09:06 PM EDT 07/06/2014
Originally posted 01/17/2014 05:30PM
With Sunday's Oscars, the 2014 awards season reaches its climax. It's been a long road, filled with a lot of celebrities posing with a lot of pictures with a lot of trophies.
But what's the best way to pose with these awards? That's where we come in.
In advance of the 2014 Academy Awards on Sunday, we suggest the many nominees take a gander at these tips, so they won't be caught in a compromising position at the post-presentation podium.
Originally posted 02/25/2014 08:20AM
Of all the awards shows this season, the Oscars provide the best opportunity for the winners to whip out a classic trophy kiss. The Emmy is too spiky and the Golden Globe makes you look megalomaniacal, but the Oscar statue is just right – a friendly little man made entirely out of gold. Who wouldn't want to kiss him?
But not all Oscar kisses are created equally.
Just as kissing a human requires a hundred instant mental calculations – Cheek or lips? How much tongue? – so does kissing an Oscar. Below, a look at some of the ways Oscar winners have chosen to smooch their statue at their moment of triumph.
Originally posted 02/13/2014 06:00PM
If an EGOT – the elusive combination of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony that only 11 individuals have ever claimed – is one of Hollywood's highest honors, then it stands to reason that a BEGOT (that's an EGOT plus a BAFTA, and yes we did just make it up) is an even more impressive accomplishment. It's one better, is it not?
By our count, a mere four people have ever completed a BEGOT, and shockingly, only two of them were Brits: Audrey Hepburn, John Gielgud, Mike Nichols and Whoopi Goldberg. Still, nearly every artist in Hollywood should aspire towards a BEGOT (once they hear about it, that is), and Sunday night's BAFTA Film Awards offer a number of artists the chance to check off the next box in the BEGOT checklist.
Below, see the five stars working on their BEGOTs at the 2014 BAFTAs. Only one of them is British, which just goes to show you that the BEGOTs belong to us all, guv'nah.
Originally posted 01/15/2014 02:00PM
After, "Who are you wearing?," the most important question on the Oscars' red carpet is "Who are you here with?"
Celebrity couples are always alluring. Drench them in tulle, tuxes and accolades, and they become nearly irresistible. But it's a shame that today's biggest stars can't hob knob with the glamorous old guard of Tinseltown ... or can they?
Originally posted 12/02/2013 04:00PM
In the special-effects-heavy Gravity, most his scenes were shot solo, which George Clooney says suited him just fine.
"I actually like working by myself," he says with a laugh. But what about off-screen? Who is there to keep him warm?
And, on that subject, the often-reticent star is more forthcoming, but only slightly. When it comes to the greatest love of his life, "I haven't met her yet," Clooney, 52, matter-of-factly tells W magazine for its 8th annual Art Issue, on sale as of Dec. 2 (for the cover the Dream Man looks like an Op Art Nightmare in polka dots painted by Yayoi Kusama).
Originally posted 10/02/2013 09:30AM
The star follows in the footsteps of Julia Roberts and Kate Winslet in her new ads
Originally posted 01/10/2013 07:35PM
She captivated the world with her doe-eyed beauty, but behind the Givenchy glamour, there was an Audrey Hepburn few people knew.
She thought her nose too big, her feet too large and her neck too long. She loved to shop for groceries (but not clothes), didn't wear makeup at home, never went to the gym and enjoyed two fingers of Scotch every night.
"She was not this ethereal creature," says Robert Wolders, 76, the Dutch actor who was her companion for the last 13 years of her life. "She was an earthy woman with a ribald sense of humor."
What Hepburn had, adds Wolders, "was more than beauty. It was this extraordinary mystique."
Originally posted 02/25/2012 09:30AM
She went on to be nominated four more times – but Audrey Hepburn's first Oscars was the night she brought home the gold.
The actress, nominated for her royal role in the 1953 romantic comedy Roman Holiday, was named Best Actress at the 1954 Academy Awards. Now, Life.com has a look back at that night and many other glamorous moments from Oscars' past in a new gallery.
"I want to say thank you to everybody who in these past months and years have helped, guided and given me so much," Hepburn said on stage that night while accepting her award. "I'm truly, truly grateful – and terribly happy."
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