Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

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Natalie Portman’s Top 25 Hottest Outfits Ever

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Believe it or not, young Hollywood starlet Natalie Portman has already won a lifetime achievement award! At a mere 28 years old, the actress took home the prize at the 19th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards last month. Despite not making the cut for a Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nomination, it’s just the tip of the awards-season iceberg — and she’s receiving noteworthy buzz for Brothers.

Nominated or not, Natalie always wows on the red carpet during awards season. Browse through 25 of her hottest and coolest looks ever, including an adorable photo of the young actress at 13. And be sure to check out this Natalie Portman Red Carpet Timeline, which breaks down her most stylish looks on the carpet. [Photo: Getty Images]

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1. Ravishing In Red
2. Channeling The ’20s
3. Flower Power
4. Space Queen
5. Shaved & Sexy
6. Blue Bombshell
7. Breath Of Fresh Air
8. Grecian Goddess
9. Cute ‘N Cropped
10. Sweet Tee
11. Bedazzled
12. Icing On The Cake
13. Scarlet Fever
14. Cold Shoulder(s)
15. Flannel Fun
16. Pretty in Pink
17. Emerald City
18. Winter Wonderland
19. Vintage Vixen
20. Hippie Honey
21. Flapper
22. Lady In Red
23. Librarian Chic
24. Let’s Tango
25. Perfectly Purple

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Kristin Chenoweth Loves RPattz, Slaps Lautner

Kristin Chenoweth, who’s hosting the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards this year, kicks some werewolf butt in this new Twilight-inspired promo for the show. It’s not hard to guess where she falls in the Team Edwards/Team Jacob debate. Not only is the Lautner look-alike in the video the wimpiest werewolf that ever snarled, Kristin slaps him because Robert Pattinson isn’t more central to “New Moon.” Ouch.

Catch more of the itty-bitty actress with the unforgettable voice at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards live on VH1 on Jan. 15 at 8PM EST and use the Critics’ Choice Tweet Tracker to keep up with what’s hot this awards season.

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EXCLUSIVE: Next Up For Nancy O’Dell, Hosting Critics’ Choice Red Carpet

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When Nancy O’Dell announced Friday that she’d be leaving Access Hollywood after 13 years, her rep stated that “she will continue on with projects as a broadcast entertainment journalist.” But aside from an already-scheduled hosting gig for NBC’s “Tournament of Roses Parade’ on New Year’s Day,” no specifics were available. Until now.

The FABlife has just learned that Nancy O’Dell will host this year’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards red carpet pre-show, to be broadcast live Jan. 15 at 8PM EST on VH1. If it’s true, as People reported, that Nancy felt uncomfortable with Access Hollywood’s “more sensational direction,” then participating in this major awards show should be right up her alley.

Check back on Jan. 15 as we live-blog Critics’ Choice with our sister site VH1 and writers for The New York Times, The L.A. Times, PopEater, The Huffington Post, Best Week Ever and Refinery 29. In the meantime, keep up with what’s hot this awards season by visiting the Tweet Tracker on the Critics’ Choice site. [Photo: Getty Images]

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Zooey Deschanel: The Ultimate Quiz

Indie darling Zooey Deschanel starred in one of 2009′s most beloved romantic comedies. (500) Days of Summer has now garnered many accolades, including a Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nod for Best Comedy and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Prior to (500) Days, Deschanel played big sister to the main character in critically-acclaimed Almost Famous, starred opposite Will Ferrell in seasonal favorite Elf, and has stole the scene in countless TV shows and independent films. How well do you know this big-eyed beauty?

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Nicole Kidman Terrorized By A White Powdery Substance

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We have a pact with our office mates regarding food in our teeth – if you see something, say something. No one wants to head into a meeting with poppy seeds in their front teeth. Seems like Nicole Kidman doesn’t have that pact with her co-workers. Kidman walked the red carpet at the New York premiere of Nine, which racked up 10 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nominations, with powder all over her nose and under her eyes on Tuesday and there was nary a good friend nearby to tell her the truth about her face.

Now, if this were a younger, leggings-loving starlet we’d make the obvious cocaine joke, but Kidman is a class act and we’re sure that she was just trying to eliminate the sheen created by hundreds of flashbulbs shining on her delicate features. This is why it’s essential to travel to the bathroom in packs, ladies. We have to look out for one another because even the statuesque, impossibly thin, gorgeous ones occasionally go astray.  [Photo: GettyImages]


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SAG Noms Announced

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Award season officially kicked into high gear today as the third set of nominations this week were announced. Frontrunners are beginning to emerge, as some actors have consecutively racked up nods from the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, Golden Globes, and now the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Christoph Waltz‘s performance as a snide Nazi in Inglourious Basterds seems to be a shoe-in for some hardware, as does break-out star Anna Kendrick‘s straight-laced role in Up in the Air and Morgan Freeman‘s portrayal of Nelson Mandela in Invictus

Here are all the Theatrical Motion Picture SAG nominations:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

  • Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart
  • George Clooney – Up In The Air
  • Colin Firth – A Single Man
  • Morgan Freeman – Invictus
  • Jeremy Renner – The Hurt Locker

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

  • Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side
  • Helen Mirren – The Last Station
  • Carey Mulligan - An Education
  • Gabourey Sidibe – Precious
  • Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia

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Zoe Saldana Goes Without CGI At Avatar Premiere

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Zoe Saldana, attending the premiere of Avatar in Hollywood, did her best to make up for the lack of actual skin we see from her in the big-budget CGI epic. Co-stars Sam Worthington, Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver and Giovanni Ribisi also hit the red (or rather, blue) carpet, along with closing credits siren Leona Lewis and countless well-wishers like Audrina Patridge, Bill Paxton and Virginia Madsen. While it’s too soon to tell if direct James Cameron’s post-Titanic gamble will pay off, the film’s good buzz—including nine Critics’ Choice Movie Award nominations—more than suggests it might.

See who else showed up to get their first look at one of the most anticipated movies of the year in the gallery below.

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Nine NYC Premiere Brings Out All The Ladies

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Madonna and Lourdes were only two of the women strutting their stuff at the NYC premiere of Nine last night. For the first time, all the Critics’ Choice Movie Award nominee’s female stars were in attendance on the red carpet: Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Kate Hudson (who skipped out on the LA premiere), Fergie (who missed the London one), Marion Cotillard and Judi Dench. Also present were Daniel Day-Lewis, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Tobey Maguire, Kimora Lee Simmons, Goldie Hawn (supporting daughter Kate) and Naomi Watts (who should have helped pal Kidman with her support). Check out their ensembles in the gallery below.

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EXCLUSIVE: Nick Jonas Gets Critics’ Choice Gig, Wants To Make Tom Cruise Dance

Nick Jonas and his new band The Administration have just been announced as the official house band of the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, and yes, we are squealing. In fact, we’ve been squealing since we sat down with the brooding 17-year-old to chat with him about his new album (We’re way older than Nick, and we’re digging his new song. Who knew?), what it means to be raw and vulnerable as a teen, his determination to make Hollywood A-Listers dance at the CCMAs, and of course, his picks for the best movies of the year.

And because we know you’re curious: yes, he’s hot in person. Like, really hot. As if that wasn’t enough, he was wearing boots like Jake Ryan in Sixteen Candles (which was made before he was born). Needless to say, we’re totally smitten.

Check out the Critics’ Choice Movies Awards site for more info on Nick’s big night and tune in to VH1 on Jan. 15 to see his new band rock out at the CCMAs. Press release after the jump.

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