Entertainment behind the scenes
The Golden Globes were back this year, and no one was more excited than the stars themselves, who celebrated by walking down the red carpet in all their finest. But whose primping and preening paid off the most? And who fell horribly flat?
US Weekly Fashion Director Sasha Charnin Morrison listed Anne Hathaway and Angelina Jolie as two of her favorites, saying Marisa Tomei and Renee Zellweger’s looks were “clunkers.” Meanwhile, style expert Michael O’Connor said his top choices were Eva Mendes and Drew Barrymore.
But what did you think? Check out some of the looks below and let us know.
Angelina Jolie in Versace
Drew Barrymore in Galliano
Marisa Tomei in Oscar de la Renta
Eva Mendes in Dior
Anne Hathaway in Armani
Renee Zellweger in Carolina Herrera
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association had to explain itself when the Web site for the association’s Golden Globe Awards briefly indicated that “Rachel Getting Married” star Anne Hathaway had won a best actress award.
The mix-up happened on Thursday, when a star appeared on the site next to Hathaway’s name under a list of actresses nominated for best performance in a drama movie. But not so fast – the awards show does not happen until Sunday. Ooops!
“In the process of preparing for Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Web team inadvertently marked a nominee as a winner,” a statement at GoldenGlobes.org says. “The mistake was immediately corrected.”
The other nominees are Angelina Jolie for “Changeling,” Meryl Streep for “Doubt,” Kristin Scott Thomas for “I’ve Loved You So Long” and Kate Winslet for “Revolutionary Road.”
Hathaway, 26, became a major star with the 2001 movie “The Princess Diaries,” a Disney movie aimed at young girls. She has matured in roles since then and she plays a drug addict with haunting past in “Rachel Getting Married.”
On Thursday night, Hathaway and Streep shared their combined best actress win at the Critics’ Choice Awards. And the slip-up does make one wonder whether the HFPA tipped its voters’ hand, or if the other Golden Globe nominees have a chance. Thoughts?
A lot of buzz at the Toronto film festival inevitably is about which movies may compete for Oscars as Hollywood begins its months-long campaign for film honors that often — although not always — bring stars fame and movie studios money.
Taken together with film festivals in Venice and Telluride, Colorado, which annually occur in late August and early September, the Toronto event is a key Oscar campaign launch site. But sometimes the movies suffer a critical backlash if they are too widely hyped. Other times critics jump on a movie’s bandwagon and propel the film forward.
It’s rare when two big-budget comedies with big-name stars battle for the same audience on the same weekend at movie theaters. The general rule is that one big comedy is enough. But this Friday, “Get Smart” with Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway squares off against “The Love Guru” with Mike Myers and Jessica Alba.
But the big problem for both may not be that there are too few comedy fans to go around. Rather, it may be that both are getting panned by many critics. Reviews are mixed for “Get Smart,” but mostly bad for “Love Guru.”