Some of Penélope Cruz’s movie roles probably won’t be suitable for her new baby son, Leo, for a while, but her recent turn as a Disney princess sure is! Penélope got into costume as Belle from Beauty and the Beast in the latest round of Disney Dream Portraits shot by Annie Leibovitz. She teamed up with Jeff Bridges, who took a turn as the Beast, and in the other new shots we see Olivia Wilde as the Evil Queen from Snow White (with Alec Baldwin as the Magic Mirror) and Queen Latifah as Ursula from The Little Mermaid. They join a huge group of other Hollywood heavyweights who have posed for the famed photographer, including Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella, Julianne Moore as Ariel and David Beckham as Prince Phillip from Sleeping Beauty. Step inside the gallery to see the new shots, as well as some behind-the-scenes snaps! Which is your favourite?
The Oscars ceremony is all about the action on the stage, but the star-studded audience was action-packed as well! The A-list presenters and nominees were seated in the first few rows with their dates, but there was plenty of time to mingle with friends and colleagues as well. Click through to see who rubbed shoulders during the show!
This year's Oscar nominees appeared in some fantastic films in 2010, but no working actor has a perfect résumé. The group of stars in the acting categories have a movie or two in their past that they'd probably want you (and the voting members of the Academy) to forget about, but for fun, we thought we could giggle about them — and see how far each nominee has come on the road to the Oscars!
The big day is almost upon us! The Oscars will be here before you know it, and we've been working overtime preparing for the big event. We've been making predictions for the major categories, and now it's time to spotlight the talented gentleman in the running for best actor. Once you've gotten the rundown, you can use our picks to help with your own ballot — download our printable one and share it with friends!
The Oscars are just a week away, and the unstoppable Colin Firth and Christian Bale will be going after Academy Awards to add to their growing collections. If they win, they'll sweep this awards season just like many talented actors before them! Take a look at this list of triple winners (you can check out the ladies here), and don't forget you can predict your own winners with your friends with our printable Oscars ballot!
Seriously, how cute is Hailee Steinfeld? The breakout star of True Grit and Oscar nominee headed to Berlin with her co-stars Jeff Bridges and Josh Brolin, plus their directors Joel and Ethan Coen, for a photocall and the movie’s premiere at the Berlin Film Festival. It’s been a busy and exciting time for 14-year-old Hailee, who’s walked many red carpets and awards season entrances. She recently attended the Oscar nominations luncheon and earned a Virtuosos Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. Coming at the end of the month is the biggest red carpet of all — the Academy Awards! She’s up for the best supporting actress award but faces tough competition from The Fighter’s Melissa Leo.
When the Oscar nominees gathered for the luncheon earlier today, it wasn’t just for movie talk and catching up — they also posed for a massive A-list class photo! Seriously, imagine if you were in that pic and could hang a copy in your house. Sure beats your awkward class photo from Year Two! A giant gold Oscar statue stood in between Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman and James Franco, while Annette Bening sat on Jeff Bridges’ lap in the front row, flanked by Nicole Kidman, Jacki Weaver and Amy Adams. Some stars also took individual portraits, including Geoffrey Rush, Hailee Steinfeld, Jennifer Lawrence and Melissa Leo. Click through our gallery to see all the shots, and see if you can spot all the stars!
Oscar nominees including Natalie Portman, Colin Firth, Jesse Eisenberg, Nicole Kidman, Hailee Steinfeld, James Franco and more gathered for the Academy Awards nominations luncheon in LA, less than a month before the big day on Feb. 17. Natalie covered her expectant belly in a blue dress and said this about what she might wear to the Oscars: “It’s certainly all about leaving space for growth.” Nicole, who was honoured in Santa Barbara over the weekend, stood out in her head-to-toe red ensemble, and Jesse spilled the beans on meeting Mark Zuckerberg at SNL, saying, “I was nervous to meet him, because I had spent now, a year and a half thinking about him . . . and then we met under circumstances that were far more anxiety producing, which was to be on national TV together.” This is just one of the many events on the awards season calendar for these stars. Up next are the BAFTA Awards, where Oscar fave The King’s Speech leads the nominations.
Ben Affleck joked around with his sunglasses-wearing co-star from The Town, Jeremy Renner, yesterday afternoon at a BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Reception held in the the Four Seasons Hotel. The duo were fresh off a night spent at Friday's Critics' Choice Awards, where Ben spent a good chunk of the evening kissing and hugging his lovely wife Jennifer Garner. Michelle Williams was a lucky girl in the middle of a director sandwich, as she chatted with Blue Valentine's Derek Cianfrance and The King's Speech's Tom Hooper. Andrew Garfrield stayed close to his girlfriend Shannon Woodward, who's also good friends with Robert Pattinson. He was happy to be in the same place as so many of Hollywood's A-List, saying, "It's nice being in a room with such inspiring, wonderful people to talk to." Nicole Kidman, meanwhile, didn't bring her husband Keith Urban, but she was seen animatedly talking with Black Swan mastermind Darren Aronofsky. It was the latest event for the award season regulars, and most will be out again today for the Golden Globes — stay tuned for photos and news from the big show!
The busy award season weekend kicked off with the annual AFI Awards in LA on Friday. The event honours its top 10 movies and TV shows of 2010, which include The Town, Inception, Black Swan, 30 Rock, Glee and others. Ben Affleck joined Jeremy Renner to support their project after bouncing around the country from the Palm Springs International Film Festival to the National Board of Review Gala in NYC to celebrate the film this week. Natalie Portman covered her baby bump in a bright blue dress and walked the carpet ahead of director Darren Aronofsky, while her co-star Mila Kunis went with white. Jon Hamm made an appearance for Mad Men and got playful with his young castmate Kiernan Shipka. Amy Adams, who represented The Fighter, took a minute to pose with Jeff Bridges and Josh Brolin, and The Kids Are All Right star Mark Ruffalo made a solo entrance. It's a big weekend of awards ceremonies, with the Golden Globes on tomorrow. Remember that we'll be covering the event live!