Good catch, guy! Several sharp-eyed Twitters managed to freeze-frame a second of Jake Tapper’s CNN segment about the making of the actual Academy Awards this week, where you can see the nameplate clearly read: “Leonardo DiCaprio Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role For The Wolf of Wall Street.”
Awards Season Gets Underway
On December 8th, Columbia Pictures’ presented the “American Hustle” Premiere at The Ziegfeld Theater in New York.
Call it an Academy Awards dress rehearsal, but something about “American Hustle” begs for Oscar hardware.
Starlets Amy Adams and Elisabeth Rohm looked noticeably sleek in their gowns, but the flick came out the big winner spurring on plenty Read More
The red carpet was aglow with the incandescent twinkle of Hollywood’s stars on Monday night at the 22nd annual Independent Film Project Gotham Awards. With Oscar winners Matt Damon and Marion Cotillard amongst the evening’s honorees and the likes of Jack Black, Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski and so many more blazing a trail through the double doors of Wall St.’s Cipriani’s, it was no wonder that the less glamorous side of the velvet rope was a veritable press feeding frenzy. Lucky for us, then, that we had sharpened our claws.
As the guests took their seats for the ceremony, The Observer was whisked upstairs to a private viewing room, lest we cavort too rambunctiously with the delicate A-List crowd. There we watched over the evening’s events like demi-gods looking down from the heavens upon the cherubs pecking away at their meals, with eight year old nominee Quvenzhané Williams and 13 year old Jared Gilman leading the underage coterie.
The awards soon got underway, much to the delight of the recipients. Honoring their intentions as champions of independent cinema, the jury not only rewarded the biggest Hollywood names but the industry’s up-and-comers for their contribution to film. Beasts of the Southern Wild writer and director Benh Zeitlin was undoubtedly the big winner of the night, scooping statuettes – well, glass cuboids – for Breakthrough Director alongside the Bingham Ray Award, dedicated to the late film executive.