British cosmologist Stephen Hawking is well known for his theories about the universe, but how much do fans know about his personal journey? The Theory Of Everything (November 7), a new film about the physicist, details his first marriage and the weight his illness and rising fame put on the union.
The British Independent Film Awards took place in London last night, and some familiar faces showed up. It was the pastels vs. black with this list, comprising Elle Fanning, Felicity Jones, Andrea Riseborough and Noomi Rapace. Elle’s sartorial maturity actually scares us. How is this girl only 14-years-old and picking out savvy taffeta and tulle Oscar de la Renta gowns? That’s what she wore to the show, as you can see above and right, and it’s so effing pretty. The beige pumps are a boring choice, in our opinion, but who cares because we live in a world that still has ballgown cuts! Felicity complemented her perfectly in a demure , textured white dress with sheer neckline and black pumps, before the evening took a dark turn …
Thanks to Noomi and Andrea’s outfit choices, we mean. Someone should have given Noomi a hairbrush that evening but the strappy shoes are hot, even though the dress doesn’t look inspiring from this angle. But do we spy a rather long slit in her skirt? That should have spiced things up. As did Andrea’s gown’s neckline. Holy cleavage, Batman! How much double-sided tape did it take to prevent a wardrobe malfunction? She does pull it off, though, so s’all good. We wouldn’t dare!
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If we hadn’t already seen evidence of Kristen Stewart’s upcoming Vanity Fair spread, we know there’d be an uprising about her absence from the cover of VF’s annual Hollywood Issue. After all, there are two other alumnae from the 2010 issue returning for this year’s cover: Mia Wasikowska and Jennifer Lawrence. They share the mag’s front image with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’s Rooney Mara and Jessica Chastain, she of The Help and every other critically acclaimed movie of 2011.
Behind the fold are some other rather recognizable faces from the past year, albeit made up in ultra-glam ’30s-era styling for the Mario Testino photo that makes them nearly unrecognizable: Elizabeth Olsen, Shailene Woodley, Paula Patton and Lily Collins. Three of the actresses are buzzy but not yet getting mainstream recognition: Adepero Oduye, star of the indie fave Pariah; Like Crazy’s Felicity Jones and Brit Marling, who co-wrote and starred in last year’s Another Earth and co-stars opposite Richard Gere in the upcoming hedge-fund drama (!) Arbitrage.
So many stars to choose from, such little time. The National Board of Review Awards Gala took place last night at Cipriani’s New York, and it turned out to be a very fashionable red carpet. We culled the top 10 for you, but it wasn’t easy. We were especially pleased with Chloe Moretz, who wore a lovely cherry-red Miu Miu belted coat dress, and Viola Davis who was equally bright and beautiful in a fuchsia Lauren by Ralph Lauren cowl dress. She paired her outfit with House of Lavande jewels and Jimmy Choo sandals. Stacy Keibler picked a flowing black Marchesa silk crepe gown with a bejeweled neckline, but her best accessory was boyfriend, George Clooney, of course.
Cocktail frocks were all the rage at the event too. Keira Knightley wore a black, lace-panelled Nina Ricci dress, while Emma Stone picked a cream J. Mendel number. Rooney Mara looked very chic in a minimal austere Miu Miu dress with YSL pumps, whereas Jessica Chastain went the opposite direction in a balloon-skirted, chinoiserie embroidered Zac Posen. Felicity Jones picked a very sexy, sheer Dolce & Gabbana corseted outfit and Naomi Watts wore a slinky black dress with gold chainmail detailing. James Franco’s ex, Ahna O’Reilly, rounds up the list in a fun, striped, ’40s-inspired silhouette. Have a look at all our picks in the gallery below.
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It’s still early days for movie awards season — regular folks haven’t even seen most of the contenders yet — but the latest round of critics picks are telling us a little about what to expect. Today the National Board of Review awarded Hugo Best Film and its director, Martin Scorsese, Best Director.
The Descendants picked up a number of significant prizes from the NBR, including Best Actor for George Clooney, Best Supporting Actress for Shailene Woodley and Best Adapted Screenplay for Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash.
Two of Shailene’s biggest competitors for next-big-thing status, Like Crazy’s Felicity Jones and Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’s Rooney Mara, were awarded the Best Breakthrough prize. Michael Fassbender got the Spotlight Award, which we can only assume goes to the person who has bestowed his hotness upon the most movies this year (and oh man, we just caught a screener of him in one more to come, Haywire … yum).
See the rest of the winners (Tilda Swinton, Harry Potter, The Help) on the National Board of Review site.
Related: Independent Spirit Award Nominees Give Us Awards Season Fever
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The Museum of Modern Art’s Fourth Annual Film benefit, A Tribute to Pedro Almodovar, had celebrities lined up to pay homage to the Spanish director. A few of the stars had been to the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Awards the previous night, making this second round of dress-up all the more impressive. Two nights out and we’re half dead under our charcoal face masks, but not these ladies.Â Blake Lively,Â Chloe Moretz,Â Anna Wintour,Â Drew Barrymore,Â Emma Stone and Sarah Jessica ParkerÂ all wore Chanel, whileÂ Miranda KerrÂ was rocking a bizarre, patterned Peter PilottoÂ dress. Drew also brought her latest boyfriend, Will Kopelman. The evening included video messages to Almodovar from friends Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas, as well as montage of highlights from his films.
We know you want to see what everyone wore, so go ahead and check out our gallery.
Last night, we covered the Hollywood Film Awards gala wearing an Old Navy dress and some chunky boots from three seasons ago. Luckily the A-listers with whom we chatted on the red carpet have impeccable taste — and skilled stylists — and posed in outfits worthy of the #1 spot on every best-dressed list on the Web. Michelle Williams (recipient of the Hollywood Actress Award), Emma Stone (honored with the cast of The Help), Carey Mulligan (Hollywood Supporting Actress Award), Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Elle Fanning were all working it last night, making us drool with envy over their dresses. And guys like Tom Felton, George Clooney and the always adorable Joseph Gordon-Levitt, suited up and smiled for the cameras too. The event, held at the iconic Beverly Hilton, is the unofficial kick-off to awards season, and the stars brought their A-game last night. It’s gonna be a long four months of parties, press, drama and dresses galore. We.Cannot.Effing.Wait.
We’ve got out favorite looks — and behind the scenes moments — in the gallery below.