Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

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Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence Lead Our First Annual Awards Season Style Points Race

Bradley Cooper, Anne Hathaway, Kerry Washington, Jessica Chastain, Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, Eddie Redmayne and Amanda Seyfried

Awards season got into full swing this week, and we here at VH1 Celebrity were thinking that these talented actors and actresses weren’t competing against each other in enough contests. So we devised a little race of our own based on something we’re calling Style Points. Our panel of fashion experts — our own Sabrina Rojas Weiss and Ambika Muttoo, plus Breanne Heldman, New York bureau chief at Yahoo! Entertainment, and MTV Style associate editor Maud Deitch — will be grading eight key celebs after their major red carpet appearances (on a scale of -5 to +5). Who are these lucky stars? Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Kerry Washington, Jessica Chastain, Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper and Eddie Redmayne — basically, the actors we expect to wow us from now through the Oscars. We’ll track their rankings and at the end of all this madness, declare the most stylish star in all the land on February 25! To kick this all off, we decided to grade two outfits from each contestant.

Anne Hathaway at the National Board of Review Gala and the Critics Choice Movie Awards

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National Board of Review Gala
Maud: +1
Ambika: +4
Breanne: +2
Sabrina: +2
Average: 2.5

“Major points for the lady-suit, but big big deductions for the early 2000′s emo hair,” Maud says, but Ambika disagrees. “This androgynous, yet romantic Saint Laurent Spring 2013 tuxedo fits her like a dream and really complements her edgy short hair.” Sabrina hearts the ruffled cuffs.

Critics Choice Movie Awards
Maud: +4
Ambika: +5
Breanne: +4
Sabrina: +4
Average: 4
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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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After The Party, It’s The Afterparty: What Happened After The Cameras Stopped Rolling At The 2011 Critics’ Choice Awards

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Last night’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards were a star studded affair, full of impeccably dressed A-listers like Natalie Portman and laugh out loud moments. But in Hollywood, the party never really gets going until the cameras stop rolling. Fortunately, we were on the scene and are ready to spill our guts.

As the show closed, we made our way back to the Press Tent in hopes of catching another up close glimpse of Natalie Portman (who utterly transfixed us on the red carpet earlier, to the point where it wasn’t until after she left that we realized we were standing in a shallow pool of drool). As we waited around, we quickly realized that we were actually standing in the exact same place where every celebrity who attended stayed until the end of the show was getting picked up by their limos/Escalades/4-wheelers*. That’s when we saw…

  • The drop dead gorgeous Mila Kunis standing all by her lonesome, politely thumbing away on her BlackSwanBerry. Was she texting Macauley Culkin? Was she rearranging a reunion with Fez? Was she trying to send your @unclegrambo a DM? Sadly, we’ll never know, as we were far too nervous to actually talk to her and far too respectful of her personal space to peer over her shoulder.
  • As she was wrapping up her missive — yes, we were probably staring — our ears recognized a familiar, deep timbred voice. We broke our gaze, turned our head and thought to ourself, “Man, that guy looks a lot like Jon Hamm.” And guess what? It was! He and Kunis embraced on the carpet and we immediately began envisioning the future of what almost certainly would be the Best Looking Couple In The Universe™. Sadly, their conversation was interrupted by…
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Jimmy Kimmel F—s Matt Damon At The CCMAs

Jimmy Kimmel never brought up Sarah Silverman‘s “I’m F—ing Matt Damon” video when he and a four-eyed Emily Blunt presented Damon with the Joel Siegel Award at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, but it was clearly on his mind. Mocking Damon’s charitable work, cracking “have another Evian, Mr. Water.Org” and generally being a boor, Kimmel had the room laughing in disbelief. And when Damon said he had no idea why Jimmy was there in his acceptance speech, Jimmy charged out of the room furiously. Too bad Silverman was backstage (having already been cursed out by co-presenter Joan Rivers on-air), and didn’t get to watch from the audience.

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2011 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards—The Winners!

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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.

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Maroon 5′s Adam Levine Ditches His Clothes Once Again In Advance Of Tonight’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

Adam Levine, the dashing frontman of Maroon 5, set the internets on fire last week when pictures of him posing totally nude (!) to raise awareness for prostate cancer were released. Well, our saucy VH1 News correspondent Janell Snowden caught up with Adam and Maroon 5 keyboardist Jesse Carmichael yesterday afternoon at the Hollywood Palladium, the site of tonight’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. And while we were chatting with tonight’s CCMA house band after rehearsals yesterday, Levine’s exhibitionist streak washed over him once again, as he spontaneously ripped off his clothes and landed nearly naked in Janell’s arms! Fortunately, we had cameras rolling and we’ve got video of this hilarious (and sexy) moment above.

As a reminder, the CCMAs are airing LIVE tonight on VH1 at 9/8c. There will also be a red carpet pre-show, which will also feature the sultry sounds of Maroon 5 and is hosted by MTV’s Tim Kash and our own LaLa Vasquez, starting at 8pm. We’ll also be giving you an insider’s view of today’s show rehearsals, all the red carpet festivities and what’s going on backstage at tonight’s 16th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards on Twitter, so be sure to follow @TheFABLife, @VH1 and @unclegrambo (that’s me!).

If you weren’t following our Twitter feeds yesterday, here’s a small sampling of some of the pics we snapped during yesterday’s rehearsals. More to follow all day today. Enjoy!

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Golden Globes Producers Sued, Accused Of Nomination “Payola”

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Awards season just got ugly! Former Golden Globes publicist Michael Russell is suing the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for fraud, claiming the show’s producers failed to renew their contract as promised in 2010. Russell, who worked the Globes since 1993, brings up far bigger crimes in his legal papers, including accusations of nomination-purchasing and voter-lobbying—habits Russell wanted them to stop. “Most of HFPA’s members are not full-time journalists and rely on income generated from these questionable practices each year,” he claims. “[The HFPA President] expressly acknowledged to Russell that these activities were problematic and the HFPA was a corrupt organization, that its members are only out to use the organization to generate income for themselves and that many conflicts of interest exist with regard to the above-specified activities of the HFPA and its members.”

This is hardly the first time the Golden Globes have been accused of shady dealings. Pia Zadora won “Newcomer Of The Year” in 1981 for Butterfly, and the FCC accused NBC of “misleading” viewers as to how winners were picked in 1968. But this case could mean serious trouble for the 67-year-old show: if the payola charges gain publicity, will actors even want to win this year…or ever again?

If you’re looking for something a little more credible this year, the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards—whose voters are actual critics, and don’t give nominations to bombs like The Tourist—will be airing on VH1 tonight.

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Natalie Portman To Get “Out Of The Public Eye” After Pregnancy

Natalie Portman may be in everything right now, but that won’t be the case once she drops her first tot.  “I’ll be out of the public eye after [this],” said the CCMA Nominee, promising she’ll deal with new work “as it comes.” Considering she’ll appear in next week’s sex comedy No Strings Attached, April’s medieval stoner jam Your Highness and May’s comic book epic Thor (with shelved indie flicks Hesher and The Other Woman still awaiting release dates), it’s not like fans will starve for her presence.

Portman says she’s made few other plans for her first kid, however. “I’m very superstitious,” she explained. “I’m very Jewish that way. We don’t do that.” See if she wins Best Actress for Black Swan at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, airing tonight on Vh1, and check out photos of her at the No Strings Attached premiere earlier this week in the gallery below.

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