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
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
Dallas Buyers Club
Best Animated Feature
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
The Wind Rises
Best Documentary Feature
The Act of Killing
Cutie and the Boxer
20 Feet From Stardom
Best Foreign Language Film
The Broken Circle Breakdown
The Great Beauty
The Missing Picture
Dallas Buyers Club
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.
January 16, 2014 at 6:04 am by Jennifer
Michael Fassbender may be a surefire hit with the ladies now that he’s got some success under his belt (not to mention what else is under his belt for you straight ladies and gay gents, HEY-O!) but turns out, he never really considered that he was a good looking guy, apparently.
“I think of myself as, you know, alright. I used to have bad acne as a teenager, so all of this is a bonus now, the fact that I don’t have pimples anymore.
“And my hair was also, you know, unfortunate. I had really long hair. I mean, I tied it back most of the time, but I had all these frizzy bits coming off the top and whenever I let the hair down, it went like this [indicates big, bushy frizz].”
“I’m not oblivious to it. It’s not like I think I’ve become more charming or good-looking overnight. But, no, I haven’t lost any respect [for women]. I’m an alright judge of character, so you can figure these things out.”
Well, okay. I’m glad he’s getting a lot of ass now, but that’s two interviews in a row where the highlight has been talking about his looks. Does he not have anything better going on in his life to talk about? No awesome roles, no deeper thoughts? Ah, well.
October 29, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
And no, it’s not because he whipped it out repeatedly in Shame. No, apparently it’s just his general fame that has the ladies flocking to Michael Fassbender… and he doesn’t really seem to see a problem with that.
“I make a lot more friends, you know what I mean? You become a lot more successful in terms of, like, talking to a girl. She’s all of a sudden more interested in me.
“I know that, like, three years ago, she would’ve walked away after two sentences left my mouth.”
He continued: “I remember I was sitting at this table and I was talking to this girl. I was like, ‘God, I am so boring right now’. But she was like, ‘That’s so interesting!’
“I was like, ‘You know what? Five years ago, this would not have been interesting’.”
I could never be famous for a number of reasons, but a major one being that I’m already paranoid and TRUST NO 1 and when you’re famous, that’s all magnified x 100 because you don’t know who’s out to fuck you over or is just using you for your money or any of that. Put that in a romantic perspective and no wonder all these celebrity relationships breakup. Well, that and the fact that you have to trust that the other person isn’t gonna hop into bed with someone else when you’re away for extended periods of time – which in itself takes a toll on the relationship. It’s definitely a sacrifice these stars make, in that sense.
As for ole Fassbender, you know ladies are after The D after seeing it on screen. That and his money is a lethal combo for golddiggers. Hope he finds love soon, if that’s what he’s after!
PS Fun Fact about the photos in this entry: they were shot by Terry Richardson! And wow, he’s CLOTHED and not posing like he’s ready for someone to stick it in any of his orifices! Miracle!
October 17, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
Leonardo DiCaprio isn’t hot anymore and men want to look like Jon Hamm, according to the latest plastic surgery trends. Details has some interesting stats on cosmetic procedures for men, including one unnamed famous actor who changed his “monster nose.”
In faces, as in fashion, what’s hot changes. Square jaws (think Jon Hamm, Michael Fassbender, Daniel Craig) are in, replacing yesterday’s pert-nose-and-dainty-chin combo (Leonardo DiCaprio, Zac Efron, Tobey Maguire). “There’s less of a desire now for a conventionally beautiful white-bread face,” says Dr. Steven Teitelbaum, an associate professor of plastic surgery at UCLA School of Medicine. “People are embracing strong features like ethnic, nontraditional noses.” For example, in lieu of full-on rhinoplasty, many men are balancing their naturally big noses with chin implants (which have recently spiked by 71 percent, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons) or opting to have their noses trimmed back.
“I did a rhinoplasty and a chin implant on a famous actor who had a monster nose and no chin. We left a bit of a bump in the nose, so it still looked like his, just a better version,” says Dr. Darrick Antell, assistant clinical professor of surgery at Columbia University. “No one, including the producer on his next project, noticed he’d had a nose job.”
Who do we think it is? Anyone want to make a guess? Our clues are “monster nose” and “no chin.” Which means that after the surgery he had a chin and a nose with “a bit of a bump left so it still looked like his.” I’m guessing Bradley Cooper, because f-ck it.
Also if you thought there was any chance in hell I was going to mention Jon Hamm in an article and not mention his dong, you’d be wrong.
April 19, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
I’m still reeling from the Oscar nominations; among others, there is the distinct exclusion of Michael Fassbender. Maybe Shame isn’t the Academy’s style—it’s a relentless sex nightmare about one man’s existential emptiness—but word on the street is, Fassbender deserved a mention for his revelatory, uh, performance.
(And, well, you know, people did mention other things about Fassbender, but I still haven’t seen Shame; I am having trouble weighing how much I won’t enjoy the movie against how much I would enjoy looking at Fassbender. Heh, heh.)
Actor John Moraitis recently penned a column for The Guardian, “How I added sex noises to ‘Shame’,” and it is (ahem) eye-opening:
I’m an actor, and when I’m between roles, my bread-and-butter is something called ADR—additional dialogue recording—where I go to a studio and record background conversations for scenes from films in post-production. It’s often a restaurant scene. You stand at the microphone with another actor, watch a video of the sequence, pick two characters at a table in the background and improvise.
Last summer, I was invited to do ADR for Shame. At the time, we knew nothing about the film. My agent said: “It involves sexual sounds. Do you mind?” I said: “No, it’s just a job. It’s fine.”
The sound engineer kept the sexual stuff till the end. There’s a scene where Michael Fassbender’s character goes to a gay club. At the back of some shots, couples were at it. So I stood at the microphone with another guy and we improvised.
I’d honestly love to reprint the entirety of the Guardian piece (it’s short! And possibly NSFW!), but I arrived at a moment where I was blushing too furiously to go on. Let’s just say that I can barely type “penis” without giggling; the idea of “evoking” a “penis sound” makes me totally unable to function.
You guys, I really probably shouldn’t even try to watch Shame at all, huh.
(Image via Collider.)
January 29, 2012 at 2:00 pm by Jenn
Michael Fassbender, who looks hot in pictures and who I guess was in some X-Men movie, was photographed having sex with a fully naked women up against a window in New York’s The Standard Hotel yesterday. Unfortunately, it wasn’t just some random act of practically public fucking, Michael and his co-star (who I can’t identify, can you?) were filming a scene for his new movie, Shame, which also stars Carey Mulligan. I would be shocked if she’s partaking in a scene like this, though.
For the TOTALLY NSFW (if you work at one of those kinds of places), full-frontal, basically pornographic photos, click through for the gallery… (more…)