2011 Oscar Nominees Luncheon
Darlings, a bunch of sweaty, nervous, grasping celebrities smiled through their teeth and pretended like they adore their competitors at the 83rd Academy Awards nominees luncheon held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Let’s see how they did.
We think we’ve figured out her problem vis a vis the red carpet: she’s tripped up by formal looks. It seems like every time we see her somewhere dressed in a sportier or more casual manner, she nails it. Put her in a gown, however, and she (and her stylist) makes one bad choice after another. In other words, for the first time in a long time, she looks adorable on the RC.
She’s been nailing her looks fairly consistently, but then again, she always was a good, if not particularly showy or overtly chic red carpet dresser. Just to continue our go-against-the-grain-ism as per the Oscars, we think she’s the one who should win Best Actress; not Natalie. We didn’t exactly love The Kids Are All Right, but there’s one silent, wordless shot in the film that secured her win, in our minds.
She looks cute here. Cute and age-appropriate.
We don’t mind the caps, Geoffrey, but do they have to be Huggy Bear-sized? There are more flattering ones out there, we assure you. And how does Colin manage to make the suit/dark shirt/no tie look chic? On a lesser man it would make him look like a bouncer at a nightclub, but Colin wears clothes so well he’d have to actively work at it to look bad. He’s our choice for Best Actor, by the way. The King’s Speech is a very formulaic film but his performance is amazing. You really can’t take your eyes off him.
She really toned down the cray cray. She stopped at just the right point. Had she toned it down any further no one would have recognized her. We can’t wait to see what kind of disaster she’s going to wear on Oscar night.
This may be an unpopular opinion but we wish he’d cut his hair and either trim or shave off the beard. He’s cultivated a look for himself, but he’s still a very good-looking man and we think this mountain man look ages him terribly. Besides, it’s run its course. Time to try a suave older man look, Jeff.
Thank you, Melissa Leo for bringing the crack to this low-key event. Afterwards, she’ll meet you on the Promenade Deck to arrange a shuffleboard tournament. In 1978.