Cameron Diaz picked a daringly short dress for tonight's Vanity Fair Oscars party in LA — check out tons of red carpet and fun pictures inside the event! She posed on the red carpet before heading inside to mingle with Gwyneth Paltrow, who was fresh off her Academy Awards onstage performance. Cameron also chatted with her The Holiday costar, newly single Jude Law, who presented alongside Robert Downey Jr. during the show. Cameron was without her own plus one, workout partner Alex Rodriguez, though she wasn't lacking for company at the bash. Elsewhere in the exclusive Sunset Tower event, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez snuggled close. Stay tuned for lots more pictures of the soirees all over town and weigh in on the fashion and beauty highlights on Fab and Bella!
Posts for February 27th 2011
Colin Firth completed his successful award season sweep with his best actor Oscar for The King's Speech. Undoubtedly exhausted from the long award season, Firth shared his cute plans for the next few months, joked about the royal wedding, and talked more about the victory dance he mentioned in his acceptance speech.
On whether or not he'll be invited to the royal wedding: "As I understand it, the invitations have already gone out. Mine's almost definitely lost in the post somewhere, so I'll be working on tracing it."
On his post-award season plans: "I've started having fantasies about what I'll do. I think I'm going to cook a lot. I don't think I'm particularly good at it but I'm going to inflict my cooking on anybody within range, but I tend to find that's a very good way to decompress. I'll probably be the only one eating it but that's what I'm going to do."
On the message of The King's Speech: "I don't believe in messages in what I do. I don't think we're preachers. I don't think we're philosophers. What has struck me is the emotional response to it seems to be very, very personal. It's quite diverse. Quite obviously speech therapists and people who have difficulties with their speech of whatever kind, have responded to it, and that is very powerful to me to be on the receiving end of that kind of feedback because what we do is very often, it's justifiably judged as completely and utterly frivolous. I think frivolity is also very important. That's a whole other argument."
On the PG-13 cut of the film: "I don't support it, because I think the film has its integrity as it stands. I'm not someone who is casual about that kind of language. I take my children to see football games, soccer. And I wouldn't be able to, if I wanted to protect them from those kind of words at the expense of all else. I hate hearing that language around them, but I'm not going to deny them an experience of a live game. You know, it does distress me to, you know, to hear that language bawled in the ears of my kids. So I don't take that stuff lightly. But the context of this film could not be more edifying, more appropriate. It's not vicious. It's not to do insult or it's not in any of the context which might offend people, really."
On talking about his urge to dance during his acceptance speech: "I was struggling with contentment at that moment and I think I need some quality time alone. I don't think that this is the particular forum for it. Anyone who's seen Mamma Mia will know what I'm talking about.
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez scored invites to the Vanity Fair Oscars party this evening — check out tons of red carpet and fun pictures inside the event! The hot young couple held hands on their way in and snuggled on a couch once inside the bash. Justin matched his pocket square to Selena's hot red gown — weigh in on her look — and they were both wearing Dolce & Gabbana! The two didn't attend the star-studded Academy Awards, but they looked like they were having a blast joining in the scene of Hollywood's biggest night. Justin and Selena gazed into each other's eyes and showed off a little of their famous affection with PDA. Stay tuned for tons more from all the events all over town and weigh in with all of Fab and Bella's polls!
Stars of the big screen stepped out in Hollywood tonight to salute film at the Oscars. The ladies dazzled in sequins, sparkle and glamour from their perfectly coiffed hair to their flawless manicures. We were there live on the red carpet and in the press room covering all the fashion and beauty as it happened on the red carpet — check out all our Academy Awards coverage below!
Red-carpet fashion coverage:
- Vote on all of Fab's fashion red carpet love it or hate it polls
- Who was best dressed?
- Anne Hathaway rocks the Oscars stage in 7 looks — which one stole the show?
- Battle of the stage stars: who had the best performance outfit?
- Red-carpet trend: sirens on the red carpet
- Red-carpet trend: subtle sparklers
- Award worthy: see the couples that shined on Oscar's red carpet!
Red-carpet beauty coverage:
- Check out all the hottest manicures and nail trends
- Poll: Which Oscar updo was your favorite?
- Close up: see the hottest Oscars hairstyles from every angle
- What you didn't see: best beauty looks from Elton John's Vanity Fair viewing party
- How to get Natalie Portman's luminescent purple palette
- How to get Mila Kunis's sultry yet sweet makeup
- How to get Jennifer Lawrence's voluminous and shiny locks
See how to get these red carpet looks:
- Gwyneth Paltrow's sleek and silver lamé gown
- Busy Philipps's black, detailed mermaid dress
- Penelope Cruz's red-hot sequined L'Wren Scott
- Rhea Durham's strappy sandals, drop earrings, and Naeem Khan stunner
- Virginia Madsen's black-and-white classic gown
Check out what the winners had to say in the press room:
- Press room: The Social Network's Aaron Sorkin says "My hat's off to Mark Zuckerberg"
- Press room: Christian Bale missed Melissa Leo's F-bomb because he was at the bar
- Press room: Melissa Leo talks Oscar campaign and her F-bomb
- Press room: Natalie Portman talks about "Dream-like" Oscar state and "Little dancer" baby
- Video: watch the Oscars auto-tune the movies!
- Video: Gwyneth Paltrow performs "Coming Home" at the Oscars!
- Poll: What did you think of Anne and James's hosting performance?
Check out Buzz to see the full list of Academy Award winners!
Natalie Portman had both her pregnancy glow and post-Oscar win glow working in her favor when she made her way into the press room. Naturally, she had to field lots of questions about her baby, whom she said thoroughly enjoyed the musical portions of the show. She also discussed baby names and how she came to trust her fiancé Benjamin Millepied while making Black Swan.
On her post-win haze: "It feels very very dream-like right now. I don't really know where I am I suppose."
On whether she'd consider naming her baby Oscar: "I think that's probably, definitely, out of the question."
On how the baby reacted to her win: "I couldn't tell you. I don't really remember anything that happened just now. But the baby was definitely kicking a lot during the song portion of the show. Little dancer."
On her interpretation of the movie: "Well, I think that one of the most beautiful things about the film is that it can be interpreted in so many different ways. I really see it as this young woman's coming of age and that she becomes a woman. She starts out a girl and becomes a woman. By finding her own artistic voice and sort of killing the child version of herself, she becomes a woman. I don't see it necessarily as a death at the end like many people do."
On what she expects from motherhood: "It's one of the most exciting things about being pregnant is that I'm accepting complete unknown. It's a complete mystery and miracle. It's really just accepting that I have no idea, which is what all of us live every day."
To see what Natalie had to say about her fiancé and her post-award season plans, just read more
As host Anne Hathaway said, this year's Academy Awards kind of were the "young and hip" Oscars. They made the effort, anyway, from the choice of hosts to skits like the auto-tuned movie montage. Making a joke about how musicals were big this year, Franco introduced the parody, which features 2010 movies like Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I, The Social Network, and Eclipse. Watch as Justin Timberlake's "billion dollars" speech and Taylor Lautner's abs become fodder for hilarious lyrics!
Gwyneth Paltrow continued her streak of successful award season performances with this evening's Oscars! She took to the stage to perform "Coming Home" from Country Strong sporting a nude Michael Kors gown after hitting the red carpet in a shimmery Calvin Klein. How do you think she stacks up against the other singing beauties of the evening?
Aaron Sorkin has been picking up accolades throughout award season for his adapted screenplay for The Social Network, and he completed his run with an Oscar win tonight. Back in the press room, the screenwriter talked about his next project, the power of the Internet, and why he has to give proper credit to Mark Zuckerberg.
- On the talented, young cast of The Social Network: I'll try to sum it up this way. Like a lot of people I grew up watching The Graduate and I always wondered what it must have been like for Buck Henry to see Dustin Hoffman just do it for the first time, with no rehearsal. I don't wonder anymore. I know exactly how he felt. I see Jesse doing it. I see Andrew doing it. Justin, Armie, and this cast do it under the guidance of David Fincher. It was an incredibly talented and very, very young cast. This material isn't for beginners. These were the youngest characters I've ever written. We had to find exceptional actors and we found them all and got the best performances out of them. It wasn't just the performances. It was everything.
- On what's up next: I'll be very candid with you. Since the movie came out and got the kind of critical reaction and cultural reaction that it's gotten, I've been hyper aware that the thing I do next is going to be "the thing I did after The Social Network." I'm going to spend tonight enjoying this and tomorrow starting something new. I think that's what I have to do. I'm just going to keep writing. Keep doing what I've always been doing. Try to find something that I like. Something that I think my friends will like and my father would like and keep my fingers crossed.
- On Mark Zuckerberg: I think he's been an awfully good sport about this film. I don't think that there is anybody here who would want a movie made about things they did when they were 19 years old. And if that movie absolutely, positively had to be made, you'd want it to be made only from your point of view. And you wouldn't want included the point of view of people suing you for hundreds of millions of dollars and have a visceral, emotional reaction to you. That is the movie that we made. And then with things like Mark's appearance on SNL, the fact that he took his staff out to see the movie the day it came out in the US on Oct. 1, and, however it might be related, his $100 million gift to the New Jersey school system. That was met with some cynicism in the press, but I'm sure that the kids, and their parents, and the teachers in Newark aren't worried about how the money got there. So my hat's off to him.
- On his relationship with The King's Speech writer David Seidler: I'm proud to say I've got a bromance going with him. I think that his screenplay for The King's Speech is remarkable. It started when I asked around and got his email address after I saw the movie because I had to write and tell him how much I loved it. I'd never met him before or had any interaction with him. He emailed back and we began emailing each other every few days.
- On the influence of social media: Listen, I've written a lot and talked a little bit about being wary about the Internet. Somewhere along the way I've become my grandmother. You saw what happened in Cairo and there are other examples of social networking tools mobilizing people for great causes like that. Again, we have to thank the Mark Zuckerbergs that are out there.
Christian Bale was in a happy mood as he celebrated his big win for best supporting actor back the press room. He's been busy filming The 13 Women of Nanjing in China, but he was overjoyed to return home from overseas to such a warm welcome. Bale also talked about how soon we can see Batman again, and admitted that he missed costar Melissa Leo's acceptance speech, because he was having a little too much fun with Dicky.
On the positive response to his performance: "It's just a genuine thing. I'm so flattered when any one person walks up to me [and says] they were really touched by a performance. I really love hearing that. What we do becomes so much bigger than ourselves, and I appreciate that so much. I've been in China, I haven't been part of the campaigning that's been going on. To just get back and hear people tell me how much it means it's just wonderful. This is a very bizarre thing, but at the same time, I can't help but be touched so dearly by it."
On whether or not playing Dicky Eklund is his favorite role: "Every single role that you do is a cherished friend. The point that I believe I made in the speech is that I was thanking David O. Russell for communicating our work so that it meant something to the audience. Because that's where you're out of control. You can do something that really rips you apart on set, but if the director and editors don't take it and make it mean something to the audience, then there is nothing."
On missing Melissa Leo's acceptance speech: "I was at the bar with Dicky [Eklund] and my wife, thinking that it was like the other awards were you could just walk on in and go out, but unfortunately I missed Melissa [Leo]'s acceptance speech, because they wouldn't let me in. I was literally banging on the door with Dicky going "Let us in!" but they wouldn't let me in, so that was my just mistake, and I'll know better if I ever return to the Academy Awards. So I missed the F-bomb, but I've laid down many of them myself before, so I think I know what it's all about."
On where he will keep his statue: "I know I'll get home and my daughter will say, thank you very much, and take that and stick it wherever she wants."
On a response to Charlie Sheen: "Like I said: been in China. No clue."
On how soon we can expect to see him back in the bat suit: "I'm in the middle of filming a movie in China right now, when I finish the movie in China it's straight on to Batman, so absolutely, much more Batman."