Awards Season 2013

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The A-List Almost Bring Their A-Game To The CCMAs, But Just About Fall Short

A-List Fashion Mistakes At Critics' Choice Movie Awards

So, we’ve got definitive best-dressed and worst-dressed lists at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards last night, but the biggest list for the night are the fashion in-betweeners. Some serious A-Listers showed up to the event and they were almost quite there on the most-fabulous round-up, had there not been some sartorial slip-ups. We hate including Emily Blunt on this list because her cream Miu Miu dress was stunning especially with the crystal neckline. We loved the retro curls and the red lips. But we just can’t reconcile with her Prada heels that feel far too clunky. They even make the length of the dress feel wrong. Nina Dobrev wore a turquoise metallic, fully embellished Monique Lhuillier Spring 2013 cocktail dress with amazo Brian Atwood ‘Evie’ heels, which we love. But the frock feels like something Lt. Uhura would wear to a Star Trek mixer. Then there’s Jessica Chastain‘s Prada gown with the crystal neckline worn with Jimmy Choo ‘Tease’ sandals and Harry Winston jewels. The bodice seems ill-fitted, plus while the gown is meant to pop, she somehow tones it down to a more vanilla vibe. Amy Adams is gorgeous in her Vionnet gown but the ruffles at the waist just don’t do it for us. The same applies for Eva Longoria and her Monique Lhuillier. She wears the designer so often that it’s just too safe now. Pretty, but wholly unremarkable. While Leslie Mann‘s Honor Spring 2013 pink frock is lovely and girly … there’s just too much pink in this look. Pink lips, pink Tiffany clutch, pink Jimmy Choo ‘Fitch’ ankle-strap heels — too, too much for us. Even though the frock is a lacy dream. Octavia Spencer is rocking the navy Tadashi Shoji dress. But those bangs need to go, or be swept aside. A more adventurous shoe — hers matched the dress too perfectly — would be appreciated. And lastly, Emmy Rossum’s Carolina Herrera Pre-Fall 2013 gown feels far too princessy and saccharine. We think Emmy retreats into this style bracket too often, and the odd now and then that she busts out is freakin’ fabulous. So we’re not going to encourage safe Emmy anymore — but only because we love her and don’t want to be enablers!

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Related: Amanda Seyfried, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen Get It Wrong At The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards
The 6 Best-Dressed Ladies At The Critics Choice Movie Awards Pack A Real Punch

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The 6 Best-Dressed Ladies At The Critics Choice Movie Awards Pack A Real Punch

Best-Dressed Critics' Choice Movie Awards

Now that the worst-dressed list is out of the way, time to rejoice in our happy, best-dressed roll-call from yesterday’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. It’s a small list, but packed with heaps of flavor. To begin with, we’re clapping our hands with joy at Anne Hathaway‘s minimal, shimmery, Oscar de la Renta gown. That smile, the cropped hair and the perfectly creamy makeup are the right accompaniments proving that sometimes, less is definitely more. Another absolute favorite is Marion Cotillard‘s frothy, applique Zuhair Murad Couture dress that is girly, fun and hit that line between playful and fashion forward. The Jimmy Choo “Tahi” heels have us squeeing too. Marion’s got serious style chops! Jennifer Lawrence‘s Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2013 gown brought grown-up glamor and drama to the carpet. The draping, the dual-fabric and the train are fantastic features and don’t overwhelm her, and the Chopard jewels, Jimmy Choo ‘Vamp’ sandals and a Roger Vivier clutch add the right amount of hardware. Naomi Watts was sexy as hell in a black strapless Emilio Pucci Resort 2013  gown with a sheer key-hole with turquoise Irene Neuwirth jewels and a silver Edie Parker clutch that provided the right hits of color and metal. Jaime King gave a Naomi a run for her sexy money in a strappy Jason Wu Pre-Fall ’13 semi-sheer gown with flashes of gold accessories and a black belt cinching her tiny waist. The side-swept curls and red lips are happily noted, as well. Rounding off the list is a surprise entrant — Helen Hunt. We bow down to her in that red Philip Armstrong Atelier column gown with those crystal and lace panelled cut-outs. Perfectly styled, and impeccably turned out with a hit of gold accessories — gold Rene Caovilla sandals, Martin Katz jewelry and a Lauren Merkin ‘Lucca’ clutch.

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Related: Amanda Seyfried, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen Get It Wrong At The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

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Amanda Seyfried, Elle Fanning, Famke Janssen Get It Wrong At The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

Worst-Dressed At CCMAs

We thought we’d serve you with the bad news before the good news. The worst-dressed list before the best-dressed, that is. The event we’re discussing is the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, which went down in Santa Monica, California yesterday. Lot’s of foot-falls on the red carpet, some great, some not-so-great, but three stand out as really not great. Not that these three ladies aren’t absolutely lovely, but we’re hoping they do better next time. We’ll start with Famke Janssen, who is smoking hot, but that John Galliano Fall 2012 gown was not the right match for her. It seemed better left on the runaway. Perhaps if Famke had committed more to the look, it would have worked? A dress like that needs drama and a certain carriage, and he actress just let her makeup and hair fall flat which did not give the ensemble a necessary boost. Then we have Elle Fanning in the middle. We get that the young actress likes taking risks, but her youth and inexperience is revealed in her footwear choices. She’s wearing Chanel Spring 2013 from top-to-bottom, but the shoes just don’t fit here. Something lighter would have uplifted the floral, strapless shift. We love her and her smile, though. Another fashion-forward star made a misstep here — Amanda Seyfried. She often takes on avant garde outfits on and we give her props for trying. But she is not, in any way, working that cornflower blue Marios Schwab Spring 2013 gown. The black Roger Vivier sandals leave us cold as well. Until next time, ladies.

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We Never Would Have Thought It Possible, But We’re Slowly Becoming Seth MacFarlane Fans

Seth MacFarlane: More Charming Than Thought Possible

It’s just so rare to completely change our minds about a celebrity, but here we are in 2013…learning to love Seth MacFarlane. It’s not that we ever hated Seth MacFarlane, per say. It’s just with Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show informing the zeitgeist for the past 14 years, we had long ago suffered from an acute case of McFarlane Overload (Main symptom: extreme nausea and diarrhea upon hearing a Stewie impression.) But despite all of our male cousins quoting everything Seth has ever written since 1999, we realized something as we watched MacFarlane’s first Oscar promo today. We realized we’re basically Seth MacFarlane fans now.

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Jennifer Aniston’s Leather Dress Vs. Kanye West’s Leather Skirt: Who Wears It Better?

Jennifer Aniston's leather dress at the People's Choice Award rivals Kanye West 121212 kilt

The People’s Choice Awards are certainly a thing you enjoy in the moment, not an event whose results you discuss in depth the next day — but one item from last night’s show seems to have piqued the curiosity of viewers: the bouncy leather dress Jennifer Aniston wore onstage to accept another Favorite Comedic Actress award. The Christian Dior look was unusually playful for Jen, maybe symbolic of the happy place the engaged actress finds herself in these days.

This is the second time a leather outfit has caught the Internet’s attention after the fact — the first, of course being the black leather Givenchy skirt, or kilt if you want to quibble, that Kanye West wore onstage at the 12.12.12. benefit for Sandy relief last month.

So here’s a question for you, will either of these trends make it past curiosity and into your closet? Vote, and watch Kanye and his stylist discuss his pleats in the video below.


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Denzel, De Niro, Daniel Day-Lewis: Let Us Handicap The Oscar Nominated Dudes For 2013

Breaking down the 2013 acting nominees for the Academy Award

The nominations for the 2013 Oscars were announced bright and early this morning, and that brings with it another time-honored tradition: The Oscar betting pool! It’s the time of the year when suddenly everyone is a regular Siskel and Ebert, passionately weighing in on a bunch of films that we (probably) haven’t seen, guessing who’s going to take home the little gold bald dude. Normally we just bet on the thespian who has won the most accolades in the past, but this year it gets a little more tricky: ALL of the Best Supporting Actors have won Oscars before! The track record is fairly similar in the Best Leading Actor category too, with Academy honored legends like Daniel Day-Lewis, Denzel Washington and Joaquin Phoenix going head to head. Ahh, clash of the Titans! What are we going to do!?

Well, never fear, folks, because we’ve taken the time to handicap all of the actors for you, in basically the least-expert way possible. We went through their cinematic performances broken down into all the pros and cons that you need to make an informed decision for your Oscar night scorecard. Don’t worry, we’ve got one for the actresses too! Read on…

Best Actors

Daniel Day-Lewis: Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln

Why He Has A Good Shot: Not only did the master craftsman give the performance of his career by bringing back the controversial president, but he also grew his own beard, you guys.

What Might Hold Him Back: The Academy forgets that his last name has a hyphen, accidentally awards an Oscar to a “Daniel Day Lewis.”

Bradley Cooper: Pat Solitano in Silver Linings Playbook

Why  He Has A Good Shot: Brad really showed that he was much more than a pretty face/funny guy in David O. Russell’s alt- dramedy.

What Might Hold Him Back: People are still pissed at him for beating out Ryan Gosling as People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive back in 2011.
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Quvenzhane Wallis: 7 Reasons To Love The Youngest Best Actress Oscar Nominee

Quvenzhale Wallis is the youngest nominee for a Best Actress Oscar

“In a million years, when kids go to school, they gonna know: Once there was a Hushpuppy, and she lived with her daddy in the Bathtub,” Quvenzhane Wallis says at the beginning of Beasts at the Southern Wild. And now, we hope kids a million years from now will also know that once there was a Quvenzhane Wallis, and at 9 years old, she was the youngest person to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination. If you’ve seen her breathtaking performance as the fierce young girl living in the untamed swamps of Louisiana, you probably aren’t surprised by her nomination. That’s not the only reason to love her, though. Here are seven more:

1. The girl knows how to accessorize. Especially with her signature animal purses:

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2. She’s not gonna compromise on that name for your sake. It’s pronounced Kwe-VAWN-zhan-ay, by the way. Her mother, Qulyndreia, told Deadline that the name is a combination of her own name, Quvenzhane’s father’s name, Venjie, and the Swahili word for fairy.
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by (@shalapitcher)

Oscar’s Biggest Surprises: Snubs For Ben Affleck, Kudos For Beasts

Ben Affleck and Katherine Bigelow weren't nominated for Directing Oscars, but Beasts of the Southern Wild's helmer was.

First, the good news: 2012 was a really good year for movies. Now the bad: That means no matter who got an Oscar nomination this morning, there were bound to be a bunch of disappointed, but really deserving and talented, folks in Hollywood. Maybe they’ll take the relieved attitude this year’s host Seth MacFarlane suggested before making the announcements: “You can stop doing interviews where you pretend you had such a great time making the movie.”

The biggest snubs we saw were in the director category, where dark horse candidates Michael Haneke (Amour) and Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild) edged out favorites Ben Affleck (Argo), Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty), Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained) and Tom Hooper (Les Miserables) — all of which were also nominated for Best Picture.

“No Best Director or Best Actor for Argo. Really? Even though it got a Best Picture nomination?” Deadline’s Dominic Patten wrote. Read more…

by (@shalapitcher)

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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Ian Somerhalder, Chris Colfer, Jensen Ackles And Co. Heat Up The People’s Choice Awards

Best-Dressed Men At People's Choice Awards

Hello, gentlemen! We could not with a clear conscience ignore the proliferation of extremely handsome men at the People’s Choice Awards because they really brought their A-Game. So many sharply-cut suits! Eddie Redmayne and Giancarlo Esposito already made it to our best-dressed list, but we’re talking about you, Ian Somerhalder, all sexy in your classic black tie combination. J.D Pardo did the same in the best fitted blazer and suit we’re see in a long time. Jensen Ackles actually pulled off a deep maroon suit with a black shirt — but it’s impossible to make that man look anything other than gorgeous. Chris Colfer ditched a jacket completely and opted for skinny trousers and a skinnier tie and worked the whole thing like a pro. We’re also giving out props to Jesse Williams who added a little something’ extra to his suit by adding a pair of purple suede shoes. The impossibly good looking Matt Bomer added a little texture to his deep navy suit with a grey pocket square and a Madras-checked shirt. We’re counting The Wanted as one unit — one very hip, way cool unit. Their stylists need a raise. But we’d like to hand the best-dressed trophy to our number one guy, Robert Downey Jr. That grey suit, that pizazz and those metallic sneakers? Take a bow, sir.

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