Monday, February 25

Red Carpet Wrap-Up: Oscars 2013

The Film Fatales' 
Red Carpet Rundown: Oscars 2013

elizabeth: On the whole, I was bored by the gowns. No one went for a little edgier look. Can someone invite Cher next year? Maybe she can wear Bjork swan dress. It’s in my closet. I can UPS it to her.
Nicole: So, that’s where it is. Has it laid any more eggs? I’ll wait while you go check. In the mean time, let’s get this show on the road…

Best Dressed

Elizabeth’s Picks

Jennifer Hudson: The hair… the gown was kicking…along with her voice. (Hate her.)
Jennifer Garner: Because she looks like she is in complete love with her husband (Hate her, too.)
Jennifer Lawrence: This is what cool and young is all about. She doesn’t feel entitled and can make fun of herself after tripping up the stairs to accept her Oscar. It was refreshing to watch. I would like her to win an Oscar every year. You go, girl.
Robin Roberts of GMA: She is showing all of us that instead of complaining or feeling sorry for ourselves, we can go out and look freaking great in blue velvet…and kick whatever ails us to the curb. You go, too, girl.

Nicole’s Picks:

Olivia Munn: This draw-dropping Marchesa dress was positively stunning. Its construction and detail is so Alexander McQueen, it might as well be an homage. She styled it brilliantly, too. Hands down the best, the most daring look of the evening.
Amy Adams:
Although this dress was similar to what Penelope Cruz wore a few seasons back, it’s still gorgeous. The cascading ruffles on the skirt and the simple bodice. Sure, her hair was a little unkempt, and she might have done with more jewels. (I’ll never get why some actresses go sans jewels. Ladies, they’re lending them to you: go nuts! Don’t skimp! Shit, I’d prance down that carpet in an effing tiara.)
Jenifer Garner:
Loved the color. Loves the ruffles. Business in the front and a kick-ass party in the back. Lovely!

Worst Dressed

Elizabeth’s Picks:

The Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter Traveling Show: Now I have to sleep with all the lights on, but I can forgive a creative genius his inability to give a shit.
Melissa McCarthy: I really do love her comedic genius, but this gown was ill-fitting and did not flatter her curves at all. I have seen her look chic and sexy before (Not in Identify Thief though.)
Kristen Stewart: I hate when anyone makes me feel like my mother, but all I wanted to say to this child was: “Could you put a comb through it?”
Anne Hathaway: Loved the Tiffany necklace (my birthday is in May), but the bulleted nipple look does not look good on anyone. Not even our dear and talented Anne. Especially not on her.

Nicole’s Picks:

Anne Hathaway: I couldn’t agree more about Anne, on so many levels. First, when a neckline is that high you do not wear a necklace. That dress calls for earrings, rings and cuffs. Not a necklace. Second, the color was crap, the cut was crap – in fact, everything about this dress was crap. The side-boob? Anne, really? Was the whole non-panty-wearing incident not enough? Not to mention the tacky back view of this dress. The crisscross top, the tie at the waistline, the high slit in the skirt. Oh, this dress was busier than the DMV at noon on the first of the month.
Nicole Kidman:
Nicole, Vegas called – they’re ready to book you for a lounge act. Oh, and let up on the Botox.
Halle Berry: I give her credit for changing up her look from the see-through, cut-out disasters she usually wears. But it’s time for a complete overhaul. Fire your stylist and start from scratch.
Selma Hayek:
From the smoky eye to the mussed up-do to the terrible neckline, this was a mess. 

Now it’s your turn!
Tell is your picks for 
Best and Worst Dressed 
from the 2013 Academy Awards.
Sound off in the comments section now!

Monday, February 18

Oscars 2013: The Nominations

The Film Fatales Pick Their Picks for 2013’s most-anticipated awards ceremony!

Well, this is it: The end of the awards show season. Gee, that went fast! This season was full of surprises. (Who thought Les Mis was going to come in from behind and steal Lincoln’s thunder?) No doubt, this year’s Oscars are going to have a few shockers – the first being: Who the hell thought it was a good idea to have Seth McFarlane host? (Here’s hoping the FCC censors are poised to push that delay button!) Well, anyway, here are our picks for the 2013 Academy Awards.

Best Motion Picture
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
Les Misérables
Life of Pi
Django Unchained

Nicole: Welp, based on the Golden Globes and all other ceremonies that came thereafter, it looks like Lincoln ain’t going to pull this off. It’s either Les Miserables or Argo. There really needs to not be more than 5 choices for Best Picture, btw. When you come down to it, some years just don’t have more than 5 worthy picks. This is one of those years.

elizabeth: I was sort of surprised that Lincoln got snubbed a lot and confused that people thought it was slow. What were they expecting – car crashes? People – let’s slow down a bit and enjoy the story about the history of our country. So for that reason, I am going to go with Lincoln. I know I am wrong, but I don’t care.

Achievement in Directing
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Michael Haneke, Amour
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Nicole: With Affleck not in the running this time out, perhaps Spielberg will earn what’s rightfully his.  

elizabeth: I got to give it to Spielberg. He got Daniel Day-Lewis out from semi-retirement and my eyes and ears thank him for that. Now if he only incorporated a car chase or two.

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Denzel Washington, Flight
Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Nicole: Duh, Daniel Day Lewis. And deservedly so.

elizabeth: I would love to see Bradley Cooper take the Oscar because he was brilliant in his role, but I can’t forsake Daniel. Just in case we both end up single one day. Please God.

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Nicole: I really don’t see Jennifer Lawrence pulling this off, despite how good she was in Silver Linings. I’m going with Jessica Chastain.  

elizabeth: I am going to have to agree with you on this one. Maybe it will be good to see a very strong role played by a woman honored with an Oscar. Jennifer – trust me, keep doing what you are doing and an Oscar will be in your future.

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Alan Arkin, Argo
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Nicole: This is a tough competition. I’m hoping for Tommy Lee Jones. Just do not think the DeNiro role was meaty enough to earn this nod. Not sure why everyone thinks it was award worthy.  

elizabeth: After thinking about it again, I think DeNiro did stretch himself in this role and I am glad that he got away from The Fockers. But Tommy Lee Jones was my hero so I hope he earns one and stays away from Men in Black sequels.

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Amy Adams, The Master

Nicole: This one pains me. I so, so want this to go to Sally Field. But, dammit, Anne Hathaway is going to treat us to another excruciating acceptance speech. God, help me. There is not enough Oxycontin on the planet to get me through another one of her trite, self-serving, sanctimonious speeches. Also, why does Amy Adams keep getting nominated for stuff? Ponderous. 

elizabeth: Does a small role such as Hathaway’s trump a meaty role like Sally Field’s Mary Todd in Lincoln? I don’t have a problem with Anne Hathaway as long as she stays away from those Princess Diary movies, but Sally Field’s role took you on an emotional roller coaster. And for that, the Oscar should go to Sally Field. 

Now it's your turn!
Tell us who you think will take home the Oscar. 
Submit your comments below. 

And, play along at home. 
Here's a printable ballot for ceremony night. 
Good luck!