Oscars

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BeckyBrandon Sun 24-Feb-13 14:53:13

Tempted to pull an all nighter and watch the oscars as I don't have work tomorrow. Is anyone else or am I a fool who will be sorely disappointed?

stickingattwo Tue 26-Feb-13 13:13:12

Love Jennifer Lawrence, even more so now that she tripped over her own feet on the way up! Shame Seth Mcfarlane was basically behaving like some creepy uncle at a wedding... they should've had Tina Fey & Amy Poehlr do the gig...

BeckAndCall Tue 26-Feb-13 09:32:47

That's a great interview from Jennifer Lawrence - she clearly doesn't take herself that seriously.

Just wanted to say that I didn't think the host made a sexual joke about the young girl - or about Clooney, tbh. I didn't see it had any sexual connotations at all. So it was about the age of his girlfriends but just mentioning 'girlfriend' doesn't make it sexual. In the same way as just talking about a partner, husband or wife is not having a conversation about sex - I think you're reading way too much into it.

CheerfulYank Mon 25-Feb-13 23:10:01

I lover her too, she always seems so real. smile

Love Jennifer Lawrence.

HazeltheMcWitch Mon 25-Feb-13 22:09:13

In case there's not enough J-Law love on this thread, looky www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7SFtdOjcUw&feature=player_embedded too

MechanicalTheatre Mon 25-Feb-13 22:07:09

I love Jennifer Lawrence, she's so cool.

BOF Mon 25-Feb-13 21:53:26

Oh I just LOVE her now for that- thanks for posting it grin

Lessthanaballpark Mon 25-Feb-13 20:03:41

Might have been posted already but this post-win press interview of Jennifer Lawrence is hilarious.

PuffPants Mon 25-Feb-13 17:43:26

Anyone seen the pics of them at the after parties? Most look better than they did at the ceremony.

But if you thought Anne Hathaway could only look better, you'd be wrong.

Can't link on phone but the DM sidebar of shame had it all...

CheerfulYank Mon 25-Feb-13 15:42:48

Oh really? I haven't actually heard it about her, I was just thinking that from things I've seen/heard about other actors when they were children.

She does seem like a very talented kid and she's been amazingly poised through the whole process.

BigSpork Mon 25-Feb-13 15:36:59

Personally, Cheerful Yank, I think Quvenzhané Wallis deserves far more credit. As seen in the video at the top of the page with a clearer gifset with captions here, the repeated talk of her not knowing what and it being mostly the director really do her a disservice and this talk has come up a lot more around Quvenzhané than it has around other young actresses.

Animation Mon 25-Feb-13 15:24:10

And that 'we can see your boobs' song was rubbish. Just not a funny guy - even when he tries to mimic Ricky Gervais mean parody type jokes. They came out wrong as well. He comes across as a bit of a twit.

CheerfulYank Mon 25-Feb-13 14:43:43

That's disgusting, but then I am no Seth McFarlane fan anyway. Ms Wallis seems lovely and adorable and as for being too old for puppy purses...wtaf. She's a baby!

I haven't seen Beasts but from clips she was fabulous. However it seems to me that a lot excellent film performances by young children (she was 5\6 during filming, right?) are down to a really, really good director. The kids have to have a certain amount of talent and innate poise of course, but it takes an amazing director to really coax it out of them.

Interesting, about Argo.

BOF Mon 25-Feb-13 14:28:03

Ooh great, thank you.

bunchamunchycrunchycarrots Mon 25-Feb-13 13:39:49

Sky Living, 10pm has highlights.

BOF Mon 25-Feb-13 13:25:46

Is there going to be a highlights show on one of the main channels, does anybody know?

HazeltheMcWitch Mon 25-Feb-13 13:08:28

(thanks BigSpork)

There's just no need for that though, is there? I know that humour pushes boundaries, but surely we can all agree that objectifying a 9 yo is just not ok. And to make it all the more dreadful, she was there, with her mum and sister. Are they meant to just sit there grinning, pretending it's all ok?

And the name thing. Ok, I C+P'd your spelling, but if you're PAID to report on the oscars, then surely you learn the names of those honoured. So ref QW, as well as the foreign names, there's just no reason to not be able to pronounce them.

And I LOVE the puppy bags. And I love that they were made by a friend and she pairs them with Armani! And she seems lovely too. Balls of Steel!

BeckyBrandon Mon 25-Feb-13 13:03:10

It was partially his vocal tone, but what he said was, to show how young she is, that it's be 16 years before she's too old for George Clooney. Yes Clooney is the butt of the joke, but he made a 9 year old girl a sexual object to make fun of him. It was disgusting.

Totally agree, I hate hate hate jokes like that, I don't get how anyone could find it funny.

BigSpork Mon 25-Feb-13 12:25:20

It was partially his vocal tone, but what he said was, to show how young she is, that it's be 16 years before she's too old for George Clooney. Yes Clooney is the butt of the joke, but he made a 9 year old girl a sexual object to make fun of him. It was disgusting.

On top all the name butchering by the press whose job it is know names and do quite well on the hard French (which her name is derived from)/German/Eastern European names. One reporter actually told her that she would just call her Annie (thankfully the little girl set her straight on that but shouldn't have too). And someone at the Onion thinking it was funny satire to call a little girl a cunt (the tweet was taken down later without apology due to mass write in that's still going on to have them apologise). And a lot of comments thrown her way that - at 9 - she's too old for her puppy bags that her mum's friend makes her, too ungrateful, too spoiled, and all this other stuff being thrown in public at a child, she gets sexual harassment thrown on top. As if her innocence doesn't matter like other child stars who've been through. The whole event and system around the event is messed up.

And that was just the worst of his jokes, he did a lot more that shouldn't have been done, but apparently he's "funny" so we're suppose to ignore it (according to him and people speaking for him).

SusanneLinder Mon 25-Feb-13 12:04:08

So pleased Argo won best Picture-great movie,thoroughly enjoyed it! Didnt get much publicity cos of Skyfall
jennifer Lawrence did well in Silver Linings, but I didn't rate the movie much.
Anne Hathaway-her part was great, but I didn't really like Les Mis, dont get the hype.
Life of Pi-cinematically beautiful,but the most pointless story ever, IMO.
Havent seen Django Unchained or Lincoln-hear they were good though

HazeltheMcWitch Mon 25-Feb-13 11:59:18

Fuck. Can't spell FROM either.

HazeltheMcWitch Mon 25-Feb-13 11:59:03

Copied spelling of QW form BigSpork, but seemingly I can't be trusted with the actual 8 letters of BS's name blush

HazeltheMcWitch Mon 25-Feb-13 11:58:09

Whaaaat????
What the hell was the joke about Quvenzhané Wallis (copied spelling from BgSpork) - I've not seen it mentioned in the 'news'.

FellatioNels0n Mon 25-Feb-13 11:49:05

in the run up, sorry - it's my bloody autocorrect again.

FellatioNels0n Mon 25-Feb-13 11:48:42

I am SOOOO delighted that Life of Pi did so well in the end. It was very mcuh overshadowed on the run-up by Lincoln and Les Mis, so I am doubly delighted that it triumphed against the odds.

Ang Lee is a worthy winner for Best Director, and the cinematography was utterly spectacular.

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