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It’s crazy how an actor’s acceptance speech can sometimes make more of a lasting impression than their award-winning role on the big screen. For those of us at home on our couches, the speeches can make or break an awards show. Golden Globes? Mo’Nique’s speech had me crying, then T-Bone Streep nailed it.
The Hollywood Reporter has some analysis of how speeches leading up to the Oscars can affect a nominee’s chances of winning an Academy Award — they single out the recent podium posturing by Christoph Waltz (whose thematic speeches kind of annoy me) and Sandra Bullock (who scores with charm, humor, and what looks like real, non-Hollywood love for her husband!?). I also find George Clooney to be that perfect blend of classy, funny, and respectful.
So, PopWatchers, your turn. What speeches have impressed you over the years? Sally Field’s old chestnut of “you like me”? Halle Berry’s tears? James Cameron’s “king of the world”? Mickey “If they ain’t got the balls” Rourke?
Who are you hoping wins at the Oscars this year just so you can see them speak? Meryl’s the top of my list!
Hurray! There does indeed seem to be life after reality television for the worthy and able. Let us put our proud, fiercely fashionable hands together for Project Runway season 4 castmates Christian Siriano and Chris March, who nearly made me weep with nutty fan pride last weekend when they dressed two ravishing divas for the Golden Globes. Siriano wrapped voluptuous Mad Men beauty Christina Hendricks in a cocoon of ruffled peach silk, while March made Best Actress winner (and perennially brilliant woman) Meryl Streep look stunning in a drapey black gown that showed off her lovely neck and shoulders. Of the two, I have to give it up for Meryl’s look. I adore Christina Hendricks and don’t think she’s ever made a red carpet blunder (hello! she’s hot!), but richer colors suit her better than pastels. In any case, Meryl just looked so very regal and elegant — a veritable reine du cinéma. Plus, that belt! Such a boldly magnifique move! So unexpected!
The boys’ success with these ladies got me thinking about other possible collaborations between Runway alums and stars. What would Uli Herzner design for, say, Amy Poehler? Or Korto Momolu for Chloë Sevigny? (After her Globes’ gown, girl could use some tips, for sure!) And for something completely off-the-wall … Laura Bennett and Lady Gaga?
Who’s your dream match-up? (And if you haven’t already, please do check out my recap of last night’s Runway episode.)
When Suzanne Somers shimmied through a rendition of “There’s No Business Like Show Business” on the Golden Globes telecast on Jan. 20, 1990, she underscored the obvious: In what other business — and at what other awards show — could one find Audrey Hepburn (accepting a lifetime achievement honor) rubbing elbows with a dorky 16-year-old kid named Neil Patrick Harris (there to plug Doogie Howser, M.D.)? Too bad Robert Duvall missed the entire thing. The legendary thespian snagged the trophy for Best Actor in a TV Miniseries or Motion Picture for playing lovesick cattle rancher Gus McCrae in the epic Western miniseries Lonesome Dove (which also won Best Miniseries), but skipped the ceremony. Still, he considers the role his most important ever, which is saying something coming from a six-time Oscar nominee (and winner for 1983’s Tender Mercies). “It’s my signature part,” says the 79-year-old actor. “Let the English play Hamlet and King Lear. I’ll play Augustus McCrae.”
Other big TV winners at the event included Ted Danson (for Cheers), Jamie Lee Curtis (Anything But Love), Ken Wahl (Wiseguy), Angela Lansbury (Murder, She Wrote), Murphy Brown (Best Comedy Series), and the Vietnam-set medical drama China Beach (Best Drama Series), which gave a then-33-year-old Dana Delany her first lead role. “It was one of those jobs where I would drive to work in the morning and think, ‘I don’t know if I can pull this off,’ ” recalls the Desperate Housewives actress. “That’s such a great feeling as an actor, to have that challenge every day.”
On the movie side, Best Comedy champ Driving Miss Daisy earned acting trophies for stars Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy, while Tom Cruise took home the prize for his role in the night’s Best Drama, Born on the Fourth of July. The winner’s circle also boasted future A-listers Michelle Pfeiffer (The Fabulous Baker Boys), Denzel Washington (Glory), and Julia Roberts (Steel Magnolias). But the event’s biggest surprise had to be Vegas icon Wayne Newton crooning “America” to a bewildered audience. Somers was right: It really is like no business we know. –Additional reporting by Tanner Stransky
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