01:35 PM EDT 10/22/2013
Originally posted 02/26/2013 03:30PM
What's a girl to do?
Best Supporting Actress winner Anne Hathaway's pale pink (and hotly debated) Prada gown wasn't the actress's first choice for the Academy Awards last Sunday.
"It came to my attention late Saturday night that there would be a dress worn to the Oscars that is remarkably similar to the Valentino I had intended to wear, and so I decided it was best for all involved to change my plans," she tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement.
Originally posted 02/25/2013 01:00AM
Curious about went down backstage during the ceremony? We've got your all-access pass!
Originally posted 02/25/2013 10:30AM
Hosting the Oscars, they say, is a thankless job. So, Seth MacFarlane, thanks for nothing.
This isn't to say he can be blamed for a long evening that seemed to be devoted more to singing than handing out awards.
On the other hand, he doesn't get credit for the show's best moments, either: Adele's powerful performance of "Skyfall," Daniel Day-Lewis's charmingly stiff humor in his acceptance speech for Lincoln – it was so like Abe! – or Michelle Obama's surprising and generous gesture: appearing via satellite to announce the Best Picture winner.
Originally posted 02/25/2013 09:00AM
The Oscars may honor the best in film, but they'd be nothing without the fashion.
When Anne Hathaway stepped on to the red carpet in a light pink backless Prada gown at Sunday's 85th Annual Academy Awards, she made quite the fashion statement.
While the gown seemed simple from the front, at second glance, an open back and thigh-high slit gave it a sexy edge. Hathaway, 30, told Kristin Chenoweth on ABC's red carpet that her mom called the dress "business in front, party in the back."
Originally posted 02/25/2013 02:00AM
What do you think of Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried's Oscar red carpet looks?
Originally posted 02/22/2013 01:00PM
If the academy were made up of PEOPLE readers, Ben Affleck's Argo and Les Misérables would take home a lot of gold come Sunday night.
As we countdown to the Academy Awards on PEOPLE.com, readers are predicting the winners on our interactive Oscar ballot.
You can still vote, but so far readers picked Argo and its star director to win in three categories: Best Picture (45% – runner-up Lincoln came in at 15%), Best Adapted Screenplay and Editing. You're also loving Les Misérables, picking it to win four awards: Best Supporting Actress, Anne Hathaway (The star has a whopping 75%); Production Design, Costume Design, Sound Mixing and Makeup.
Originally posted 02/20/2013 07:00PM
Strike up the band, for Sunday night's Oscars promise to be very musical.
In the most detailed preview yet of what is to be expected – and what isn't – the 85th annual Academy Awards producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron tell Deadline.com that their special tribute to the resurgence of movie musicals in the past decade will star Les Misérables nominees Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway with costars Russell Crowe, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tevit, Samantha Barks, and Helena Bonham Carter; Dreamgirls Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson; and Chicago winner Catherine Zeta-Jones.
"What we don't want to do is play it safe," says Zadan about the show in general, admitting – repeatedly – that the job of producing it is "enormous."
Originally posted 02/20/2013 03:00PM
It's true: Movies wouldn't be as magical without costumes. From Fantine's tattered red frock in Les Misérables to Mary Todd Lincoln's period-perfect gowns (both in the slideshow above), made-for-movie ensembles say a lot about a character and stir up viewers' emotions.
So it was only "fitting" that on Tuesday night, just days before the Oscars, Hollywood's hottest stars got together at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to celebrate the people who make those magical fashion moments real: costume designers.
Winners at the 15th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards included Skyfall designer Jany Temime, Anna Karenina's Jacqueline Durran, Smash's Molly Maginnis and Downton Abbey's Caroline McCall. Judianna Makovsky, who designed such masterpieces as the Girl on Fire dress for The Hunger Games (see slideshow), earned the career achievement in film honor.
Originally posted 02/12/2013 10:15AM
Scarlett Johansson as Maggie the Cat is supposed to be the main sex symbol in the Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. But she's got her eye on costar Ben Walker – in particular, his butt.
"That is really one of the brighter points of my life," the actress, 28, tells Broadway.com.
Walker, 30, playing Maggie's husband Brick, spends a large chunk of the play wearing nothing but a towel, and sometimes (with his back to the crowd) not even that, giving Johansson – and the audience – an eyeful.
"I have asked Ben at times, when I was having a more difficult day, to just leave it out there for a couple more moments, just to brighten my day a little bit," she says. "I think it adds a little bit of hope in an otherwise dismal situation."
Originally posted 02/11/2013 07:00AM
She's won big at the Golden Globes and now the BAFTAs, but will Anne Hathaway take home an Oscar?
Hathaway – who is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Les Misérables – isn't spending too much time worrying about it.
"Whatever happens in two weeks, happens. It won't be the worst thing that happens to me if I don't win, and with my husband by my side it won't be the best thing either. So I am feeling very good about whatever," the actress, 30, told reporters backstage after nabbing a best supporting actress statue at Sunday's British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards in London.
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