Aaaaand now … Oscar shocks and scandals, best & worst of the red carpet and more …
Best & worst red carpet looks
Worst: Ah, Helena Bonham Carter, what would we do without you?
Best: there was plenty of for and against chat about Jennifer Lawrence‘s Dior frock, but I loved it. So regal!
Helen Hunt’s chain store frock
Helen Hunt walked the red carpet in a midnight blue and satin strapless H&M gown. H&M, for those not familiar with the label, is – to quote Wikipedia – a Swedish multinational retail-clothing company, known for its fast-fashion clothing.
But she made up for it by accessorising with $700,000 worth of jewellery from Martin Katz, including a diamond brooch to the back of her dress, necklace and bracelets.
Fashionistas haven’t been so shocked since Sharon Stone arrived at the 1996 Academy Awards in a Gap turtleneck.
Kristen’s crutches on the carpet
Kristen Stewart‘s makeup artist, Beau Nelson, revealed to People magazine that the actress “cut the ball of her foot, quite severely, on glass two days ago.” She was forced to hobble up the red carpet, but managed to lose the crutches for a few minutes to pose for the cameras.
My least favourite host EVER
Seth MacFarlane … who is he exactly? That was the first of my problems with him hosting the Oscars. My next was that he was sexist and NOT FUNNY.
His 6 worst lines:
1. His whole opening song “We saw your boobs”. Vulture noted: “As a fun game, count how many actresses he mentions in this song who are portraying rape victims.” (Mind you, Tommy Lee Jones told a reporter Seth was “hilarious.” His favorite part? “I Saw Your Boobs.”)
2. “Our next two presenters, at least one is honest about being a former exotic dancer. Please welcome Channing Tatum and Jennifer Aniston.”
3. “This man has gone from starring in “Gigli” to becoming one of the most respected filmmakers of this generation. I feel like we’re six months away from having to call him le Benjamin Affleck. I thought we’d cut this joke but really, want to do it? First time I saw him with all that dark facial hair I thought, my god, the Kardashians have finally made the jump to film.”
4. “This is the story of a man fighting to get back his woman who has been subjected to unthinkable violence or as Chris Brown and Rihanna call it, a date movie. Oh. Oh, no. No, that’s what we were afraid he would do.”
5. “So let me just address those of you up for an award, so you got nominated for an oscar, something a 9-year-old could do! She’s adorable, Quvenzhane. She said to me backstage. “I really hope I don’t lose to that old lady, Jennifer Lawrence.” To give you an idea how young she is it’ll be 16 years before she’s too old for Clooney.”
6. “And how great was Jessica Chastain in “Zero Dark Thirty”? Yeah. Playing a woman who spends almost 12 years tracking Osama Bin Laden. Twelve years. The film was a triumph and also a celebration of every woman’s innate ability to never ever let anything go.”
Biggest shocks and shockers
A water pipe burst inside the Dolby Theater – venue for the Oscars – just before the opening curtain was pulled. It was reportedly caused by a blocked toilet.
Brandi Glanville‘s frock – which she designed herself under her Brand B fashion label – provided quite the eyeful. But I suppose when you’ve paid $11,500 to have your boobs enhanced you want to show them off. As to what she was doing at the Oscars in the first place …
Jennifer Lawrence tripped on the stairs when walking up to accept her award. When asked what went through her mind, she admitted afterwards: “A bad word. That starts with F.”
Jessica Chastain walked the red carpet just hours after after missing the funeral of her biological father. Her half-sisters attended a memorial service for Michael Monasterio to mourn him at a memorial service in Sacramento, California. Michael was estranged from his daughter, who publicly acknowledges her stepfather Michael Hastey as her father.
Was Renee Zellweger drunk at the Oscars? Watch this youTube clip and decide.
Who and what won
Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Best Animated Short Film: Paperman
Best Animated Feature Film: Brave
Achievement in Cinematography: Life of Pi, Claudio Miranda
Achievement in Visual Effects: Life of Pi
Achievement in Costume Design: Anna Karenina, Jacqueline Durran
Achievement in Makeup & Hairstyling: Les Miserables
Best Live-Action Short Film: Curfew
Best Documentary Short Subject: Inocente
Best Documentary Feature: Searching for a Sugar Man
Best Foreign-Language Film: Amour
Achievement in Sound Mixing: Les Miserables
Achievement in Sound Editing: Skyfall/Zero Dark Thirty
Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Achievement in Film Editing: Argo
Achievement in Production Direction: Lincoln
Original Score: Life of Pi, Mychael Danna
Original Song: “Skyfall,” Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth; Skyfall
Adapted Screenplay: Argo, Chris Terrio
Original Screenplay: Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino
Achievement in Directing: Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Best Motion Picture: Argo