Patricia Arquette accepts the award for best actress in a supporting role for Boyhood at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
It was tempting to cheer Patricia Arquette on during her now-infamous Oscar acceptance speech on Sunday night.
“To every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights,” said the actress, who won for her role in Boyhood. “It is our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America.”
Meryl stood up. JLo stood up. These are women I very much want to stand up with.
But even as it still hung fresh in the air, even before we had time to parse the language, something was strange about that statement. Arquette seemed to leave out an awful lot of women who perhaps need more help asserting their rights than millionaire movie stars.
And if there was any doubt about the inclusivity — or lack thereof — of Arquette’s statement, she sealed the deal backstage. Read more »
My assistant editor and I chatted about the Oscars fashion this morning over coffee. Our main takeaway from this awards season? One big fat yawn.
There was nothing truly remarkable that stood out at the Oscars. Sure, the massive pink cloud Rihanna wore to the Grammys was divisive, but it was, at the very least, a look. This year, the Oscars were very nude, very tight and very boring. No one really knocked it out of the park, and no one failed tremendously. (Also, where were the rest of the movie stars? Clooney? Jennifer Lawrence? Angelina?) Still, there were some small standouts in an otherwise lackluster field.
See our best and worst here.
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J.K. Simmons, we hate to admit it, but Bradley Cooper one-upped you last night. While you were imploring the Oscar audience to call their moms, local boy Cooper was already sitting right next to his mom, who just happens to be his usual awards-show date.
His mom, local resident Gloria Cooper, looked stunning in a black and teal embellished gown, which she complemented with a smattering of sparkly accessories. Of the baubles, her gorgeous statement earrings were a recent buy from Abington boutique Artware. Yep, that means you can go buy a pair for yourself. Read more »
Neil Patrick Harris and Anna Kendrick during the Oscar’s opening number.
Neil Patrick Harris: I love you, but you were just dreadful last evening, despite your brief stint (no pun intended) in your underwear. Patricia Arquette totally rocked out major girl power. Gaga wore strange red gloves and then surprised the hell out of people later when she totally nailed an entire medley from The Sound of Music. People were uncontrollably bored as a whole. That essentially captures the highlights of last evening’s Academy Awards ceremony, which dragged on and on and on and on. The show finally came to life during a rousing performance of “Glory” by John Legend and Common during the last hour of the night, and the aforementioned Gaga number. Here, to save you the trouble of watching the first two and a half hours of the show on your DVR before things got really good, are our picks for the good, the bad, and the ugly of the night. Read more »
This Sunday, February 22nd, Philadelphia is rolling out the red carpet for those of us not fortunate enough to attend the Academy Awards in Los Angeles. We’ve rounded up several local venues hosting Oscar-viewing parties so your experience watching the ceremony on Eastern Standard Time feels at least somewhat like the real thing.
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Oscar nominees Julianne Moore and Marion Cotillard have films opening in Philly this weekend. Who deserves the golden statue for Best Actress?
Every year, Academy Award nominations produce at least one “group of death” involving a hyper-competitive category with many worthy candidates. Arguably, one of the toughest this year is in the Best Actress tilt, which offers up perennial populist fave Reese Witherspoon (Wild), audacious Brit Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), and relative newcomer Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl). But the two early frontrunners are clearly French actress extraordinaire Marion Cotillard, for her role as a wounded, suffering wife and mother in the Dardenne Brothers brilliant Two Days, One Night; and longtime indie darling Julianne Moore, who plays the titular character battling early-onset Alzheimer’s in Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s Still Alice. The two women give absolutely scintillating performances the films, both of which open in Philly this weekend. They’re so good in their respective roles, it’s difficult to imagine either of them losing out on a statue, so how do we break it down? Let’s go to the tale of the tape!
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After being snubbed by the SAGs and Golden Globes, Bradley Cooper finally gets his day in the sun. The Academy Award nominations were announced this morning, and the Jenkintown native scored a nod for Best Actor for American Sniper.
The film, which is opening this weekend with an expected $50 million-plus box office, got five other nominations, including the coveted Best Picture. See the full list below, courtesy of Washington Post:
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- Matthew McConaughey released a t-shirt to commemorate his Oscar win. The slogan: “Alright, alright, alright.” The shirts are part of McConaughey’s JKL menswear line (did you know he had one of those?), but looks like they’re all sold out already at Dillards. Sigh. [E! Online]
- Forget Birchbox’s beauty samples. There’s now the Cocksman Club, a startup that’s a subscription-based condom delivery service. Hm. [Betabeat]
- The latest in nail art? Cuticle tattoos. (And they’re actually pretty awesome.) [Style]
More fashion crazy coming right up.
TMZ reports that Bradley Cooper — not Ellen — actually owns the most famous selfie in the world:
Here’s the way it works … the person who owns the now-famous photo is the person who actually took it … NOT the person who owns the camera or organized the shoot. … So unless Bradley signed his rights away to the Academy, he’s the copyright owner. Any use of the pic without his permission is a violation of the copyright.
Oops. Should I have emailed him before using it above?
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The third annual Oscar Viewing Party took place at the Ritz-Carlton on March 2nd. Guests donned their finest gowns and suits (some even wore black tie) to enjoy a pre-party before the screening of the famed awards show. They enjoyed a complimentary happy hour featuring Peroni beer and Casamigos Tequila cocktails, as well as light bites and desserts from the 10 Arts bistro.
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