Emma Stone

Julep Maven

My San Fran friend, Lauren, the same one who turned me on to Birchbox, has introduced me to another monthly beauty subscription. I checked out the site, did a little additional research and signed up. I am now, officially, a Julep Maven.

Julep is the maker of high quality nail polishes and other manicure/pedicure essentials. Being a Julep Maven means receiving a box with over $40 worth of nail goodies each month specifically chosen based on your personal style. Before signing up, you take a style quiz filled with adorable celebrity pics and you’re asked to choose based on which style you would rock on a red carpet. Based on the results of your style quiz, Julep with select products, each month, for you to try before anyone else. Julep Mavens have first access to new products and also receive discounts on other purchases.

When I took the style quiz, my result was “It Girl”. This was based on my style choices and preferences that I share with gorgeous celebs like Zoey Deschanel, Michelle Williams and Emma Stone.

My first box will contain the 3 above pictured nail colors: Lily (fuchsia), Daisy (bright lemon yellow) and Sasha (cantaloupe melon).

I was hesitant to sign up at first because of the monthly $19.99 bill (which I think is a little steep for products that I don’t know if I’ll even like) but then I learned that I can cancel at anytime AND this month, when you sign up to become a Julep Maven, if you use the promo code MAVENINTRO when checking out, your order is only $0.01!! Yes, a penny. Even if i absolutely hate the quality, I can cancel and have only spent a penny!!

The other reason I decided to go ahead and become a Julep Maven is because each month, I (and other Julep Mavens) will receive an email describing each of the products being shipped to me in that month’s box. If I less than love what I am about to receive, I then have a grace period of 4 days in which I can select to receive a different box filled with different goodies, send my box to a friend instead, skip that month without being charged or (god forbid) cancel my subscription without being charged for that month or ever again. Ummm…. Hello? This is amazing. I wish all monthly beauty subscription boxes worked like this. (eh hem, Birchbox…)

From what I understand, the cancellation process is simple enough. You do have to call to unsubscribe but I’ve read that the customer service agents are friendly, non-judgmental and helpful in unsubscribing members.

I wasn’t lieing. $0.01!!! Can you believe it? Because I almost couldn’t. If you’re about to open a new window and sign up now, make sure to use promo code MAVENINTRO.

***(If you’re planning on waiting to sign up, don’t worry too much about missing out on the $0.01 offer because in my research, I found that just about every month there is an introductory code that will enable you to receive your first box for a penny. In march, I believe, it was MARCHINTRO… you get the picture. Just google search for the current promo code before signing up.)***

Check it out. Sign up. Let me know what you think if you are already a subscriber and let me know if you become one. I’d love to hear what you have to say about the products you have received/receive.

Julep Nail Polish & Nail Care

A very, VERY special thanks to Lauren who is always tipping me off to great beauty and fashion offers, subscriptions and ideas but mostly for always supporting me in my blogging endeavors. Although she and I have never been particularly close, she has shown far more support and loyalty to me and ginger-kate.com than my close friends and family ever have. So, Thank You, Lauren. Thank you so much! I wish I could say just how much it means to me when I find a supportive comment from you.

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2012 MTV Movie Awards

Last night, were the 2012 MTV Movie Awards.I didn’t watch them. … But I did DVR the event because I can’t help myself. Tonight, I fast-forwarded through a lot of the bs (who am I kidding? this whole show is bs. They (shamelessly) make up the categories every year to suit the nominees/winners.) but there were some cool moments that I didn’t skip through.

As usual, my favorite part of any award show is seeing what everyone wore. I’m honestly shocked at how many dumb bitches showed up on this red carpet in full-on gowns…

Russell Brand hosted the night’s events and, honestly, sucked. I usually LOVE him but he was so not funny and made way too many references to his divorce from Katy Perry. Awkward.

… He still looked delicious. … and I really don’t know why.

My Favorite Looks

My top 3 favorite looks also happen to be 3 of my favorite ladies in Hollywood: Emma Watson, Leighton Meester and Emma Stone.

1.) Jessica Biel – I love the Mod look. I think this dress looks a little heavy and also kind of bulky in the shoulders/armpit region.But I really do like this. 2.) Eva Amurri Martino – I love this simple white dress. Gorgeous. 3.) Victoria Justice – I LOVE this… I have no idea who the hell this chick is, but I like this summery number.

1.) Mila Kunis – I like this. I don’t love it. But I like it. 2.) Ellie Kemper – I really like this floral mini and the bright green clutch! Adorable! 3.) I may not like her, but I often like Kristen Stewart’s red carpet style. This pic shows her in heels, but she later switched to black converse and I like it better with the converse.

Ugh…

1.) Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton – Why are you here? 2.) Julianne Hough – I’m pretty convinced she had Ryan Seacrest hire someone who find out what Paris and Nicky would be wearing so she could match… whats with this weird mid-middrift cut-out trend? It looks stupid. 

1.) Kate Beckinsale, why does your dress, for a June event in the Northern Hemisphere, have a turtle-neck? Why? 2.) Crystal Reed – “That girl from that crappy Teen Wolf show on MTV…” This is f*cking stupid. Never walk a red carpet again. 3.) Lucy Hale – I just don’t like this. It’s gross. and it makes her look über stumpy.

 Elizabeth Banks and Josh Hutcherson did not represent The Hunger Games very well fashion wise… Everything about Elizabeth’s one-piece pants suit is every that is wrong with one-piece pants suits. (I don’t know if this is even one piece… just go with it.) And, I’m sorry Josh, is that a damn Members Only jacket?… cause it’s as ugly as one if it isn’t.

WTF is going on? …

Vanilla Ice? Brooke Hogan? JEAN CLAUDE VAN DAMME?

What. The-F*ck. Is. Going. On? …

Let’s look at some boys…

I love these guys. Workaholics is hysterical!!!

Chris Hemsworth… I do love a Hemsworth boy… so…uhhh…. perfect.

I just hope that if Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone ever end, god for bid, that he finds me and we get married and have little Garfield babies… that’s it.

AWESOME MOMENTS

Fun opened and were joined by Janelle Monae… and I’m pretty sure she only owns one outfit: her suit. Wiz Khalifa was awesome. I’m becoming quite the fan of Wiz.

Before being presented with his Generation (Lifetime Achievement) Award, Johnny Depp played guitar with The Black Keys! It was pretty damn sexy.

MTV created a whole new award this year. Groundbreaker Award. I’m not bothered by this because they, appropriately, presented the award to Emma Stone who was so gracious and adorable and teary-eyed.

I’m super stoked about the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man and the set behind Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield when presenting… something… looked amazing.

Most adorable couple EVER to walk the Earth. I love these two and I love them together. Can you two please get married and have lots and lots of babies and live happily ever after? Please?

When Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg took to the stage to present the award for “Best Dirtbag”… someone in the audience said something that was apparently “vulgar” to Mila. I’ve searched for answers and the only one I read claims that the audience member called Mila a “C#ntbag”… regardless of what was said, Mark stepped up and threatened to beat his ass… which was sexy.

Later, someone’s Mom pretended to knee some guy in the balls…

SURPRISE! Kristen Stewart can’t talk in front of a camera.

Gary Oldman… Gary FREAKING Oldman… yeah… Gary Oldman, Christian Bale and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Later joined by Christopher Nolan) showed a sneak-peek at Batman Dark Knight Rises… and I don’t think I blinked. I can not wait for this movie to come out.

Alright, I’m tired… here are the Nominees and Winners of the 2012 MTV Movie Awards.

Best Male Performance
Daniel Radcliffe, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”
Ryan Gosling, “Drive”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “50/50”
Josh Hutcherson, “The Hunger Games”
Channing Tatum, “The Vow”

Best Female Performance
Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hunger Games”
Kristin Wiig, “Bridesmaids”
Emma Stone, “Crazy, Stupid, Love”
Emma Watson, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”
Rooney Mara, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”

Best Comedic Performance
Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
Kristen Wiig, “Bridesmaids”
Zach Galifianakis, “The Hangover Part II”
Jonah Hill, “21 Jump Street”
Oliver Cooper, “Project X”

Breakthrough Performance
Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
Rooney Mara, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
Liam Hemsworth, “The Hunger Games”
Elle Fanning, “Super 8”
Shailene Woodley, “The Descendants”

Shailene was quite adorable when accepting this award.

Best Cast
“Bridesmaids”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”
“The Hunger Games”
“21 Jump Street”
“The Help”

Emma was so adorable and such a wonderful spokeswoman for the Harry Potter cast. She accepted on behalf of every single member of the huge HPDH2 cast.

Best On-Screen Transformation
Elizabeth Banks, “The Hunger Games”
Rooney Mara, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
Johnny Depp, “21 Jump Street”
Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn”
Colin Farrell, “Horrible Bosses”

I won’t lie… I was a little envious of Elizabeth Banks… when I first heard about the movie Magic Mike I thought it was clearly something I would not be the least interested in seeing… I was wrong.

Best Fight
Daniel Radcliffe vs. Ralph Fiennes, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”
Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson vs. Alexander Ludwig, “The Hunger Games”
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill vs. Kid Gang, “21 Jump Street”
Tom Hardy vs. Joel Edgerton, “Warrior”
Tom Cruise vs. Michelle Nyqvist, “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”

Best Kiss 
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, “Crazy, Stupid, Love”
Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”
Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, “The Hunger Games”
Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, “The Vow”
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”

Best Gut-Wrenching Performance 
“Bridesmaids” (Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McClendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper)
“The Help” (Bryce Dallas Howard)
“21 Jump Street” (Jonah Hill and Rob Riggle)
“Drive” (Ryan Gosling)
“Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” (Tom Cruise)

Best On-Screen Dirtbag 
Bryce Dallas Howard, “The Help”
Jon Hamm, “Bridesmaids”
Jennifer Aniston, “Horrible Bosses”
Colin Farrell, “Horrible Bosses”
Oliver Cooper, “Project X”

Best Music 
“Party Rock Anthem,” LMFAO (“21 Jump Street”)
“A Real Hero,” College & Electric Youth (“Drive”)
“The Devil Is in the Details,” Chemical Brothers (“Hanna”)
“Impossible,” Figurine (“Like Crazy”)
“Pursuit of Happiness,” Kid Cudi (Steve Aoki remix) (“Project X”)

Movie of the Year
“Bridesmaids”
“The Hunger Games”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”
“The Help”
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”

Thanks for reading! Love, GK

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2012 Academy Awards

Last night was THE night for Hollywood. Last night was the 84th annual Academy Awards from the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. The winners weren’t very surprising and the fashions were pretty safe but never the less, here’s my wrap-up of the night’s events.

BEST DRESSED

Natalie Portman – Emma Stone – Michelle Williams

1.) Nantalie Portman totally rocked a polkadot dress on the Oscars red carpet… and I love her all the more for this. The shape of the dress is kind of boring but polkadots are my fav and this dress is awesome and this lady is awesome. Awesome.

2.) Emma Stone, who is ALWAYS a favorite of mine on red carpets and otherwise looked fabulous as always.

3.) Michelle Williams, who lost to Meryl Streep for Best Actress, looked absolutely stunning. I love the lacy details and that adorable bow on her hip!

Gwyneth Paltrow – Ellie Kemper – Milla Jovovich – Kristen Wiig

4.) At first I couldn’t decide whether I loved this or hated this. Then I decided I loved this and Gwyneth Paltrow is so rad anyway. She’s in the Best Dressed, thats that. (And the dress looked gorgeous without the cape too.)

5.) I thought this coppery-sparkle gown looked amazing on Ellie Kemper! Loved this with her ginger locks.

6.) Milla Jovovich is hot. Period. and she looked like a icey-bitch-queen for the evening which makes her even hotter.

7.) Hell may have frozen over guys because Kristen (waste of space) Wiig actually wore something I liked, let alone LOVED! Her gown is gorgeous! I love the feather skirt… She’s still horrible though.

BEST DRESSED COUPLES

Brad Piit & Angelina Jolie – George Clooney & Stacey Keibler – Judd Apaow & Leslie Mann

1.) Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie – Looking amazing as usual. Angie many not be my “cup of tea”but she looked great. … and Brad Pitt is half of this couple.

2.) George Clooney and… hang on… wait a sec… it’ll come to me… cheesy… wrestler? The Wrestler? Mickey Rourke… STACEY KEIBLER!. George Clooney and Stacey Keibler. Shes so damn gorgeous, it’s a shame nobody will remember her once George breaks up with her.

3.) and Yes, I’m placing these two right next to the two most beautiful couples in Hollywood because this couple is incredible. Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann. Obviously Judd is awesome, but I feel Leslie Mann’s awesomeness goes under appreciated too often. She is one of my favorite actors! Ugh, I just love her.

WORST DRESSED

Viola Davis – Jennifer Lopez – Sherri Shepard

1.) Ok, I don’t COMPLETELY HATE Viola Davis’s look. But I just envision her playing out that scene from Gone With The Wind when Scarlett OHara is ripping down the drapes to make a gown (that makes her look like shes doing fine and not completely broke before she visits Rhett Butler in jail to (not) ask for money, but she didn’t moisturize her hands and he totally called her out on those callusy things…. I love that movie…) except, I see Viola ripping apart cheap-faux lather-green car seats.

2.) Jennifer Lopez… I can’t stand her.

3.) Sherri Shepard, from The View… WHY THE F*CK ARE YOU HERE?! *This has been you’re WTFAYH segment for this event*. Pst – I can totally see your bra… and it’s not even the same color as your dress OR a completely awesome contrasting color to make the statement that you intended for us to see your awesome-colored bra…. it’s just your Black Platex 18 hour… gross.

Sandra Bullock – Anne Faris – Judy Greer

WHY ARE YOU FORCING ME TO DO THIS LADIES?! WHY?!

1.) Sandra Bullock – No… Sorry. I love you.

2.) Anna Faris – What the crap, dude? I love you…and i love that hair… but seriously.

3.) Judy Greer – You are awesome. and in most of my favorite guilty pleasure movies… you were VERN FREAKING MAYO!!! What is this? … (She’s so awesome though… I’m starting to like it.)

THE SHOW

Host of the 84th Academy Awards, Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal hosted, again. He was great, could’a been funnier, but he’s always an amazing host.

There weren’t any “surprise wins” this year. At least, I didn’t think so:

Best Actor Winner: Jean Dujardin. and Best Actress in the whole of existence Winner: Meryl Streep

Jean Dujardin won Best Actor for his performance in The Artist. Meryl Streep won, again, for her performance in The Iron Lady. I. Love. Meryl. and I thought her speech was adorable. She’s just so perfect! and I cried as she talked about her friend, coworker and makeup artist who won for best makeup earlier in the night.

Octavia Spencer… crying… and crying… and crying…

Octavia Spencer won Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Help. Now, Octavia, you have won that category for every damn award show this season, so you had to have at least considered that there was a distinct possibility that you would win again at the Oscars. And i know it is the Oscars, I would be crying too, but this much? and you had to be helped out of your seat? Come on. The performance is amazing but I’m pretty sure thats exactly what it is: a performance. PS your next 2 movies, at least, will be complete crap, so don’t spoil this with over-dramatics, ok?

The show had some fantastic moments, like when Emma Stone and Ben Stiller presented the award for Best Visual Effects. Emma was hilarious and that was definitely one of the best moments of the show.

Ben Stiller and Emma Stone presenting the award for Best Visual Effects

There were also plenty of LAME moments. The lamest of the lame being when Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz presented the award for Best Makeup Design (Meryl’s friend) and did some stupid, over the shoulder bull-sh*t. Both a couple of LAMEO-BEGAMEOS! (“Lameo-Begameo”: T.R.O.)

J.Lo & C.Di presenting Best Makeup Design. (C.Di. Like it? Use it. Lets start another completely stupid celebrity name abbreviation.)

…and that’s my short-hand version of the 84th annual Academy Awards. if you enjoyed: please subscribe. You can also find me on twitter, tumblr and instagram.

Here’s a complete list of the night’s nominees and winners, thanks so much for reading!!!

ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE
Demin Bichir in “A Better Life”
George Clooney in “The Descendants”
WINNER: Jean Dujardin in “The Artist”
Gary Oldman in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
Brad Pitt in “Moneyball”

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Kenneth Branagh in “My Week with Marilyn
Jonah Hill in “Moneyball”
Nick Nolte in “Warrior”
WINNER: Christopher Plummer in “Beginners”
Max von Sydow in “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Glenn Close in “Albert Nobbs”
Viola Davis in “The Help”
Rooney Mara in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
WINNER: Meryl Streep in “The Iron Lady”
Michelle Williams in “My Week with Marilyn”

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Benice Bejo in “The Artist”
Jessica Chastain in “The Help”
Melissa McCarthy in “Bridesmaids”
Janet McTeer in “Albert Nobbs”
WINNER: Octavia Spencer in “The Help”

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
“A Cat in Paris ” Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli”
“Chico & Rita” Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal
“Kung Fu Panda 2” Jennifer Yuh Nelson
“Puss in Boots” Chris Miller
WINNER: “Rango” Gore Verbinski

ART DIRECTION
“The Artist” Production Design: Laurence Bennett; Set Decoration: Robert Gould
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
WINNER: “Hugo” Production Design: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo
“Midnight in Paris” Production Design: Anne Seibel; Set Decoration: Hélène Dubreuil
“War Horse” Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Lee Sandales

CINEMATOGRAPHY
“The Artist” Guillaume Schiffman
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Jeff Cronenweth
WINNER: “Hugo” Robert Richardson
“The Tree of Life” Emmanuel Lubezki
“War Horse” Janusz Kaminski

COSTUME DESIGN
“Anonymous” Lisy Christl
WINNER: “The Artist” Mark Bridges
“Hugo” Sandy Powell
“Jane Eyre” Michael O’Connor
“W.E.” Arianne Phillips

DIRECTING
THE WINNER: “The Artist” Michel Hazanavicius
“The Descendants” Alexander Payne
“Hugo” Martin Scorsese
“Midnight in Paris” Woody Allen
“The Tree of Life” Terrence Malick

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
“Hell and Back Again” Danfung Dennis and Mike Lerner
“If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front” Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman
“Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory” Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky
“Pina” Wim Wenders and Gian-Piero Ringel
WINNER: “Undefeated” TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Richard Middlemas

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)
“The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement” Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin
“God Is the Bigger Elvis” Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson
“Incident in New Baghdad” James Spione
WINNER: “Saving Face” Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
“The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom” Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen

FILM EDITING
“The Artist” Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius
“The Descendants” Kevin Tent
WINNER: “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
“Hugo” Thelma Schoonmaker
“Moneyball” Christopher Tellefsen

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“Bullhead” Belgium
“Footnote” Israel
“In Darkness” Poland
“Monsieur Lazhar” Canada
WINNER: “A Separation” Iran

MAKEUP
“Albert Nobbs” Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight and Lisa Tomblin
WINNER: “The Iron Lady” Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
“The Adventures of Tintin” John Williams
WINNER: “The Artist” Ludovic Bource
“Hugo” Howard Shore
“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” Alberto Iglesias
“War Horse” John Williams

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
WINNER: “Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets” Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie
“Real in Rio” from “Rio” Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown Lyric by Siedah Garrett

BEST PICTURE
THE WINNER: “The Artist” Thomas Langmann, Producer
“The Descendants” Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers
“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” Scott Rudin, Producer
“The Help” Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, Producers
“Hugo” Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers
“Midnight in Paris” Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers
“Moneyball” Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, Producers
“The Tree of Life” Nominees to be determined
“War Horse” Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
“Dimanche/Sunday” Patrick Doyon
WINNER: “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg
“La Luna” Enrico Casarosa
“A Morning Stroll” Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe
“Wild Life” Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
“Pentecost” Peter McDonald and Eimear O’Kane
“Raju” Max Zähle and Stefan Gieren
WINNER: “The Shore” Terry George and Oorlagh George
“Time Freak” Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey
“Tuba Atlantic” Hallvar Witzø

SOUND EDITING
“Drive” Lon Bender and Victor Ray Ennis
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Ren Klyce
WINNER: “Hugo” Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl
“War Horse” Richard Hymns and Gary Rydstrom

SOUND MIXING
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Bo Persson
WINNER: “Hugo” Tom Fleischman and John Midgley
“Moneyball” Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, Dave Giammarco and Ed Novick
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Peter J. Devlin
“War Horse” Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson and Stuart Wilson

VISUAL EFFECTS
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and John Richardson
WINNER: “Hugo” Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning
“Real Steel” Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Dan Taylor and Swen Gillberg
“Rise of the Planet of the Apes” Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White and Daniel Barrett
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew Butler and John Frazier

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
WINNER: “The Descendants” Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
“Hugo” Screenplay by John Logan
“The Ides of March” Screenplay by George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon
“Moneyball” Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. Story by Stan Chervin
“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” Screenplay by Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
“The Artist” Written by Michel Hazanavicius
“Bridesmaids” Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig
“Margin Call” Written by J.C. Chandor
WINNER: “Midnight in Paris” Written by Woody Allen
“A Separation” Written by Asghar Farhadi

2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards

18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Tonight was the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony. The SAG awards are my absolute FAVORITE! I’ve always said that I would love winning a SAG award even more than winning an Academy Award. Mostly, because I know how much actors are pompous assh*les and if they can pause their own ego for a minute to pump up my ego and recognize me as being awesome, that’s an honor.

Most years, I spend the entire opening crying melodramatically, touched by actor’s story that always ends with “… and I’m an actor.”, dramatically saying through my sobs “I’m an actor!”. But this year… no tears. I was sadistically looking forward to it too! I don’t know if it was the actors who were chosen to speak or maybe their stories just sucked (none of them particularly stand out to me even now writing this) regardless, I wasn’t touched god damnit.

But my favorite part of every award show is, of course, as you know, the red carpet fashions. So let’s get to it.

My Personal Favorites:

Emma Stone - Alexander McQueen

I absolutely love Emma Stone and every time she shows up on a red carpet she looks absolutely amazing! This look is no different. And look at the handbag!!! She looks age appropriate and totally classic all at the same time.

Jayma Mays - Reem Acra

Jayma Mays was on A LOT of Worst Dressed lists but I think she looks adorable! The simple and cute ponytail and the beautiful detail on the back…it’s all beautiful!

Michelle Williams - Valentino

I love Michelle Williams more and more every time I see her. I thought she looked fabulous tonight!

Diane Lane (& Josh Brolin)

I loved everything about Diane Lane‘s look tonight. The color is beautiful and another woman who rocked a ponytail tonight!

Best Dressed

Jennifer Carpenter, Emily Blunt, Zoe Saldana, Viola Davis

Jennifer Carpenter looked gorg in Emilio Pucci. Emily Blunt, who is listed on a lot of worst dressed lists for this one, in Oscar de la Renta. I personally think it would’ve looked way better if she still had her ginger locks. Zoe Saldana, in Givenchy, looked so crisp and original. I couldn’t decide at first whether I liked it or not but after seeing it move on her down the red carpet, I became a fan. Viola Davis looked absolutely amazing in Marchesa and it’s a good thing too because Viola was one of the night’s big winners.

Kyra Sedgwick, Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Stacy Keibler

Kyra Sedgwick usually doesn’t really appear on my personal radar during these things but she looked incredible tonight! She wore Emilio Pucci. Angelina Jolie looked great as well in Jenny Pachham. Now, I chose to place Ms.Jolie right next to Brad’s best bud, George Clooney and his current girlfriend Stacy Keibler because apparently, Angelina can’t stand Stacy. The story goes that Stacy made some public joke about how having to stare at Brad all the time wouldn’t be so bad and apparently Angelia Jolie goes nuts whenever anyone mentions how attractive Brad is or anything of that nature… if that’s true, that’s just another reason to be annoyed with Angelina Jolie… Angelina, even men say that Brad Pitt is a damn attractive man… he’s Brad Pitt. -Off Topic- Stacy Keibler was one of my favorite looks of the night and for someone so cheesy, I have to say she looks gorgeous at these events.

And now… here it comes…

Worst Dressed

Kristen Wiig

I can’t stand Kristen Wiig. I absolutely can not stand her. I would love to give her credit for once for this great gown but she paired it with this disgusting dog collar (which is quite appropriate when you check out her face. Woof.) way to ruin a good thing Kristen, as usual.

Kaley Cuoco, Lea Michele, Ashlee Simpson

Kaley Cucoco – What, the f*ck, were you thinking? Lea Michele – Who, the f*ck, do you think you are? Ashlee Simpson – Why, the f*ck, are you here? (Great look though… but still)

Rose Byrne, Shailene Woodley, Mya Rudolph, Ellie Kemper, Emilia Clarke

Rose Byrne (in Elie Saab) – You are not Michelle Pfeiffer. This is not Scarface. I love the choice of a pants suit but this looks kind of ridiculous. Shailene Woodley (in L’Wren Scott) – You’re not in Hawaii anymore. Nor are you winning the Jimmy Buffet Lifetime Achievement Award. Mya Rudolph – You’re lucky you’re so incredibly hysterical. This isn’t a laughing matter though. You look horrid. Ellie Kemper – I LOVE this color, especially on her, but there is something about this that I absolutely hate. I don’t know, maybe I’m jumping the gun. Maybe I love this and I don’t know it yet. I’m pretty sure I hate it though. -HUGE SIDE NOTE- Apparently, John Sexy-Ass Hamm was Ellie’s high school drama teacher. … … … yeah. I can tell you that if John Hamm were my anything teacher in high school, I totally would’ve showed up to high school. Anyway… Emilia Clarke – I love parts of this dress but on the hole (I wish John Hamm would get on my hole) I don’t like it. … … … Sorry… I’m still thinking about John Hamm.

Ok, I have to get something off my chest. Every flipping time I listen to Modern Family’s Julie Bowen and Sarah Hyland speak, I cridge. Both of these women give the worst, most snotty, interviews. If they aren’t thinking it, they are definitely giving off a “I think I’m superior to all of you” vibe. Both of them just piss me off… I don’t watch the show and I’m sure it’s as amazing as everyone says it is but I also doubt that either of these people are the reason for the success or fandom. Take it easy ladies.

Sarah Hyland and Julie Bowen, afflicted with the horrible disease of bitch-face.

Ok, enough hateration. Let’s see who took home those amazing little actor awards. And this little girl’s dream, is to one day hold one of my very own.

2012 Screen Actors Guild Award Winners

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
“Bridesmaids”
“The Artist”
“The Descendants”
“The Help”
“Midnight in Paris”

Cast of The Help

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
George Clooney, “The Descendants”
Demian Bichir, “A Better Life”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “J. Edgar”
Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn”
Glenn Close, “Albert Nobbs”
Viola Davis, “The Help”
Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
Tilda Swinton, “We Need to Talk About Kevin”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Nick Nolte, “Warrior”
Kenneth Branagh, “My Week With Marilyn”
Armie Hammer, “J. Edgar”
Jonah Hill, “Moneyball”
Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
Berenice Bejo, “The Artist”
Jessica Chastain, “The Help”
Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
Janet McTeer, “Albert Nobbs”

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
“The Adjustment Bureau”
“Cowboys & Aliens”
“Harry Potter and the Deahtly Hallows – Part 2”
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
“X-Men: First Class”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie Or Miniseries
Laurence Fishburne, “Thurgood”
Paul Giamatti, “Too Big to Fail”
Greg Kinnear, “The Kennedys”
Guy Pearce, “Mildred Pierce”
James Woods, “Too Big to Fail”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie Or Miniseries
Diane Lane, “Cinema Verite”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Emily Watson, “Appropriate Adult”
Betty White, “The Lost Valentine”
Kate Winslet, “Mildred Pierce”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Patrick J. Adams, “Suits”
Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Kyle Chandler, “Friday Night Lights”
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”

Steve Buscemi won multiple actors tonight.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Kathy Bates, “Harry’s Law”
Glenn Close, “Damages”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Steve Carell, “The Office”
Jon Cryer, “Two and a Half Men”
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”

Alec Baldwin -(" 5th year in a row muthafuckas!")

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”
Betty White, “Hot In Cleveland”

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
“Boardwalk Empire”
“Breaking Bad”
“Dexter”
“Game of Thrones”
“The Good Wife”

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
“30 Rock”
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Glee”
“Modern Family”
“The Office”

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
“Dexter”
“Game of Thrones”
“Southland”
“Spartacus: Gods of the Arena”
“True Blood”

Screen Actors Guild Awards 48th Annual Life Achievement Award
Mary Tyler Moore  …. who was presented the award by the Amazing Dick Van Dyke

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2012 Critics Choice Awards

The 2012 Critics Choice Awards were on tonight. I didn’t really watch them completely, but I know that Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel hosted. (Each of them is usually pretty funny. AND I am a huge fan of The League).

Bob Dylan performed and Martin Scorsese was presented with an award for his use of music in his films. Mr Scorses definitely does have amazing taste in music and always picks the best tracks making his memorable scenes even that much more powerful. HOWEVER, Olivia Harrison, widow of George Harrison,helped present this award and as Marty took the stage they played “Layla” by Eric Clapton. “Layla”… which is inspire by Patty Boyd… that chick who used to be with George and inspired some of his greatest songs like “Something”… “Layla” which even refers to George in the lyric “tried to give you consolation, when your old man had let you down.”… I mean come on. EVERY rock and roller knows this… how rude.

Onto the FASHION!

My FAVORITE LOOKS

Critics Choice Awards - My Favorite Looks: 1.) Emma Stone - Jason Wu 2.) Michelle Williams - Chanel 3.) Ellie Kemper - Alberta Ferretti

Looks I didn’t hate:

1.) Berenice Bejo - Elie Saab 2.) Kirsten Dunst - Dior 3.) Viola Davis - Raoul 4.) Charlize Theron - Azzedine Alaia

And the looks I didn’t like so much…

1.) Elizabeth Olsen - Emilio Pucci. I actually really like this dress. It just look weird and out of place at the ceremonies. 2.) Jessica Chastain. 3.) Evan Rachel Wood - Valentino

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Heres a complete list of nominees and winners from the evening:

Best Picture
The Artist – WINNER
The Descendants
Drive
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
The Help
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
The Tree of Life
War Horse

Best Actor
George Clooney – The Descendants – WINNER
Leonardo DiCaprio – J. Edgar
Jean Dujardin – The Artist
Michael Fassbender – Shame
Ryan Gosling – Drive
Brad Pitt – Moneyball

Best Actress
Viola Davis – The Help – WINNER
Elizabeth Olsen – Martha Marcy May Marlene
Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton – We Need to Talk about Kevin
Charlize Theron – Young Adult
Michelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn

Best Supporting Actor
Christopher Plummer – Beginners – WINNER
Kenneth Branagh – My Week with Marilyn
Albert Brooks – Drive
Nick Nolte – Warrior
Patton Oswalt – Young Adult
Andy Serkis – Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Best Supporting Actress
Octavia Spencer – The Help – WINNER
Berenice Bejo – The Artist
Jessica Chastain – The Help
Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
Carey Mulligan – Shame
Shailene Woodley – The Descendants

Best Young Actor/Actress
Thomas Horn – WINNER
Asa Butterfield
Elle Fanning
Ezra Miller
Saoirse Ronan
Shailene Woodley

Best Acting Ensemble
The Help – WINNER
The Artist
Bridesmaids
The Descendants
The Ides of March

Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist – WINNER
Stephen Daldry – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Alexander Payne – The Descendants
Nicolas Winding Refn – Drive
Martin Scorsese – Hugo
Steven Spielberg – War Horse

Best Original Screenplay
Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris – WINNER
Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Will Reiser – 50/50
Tom McCarthy and Joe Tiboni – Win Win
Diablo Cody – Young Adult

Best Adapted Screenplay
Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin – Moneyball – WINNER
Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash – The Descendants
Eric Roth – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Tate Taylor – The Help
John Logan – Hugo

Best Cinematography
Janusz Kaminski – War Horse – WINNER
Newton Thomas Sigel – Drive
Robert Richardson – Hugo
Guillaume Schiffman – The Artist
Emmanuel Lubezki – The Tree of Life