The Mix-Up: Weekend Update

Awards Season Update…..

Blog By: Jaclyn Zepnick

It’s that time again, awards season. A time where we can all sit on our couch and live vicariously through the rich and famous as they dress in their finest and schmooze with their peers. Last night marked a big predictor in the upcoming Oscar race, with the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards in Hollywood.

The big surprise of the night was Viola Davis’ win for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her part in The Help. Beating out both Meryl Streep and Michelle Williams among others. But does Viola have what it takes to snub that Oscar? Stay tuned!

Leo DiCaprio was, some say robbed, (yet again) for his role in J. Edgar, with the win of Best Actor in a Leading Role going to Frenchman, Jean Dujardin for the 1920’s era silent film, The Artist. Dujardin also “robbed” Brad Pitt AND George Clooney.

Christopher Plummer and Octavia Spencer took home the night’s first awards for supporting actor and actress, while Alec Baldwin, Kate Winslet, Betty White and the casts of Modern Family and Boardwalk Empire also left the Shrine Expostion Center with awards in their hands and smiles on their faces.

Meanwhile, someone who is not smiling….

Christina Aguilera had a little leakage incident while performing at Etta James’ funeral on Saturday, January 28. Poor Christina, while it was a heartfelt rendition of “At Last,” she didn’t seem to realize her period started. Oops! Blood dripping down her leg, Aguilera persevered til the end! Maybe mark it on the calendar next time you have a big performance girl.

On a brighter note…

Our top picks for stars that shined on the red carpet at the SAG awards go to:

1. Michelle Williams, nominated for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn, opted for bombshell lace red by Valentino.

2. Lea Michele, Glee’s star showed off some serious thigh in this smokin’ Versace dress.

3. Emma Stone, star of the upcoming The Amazing Spider Man and there to support her fellow actors of The Help, went flirty in a black Alexander McQueen tea-length dress.

At the Box Office…

Liam Neeson in The Grey took number one this weekend with $20 million. The action/adventure film is a 77% on RottenTomatoes, check out the trailer below:

Kate Beckinsale proves she still has a following with Underworld Awakening number two at the box office with $12.5 million. Third on the list went to One For the Money, Katherine Heigl’s new flick, a mere 3% on Rotten.

One comment on “The Mix-Up: Weekend Update

  1. Thrilled for the ladies who performed in “The Help.” That movie was funny, emotional, and uplifting. So sorry for Christina though. 1st the signing flub and “then comes the blood,” (Quoting Carrie White’s mother here.) Bless her heart. She has an amazing voice no matter what befalls her. Love ya, Film Funds! Keep up the good work! I hope to someday see a film based on my book reviewed here. :o)

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