“Dress has always been my Strongest Suit.” – Maggie’s Red Carpet 2016 Wrap-Up

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Another red carpet season with Maggie has come to an end. She’s spent the past month sorting through countless photos of every awards show in existence in order to determine her favorite (and most hated) looks of the season. What did she choose? Read on to find out! (Also, your moms are so proud of you, Marshmallow.) –Kim

FIVE BEST OF THE SEASON

Saoirse Ronan, Oscars

Looking back, Saoirse’s gown picks were a little uneven for me, but there’s no question: This is the best look from anyone all season. Everything about this works: the sparkling emerald-green (and whose heart doesn’t melt at the fact that she chose it to represent Ireland?), the classy and sexy silhouette, the perfectly tousled hair and low-key yet dramatic makeup, even the mismatched earrings. It wasn’t Saoirse’s year to win, but I think we know she’s a contender and she’ll be back.

Kate Bosworth, Golden Globes

I know, I’m like a raccoon, I can’t resist shiny things. But this dress! How does this pink beading with silver accents manage to look understated? I think Kate looks so lovely here and I know people use “old Hollywood glamour” to death, but this look is the epitome of that feeling to me.

Jennifer Garner, Oscars

Well, well, look who came to play. Jen only had one appearance this season and she certainly made it count. There are always so many black gowns on the red carpet, so they’re not always memorable and they don’t always stand out from the crowd, but this one. This one is flawless. You can see the interesting details in photos, it’s not flat, it’s sophisticated and flattering. She looks beautiful and completely at ease. Well done.

Krysten Ritter, Critics Choice Awards

THIS. IS. A. MOMENT. We didn’t cover the Critics Choice Awards (although maybe we should have, you’ll see several looks made it into this post), but Kim was watching and she texted me a picture of this dress “for future reference.” And looking over the season, it was an immediate lock for the Best list. I’ve loved Krysten Ritter for years (Veronica Mars, Apt. 23, anyone?) but I’ve never seen her look like a star before. She commands your attention in this (burgundy? Brown? Who cares what the color is, it’s gorgeous) gown that’s perfectly suited to her statuesque figure, raven hair and pale skin, and I think she styled it perfectly (the rare occasion I approve of no bold lip!). With Jessica Jones, she’s found the role she was always meant to play and I feel confident she has a long career, and many red carpets, ahead of her, which I couldn’t be happier about.

Alicia Vikander, Golden Globes

I know this look is divisive but I loved it on the night and I love it now. I think it’s just out of the box enough without going too far. It’s deceptively simple. The ruffles, the belt, the subtle stripes and the way the skirt moves. It all works for me. Easily my favorite white of the season (and there were A LOT of white gowns, seriously).

FIVE WORST OF THE SEASON

Brie Larson, SAG Awards

This remains one of the most significant bummers of my lifetime. I can’t find anything about this that I like, not even the glacier shade of blue. There’s just so much going on from the twists of fabric to the slash over the bust to the sparkle ties on the side to the slit and can we not even mention the orange luggage strap on the back? No, you’re right, we have to mention it because why. Just why. That’s all I want to know. WHY.

Kate Winslet, Oscars

During one of our many heated discussions about Kate’s style at HOF headquarters this season, Kim insisted that at this point in the game Kate would be choosing fit over flare. And I understood that about her early picks, bored though I was. But look at this, you guys. It makes her gorgeous figure just look… wide? I hate even typing that but this liquid metallic trash bag isn’t flattering, it does nothing for her. It’s just sad.

And you guys know I’m pro-eyeglasses at awards shows (so that, you know, people can see), but you have to straighten them before you walk out on stage. Kate, just like keep an eye on Reese, a real friend would have fixed them for you.

Jennifer Lawrence, Golden Globes

No, absolutely not. Okay, I mean, I like this shade of red. But that’s it. It’s kind of matronly, no? And believe me, it feels weird saying that about a dress with cutouts, but here we are, Dior, are you happy now?? I wish I could see it with her hair down (and maybe not quite that shade of blonde). And whoever tacked on that necklace needs a firm talking to.

Julianne Moore, SAG Awards

When she misses, she really misses. I fully hate this. I could have been convinced to get on board with the color but that fabric just looks so itchy to me and I hate the strap/bandeau/cutouts/weird trim of it all. Hard pass.

Rachel McAdams, Oscars

I don’t think this shade of green is doing her any favors, this (wrinkled!) fabric was a terrible choice, and it just looks cheap. Period.

You thought you could get me with a train, Rachel? Nice try, but I remain unmoved.

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“On Sundays, we wear white.” – Golden Globes Fashion 2016

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Everyone welcome back our fashion blogger, Maggie. (Also it’s her blogaversary with us, so throw some glitter at her. YAY SPARKLES.) Maggie will once again be your guide through the madness that is Red Carpet Season. What were her favorite looks from the Golden Globes? Read on to find out. –Kim

The Top Ten

Taraji P. Henson

Was there really any other choice for the top of our Best Dressed list? Taraji wasn’t the only star stunning in white last night, but she was the one having the most fun working her look. (God help the man who stepped on her train as she walked up to accept her award.) Hair and makeup game strong, and I think her earrings were the best of the night. You could see a little bit of the workings of the bodice, if that makes sense? But it’s impossible to focus on such a nitpick when the fiercest woman in the room is handing out cookies and declaring that she’s waited twenty years so no, she will not be played off, thank you very much.

Kirsten Dunst

Kiki is back, y’all, and I am here for it. This black number reminded me a little bit of Rosamund Pike’s monstrosity from last year in structure, but this look is much more successful — and flattering. I think she manages to look sophisticated while baring a fair amount of fair skin, and somehow what appears to be black velvet looks light and fresh.

Zendaya

I love this color on her and I can’t get over the tiers. The fabric is a touch stiff? But it works to maintain the killer shape. She looks lovely here and the Fashion Police better only have compliments this time around.

Maggie Gyllenhaal

I know. I KNOW. This is the best I’ve seen Maggie Gyllenhaal look in a long time. I think the print works beautifully, I love the shade of yellow (in a year of some truly dour yellows) and I’m a sucker for this shoulder detail.

Laverne Cox

I freely admit to being biased here, but just look at her. You know the expression “slay”? Well, I wrote in my notes “straight up murder,” that’s how great I think she looks. She is glam for days, and I think she managed to stand out even in the sea of white with trains. I did see a few wrinkles, but again. I’m biased.

Emmy Rossum

To me, this is the perfect red carpet look. Beautifully fitted, understated red gown. Flowing locks. NECKLACE. Red lip. Done.

Rachel McAdams

Another print! This one is the tiniest bit more couch-like to me, but I love the colors and I think she’s pulling it off. Bonus points for lipstick.

Jenna Dewan-Tatum

I love the beading, the neckline, and the shape of the skirt, which I much prefer to some of the more structured prom-y dresses I saw last night. Also pockets! And btw I know we all talk about the Dewan-Tatums as relationship goals, but why/how did she let Channing out of the house with his hair like that last night??

Kate Bosworth

I’m super particular about beading (foreshadowing) and I love what’s happening here. The pink is so beautiful and the pattern created with the silver just. I love it. I think she looks overall amazing here and I hope to see more of her on the red carpet.

Bonus shot from the back, mainly because this PICTURE is stunning.

Alicia Vikander

Okay, so I know this might be controversial, but I loved this. I thought it was just out of the box enough without going full apron or anything. It’s really flattering and it has a belt! What more do you want from me? I wasn’t sure what to expect from Alicia, but I was pretty sure she would do something less traditional and I, for one, am glad she did.

Also, lounging goals.

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“Don’t you think this is weird?” – SDCC 2015 Part I

The Hall H line is not for the weak.

The Hall H line is not for the weak.

Posted by Kim and Sage

Nothing can truly prepare you for San Diego Comic Con.  Sure, you can scour fan forums for advice and tips (the Friends of CCI forum is an INVALUABLE resource) and can spreadsheet the hell out of your plan for the con, but the only way you can actually understand the con is to just DO IT. And do it, we did.  SDCC is most definitely not for the weak.  It’s intense and exhausting.  It’s crowded as hell.  It’s ALSO the best time a nerd can ever have.  It’s a week full of feels, flails, friends, and fun.  We can’t wait to go back next year.

– Kim

Wednesday: Preview Night/Camping Out for Hall H

Camping spots in the first tent for Hall H = acquired.

Camping spots in the first tent for Hall H = acquired.

Kim: Much has been written about the “new” line culture of SDCC, especially when it comes to Hall H. Long time attendees claim it is ruining Comic Con while local news units find it “fascinating” that people are willing to campout overnight just to see their favorite celebrities.  (I’m amused that even after a decade of people camping out overnight, there are outlets STILL saying “look at the freaks!” as if this never happens.) Like it or not, overnight camping is here to stay until SDCC decides to do SOMETHING more than the wristband system to prevent it.  It’s as much a part of the con as those exclusive Hasbro toys are now.  Deal with it.

When it was announced that Doctor Who would be taking the stage along with Mockingjay Part II and the Alan Tudyk/Nathan Fillion webseries Con Man on Thursday, the first thing Sage and I did was thank our lucky stars that we had opted to fly in on Tuesday night as opposed to our original plan of Wednesday night. Whovians don’t mess around (this is the fandom that managed to crash movietickets.com after all) and when combined with fans of The Hunger Games, we knew that we would have to be in line Wednesday afternoon to have a chance at getting good seats.  Sure enough, while Sage and I were waiting for our delayed flight to take off (YAY DELTA), Twitter informed us that five Whovians were in line…a full 48 hours before anyone would set foot inside.  Initially, I freaked out, fearing that the line would snowball once people had realized it had started.  But when we landed in San Diego just before midnight, the reaction of Twitter was more “why are these people in line already?” as opposed to “OMG GO GET IN LINE NOW.” (SDCC Survival Tip #1: This shouldn’t shock you, but Twitter is most definitely your friend when it comes to line updates.)

The next morning, the line had grown to 30.  Sage and I had an amazing brunch at San Diego Favorite The Broken Yolk.  Enjoying her gigantic omelet two tables away?  Felicia Day.  We viewed it as a sign of great things to come.  Badge pick-up didn’t start till three, so we made our way through the Gaslamp District and walked around the convention center familiarizing ourselves with the lay of the land.  Everything was buzzing with excitement, even as several offsite installations were finishing up construction.  After a stop at Ralph’s to stock up on snacks for the weekend (SDCC Survival Tip #2: Good snacks are a MUST when faced with nothing but hot dogs and nachos in the convention center. Snacks like nuts, jerky, dried fruit, Cliff Bars, and Goldfish are essential. But allow yourself the occasional hotdog because you’re not at a con till you’ve had one.), we made our way back to the Hall H tents.  It was 12:30 and we were among the first 100 people in line.  Let the 21 hour campout begin.

With our lovely contributor Kayti Burt.

With our lovely contributor Kayti Burt.

How did we ever stand it?  Quite easily, actually.  The weather was gorgeous and we were sheltered from the sun by the tents.  We had our camping chairs that unfolded into full mats.  We had books and trashy magazines.  We had a line nemesis who hated Clara for us to roll our eyes at.  Most importantly, we had friends.  By mid-afternoon, we were joined by fellow New Yorker and press badge holder Whitney and our own Kayti Burt (as delightful in person as she is in her recaps). We also adopted the solo 13-year-old girl sitting in front of us because she was an adorable ginger and dressed in the Her Universe Thor dress.  In the middle of the afternoon, we were interviewed by a local news outlet about WHY we were in line so early.  “Don’t you think it’s weird that you’re doing this?” the reporter asked condescendingly.  Enough with the geek shaming, okay?  The reporter didn’t know what he was getting into when he directed those questions at Sage, who put him in his place like the precious unicorn that she is.  “No one says it’s weird when people camp out for playoff tickets or to see their favorite artist in concert.  Why is it weird that we’re camping out to see actors from our favorite television show? Doctor Who has a 50+ year history.  People care about it just as much as people care about their favorite football team.  If people think we are weird for doing this, then I’m sorry they don’t care about anything passionately or have anything in their lives that has brought them the kind of joy that Doctor Who has brought ours.”

Consider the mic dropped.

It should be noted that we have yet to find that interview ANYWHERE.

By early evening, Gallifrey One pal Jane, new friends Kate and Josh, and their little baby Annika had joined us.  Jane came bearing the all important sleeping bags, purchased for a mere ten bucks through her job. The sleeping bags proved to be essential, as it DOES get chilly at night.  (We later paid it forward by passing our sleeping bags off to a pair of Star Wars fans in line for Friday’s panel as we only needed them for the one night.  Con Karma is a real thing.)  The arrival of Jane and Company allowed those of us who had taken the early shift to leave the line and check out Preview Night activities.  Kayti headed to the pilot screenings in Ballroom 20, while Whitney, Sage, and I opted to hit the exhibit floor. Once inside, we learned that it was foolish to try to get in line for exclusives after the Hall had been open for a few hours.  We were lusting after a particular shirt at the BBC booth (shocker) and arrived at the booth to find the line capped.  We were told to “come back in 20 minutes” but here’s the problem with that.  No one would GO anywhere.  Unofficial lines to get in the official line would form, despite the security guard’s attempts to break them up.  The instant the official line would shift, the hangers-around would ruthlessly sprint to try to get to the line.  It was a mess…and a mess that was killing our Comic-Con buzz, so we gave it up for the day.  We went straight to the BBC booth when the Hall opened on Friday and managed to get our exclusives.  That’s SDCC survival tip #3.

Do you have a moment to talk about our Lord and Savior Peggy Carter?

Do you have a moment to talk about our Lord and Savior Peggy Carter?

The exhibit hall wasn’t a complete bust that night though.  We were able to familiarize ourselves with the room.  We walked through Artist Alley, which unlike NYCC where it’s kept totally separate, was right there in the main hall.  We scored AMAZING Peggy Carter prints for only 10 bucks which no less than 5 people stopped us later asking where to get them (leading us to feel like we were a new sect called Peggy’s Witnesses).  The artist who designed them was shocked that those prints were his best seller.  We weren’t.  Peggy Carter was the STAR of SDCC 2015 when it came to cosplay and all around fangirling.  No one should be surprised by the fact that attendees latched onto this bad ass character.  Females are strong as Hell, y’all.

Recharged, we made it back to the tents.  We ordered pizza and sent someone out for wine.  Like I said…the whole experience was delightful.  And around 10:30 PM, our labors were rewarded with “A” wristbands for the next day.

You're not hard core unless you live hard core.

You’re not hard-core unless you live hard-core.

SDCC’s new policy with the wristbands is that once you get them, you can either stay in line or go home and sleep as long as you are back by 7:30.  If someone in your group stays, you can go back to the same spot.  If your whole group leaves, you just have to go to the back of the line of ALL wristbands. We didn’t get in line ten hours ago for our health.  Naturally, we stayed, save for the people with the tiny human.  Annika may have been the coolest and calmest baby in the world, but she was still a baby and didn’t need to campout among the sand fleas (SDCC Survival Tip #4 OMG BRING BUGSPRAY).  Around midnight, there was a commotion at the front of the tents.  People started running towards the end of the chute…naturally we did too, barefoot and in pajamas.  What caused the commotion, you may ask? None other than one Peter Capaldi.  THAT’S RIGHT. Peter, who had been dining in the Gaslamp District, decided to come say hi to the Hall H line, because that’s the kind of person he is. There were no cameras. It wasn’t a publicity stunt. It was just Peter wanting to connect with the fans.  In my wildest dreams, I had hoped he would do this and my Doctor didn’t let me down. We weren’t able to get close enough to get selfies (ONE DAY) but we were still able to gaze upon him.  That was enough to fuel us through the rest of the night. We slept a solid four hours before I woke Sage up so we could run back to our apartment and shower (God bless my friend who took us in for the week…she lived a ten minute walk from the convention center).  Refreshed and not at all looking like we slept outside, we were back in line by 6:30 clutching gigantic coffees and fueled by adrenaline.  We were in the home stretch!

Modeling our fave looks from Jordan Dene!

Modeling our fave looks from Jordan Dene!

Line Friends about to be loaded in!

Line Friends about to be loaded in!

The line started moving around 9:15, with one line staffer cheerfully congratulating everyone saying, “THIS IS YOUR CON!”.  We were funneled through the chutes with security people giving us high fives as we were escorted into the hall.  “Welcome to Hall H!! You did it!” Yeah, we did. Words can’t describe the feeling of elation we had stepping into an empty hall and filing right up to the front.  Our reward for 21 hours of camping? Sixth row center.  I think the word you would use to describe us is BALLER. Let the first official day of programming begin!!

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X-Men: Days Of Future Past – A Comprehensive List Of All The Times We Overreacted

Everything is McFassy

Posted by Sage

After months of teasing us with the Ovary Crushing Press Junket of DoomX-Men: Days of Future Past hit theaters this past holiday weekend. And Kim and I dedicated our inaugural trip to Manhattan’s fanciest movie house for the second installment of this reboot. Reserved seats, cushy recliners, and a Coke Freestyle machine? What better way to settle in for 2+ hours of McFassy?

Though our theater was full, we didn’t experience any of the bad behavior we’ve come to expect from city audiences. Maybe it’s because everyone was so comfortably blissed out in their armchairs that they didn’t feel the need to fidget, text, or talk. But though our flails were perhaps more muted than usual, they were still there. You know we can’t resist a big summer sci-fi blockbuster with flirty men and powerful ladies. And so, here are all the parts of X-Men: Days of Future Past that made us go to pieces.

The future is bleak, but at least Ellen Page is there.

Kitty Pryde X-Men DOFP

The film kicks off with a vision of our dystopian future should Professor X’s plan not work out – the days of future present, if you will. It’s a chance to show off those terrifyingly adaptable Sentinels, introduce some new characters (Blink is EVERYTHING, as is Fan BingBing’s red carpet realness), and bring some mutants from the Ratner canon back into our lives. Iceman! Storm! Kitty Pryde!

In the comics, it’s Kitty Pryde who’s sent back to the past, not Logan. And though it’s worth discussing that choice, it’s not a shock that Wolverine would play the more significant role. The franchise has a lot of eggs in that basket. Still, Ellen Page is always fun to see, even when her part mostly consists of performing X-Reiki on Hugh Jackman’s comatose form.

Hugh Jackman wants you to know that he went to the gym. A lot.

X-Men Hugh Jackman Wolverine Shirtless

Logan wakes up in the ’70s next to a pretty young thing, and all we could do was fervently whisper, “Veins. VEINS.” I don’t know what Jackman does before these movies, but it looks like he’s inside out. Does that make sense? Anyway, he swings his legs to the floor and stands up – our fingers are crossed. The camera pans up to his shoulders. Disappointed sigh. And then: miraculously, magnanimously, a wide shot.

X-Men Wolverine Butt

It’s better when not a blurry iPhone bootleg, I swear. I’ll speak for Kim and say that the super-jacked are generally not our types. But one half-second butt shot and we both became Tina Belcher.

Tina Belcher Butt

And now a baby Hugh from Someone Like You, for scale. Don’t bother watching that movie. Just look at this gif. Trust me.

Hugh Jackman Someone Like You

Quicksilver and Jim Croce

QX-Men DOFP Quicksilver

Some Marvel crossover blah-be-de-blah business makes it possible for Quicksilver to appear in this movie and The Avengers: Age of Ultron. But after the character’s indelible debut in DOFP, the Avengers version has got his work cut out for him. Your move, Aaron Taylor Johnson.

Evan Peters can do a delightful cocky bastard smile; Quicksilver is a little shit. And his scenes offered some much-needed relief from the bleak opening sequence and the reveal of strung out, hopeless Charles. I applaud whoever came up with scoring Quicksilver’s Pentagon stunt with Jim Croce’s “Time in a Bottle” and all the various powerful people who let it through. That’s exactly the kind of cheeky joke that can either fall flat or take the scene from okay to unforgettable. Luckily, the gamble paid off. Totally delightful.

X-Men DOFP Pain in the Ass

Fassbender.

X-Men Magneto DOFP

What could Michael Fassbender possibly do if he weren’t an actor? Could he be a mailman? A taxi driver? The only other occupation that could possibly work out for someone this handsome is fireman. Now you’re picturing that. You are welcome.

Kim and I have already divided McFassy/Cherik up between us, just to speed things along. Fassy is hers, and I think everyone around us knew it based on the incomprehensible noises she’d make when he was on screen. Let’s also take a moment to appreciate his take on Magneto’s sense of spectacle. What a drama queen. I love him.

Michael Fassbender Smile

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Head Over Feels Live Blogs the SAG Awards

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Hello dear readers!  While Sage romps around London with the likes of Matt Smith, Billie Piper, and Hiddles, I am here in New York City lying on my couch in my sweatpants on a Saturday Night.  But it’s not just any Saturday Night! It’s SAG Awards night!  Join me at this space starting at 6 PM Eastern for the red carpet.  I’ll be blogging with Kelly of The TV Mouse (and ordering in Mexican food and making cheese dip), so open up a window with her site and join us for a night of snark and feels!

Where’s my wine?

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Kim Reacts to the Oscar Nominations

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Merry Christmas, Oscar Lovers!  Aside from a few lumps of coal in our stockings (Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, and the fact that Her didn’t get more nominations), I’ve got to say I’m pretty happy with this year’s nominations.  Being a student of awards season, even the “surprise” nominees didn’t really surprise me, as they were performances and movies that had still been discussed as possibilities.  Let’s dive right into the nominations, shall we?  I’ve covered all the major categories plus Best Song and Make-Up, cause even I could see the egregious snub in that one…

Best Picture
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Nebraska
Philomena
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

Ladies and Gents, we have a three-way horse race on our hands in American Hustle vs. Gravity vs. 12 Years a Slave.  All the other ones are just glad to be invited to the party.

But who wins?

In my mind, Best Picture needs to be one that can be looked back on 20 years from now and still be considered great and meaningful.  American Hustle is SUPER fun but really…is it best picture worthy?  Is it a monumental achievement in film making? No.  If it were to beat 12 Years a Slave (or to a lesser degree, Gravity) we would have a true Shakespeare in Love vs. Saving Private Ryan situation on our hands.  YES, 12 Years is brutal and tough to watch.  I’ve seen it once and I never want to see it again.  I would never BUY it.  But do I still think it deserves to win Best Picture?  Yes.  Yes, I do.  I think sometimes the Academy fears the difficult films that are harder to watch and instead embrace the films that are easy to swallow.  American Hustle is the lime slice you suck on to ease the burn of the tequila shot of 12 Years a Slave.

Come on, Academy.  Man up.  Just do the tequila shot straight up.

Best Actress
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

As I said on Facebook and Twitter this morning, I never thought that if Amy Adams got into the race that it would have been at the expense of Emma Thompson’s superb work in Saving Mr. Banks.  As it seemed that no one had affection for August: Osage County (which I can’t figure out for the life of me), I thought that Meryl would be the one who was bumped…despite the fact that had she not won for the stupid Iron Lady (NEVER FORGET VIOLA DAVIS) she would have been the frontrunner here.  I should know better than to ever doubt La Streep.  But…but…EMMA!  Who is going to walk out barefoot with a martini NOW?  Saving Mr. Banks got NO love, so I can’t imagine they’ll even invite her to present.  So now I am sad.

I don’t think there is any way Blanchett loses here, unless they FINALLY decide to reward Amy on her fifth nomination.  We’re getting close to a Kate Winslet situation here with her.  But really…Blanchett’s name has been on that statue since the day Blue Jasmine came out.

Best Actor
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

BUT TOM HANKS THOUGH.  THE BEST WORK HE’S DONE IN AT LEAST FIFTEEN YEARS.

We all knew this was a stacked field going in…so many worthy performances this year.  Given Leo’s history with the Academy though, I imagined he would be the one left out.  His performance in Wolf of Wall Street IS incredible though and I sincerely hope they use his mostly silent scene where he is stoned out of his MIND on quaaludes as his Oscar Clip.

However, Leo is not going to win, so I look forward to the new “Leo screams/cries internally” gifs that will pop up on Tumblr minutes after the winner is announced.

After a completely charming speech at the Globes, you have to figure this is Matthew McConaughey’s award to lose.  I have yet to see Dallas Buyers Club (this weekend I PROMISE), but I have heard nothing but good things.  He didn’t get the BAFTA nod though, so don’t count out Ejiofor.  Like I will say later, I feel like if 12 Years is going to win Best Picture it will HAVE to get an Acting Award somewhere.  So it’s a two-man race, unless Leo REALLY hits the campaign trail.

Robbed in this category? JOAQUIN PHOENIX for the greatest performance of his career in Her.  Perhaps the Academy has been unable to forget when he lost his marbles a few years ago.  Even though he got a nomination last year for a far lesser film than this one. Boo, I say.  BOO!

Best Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska

First of all: Barbara Weston is by NO MEANS a Supporting Character, so it is atrocious that Harvey campaigned her as such.  Yes, the Best Actress field was clearly crowded, but a lead is a lead is a lead.  Violet and Barbara were both leading roles at the Tonys.  I don’t understand the fear of campaigning 2 leads for one movie.  Both Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon got nominated for Thelma and Louise…though neither won.  However, this ranks among the best work Julia Roberts has ever done, so I am thrilled to see her recognized.

But let’s be honest, this race is between two women.  Lupita and JLaw.  We’ll see how the Critics Choice and SAGs go, but I have a hard time imagining that the Academy will give a 24-year-old back to back Academy Awards.  No matter HOW good she was in American Hustle.  And she was very very good.

My theory is such: If Matthew and Jared take the male awards for Dallas Buyers Club, they will want to reward 12 Years somewhere in the acting awards.  Lupita is a WORTHY winner.  She’s heartbreaking and she has the bonus Cinderella-esque acting story of this being her first major gig.  But then again, my theory could also be applied to American Hustle.  They may want to toss THAT ONE an acting award.  JLaw’s role as the unhinged wife is Oscar Catnip.

Basically I DON’T KNOW.  Though I will say this…whichever way this one goes, expect the winner’s respective movie to likely win Best Picture.

Also remember back in August when everyone said Oprah was going to walk away with that Supporting Actress Trophy?? HA!

Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Can anyone touch Jared Leto here?  I don’t think so.  He seems to be the surest of sure things, though if Fassy starts campaigning, he could be a threat.

Let’s discuss the fact that the kid from Superbad is now a Two Time Academy Award nominee.  Who’d have thought THAT would happen?

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Head Over Feels Live Blogs the 2014 Golden Globes

Amy Poehler Tina Fey dancing

Posted by Kim and Sage

Tina and Amy make their triumphant return to the Globes! Stick with us for all the fabulous gowns, huge upsets, and boozed-up celebrity antics of the drunkest award show of the season!

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