Jennifer Lawrence takes some jabs at her fellow best actress nominees during her Saturday Night Live opening monologue, best actor contender Hugh Jackman shows up on Letterman as a singing Lincoln, Bradley Cooper shocks Ellen DeGeneres with his multiple nipples, and more! The Oscar nominees have been causing a ruckus on the talk-show scene during award season, so we're bringing you the top five most hilarious moments from late night and daytime.
With the Oscars days away, the heat is on to snag this year's coveted bunch of golden trophies. No one feels that more than best actor nominee Hugh Jackman, who stopped by the Late Show With David Letterman to promote a little friendly competition with his category competitor, Lincoln star Daniel Day-Lewis. Jackman, nominated for his role in the musical Les Misérables, acknowledged that Day-Lewis does a good job, but then inquired as to whether the latter could belt out a "four score and seven years ago" tune as well. I'm not sure what the answer to that is, but I'd sure like to see it. Perhaps an Oscar sing-off is in order?
It's been a star-studded few days in Berlin, where Anne Hathaway, James Franco, Rooney Mara, and many more celebs have popped up to premiere their films at the Berlin International Film Festival. Today, Rooney Mara and Jude Law met up in the German capital to present their film, Side Effects. Earlier in the festival, a Chanel-clad Anne linked up with Les Misérables costar Hugh Jackman to promote their hit project. Their costar Amanda Seyfried was pulling double-duty at the festival, where she premiered Les Misérables as well as her upcoming film Lovelace with James Franco and Peter Sarsgaard. Matt Damon dropped by last Friday when he and costar John Krasinski introduced their film, Promised Land. Click through to check out all of the action in Berlin!
Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman came to today's Oscars Luncheon, and he couldn't have been more effusive about the film he's nominated for, Les Misérables. He complimented director Tom Hooper and the way he shot the film, and he also divulged how nervous it made him to play Jean Valjean.
On feeling the pressure of playing such a memorable character: "I was so stalkerish about getting the role. I literally hunted Tom [Hooper] down. Way before he even signed on for it, I auditioned. When I got the call about getting the part, that's when it hit me. It's one of those things of 'be careful what you wish for' because all that history. . . . Of course I downloaded every film, all the French films, the Perkins film, every film that had ever been made, and then I proceeded to watch none of them. Either I was part terrified, or part I just realized I had to make it my own. Even though it is the Hamlet of roles, for an actor, I had to just make it my own. Then I went into 'ignorance is bliss.' With Tom, who is an incredible director."
On the process of filming a movie musical: "Every day was like an opening in the theater, and a closing all at once."
On admiring his director Tom Hooper: "I think what Tom did was take risks. He found a way to find what people loved from the stage show, but [was] brave enough to turn it into film, and give people a reason to love the film. His choice to sing it live, his choice to sing it through, were really bold at the time. And also, like with Anne Hathaway, to not cut on a close-up for three minutes. Ultimately, he made it very theatrical. He made it very theatrical, but gave people a seat they could never get in the theater. He brought the best of theater and the best of film, and then went back to the book to fill in any gaps."
The Force was certainly with our favorite geeks on Twitter, who sent a relatively high number of Star Wars-related dispatches into cyberspace this past week. Director J.J. Abrams trekked back in time to Star Wars Episodes IV through VI, and funnyman Conan O'Brien expressed extreme concern over his son, who may or may not be headed to the Dark Side.
The galaxy far, far away didn't take all the glory — Wolverine showed up too, in a sneak peek of the feature film starring Hugh Jackman from Marvel Entertainment.
We've handpicked those micromessages and more for this week's top 10 tweets from geeks we love.
Ben Affleck had the support of his Antonio Berardi-clad wife, Jennifer Garner, at the Directors Guild Awards last night in LA. He took home the night's biggest honor, filmmaker of the year, for Argo. The award could mean big things for Ben's future — the filmmaker of the year winner has historically gone on to win best picture at the Oscars. Last night's awards also brought out many of Hollywood's biggest stars. Anne Hathaway was accompanied by husband Adam Shulman to applaud her Les Misérables director, Tom Hooper, with her costar Hugh Jackman. Sally Field, Helen Hunt, and Lena Dunham also hit the red carpet. Many of the nominees actually began the festivities earlier that morning. Directors Hooper, Kathryn Bigelow, Ang Lee, and Steven Spielberg joined Ben at the DGA President's Breakfast.
The DGAs weren't the first time Jen joined Ben this award season. Just last weekend, Ben and Jen shared a couple's night out at the SAG Awards, where he added to his accolades with an honor for Argo. The pair have much more to be excited about with his best picture nomination at the Oscars later this month — check out Ben and Jen's best award-season snaps so far.
The 2013 SAG Awards had plenty of exciting moments, including Jennifer Lawrence's win for Silver Linings Playbook and Ben Affleck's Argo success. While much of the focus was on the stage, there was still lots of action happening in the audience with stars mingling during breaks and chatting over dinner. Jennifer Garner got up from her seat next to husband Ben Affleck to pose with winner Anne Hathaway, while Busy Philipps met up with Jack McBrayer in between tables. Presenter Justin Timberlake shared a snap with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper backstage, and Jessica Chastain laughed with ladies Kerry Washington and Julianne Moore. Click through to see all the celebrity fun inside the SAGs!
Ben Affleck celebrated his big win at last night's SAG Awards with his wife, Jennifer Garner, and several other celebrities at Chateau Marmont in LA. The couple was spotted leaving after a bash with Hugh Jackman while still wearing their glamorous red-carpet looks, but not carrying Ben's award for Argo's outstanding performance by an ensemble cast. Amanda Seyfried, though, changed out of her blue Zac Posen gown into a sheer black cocktail dress. Amanda's Les Misérables costars Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, and Hugh Jackman also attended festivities at the Chateau along with Homeland's Damian Lewis.
Ben and Jennifer appeared to enjoy themselves at the actual SAG Awards, where they were seen laughing and acting affectionate throughout the show. Earlier yesterday, Ben took his daughters, Violet and Seraphina, to a farmers market in Brentwood to pick up some fruit and flowers. In addition to the SAGs and running errands, Ben also picked up the Modern Master honor from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival Friday and the best picture award from the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday.