Anne Hathaway celebrated the end of a very successful Oscars hosting gig by hitting the dance floor at the Weinstein party. She grabbed onto someone's little gold man, presumably from one of the many The King's Speech wins, to show off her moves and her arm muscles with the heavy statue. Her boyfriend, Adam Shulman, watched on and joined in on the fun as onlookers snapped pictures with their phones. Anne picked her red Atelier Versace for the festivities, which was one of seven looks she wore on stage. James Franco and Anne's performance earned mixed reviews, and Buzz thinks she could have done it all on her own. James also released the full video of their Grease homage that ended up on the cutting-room floor. He apparently wasn't in the mood to hit the town last night, since he skipped his own ultra-exclusive bash to head back to school on the East Coast.
Reese Witherspoon presented the Academy Award to Christian Bale before heading to the Vanity Fair bash where she met up with fiancé Jim Toth — check out tons of red carpet and fun pictures inside the event! Reese sipped on champagne and chatted with Elizabeth Banks at the party. He didn't come along when she hit the Oscars red carpet wearing a black and white strapless Armani Prive gown. Reese took the stage solo during the show, and missing from her side was Water For Elephants costar Robert Pattinson, who was rumored to be a surprise guest, but is busy filming Breaking Dawn in Vancouver. He did have some presence during the evening in the form of the funny auto-tune the movies segment. Elsewhere at the Sunset Tower soiree, Cameron Diaz showed off her legs in a short dress and Justin Bieber cuddled with Selena Gomez. Stay tuned for lots more pictures of the events all over town and weigh in on the fashion and beauty highlights on Fab and Bella!
The Oscars are over and the awards have been handed out, so let's bask in the afterglow of the night's events, shall we? This year brought several memorable moments, from the heartfelt speeches to James Franco and Anne Hathaway's many costume changes (love the dress, James). If this year was an attempt to feel more young and fun, it definitely gets a thumbs-up. Click through to check out some of the evening's best, and don't forget you can still vote in our Oscar winner polls and read our press room coverage!
James Franco and Anne Hathaway kicked off the Oscars with a pre-recorded tour through the year's best film nominees, then they took the stage for a few live jokes. Their families even got in the act, with Anne's mother standing up in the crowd to tell her to stand up straight, and James's occasionally foul-mouthed grandmother expressing her excitement at "seeing Marky Mark!" Tom Hanks was on hand to announce a few early winners, then Kirk Douglas presented the best actress in a supporting role honor to a truly surprised Melissa Leo. Her speech was heartfelt after a grueling award season, though she caused the censors some alarm by uttering the F-word. She later, though, apologized profusely for the slipup. Don't miss all our press room updates including Natalie Portman talking about her baby!
Justin Timberlake and best-dressed Mila Kunis announced the animated awards before Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin stepped out in matching white jackets to present Aaron Sorkin with best adapted screenplay for The Social Network and further writing honors to the man behind The King's Speech. Anne Hathaway ditched her dress for a pantsuit to joke with Hugh Jackman during a musical number, and James Franco dressed as Marilyn Monroe, pink gown, blond hair and all, to introduce Helen Mirren and Russell Brand. A stunning Giorgio Armani clad Reese Witherspoon stepped out to open the envelope containing the name of the best actor in a supporting role winner — Christian Bale won for his role in The Fighter, and after giving a shout-out to the real-life Dicky Ecklund, he teared up when telling his wife she's his mast in the storm of his life. Fellow Australians Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman were up next as presenters, followed by Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey handing out the best sound mixing honors. Anne enjoyed many costume changes and wore seven glamorous gowns, everything from Valentino to Lanvin, and weigh in on which was her best!
Mandy Moore was soon on stage, having changed from her gold Monique Lhuillier into a strapless blue number, to perform a track from Tangled nominated for best original song with her costar Zachary Levi — Gwyneth Paltrow later sang a number from Country Strong, but Randy Newman ended up taking honors for his music in Toy Story 3. Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal teamed up to present the best short honors before the much-anticipated Twilight moment, which was an auto-tuning the movies and our favorite Twilight stars. Sherlock Holmes buddies Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. joked about RDJ's checkered past together on stage, then Celine Dion took the stage to sing during the "In Memoriam" montage.
Subtle sparkling Halle Berry had the microphone afterward to say a special tribute to legendary actress Lena Horne. The big awards came quickly next, with Tom Hooper clinching directing honors for The King's Speech and mentioning that he shares "a triangle of man love" with his stars Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush. Jeff Bridges presented Natalie Portman with her best actress statue, and the Black Swan star tearfully thanked her "love" Benjamin Millepied for giving her the best role yet — becoming a mother. Sandra Bullock handed off the best actor gold man to Colin Firth, who managed to repress his urge to dance long enough to get out his words of thanks. Love for his movie kept coming, as it even picked up the best picture! This was another great night for Hollywood and a year of film — make sure to catch up on all our coverage from the press room, fashion and beauty news, and stay tuned for all the action from the afterparties!
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While there were no dramatic new pixie cuts or drastic alterations in hair color at the 2011 Oscars, there were a few subtle hairstyle changes seen on the red carpet and afterparty festivities. From Vanessa Hudgens' shorter hair to Emma Stone's fringe, it's time to vote on your favorite Academy Awards style changes now.
James Franco was asked to host the Oscars before he was nominated, so we can't blame him for that awkward dynamic. Like so many award hosts before, he's taking a bashing today and may need some image control. It's a wonder they get anyone to take those gigs!
Where was he? Was he high? Was it performance art? Is he just too post-post-something to care? That's how the press sounds today. It doesn't help that he told Vanity Fair's Screening Room earlier this month that he felt no pressure, had no jitters, and didn't particularly care how he did.
"If it's the worst Oscars show ever, who cares? It's like, it's fine. It's one night. It doesn't matter. If I host the worst Oscar show in the history of the Oscars, like, why do I care?"
In his defense, that probably came out wrong or was taken out of context. I suspect what he meant was "It's showbiz, not DIY surgery." He's curious, creative, intellectual — we love that — but between attending multiple grad programs, writing a book, creating art installations, using himself as an art object, teaching courses, and acting in feature films, sitcoms, and soap operas, Franco fatigue is in the air. Maybe he just makes us feel lazy?
His real image problem lies not in last night, but in the expanding chasm between his blasé, not-even-trying persona and heaping pile of achievements. It's hard to be perceived as genuine when this gap gets too wide; it can look like a Joaquin Phoenix-style joke on the world, and fans don't want to be the butt of that.
The fact is he works hard, ditching last night's afterparties to hop on a plane and return to school. I say, Franco, gather your books and art and awards, and just own it. It's OK to care. So you're ambitious? There are worse things.
Video: Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman, and Mandy Moore's Perfect Oscar Red-Carpet Moments!
All of the A-list ladies arrived to the Oscars looking stunning last night. Nicole Kidman said her white dress was an easy choice for the show, while Mila Kunis wore an Elie Saab gown that matched her Black Swan costar Natalie Portman. We were live on the red carpet where we spoke with everyone from Mandy Moore to Nicole Kidman and Celine Dion, so check it out!
Just like years past, last night's Oscars delivered some of the chicest moments in couples' style. A gorgeous red-carpet gown is already something on its own, but standing next to a leading man in a tux, the chic effect is double. From the show's red carpet to the late-night fêtes, we rounded up our favorite moments in chic couples' style — the elegant moments you'll want to mimic with your own leading man. Click through for our top 10 of the night — then tell us your favorite!
When Mila Kunis took the red carpet last night, she stunned on arrival. Her delicate, lavender-hued Elie Saab confection will no doubt hold a place on best-dressed lists everywhere today and hold a place in iconic Oscars looks for years to come. It's the stuff of red-carpet fantasy, executed so perfectly from head to toe, with intricate lace and flowing layers of chiffon — we had to break it all down. Click through for all the amazing details!