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It was the performance of a lifetime. Absolute genius, no doubt about it. As the batshit über-douche Alien in Harmony Korrine’s groundbreaking Spring Breakers, James Franco was absolutely untethered from reality, looser and more fun than he’s been in any role in recent memory. No less an authority than Werner Herzog said that his performance made De Niro in Taxi Driver look like a kindergartener, and that the film was the most important film of the decade. So it’s really no surprise that Spring Breakers’ distributor A24 have released a minute-long cut reminding us of his well-rounded and mesmerising performance as Alien. Watch it and relive the magic. And think about it: If he DOES get nominated, what a FABULOUS catagory Supporting Actor is going to be this year. Jared vs James vs Jonah vs Fassy vs Bradley Cooper. WOW. Not a dud in the bunch. (via WeTheUrban)
Breathing, singing Keane painting Jared Leto just won Best Supporting Actor from the New York Film Critics Circle for his transcendent work in Dallas Buyers Club, making him a shoo-in for an Oscar nomination (not that it wasn’t already a forgone conclusion). Just recently he told Rolling Stone magazine that awards mean little to him, saying “I never got an award that made me feel better about myself.” We’ll see if he still feels that way at the Vanity Fair post-party. Of course, Lainey Gossip points out that Jonah Hill is ALSO a huge contender this year in the Best Supporting catagory. “The Wolf Of Wall Street is just beginning to screen and so far the reception from the guilds has been strong. It’s Martin Scorsese, it’s Leonardo DiCaprio, it’s a studio picture, and these are some power players who will be pushing… Jonah Hill. You remember how badly Jonah wanted it for Moneyball? You remember how disappointed he was when Christopher Plummer won? It must just end up being Jonah Hill vs Jared Leto.” What do you think? Jared or Jonah? (Photo: Pacific Coast News)
1. Amber Le Bon and Mr French from Family Affair. No, wait, that’s SIMON Le Bon. Hmmm. He no longer appears to be hungry like the wolf, does he? KA-ZING! Fat joke.
2. The always gorgeous Grayson Perry doing his usual late-period-Bette-Davis-does-1920s-candy-raver thing.
3. Tom Hiddleston. Perf.
4. Helen Mirren, who won the Natasha Richardson Award for best actress for her portayal of the Queen in The Audience. We are so lucky to have her in our lives.
(Photos: Pacific Coast News)
It’s awards season, which means you’re going to be seeing the same 10 faces OVER AND OVER AND OVER again, walking the various red carpets in New York, London, and LA, the men in slightly varying tuxedos and the women in progressively more princess-y gowns. Get used to it. At Cipriani’s in New York last night for the National Board of Review Awards: Amanda and Anne continue their sartorial slugfest, Anne winning tonight’s round in a fabulous Saint Laurent tux. Which is not to say Amanda didn’t look gorgeous in her strappy, gladiatorial Bottega Veneta Spring 2013 dress, but really. She still seems sort of awkward and unaccustomed to these dresses, while Anne is to the manner born. Look at that regal presence. She OWNS that tux. Also there: Bradley Cooper and rising style star Eddie Redmayne, the always stunning Emily Blunt in a sexy cutout sheath by Emilio Pucci with her handsome hubby John Krasinski, Angela Basset, Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen, and John C Reilly. Jessica has the potential to really fall on her face, stylewise. She keeps trying to push the envelope of what a redhead can wear, and it gets exhausting. She looks fine here, but she’s walking a fine line with the whole ginger and gold thing. It could look cheap. What do you think? (Photos: Pacific Coast News)
So we are officially kicking off awards season, I see, and even if you’ve never heard of the Children’s BAFTA Awards and don’t recognize any of these young chaps, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t give them all the attention we lavish on the Golden Globes. Top left, in the eye-scorchingly shiny suit, is Tyger Drew-Honey, who stars in the British sitcom Outnumbered. Great face. Even greater name. Next to him, of course, is Eugene Simon, whom you probably recognize as the fey little fuck-toy Lancel from Game of Thrones, or maybe from House of Anubis where he plays Jerome. Love him. Bottom left, the boy with the butter teeth is Thomas Sangster, also from Game of Thrones (he plays Jojen Reed) but who is probably most famous as the voice of Ferb from Phineas and Ferb. Finally, I don’t know who Dougie Poynter and Tom Fletcher are, but I like that they dress alike. Very cute. (Photos: Pacific Coast News)