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The Oscar Nominations Are Here!

The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

The Academy just hosted their live stream at 5:38am PST and within 10 mins, all the excitement is now over and we know who our 2014 nominations are going to. I’ll stick with the categories covered on the live stream, but a full list is available on the Oscars website for the lesser-known (but equally important!) categories. These are in the order that they were announced during the broadcast.

Best Supporting Actor

Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Michael Fassbender – 12 years a Slave
Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress

Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
June Squibb – Nebraska

Best Original Song

‘Alone Yet Not Alone’ – Alone Yet Not Alone
‘Happy’ – Dispicable Me 2
‘Let It Go’ – Frozen
‘The Moon Song’ – Her
‘Ordinary Love’ – Mandela

Best Adapted Screenplay

Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke – Before Midnight
Billy Ray – Captain Phillips
Steve Coogan – Philomena
John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave
Terrence Winter – The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Original Screenplay

American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Dallas Buyers Club
Her
Nebraska

Best Animated Feature

The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
Frozen
The Wind Rises

Best Documentary Feature

The Act of Killing
Cutie and the Boxer
Dirty Wars
The Square
20 Feet From Stardom

Best Foreign Language Film

The Broken Circle Breakdown
The Great Beauty
The Hunt
The Missing Picture
Omar

Best Director

David O. Russell – American Hustle
Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity
Alexander Payne – Nebraska
Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
Martin Scorsese – Wolf of Wall Street

Best  Actress

Amy Adams – American Hustle
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Judi Dench – Philomena
Meryl Streep – August: Osage County

Best Actor

Christian Bale – American Hustle
Bruce Dern – Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Wolf of Wall Street
Chitwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

Best Picture

American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Nebraska
Philomena
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

And there we have it. What do we think? No big surprises there, I don’t think. Who do we think will take the big awards? I think 12 Years a Slave has got Best Picture on lock, but anything could happen. The Oscars will be held on March 2nd, so there’s plenty of time to make your predictiongs.

Best, Worst, And WTF Of Golden Globes Fashion

Jennifer Lawrence at her most Jennifer Lawrenciest.

Jennifer Lawrence at her most Jennifer Lawrenciest.

The Golden Globes happened last night and man, what a trainwreck! People were drunk and cursing all over the place. And Clooney wasn’t even there.

But you know what was there? The best, worst, and most WTF celebrity fashion had to offer. Let’s take a look through all these GG outfits and pick out which ones were deserving of BEST, WORST, and WTF.

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Amy Adams Has Always Been Pretty Insecure

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Amy Adams is gorgeous, talented, rich and has a great career. Seems like the recipe for soaring self-confidence, right? Wrongs! Turns out, Amy’s always been insecure (which we knew since she talks about it all the time) and it hasn’t gone away just because she’s made it in Hollywood.

From Elle UK:

“Being an actress hasn’t made me insecure. I was insecure long before I declared I was an actress. I like not being noticed.”

“It has been a struggle because I love performing, but if I’m in a group of people and someone has a bigger personality I’m like, ‘Go ahead, and have fun!’ It looks like a lotta work.”

“I had an existential crisis at the Oscars, sitting next to Sean Penn and Meryl Streep and being like, ‘What am I doing here? I don’t belong here’.”

Girl, you gotta stop that bullshit. Yes, it’s endearing when someone is down-to-earth, but being self-deprecating (and not even in a humourous way) is not a good look for a grown ass woman. Of course everyone has their securities, no matter how perfect or beautiful or thin or whatever they seem to everyone else. No one’s arguing with that. But you don’t go on about it the way she does in interviews. Here’s hoping she can stop with that and enjoy being awesome.

Low Self-Esteem of the Day: Amy Adams Isn’t Sexy, Has No Features Without Make-Up

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Amy Adams is great, I think – she’s cute (like, “as a button”), a great actress (yes, including Enchanted) and seems pretty down-to-earth in every interview I’ve seen her do. However, homegirl needs to hook herself up with some self-esteem because some of the quotes from her new feature in Allure are downright sad. Sure, no one wants to hear anyone – especially a celebrity – go on and on about how beautiful and wonderful they are, but Amy self-deprecation to the next level as she discussed the opportunity to be part of the new Superman film.

“I’ve wanted to be in a superhero movie, and this was my best chance — as some mere mortal. Let’s be real here. I don’t look that good in Lycra. I do all right, but I hadn’t anticipated that I was ever going to be cast as the girl in Lycra looking hot.”

“Perfect isn’t normal, nor is it interesting. Some of these actresses or public personas who are very public about their disciplined diets, more power to them. I just don’t see the point. I’m just not going to be one of those people photographed in a bikini where people are like, ‘OMG, look at Amy!’ I mean, it might be OMG, but not for the reasons I want.”

“I have no features without makeup. I am pale. I have blonde lashes. You could just paint my face — it’s like a blank canvas. It can be great for what I do.”

Girl, you definitely have features… because you’re a living being. I’m glad she realises that being perfect isn’t realistic, but she seems almost sad about that. I’m also glad that she doesn’t do stupid ass diets and starve herself on a daily basis and all that shit (hopefully), but like… IDK. I’d be thrilled if I looked like Amy Adams – she’s lovely! Also, who the hell cares what you look like in a bikini? Presumably you’d be at the beach having fun, so that should be sorta the whole point. I know it’s different when you’re a celeb and paparazzi are around every corner and all that, I just wish we could all chill the hell out and be happy with ourselves. Maybe she actually is, and I hope that’s the case, she just seemed to be picking on herself quite a lot.

Amy Adams is Cute but Wrong

Amy Adams, Oscar Nominees Luncheon photos, pictures

The Oscars are just a few weeks away and, to our pleasure, Hollywood is buzzing with celebs congregating at luncheons, dinners, photo-ops and then some more luncheons and dinners.  While browsing through some of the images from these star-studded events, I stumbled upon Amy Adams in a purple dress that made me cringe and disapprovingly  shake my head.

Tsk-tsk, Amy… This is not how you strike a pose, unless you are someone’s unmarried aunt in the privacy of your own home on a Sunday afternoon, and you want to throw a last cursory look in the mirror to make sure you haven’t tucked your skirt into the back of your panties (I have done that) before you go downstairs to bake a banana bread.  I mean, this dress is so unflattering!  Amy has always given me the pleasant vibe of a homely, sweet-natured woman, and I think she’s a brilliant actress, but the dress… no.

Adams did a little better in a lace LBD at the dinner for the Hollywood Reporter 2013 Oscar nominees last night, yet again, something is amiss.  Is it the tan platform shoes?  I don’t know.  Enlighten me.

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2012 in Review: The Year’s Most Bankable Thespians

photo of Natalie Portman portrait pictures
1. Natalie Portman: Returns $42.70 for every $1 paid.

photo of kristen stewart portrait pictures
2. Kristen Stewart: Returns $40.60 for every $1 paid.

photo of shia labeouf portrait pictures
3. Shia LaBeouf: Returns $35.80 for every $1 paid.

photo of robert pattison portrait pictures
4. Robert Pattinson: Returns $31.70 for every $1 paid.

photo of daniel radcliffe portrait pictures
5. Daniel Radcliffe: Returns $30.50 for every $1 paid.

photo of taylor lautner portrait pictures
6. Taylor Lautner: Returns $29.50 for every $1 paid.

photo of bradley cooper portrait pictures
7. Bradley Cooper: Returns $25.00 for every $1 paid.

photo of dwayne johnson pictures
8. Dwayne Johnson: Returns $22.70 for every $1 paid.

photo of amy adams pictures portrait
9. Amy Adams: Returns $22.60 for every $1 paid.

photo of kevin james portrait pictures
10. Kevin James: Returns $22.70 for every $1 paid.

[Source: Forbes]

Watch This: The Muppets Blooper Reel!

There have been a handful of entertainment experiences I’ve had in my life that have made me cry out of sheer joy. The first one I can remember happened when I was 15 and my dad took me to see a touring production of Cats: there was an issue with the seating, so a big group of people had to stand off to the side during the opening number before we were seated, and I was just sobbing, I was so happy to be there. The second one happened last year when The Lion King was re-released in theaters. It was during “Circle of Life,” and all the animals just looked so happy, and I could remember when my mom brought home the VHS and my sister and I watched it over and over and over, and I just burst into tears. Then, inexplicably, I was so overjoyed that I cried once again when I saw The Muppets.

It was weird, because watching The Muppet Christmas Carol every Christmas and watching Muppet Babies at my grandma’s house sometimes are the only memories I have of these lovable guys. It wasn’t like they were all that close to my heart or anything, but it was just such an incredibly happy, fun movie that I got overwhelmed with emotion. And that might be lame, but that’s just me, you guys.

I had the same reaction when I rented the movie a couple of months ago, and yes, I cried again when I saw this blooper reel. Come on, look at Jason Segel‘s face! And Amy Adams is so adorable! And Fozzie Bear and Gonzo and oh god, you guys, it’s happening again.

Did anyone else react this way to The Muppets? Please don’t tell me I’m alone in this.