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Monday
Feb172014

Beauty Vs Beast: Oscar Hustle

JA from MNPP here with this week's edition of everybody's new favorite fun-time activity Beauty Vs. Beast, wherein we pit a movie's good and bad guys against each other in a death-match of public opinion. First things first let us congratulate the winner of last week's inaugural poll - Rebecca's diabolical Mrs. Danvers pretty much shoved The Second Mrs. de Winter right out the window at the starting line and never looked back. We do love our maleficently repressed domestics. Viva Team Danvers!

And so on to this week's face off. I don't know if you guys are aware of this, but the Academy Awards are coming up in less than two weeks. Did you know that? I know! It's nutso bonkers. So in the spirit of the season let's do some Oscar-themed showdowns til then. And what better place to start than with the cinematic ode to financial slash follicle excess which translated into similar nomination generosity - David O. Russell's American Hustle, which really when you come down to it is just a series of show-downs itself between actors being looney-tunes all up on each other. And with that spark of gladatorial excess let's make this week a two-fer, lads versus ladies style.

 

 

 

 

 

You've got one week to vote, and we'll be back with the winners and a brand new round next Monday! And please do make your cases  for these folks in the comments...

Saturday
Feb152014

15 Days Til Oscar ~ Supporting Oscar Chart Fun!

Have you voted on the polls yet? I feel like you haven't voted on the polls yet. Supporting Actress and Supporting Actorin particular,  have been bereft of your attention. While you're there check out the new "how'd they get nominated?" analysis on both of those categories

 

Did "Katniss" help Jennifer Lawrence win a nomination for "Rosalyn" and how much did "Plunging Necklines" factor into each of the American Hustle nominations? The percentages are cooked up in my very own science oven. They're 100% accurate!

Previously
16 Days - Irene Sharaff's 16 nominations 
17 Days - Looking back at The English Patient, Sal Mineo... and 1917?
18 Days - Meryl Streep's 18th nomination
19 Days - Julianne Moore's awards history
20 Days - Flashback '93 Oscars: Age of Innocence, Farewell My Concubine, The Piano
21 Days - What's your favorite Billy Wilder? 

Saturday
Feb082014

Jennifer Lawrence: The Comic Book!

Apologies if you've read about this elsewhere and a full week ago, too, but sometimes my inbox defeats me. So many press releases. Nevertheless, this seemed worth noting: Jennifer Lawrence is now so popular that she warrants her own comic book!

Bluewater productions has released Fame: Jennifer Lawrence.  It's a 32-page comic book about her life and career available in print, digital and as an animated interactive comic book.  Apparently it's not the first time the company has done an actress. They've also given La Liz, Angelina and Cher this type of comic.

But I do have one gripe about an issue so important that the very success of modern civilization hinges upon it. None of us should ever rest until the crime of the misrepresentation of Oscar dresses is wiped out. Here we see Jennifer at the 2010/2011 Oscars when she lost for Winter's Bone:


But Jennifer was not wearing a gray dress! Nor was she wearing a pearl necklace. (In related news: Nicholas Hoult wasn't with her.) This is what she wore to the Oscars, a va-va-voom red number that reminded everyone of Scarlett Johansson before Jennifer Lawrence was famous enough to not remind anyone of anybody but herself.

My work here is done. Never Forget (the Oscar dresses).

Thursday
Jan162014

Jennifer Lawrence and the Youngest To...

With her nomination for American Hustle this morning, Jennifer Lawrence has become the youngest actor of either gender to receive her third Oscar nomination. She is only 23. Or, if you'd like to get technical about it, 23 years 5 months and 2 days. Whether you think her work in American Hustle is great or terrible (and factions have formed on both sides) or you have a more nuanced perspective on what does and doesn't work about it, there is just no denying her screen dynamism. That's what they use to call "It".  

Here's how the stats break down and which legends Jennifer is toppling. Did the performers with similar records flame out early? Read on...

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Sunday
Jan122014

Golden Globe Winners 

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I shall recap the Globes afterwards. I can't even with the live-blogging. I miss so much every time. So here is the winners list as they are announced and the general timeline of events.  

SUPPORTING ACTRESS Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
'don't ever do this again. It's so scary' - the first part!
SUPPORTING ACTRESS TV Jacqueline Bissett, Dancing on the Edge
clearly overwhelmed after such a long career. Remember when she slept with Rob Lowe in Class (1984)?
MINISERIES Behind the Candelabra
ACTRESS MINISERIES Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake
so deserving but i was not expecting her.

Captain Phillips & The Wolf of Wall Street intros...

ACTOR, DRAMA TV Bryan Cranson, Breaking Bad 
DRAMA TV Breaking Bad 

Philomena intro...

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE Alex Ebert, All is Lost
I'm so happy for this win and the guy has a cute moment with P Diddy. (Is that what we call him now? I seriously don't know/care)  "thanks for letting me try all over your movie"
BEST ORIGINAL SONG "Ordinary Love" U2 for Mandela
I should've predicted this. This was a 'duh' moment even though Frozen totally shoulda... 
SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA TV Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
Damn, I was hoping for Rob Lowe who was so hilariously creepy  in Behind the Candelabra

Her intro... it occurs to me that these intros are so much more important to people who don't see all the movies. But no clips of the 

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY, MUSICAL Amy Adams, American Hustle
Yep, she's getting the nomination over Streep. This woulda shocked us so hard a few months ago. (Like Julianne Moore she just waited so long to win anything major!)

Miss Golden Globe! It's the spawn of Kevin & Kyra.

BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA TV Robin Wright, House of Cards
SUPPORTING ACTOR, MOVIES Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
SCREENPLAY Spike Jonze, Her
(our "stealth entertainer of the year") 

Nebraska intro... 

BEST ACTOR, COMEDY TV Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
BEST FOREIGN FILM The Great Beauty 
BEST ACTOR, MINISERIES/MOVIE  Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY TV Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Frozen 

Diane Keaton sings the end of her speech for Woody Allen. Adorable as ever.

Cecil B Demille goes to Woody Allen... Diane Keaton speaks on his behalf. 

BEST DIRECTOR Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Makes a herpes joke to Sandra Bullock. LOL.
BEST ACTOR, COMEDY Leonardo DiCaprio, Wolf of Wall Street

Incredibly awkward 12 Years a Slave intro  but then a relevant to the movie Rush intro. What is going on?

BEST MOVIE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL American Hustle 
BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
BEST ACTOR, DRAMA Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
BEST MOVIE, DRAMA 12 Years a Slave
Huge surprise given that it lost every other nomination ! Shocked acceptance speech with Sarah Paulson, McQueen dubbed "The Bette Davis of America" (???), acting as teleprompter for the frazzled director.