Michelle Williams, in a Louis Vuitton shorts suit, had her BFF Busy Philipps by her side for yesterday's Independent Spirit Awards in LA. Busy has been by Michelle's side on red carpets throughout this awards season, including at the SAG Awards and Golden Globes. Michelle took home the best actress statuette yesterday, and is in the running for the same category today at the Oscars. Her work in My Week With Marilyn has earned all sorts of acclaim, and today will be the final event in a busy two months. Remember to check back soon for our live coverage of the Oscars, with the red carpet, show, after parties and more!
The Oscars week events kept rolling along in LA and one of last night's big soirees was a Harvey Weinstein-hosted bash to celebrate Charlie Chaplin by Carmen and Dolores Chaplin. The event was to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin's honorary Academy Award. One of this year's nominees, an Elie Saab-clad Jessica Chastain, has been making the rounds, including at Monday's Vanity Fair party, and this time she was joined by Kate Bosworth and her boyfriend Michael Polish, Chelsea Handler, Busy Philipps and more. Kate was decked out in a cute Miu Miu number to pose with Michael, and inside she mixed and mingled with some of the other attendees.
Busy Philipps channeled her California flower child in a sheer blue floral gown that featured a buttoned front, a cinched tie waist, and puffed sleeves. She adorned her red-carpet look with stacks of colourful bangles, a red snakeskin clutch, and a couple of chunky beaded necklaces. How do you feel about Busy's boho get-up?
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Michelle Williams clutched her best actress in a comedy or musical Golden Globe for My Week With Marilyn en route to the Weinstein Company's after party last night. She posed on the carpet withouth her best friend and date, Busy Philipps. The girls met up inside, though, and Busy later tweeted her happiness for Michelle. Busy wrote, "That was genuinely one of the most fun nights ever. So incredibly proud of my best friend!" Harvey Weinstein got shout-outs in mutiple acceptance speeches last night, being alternatively referred to as "the punisher," or in a memorable quip from Meryl Streep, as "God." Meryl was another winner who turned out for the company's event. She took home the best actress in a drama honour for The Iron Lady.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who's a close friend of Harvey's, caught up with his wife, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman. Jason Statham, Rosie's boyfriend, was also there to share champagne with guys like Rob Lowe, Alexander Skarsgård, and Gerard Butler. Lots of stars and friends-of-the-famous rolled through the bash, including Cameron Diaz (modelling her new 'do), Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and a Beverly Hills housewife. Nominees like Octavia Spencer, Downton Abbey's Elizabeth McGovern and winner Kelsey Grammer also stopped by — click through to see all the pictures!
Busy Philipps (aka Michelle Williams's Golden Globes date) channelled a '60s bombshell-meets-flapper-girl vibe on the red carpet. The actress opted for a fringed asymmetrical gown, teamed with major drop earrings, bracelets, and a metallic clutch to further the vintage-glamour-meets-glamazon feel. Do you love it?
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Rachel Bilson, Kirsten Dunst and Minka Kelly stepped up their fashion game Saturday night at LA's Union Station in support of the Art of Elysium's annual Heaven Gala. Rachel, dressed in a frock from Chanel's Spring 2012 collection, arrived solo, though later met up with her Hart of Dixie co-star Jaime King who was wearing Valentino. Minka selected a bright Oscar de la Renta gown for the occasion while actress Camilla Belle modelled a bold Carolina Herrera. Newlywed Molly Sims hit the red carpet with her husband, Scott Stuber, in a coral grecian gown. The mum-to-be stopped posed with her hand on her growing baby bump and then stopped to share a hug with stylist Brad Goreski.
Busy Philipps arrived in a beaded gown and said the evening's etherial theme inspired her final dress decision. Today she'll be accompanying best actress nominee Michelle Williams to the Golden Globes and said she'll have her "fingers crossed" when Michelle's category is announced. Singer Estelle kept the crowd entertained during the celebration, in addition to a vintage couture fashion show sponsored by Decades. The gala, celebrating its fifth year, was originially created to celebrate artists who dedicate their time to children battling serious illness. Kirsten Dunst, in a black Valentino, was previously recognised for her philanthropic work with the charity and this year that honour was bestowed on The Hobbit's Elijah Wood. Elijah took the stage and thanked the organisation saying, "It has enriched my life to be a part of this tirelessly dedicated family and the lives of the children they've transformed.”
The Critics' Choice Awards took place in LA last night and recognised actors, actresses, and films released over the past 12 months. George Clooney took home the top honour of best actor, beating out friends Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling. He was joined at the event by his girlfriend Stacy Keibler and thanked his fellow The Descendants castmates during his heartfelt acceptance speech. The Help was recognised for outstanding ensemble cast, with Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer each going home with an individual nod for best actress and best supporting actress respectively.
Leonardo DiCaprio took the stage to honour his mentor and film director Martin Scorsese with the Music + Film award and Bob Dylan also paid tribute to Scorsese with a song. Leo brought along his dad George to the dinner, while the actor's girlfriend Erin Heatherton is currently shooting the upcoming Victoria's Secret Summer catalogue. The Artist was the biggest winner of the evening with four awards. Ryan Gosling missed out on the celebratory event, however, his suspenseful flick Drive was crowned best action movie, while Bridesmaids won best comedy and Rango earned the title of best animated film — check out the entire list of Critics' Choice Awards winners! The awards season is just getting started, and don't forget we'll be covering the Golden Globes on Monday, so stay tuned for more fashion and news from Hollywood!
While the stage at today's Critics' Choice Awards saw many memorable moments, there was plenty of excitement in the audience as well. Brad Pitt stopped to chat with his Troy co-star Diane Kruger, while The Help's Emma Stone and Jessica Chastain snapped a sweet picture. Pals Busy Philipps and Michelle Williams checked in on a phone and Charlize Theron met newcomer Chloë Moretz. Click through for all the candid convos inside the show!
This year's Critics' Choice Awards saw some sultry eye looks, some intricate up 'dos and some pretty waves, but if we had to narrow it down to one evident beauty trend, we'd say it was bold lips. Kirsten Dunst picked a vivid rose pink lipstick while Diane Kruger sported a more muted, matte variation of the tone. Meanwhile Busy Phillips opted for a watermelon shade.
The show for the 2012 Critics’ Choice Awards has just kicked off, but before we find out who the winners are let’s recap the grey carpet fashion and beauty we’ve seen so far. Hollywood A-listers such as Diane Kruger, Busy Philipps and Michelle Williams wowed in their designer gowns, while it seems like hot pink lips are a makeup favourite. But it’s not all about the ladies: George Clooney and Brad Pitt are among the handsome men gracing the Critics’ Choice Awards with their presence. Check out the grey carpet arrivals now and weigh in on the looks by voting on Fab and Bella’s polls!