in and skip tomorrow’s Oscar nominations announcement, because we here at VH1 Celebrity have a much more important title to hand out this awards season: Best Facial Hair Performance in a Motion Picture. You know we’re not alone in pointing out how important beards, mutton chops, mustaches and scruff have been to 2012′s most critically acclaimed films: Can you even imagine Lincoln, Django Unchained, Argo, Les Miserables, Bernie or (god forbid) The Hobbit with clean-shaven stars?

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VH1 News polled the heavy hitters at the National Board of Review Awards on Tuesday night to see who the stars would nominate and the answers were predictably enthusiastic.

“I’m not worried about awards season, but I have been going for best beard,” Ben Affleck told us. “[Leonardo DiCaprio's] got the best, probably, and Bradley [Cooper's] got, like, the scruff, which doesn’t look like a beard-beard but you can’t discredit because it’s carefully calibrated.” Read more…

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Ryan Gosling’s 10 Most Handsome Looks From The Gangster Squad Premiere

Ryan Gosling at the Hollywood premiere of Gangster Squad

There was a sad period in our lives last year, when we hit a dry spell in the Ryan Gosling sighting department. Silly man was off making movies and being with Eva Mendes or something instead of inadvertently posing for a thousand Tumblrs and starring in all of our dreams. That nightmare seems to be over, thank goodness, as we’ve been blessed with two trailers for upcoming movies, Gangster Squad’s release this weekend and, of course, his appearance on the red carpet of the premiere of Gangster Squad last night. We are pleased to report that the number of handsome faces he made as he escorted his mother to the movie were almost enough to make up for that earlier drought. All we need now is for him to go rescue someone on the street again and we’re all set.

Feast on our 10 favorite Ryan Gosling looks from last night:

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[Photos: Getty Images]

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Dina Lohan Reveals Black Eye Pics, More Michael Lohan Abuse Details To Entertainment Tonight

Dina Lohan with a black eye

Dina and Lindsay Lohan in 1986, following the alleged assault.

After Dina Lohan went to the New York Daily News with her story about how ex-husband Michael Lohan assaulted her in 1986 and raped her in 1990, Lindsay’s mother gave Entertainment Tonight three photos of herself with a black eye following the 1986 incident. Dina had actually spoken to the show back in September about the abuse, but the photos seem to have caught everyone’s attention now. And Michael Lohan, of course, was quick to respond.

“I didn’t punch her,” Michael told ET, reiterating his version of the incident, which he said started when Dina hit him in the back of the head with an ice tray. “I didn’t do anything deliberately to attack her. I swung out of reflex … she’s twisting everything.”

We kind of fail to see how swinging “out of reflex” is any less of an assault to a woman, by the way, especially when this reflex results in the black eye we see above. But since it’s a little too late for Dina to do anything about this, we do see his point that her timing is suspiciously self-serving. Ugh, they are both the worst.

[Photo courtesy ETOnline.com]

Related: Lindsay Lohan’s Mom Blames Everything On Michael Lohan’s Abuse, Dating Back To 1986

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How Will Blue Ivy Carter Celebrate Her Birthday? Let’s Take A Peek

NickMom plans Blue Ivy Carter's birthday party

Our friends at NickMom know a thing or two about throwing kids’ birthday parties — and not in an annoying Martha Stewart-y kind of way — so we think this depiction of what’s probably going down at Blue Ivy Carter’s first birthday party has to be on the money. Check out the rest of it here.

Related: Happy 1st Birthday, Blue Ivy Carter! Which Super-Couple Spawn’s Path Will She Follow?

[Photo: NickMom.com]

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Amber Rose’s Keyboard Dress Is Our New Obsession

Amber Rose wore this rainbow keyboard dress to her baby shower

You know we’ve been obsessed with Amber Rose’s adorable baby bump photos for months, but the pics she posted this weekend from her baby shower blew the rest away. Not only is she still incredibly cute for someone in her eighth month of pregnancy, but she is rocking a dress that we immediately want. It’s part of designer Jeremy Scott’s Adidas Originals collection, shown above on the runway. The most remarkable thing is how much better it looks on preggo Amber than on the skinny model.

Also great is this pic of Amber and Wiz Khalifa opening presents together.
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Happy Birthday, Bradley Cooper! Celebrate With 20 Pics Of Him Being A Regular (Still Super Hot) Guy

Bradley Cooper turns 38

Bradley Cooper turns 38 today, so now seemed like as good a time as any to remind you guys that though the Silver Linings Playbook star may be a Sexiest Man Alive alumnus, he’s also never stopped being just a regular guy. Also, he will never stop being adorable Will from Alias, no matter how many times he may melt us with those baby blues and make us weak in the knees with those perfectly sculpted shoulders. Sometimes he gets sweaty at the gym, sometimes he has terrible facial hair or hat head, sometimes he breaks up with his unbelievably hot girlfriends and hangs out with his mom instead. Er, nope, all that doesn’t add up to us being able to date him though, does it? Oh, well. We’ll just wish Bradley a happy birthday and pretend he’s attainable as we look at these 20 examples of him just being a regular guy … until he goes and wins an Oscar or something this year.

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[Photos: Splash News Online, Touchstone Television, The Weinstein Company]