Classic black never goes out of style. There may have been a fair amount of neutrals and grays and bold colors on the 2012 Sag Awards red carpet last night, but black actually outnumbered them all. None of the gowns veered towards goth territory, either, as all the styles went the romantic or slightly edgy route.
We saw drapes on the likes of Melissa McCarthy’s Badgley Mischka, Archie Panjabi’s one-shouldered Carolina Herrera and Angelina Jolie’s Jenny Packham halter-necked gown. The latter was a little too safe for our liking. Wearing the same designer was Ashlee Simpson, whose dress was similar to the number Vanessa Hudgens wore to the People’s Choice Awards. No contest here: Ashlee wore the better version.
Amber Heard killed it in a Zac Posen cut-out dress and guess who wore the same designer? Glenn Close! She rocked that gown and her compatriot Jessica Lange did the same in a slinky sequined David Meister number. Both the ladies are still so sexy in their 60s! Joining the sequin brigade was Jayma Mays‘ beautiful Reem Acra gown with a dramatic demi-train. We saw a lot of lace overlay as well, whether it was in Amber Riley’s Badgley Mischka, Stacy Keibler’s Marchesa or Emma Stone’s custom Alexander McQueen. We’d also like to hand out top marks to our favourite 30 Rock ladies for bringing on the fabulous. Tina Fey looked very sexy in her vintage Versace gown as did Jane Krakowski in Antonio Berardi. Everyone did really good here, and black was anything but boring. The only celebrity we wish had upped the stakes was Glee’s Heather Morris. Her half-sheer Masai Payan dress just didn’t work.
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Well, obvs, they hand out SAG Awards for both men and women — but with the big movie ensemble Actor going to the ladies of The Help, our memory of Sunday night’s ceremony might be skewed toward how much the ladies dominated the stage. This is, after all the organization that sticks to the old-school feminist “female actor” designation rather than “actress.” There was Mary Tyler Moore receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award, as we were reminded that people doubted there’d be an audience for a show about a single woman. Representing that other awesome female cast, Bridesmaids stars Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Melissa McCarthy livened up an otherwise too-sincere evening with their “Scorsese” drinking game (do they have to take a drink every time someone blogs his name, too?) And even the In Memoriam montage featured a great sendoff from Elizabeth Taylor, winking at us from beyond. It was enough to give pause to anyone who’s been rooting for The Descendants or The Artist to take home the big prizes come February 26 — do you really want to stop the momentum of all this amazing girl (lady) power? Do we want to be deprived of the sight of Octavia Spencer dancing around as Viola Davis makes us cry? Well, when the alternative is a good George Clooney speech or tricks by Uggie, that’s a tough question. Good thing we’re not voting on these things.
By the way, you can catch all the winners’ speeches here.
If anyone but Meryl Streep had shown up for an awards show in which she’s nominated for The Iron Lady in an iron-colored outfit — well, we would have said something meaner than that it’s a silly pun. But maybe she didn’t intend it as such, and she did look elegant as hell in her Vivienne Westwood onstage at the SAG Awards. And she was among many who chose shades of gray and neutral and cream on Sunday night. Zoe Saldana, Modern Family’s Ariel Winter and Glee’s Naya Rivera chose sparkly numbers that grabbed our attention. Others, like Kristen Wiig and Octavia Spencer, didn’t look bad but seemed less vibrant than their usual selves without color to match their personalities. Maybe we’re just cranky after watching too many acceptance speeches. Browse through the gallery and let us know how you feel about this ongoing trend in the comments below.
There’s been a whole lot of neutral and black going on this awards season, and that rather works to the advantage of the stars who chose the path less traveled and wore bold colors to the SAG Awards. They stand out all the more with their blues, pinks, greens and reds. From Emily Blunt’s bright green Oscar de la Renta to Jessica Chastain’s delicious blue Calvin Klein collection, the rainbow of gowns was all the more brilliant by the sun shining during the arrivals. Thank you, brave actors for making us sit up and take notice of you before you go off to congratulate yourselves for being brave actors.
Oscar nominations are pretty much the be-all and end-all when it comes to determining whether actors and actresses have “made it.” Still, it’s good to remember that all those potential Academy Award winners had to start off at the same place: the bottom (and many of them take trips back down there, for nostalgic reasons, we assume). The truth is, whether you’re Jonah Hill or Melissa McCarthy or especially Gary Oldman, you’re bound to have a few embarrassing movie skeletons in your closet. Check out the 2012 Oscar nominees’ least award-winning roles and remember: if Octavia Spencer could go from Halloween II to Academy Award nominee in two years, then maybe you can too! Well, not you specifically. But definitely somebody.
I’m gearing up to cover the SAG Awards red carpet this Sunday, and couldn’t help but oogle over a couple of the nominees. Hunky, handsome with a little bit of grey in their hair, both Kyle Chandler and George Clooney are masters at playing sensitive, sexy dads on their respective screens. Chandler is nominated in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Coach Eric Taylor on Friday Night Lights, aka everyone’s favorite show to tweet about. The Cloonster (Can I call you that, George?) is up for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role for his work in the ukelele-heavy tearjerker The Descendants.
My dream of being sandwiched in Cloonster-Coach Taylor group hug may become a reality this Sunday night (Secreting it now), but only one of these fine, fictional fathers can be this week’s Hotness. Check out our gallery to help you make your decision, and then vote in our poll. We’ll be keeping it open until Sunday night, so you can check them out in all their tuxedoed glory and then cast your vote (And vote again. And again. And again). The SAG Awards air on TBS and TNT at 8PM EST – we’ll be watching, blogging and tweeting the show live. Hang with us, won’t ya?
Octavia Spencer has been taking the 2012 awards season by storm. After winning at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and the Golden Globes, she was a sure bet for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination today. But that’s not why her Help co-star Allison Janney was singing her praises yesterday at Sundance. Allison and Octavia go way back, along with fellow Supporting Actress nominee Melissa McCarthy and The Artist co-star Missi Pyle, who all starred in Help director Tate Taylor’s Pretty Ugly People in 2008.
“This has been amazing to see Octavia blossom and see everyone discover her and see how wonderful she is, ’cause we’ve all known for years,” Janney told VH1 News. “We’ve all been friends with her and worked with her. I’ve done all of Tate’s movies with her before and just think the world of her.” Read more…
Oscar nominations are in for the 2012 Academy Awards, which means it’s time to celebrate a job well done! Whether it’s with breakfast foods, low-cut gowns or just a deep abiding love for Ryan Gosling, check out what our future Oscar winners (and losers!) have to squee about their nominations:
“It’s gonna be pancakes for everyone this morning!” Best Actor nominee Brad Pitt squealed to the Today show this morning. The Moneyball star also gave a shout-out to his direct competitor George Clooney, because Brad Pitt is nothing if not a class act. “It’s more fun to have a friend there, and no one does it better than George,” Pitt gushed about The Descendants star. “I say give him all the trophies, and when you run out of trophies, make some new ones and give him those, too.”
”I didn’t get up or anything. I just did not expect that. AT ALL! Hopefully I’m not nuts.” Best Supporting Actress nominee Melissa McCarthy raved to EW. The Bridesmaids star excitedly concluded, “At some point today, I’m having champagne, dammit!”
“I didn’t think I was in it and then they said my name and it was just a sigh of relief,” Best Support Actress nominee Octavia Spencer sighed to People. Luckily The Help star has a few weeks before the Oscars to focus on the bigger picture, i.e. how her girls will look on the red carpet. “It’s just about accentuating the positives and blurring the negatives,” Spencer declared. “I want to accentuate the positive which would be cleavage – even though it’s saggy cleavage, it’s cleavage! – and give myself an hourglass.” Read more…
Jennifer Lawrence was poised and confident as she read off the Oscar nominations this morning — we think she pronounced the names a whole lot better than Academy Prez Tom Sherak. Her hair was shiny and a lovely shade of light brown. Her eyes had just a touch of smoke to accent their shape, her cheeks were nicely blushed for the morning gig. And we couldn’t help but imagine one of her Katniss photos floating up there with the Best Actress nominees for next year. But…
What do you guys think of her outfit? The Fashion Court identified the skirt and top as Spring 2012 Prada. And we love the breath of spring that sleeveless blue-and-yellow eyelet top brings. We just kind of think the black eyelet pencil skirt dampens the mood. It’s like a picnic on the top, business on the bottom.
The nominations for the 84th annual Academy Awards were announced this morning, and Hugo surprised everyone, taking the lead with 11 nods. The Artist was close behind, with 10 nominations. Leonardo DiCaprio’s J. Edgar and Ryan Gosling’s Drive were shut out of any major awards, but Supporting nods for Bridesmaids’Melissa McCarthy and Moneyball’s Jonah Hill should please a lot of folks. On our homework list: A Better Life (star Demian Bichir is up for Best Actor), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (ditto for Gary Oldman) and Animated Feature nominee A Cat in Paris, just for its awesome name. Stay tuned for plenty of analysis, photos and more on the Oscars, as we update throughout the day! Scroll down for the complete list.