The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Vol. 2

AWARDS SEASON IS OVER.

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This very much depresses me. Months upon months until this glorious time of year graces us again. I suppose all there is to do now is to look back and reminisce on what truly is the most wonderful time of the year.

My Favorite People

Not one person this award season seem to be having a who gives a fuck good time like Emma Thompson.

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When I’m at a party, I’m typically the one with a drink in one hand and my shoes in the other, so me and Emma? We seem like we’d get along famously.

Speaking of getting along famously…

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Please, oh please you dapper gents, let me drink cocktails and snap dance with you!

The Best Hosts EVER

Once again, Tina and Amy reign supreme. They had the jokes:

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And the bits:

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Poor Randy! Who wouldn’t want this man to be their daddy… (I know I do, *wink*)

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Back to the ladies though, can we just check out these dresses?

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Hot. Damn. Very well played, ladies. Let’s just please go ahead and sign them up to host everything forever and ever.

The Best Speech

For every cringe worthy ‘Alright, alright, alright’ uttered by Matthew McConaughey, there was the stunning and wonderful Lupita Nyong’o. Her joy and sincerity was absolute perfection.

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And good ol’ Leo, always the bridesmaid, never the bride. At least he kept his humor about him when he accepted his Golden Globe for…comedy?

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Kudos to you, Leo. It can’t be easy to keep one’s spirit up while watching Matthew McConaughey run off with every other award of the season while you are stuck sitting in your chair thinking about how years from now Hollywood will probably make a movie of your life, your amazing career, and your inability to win an Oscar…and how the actor who plays you will probably win an Oscar for that role.

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Best Award Show Couples

I love them so much, it’s kind of creepy.

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I love the idea of them so much, it’s kind of creepy.

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And, really, I wish these two would just try and look a little more in love with each other…

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Awards Season Covet: Great Hair

The ombre. The perfect beach waves.The shine. Teach me your ways! Jared Leto’s hair is EVERYTHING.

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The only person with hair more beautiful and flowing? Jared Leto’s mom. Talk about great genes.

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PIXIE CUTS!!! Will this obsession ever go away?

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Best Dressed

And now for the part I truly love… FASHION.

Three things I took away from the Oscars red carpet: 1) I need Olivia Wilde’s dress for my post-pasta belly (which is now just about the size of her ridiculously petite baby belly). 2) Amy Adams, and all other redheads, should wear navy at all times. And 3) Naomi Watts is creeping her way into my style icon top five. I love her sleekness and simplicity.

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While there weren’t tons of dresses at the big show I was crazy about, there were quite a few after party frocks that delighted me to no end. These looks are so gorgeous, there are some I wish people would have worn to the ceremony (yes, I’m looking at you Kate and Anna). Evan Rachel Wood’s overall look is so flapper chic, and the color against her skin is so perfect, she may be my favorite of the whole season.

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At the Globes, Amy once again knocks it out of the park. Those strips of fabric seem to be defying gravity. Personally, I can’t ever imagine walking out the house with so little covering my body, but then again, I am not rockin’ the body Amy is rockin’. I also love that she didn’t over accessorize this. Helen Mirren and Margot Robbie both look lovely in shades of turquoise, and Rashida Jones and Julianna Margulies were looking perfect in their prints. (Also, Rashida gets points for her top knot. I’m a sucker for a good top knot.)

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I follow Juliette Lewis on Instagram and she seems to be a wacky and wild gal, but damn does she know how to clean up good. Not just at the Critics’ Choice, but at every show there seemed to be more red than usual happening this year and this was one of the best. I also seem to be growing increasingly fond of cap sleeves. Probably because it’s not a look I can pull off particularly well. And speaking of looks almost no one can pull off well, how about that pantsuit? Also, is it just me or does Margot Robbie look a lot like a softer featured version of Jamie Pressly?

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Over at the SAG awards, the Elisabeths were killing it. Moss and Rohm, respectively, brought totally different looks, but each equally as gorgeous. I love a star who knows how to hold off on the accessories. If the dress looks great, why distract from it?

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LUPITA! Oh, Lupita, you brought so much fashion joy this awards season. I’m mad about this color on her, and the gold cuffs and belt? PERFECTION. I have decided that Cate Blanchett should wear black at all times. I have always coveted her porcelain skin and light eyes so anytime she dresses in black I can’t help but swoon. And as much as I love these two ladies, I have the exact opposite feelings for Mrs. Brange. It SO pains me to say this, but, I will swallow my dislike for her and freely admit, Angelina brought. it. to the BAFTAs. Not many women could pull off this look, but I think it’s the exact swagger I dislike about her so much that makes this look work. So just for one night, Angie, you get a pass!

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Over at the Emmys there was more cap sleeves! More red! I’m beginning to feel the way about Robin Wright in black as I do about Cate Blanchett. If I had my way I would turn these two into goth chicks just to keep them in black at all times. (Also, I would like to know exactly what Cate and Robin do to have skin so flawless. Human sacrifice? Voodoo spells? Show me your ways!)

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This year it wasn’t just the women bringing their fashion A game. This year the men were on point as well. Ever since Paul Rudd rocked one in “I Love You, Man” I wondered, why don’t more men wear navy tuxedos? Well, this year, I finally got my wish! Well done, men. Very well done.

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A Case of the Annes

Now, what is an awards season without some ANNE FUCKING HATHAWAY? Thankfully, this year was fairly Anne-free. And, even when she did rear her insipid head, Jared Leto was there, ready to save the day…

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Again, I refuse to let this head on a stick ruin my this most glorious time of year, so, to end on a high note…

BEARDS!

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Beards, glorious beards!

Thank you men for the beards. Thank you designers for the dresses. Thank you Anne for being awful. And thank you Hollywood for needing to validate each other with countless awards! Now, sadly, the wait for 2015 is on.

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