The Toronto Film Festival came to a close on Sunday, which means the 2011 Oscar buzz has officially begun. I expected some of these to garner a lot of hype, while others were pleasant surprises. Take a look at the five films that critics have been raving about, and start making your super early Oscar predictions.
Ryan Gosling might have stolen the show at his Toronto Film Festival premiere last night, but there were plenty of other celebs hitting the red carpet up North. Ryan Phillippe joined Malin Akerman, who was decked out in a bright red dress, to show off their film The Bang Bang Club. She switched gears to chill with Ryan after bonding with Katie Holmes recently on their press tour for The Romantics. Michael C. Hall, meanwhile, had his own costars, Taraji P. Henson and Sarah Silverman, by his side for a screening of Peep Show. Jennifer Connelly joined the list of lovely ladies as well showing off her What's Wrong With Virginia. It's been a star-studded few days for the city, and there are more sightings to come before the festival ends on Saturday.
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The ladies couldn't stop showing love for Ryan Gosling last night at his premiere of Blue Valentine during the Toronto Film Festival. He arrived solo, looking dapper in his shades and gray suit, but soon he scooped up his young costar, Faith Wladyka, for a photo op. Ryan and other people involved in the movie followed up their screening with an afterparty, where Ryan was again a hot commodity, saying cheese with producer Lynette Howell. Ryan's leading lady, Michelle Williams, wasn't able to join in on the love fest, unlike her appearances with him at both Cannes and Sundance earlier this year. Michelle and Ryan were together, though, for a recent photo shoot in Canada, and the hot results of their efforts are on display in October's W.
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Vera Farmiga looked utterly fetching wearing a toned down smoky eye at the Toronto Film Festival for the recent premiere of Henry's Crime. This subtle smoky eye, which was created by celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose, featured a hint of plum-toned shimmer with subtly diffused lines. So to find out how to smoke it up softly, just keep reading.
Winona Ryder looked hotter than ever with luminous skin and red hot lips at the Black Swan premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. To give her complexion an extra glow, makeup artist Nick Barose used YSL Teint Radiance in 02 ($48) to even out her skin and a shimmery pink blush — YSL Blush Variation in Pink Bloom ($45) — to add a touch of color. But it was Winona's red lipstick that really stood out. Find out how to get Winona's dramatic lipstick look when you read more.
Freida Pinto brought glamour to a whole new level with these glossy curls at the premiere of You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger at the Toronto Film Festival. We're coveting her look, created by stylist Jonathan Hanousek, and now he's sharing his step-by-step instructions for how we can re-create the style on our own. To find out how Jonathan gave Freida these voluminous waves, just keep reading.
Ryan Reynolds was the man of the hour at the Toronto Film Festival premiere of Buried last night. The movie, which takes place entirely inside a box where Ryan is trapped, was among Buzz's favorites at Sundance and is gaining more glowing reviews. Ryan and Scarlett Johansson are coming up on their second wedding anniversary later this month, though in keeping with their private nature he brought his mom Tammy as a date instead. Ryan is among the many hot guys stopping through Canada and the well-dressed actor has more promotional appearances ahead before Buried's Sept. 24 release. He gave us a peek at his sensitive heart, charming sense of humor, and amazing abs on the October cover of GQ, but that's not all he has going for him. Ryan is adding TV comedy producer to his ever-growing resume.
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