Showing posts from January, 2014

Week in Review 1.31.14

Award Season Update As we head toward the Oscars , The Hollywood Reporter has nominees' secrets about their performances. They checked in with, among others, Leonardo DiCaprio ( The Wolf of Wall Street ), Amy Adams and Christian Bale ( American Hustle ) and Chiwetel Ejiofor ( 12 Years a Slave ). Academy Rescinds Nomination —In a rare move, the Academy's Board of Governors rescinded the Best Original Song nomination of "Alone Yet Not Alone," from the eponymous movie, leaving just four nominees in the category. You can get the whole story on the Oscars blog , but the bottom line is the songwriter improperly courted Academy nominators. Lupita Nyong'o , nominated for her riveting performance in 12 Years a Slave , spoke with Rolling Stone 's Peter Travers about the film...and her flawless fashion choices for the "prom-like events." Oscar Breakdown — The Hollywood Reporter 's Scott Feinberg assesses the Best Adapted Screenplay race , the n

Week in Review 1.24.14

(Scroll down for news about Bradley Cooper 's return to Broadway!) Awards Season Updates Well, there's been a lot going on on the award show circuit. Saturday night was the first of the major guild awards: the Screen Actors Guild Awards  were presented. For full coverage, check out my wrap up , which includes a fashion review and the full list of winners. On Sunday, the Producers Guild  handed out its awards, and, for the first time, honored two films, 12 Years a Slave  and Gravity , with its top honor. ( The Hollywood Reporter 's Scott Feinberg weighs in regarding what the PGA Awards mean for Oscar hopefuls. And his colleague, Ben Zauzmer, crunches the numbers to find out the odds of such a tie at the Oscars.) Of course, last week, the Oscar nominations  were announced, and, on the same day, the Critics' Choice Movie Awards  were presented. Feinberg once again analyzed the goings on, and in his latest Feinberg Forecast , has the Academy Award nominees r

SAG Awards Wrap Up

And so we have the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards under our belts. The full list of winners is below, but first, of course, is the fashion. First up, Metallica. Or, rather, a group of ladies who wore metallic and looked great. From left, we have Breaking Bad 's Anna Gunn in Monique Lhuiller, Game of Thrones 's  Emilia Clarke , and Downton Abbey 's Laura Carmichael in Vionnet. Below, we have the Osage ladies, who were, um, OK, but maybe they should have come to the big city for their dresses. Abigail Breslin , in Chagoury, looks too mature for her young age, while co-star Juliette Lewis (who always cracks me up, whether or not she means to) looks exactly like Juliette Lewis in Vivienne Westwood. Meanwhile, Meryl Streep just looks poor. That is, she looks like she couldn't afford to pay designer Stella McCartney to finish the dress. Such a shame.  Next we have some simple but stunning looks. From left: Jennifer Garner ( Dallas Buyers Clu