Oscars 2012

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Jennifer Lawrence Is Holey-er Than Thou For Oscar Noms Announcement

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.

Most of all, we wonder what they’ll say on the Capitol Couture Tumblr.

Disagree? Tweet us all about it @TheFABlife!

Related: Oscar Nominations 2012: Hugo Leads With 11!
Katniss Aims For Your Heart In The New Hunger Games Poster

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by (@shalapitcher)

Oscar Nominations 2012: Hugo Leads With 11!

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.

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Michael Fassbender’s On-Camera Pee, And Other Oscar Roundtable Moments

Whether they’re peeing in front of a camera, talking about their bat nipples or discussing people slicing off their toes, celebrities truly are just like us. And by us, we mean giant weirdos. When Newsweek assembled George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Viola Davis, Charlize Theron, Christopher Plummer and Michael Fassbender for their Oscar roundtable, plenty of creepy stories and awkward moments started to emerge. “I did actually pee on-camera, ” Fassbender admits about his starring role in Shame, explaining that he got it done in three takes. “Hard to stop, isn’t it?” Clooney blurts gleefully. Other delightfully off-putting moments that cropped up during the stars’ discussion included:

  • Clooney’s depressing shoe salesman years. “There was a whole generation of women who had a toe cut off to fit in tight pumps,” he…jokes?
  • Charlize Theron commanding that Viola Davis recognize, “You’re hot as sh–!”
  • Clooney’s defense of the Batman sequels, which gets derailed by Tilda Swinton’s memory of his prominent rubber batsuit nipples. “Had I known they were going to put nipples on the thing, I would have rethought it,” George sighs.
  • Christopher Plummer’s very real beef with Tree of Life director Terrence Malick, saying of his experience making Malick’s film The New World, “I gave him sh–. I’ll never work with him again.”
  • Charlize’s amazing impression of Kristen Wiig in Bridesmaids.

So … can we give all of them an Oscar for all this riffing? Or just to Tilda Swinton for uttering the phrase, “There are laws about erections now, aren’t there?” We don’t need all those short film Oscars. Just swap one of them out and no one will be the wiser.

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Sorry, Kermie! Billy Crystal Is Our New Oscars Host

According to his recent tweets Billy Crystal is officially our new Oscars host, a not-so-suprising pick we think is just — Miss Piggy, control your judo chops! After Eddie Murphy pulled out of the awards telecast yesterday following Brett Ratner’s Oscar resignation, rumors swirled that the new host could be anyone from the Muppets to, well, Eddie Murphy again. “Am doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions. Looking forward to the show,” Crystal tweeted this afternoon. Looks like replacement producer Brian Grazer went with a classic; Billy Crystal has hosted the Oscars eight times in total, his last gig airing in 2004. Plus, this doesn’t mean we won’t get a Muppets musical number. Please let it mean we get a Muppets musical number.

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Eddie Murphy To Host Next Year’s Oscars

UPDATE: It’s official! Eddie Murphy will host the Oscars at next year’s ceremony on February 26, 2012. “Eddie is a comedic genius, one of the greatest and most influential live performers ever,” Oscars producer Brett Ratner announced today. “With his love of movies, history of crafting unforgettable characters and his iconic performances — especially onstage — I know he will bring an excitement, spontaneity and tremendous heart to the show Don and I want to produce in February.”

After living through the sad trumpet sound that was the Anne Hathaway James Franco Oscars ceremony, rumors about Eddie Murphy’s Oscars hosting gig make us so excited, we forgot all about Norbit. Well, we almost forgot all about it, as clearly we were still able to remember to reference…okay, now it’s gone.

Deadline reports that next year’s Oscars producer, director Brett Ratner, is submitting Murphy’s name to the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences today, with the hopes that Eddie, who is allegedly “showing interest,” will officially come onboard as 2012 host. Ratner likely came up with the idea from casting Murphy across from Ben Stiller in his upcoming Tower Heist, where he was reminded how good Murphy can be even when not channeled by a whimsical, kind-hearted CGI donkey.