The Golden Globes press room is a special place. Packed with reporters in black-tie garb munching on chocolate chip cookies and typing away on iPads, it’s where the winners come immediately after grabbing hold of their statues. On the left side of the room is a photo area, and though it’s blocked off, you can hear the shrieks of laughter and excited, wine-fueled revelry. That’s the vibe of the Globes: It’s a party and everyone, even us dorky journalists, are invited. *Pauses to take bite of cookie*
It’s particularly fun getting to watch the stars have their moment and enjoy it, because they are all generally adorable, awkward and open the whole time. Sometimes it gets straight=up weird, but that’s the whole point of the night, right? Here are the 20 Best Backstage Moments From The Golden Globe — a.k.a. the stuff you didn’t get to see but wish you had —- in no particular order. Because really…how could you pick a fave?
We feel like we just ate a hearty meal…of celebrity zingers! Much like the food that bares their name, sometimes zingers are all you need to feel satisfied. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler certainly know what we’re talking about, what with all the A-list riffing they served up at tonight’s Golden Globes. Of course, plenty of other celebs got in on the action, too: Sacha Baron Cohen ripped on Russell Crowe, Aziz Ansari cracked wise about Downton Abbey, Jodie Foster, um, went after Honey Boo Boo. Really. Seriously. If you like the sound of that, you’re going to love our 17 Best Golden Globes quotes (in addition to our 7 Best Zingers from the Golden Globes opener!):
They should have spiked more of the drinks at the Golden Globes tonight, because a vast majority of the speeches have been way too polite. We liked Adele’s genuine surprise, and Anne Hathaway’s classy shout-out to Sally Field, well enough. But only one acceptance speech so far has really been the kind of silly-but-sweet thanks that makes us tune in: Jennifer Lawrence’s. And to think, this is her third such speech this week — Jen also took home a People’s Choice Award and a Critics’ Choice Award, in addition to this Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy prize. In the press room, we asked our own Kate Spencer to ask in the press room how she prepared her thanks, and Lawrence was a little less eloquent and quotable. Anyway, we loved her speech so much, we’re just going to hand it over to her. Here’s a transcript:
“Oh, what does it say, ‘I beat Meryl‘? Jokes aside I am so honored to be a part of this. David, thank you for believing in me and giving me a chance. There’s a reason why so many actors have thanked you from this stage. You are simply the best. Bradley, you’re incredible, and you made me better every single day. Harvey, thank you for killing whoever you had to kill to get me up here today. And the entire cast of this movie, you guys are the heartbeat of this film and it wouldn’t be the same without you guys. Because then there wouldn’t be a cast. And I want to thank my family. Mom, people said you were crazy to believe in me, and you did it anyway. Dad, you taught me to laugh and that has been my salvation through all of this. I want to thank my brothers, Ben and Blaine, I wouldn’t be who I am today without you being mean to me and then really supportive and loving constantly. CAA, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, IDPR, thank you.”
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NOOOOOOOO! But also, ooooooooo! We’ve had a couple crush on Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult ever since the Catching Fire star gave an amazing Elle quote about her mans back in November: [My boyfriend] is honestly my best friend, and hopefully I’m his best friend too. He’s my favorite person to be around and makes me laugh harder than anybody.” Awww! So you can understand why half of us is super bummed that Us Weekly claims they’ve split. The other half, however, recognizes the fact that they are now both single, which means we have potentially two new celeb couples to squee over. Haha, it’s just math! Delicious, sex math!
Us Weekly reported earlier today that the two have ended their two-year relationship. There are virtually no deets as to why they parted ways, other than the vague claim the two “grew apart,” which makes us believe Jennifer and Nicholas are both being as classy as we would have expected about the whole thing. The more we think about it, however, the less we understand. If we met someone who loved Honey Boo Boo, cheese steaks and old strippers as much as we do, why, we’d never let er go! On the other hand, to think that Jennifer saw the trailer for Warm Bodies and was apparently able to give up that zombie fineness doesn’t make a lick of sense. The only way we’re going to feel better about this is if you guys take it on yourselves to start dating JLaw and Nicholas. Go! Go now and find them! You didn’t have any weekend plans until the Golden Globes anyway!
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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
National Board of Review Gala
“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
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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We’re back again, folks! Earlier today we brought you the breakdown for the actors nominated for the 2013 Academy Awards, and now we’ve returned to do the same thing for the actresses! There are so many incredibly talented ladies up for the award this year, it’s hard to know who to place your bets on for your inevitable Oscar Betting Pool. So we’ve tried to make it a little easier for you and “handicapped” each of the actresses to help you make your picks!
Jessica Chastain: Maya in Zero Dark Thirty
Why She Has A Good Shot: Chastain provided a strong emotional anchor amid the violence, terrorism and controversy in a film that chronicles the search for Osama Bin Laden.
What Might Get In Her Way: Geez, we heard that the Academy tends to respect dramas over comedies, but this sounds a little intense.
Jennifer Lawrence: Tiffany Maxwell in Silver Linings Playbook
Why She Has A Good Shot: Sure it’s a great movie and an awesome performance, but in our minds this is a nomination for blowing box offices sky-high with Hunger Games.
What Might Get In Her Way: President Snow.
It wasn’t only onstage. Lots of gorgeous celebrities either whizzed through the red carpet super quickly at the People’s Choice Awards last night, or chose to skip it entirely, only to appear on stage to accept an award or two. We picked our top 10 from this list and plenty of your favorites are included. Jennifer Lawrence to begin with in a Valentino Fall 2012 Couture dress with Nicholas Kirkwood black satin pumps and Cartier jewels. Love J.Law, but not so enamored by this dress. This is the photograph she’s most working it in, but in others, it ages her and swamps her frame. Then, we have Sandra Bullock in a blue custom Vera Wang strapless bodice and pencil skirt, but what really got us excited, were her hot pink pumps matched with her hot pink lipstick. Jennifer Aniston in Christian Dior surprised us, because even though her dress was her usual black, it was quite playful and featured a flounced skirt. She paired it with Tom Ford black ankle-strap heels and Fred Leighton jewels. Emma Watson wore a jazzy, kaleidoscopic Peter Pilotto with strappy Tabitha Simmons ‘Bailey’ sandals, while Katy Perry was the most toned down we’ve seen in a while, in a demure Valentino Fall 2012 dress with Jimmy Choo suede pumps, Jennifer Behr headpiece, and Sylva & Cie earrings. Hits of gorgeous yellow were provided by Brittany Snow‘s pale daffodil draped Maria Lucia Hohan three-quarters dress and Melissa Rauch‘s bright sunflower Junko Yoshioka gown accessorized expertly with Stuart Weitzman gold heels and a gold Vincent Camuto clutch. Shout out to Ellen Pompeo for busting out some Lanvin as well! Check out all the looks in the gallery below.
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Well, we see everyone remembered to take their crazy pills this morning. What other explanation can there be for the rampant debate on Twitter and Tumblr over whether Sam Claflin is hot enough to be Hunger Games contender Finnick Odair, following the release of Entertainment Weekly‘s new Catching Fire cover. First of all, you can’t base a character or performer’s hotness on one photo. You have to look at all the evidence. Was Sam Claflin hot on the Catching Fire set in September? Yes. Was he hot leaping into the water while wearing a skin-tight wetsuit? Double yes. And if you have to base someone’s hotness on one photo, why not base it on EW’s inside photo of Katniss and Finnick? Are you looking at it now? Alright, alright.
So why are people doubting Claflin’s ability to pull off a character who is supposed to be hotness incarnate? If you ask us, it’s because both stars are clearly suffering from a case of Heinous Wig Syndrome (HWS), a terrible disease that also befell the Twilight casts during the last four movies of their franchise. Admit it: even Jennifer Lawrence looks less than amazing on this cover. Maybe those are special cinematic wigs that just don’t take to the close shots and heavy Photoshop of magazine photography. We don’t know; we never finished our Masters in Wig Studies. But keep the faith, everybody. We suspect Sam Claflin will have you furiously shipping Katniss/Finnick in no time. Seriously, did you look at that second photo? Humina.
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2013 is only a week old, but Christina Milian is already making a stab at earning the “Hottest Twitpic of The Year” honor! The multi-talented star shared her new years resolution to get in shape along side by super sizzlin’ swimsuit photo. “This will be my body by spring! You ready?!” she captioned the apparently vintage snap, posted in honor of Throw Back Thursday. But time definitely diminish its hotness, that’s for sure! “I’m determined to have this body back,” she assured her followers. Although we have to say, we’ve seen some recent bikini photos of Christina lately, and she still looks pretty much just like that. Head on down to the gallery of her photos two-piece photos below and you’ll see what we mean! Maybe her new years resolution should be to easy up on herself a little bit, huh? Can someone get her Jennifer Lawrence’s number? Maybe they can coach each other through it.