We can't wait for the Academy Awards this Sunday night, and while Uggie won't be making a red-carpet appearance, another animal gets to steal the limelight when War Horse vies for the best picture title! Surprisingly, only five other animal films have been nominated for this prestigious award in the history of the show, which we've rounded up for your viewing pleasure.
Architectural Digest chose AD100 interior designer Waldo Fernandez to create the magazine's greenroom at the 84th Annual Academy Awards. This will be the 10th consecutive year that Architectural Digest will have the honor of producing the backstage lounge for Oscar presenters and honorees.
As a UCLA architecture and design student, Fernandez helped create sets for major motion pictures like Planet of the Apes and Dr. Dolittle. His ties to Hollywood, which include a star-studded roster of clientele, and his signature California-casual style made him a natural fit for the job. Inspired by Hollywood's Golden Era of the '30s and '40s, Fernandez wanted to honor the beauty of classic Hollywood glamour through a modern lens. Filled with references to director George Cukor's Beverly Hills home, the Greenroom is intended to evoke the vibe of Cukor's legendary parties.
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Gorgeous gowns continued to hit the red carpet long after the last Oscar statue was handed out. Hollywood's finest flocked to the Vanity Fair post-Oscar party at the Sunset Tower Hotel and looked fabulous! While we had a tough time choosing, Lea Michele, Kate Beckinsale, Rosario Dawson, Elizabeth Banks, and Jessica Biel topped our post-Academy Awards best dressed list! Watch to see what they wore! On Allison: Nicole Miller dress courtesy of RentTheRunway.com
In true Oscar fashion, celebrities went formal for last night's festivities. But floor-length gowns don't mean they have to cover up all their hard work at the gym. From strapless gowns to form-fitting designs, can you identify who showed off their famous figures at the awards show?
It was a parade of beautiful moms on the red carpet at the Oscars tonight! Without fear of messy lil hands tugging at their skirt hems, Hollywood's mamas used the occasion to wear some sparkle and shine! See if you can identify your favorite celebrity mothers (and moms-to-be) all dressed up!
Art often imitates life and vice versa, but what about when art imitates nail art? It seems like there's a serendipitous overlap between award-winning movie titles and a nail polish name worthy of your attention. Can you guess which of the following is an Oscar-winning movie, and which one is just a nice nail polish?Take the Quiz
When it comes down to it, the Oscars is just as much of a fashion show as it is an awards show — though whether all of the fashion showcased is fabulous or misses the mark is always up for debate. So, in anticipation of the awards this Sunday, we're looking back at some of the most outrageous moments in Oscar fashion, some iconic, some iconic missteps — Bjork's swan dress, Gwyneth's sheer moment, South Park's leading lady impersonators, and much more in the way of fabulously over-the-top style moments on Oscar's red carpet. Click through to see all 50.
Now that the Academy will be selecting 10 Best Picture Oscar nominees instead of five, it opens up the possibility for certain films to be recognized that otherwise might be passed over. So far this year a few movies have resonated with critics and audiences alike, and perhaps none as much as Star Trek. Do you think Star Trek is worthy of a Best Picture nomination?
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For the first time since 1943, the Best Picture category at the Academy Awards will include 10 nominees instead of five. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Sid Ganis made the announcement today, and assured us that the outcome — just one Best Picture winner — will still be the same.
Ganis commented, "Having 10 Best Picture nominees is going allow Academy voters to recognize and include some of the fantastic movies that often show up in the other Oscar categories, but have been squeezed out of the race for the top prize." It makes me wonder if Wall-E might have gotten a nomination if there were 10 slots at the last Oscars.
Wow — five more nominees. This should be interesting! Do you think it's good that the Academy will have more options for Best Picture? What other five movies from last year (so, in addition to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Milk, The Reader and Slumdog Millionaire) would you have put in the Best Picture category if it allowed for 10 then?
The 81st annual Academy Award nominations were announced this morning and many of the beloved favorites from the Golden Globes are back with Oscar nominations. There is certainly no lack of love in the Academy for (you might have guessed) Slumdog Millionaire, Milk, Doubt and most of all for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button — including a Best Actor nomination for Brad Pitt!
The Dark Knight was passed up in the Best Picture category, though Heath Ledger is in fact up for the Best Supporting Actor award — as is Robert Downey Jr. for his role in Tropic Thunder! And Kate Winslet is nominated, this time only up for a Best Actress award for her work in The Reader. Revolutionary Road is recognized in one of the major categories with a nod to Michael Shannon for Best Supporting Actor (the announcement of which was met with some happy shrieks this morning).
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