That's a wrap! Sunday's star-studded Oscars brought the end of an exciting award season filled with winning moments, sweet snaps, and lots of red carpet fashion. The Golden Globes and SAG Awards also brought a mixture of film and TV heavy hitters. There have been many other chances for actors, directors, and more to dress up and celebrate 2011's best films, shows, producers, and more. Click through to see some of our favorite moments from the past two months of shows, parties, and events!
The ladies of The Help have had an exciting award season run over the past two months. They've picked up honors from the Palm Springs International Film Festival, AFI Awards, Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and more. The winning may continue at this weekend's Oscars, where the movie is nominated for best picture and Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer as well as Jessica Chastain are recognized in the acting categories.
As we gear up for the Academy's big night on Sunday, take a look at The Help's awesome season so far and make sure to fill out BuzzSugar's Oscars ballot for a chance to win an iPad 2 and a Prada case!
The NAACP Image Awards rolled out the red carpet at LA's Shrine Auditorium last night to honor stars from TV, film, and music. The Help continued their award season winning streak by adding three new trophies to their growing collection. The film took the evening's top honors with a win in the outstanding motion picture category, while actresses Viola Davis, in a daring Herve L. Leroux gown, and Octavia Spencer respectively took home statues for best actress and best supporting actress — check out the entire list of 2012 NAACP Image Award winners!
Fresh off his hosting gig at last weekend's Grammy Awards, LL Cool J was recognized with the award for best actor in a drama series for his role on NCIS: Los Angeles, while Southland's Regina King was presented with the best actress trophy. Hosts Sanaa Lathan and actor Anthony Mackie were in charge of keeping the star-studded audience excited and entertained, though it was performances by Jennifer Hudson, Ne-Yo, and Lenny Kravitz that really got the crowd on their feet. The night also paid respects to the late Don Cornelius and culminated with a touching tribute to Whitney House performed gospel singer Yolanda Adams.
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 ladies — and gentlemen — from The Help convened in LA last night for their big premiere. Emma Stone wore Chanel to pose on the red carpet, telling us all about how proud she was to have worked with a great group of women. She was joined before the screening by her Kate Spade-clad costar Bryce Dallas Howard and Jessica Chastain in Oscar de la Renta, Allison Janney in Dolce & Gabbana, and Viola Davis in Escada. Kathryn Stockett, who wrote the book on which the film is based, joined in for a group photo alongside other actresses like Ahna O'Reilly, Mary Steenburgen, Octavia Spencer, and Sissy Spacek. Producer Nate Berkus ventured out as well, saying he made sure the set featured authentic '60s details. Reviews of The Help call out the amazing performances from the film's leads, Viola and Octavia in particular. The ladies moved together to the afterparty where Emma Stone chowed down on Southern dishes like fried chicken, pecan cupcakes, and sweet tea. Stay tuned to today's PopSugar Rush for more details on Emma's big night!
Emma Stone stepped out in Brian Atwood stilettos and a beaded Chanel outfit for tonight's Beverly Hills premiere of The Help. Emma was joined on the red carpet by the entire cast of ladies, producer Nate Berkus, writer Kathryn Stockett, and director Tate Taylor. The film, based on Stockett's best-selling novel, takes place in the South and all of the stars couldn't stop raving about their wonderful time on and off the set tasting Mississippi's finest delicacies. Allison Janney and Viola Davis, who share most of their screen time with Emma's character, joked about bonding with Emma over pieces of pie and good old Southern cooking. Mom-to-be, Bryce Dallas Howard was also on hand for tonight's fete, and dished about developing a Southern accent for the role and what she's doing to prep for her second child.
It's been a busy month for the entire ensemble. Emma kicked things off last week in NYC, where she talked to David Letterman about her "boozeless" visit to the White House with costar Octavia Spencer. She then returned to LA over the weekend to present Taylor Swift with a neon surfboard at the Teen Choice Awards. Emma was drawn to the project as a fan of the novel, and said she's really proud to be part of a project with such a strong group of women, much like her mother and grandmother — stay tuned for more of what Emma, Viola, and the rest of the cast had to say in tomorrow's PopSugar Rush.
With Memorial Day weekend creeping up on us, we're rolling out the final segment in our Summer movie previews. We've already gone over action flicks and comedies, but there's more to look forward to than just jokes and explosions. As the grand finale, check out our picks for love stories and dramas.
As if there was any doubt, the trailer for The Help makes it clear that the film is a bona fide chick flick. Set in 1960s Mississippi, Emma Stone stars as Skeeter, a recent college grad who returns home and takes a job working for a newspaper. When she's asked to choose a topic that "disturbs her", she asks to interview her friend's housekeeper, Aibileen (Viola Davis). The more Skeeter learns about the life of the hired help, the bigger her project becomes. Meanwhile, she clashes with her friend Hilly (Bryce Dallas Howard), who has a very different view of how housekeepers should be treated.
The film tackles issues of class and racial segregation, but is delivered in a frothy, purple-and-yellow package. I was expecting more from the trailer considering the novel's popularity, though perhaps this is a case where the preview doesn't do justice to the finished product. At the very least, it's fun to see all the '60s-style costumes and sets. See for yourself and tell us what you think when you read more
Emma Stone took the stage at CinemaCon in Las Vegas yesterday, wearing a fun, polka-dot Lanvin dress and platform pumps. The new Glamour cover girl was on hand to help hype her upcoming film, The Help, along with her castmates Bryce Dallas Howard, Viola Davis, and Octavia Spencer. Emma was busy shooting the film adaptation of the best-selling book in LA just last month. The actress headed into the project soon after wrapping up work on yet another highly anticipated movie, The Amazing Spider-Man, and making a quick trip to Fall Fashion Week in Paris. Fans will have to wait until 2012 to see Emma play Gwen Stacey to Andrew Garfield's Spidey, but she'll be a familiar face in theaters this Summer when The Help and her Friends With Benefits, which costars Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake, both hit the big screen.