The Beverly Hilton was host to many of this year's Oscar nominees at a luncheon thrown by the Academy in LA today. Brad Pitt started his morning with an appearance on CBS before meeting up with pal George Clooney and Moneyball costar Jonah Hill for the afternoon. Best actress nominee Michelle Williams wore a quirky Victoria Beckham dress for the occasion, though she admitted she's still on the hunt for an Oscars red-carpet gown, while Viola Davis stepped out in hot pink. Bridesmaids's Melissa McCarthy posed in front of a golden Oscar statue as did Rooney Mara, who wore simple black and white and talked about the racy piercings she got for her The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo character. Octavia Spencer, Jean Dujardin, Meryl Streep, and others came out to be honored and chat about being recognized by the Academy. Make sure to check out the best quotes from the Oscars luncheon to see what Brad, George, Michelle, and others had to say.
The Help's Win, Love For 30 Rock and Modern Family, a Scorsese Drinking Game — Highlights From the SAG Awards!
Michelle Williams was the first presenter at this evening's SAG Awards, handing the outstanding supporting actor statue to Christopher Plummer from Beginners. Octavia Spencer took home the corresponding statue for her work in The Help.
On the TV end, Alec Baldwin squealed with delight when he was named best actor in a comedic series, and an especially stunned Betty White, from Hot in Cleveland, dedicated her prize to her leading ladies Wendie Malick, Valerie Bertinelli, and Jane Leeves. The child actors from Modern Family, Ariel Winter, Rico Rodriguez, and Nolan Gould, got a chance to take the podium when their series won outstanding cast in a comedy. Miniseries accolades went to two absent stars, Kate Winslet for Mildred Pierce and Paul Giamatti for Too Big to Fail.
Bridesmaids' Maya Rudolph, Kristin Wiig, and Melissa McCarthy brought some comedic relief when onstage introducing their film as a contender in the best ensemble category. The trio came to the stage armed with vodka, beer, and champagne, and introduced a drinking game based around the word "Scorsese." Jessica Lange then followed up on her Golden Globes win with another victory in the category of best dramatic actress on a TV series for American Horror Story. Steve Buscemi won an Actor for his leading role on HBO's Boardwalk Empire. TV ensemble in a drama honors went to Steve's whole cast, giving him an additional opportunity to invoke his producer Martin Scorsese's name as an excuse for a drink.
There was a slight upset in the best actor in a film category — The Artist's Jean Dujardin beat out Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Demián Bichir, and George Clooney. Viola Davis claimed the best female actor in a motion picture for The Help, and beamed from the stage in her Marchesa gown. Further acclaim went to the cast of Viola's movie, with their Actor statues being handed off by none other than Brad Pitt. We've rounded up the full list of 2012 SAG Award winners, and make sure to check out all the action from celebrities on the SAGs red carpet!
It was all about the behind-the-scenes masterminds of film and television at last night's Directors Guild of America Awards in LA. The evening's top honors went to The Artist — check out all the DGA winners here — which further sets it apart as a front runner in the Oscar race. George Clooney stepped out to support The Descendants' Alexander Payne, though the leading man was without his red-carpet counterpart, Stacy Keibler. The two should be back together again this afternoon for the SAG Awards, however. Michelle Williams presented the documentary DGA Award to Project Nim, and she'll be back out in just a few hours for SAG. Michelle and George are both nominees going into that one and had more big news to celebrate this week when they each earned Oscar nods.
Jennifer Aniston was a nominee for her work on the Lifetime movie Five, and she did have her arm candy in the form of boyfriend Justin Theroux. Jennifer and Justin apparently snuggled close during dinner and slipped out to a private afterparty to finish their date night.
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The 2012 Golden Globe Awards were an affair to remember. The action got started Sunday with a fashionable red carpet and continued inside with a star-studded dinner, but the fun didn't stop when the show wrapped. There were afterparties thrown by InStyle, the Weinstein Company, HBO, and more with Rachel Zoe, Cameron Diaz, Miranda Kerr, and others coming out to celebrate with the evening's big winners. We've rounded up all the best pictures from the night in one spot so click through to see everything from the Golden Globes!
Michelle Williams showed some skin in lingerie for the Feb. cover of GQ — see all the Michelle Williams in GQ pictures. The actress is fresh off a big win at Sunday's Golden Globes, where she won best actress in a comedy or musical for My Week With Marilyn. She toasted her new statue at The Weinstein Company's afterparty, but was spotted at LAX yesterday afternoon ready to take off for her next adventure. She opened up to the magazine recently about her experiences channeling Marilyn Monroe. Things also got more personal, as Michelle spoke about Heath Ledger, their first meeting, and more. She told GQ:
- On why she and Heath were drawn together: "There's an answer that I know, but I don't want to say . . . Our initial meeting, the circumstances of how we first met, were cosmic or something . . . Yeah, a lot of things happened at once. It's a bit like: we had a lot of things to do because we didn't have a lot of time, or something."
- On dealing with his death: "Moments that were strung like beads on a thread . . . and they were very far apart from each other. I mean, it sounds so silly, but a just-right cup of tea. I spent a lot of time taking baths. A lot of tea and baths — double warm."
- On giving up the idea of giving Matilda a close sibling: "I really wanted, and I really expected or imagined, that Matilda would have siblings that were close to her age. I wanted that for her. But I couldn't make that happen. And now that she's six, that isn't even a possibility anymore. So something that was making me feel impatient, that's been removed. For whatever reason, that's not our luck, or our path."
Michelle Williams clutched her best actress in a comedy or musical Golden Globe for My Week With Marilyn en route to the Weinstein Company's afterparty last night. She posed on the carpet withouth her best friend and date, Busy Philipps. The girls met up inside, though, and Busy later tweeted her happiness for Michelle. Busy wrote, "That was genuinely one of the most fun nights ever. So incredibly proud of my best friend!" Harvey Weinstein got shout-outs in mutiple acceptance speeches last night, being alternatively referred to as "the punisher," or in a memorable quip from Meryl Streep, as "God." Meryl was another winner who turned out for the company's event. She took home the best actress in a drama honor for The Iron Lady.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who's a close friend of Harvey's, caught up with his wife, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman. Jason Statham, Rosie's boyfriend, was also there to share champagne with guys like Rob Lowe, Alexander Skarsgard, and Gerard Butler. Lots of stars and friends-of-the-famous rolled through the bash, including Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and a Beverly Hills housewife. Nominees like Octavia Spencer, Downton Abbey's Elizabeth McGovern, and winner Kelsey Grammer also stopped by — click through to see all the pictures!
While the stage at last night's Critics' Choice Awards saw many memorable moments, and there was plenty of excitement in the audience as well. Dustin Hoffman congratulated George Clooney on his big win and Leonardo DiCaprio snapped a cute picture of himself. Charlize Theron and her Young Adult writer Diablo Cody got together to chat while The Help's Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, and Ahna O'Reilly shared a laugh. Click through for all the candid convos inside the show!
The Critics' Choice Awards took place in LA tonight and recognized actors, actresses, and films released over the past 12 months. George Clooney took home the top honor of best actor, beating out friends Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling. He was joined at the event by his girlfriend Stacy Keibler and thanked his fellow The Descendants castmates during his heartfelt acceptance speech. The Help was recognized for outstanding ensemble cast with Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer each going home with an individual nod for best actress and best supporting actress respectively.
Leonardo DiCaprio took the stage to honor his mentor and film director Martin Scorsese with the Music + Film award and Bob Dylan also paid tribute to Scorsese with a song. Leo brought along his dad George to the dinner, while the actor's girlfriend Erin Heatherton is currently shooting the upcoming Victoria's Secret Summer catalog. The Artist was the biggest winner of the evening with four awards. Ryan Gosling missed out on the celebratory event, however, his suspenseful flick Drive was crowned best action movie while Bridesmaids won best comedy and Rango earned the title of best animated film — check out the entire list of Critics' Choice Awards winners! The awards season is just getting started and don't forget we'll be covering the Golden Globes on Sunday so stay tuned for more fashion, news, and interviews from Hollywood!
The Critics' Choice Awards brought a fun mix of color and drama to the carpet in LA tonight. Emma Stone, who joined her The Help costars in accepting the best ensemble cast award, continued her green streak with a printed Jason Wu gown while nominee Elizabeth Olsen also went bright in yellow Pucci. Presenter Diane Kruger mixed things up in Prada, and Busy Philipps was back in front of the cameras in hot pink after also attending yesterday's People's Choice Awards. Best actress winner Viola Davis wowed in a glamorous red look from Raoul.
There was a fair share of black on the gray carpet including Kirsten Dunst's short, flirty Dior and Charlize Theron's ruffled Azzedine Alaïa. Evan Rachel Wood, who was nominated for best acting ensemble in The Ides of March, chose a strapless Valentino while The Help's Octavia Spencer went with a black LBD and strappy heels. Melissa McCarthy took the stage in a navy sequined number when she and the Bridesmaids cast won for best comedy.
Bright neutrals made an appearance this evening as well with best actress nominee Michelle Williams hitting the carpet in a Chanel gown and presenter Mindy Kaling donning a simple asymmetrical dress. Stacy Keibler arrived on the arm of boyfriend George Clooney in a dramatic white Giorgio Armani gown and Marchesa clutch. Rounding out all the lovely looks was The Descendants's Shailene Woodley in a slinky silver Calvin Klein. There was so much amazing fashion and beauty at tonight's show, so make sure to weigh in on your favorites in Fab and Bella's polls!
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Michelle Williams hit the Critics' Choice Awards carpet tonight wearing a chic black and white floor-length Chanel and was escorted by her best friend, Busy Philipps. It's the second night in a row the ladies are hitting the party and award show circuit following a late night out at a Weinstein party thrown in Michelle's honor. Michelle is nominated in the category of best actress for her work in My Week With Marilyn. Busy is sticking by her best friend during the 2012 award season and she even joked that she might not be invited to future award shows if Michelle doesn't take home a win tonight or at Sunday's Golden Globe ceremony. There are tons of lovely ladies arriving at the Critics' Choice Awards, so make sure to vote on all of Fab and Bella's fashion and beauty polls!