07:04 AM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 02/16/2011 07:30AM
Cheryl Cecchetto knows a thing or two about the way stars party – especially at the Oscars: She's planned the Governors Ball, the official Academy Awards afterparty, for the past 22 years.
Her secret to a good time? Comfort food and conversation starters.
"We served 3,000 Wolfgang Puck Kobe beef mini sliders at [last year's] Governors Ball," she says. "And nobody cares if they have a gown or a tux on. People are hungry, and they want easy comfort food."
The same rules apply when celebrating Oscar night at home. So Cecchetto created a white chocolate martini – with a dark side – in honor of Best Picture nominee Black Swan.
Originally posted 01/18/2011 08:00AM
Colin Firth might want to prepare another speech.
The British actor, 50, who won the Golden Globe for best actor in The King's Speech this weekend, has been nominated in the same category for Britain's BAFTA Film Awards – with the film itself gaining the most nods, 14, among all contenders.
Black Swan is the next most-honored film, with its star Natalie Portman, another Globe winner, nominated for best actress.
Originally posted 01/16/2011 11:10PM
A king with a stutter; a ballet dancer driven to the brink of madness; a lesbian mom; and a nebbishy television producer – those were the diverse roles that won this year's crop of stars their best actor and actress trophies at Sunday's Golden Globes.
This year, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association shared the wealth, divvying up acting and best picture awards among the many different nominees.
The Social Network was named best motion picture drama at the ceremony, and ultimately earned four awards at the show, the most of any film. The Kids Are All Right picked up best motion picture comedy, with Annette Bening named best actress in a comedy for her role as Nic, a doctor, who has children with Julianne Moore's free-spirited character.
Originally posted 12/02/2010 08:50AM
Natalie Portman had to change her eating habits significantly to play a prima ballerina in Black Swan, but once filming ended, so did all the dieting.
"It was just pasta and bread and pizza all the time," Portman told PEOPLE of her post-Swan diet at the film's Tuesday premiere at New York's Ziegfeld Theatre.
While filming the psychological thriller, though, a change of eating habits was key. "It wasn't really giving up [food]," Portman, 29, says. "It was just smaller portions … It was more quantity than a particular thing."
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