There was plenty of thanksgiving tonight when Natalie Portman win Best Actress at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, but a lot of it had more to do with Natalie’s ballooning waistline than with her amazing performance in Black Swan. Portman won the award over a group of stellar performers, including The Kids Are Alright’s Annette Benning, Rabbit Hole’s Nicole Kidman, Blue Valentine’s Michelle Williams, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’s Noomi Rapace, and Winter’s Bone Jennifer Lawrence. The glowing Portman thanked her fellow nominees, but saved a special acknowledgment for Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky. “I met you 10 years ago in a HoJo in Times Square. You were classy then, you’re keeping it classy now,” Portman teased.
Elegant or not, the actress praised her boss for helping her move up unto a new pant size. “I keep telling Darren, you made me very skinny and now you’re indirectly responsible for making me fat, since you introduced me to my love Benjamin Millepied,” Natalie joked. Luckily Darren’s not directly responsible, or Portman would have a lot of awkward explaining on her hands.
We knew Hollywood’s biggest movie stars would come out for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, including Best Actor winner Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Best Supporting Actor Christian Bale (The Figher), The Dude and his Best Young Actor co-star Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), and the Black Swans Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman, who’ll be getting MUCH bigger in the next few months. So we asked bona fide fashion expert Taylor Jacobson, formerly of “Rachel Zoe Project” fame, to be our official red carpet commentator. She is now Creative Consultant for Taylor Jacobson by Kasil Workshop, a collaboration that’s resulted in several collections. She’s also Creative Director and Head Stylist for Shoeprivee.com, an online private shoe club. Here’s Taylor’s list of the Top 10 Best Dressed CCMA Celebs. — Matt Muro
10:Nicole Kidman in Nina Ricci. Navy gown with tassels. Sooo cool!
What happened to your sweet girl? She’s gone…and has been replaced by one Mr. Rip Taylor! As much as we loved their crotch-jabbing version of Inception and armpit-licking take on The Social Network, the Jackass riff on Black Swan didn’t just make Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman bust up laughing. If you’ve ever longed to see Johnny Knoxville caress Ryan Dunn as he psychologically pushes him toward the brink of artistic perfection, then, against all logically odds, you’re about to get what you most desire. Can Rip play the Nina role in the inevitable sequel? Can Rip play all of the roles in the inevitable sequel?
If you’ve ever been struck with paralyzing unease while listening to an easy listening station, you probably have a Quentin Tarantino film to thank for that. Tonight Tarantino received the Music + Film Award at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, a new award that fits perfectly with the director’s creepy, fun, always ingenious melding of film and song. Prior to Quentin receiving the award, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine serenaded the crowd with The Stealers Wheel’s “Stuck In The Middle With You,” forever linked in our mind with Reservoir Dogs, and Keri Hilson brought it home with Dusty Springfield’s “Son Of A Preacher Man,” featured in Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction.
Reservoir Dogs’ Tim Roth presented his former boss with the award and his skill with a soundtrack. “It’s the rhythm of the film, and tonight we celebrate Quentin for using his rhythm method so damn effectively,” Roth cracked. “Big laugh.” Tarantino was excited to say the least, reminiscing about how the producers of True Romance, a film he wrote, slashed the music budget because they considered it unnecessary. “I remember thinking to myself, I’m making a record album…I want to do it!” Quentin exclaimed. Tarantino thanked Critics’ Choice and proudly took his award home, probably to permanently warp another AM Gold hit.
Not content to riff on Inception, Johnny Knoxville and the gentleman of Jackass take on Best Movie winner’s The Social Network as well. Bam Margera makes a strong yet naked argument, while Knoxville makes a perfect Jesse Eisenberg in our grandmother’s Saturday night wig. We’re sure David Fincher and the gang are happy to takes the insults, since it also means they took home a CCMA.
The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards has traditionally been a good indicator of what films will take home Oscars at the end of February, and this year looks like it will be no different. The Social Network continued its awards season sweep, taking home Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Score, though The Fighter managed to steal some acting trophies—with Christian Bale and Melissa Leo winning the Supporting Actor trophies and whole cast taking Best Acting Ensemble.
Another long-deserving/rarely trophy-bound actor, Colin Firth, won Best Actor for The King’s Speech (which also took Best Original Screenplay), while Natalie Portman snagged Best Actress for Black Swan—at least one hot young star sneaks away with one of these things. Another young actress, Halle Steinfeld, won Best Young Actor/Actress, and could still serve as a challenge for Portman or Leo at the Oscars—depending which category the Academy puts her role in. Though The Social Network got top honors, Inception actually took home more trophies: Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound and Best Action Movie! Our favorite upset of the night had to be Easy A winning Best Comedy—we’re glad to see this movie get some love.
See the entire list of winners after the jump.
As much as we love Keri Hilson’s lacey gold pumps and Emily Blunt’s giant plastic specs, we couldn’t help but notice that the fiercest clothes game at the CCMA is being worn by the section of the nominees not yet old enough to rent a car. From Winter Bone’s Jennifer Lawrence’s rainbow gown to Let Me In’s Kodi Smit-McPhee’s intensely fierce Little-Prince-Meets-Count-Dracula suit, the kids at the CCMAs prove that you don’t have be able to legally drive to bring the heat. So enjoy the fashion styling of Hollywood’s kid siblings as we present to you the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Hot Under 25.
In a surprise appearance on the red carpet, Justin Bieber punks the beautiful people of VH1’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. Deep in disguise, Bieber is grilling actors about how they much enjoyed the Justin Bieber Movie: 3D and what they really think about the Baby singer. Despite the fact that that JB:3D does not actually exist, we bet some celebs have to think loooong and hard about whether they loved it or not. We bet we would too, if it incorporated that mustache! Tune into VH1 now to watch Bieber own the carpet before the CCMAs start at 9:00pm!
See another vid of Bieber punking stars after the jump.
Maroon 5 is pretty busy these days. They’re the house band for the Critic’s Choice Movie Awards, which airs this Friday night on VH1, and frontman Adam Levine just posed nude—almost —for prostate cancer awareness.Ã‚Â The band is currently filming the video for their upcoming single “Never Gonna Leave This Bed” and, surprise, surprise, Levine and girlfriend Anne Vyalitsyna went method for the shoot. The singer and his Victoria’s Secret model girlfriend filmed their sexy scenes in a bed set in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater, attracting onlookers of all ages and camera-phone models. This video, much like a Chinese fortune cookie, proves that everything is better when you add “in bed” to it. Check out more shots from the filming in our gallery below.
Brace yourself for a dose of Jackass at this year’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, airing live Friday at 9/8c. Featuring the likes of Matt Damon, Quentin Tarantino, Julianne Moore, Gov. Schwarzenegger and many A-list attendees, this star-studded show will be shaken up a bit as Johnny Knoxville and gang parody movies up for Best Picture. In addition to Inception (ever wonder about the lovely ladies who haunt Steve-O‘s dreams?), the crew is setting its sights on The Social Network, Black Swan and 127 Hours.
Spoiler alert: Bam Margera to get naked for The Social Network! Tune in at 8/7c for the Critics’ Choice Awards red carpet extravaganza, hosted by La La Vazquez and Tim Kash. Maroon 5 is this year’s house band.
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