2014 Oscars Open Post: Hosted by Leo DiCaprio & Jonah Hill’s bromance


Here is your 2014 Oscars Open Post, hosted by the greatest romance we’ve seen all season, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill. I remember the way Jonah and Brad Pitt romanced eat other during the Moneyball Oscar campaign, but this campaign for Wolf of Wall Street has really brought out some new and special sides to Leonardo and Jonah. Like, Leo LOVES Jonah. That’s his new BFF. And Jonah thinks the sun rises and sets with Leo. Theirs is a bromance for the ages. We’ll be talking about their love for years and years.

I’m taking a chance by putting Leo up as the host of our Open Post because there’s still a possibility that Leo could actually win Best Actor. As the weeks have continued… there’s less of a chance, granted. But I do think Matthew McConaughey is going to walk away with Best Actor. And while Matthew maybe/probably deserves it… his Oscar campaign has been a real turn-off for me. I’ve enjoyed Leo’s Oscar campaign much, much more. And of course, there’s the sleeper: Chiwetel Ejiofor. It really bugs me that Ejiofor isn’t a bigger contender.

Anyway, this is your Open Post and feel free to talk fashion and awards and whatever else. We’ll be adding new posts tonight for the big categories (the four acting categories and one post for Director/Picture, which I’m guessing will be split between Gravity and 12 Years a Slave) once they are announced, and we’ll have extensive fashion coverage tomorrow. We’ll be back to regular gossip hours on Tuesday. YAY!! OSCARS!

Oh, and we’ll be tweeting too. My Twitter is here. Bedhead’s is here and Celebitchy’s is here.



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  1. Cupid says:

    After seeing a doc on CNN last night which seemed to suggest Afr American films are almost always screwed, I’m not optimistic about TYAS. There seemed to be other heavy campaigners from other films, Weinstein, possibly Russell, trying to stop TYAS momentum…I thought there comments bordered on offensive.

    • LadySlippers says:

      @Cupid: Sadly (and I didn’t see the CNN piece) the article sounds like it has merit. Sucks as The Color Purple and Beloved are two OUTSTANDING films (in addition to 12YaS) which feature slavery and Americans of African descent. Period/Full Stop.

      My guess is 12YaS will head down The Color Purple’s well trodden road. Praised but with very few or no Oscars to show for it. I hope that it doesn’t though. I really do.

      May 12YaS get the recognition tonight it so richly deserves.

      • Blue says:

        I don’t think the 12YaS crew really care about the awards though otherwise they would have been campaining for them. I think they are just pleased that they got the film made and it is being well received by the critics and public, I read it’s on the school cirriculum, so much good has come from this film.

      • LadySlippers says:

        @Blue: That might not be true. A person much more knowledgable than I (in another post a few days back), said many are campaigning to the voters. It’s just not as ‘out there’ as others.

      • Leah says:

        @Blue. Steve Mqueen jubilantly jumping up and down after his movie won best film suggested that they do care. I don’t know why people have got the idea that the TYAS crew don’t care. They are in the movie business, oscar winner stamp means bums on seats and more freedom in their career to make their future projects happen. I don’t think they are above that. i don’t think many people are.

  2. LadySlippers says:

    Let the Games Begin!


    • vangroovey says:

      Here here!

    • vangroovey says:

      BTW, LadySlippers:

      I’ve noticed that you, like me, loves yourself some royal gossip (fist-pump!). So, ummm, dont the pics above of Leo and Jonah remind you of how Kate gazes upon Willy? I couldn’t help but notice the similarities…..:-)

  3. rudy says:

    Here’s hoping Ellen is funny, the Brange appears often, JLaw’s dress is not weird, and it is all over before midnight, east coast.

  4. mimif says:

    Haha, this! :D

  5. kay says:

    Leo deserves the Oscar way more, Matthew McConaughey’s performance is really overrated.

    • LadySlippers says:

      @Kay: I can’t comment on either as I didn’t see those two films. I’ve got my fingers crossed for Chiwetel.

    • Renee28 says:

      Yes. I would love for Chiwetel or Leo to sneak in and win but I’m not hopeful.

    • Celebitchy says:

      I have to say I disagree. I thought McConaughey gave a great performance. It wasn’t all weight loss and posturing. Maybe it’s because I expect more from DiCaprio or because the character he was playing didn’t seem like a stretch for him, but I wasn’t as impressed with DiCaprio’s performance. (WOWS was a lot of fun though.) When it comes to Chiwetel vs. McConaughey it’s Chiwetel all the way though. That was a much more nuanced, masterful performance.

    • Lunchcoma says:

      I’d prefer for Chiwitel to win, but if it’s not him, I’m fine with McConaughey getting this. Leo was good, but I think this is ultimately going to be a minor performance for him. I’d rather he win for something truly stunning.

    • littlestar says:

      Dallas Buyers Club is one of the few Oscar movies I’ve seen and I have to say, if Matthew wins tonight, I think he actually deserves it. I used to think he was a one note actor, that every time I saw one of his movies I’d think, oh that’s Matthew McConaughey just playing himself again. But then I started watching True Detectives and WOW. I was blown away by what a good actor he is! For once I saw the character he was playing and not Matthew the person. Then I watched DBC last weekend and again I was extremely impressed, two totally different characters he played and not once did I think “oh it’s just Matthew McCounaghey again”.

  6. SonjaMarmeladova says:

    Why did Ireland Baldwin ruin that amazing Burberry dress? Why is she even there?

  7. Sarah says:

    I’m wondering what kind of vacation/bender Leo has planned after tonight. He’s going to need a year of yachting and scoping chicks to get over all the “work” he put in during awards season. But the real question is: will Jonah be invited along?

  8. Melissa says:

    Just putting in my hopes for the big 8 winners before its announced;
    Best Picture; 12 Years a Slave,
    Best Director; (1)Steve Mcqueen, (2) Alfonso Cuaron
    Best Actor; (1) Chiwetel Ejiofor, (2) Matthew McConaughey
    Best Actress; (1) Cate Blanchett, (2) Meryl Streep, (3) Judi Dench
    Best Supporting Actor; (1) Jared Leto, (2) Barkhad Abdi, (3) Michael Fassbender
    Best Supporting Actress; (1) Lupita Nyong’o, (2) Sally Hawkins, (3) Julia Roberts
    Best Original Screenplay; Her
    Best Adapted Screenplay; (1) 12 Years a Slave, (2) Before Midnight, (3) Wolf of Wall Street

  9. Lunchcoma says:

    I want Idina Menzel’s dress. Ideally it would come with somewhere to wear it, but if not, I’m happy to just stand and look at it in the mirror.

  10. ItsetsYou says:

    I’m for Matthew. He was absolutely terrific and deserves Oscar. Leo was… playing Leo, again.

  11. Hiddlesgirl85 says:

    The fashion so far had been really boring. I’m disappointed. Here’s hoping it gets better!

    • Lunchcoma says:

      Lupita is up!

      • SonjaMarmeladova says:

        Her chest is way too bony for such a low cut. I kinda like the headband.

      • missy says:

        agree @Sonja… her chest is too bony and too flat for such a neckline. on the other hand, your boobs couldn’t be too big for a plunging neckline like that. basically there is no way to win.

  12. Courtney says:

    Lupita!!!! Gorgeous baby blue color on her! I don’t hate the headband either

  13. Sachi says:

    Pharell wearing something like bermuda shorts to pair with his tux. I am laughing but also awed by how stylish he looks. He doesn’t age.

    Lupita looks gorgeous. That shade of blue is so beautiful on her. The headband she’s wearing is so much better than most jewelries worn by other celebs. Such a simple accessory adds so much oomph.

  14. Hiddlesgirl85 says:

    Well, hello, Mr. Michael B. Jordan! Dayum–he pulled out the best tonight :) .

  15. Lucy says:

    Lupita!!!!!! Shit man, I’m not one for plunging neckline but holy Christ I’m loving this get up. The headband makes the whole thing.

    • The Original Tiffany says:

      She is so gorgeous I can’t breathe! I LOVE it. I really love the neckline with her flat chest. I’m swooning from that and the contrast between her gown and her skin. Thud. Everyone else go home.

  16. Shauna says:

    Lupita is amazing!!

    I’m watching E and Kelly and Ross. Kinda want to slap their knuckles with a ruler. Pay attention!!

    • Wtf is Kelly wearing? And when is she going to give up that stupid purple/lilac/lavender hair?????

      She just annoys me. Her face annoys me…it’s like her forehead has a sign on it that says ‘punch me’. And I get the feeling that she thinks she’s a lot more fine and fabulous and gorgeous than she actually is.

      • LadySlippers says:

        Her hair is ruining her look tonight as the dress on her is stunning.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        LOL where is our sweet Virgilia tonight? So agree about the lavender hair. Just crazy.

      • Goodnames–I’ve been sick all week, so I MIGHT be a little crabby because I’ve got a week’s worth of homework to do—plus, tomorrow’s going to be the Oscar posts, so I know I’m going to be lazy and be on CB all day..ugh.

        And Kelly’s name and pic should be in the dictionary under NEPOTISM. Can’t believe this trick’s on fashion police. Has she seen some of the crap she wears?

      • Dreamyk says:

        I loved Kelly’s dress but when I snipped a pic of the gown to post somewhere else, I totally chopped her head off. As it should be.

      • lili says:

        think I read somewhere a while back, that Kelly is under contract with the e network to keep the shade for two years, lavender…

  17. Renee28 says:

    These dresses are all pretty underwhelming so far.

  18. Nev says:

    Lupita. Amy. Chrissy. Happening.

  19. Nev says:

    Pharell. Lupita. Amy. Chrissy. Happening.

  20. JLM says:

    No on Lupita’s dress. I hate seeing rib cages.

    • kibbles says:

      I agree. Her dress would have been perfect had there been some extra cloth to cover her rib cage.

  21. mia girl says:

    I can’t deal with all the random people and publicists in the background as Ryan interviews!!!
    Kellan Lutz even tried to crash.
    Move those people out!!

  22. The Original G says:

    Watching E! Is it just me? I find the obsessive naming and deconstruction of every single piece of clothing suffocating? It wrecks the red carpet effect for me.

  23. Nimbolicious says:

    Viola Davis rocks. She is fierce, and real!

  24. here's Wilson says:

    so much wedding white :( disappointed at how safe everyone is

  25. yolie says:

    Leo needs to win but I know they’ll give it Matthew…

    • Nimbolicious says:

      Matthew knows how to work it, that’s for sure. And maybe I’m the only one lovin’ on Jared. He’s a rocker too, so maybe that explains the get-up.

  26. Hiddlesgirl85 says:

    Some thoughts:

    Viola Davis is Everything. She is so beautiful, classy, humble, intelligent, and a HELL of a good actress! I want her to be my bestie and/or mentor!

    Why did Jared Leto decide to look like a darn waiter at the Academy Awards of all places??

    Why Lupita?? The color is great, but the dress and hair styling are meh. Viola rocked the heck outta the natural two years ago at the Oscars, but Lupita fell flat with it. I think all if the “Style maven, It Girl” talk adversely affected Lupita and her stylists’ style visions and ideas. They’ve been doing a very poor job lately, after doing SOO well in the beginning.

    Again, Michael B. Jordan looks great! If only I were 3 years younger and living in Hollywood…

  27. Lunchcoma says:

    Very tired of shimmery white, nude, and pale pink – especially on women with fair skin. Who decided it was flattering to be monochromatic?

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Me! Me! I love all the blush and nude and pink.

      • LadySlippers says:

        Oh Darling! It’s such a no for me too. Perhaps you need to remove your rose coloured glasses my dear.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        But dahling, my rose colored glasses match my red eyes. Red from crying. Because you won’t let me wear pale colors!!

      • LadySlippers says:

        There there Dahling. How about some divine chocolate and that fab cab we’ve been salivating over???

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Oh, yum, dahling. Let me change out of my pale pink sweater.

    • Erm says:

      Those are actually the colours that most complement women with fair skin and fair hair… colourful/saturated or black dresses will have you looking at the dress instead of their face. I always disagree with the sentiment that light colours wash out women who are pale skinned–it’s the bright colours that make them look ghostly and pale because of the amount of contrast.

      • LadySlippers says:

        Not true. I’m very fair and nudes and blushes wash me out more. And I’m not the only one either.

      • lunchcoma says:

        I’m fair myself, though I have bright hair, and I think it just tends to make skin looked so washed out. I like those shades better on women with darker skin. Granted, I don’t think pale women should go too saturated, either, but there are other colors.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I (think) I can wear pale colors as long as there is a little contrast to my skin color. Of course now I am filled with self doubt, thanks a lot, lol

      • Erm says:

        It is just one person’s opinion and I’m no expert–though I have a strong amateurish interest in colour theory. ;) I didn’t go into enough detail… You do have to take into account your skin tone (warm or cool) and hair colour and eye colour as well. For example, Jessica Biel is relatively pale skinned, and I would agree her pale gown washes her out–because she has dark hair that contrasts with her pale skin. A less pale gown would really bring out her colouring. So it’s not as simple as ‘pale skin suits pale colours’, so apologies for giving that impression!

  28. Courtney says:

    Why is Jessica Biel there?? Geez.

  29. AlmondJoy says:

    Watching E! and the hubby is freakin’ out over Kevin Spacey’s tux lol… he wants it!

    Bette Midler! Wow ♥♥♥

    Lupita’s blue is breathtaking! Love the hair.

    Kerry W looks beautiful! Would like the dress in a different color though.

  30. Janet says:

    Damn, Bette Midler looks GOOOOD!! I love her dress!

  31. Janet says:

    What’s with all the beige lace? Everybody looks like everybody else. Boring boring boring.

    Kerry Washington looks good but her dress is awful.

  32. Can’t help it–I LOVE me some Leo. He looks hot–love his bow tie.

    Wtf is Jennifer doing with her hair????

    Miss Jane (j.eyre) was RIGHT–Pataky does have that OB trailing her on the rc–she looks like those babies are gonna drop ANY MINUTE.

    HATE Lupita’s headband–but she looks gorgeous, and I LOVE the color of that gown. And yeah, flat chested women are the only ones who could wear that sort of gown without looking completely trashy.

  33. tifzlan says:


    Also, does anyone know if my man Idris will be attending tonight?

  34. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I think Cate B is very pretty and her dress is lovely but I think it’s a little young for her or something. Underwhelming.

  35. Reece says:

    General Statement: I like all of the dresses so far but there isn’t one that has blown me away.
    My fave is Amy Adams. Sorry but I just don’t like Lupita’s dress. I like the color but the dress, meh.

    Edit: Finally Dior got Jennifer right!

  36. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Jennifer Lawrence just tripped again. Walk much?

  37. littlestar says:

    I think Kerry Washingron looks very pretty, love that purple colour so much.

    • Nev says:


    • Liv says:

      One of the best looks. Love the color of her dress and her hair, she looks gorgeous.

    • Janet says:

      Her baby has dropped. She’s about ready to have it.

    • Sachi says:

      Kerry’s dress reminds me of my favourite Essie shade Merino Cool, so I automatically approve. :D

      I’m really loving dresses with simple cuts but have pleats and folds that take it to another level. Kerry’s, Amy Adams’, and Lupita’s dress all look beautiful and not overdone.

  38. megshere says:

    I hate what Lupita is wearing. So prom girl.
    Also, JLaw fell again! OMG

  39. Hiddlesgirl85 says:

    Awww!! Jonah is so nervous! How adorable.

    Damn Leo! Use a lip moisturizer! But, very nice, blue tux. Also–Aww! Leo is sweet on Jonah. It looks like they developed a great friendship.

    Chiwetel finally did something with his hair! He combed (finally!) and cut it. He looks great, relieved, and happy. I love that man, and have for over a decade. I’m so proud of him!

  40. Lilo says:

    - Woah, Elsa Pataky looks like she is a bout to give birth right then and there!
    - Jennifer Lawrence looks amazing. Stunning. I am not THAT much into her, but she looks gorgeous
    - Cate Blanchett: perfection.

  41. delphi says:

    My costuming training loves all of the massive detailing on so many of the dresses this year. Beading, crystals, the amazeballs pleating on Lupita’s dress…

    But my GOD, so loathe all the white dinner jackets! This is not a “The Great Gatsby”-themed costume party. Ugh!

    • LadySlippers says:

      I can take one or two white jackets but the fact that so many have them is… Yucky

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        And Matthew M is wearing a black vest with his white dinner jacket. There’s nothing more elegant than a man in a classic tuxedo. I don’t know why they have to mess around with it so much.

  42. here's Wilson says:

    ok CT in black… wow… stunning

  43. jess says:

    Watching e and they really need to hire real correspondents and not these washed up reality stars.

    How did kellen lutz and Jessica Biel get invited? I dont really see any stand out dresses yet but so far i think kristen bell is the best dressed.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I agree. I don’t think I can watch any more. I’ll just find out tomorrow.

    • Courtney says:

      Agreed! Where are the celebrity interviews? This incessant chatter is driving me mad.

    • cr says:

      Jessica is a presenter. Why, I have no idea.

    • emmie_a says:

      Kristen Cavallari is a waste of space. Since when did she become a fashion expert?

      I’ve never had an opinion of Ryan Seacrest but I sort of like him on the red carpet. He’s laid-back and very likeable.

  44. Janet says:

    Naomi Watts looking good. Simple and elegant.

  45. gemma13 says:

    What is up with the word “ravishing” being used to describe the women? I’ve counted it 7 times so far.

  46. claire says:

    Elsa Pataky. OMG. No words.

    • emmie_a says:

      Her dress is by far the oddest of the night.

    • pru says:

      She looks awful. Take a lesson from Kerry, woman.

    • Dreamyk says:

      She’s beautiful but that dress does her no favors. I admit to being disappointed that she chose something so..wrong. There’s no way to disguise a double baby bump but I’m thinking a high waisted gown that emphasized her glorious rack would have been more flattering. I can’t unsee that dress. Thank god Thor was there for a palate cleanser.

  47. here's Wilson says:

    who invited Anne Hathaway?? after last year’s campaign I can’t stomach her

    • Courtney says:

      Oscar winners usually become the presenter for the best actor categories the next year.

    • SonjaMarmeladova says:

      I LOVE Anne Hathaway, but she doesn’t look good.

      • Cricket says:

        Her dress was so disco balls, I couldn’t watch from the blinding lights as she presented. I think the camera people were trying to zoom in as far as they could to cut the crystals beaming off the lights blinding effect.

  48. Kat says:

    Idina Menzel and Lupita Nyong’o (big surprise) are my best dressed.

  49. pru says:

    I missed Benedict’s interview with Ryan Seacrest by 5 minutes! Damn!

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      It was really cute. Not to rub salt in the wound. RS asked him a silly fan question – what’s the difference between your English and American fans, and he was very tactful. His voice was dreamy and he said “rubbish.”

    • Ruth Dunbar says:

      He had some handler with him — I don’t know what they’re called, the people who herd the actor types around from one interviewer to the next. A Border Collie, maybe? Anyway, this woman had on a halter dress that was, shall we say, very unflattering in the chest region. I mean it was bad. She was standing behind him on the red carpet, but within the frame of my tv, her boobs were right next to his nose. They were so distracting I could barely pay attention to anything he was saying. This is saying a lot given how fascinated I am with him. Oy.

    • pru says:

      Aw, I really wanted to see it live. I guess I’m going to have to find it somewhere in the interwebs.

      • pru says:

        AH! He’s so cute & funny! And he has something else to add to his resume – he’s a really high jumper!!

  50. Shauna says:

    Omg- Angelina! She’s gorgeous!!

  51. Lilo says:

    Angelina’s Boobs! I just can’t look away! No black sack, at least :D

  52. Janet says:

    Julia Roberts looks a hot mess.

  53. Kim1 says:

    Love Charlize and Jlaw
    Hate Julia’s dress
    Like Sandra’s dress

  54. MissTrial says:

    I’m watching the Red Carpet on ABC, Julia Roberts needs to get over herself with the Cher/”my fabulousness” reference.

    She’s obnoxious!

    I love Bill Murray’s personality. A nice balance after Julia Roberts.

    • yolie says:

      So true!!

    • Cupid says:

      Ugh, Roberts. I am convinced the ONLY reason she got tagged America’s sweetheart is because it was the late 80s 90s and she didn’t give that many interviews. Insufferable.

      • How the f are you ‘America’s Sweetheart’?? Who gives you that title–honestly, I’ve never really heard of it, except to reference Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston??? Like what is the criteria? Universally loved?

      • pru says:

        Stupid media driven title. Once they give you that tag, you have it forever.

  55. Lilo says:

    Will and Jada look so fake at this point.

    • MissTrial says:

      Jada is annoying, she had to squeeze in the bit about Versace & how they made the dress for her. No one asked.

  56. yolie says:

    Of course Angelina is trying to steal the show again….

  57. Janet says:

    I like Emma Watson’s dress and she looks great in it.

    Love Jessica Biel’s dress.

    Angie — WOW!!

    • Wtf is Emma Watson doing there???? Ugh.

      I was forced to watch ‘The Bling Ring’ last night w/my 14 year old sister–God. The movie was boring for one. But she was so annoying. Like I get that it’s her character, etc–but I think that is the extent to her acting abilities. Going from British to an annoying valley girl, vapid, American accent. That’s it. I highly doubt that Emma will EVER put out a movie that could even be CONSIDERED to be Oscar worthy, nor give a performance in a film that is Oscar worthy. Chica can’t act, so why is she at the Oscars???

      • Janet says:

        I don’t care what she’s doing there, she looks really good.

        Cate Blanchett’s dress is plain boring. There’s too much beige going on tonight.

      • Bridget says:

        1) Sofie Coppola movies are just boring in general. Its her style.

        2) Emma actually did a pretty good job playing the Alexis Neiers character (I caught some, but not all of the movie, because it was indeed boring). You can go back and watch clips of her E! show Pretty Wild, and you’ll see that she was actually in fact that vapid and annoying.

      • LadySlippers says:

        @VG: Emma was great in Perks of a Wallflower (absolutely fantastic book AND movie). Totally agree that The Bling Ring was a waste of time.

      • Seán says:

        Daniel Radcliffe was at last year’s awards so it’s not much of a stretch to expect Emma Watson to be there too. It’s a bit too early to write her off just yet…she doesn’t have a large enough body of film work but I thought she was great in Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Bling Ring and she received good reviews too. She improved significantly in the last two Harry Potter films also.

        Anyways, she’s only presenting, no big deal! At least movies she’s been have received Oscar nominations (six of the Potter films, My Week with Marilyn).

  58. Camille (The Original) says:

    Angelina – simply stunning. That face! So gorgeous. Her dress isn’t my fav, but she looks so beautiful. Brad looks very sexy. I’m liking his hair much better at the Oscars than the way it was styled at the IS awards.

    I love Lupita’s dress etc, I think she looked utterly gorgeous. And Cate looked amazing too.

  59. pru says:

    Sandra looks fantastic. One of my faves of the night.

  60. Seán says:

    Okay my last comment was deleted for most likely being too long! Apologies to Celebitchy and the moderators of the site. I need to stop with the wordy comments. Basically, I’ve seen all the nominees in the six major categories and decided to rank them and offer my opinions regarding all the nominees in these categories. I do want to open a discussion about the actual movies though so I’ll try and keep this post more succinct by just discussing my favourite and least favourite nominee in the six major categories.

    For Best Picture, I want to see 12 Years a Slave win. This movie was incredibly powerful and is the one of the nine nominees that stayed with me. It has beautiful cinematography, fantastic performances and wonderful direction from Steve McQueen. And it’s an important film too. My least favourite of the nominees is American Hustle. I don’t know why but David O. Russell’s films lack soul for me. I enjoyed American Hustle a great deal more than Silver Linings Playbook and thought it was well directed and edited but I still found certain parts of it very dull and the characters often veered into caricature.

    For Director, my choice is Alfonso Cuarón all the way! Say what you want about Gravity as an overall story but it’s a remarkable piece of filmmaking and to put together a big visual piece like that and realise it fully requires a visionary director. My least favourite nominee is Alexander Payne. I liked Nebraska but I found it very slow and plodding in places. I also disagree with the choice of black and white cinematography. I get that Nebraska is a film about the past and drudgery of everyday life and the black and white had some importance in that regard. However, I also felt it washed the film out too much and I wanted to see some colourful beautiful landscapes of the lesser seen States in the road trip scenes and it couldn’t happen because of this choice.

    For Leading Actors, I’m voting for Leo and Cate! I wasn’t prepared to like Leo so much but he was hugely charismatic and energetic in the role. I think he added the right amount of depth to Belfort and also surprised me with how great a physical actor he is. Cate deserves all the praise…she played the character incredibly and captured all the narcissism, pretentiousness and mental instability perfectly. My least favourite are Matthew and Meryl. Matthew was very good in Dallas Buyers Club but I preferred all other four nominees. I think it’s great that he’s turning around his career and choosing great projects but based on this performance alone, he doesn’t deserve it. I feel like lightning will strike me down for saying something so blasphemous but I think Meryl is the one person this year who doesn’t deserve a nomination. If it were the play, it would be a phenomenal performance but in film, Meryl was far too over-the-top, hammy and calculated in her mannerisms. I just thought “Oh here’s Meryl Streep giving us a masterclass in good acting” instead of believing her as a real human being like I did with the rest of the cast.

    For Supporting Actors, I’m choosing Jared and Lupita. I think Jared is an insufferable douche but bias aside and basing it purely on his performance, he was phenomenal. He embodied the femininity and vulnerability of the character expertly. Lupita was heartbreaking as Patsey. That final exchange between her and Chiwetel…that really stayed with me. My least favourite are Jonah and Jennifer. Jonah’s performance in Wolf of Wall Street was good enough but not on the level of any of the other nominees. It wasn’t a major departure from his pre-Oscar buzz comedy performances. Jennifer Lawrence is my crush and I think she’s talented but it wasn’t the best performance. I thought she brought out the vulnerability of Rosalyn well but when it came to the loudmouth parts, it was just like she took her real-life persona and dialed it up to the nine. She didn’t transform into the role and her accent was inconsistent.

    I think all my wishes for Oscar wins will come through except Matt will win over Leo. What do you guys think? I hope this wasn’t too long. *fingers crossed*

    • LadySlippers says:

      @Sean: I love reading your non-succinct posts. Word counts be damned!

      I haven’t seen all the movies so I can’t comment as specifically as you did but why Leo over Chiwetel? I thought Chiwetel gave one of the best performances I’ve ever seen. So what say you?

      • Seán says:

        Thank you LadySlippers! :D I thought Chiwetel was excellent and he would have been my first choice. But after watching The Wolf of Wall Street, I deliberated and just felt that Leo gave a slightly more memorable performance. Now, don’t get me wrong…Chiwetel is playing a much more noble and sympathetic character and it almost feels wrong to choose Leo’s shallow, narcissistic Belfort over Solomon Northup. But that said, Leo was electrifying in the role. He totally embodied the role, he sparked up the screen and it was a just a very strong physical performance overall. Chiwetel has a very expressive face, had the more emotionally difficult role and delivered his dialogue exceptionally but Leo was just more memorable. And I say that as someone who was never hugely into his acting before. My rankings for Best Actor overall would be:

        1) Leonardo DiCaprio
        2) Chiwetel Ejiofor
        3) Bruce Dern – He had a much more contained role than the big meaty ones that DiCaprio and Ejiofor had but he pulled it off well. He has a very expressive face.
        4) Christian Bale – Probably one of his most sympathetic and likeable characters and played reliably well but I couldn’t quite shake the feeling of “Oh here’s Christian Bale putting on a funny accent and transforming physically for the role.” It felt like Christian Bale doing his schtick and that was a problem with American Hustle overall. It had some great actors who had fantastic moments in the film but with Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner were the only two that actually fully transformed into their roles.
        5) Matthew McConaughey

      • LadySlippers says:

        @Sean: Makes sense. I’m still gonna hope that Chiwetel wins though. This movie deserves a ton of awards…

      • Seán says:

        @LadySlippers, I won’t be disappointed if Chiwetel by some miracle causes an upset and wins. If anything, let’s hope 12 Years a Slave isn’t snubbed like The Colour Purple and actually gets the Best Picture! I also want to take the time to say that it’s a tragedy…(Warning: hyperbole alert) A GODDAMN TRAGEDY…that 12 Years a Slave didn’t get a Best Cinematography nomination. I really felt like I was transported to 1800s Mississippi. You could just feel the muggy Southern heat radiate from the screen!

    • sarah says:

      WOw, except for Leo you were drop dead on. Kudos.

      • Seán says:

        I knew Matthew was going to win over Leo though! My post was just about who’d I’d like to win. I don’t think that’s much foresight on my part really though…I think the Oscars are just a little too predictable most of the time and we got no major upsets tonight! That said, I agreed with five of the six nominees so I’m happy.

  61. chloe says:

    This coverage sucks I would prefer that they just put a camera at the start of the carpet interview the nominees and leave the stupid features out. I want to see the dresses not the on air personalities. So far I like Jlaw, Amy A, Sandra, Kerry and Meryl. I love Fate’s hair and makeup.

  62. Aria says:

    Sandra is the best so far. I also love Angelina’s dress.

  63. tifzlan says:

    I am sincerely surprised by Lady GaGa!

  64. nashvillegirl says:

    So… not thinking Ellen is funny yet.

    • paola says:

      i thought it was funny when she said Jonah hill showed something she didn’t see in a long time! *wink wink*

  65. mia girl says:

    Mock Oscar statues on stage look more like-
    Oscars covered in Prophylactics or
    Oscar Gummies.

  66. Nev says:

    Yayyyyyyyy Jared!!!!’

  67. here's Wilson says:

    YES!! j leto!!

  68. paola says:

    Jared’s mother is freakin gorgeous!!!!!

  69. Jayna says:

    Jared Leto gave a beautiful, elegant speech.

  70. Sachi says:

    Jared’s acceptance speech is beautiful.

  71. MissTrial says:

    I wish everyone luck following Jared Leto’s speech! It was awesome!

  72. Isabelle says:

    Good speech by Leto and his mom is stunning.

  73. Just saw Cate’s dress–omg. Now THAT (take notes, JLO) is how you do a nude gown with white embellishments, without looking like a desperate, washed up figure skater….

    • Jayna says:

      Guess who I saw? Your favorite guy. LOL I saw Non-Stop this weekend. Liam Neeson is in every practically single scene except a few, and his hands are massive. He is always looking at his phone getting messages so his hands are prominent in the movie. I have never seen a man’s hands like that. Swoon. And he played a great character, so looked unshaven, a little worse for the wear, etc, and it worked for him. Hot.

      • Well, you know what they say about a man with big hands ;)
        I LOVE his hands…..funnily enough, I also love Ralph Fiennes hands–so I like them either really big, or long and tapered…

        Is the movie any good? It looks really, really interesting..I’ll have to wait to see it because my stupid theater only plays the most GENERIC movies ever….

        Was Lupita and Michele’s roles significant???

      • Jayna says:

        Lupita had basically a few lines. She was a non-entity in the movie. Michele was in a lot of the movie.

        I loved the movie. It’s not a great movie by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s a good movie and keeps you invested in it. But it is so good because Liam is so freakin’ good in it. The movie hinges on him because of the plot and how much he’s in most of the scenes in an airplane, a small, closed environment, and he carries this movie all the way to the end on his big, broad shoulders. Julianne Moore is good in it also.

        Liam definitely has not had any work done to his face recently because he definitely had lines. With high definition you see every line and he wasn’t pulled or anything. His face was very rugged. Maybe on the red carpets recently its the camera angle and makeup, and lighting, etc., that makes him look like he’s had work done recently that some people commented about.

        He is supposed to be one of the most well-endowed men in Hollywood. With those massive hands and big thick fingers, I get why Janice Dickinson said it was like an Evian bottle falling out of his pants in her book when talking about when he unzipped his pants.

      • TG says:

        I will have to watch that movie for Michelle Dockery since I adore her (Lady Mary forever!) but I just got a tingley sensation down there reading @Jayna’s description of Liam so another endorsement to see the movie.

      • @Jayna
        Liam was ALWAYS baby faced. I couldn’t believe he was forty years old in Schindler’s List–I thought early thirties at the most, and only because he’s such a big guy.

        And I’ve seen pics/gifs…his dong is like halfway down his thigh–bless him. Unfortunately, he only takes his clothes off for films, not for us plebians in the world (like the Hardy dong)……

        (mumbles something unintelligible about a slut shank, before moving on)
        (LOOK AT THAT FACE. God. Mine.
        That’s all)

    • paola says:

      Yes but Cate and Sally are almost wearing the same gown/color… my fave so far is Camila Alvez. Im’ not a fan of pink but she looks stunning.

    • MissTrial says:

      @ Virgilia Coriolanus

      Your post is hilarious!

  74. Jayna says:

    Naomi Watts looked beyond stunning. Mid 40s, this is how you do it.

  75. MissTrial says:

    Samuel L. Jackson’s makeup looks off, his face is three different shades.

    Naomi Watts looks enhanced, like she’s had work done.

  76. paola says:

    Matthew and Camila are really having the time of their life! love them!

  77. zut alors! says:

    Angelina looks too top heavy. She looks matronly; veering in to mother of the bride territory. Her lack of a waistline and slim hips don’t look good in this style. The top half of the dress should have been vee shaped to take focus away from the boobs and give her an illusion of a waistline. Also, she needs to lay off the botox. One nice thing: she covered her arms.

    • MissTrial says:

      I feel like she’s worn something like that before. I am not a fan of the dress.

      I liked Pharell’s performance, mostly, and I enjoyed Lupita, Meryl Streep and Amy Adams dancing along.

    • paola says:

      I thinks she looks lovely..and at least she’s not wearing black!

    • Her face didn’t seem tight or anything to me…..

      I’m torn about the dress. I like the design of it–but I think the waistline was the problem. If they had structured it in more, to give her a waist, then she would’ve been a solid 10. Sometimes the straight up and down style works on her, sometimes it doesn’t.

      She was probably going for the same effect as this:

      But I do like the dress, and her boobs look amazing. And again, I think it’s a pretty appropriate choice for someone who is the plus one of one of the producers of a film. So I like that she didn’t go all out–I’m really surprised actually (even though I hoped otherwise) that she didn’t go with black. But maybe next year–if ‘Unbroken’ gets nominated for anything, that she’ll pull out all the stops.

      • zut alors! says:

        I wish the top half of Angelina’s dress was kinda like Kate Hudson’s gown except with not as deep a vee and with sleeves. I saw some pics of her at the Indie Spirit Awards yesterday and she looked quite toxed with that telltale shiny forehead.

      • Her forehead’s always shiny though–I’m pretty sure because she doesn’t wear that powder. Besides, if she was going to do botox, I would think that she would inject it near her eyes, because she has a lot of crinkles there…not her forehead, which is still smooth.

  78. pretty says:

    Ellen is cringe-worthy… she seems like a nice person and all that but.. eh…

  79. Jayna says:

    Kim Novak really got botched plastic surgery. Another one that got bad cheek implants. I saw her in an AMC Classics interview and I couldn’t get past her face even though she was interesting. So sad that people do this to themselves.

  80. Tiffany says:

    Kim Novak. What happened? Wow.

    • paola says:

      plastic surgery happened… and it shows

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Kim Novak has also been in treatment for mental health issues for years. Many drugs taken for mental health issues adversely affect one’s physical appearance.

  81. mia girl says:

    So far, this seems… budget?
    The set is terrible and distracting.
    The rhythm is weird and it just hasn’t settled in yet. Is everyone smoking pot backstage!

    • Skye says:

      The set looked like someone inflated 300 giant Oscar-shaped condoms and stood them up. It was… disconcerting.

  82. NΞΞNΔΖΞΞ says:

    Kim Novak, just say no the next time you’re thinking of getting “just a little procedure”

    • Blannie says:

      Her mouth is just like Liza Minelli’s mouth. I can’t figure out what they’ve had done – they look like they have puppet mouths!!

      • TG says:

        Yes, I was wonderng if the younger actresses look upon these women and see their future or are they so warped in Hollyweird that even the younger actresses think this is a good idea? Also, is Liza Minelli ill or is she high or on drugs? Did anyone see her red carpet appearance on Entertainment? Watching the Oscars is a reminder to me that I would preper to grow old gracefully no matter how many people around me are tugging and pulling their faces into oblivion.

      • Jayna says:

        She had her cheeks filled with cheek implants or that permanent silicone people were putting in their face years ago and it goes all the way down to her mouth — the sides of her mouth. So there is like a line that goes out from the side of the mouth where you can see that’s where the filler or cheek implant ends. She’s had other stuff done too, facelift, botox. But she looks freakish. Filler or cheek implants never should have gone down that far.

    • MissTrial says:

      It was sad to watch. She could barely move her lips. Was it me or did it seem like Matthew McConaughey was slightly annoyed and was spoonfeeding her, hurrying her along?

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I thought he was a little flummoxed because she went off on her own tangent about how nice it was to be there, and he didn’t know how to get her back on point. I’m sure they’re not supposed to ad lib like that.

        It was sad to watch.

  83. Samantha25 says:

    The “why is X there?” comments are annoying. It’s not as if Jessica Biel or Emma Watson are sports figures or reality stars. They are movie actors. Not just A-list people are invited. A lot of people who do attend are promoting movies and tv shows, especially if they are associated with ABC/Disney. This is true for most award shows.

  84. MissTrial says:

    Sandra O’s performance is weak. It’s a nice song but the performance was weak.

  85. Tiffany says:

    They really are dragging out this ceremony aren’t they. Normally they do supporting Oscars in succession. They really want people to stay tuned to the end.

  86. Jayna says:

    Kate Hudson looks stunning in that dress. Wow. And her hair and makeup, perfection.

  87. paola says:

    wtf was that pizza thing??

  88. pru says:

    Is this unscripted, or is Ellen drunk?

  89. Blannie says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Darlene Love!! She’s still got a great voice at 73!

  90. Jayna says:

    So it’s almost ten o’clock and all we’ve had is one acting Oscar? Bizarre.

    • MissTrial says:

      I set my dvr for an extra half hour, I might have to adjust it, I am falling asleep.

    • Audrey says:

      They’re really dragging :/

      They make them go long just for fun I swear. These ones feel like they’ll never end

      Time to get Chris Rock to host plz

      • Tiffany says:

        I know he is not everybody’s cup of tea, but hell, bring back Billy Crystal. I like him and he did great after that Eddie Murphy fiasco.

  91. Nina W says:

    Angela Landsbury is amazing! 88 and opening a London show! I love her and she looks fantastic.

  92. mia girl says:

    I’m not trying to start something but… did anyone else catch the usually always poised Lupita’s face when they cut to Brad and Angelina????

  93. paola says:

    I’m so very proud to be italian! Not very proud of the english Paolo Sorrentino is speaking right now though :P

    • bluhare says:

      Bet her English is better than most of us would be trying to speak Italian!

    • Dappadaph says:

      Don’t worry Paola, we expect it at the Oscars with foreign film ….looks like a good film too.

  94. Hiddlesgirl85 says:

    Tyler Perry????

    On another note, when I saw Brad Pitt, my heart skipped a beat or two. That man is very attractive. He was probably glowing from the announcement about Angelina’s Humanitarian Award. I loved the clips they chose for her. They showcased what a giving and beautiful person that she is. Heck, I was proud and I don’t even know her!

  95. MissTrial says:

    I’ve hated every Tyler Perry film and TV show I’ve seen.

  96. Kimble says:

    Jared Leto’s speech? Awesome!

  97. jamie says:

    i know i’m late but who was the guitarist guy who played during the moon song? i missed his name but he was hot.

  98. Jayna says:

    Bono has been sounding so good again. I saw him do this song acapella on Jay Leno and his vocals are so much stronger than their last album and especially on tour his vocals were thin, showing degradation from touring for so many years and getting older. But his vocals are a lot stronger and more full-bodied again. I love the song.

  99. bluhare says:

    As far as I’m concerned everyone else could have gone home after Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski showed up. Love them.

  100. truthSF says:

    Quick everyone…to the twitter verse!!!

  101. Jayna says:

    Dear God, Charlize is a stunner. I usually don’t like her short hair, but done like this with her makeup she’s a knockout.

  102. ctkat1 says:

    That group selfie turned out pretty great.

  103. MissTrial says:

    On the fence about Charlize Theron’s dress. I want to love it but can’t make up my mind about the top. Are those sheer straps or does it just sort of sit there?

    The neckalce and lower half are gorgeous though.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      They’re sheer straps. I think she looks lovely but the straps are sort of gimmicky.

  104. Jayna says:

    Is Woody Allen there? I haven’t seen a camera on him once.

    • LAK says:

      woody never attends award shows. the only time he went to the oscars was 2002 tp pay tribute to NYC after 9/11.[the oscars dedicated that show to NYC.

  105. Sachi says:

    Lupitaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!! YES!!!!! :D Her speeches are always so heartfelt and beautiful.

  106. Ennie says:


  107. MissTrial says:

    First, I love Christoph Waltz.
    Second, so happy Lupita won. It was such a hard performance to watch. Breathtaking, devastating, tense and lovely.

  108. Jayna says:

    Okay. I got all teary. I adore her dress and its color. Did she forget to thank Brad?

    She’s such a pretty girl and so intelligent. Nowadays with so many reality shows showing dumb and dumber on it acting trashy and TV and movie actresses that talk more about their tans and their workout regimen, blah, blah, it’s nice for teens and young women to see young women of intelligence and grace like Lupita for role models.

  109. truthSF says:

    Beautiful and elegant speech from Lupita!!

  110. pretty says:

    i’m so relieved, even, that jennifer lawrence didn’t get it. she seems really happy for her too! omg i was so nervous watching… WHEW!

  111. paola says:

    How can you not be happy for Lupita?! Her reaction was just priceless!

  112. Lux says:

    I loved that they played ‘Pure Imagination’ as Lupita walked off. Also I’M SO HAPPY SHE WON!

  113. Val says:

    Soooooo happy Lupita won! Can’t stand JLaw! :-)

  114. Jayna says:

    Dear God, Ellen is bombing.

  115. andypandy says:


  116. MissTrial says:

    I like Ellen but maybe in a shorter context, 30 – 45 minutes seems to be my max. Maybe they need co-hosts.

  117. prayforthewild says:

    What was that pizza thing? Awkward…

  118. Charlie says:

    You have to read the Guardian’s Oscars live blog because it is funny and the commentary is priceless! I am switching from there to here and others but the Guardian is tops.


  119. MissTrial says:

    Gawd, I love Bill Murray.

    I saw him on Graham Norton the other day and just love his style.

  120. Lux says:

    Damn I’m starting to think that I should have picked Gravity for best picture at gold derby. It’s looking like it could be a clean sweep.

  121. Hiddlesgirl85 says:

    It seems that I’m in the minority, but I’m enjoying Ellen’s hosting job. She’s removing the pretentiousness from the show. It’s been nice to see the actors acting like human beings. That along with the dancing by some actors during Pharrell’s performance have been fun to watch.

    • d says:

      I agree. I still feel a bit of second hand embarrassment, but mostly enjoying the different perspective. YAY Lupita !!! Such a beauty inside and out.

    • Belle says:

      Minority dweller here as well… Love Ellen, and think she is doing just fine. ;)

    • Zigggy says:

      I think Ellen is doing well too- it’s a bit awkward sometimes but this show is so long & boring it’s hard for anyone to host.

      • Belle says:

        Not to mention that Ellen’s humor often has awkward looks and pauses… It’s her thing. Love her!

    • Jayna says:

      I really enjoyed her opening monologue. I just haven’t enjoyed her that much during the show, all the out in the audience stuff,. That isn’t working for the grandeur of the Oscars, it lags too much and isn’t fun for the audience sitting at home.

    • qwerty says:

      I like Ellen as a host as well

  122. MissTrial says:

    Whoopi Goldberg cracks me up, just seeing her. She doesn’t give a darn.

  123. andypandy says:

    Whoopi Seriously ??????

  124. pru says:

    Pink is an unusual choice for “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” but she killed it.

  125. Sachi says:

    How awesome is P!nk?! I love her voice and the arrangement for Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

  126. mia girl says:


  127. andrea says:

    Pink killed that song, she was awesome.

    I dont think gravity will get best picture, how often does a movie win all the technical awards and best picture?

  128. paola says:

    Has the ceremony always been so boring????

  129. MissTrial says:

    Someone must have said move it along. Jennifer Garner seemed to be speed reading.

  130. Ennie says:

    Lubezki, finally he got hus oscar for cinematography!!! Years due, so many great movies, little princess, great expectations, children of men, sleepy hollow, meet joe black, a new world, tree of life, gravity… Etc etc etc

  131. Belle says:

    Pink was amazing!

    Jennifer Garner’s dress was fabulous in motion…

  132. Zigggy says:

    Roger Ebert died??

  133. Kate says:

    All hail Bette Midler

  134. pru says:

    Pink would have been a better choice for “Wind Beneath My Winds”. Sorry Bette.

    • MissTrial says:

      Pink’s talented but that is Bette Middler’s song. I thought of Patti LaBelle for Over the Rainbow as I watched Pink. Ms. Patti has an amazing cover of the song.

      • Jayna says:

        Pink was great and one of my favorite singers, but I don’t think she was the perfect choice for Over the Rainbow. It didn’t move me the way other renditions have with a purer voice.

    • Jayna says:

      Bette’s voice has really dropped a couple of registers as she’s gotten older. It sounds like she sang that song one step or even more down.

      • Nina W says:

        Bette can’t quite belt them out like she used to but it was lovely and it’s her song. Pink has a great voice and she did well but it was a mismatch to me, not the song for her.

  135. delphi says:

    Really, Academy? “Wind Beneath My Wings”? Way to cheese out the normally tasteful memorium montage…and this is coming from someone who ADORES Bette Midler.

    And when did Maximillian Schell pass away? :/ He was an all-time favorite. I may need to go back and re-watch Benedict’s “deer in headlights” look to stop the wibbling.

  136. Joleenmean says:

    It looks as though Goldie Hawn has started with the fillers. Which is sad as even as an older woman she had a beautiful natural glow about her.

    • Jayna says:

      Goldie had a naturally round face. She said as much as she hated it when she was young it’s what kept her youthful looking in her forties I thought maybe it was weight on her face from a few extra pounds. Plus her eyes are smaller now because she doesn’t have the big eyelids like she used to have. But even those two things shouldn’t make her look that different. I think she had a little filler in her face, but on her round face and smaller eyes now, the filler just makes it look too fake and changed her.

  137. truthSF says:

    Let It Go… FINALLY!!!

    But did it sound like she was rushing/yelling through the performance, or did the Oscars give her just 1 1/2 minutes to perform the whole song?

  138. MissTrial says:

    Travolta has gotta step up that wig game. It’s pathetically bad. It is Burt Reynolds bad.

    • Jayna says:

      That toupee is one of the worst I’ve ever seen. Jet black hair in your mid fifties is bad enough, and then a truly fake-looking toupee or hair system to boot makes it all that much worse.

  139. Sachi says:

    What did John Travolta call Idina? It sounded so weird

    Idina sounded shaky.

    • AmyR says:

      You beat me to it. And I agree, Idina was not at her best. She looked a little emotional.

    • mia girl says:

      Poor Indina. I think she was affected by the fact that here is her big Oscar moment and Travolta doesn’t even come close to her name!!!???? WTF Travolta? Did the wig glue get to your brain?

      Plus it feels like they told her last minute she had 1 1/2 minutes for a 3 minute song.

      • Sachi says:

        I agree. I thought Idina was nervous. And why the sped-up song? It ruined the entire number IMO. It should have been heartfelt but it just came out as rushed and Idina was trying to keep up.

        And John Travolta said something like Adina Dazzle or something. WTH. He had one job.

    • Nina W says:

      I swear he said Adele something and I was confused and them I saw Idina and I was scratching my head over what he had said after Adele. He mangled it.

  140. AmyR says:

    Hey John Travolta, you didn’t even get close with Idina Menzel’s name.

  141. Jayna says:

    I want U2′s song to win, Ordinary Love.

  142. truthSF says:

    The Lopez couple are hilarious!!!

    • Zigggy says:

      Best speech ever. Like, for real!

    • Falula says:

      So in our google/Wikipedia/imdb binge my husband and I have been on tonight, he noticed that someone got to the “Let it Go” wiki and referred to mr. Lopez as the “unconvincing beard” of mrs. Lopez.

      People are asshats. Hopefully it’s down now.

  143. delphi says:

    Kevin Spacey rules the universe. I decided.

    And a huge “YAY” for Spike Jonze! Loved his twisted yet creative mind ever since he directed all the Beastie Boys and Fatboy Slim videos back in the day. :)

  144. Falula says:

    Notable lack of applause when they read Woody as a nominee.

    • Jayna says:

      Is he there? A camera has never panned to him. Or is the camera just ignoring him?

    • Hiddlesgirl85 says:

      Yep. I guess Hollywood finally got the message, thanks to the courageous of Dylan Farrow.

    • Jayna says:

      Angelina Jolie has really turned into an amazing woman. Who would have thought watching her in her early 20s, all that she would begin accomplishing and the mature woman she would begin to evolve into starting in her late 20s. and just becoming more and more true Hollywood Royalty with Brad and so elegant and eloquent and such grace about her. Brad is so proud of her sitting in the audience. He loves his woman.

      • booboobird says:

        I was watching AJ and thinking the exact same thing. what a lovely woman. so respectful to Mr Poitier. she truly is an inspiration.

  145. Jayna says:

    Penelope Cruz looks positively stunning. The women have really brought it this year.

    I loved Before Midnight. Ethan Hawke was brilliant as far as I’m concerned, especially in that long argument with Julie Delpy. It was 20 minutes of dialogue and like watching a Broadway play or in someone’s home eavesdropping on a real fight with true feelings just coming out hitting below the belt, the fight not about really what it seemed as it turns out and you feel sick watching a marriage that is really in trouble and they’ve been ignoring it.

    • LadySlippers says:

      NOT to mention the incredible long takes they did. Like *wow* amazing.

      • Jayna says:

        I know. I was so impressed. I have a newfound respect for Ethan Hawke after watching him. Not many actors could pull that off as well as he did. I’ve always loved Julie Delpy.

      • Jayna says:

        Plus they wrote the screenplay.

  146. paola says:

    Never noticed it before but Penelope Cruz has a lisp!

  147. truthSF says:

    Brad’s facial expression is killing me. LMBAO right now!

  148. Ennie says:

    Angelina looks so pretty and Sydney is awesome!!!! Crying with emotion I love his moviessss

  149. Ennie says:

    Congrats Mexico!

  150. Belle says:

    Ugh. I was hoping Amy Adams would upset… Disappointed Cate won this one.

  151. MissTrial says:

    Ellen referred to Jennifer Lawrence as “America’s OTHER sweetheart” Julia Roberts ain’t gonna like that…

  152. truthSF says:

    OMG! Matthew is putting me to sleep…or it could be that it’s 5 minutes to midnight.

    • Jayna says:

      He barely praised his director or actors he worked with and then carried on about other stuff. The director deserved so much more, as did more thanks to others he worked with, like Jared.

  153. truthSF says:

    Brad won his first Oscar!!!!!!

  154. Sachi says:

    Thank goodness TWAS won the most important award of the night!!! I would’ve been angry if it didn’t.

  155. MissTrial says:

    So not a fan of Matthew McConaughey, he’s always gotten under my skin.

  156. Ennie says:

    Yohooooooo Brad! TYAS!!!

  157. prayforthewild says:

    TYAS YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  158. Janet says:


  159. Hiddlesgirl85 says:

    Yay for Twelve Years A Slave! Congrats to the very talented cast, crew, writers, directors, producers, and the production company for putting together a breathtaking film, and receiving this incredible award.

  160. lucy2 says:

    So glad I recorded and forwarded through everything, kind of dragged. WTF happened to Travolta pronouncing Idina Menzel’s name? Poor girl. The awards went about the way I expected. Ellen was OK on stage, but the off stage stuff just dragged it out even more, though I did love Kerry Washington’s excited gesture when pizza was mentioned.

  161. Leah says:

    That picture of Jonah gazing at Leo with such love in his eyes makes my life.

  162. Dizzle says:

    This is way off subject but is it sad that I only tuned in to see Joseph Gordon-Levitt?