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“Walk, walk, walk,” Jennifer Aniston says softly to herself, as she practices moving to the mic onstage at Oscars rehearsals Saturday afternoon.
With blue jeans cuffed above sparkly sling-back heels, the bespectacled star is relaxed but focused as she tries out the lines she’ll deliver from the Dolby stage at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday.
Not surprisingly, presenter duo and BFFs Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone soon up the goofball game. “Oh jeez!” says Stone when she realizes the microphone is on and her words are echoing throughout the auditorium.
“Hot mic!” Gosling says, leaning into it, before »
- Elizabeth Leonard
The ballots are in, and the Oscars are but days away. Variety critics Peter Debruge, Owen Gleiberman, and Guy Lodge may not be Academy members, but if they were, here’s how they would have voted in the top eight categories.
Best Picture: “Moonlight.” Nothing against “La La Land,” whose realist take on contemporary romance brings a welcome edge to the fizzy old-fashioned song-and-dance format, but “Moonlight” marks the artistic breakthrough here — and not just because the Oscars (and the industry at large) have been #sowhite for #solong. Barry Jenkins’ superb portrait of a lonely young man seeking connection in Miami focuses audiences’ attention on the sort of character the movies so often marginalize — or overlook entirely — and makes the specificity of his experience feel universal. I ranked “Hell or High Water” one notch higher on my year-end top 10, but that movie is too similar to 2008 winner “No Country for Old Men »
- Peter Debruge, Owen Gleiberman and Guy Lodge
Top 10 Oscar Winning MomentsTop 10 Oscar Winning MomentsAdriana Floridia2/23/2017 3:45:00 Pm
The most exciting part of the Oscars is obviously the winners.
Everybody there, no matter how confident they are in their chances, wants to win an Oscar. Oftentimes, these talents are calm and collected while they experience what may very well be the best moment of their lives. Other times, they expose the sheer excitement they're feeling.
With the Oscars coming up this weekend, we're taking the chance to throwback to some of the best Oscar winning moments in history. We're hoping this year can deliver some equally iconic moments.
10. Melissa Leo
Won: Best Supporting Actress- The Fighter (2011)
Moment: Rated R for Coarse Language
Won: Best Actor- The Revenant (2016)
Moment: The end of all Internet Memes (He Finally Won)
Won: Best Supporting Actor- Jerry Maguire (1997)
Moment: I Love You
Won: Best Supporting »
- Adriana Floridia
Even the best fall down sometimes. But if you're Jennifer Lawrence, a stumble on live television during one of the biggest events of the year (cough cough the Oscars) can actually boost your star power. Who could forget when the inherently lovable and ultra-talented actress descended the 2013 Academy Awards stage to accept the Best Actress honor for Silver Linings Playbook, and nearly fell flat on her face? It's impossible not to! Sure, J. Law had just made history as the second-youngest Best Actress recipient in Oscar history. Yes, she looked breathtakingly stunning in her Dior Haute Couture ball gown. But. That. Fall. Though. Jennifer made light of the snafu »
Sneak Peek a new film, starring Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence supporting the "Dior Addict Lacquer Stick", produced in a palette of eighteen shades "...capturing all the energy and light of California...", photographed by David Sims:
"...in a typical Californian diner, 'Dior' muse Jennifer Lawrence poses in a glittering dress for photographer David Sims, her luscious lips lacquered an intensely shiny, colorful raspberry red, embodying the new 'Dior Addict Lacquer Stick', the first lacquer in stick form, designed by Dior Creative/Image director Peter Philips, for a new generation of make-up addicts.
"As the 'Dior Addict Lacquer Stick' melts onto the lips, it provides an intense color in a single application, offering comfort and six-hour hold thanks to a unique formulation combining beeswax and ultra-light oils that refract light..."
"For this new generation of lipstick, I wanted the comfort of a moisturizing balm without compromising the intensity of color and shine, »
- Michael Stevens
Marion Cotillard thinks very highly of Jennifer Lawrence! In a new interview with W Magazine, the “Allied” star confessed her girl crush on the “Passengers” actress, sharing, “Jennifer Lawrence is a prodigy.” Interestingly enough, this is not even the first time Cotillard has spoken about Lawrence in those terms. In 2013, the actress told The […] »
- Brent Furdyk
Interestingly enough, this is not even the first time Cotillard has spoken about Lawrence in those terms. In 2013, the actress told The Metro, "I'm totally in love with Jennifer Lawrence. She's a prodigy. She's 22, it's insane."
Cotillard also shared other idol actresses of hers during the W interview, including Amy Adams, who she called "a genius."
"I think she can do anything. I think she's amazing. But there are so many actresses that I love," she said. "I think Elle Fanning is absolutely amazing. Cate Blanchett, of course. Toni Collette is one of my favorite. I have a passion for actresses. The list is going to be very, very long."
I just finished a Top 5 piece earlier today on the returning TV series I most wanted to see this year. I could not give too much information on Fargo Season 3, simply because there were few details at the time. FX has given us some much needed updates (via Screen Rant). The actual release, and yes the show is airing later than normal due to scheduling and quality assurance, is Wednesday, April 19.
However, the synopsis is what is key here:
Set in 2010, the third installment of Fargo centers on Emmit and his slightly younger brother Ray Stussy (Ewan McGregor). Emmit, the Parking Lot King of Minnesota, sees himself as an American success story, whereas Ray is more of a cautionary tale. Forever living in his more successful brother’s shadow, Ray is a balding and pot-bellied parole officer with a huge chip on his shoulder about the hand he’s been »
- Drew Carlton
Back in 2014, we put together the feature 10 Female Directors Who Deserve More Attention From Hollywood, inspired by the data collected at the time that showed women had dismal representation behind the camera. Not much has changed since, and perhaps it’s not a big shock that it’s taken another three years for Debra Granik to finally line up her first narrative feature since 2010’s “Winter’s Bone” — you know, the movie that launched Jennifer Lawrence‘s career, landing the actress her first Oscar nomination.
- Kevin Jagernauth
"I've never been a goal-oriented person. I never have in my entire life set one goal, I don't think," admits Josh Hutcherson. We're meeting at his publicist's office in West Hollywood and I've just asked if, after spending half a decade playing, promoting and generally being Peeta from The Hunger Games, the 24-year-old wrapped up his time on the franchise with an idea of the next steps he wanted to take in his career. Hutcherson, his dark hair tousled and scruff dusting his square jawline, leans forward as he elaborates, "I think that the idea of a goal means that you're focused on getting there, instead of being in the moment."
While Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemswoth leveraged their franchise clout to land more blockbuster jobs, traversing the galaxy in action-adventure rom-coms or fighting off alien resurgences, Hutcherson took a step back. "It wasn't about, like, proving to people I could do something else, as much as »
If Meryl Streep or another big name Hollywood star gets political on the Oscars stage on Sunday night, Donald Trump won’t see it. At Wednesday’s White House press briefing, press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that he doesn’t know why actors have suddenly taken to criticizing the president while accepting awards this season. “I have no idea. It’s a free country,” he said. “I think Hollywood is known for being rather far to the left in its opinions.” Also Read: Trump Fans Call for Oscar Boycott, Target 'Arrogant Hypocrites' Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence Spicer also »
- Reid Nakamura
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced the Sci-fi thriller Passengers from director Morten Tyldum and starring Jennifer Lawrence & Chris Pratt is coming to Digital HD on March 7th. The Passengers 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD editions arrive a week later on March 14th.
Passengers was released theatrically this past holiday season and failed to crack $100 million at the domestic box office. International business was strong and helped drive global ticket sales to $293.9 million.
Two of the Passengers bonus features are exclusive to the various Blu-ray editions of the film as noted below.
“Space on Screen: The Visual Effects of Passengers” Featurette
Outtakes from the Set
“Casting the Passengers”
“Creating the Avalon”
“On Set with Chris Pratt”
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There have been plenty of history-making moments that have hit the Oscars over the years, but when it comes to the most awesome photo ever taken during the show, we have to hand it to Ellen DeGeneres and her star-studded selfie. Let's take a step back in time... DeGeneres hosted the 2014 Oscars and made her way down to the audience a couple times for a few skits with the celebrities in attendance. However, no one expected her to whip out her phone and snap a selfie with some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Yes, the host somehow managed to wrangle stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Jared Leto, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Lupita »
Acclaimed director and Texas native Richard Linklater directed a sharp new PSA to fight a proposed "bathroom bill" making its way through the Texas legislature.
Dubbed the "Texas Privacy Act," SB6 seeks to ban transgender people from using the restroom that aligns with their gender identity. The diverse cast in Linklater's new spot explains that the bill is not about privacy, but discrimination, and points out the detrimental effects such a policy could have on state businesses ("We damn sure ain't gonna end up like North Carolina," one cowboy says »
Oscar statuettes have been far from the only stunners dripping in gold.
While stars like Mila Kunis and Jennifer Lawrence put their names on the fashion map with their stunning lilac and red dresses in 2011, over the years, it's been shades of yellow that have dominated the Oscars red carpet.
Photos: 12 Best Dressed Stars at the 2016 Oscars
While white dresses made a major mark on the red carpet last year, Alicia Vikander made sure everyone knew she was a fashion force to be reckoned with when she turned up at last year's awards show in a custom-made strapless Louis Vuitton number that made her look like a real-life princess -- Belle, specifically -- even she saw the uncanny resemblance.
"That was my thought!" she told Et on the red carpet, after being told she was inspiring comparisons already.
Not that she was upset about it... "I think if you would've asked 5-year-old Alicia what her biggest dream was »
The man who defaced Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has pleaded no contest, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday. In exchange for his no contest plea, James Lambert Otis was sentenced to three years of formal probation. Lambert, 53, who pleaded guilty of one count of felony vandalism, will also pay $3,700 to the Hollywood Historic Trust and $700 to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. He must also perform 20 days of Caltrans community service. Also Read: Trump Fans Call for Oscar Boycott, Target 'Arrogant Hypocrites' Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence Otis faced a possible three years. »
- Tim Kenneally
La La Land has tap-danced its way into Oscar history with its record-tying 14 nominations — three of which are for its music. But let’s not forget, the musical also needed to move.
That was courtesy of veteran choreographer Mandy Moore (nope not that Mandy Moore). The dance pro was tasked with making sure that lead stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling could convincingly hoof it up on screen while also mastering the film’s complex dance sequences — many of which were shot by director Damien Chazelle in long, single takes.
“What was very nice was that they weren’t coming in completely cold, »
- Alexis L. Loinaz
Turns out, 2016 was a good year for female film protagonists; or at least one that was a bit better than previous years. A new study released by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University has found that last year more female actors took center stage in films. According to the study, females comprised 29% of protagonists in the 100 top-grossing films of 2016. This figure represents a recent historical high, and a 7% increase from 2015.
Female actors accounted for 37% of major characters, a 3% increase from 2015. The percentage of female characters in speaking roles (both major and minor) stayed basically the same, at 32%, only a 1% decrease from 2015.
Read More: Female Filmmakers Are ‘Grossly Underrepresented’ When It Comes to Directing Opportunities, New Study Finds
In an industry that has for years been dominated my males, studios are finally moving towards hiring more women in leading roles, not »
- Yoselin Acevedo
Los Angeles is a “City of Stars” year round, as the Oscar-nominated film La La Land points out in it’s Golden Globe-winning Best Original Song, but come Awards Season, the city is stuffed to the gills with A-listers attending endless ceremonies, popping up at after parties, and of course crashing in its many impressive hotels. Even stars who reside in the City of Angels full-time often make use of the luxurious accommodations on offer for pre-show preparations and seamless delivery to the red carpet. Here, a guide to some of Hollywood’s favorite haunts for living it up — and recuperating in style. »
- Mackenzie Schmidt
The X-Men franchise has certainly become a unique beast in the world of cinematic universes. Not only do they tend to plan their films in smaller batches — with actors generally signing up for three or so at a time, as opposed to Marvel’s “sell your soul for eternity” deal that’s become the standard — but they also have the added layer of difficulty in their multiple timelines and their willingness to hop from one time period to another.
All of a sudden, it’s no longer as clear cut as, “oh, we need this actor for the next one,” because the next one may not even be a true sequel — and to top it all off, it may not even be set in the same actual universe. As such, we never truly know what actors’ roles could be in upcoming films. However, a couple week’s back, it was »
- Joseph Medina
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