The past year brought us more than a few memorable award-show moments, with the biggest names in music and movies being recognized for their work. From Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway's big Oscar wins to Justin Timberlake returning to the Grammys stage, the stars have had plenty of cute, candid snaps. George Clooney and Amy Poehler cozied up at the Golden Globes, Katy Perry gave Ellen DeGeneres an eyeful when they hit up the Grammys, and the world couldn't stop talking about Miley Cyrus's twerk-filled MTV VMAs performance with Robin Thicke. Meanwhile, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux made the Oscars party rounds with Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom, and Brad Pitt joined Angelina Jolie on the red carpet when she was recognized at the Governors Awards. Click through for those moments — and many, many more — from 2013's biggest award shows!
James Franco toasted Ahna O'Reilly at a dinner party held on a yacht last night in Cannes. The event, thrown by James and The Art of Elysium, honored the actress's impressive debut at the film festival. Ahna is starring in not one but two movies being presented at the cinematic celebration. She acts alongside James in his latest passion project, As I Lay Dying, and is also in town for the premiere of Fruitvale Station, which was one of the most talked-about films at Sundance earlier this year. That project saw Ahna reunite with her The Help costar, Octavia Spencer, who stopped by the soiree last night. Guests mingled on the deck — where James and Ahna were the center of attention — over Champagne and dinner as the sun set on the South of France.
James and Ahna dated for several years before parting ways in 2011, then recently reunited professionally for their latest film. Last night, they shared a hug as James arrived before catching up with the creative crowd in attendance. It was a relaxed evening for the pair, who are preparing to unveil As I Lay Dying tonight at its Cannes premiere. The movie is an adaptation of William Faulkner's most acclaimed novel and marks James's feature-length directorial debut. It's one of 17 movies from around the world in competition at the festival, which continues throughout the week.
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!
Gwyneth Paltrow, Viola Davis, and Selena Gomez were among those who stepped out for last night's Women in Film pre-Oscar event held at Cecconi's restaurant in LA with the support of MAC and Perrier-Jouët. Wearing a deep-V-necked Boy. by Band of Outsiders jumpsuit, Gwyneth, who's a presenter at tomorrow's show, made the rounds with her mother Blythe Danner. Viola had her The Help costars Jessica Chastain, in Elie Saab, and Octavia Spencer on hand to let off steam before tomorrow's Academy Awards. All three women are in the running for statues thanks to their work in the movie — make sure to fill out your Oscars ballot with your winner predictions and enter to win an iPad! Shailene Woodley, in the midst of an awesome award season thanks to her movie The Descendants, also made the rounds, along with Tibi-clad Vanessa Hudgens, and many more. We'll be LIVE on the red carpet at tomorrow's show, so make sure to come back to PopSugar at 5:30 p.m. EST/2:30 p.m. PST to see all the action.
Emma Stone, Viola Davis, and Octavia Spencer headed to the Beverly Hills Hotel for Essence magazine's annual Black Women in Hollywood luncheon yesterday. The ladies of The Help also had costar Ahna O'Reilly on hand. Viola wore a dress by Victoria Beckham and Emma followed with her own neutral look by Elie Saab. Essence's current cover girl, Kerry Washington, joined the ladies in Cushnie Et Ochs and bright heels while her fellow Women in Hollywood honoree Paula Patton donned Marchesa. Octavia chose one of her red-carpet favorites, Tadashi Shoji, for the special event, which included a Whitney Houston tribute performance by Jordin Sparks.
It's been an exciting award season for The Help so far and Emma, Viola, Octavia, and Ahna will continue the fun at this Sunday's Oscars. In addition to individual nominations for Octavia, Viola, and Jessica Chastain, The Help is up for best picture. We'll be LIVE at the Oscars starting at 5:30 p.m. EST/2:30 p.m. PST so make sure to tune in for all the action!
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.
London's Royal Opera House was buzzing with stars as the BAFTAs kicked off last night. Brad Pitt popped up on the UK red carpet after attending the Berlin Film Festival premiere of In the Land of Blood and Honey with Angelina Jolie on Saturday. He was up for best actor, as was his pal George Clooney, who mingled with Colin Firth and his wife, Livia Giuggioli, on their way into the show. Presenter Penelope Cruz got glamorous in red while nominees Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, and Meryl Streep followed suit in gorgeous gowns. Michael Fassbender was back in front of the cameras following a win at yesterday's Irish Film and Television Awards in Dublin. Other guys to suit up for the event included Jon Hamm, Jonah Hill, Gary Oldman, and Jean Dujardin. Chris Hemsworth, who is up for the rising star award, also went with black-tie and posed alongside his pregnant wife, Elsa Pataky. What did you think of all the BAFTA red-carpet looks?
Brad, who wore a coat by Dolce & Gabbana over his tuxedo, didn't end up taking home BAFTA gold, since The Artist's Jean Dujardin was declared best actor. Meryl Streep added to her trophy collection with a best actress accolade for The Iron Lady. Octavia Spencer from The Help won best supporting actress, and the corresponding male honor went to Christopher Plummer for Beginners. The Artist also won best picture and best director. Whether they won or lost, many celebs were in a happy mood following the show. Meryl, Octavia, Chris, Elsa, and more went to the official afterparty, and the Weinstein Company hosted another of their famous bashes.
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!
Award season saw another glamorous night with the Screen Actors Guild Awards in LA this evening. Stars from both the big and small screens brought even more great looks with plenty of ladies stepping out in neutrals. Presenter Zoe Saldana glowed in a white Givenchy Couture gown straight from the Paris runways while Bridesmaids' Kristen Wiig chose a Balenciaga halter. Viola Davis, who won best actress and best picture for The Help, got gorgeous in a strapless Marchesa and her winning costar Octavia Spencer donned Tadashi Shoji. The Good Wife's Julianna Margulies wore a custom beaded Calvin Klein Collection as she arrived on the arm of her husband Keith Lieberthal.
There were a few fun pops of color this evening, including a group that matched the carpet in red. Best actress nominee Michelle Williams looked sweet in a lace Valentino gown and Lanvin clutch and Kyra Sedgwick showed skin in a cutout Pucci that displayed her rib tattoo of her family's initials. Modern Family's Sofia Vergara continued her sexy streak in a strapless pink Marchesa dress and Lorraine Schwartz jewels, which were front and center when she took the stage with her costars to accept the best TV comedy ensemble statue. Emily Blunt got bright in a green Oscar de la Renta next to husband John Krasinski, and The Help's Jessica Chastain went with a bold blue Calvin Klein.
Angelina Jolie led the pack of black looks in a slinky Jenny Packham gown and Ashlee Simpson followed suit in a sequin number by the same designer when she arrived with boyfriend and Boardwalk Empire nominee Vincent Piazza. Emma Stone mixed things up with a short McQueen and 30 Rock's Tina Fey went strapless in Versace. Melissa McCarthy, who was nominated for Bridesmaids, joined the dark-hued dresses in navy Badgley Mischka. There was so much exciting fashion and beauty on tonight's red carpet so be sure to vote on all of Fab and Bella's SAG Awards polls here!
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