The Oscars 2013

The 2013 Oscars are finally here, and so all the shocks and surprises you’ve been anticipating about stars such as Jennifer Lawrence, Ben Affleck, Daniel Day-Lewis, Anne Hathaway, and movies like LincolnArgoSilver Linings Playbook and more. Plus, things you weren’t expecting, like a tie or Channing Tatum dancing with Charlize Theron or Jack Nicholson introducing first lady Michelle Obama or the show ending in under three hours.

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Let’s start with the complete list of the 85th Annual Academy Awards winners that took place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. 

Best Motion Picture: Argo

Achievement in Directing: Ang Lee, Life of Pi

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Adapted Screenplay: Argo, Chris Terrio

Original Screenplay: Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino

Original Score: Life of Pi, Mychael Danna

Original Song: “Skyfall,” Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth; Skyfall

Best Animated Feature Film: Brave

Best Animated Short Film: Paperman

Achievement in Cinematography: Life of Pi, Claudio Miranda

Achievement in Visual Effects: Life of Pi

Achievement in Costume Design: Anna Karenina, Jacqueline Durran

Achievement in Makeup & Hairstyling: Les Misérables

Best Live-Action Short Film: Curfew

Best Documentary Short Subject: Inocente

Best Documentary Feature: Searching for a Sugar Man

Best Foreign-Language Film: Amour (Austria)

Achievement in Sound Mixing: Les Misérables

Achievement in Sound Editing: Zero Dark Thirty &Skyfall

Achievement in Film Editing: Argo

Achievement in Production Direction: Lincoln

 Most “Not Expected” moments of the Oscars:

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1- Charlize Theron and Channing Tatum became dance partners and waltzed on stage. Too bad his “Magic Mike” co-stars didn’t join in on the action.

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2- Harry Potter and Bella Swan presented at the Oscars!! For once, the “tweens” recognized some of the actors present at the ceremony.

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3-Yes, Jennifer Lawrence just won an Oscar. And, yes, she just became the second-youngest Best Actress recipient ever. And, yes she did trip while going up the stairs to accept her Oscar and yes she did blame it on her over the top Dior dress. Check the video on this link 

Oscars Fashion

We’ve gone through an entire awards season full of fashion hits and misses and it is the red carpet of the Oscars where stars are really expected to bring their fashion A-game. No mistakes, no wardrobe malfunctions, no flaws. On Hollywood’s biggest night, they proved to us that nobody is perfect. The Red Carpet was divided in mostly three colors: Black, White and Blue.

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The stars who sparkled in Black were: Nicole Kidman in  L’Wren Scott, Halle Berry in Versace, Sandra Bullock in Elie Saab, Salma Hayek in Alexander McQueen, Kelly Rowland in Tony Ward, Kristin Chenoweth in Tony Ward, Guiliana Rancic in Rafael Cenamo, Kelly Rowland in Dona Karan and Adele in Jenny Packam.

2- White

collageThe Red Carpet sizzled with these stars: Kristen Stewart in Reem Acra, Jennifer Lawrence in Dior, Zoe Saldana in Alexis Mabille, Charlize Theron in Dior, Anne Hathaway in Prada and Amanda Seyfried in Alexander Macqueen.

3- Blue

collageThe color blue was a big hit at the Oscars with Jennifer Hudon in Roberto Cavalli, Reese Witherspoon in Louis Vuitton, Amy Adams in Oscar De La Renta and Helent Hunt in H&M (no comment on that last choice).

4- Gold and Bright

collageThe Red carpet did sparkle with these gold and bright colors with stars like Jessica Chastain in Armani, Olivia Munn in Marchesa, Kerry Washington in Miu Miu and Maria Menounos in Romona Keveza.

Did you think we forgot our most stylish couples? Think again

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Newly-engaged couple Jennifer Aniston (Valentino) and Justin Theroux (Salvatore Ferragamo) looked adorable while expecting parents Channing Tatum (Gucci) and Jenna Dewan (Rached Roy) were cuter than ever. Michael Douglas (Canali) and Catherine Zeta-Jones (Zuhair Mrad), Liev Schriber (Calvin Klein) and Naomi Watts (Armani) and George Clooney( Armani) and Stacy Keibler (Naeem Khan) all sparkled on the Red Carpet. Our favorite down to earth celebrity couple and proud parents Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner (both in Gucci) were all smiles and even congratulated their daughter Seraphina for her win in a spelling bee contest earlier in the day.

Now, let’s talk worst dresses of the night!

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The always entertaining Helena Bonham Carter walked the carpet with Tim Burton wearing a black-and-white layered Vivienne Westwood dress that suited her eccentric persona (but not the red carpet), while Salma Hayek’s over-the-top vampy Alexander McQueen gown and its heavily embroidered neckline were just a little bit too much.Fan Bingbing made the loudest red carpet statement in a bright fuchsia ball gown with accessories to match. But it was the loveable Melissa McCarthy’s custom David Meister Signature gown and its overabundance of silk jersey that really garnered critics’ attention, and the hair didn’t help.

And that’s our Oscar special roundup!

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Helwi El Hayet

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