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Golden Globes 2013 :: Red Carpet

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Usually, I do a pretty in-depth recap of the major awards shows. This year, I just didn’t have the time to devote to a lengthily post. Here are just a few of my favorite looks of the night and some of my least favorite looks of the night too. Pictured above, Tine Fey and Amy Poehler looked phenomenal all night and were fantabulous hostesses!

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Jennifer Lawrence and Clare Danes were both winners and I absolutely loved both of their looks! (Clare Danes’ hair actually looked good! I guess miracles do happen)

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Amy Adams, Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway, all ladies I love, all looked fantastic!

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Both of these ladies would be two of my least favorite looks if i didnt absolutely adore each of them. No matter what, I ALWAYS include Helena Bonham Carter in my Best Dressed lists because I just think she is so fabulous and bat-shit nuts. And Lena Dunham… I worship this Girl… even when she is horribley awkward walking in heels.

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Lucy Liu, Anyssa Milano and Julia LouisDreyfus all looked horrid.

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Eva Longoria, Halle Berry and Lea Michele all looked as desperate for attention as usual. Look at the Queen of Desperation, Ms. Berry, (Halle, not the Glee bitch,) trying her best to Jolie this shit but it is most definitely not working…

WHY THE F*CK ARE YOU HERE?

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I always like to include a “why the f*ck are you here?” section in my recaps. Megan Fox: I give her credit for such a slamming body after just having a baby, but why was she even there? She’s barely famous and her lame husband hasn’t been famous since 1993. Nicole Richie, I love this woman, I really do, but why was she there? And Francesca Eastwood: I know WHY she was there, she was one of the Miss Golden Globes, but usually the spoiled actor-offspring that are selected for these events haven’t had a dreadful reality show about them yet… Did anyone else catch “Mrs Eastwood and Co.”? I doubt it… but it was horrible. The Eastwood women are spoiled, pretentious and down right annoying… with the exception of the 15 year old who seems to be the only woman in that house with any bit of awareness.

Thanks for reading! Love, GK

Photos from hollywoodreporter.com and a list of nominees and winners is listed below!

Thanks, again!!!

BEST PICTURE: DRAMA

  • WINNER “Argo”
  • “Django Unchained”
  • “Life of Pi”
  • “Lincoln”
  • “Zero Dark Thirty”

BEST PICTURE: COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • “Exotic Marigold Hotel”
  • WINNER “Les Miserables”
  • “Moonrise Kingdom”
  • “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”
  • “Silver Linings Playbook”

BEST DIRECTOR

  • WINNER Ben Affleck, “Argo”
  • Kathryn Bigelow, “Zero Dark Thirty”
  • Ang Lee, “Life of Pi
  • Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”
  • Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained”

BEST ACTOR: DRAMA

  • WINNER Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”
  • Richard Gere, “Arbitrage”
  • John Hawkes, “The Sessions”
  • Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”
  • Denzel Washington, “Flight”

BEST ACTRESS: DRAMA

  • WINNER Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
  • Marion Cotillard, “Rust & Bone”
  • Helen Mirren, “Hitchcock”
  • Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”
  • Rachel Weisz, “The Deep Blue Sea”

BEST ACTRESS: COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • Emily Blunt, “Salmon Fishing In The Yemen”
  • Judi Dench, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
  • WINNER Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Maggie Smith, “Quartet”
  • Meryl Streep, “Hope Springs”

BEST ACTOR: COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • Jack Black, “Bernie”
  • Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • WINNER Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”
  • Ewan McGregor, “Salmon Fishing In The Yemen”
  • Bill Murray, “Hyde Park On Hudson”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Amy Adams, “The Master”
  • Sally Field, “Lincoln”
  • WINNER Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”
  • Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”
  • Nicole Kidman, “The Paperboy”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Alan Arkin, “Argo”
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, “Django Unchained”
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”
  • Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”
  • WINNER  Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • WINNER “Amour”
  • “A Royal Affair”
  • “The Intouchables”
  • “Kon-Tiki”
  • “Rust and Bone”

BEST SCREENPLAY

  • “Zero Dark Thirty”
  • “Lincoln”
  • WINNER “Django Unchained”
  • “Argo”
  • “Silver Linings Playbook”

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

  • “Anna Karenina”
  • “Argo”
  • “Cloud Atlas”
  • WINNER “Life of Pi”
  • “Lincoln”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

  • WINNER “Brave”
  • “Frankenweenie”
  • “Hotel Transylvania”
  • “Rise of the Guardians”
  • “Wreck-It-Ralph”

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

  • “For You”
  • “Not Running Anymore”
  • “Safe and Sound”
  • WINNER “Skyfall”
  • “Suddenly”

Television Series – Drama

  • “Breaking Bad”
  • “Boardwalk Empire”
  • “Downton Abbey: Season 2”
  • WINNER “Homeland”
  • “The Newsroom”

Actress In A Television Series – Drama

  • Connie Britton, “Nashville”
  • Glenn Close, “Damages”
  • WINNER Claire Danes, “Homeland”
  • Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey: Season 2”
  • Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”

Actor In A Television Series – Drama

  • Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
  • Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
  • Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
  • Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
  • WINNER Damian Lewis, “Homeland”

Television Series – Comedy Or Musical

  • “The Big Bang Theory”
  • “Episodes”
  • WINNER “Girls”
  • “Modern Family”
  • “Smash”

Actress In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical

  • Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
  • WINNER Lena Dunham, “Girls”
  • Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
  • Amy Poehler, “Parks And Recreation”

Actor In A Television Series — Comedy Or Musical

  • Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
  • WINNER Don Cheadle, “House Of Lies”
  • Louis C.K., “Louie”
  • Matt Leblanc, “Episodes”
  • Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”

Miniseries Or Motion Picture Made For Television

  • WINNER “Game Change”
  • “The Girl”
  • “Hatfields & McCoys”
  • “The Hour”
  • “Political Animals”

Actress In A Miniseries Or Motion Picture Made For Television

  • Nicole Kidman, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
  • Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Asylum”
  • Sienna Miller, “The Girl”
  • WINNER  Julianne Moore, “Game Change”
  • Sigourney Weaver, “Political Animals”

Actor In A Miniseries Or Motion Picture Made For Television

  • WINNER Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & Mccoys”
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock”
  • Woody Harrelson, “Game Change”
  • Toby Jones, “The Girl”
  • Clive Owen, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”

Actress In A Supporting Role In A Series, Miniseries Or Motion Picture Made For Television

  • Hayden Panettiere, “Nashville”
  • Archie Panjabi, “The Good Wife”
  • Sarah Paulson, “Game Change”
  • WINNER Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey: Season 2”
  • Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”

Actor In A Supporting Role In A Series, Miniseries Or Motion Picture Made For Television

  • Max Greenfield, “New Girl”
  • WINNER Ed Harris, “Game Change”
  • Danny Huston, “Magic City”
  • Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”
  • Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”

2012 Emmy Awards

Last night, the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards were held in LA at the Nokia Theatre. Refreshingly, there were more fabulous fashions on display than not-so-fabulous. In fact, even the looks I “disliked” most of them aren’t even that bad; they just fell short of the bests.

I was a bit upset by some of the snubs tonight. Particularly Mad Men, which is one of my all-time favorite series and Sherlock, which I absolutely adore.

AMC’s Mad Men won Best Drama Series for the last four years. Homeland beat them for the award this year but what was more disappointing were the individuals nominated for their amazing performances and losing (to other fantastic performances). This was the first year that John Hamm was not up against Bryan Cranston (who has stollen the award several years in a row now) for Best Male Lead in a Drama; the award went to Damian Lewis for his performance in Homeland.

Sherlock was nominated for 13 awards this year including: Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Lead Actor in a Mini-Series (Benedict Cumberbatch) Supporting Actor in a Mini-Series (Martin Freeman) and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Steven Moffat). They ended the night with absolutely zero awards. The Julianne Moore, Sarah Palin series Game Change took most of the awards in the Mini-Series category. I didn’t see it but Sarah Palin is no longer interesting nor has it been long enough for us to want to look back on her moment in the spotlight so I’m not sure why anyone really cared about this series. I’m sure it’s fabulous (and must be for winning all those awards) but come on… it’s Sherlock.

Homeland was a big winner in the Drama category and I do love that show.I’m eagerly awaiting the new season that premiers next week along with Dexter!

Claire Danes and Damien Lewis are both so amazing on this show and their talent was definitely acknowledged when they were awarded Male and Female Lead in a Drama.

I was pretty stoked that Louis CK won as many awards as he did tonight. He’s awesome and his shows are fantastic so I was really happy to see him winning… a lot. I was also super happy that Dame Maggie Smith won for Supporting Actress in a Drama (Downton Abbey). She is one of my heroes. I love everything this woman does.

BUT my favorite part is always the fashion. Its super late (or super early) and I have a rather exciting day ahead of me so I’m going to get to it.

One big trend I noticed on the red carpet this year was yellow.

(The New Girl’s) Hannah Simone, (Homeland’s) Claire Danes *winner* in Lanvin and (Modern Family’s) Julie Bowen *winner* are all good examples of wearing this trend very, VERY well.

 However (Game Change’s) Julianne Moore’s *winner* Christian Dior gown was pretty gross looking. Its all coverage. And (The Big Bang Theory’s) Kaley Cuoco in Angel Sanchez fell short as well. This is one of the looks I mentioned that really is that bad but after much deliberation and staring, I thought it was less than the best.

The ladies of Mad Men are a toss up each red carpet. However it’s always the same offenders and the same glam-queens that wear the bests and the worsts.

Christina Hendricks looked amazing in Christian Siriano as did Jessica Pare in (one of my favorite designers) Jason Wu.

But January Jones in Zac Posen and Elizabeth Moss in Dolce & Gabbana both look terrible and they usually do. I’m convinced January Jones is bat-shit crazy. She has to be.

Two rather well-dress couples were John Hamm and his wife Jennifer Westfeldt, who normally looks pretty sloppy, especially next to her pretty husband.

Also, the impeccable Alec Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria Thomas.

Ok. Here’s some of my favorite looks; my “Best Dressed” list

1.) The New Girl’s Zooey Deschanel in Reem Acra – I couldn’t decide for a bit whether I hated or loved this gown. I ultimately decided I love it; messy, sloppy constructed skirt and all. 2.) Once Upon a Time’s Ginniger Godwin in Monique Lhuillier. 3.) Nashville’s Hayden Panettiere in Marchesa (one of my favorite gowns of the night!)

1.) Heidi Klum in Alexandre Vouthier Couture. 2.) Suburgatory’s Jane Levy in Pamella Poland. 3.) Julianne Hough. I think I love this gown mostly for the color. It gorgeous!

1.) Leslie Mann in Naeem Khan (God, how I adore this woman!) I love how her teal jewelry pops against the neutral and orange gown. 2.) Revenge’s Emily Vancamp in J Mendel (another favorite designer of mine). 3.) The Beast’s Lindsay Pulsipher. My readers know that the greek goddess look is my all-time favorite look. This is flawlessly executed.

1.) Veep’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Vera Wang 2.) Kristen Wiig in Balenciaga. IDK how she ended up on my best list, but she did. I love this look. 3.) Two Broke Girls’ Kat Dennings in J. Mendel.

1.) Julianna Rancic in Romona Keveza. 2.) American Horror Story’s Lily Rabe in Tadashi Shoji (LOVE THIS GOWN!!!) 3.) Homeland’s Morena Baccarin

But with the good, comes bad (and really not that bad):

1.) Nurse Jackie’s Edie Falco in Stella McCartney – Edie is looking rough. 2.) Nicole Kidman in Antonio Berardi – this dress isn’t horrible, but it’s not great and I’ve definitely seen my girl Nicole do a hell of a lot better. 2.) Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke went for the white with a splash of color like Nicole, but she looks even worse.

1.) Sofia Vegara in Suhair Murad – This mermaid look isn’t done very well. The gown is a bit pageanty if the pageant girl were totally slutty. 2.) Parks and Recreation’s Amy Poehler looks frumpy in her Stella McCartney gown. Amy is amazing but she looks like an awkward girl at junior prom in a dress bought at Sears. 3.) Julianna Margulies in Giambattista Valli looks dreadful. 2010 called, they want their pockets on a ballgown back and this print in disgusting.

1.) Mayim Bialik obviously learned nothing from Stacy and Clinton on What Not To Wear because this is hideous. It’s also Pamella Roland. But Mayim is a freaking rocket scientist or something (for real-real, not just for play-play) so who cares. She can wear sweatpants to the emmys if she wants. 2.) Ashley Judd is my pick for absolute worst dressed in this nauseating Carolina Herrera gown. eck. 3.) Brooke Burke – what a joke. How is this woman even still relevant. The gown looks like she is competing in the Miss Teen USA pageant.

Ok. It’s almost 5:30am. I have to get to sleep. Heres a full list of the night’s nominees and winners below. Excuse my typos… I’ll try to remember to come back an edit if necessary.

Thanks for reading and I hope you’ll check out my next red carpet/awards show post! (And all my other post, of course!) Love, GK

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Max Greenfield, New Girl
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

Writing For A Comedy Series:
Community, Remedial Chaos Theory
Girls, Pilot
Louie, Pregnant
Parks and Recreation, The Debate
Parks and Recreation, Win, Lose, or Draw

Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Dot-Marie Jones, Glee
Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock
Margaret Cho, 30 Rock
Kathy Bates, Two and a Half Men

Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Michael J. Fox, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Greg Kinnear, Modern Family
Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
Will Arnett, 30 Rock
Jon Hamm, 30 Rock

Directing For A Comedy Series
Robert B. Weide, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Lena Dunham, Girls
Louis C.K., Duckling
Jason Winer, Modern Family
Steven Levitan, Modern Family
Jake Kasdan, New Girl

Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Lena Dunham, Girls
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance

Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad
Brendan Coyle, Downton Abbey
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Jared Harris, Mad Men

Writing For A Drama Series
Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey
Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon & Gideon Raff, Homeland
Semi Chellas & Matthew Weiner, Mad Men
Andre Jacquemetton & Maria Jacquemetton, Mad Men
Erin Levy & Matthew Weiner, Mad Men

Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife 
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Guest Actress In A Drama Series
Martha Plimpton, The Good Wife
Loretta Devine, Grey’s Anatomy
Jean Smart, Harry’s Law 
Julia Ormond, Mad Men
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Uma Thurman, Smash

Guest Actor In A Drama Series
Mark Margolis, Breaking Bad
Dylan Baker, The Good Wife
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife
Jeremy Davies, Justified
Ben Feldman, Mad Men
Jason Ritter, Parenthood

Directing For A Comedy Series
Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire
Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad
Brian Percival, Downton Abbey
Michael Cuesta, Homeland
Phil Abraham, Mad Men

Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Glenn Close, Damages
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Claire Danes, Homeland
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Writing For A Variety Special

84th Annual Academy Awards, Jon Macks, Dave Boone & Carol Leifer, with Tim Carvell, Jeff Cesario, Billy Crystal, Ed Driscoll, Billy Martin, Ben Schwartz, Marc Shaiman, Eric Stangel, Justin Stangel, David Steinberg, Mason Steinberg & Colleen Werthmann

Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America’s Golden Girl, Jon Macks, Steve Ridgeway, Mason Steinberg & Brad Lachman
The Kennedy Center Honors, George Stevens, Michael M. Stevens, Sara Lukinson & Lewis Friedman
Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre, Louis C.K.
65th Annual Tony Awards, Dave Boone with Paul Greenberg

Directing For A Variety Special
Don Mischer, 84th Annual Academy Awards
Louis J. Horvitz, The 54th Annual Grammy Awards
Louis C.K, Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre
Alan Skog, New York City Ballet George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker (Live From Lincoln Center)
Glenn Weiss, 65th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Variety Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or A Movie
Frances Conroy, American Horror Story
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Sarah Paulson, Game Change
Mare Winningham, Hatfields & McCoys
Judy Davis, Page Eight

Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Denis O’Hare, American Horror Story
Ed Harris, Game Change
Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys
David Strathairn, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Writing for a Miniseries Or A Movie
Game Change
Hatfields & McCoys • Part 2
The Hour
Luther
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Connie Britton, American Horror Story
Julianne Moore, Game Change
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Ashley Judd, Missing
Emma Thompson, The Song of Lunch

Directing For a Miniseries Or A Movie
Jay Roach, Game Change
Kevin Reynolds, Hatfields & McCoys
Philip Kaufman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Sam Miller, Luther
Paul McGuigan, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Idris Elba, Luther
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Miniseries or Movie
American Horror Story
Game Change
Hatfields & McCoys
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Luther
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Outstanding Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
Mad Men

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Girls
Modern Family
30 Rock
Veep

2012 MTV VMAs

Ugh. What a terrible way to start off a year of award show coverage. The fashion on display at tonight’s VMAs was absolutely atrocious and the performances were just as bad. There’s no way to ease into this (that’s what she said) so here we go. Red carpet fashion first then, “highlights” from the show.

THE WORST DRESSED

P!nk, Zoe Saldana, Demi Lovato

Pink, Zoe Saldana and Demi Lovato were the least offensive of the offensive dressers. Bad but not absolutely horrible. Pink, This looks hot and not good-hot; sweaty, smelly hot. Zoe’s dress actually doesn’t look all that bad in this photo, in fact, it looks pretty good. However, during the show, when she was introducing a performance the dress looked like an absolute mess. Demi. IDK what to say. This doesn’t completely suck… but it sucks all the same.

Jessica Szohr, Nicki Minaj, Regina Spektor, Maria Menounos

Jessica – What is this? I do know it’s horrid. Did you cut those slits yourself? Nicki – I know you’re all about being a “character” but this looks like a rejected Spider-man costume. Regina – You look like an awkward 8th grader at the school dance. Maria – No. Just, no.

2012 USA Olympics Gymnastics team and Swimmer Missy Franklin

Who let our Olympians dress themselves? Everyone looks horrible… and manish… I don’t care, I said it.

Jersey Shore cast members

Some of the cast of The Jersey Shore… ’nuff said. Ok, Pauly D looks good (from the forehead down)… Ronnie, Sammie and Deena all look like they are attending the same 8th grade dance as Regina Spektor. Poor Vinnie looks like he’s dressing as Michael Jackson for Halloween.

THE ABSOLUTE WORST DRESSED

Miley Cyrus

The absolute WORST dressed of the night was Pink… I’m sorry, Morticia Adams… nope, sorry again, Miley Cyrus. The best looking thing about Miley is Liam Hemsworth and he’s not in these pictures.

Ok.. enough of the bad (and unfortunately there was far too much of it tonight) Onto the Good!

THE BEST DRESSED

Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Taylor Swift

Katy Perry – normally, I doubt this wouldve made my Best list but tonight, it was one of the few that didn’t reek of tastelessness. Ke$ha – Yes! Kesha is included in my Best list. She looks good… for her. Taylor Swift – I like the white suit. It looks good. Unfortunately it’s tainted with her desperation to be a Kennedy.

Yeah, thats it for the Best Dressed. 3 people. However I do have a tie for The Absolute Best Dressed:

THE ABSOLUTE BEST DRESSED

Rhianna

Rhianna looked absolutely fab. Love this crisp, white greek goddess look.

Emma Watson

EMMA WATSON!!! My favorite for the night (and most nights). I can’t wait to see Miss Watson in Perks of Being a Wallflower. I think this dress is young and fun and totally appropriate for the night.

Now, before we move onto the show, I need to address something:

Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose

If you’re still carrying the baby, as in pregnant like Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa, its ok to “bring” your baby to an award show, especially if you look as good as these two did. HOWEVER, if you are carrying that kid in your arms, GET A BABY SITTER. Damn. And come on… both Alicia and Swizz looked stupid on the red carpet. Especially Alicia in this horrible, horrible gown; she looks like she’s marrying the Tin Man.

One with the show…

Kevin Hart hosted this year’s VMAs. Now, Kevin Hart is hysterical! So I naturally figured he’d be a fantastic host for the night’s events. I was wrong. He spent too much time trying to make “real” points like how Kristen Stewart shouldn’t be judged for making a mistake and how Chris Brown and Drake would stop fighting. You know, the realest of real issues. It was a waste of time.

Rhianna opened the show with a performance of Cockiness. The only thing I thought was great about her performance was how into the audience she got, right in the crowd. Until I realized, throughout the show, how EVERYONE was getting in the middle of the audience… it became weird and a little uncomfortable.

One Direction’s Thats What Makes You Beautiful won for Best Pop Video. They picked up a few moonmen tonight including Best New Artist.

Pink’s performance wasn’t amazing but compared to the others it was probably the best of the night… which is really strange. Not as strange as the fact that Pink has people buying her music for over 12 years now. I did like the dancing lip ladies and Pink’s lips swing.

Chris Brown won Best Male Video for Turn Up The Music. He accepted with his ridiculous and not a bit sexy or excusable white and blue-bangs hair.

Frank Ocean’s performance was HORRIBLE! Everyone was talking about how he “stole the show”. The only thing he stole was time from everyone who witnessed his performance of Thinkin’ ‘Bout You.

Hey! Who has two thumbs and can’t stand Rashida Jones OR Andy Sanberg?!

Ugh… the worst. They are both so painful to watch. They were presenting the award for Best Hip Hop Video.

Drake and Lil Wayne won and for some reason Nicki Minaj and two other gentlemen had to join them in accepting their statue. It is at this moment when I began to rewind the cut to Rhianna over and over and over because i’m pretty freaking sure she mouths “I fucking hate that asshole”. If you have it on your DVR or OnDemand or if you change the channel to MTV it’s probably on, check it out and let me know what you think.

I also think she and Katy Perry were talking shit the entire show about everyone and loving every minute of it.

Ya know, they really just don’t make boy bands like they used to. Moping about on stage… where’s the sick moves guys? You aint got shit on Justin! What?! They are total little cuties though. If I were 13 I’d be lovin’ that!

Nicki Minaj’s Starships won for Best Female Video. Every time I hear her speak, I find her more and more annoying, sad and off-putting. I love many of her songs; can’t stand her. And why the hell does she require a two man escort to the stage?

Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz performed. It was lame. And Weezy needs to never not wear sunglasses; his eyes are creepy as fuck. A very messy performance. A skateboard? (The side-by-side pic of Lil Wayne and Donnie from The Wild Thornberries, that’s starting to circulate, is spot on.)

I’m pretty sure Emma Watson was wasted when she introduced Green Day with her Perks of Being a Wallflower costar, Ezra Miller. She looked a little stumble-y.

Not enough rock stars OD anymore. Now they stick around way too long and make progressively shittier and shittier music. This was the perfect place in the show to take a bathroom break without pausing my DVR since we’ve all heard this song before; for the last 17 years.

Alicia Keys performed Girl on Fire and was shockingly bad. She was awful. What happened to that 18 year old musical wonder-girl who gave us all a reason to believe in neo-soul?

Rhianna won the biggest award of the night, Video of the Year for We Found Love. … I do like that song and video…

… and then THAT happened. Was it really necessary to include the spoken break-down in the middle? It’s awkwardly placed and completely unnecessary on the track but in a live setting now? Ridic. I love the outfit though. Ascetically it was ok but, ugh, this girl…

That was it. Thanks for reading!

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Complete list of nominees and winners

Video of the Year
Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Gotye, “Somebody That I Used To Know”
*WINNER: Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
M.I.A., “Bad Girls”

Best New Artist
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”
Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
*WINNER: One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
The Wanted, “Glad You Came”

Best Pop Video
*WINNER: One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”
Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”
Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa, “Payphone”

Best Female Video
Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Katy Perry, “Part of Me”
Beyoncé, “Love on Top”
*WINNER: Nicki Minaj, “Starships”
Selena Gomez & The Scene, “Love You Like a Love Song”

Best Male Video
Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
*WINNER: Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”
Usher, “Climax”

Best Hip-Hop Video
Childish Gambino, “Heartbeat”
*WINNER: Drake feat. Lil Wayne, “HYFR”
Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz, “Mercy”
Watch the Throne, “Paris”
Nicki Minaj feat. 2 Chainz, “Beez in the Trap”

Best Video With a Message
*WINNER: Demi Lovato, “Skyscraper”
Rise Against, “Ballad of Hollis Brown”
Kelly Clarkson, “Dark Side”
Gym Class Heroes, “The Fighter”
K’Naan feat. Nelly Furtado, “Is Anybody Out There?”
Lil Wayne, “How to Love”

Best Electronic Dance Music Video
Duck Sauce, “Big Bad Wolf”
*WINNER: Calvin Harris, “Feel So Close”
Skrillex, “First of the Year (Equinox)”
Martin Solveig, “The Night Out”
Avicii, “Le7els”

Best Rock Video
*WINNER: Coldplay, “Paradise”
The Black Keys, “Lonely Boy”
Linkin Park, “BURN IT DOWN”
Jack White, “Sixteen Saltines”
Imagine Dragons, “It’s Time”

Best Art Direction
*WINNER: Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
Lana Del Rey, “Born to Die”
Regina Spektor, “All the Rowboats”
Of Monsters & Men, “Little Talks”

Best Choreography
*WINNER: Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”
Rihanna, “Where Have You Been”
Beyoncé, “Countdown”
Avicii, “Le7els”
Jennifer Lopez f/Pitbull, “Dance Again”

Best Cinematography
*WINNER: M.I.A., “Bad Girls”
Adele, “Someone Like You”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
Coldplay feat. Rihanna, “Princess of China”
Lana Del Rey, “Born to Die”

Best Direction
*WINNER: M.I.A., “Bad Girls”
Duck Sauce, “Big Bad Wolf”
Coldplay feat. Rihanna, “Princess of China”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
Watch the Throne, “Otis”

Best Editing
*WINNER: Beyoncé, “Countdown”
A$AP Rocky, “Goldie”
Gotye, “Somebody That I Used to Know”
Watch the Throne, “Paris”
Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean and 2 Chainz, “Mercy”

Best Visual Effects
Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Rihanna, “Where Have You Been”
David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, “Turn Me On”
Linkin Park, “BURN IT DOWN”
*WINNER: Skrillex, “First of the Year (Equinox)”

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