Can you tell we’re in the heart of awards season? On Wednesday, the People’s Choice Awards took place. On Thursday, the Oscar nominations were announced and this Sunday it’s the Golden Globes turn to take front and center. Sandwiched in between all that action were the 18th Critics’ Choice Awards.
Ben Affleck experienced heartbreak earlier in the day when the Academy snubbed him for Best Director, despite Argo earning seven Oscar nominations. What a difference a few hours make, the 40-year-old walked away with Best Directing honors from the Broadcast Film Critics Association, and Best Picture for Argo. This was Affleck’s Oscars. Clearly, the Academy is still punishing him for Gigli ;)
The big winner of the night was Silver Linings Playbook scoring Best Comedy Movie, Best Actor and Actress in a Comedy and Best Ensemble. The film’s female lead Jennifer Lawrence also nabbed a win for her role in The Hunger Games to match her Silver Linings Playbook Best Actress statue. Not only was Lawrence the critics’ darling, but she also wowed fashinistas everywhere. After a ho-hum fashion showing at the People’s Choice, girl revved it up for the Critics’ Choice. Hands down the best dressed. Check out other noteworthy fashion statements below.
The New York Times have release a new video gallery titled Wide-Awake starring the famous faces that the publication has determined to be the ‘Hollywood Heroines Of 2012“. These are the thirteen actresses whose performances defined the year in film, “discovering powers they never knew they had.”
The women starring in the videos include: Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence, Naomi Watts, Keira Knightley, Rebel Wilson, Helen Hunt, Kerry Washington, Elle Fanning, Shirley MacLaine, Marion Cotillard, Emmanuelle Riva, Amy Adams and Quvenzhané Wallis.
There are thirteen of these short films/videos (one for each actress) and they all involve some sort of a dream sequence and/or transformation. For example, Anne Hathaway plays a depressed hotel maid who transforms into the beautiful woman she feels she is inside. Rebel Wilson finds herself lying on the ground in the middle of a waterfight, but then makes her way into the water and transforms into a mermaid. The videos are all very cool and very different from one another. Watch them below!
Did you catch last night’s 2011 MTV Awards show? I managed to catch glimpses in the background while doing housework. Was it me, or did everyone seem kinda loopy- especially Robert Pattinson. He seemed all over the place. I guess it’s par for the course, since the awards show is a bit unorthodox when compared to other shows. It’s more of a platform to promote summer movies than actually honoring great film work from the past year. Oh well, whatever the reason, it gave a great opportunity for Hollywood’s females to bust out some serious fashion. Check out the following match-ups I created and don’t forget to vote.
First up to battle are the leading ladies from two of today’s biggest movie franchises. Twilight’s Kristen Stewart shows off her great legs in a Balmain dress outfitted with numerous safety pins. Harry Potter’s Emma Watson also showed off some bling in a short ivory jewel encrusted Marchesa. Personally, I love Stewart’s dress more. It’s edgy and fun, a perfect choice for this awards show. She also picked up Best Female Performance and Best Kiss at the ceremony. And she got to go home with Pattinson too, if it that’s your thing (not for me).
In what I am classifying as E.T. for the Next Generation, this new J.J. Abrams written and directed film looks hella good. Steven Spielberg is also on board serving as the movie’s producer which stars Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka and Kyle Chandler.
The movie is set in 1979 Ohio when the US Air Force closed off a section of Area 51 and decided to relocate some of their ‘goods’ to safe location in Ohio. A group of six kids from a small town are making a movie on a Super 8 Camera when they witness the Air Force train collide with a pick up and derails into a section of the small. All seems fine until something emerges from the cargo bins of the wrecked train.
This will be J.J. Abrams first original film project produced by Paramount Pictures, Bad Robot and Amblin Entertainment. With such an interesting story and solid cast, I think this film will be a hit this summer.