2013 was a massive year for Jennifer Lawrence, so it’s no surprise that two of year’s biggest movies had her name attached. What else got us excited about going to the cinema? Well, there was the release of The Great Gatsby (finally!), a film set in space anchored by two of Hollywood’s biggest stars, and a beloved comedy sequel that’s been years in the making. There was also plenty that went on behind the scenes, including the casting and production of one particularly sexy upcoming release. Step inside for 2013’s biggest movie headlines and check out the rest of our Best of 2013 content here.
The nominations for the 2014 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards have been announced, with The Great Gatsby scoring 14 nods in the film categories — including potential honours for international stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan — closely followed by The Rocket with 12 nominations. In the TV categories, Top of the Lake leads with 10 nominations, while Mrs Biggs, Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story and Redfern Now all received eight each.
The 2014 AACTA Awards will be held on Jan. 30 at The Star in Sydney, but there will also be an industry lunch held on Jan. 28 before the big ceremony. You can find the full list of film and TV nominations after the jump.
We may have been shrouded in fog in Sydney all week, but it didn't put any sort of dampener on our days! We were treated to the most glamorous of affairs, a viewing of the Tiffany & Co. jewels that feature in The Great Gatsby, followed by a screening of the epic film — there are two days left to view the collection so if you're in Sydney, we suggest you get there pronto! Alison was positively snowed under with products for the beauty awards coming in thick and fast, but she still squeezed in a very exciting trip to one of our favourite cosmetics stores in the world! Then there was a build-it-yourself Daft Punk situation, the finale of The Biggest Loser, cool new lip glosses, new season collections and much more! Click through to view it all. . .
She's been touted as the next Cate Blanchett (which is a little bit ironic, for reasons you'll find when you keep reading!), she could pass as a model, and her breakthrough role has hit cinemas today — life's good for relative newcomer Elizabeth Debicki! Starring as Jordan Baker in The Great Gatsby — Baz Luhrmann's most successful film of all time — this young, statuesque Australian has got critics and the public raving about her performance in the epic film. While we can already see that she's got a massive future ahead of her, there's much more to get to know. Click through now!
The Great Gatsby finally hit Australian screens today, and to say our high expectations were met is a bit of an understatement. The glitz! The glamour! It's the 1920s on steroids, and it's fair to say that the jewels and headpieces nearly stole the show. From art deco earrings to onyx rings and pearl tassels, it's a veritable feast of incredibly beautiful pieces — no wonder, considering Tiffany & Co. designed the whole lot. We may not all be able to afford Daisy Buchanan's — Carey Mulligan's character — divine headpiece, pictured above (it's, um, the price of a house), but we can all take inspiration from it. You can see all the Tiffany & Co. pieces in store in Sydney, but in the meantime, click through to add some flapper-glam to your collection now!
The Great Gatsby hits theatres today, and it's been a long time coming. With dazzling hair and makeup looks, the film promises to be a feast for the eyes. But if you can't wait another second for Gatsby inspiration, click through our slide show of celebrities who have embraced the flapper feel.
Adapting F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1920s-set novel The Great Gatsby is an ideal fit for director Baz Luhrmann. The man known for over-the-top visuals in films like Moulin Rouge! and Romeo + Juliet depicts the biggest parties you've ever seen in Jazz Age-era New York, and Luhrmann even presents it all in stunning 3D. The aesthetic is the best thing about The Great Gatsby, which falls short in many other aspects. The movie is bloated with every detail and character from the book, and Fitzgerald's text is awkwardly featured on the screen. Luhrmann is as ambitious as Gatsby's climb toward the American dream, and only some of it pays off.
There are a few saving graces, like Leonardo DiCaprio. The actor puts on the impeccable suits of Jay Gatsby, a man whose background and source of wealth are a mystery. The ridiculously rich Gatsby is king of a Long Island castle where he can buy anything — except for the love of his former sweetheart Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan). She's quite comfortable with the old money she married into, even though her husband, Tom (Joel Edgerton), is a cheating bigot. It's the task of Gatsby's neighbour, narrator Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire), to help Gatsby win Daisy back, and though the two lovers do find their way back to each other, Gatsby's pretty, pretty world crumbles as he tries to make a life with her. The movie follows a similar path, starting off strong — all debauchery, confetti and champagne — until it fades into a drawn-out bore. Luhrmann still succeeds in some areas, though; to find out what else I thought of The Great Gatsby, just keep reading.
Who can blame Gatsby when Daisy is being played by the lovely Carey Mulligan? Though we first fell in love with her in the 2005 adaptation of Pride & Prejudice, it's her ravishing red carpet style that has us on constant Carey watch. Donning everything from simple silhouettes adorned with subtle jewels to high-shine confections twinkling with enchantment, we are consciously under this British beauty's style spell, and we have no plan of ever coming out. While promoting her latest film, The Great Gatsby, Carey Mulligan has been on a chic streak, showcasing dashing designs from Lanvin, Prada, and Victoria Beckham — just to name a few. Ms Mulligan turns 28 today, so we're reviewing her best red carpet looks to date. Settle in, because there's 49 of them!
The Week in Pictures: The Great Gatsby Hits Sydney, Kate Steps Out, Joel & Harlow's Coffee Run & More
What a week it's been! So much of this week's action has taken place in Australia, and it's been non-stop since the get-go. Baz Luhrmann brought his The Great Gatsby to town on a very rainy Wednesday night, and with him at the premiere were the film's stars Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton and Elizabeth Debicki, to name a few. The latest crop of CLEO Bachelors were announced, David Jones celebrated it's 175th birthday with a host of stylish stars like Megan Gale and Rachael Finch, and honorary Aussie Joel Madden went on a coffee run in Sydney with his adorable family. Elsewhere, Cannes kicked on and Kate Middleton made a sunny appearance at a royal garden party. Click through to see it all now!
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