The ONLY Oscar that Mattered
Actress Lupita Nyong’o, who has become a personal favorite to a great many people the world over this awards season, was awarded the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress at the 2014 Academy Awards last night. Altho I don’t have a personal stake in Oscar winners, I couldn’t help but hold very strong feelings about Lupita‘s nomination because from the first moment I saw her performance in 12 Years a Slave last year, I knew that she was the ONLY actor who 100% deserved to win an Academy Award this year. Yes, there are many other very deserving actors out there but Lupita, for me, was the only actor that mattered this year. I held my breath as her category was announced and I literally jumped out of my seat when she was announced as the winner. Click the video embedded above to watch Lupita Nyong’o deliver her acceptance speech at the Academy Awards last night (in case you missed it, her speech was utterly flawless) and then click below to see a few photos of a very happy Lupita posing with her Oscar last night. More »
Before the Academy Awards are handed out tonight LIVE in front of a billion TV viewers worldwide, the biggest names in Hollywood will be making their way down the Oscar red carpet as they file into the Dolby Theater on Hollywood Blvd. for the award show. At 5:30 PM ET (2:30 PM PT), the Associated Press will broadcast live from the red carpet and that live stream will be available for viewing right here on Pink is the new Blog. Before the really big show takes place tonight, make sure you tune in to watch the really big pre-show … right here.
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And the winner is ...
We are just a couple days away from the 2014 Academy Awards and on that night we will learn which actress will walk home with the Oscar for Best Actress. When that woman is revealed, we will learn which Oscar gown will become the 2014 Best Actress Oscar Gown … but before we look forward, let’s look back at all of the Best Actress Oscar Gowns that came before. Mediarun Digital created a graphic that shows every single Best Actress Oscar Gown since 1929 … and I have to say, it’s a pretty neat graphic. I’m not usually all about the Oscar fashions but I’m pretty impressed with the collection presented below of 85 different Best Actress gowns. Have a look, won’t you? More »
Pointing the Foam Finger
Earlier this week we learned the sad if not entirely shocking news that Paula Patton has decided to separate from her husband Robin Thicke after almost 9 years of marriage. As soon as news of the couple’s split was revealed, speculation has been running rampant as to the cause of the break-up … with most fingers pointing at Robin‘s seemingly infidelitous behavior. Today we learn of a report from TMZ that points the foam finger of blame at Miley Cyrus as the trigger that caused the break-up of Paula and Robin‘s marriage. As you may recall, Miley and Robin infamously performed together at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards which raised a lot of eyebrows due to its sexual nature. Personally, I think it’s complete bullshizz to place any of the blame regarding Paula and Robin‘s personal problems on anyone other than the two of them, especially Miley Cyrus. More »
Whoopi, Angelina, Michael B., Channing and MORE
We are less than a week away from the 2014 Academy Awards so it’s about time that we learn which A-List celebs will be on hand during the show to present all of those coveted golden Oscar trophies to this year’s winners. The Academy has released the full list of Oscar presenters for this year’s show and as you can see below, it’s a Who’s Who of the Hollywood Elite. This year’s group of Oscar presenters includes former Oscar winners, first time Oscar nominees and a few actors who have yet to be blessed with Oscar nominations. Click below to find out who will be handing out the Oscars this year and see if your fave celeb is included in the list. More »
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She Brings Home her First NAACP Image Award
Earlier today we got to see a few photos of the pregnant and lovely Scandal star Kerry Washington at the 2014 NAACP Image Awards, which were handed out in Pasadena, CA last night. Right now we get to see photos of the non-pregnant but just-as-lovely 12 Years A Slave actress Lupita Nyong’o at the Image Awards last night. Like Kerry, Lupita walked home last night with an award after she won the Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture award for her work in 12 years. Naturally, Nyong’o looked amazing on the red carpet, as the photos in this gallery can attest. I just cannot get over the ease with which Lupita makes looking perfect seem so, well, easy. She is constantly without flaw. Her styling choices, her make-up, her hair, her poise … it’s almost superhuman. I am dying to see what she will wear to the Academy Awards next weekend. She is going to slay us all, you just wait and see.
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And she brought home an award trophy
Kerry Washington, lookin’ radiantly pregs, made an appearance at the 45th annual NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, CA last night to attend the awards … and walk home with the award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her work on the ABC series Scandal. As you can see in the photos presented in this gallery, Kerry looked utterly amazing in a custom dress that was designed for her by Thakoon. As you may recall, Shannon reminded us a few days ago that Scandal is returning from its winter hiatus with new episodes this coming week (we saw the first new promo video for the new eps HERE) … but before the return of Scandal, Kerry had a make a stop at the Image Awards last night to collect her trophy, lookin’ fine as can be. Enjoy the photos, she looks amazing.
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Katy Perry was among the artists who performed on the 2014 BRIT Awards in London tonight (like Beyoncé, like Lorde) and for her musical selection, she chose her current single Dark Horse. Katy is just about to release the Egyptian-themed music video for Dark Horse but before she does so, she wanted to unleash upon the world her day glo Egyptian-themed performance at The BRIT Awards. Click the embed above to watch Katy perform Dark Horse and see how she well she did. Be warned, there is a lot of neon and flashing lights in this performance, sunglasses might be a good idea.
Earlier today we got to see video of Beyoncé performing XO for the first time ever on the 2014 BRIT Awards which took place in London today and right now we get to see a mash-up performance by Lorde and Disclosure from The BRITs. Lorde performed a sexy remix version of her megahit song Royals and was followed by Disclosure‘s performance of their song White Noise. PERSONALLY, I would’ve loved it if Lorde had performed her current single Team (my fave song from her album) but I’m a big Lorde fan, so I’ll take another performance of Royals … I guess. I’m not entirely familiar with Disclosure but I do like White Noise. This mash-up performance turned out pretty well. Check out the video performance above and see what you think. Do you like?
"Your love is bright as ever"
Beyoncé performed her song XO just moments ago on the 2014 BRIT Awards which was live streamed HERE on Pink is the new Blog and in case you missed it, you can watch her performance in full in the embed above. This performance of XO was the first time that Bey performed the song on any awards show, anywhere on TV and she really brought the head with this BRITs performance. Click above to watch Beyoncé be her usual ****Flawless self.