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Celebritology 2.0 Archive: Awards Season

In praise of Hailee Steinfeld, the picture of poise at the Oscars

The most recent entertainment news cycle has been a particularly negative one. Christina Aguilera was arrested for alleged public drunkenness. Charlie Sheen is cracking up at a speed so rapid, we need a jet-pack to keep up with it. Americans everywhere -- at least the ones that lurk on the Internet -- have (understandably in most cases) blasted James Franco’s inability to generate a modicum of energy while hosting the Academy Awards. It's enough to make a person start to lose faith in celebrities altogether. (I know, you already did that years ago when John Travolta signed on to star in "Stayin' Alive." Whatever. Just play along.) Well, here's someone to give us all a little hope for the future: Hailee Steinfeld. And while she may have lost the best supporting actress Oscar to Melissa Leo on Sunday night, she still came out a winner for looking adorable and handling...

By Jen Chaney  | March 1, 2011; 2:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Oscar party scene: Hitting the Governor's Ball and the Elton John party

The scene at the Elton John party. (Jen Chaney) After nearly four hours on the Academy Awards red carpet and four more in the press room, party isn't necessarily the first word that comes to mind. (Pillow is one. Vacation is another.) But this is the Oscars, for heaven's sake. And party -- or at least watch other, more famous people party -- is what must be done. The Post's Dan Zak and Amy Argetsinger navigated their way through the elite throngs at the Vanity Fair party, while I dropped by the Governor's Ball and hit the end of Elton John's annual Oscar viewing event. Here's what was seen and heard on my end of the Oscar party circuit....

By Jen Chaney  | February 28, 2011; 6:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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The Academy Awards red carpet: Seeking equilibrium in the midst of glamour-madness

TV fails to capture other red carpet realities. It's frenetic. It's loud. And for the reporters, it's incredibly cramped, so cramped that at one point on Sunday afternoon, it honestly seemed like a brawl might break out.

By Jen Chaney  | February 28, 2011; 1:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The James Franco/Anne Hathaway 'Grease' routine: Now it can be seen

The Travolta/Newton John sendup ended up on the cutting-room floor, but now, thanks to the modern marvel of the Internet and Oscar's savvy post-show marketing, we can all watch Anne and James meet at the Shake Shack.

By Liz Kelly  | February 28, 2011; 1:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Awards Season, Oscars  
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The Oscars and the foregone conclusions syndrome

Colin Firth, clutching the Oscar we all knew he would win. (AP) At this year's Academy Awards, there wasn't one genuine surprise. "The King's Speech" won best picture, as pretty much every prognosticator predicted. Colin Firth was named best actor. We knew that was going to happen. Natalie Portman won an Oscar, too. Which we also knew. Even the sight of James Franco in drag felt like something we'd all seen before. Because, well, we had. So have the Academy Awards become too predictable, just a formal, fancy way to call out a list of Hollywood winners that were already foregone conclusions?...

By Jen Chaney  | February 28, 2011; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Could Billy Crystal host the Academy Awards again? It's a possibility.

Billy Crystal, back on the Oscar stage. (AP) When Billy Crystal made his appearance during this year's Academy Awards, he got a standing ovation. Clearly, his Hollywood colleagues love to see him grace that stage, a place where he feels very much at home. (Certainly, it must be said, more at home than James Franco often seemed last night.) So is there a chance he could host again? Based on what Crystal told me last night at the Governor's Ball, it's also not entirely out of the question. Related coverage: The actors' Oscar acceptance speeches: Who said it best? Complete Oscar coverage in Celebritology The Post's Hank Stuever assesses the telecast...

By Jen Chaney  | February 28, 2011; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Older Entries in This Category »

James Franco in drag: Oscar fail?, Liz Kelly , February 27, 2011
Live tweeting from the Oscar press room, Liz Kelly , February 27, 2011
Oscars 2011: Live tweets from the red carpet, Jen Chaney , February 27, 2011
The Spirit Awards: Live tweeting the event, Jen Chaney , February 26, 2011
Oscars 2011: Predicting this year's best picture, Jen Chaney , February 25, 2011
Oscars 2011: Predicting the best director winner, Jen Chaney , February 23, 2011
Melissa Leo, seeking Oscar consideration, Jen Chaney , February 7, 2011
The Oscar curse is real. Science says so., Jen Chaney , February 1, 2011
SAG Awards 2011: Best and worst dressed, Jen Chaney , January 31, 2011
The SAG Awards 2011: Live tweeting, Jen Chaney , January 30, 2011
Hugh Jackman will present at the Oscars, Jen Chaney , January 27, 2011
Oscar nominations: The snubs and surprises, Jen Chaney , January 25, 2011
Golden Globe Awards 2011: Best dressed and worst dressed, Jen Chaney and Liz Kelly , January 17, 2011
Critics Choice Awards 2011: A recap, Jen Chaney , January 15, 2011
The People's Choice Awards 2011: A recap, Jen Chaney , January 6, 2011
The People's Choice Awards: An FAQ, Jen Chaney , January 5, 2011
Screen Actors Guild Award nominees announced, Jen Chaney , December 16, 2010
Awards season scorecard: Who's won what so far, Jen Chaney , December 8, 2010
Watch the Spirit Award nominations live, Jen Chaney , November 30, 2010
When Emmy fashion policing goes too far, Jen Chaney , September 1, 2010
Should the Academy Awards move to January?, Jen Chaney , June 23, 2010
Oscars 2010: Academy Award Bingo Cards, Liz Kelly , March 4, 2010
'Hurt Locker' producer banned from Oscars, Jen Chaney , March 2, 2010
For Oscars, time to sing a new song, Jen Chaney , February 9, 2010
Poll: Grammy's worst fashion offender?, Liz Kelly , February 1, 2010
Golden Globe fashion: Robin Givhan's top 10, Liz Kelly , January 17, 2010
Live Tweeting the Golden Globes, Liz Kelly , January 17, 2010
Here come the People's Choice Awards, Liz Kelly , January 6, 2010
Biggest celebrity of the '00s?, Liz Kelly , December 15, 2009
The most over-exposed celebs of 2009: The vote, Liz Kelly , December 14, 2009
2009 Celebritology Honors: Let the Voting Begin, Liz Kelly , September 24, 2009
Separated at Birth: Kanye West and Joe Wilson?, Liz Kelly , September 14, 2009
2009 Celebritology Honors: A Little Help?, Liz Kelly , August 14, 2009
Oscar's Class Acts, Liz Kelly , February 23, 2009
You Name the Best Picture, Jen Chaney , December 17, 2008
2008 Lizzies: Let the Voting Begin, Liz Kelly , September 29, 2008
2008 Lizzies Fan Art Competition, Liz Kelly , September 17, 2008
Oscar: The Benefits of Plan B, Jen Chaney , January 18, 2008
2nd Annual Lizzie Awards: Winners, Liz Kelly , July 9, 2007
Cast Your Lizzies Votes, Liz Kelly , June 20, 2007
Here Come the Lizzies!, Liz Kelly , May 31, 2007
Morning Mix: All About Oscar, Nancy Kerr , February 26, 2007
In Praise of Marky Mark, Liz Kelly , January 24, 2007
Hollywood's Best Night, Liz Kelly , January 16, 2007
 
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