The 2011 Oscar Nominees Luncheon
The 2011 Oscar Nominees Luncheon
Natalie Portman & More!
Hollywood's leading ladies gathered at The Beverly Hilton Hotel for the annual Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon, where they shared their thoughts on what it's like to receive an Oscar bid and the stress of deciding what they'll wear on the big night. "[My daughter] Sunday Rose has pretty strong opinions. She chooses what she calls 'pretty dresses,' so she has a very strong voice in terms of what I will be wearing on the night of the Oscars," said Nicole Kidman, who posed with fellow best actress nominees Natalie Portman, Michelle Williams, Jennifer Lawrence and Annette Bening before fielding questions from the press. "Please cross your fingers, guys-I could be wearing a tutu!"
-Bronwyn Barnes, with reporting by Scott Huver
star Hailee Steinfeld's Oscar history? "I'd watch them. I have to be honest, mainly for the red carpet, to see what everyone was wearing," admitted the 15-year-old best supporting actress nominee (in Moschino Cheap and Chic). "I'm so honored to be a part of it now."
Best supporting actress nominee Amy Adams (in Valentino) recalled getting some fashion advice from the real-life inspiration behind her character in The Fighter. "I was able to meet Charlene and she was awesome. She didn't really give me any advice, but she did ask me not to wear fishnets," Adams joked. "Unfortunately, [director] David Russell disagreed with her and I wore the fishnets."
star Natalie Portman addressed the growing buzz around her baby bump, admitting that choosing dresses for the awards shows she attends is all about "leaving space for growth."
"these are the same shoes that I've been wearing to everything for the past month. So I've made peace with them," said Michelle Williams, when asked how she's staying comfortable on the awards show circuit. "Actually, these aren't that bad." The Blue Valentine star paired her black platforms with a silk blouse and tweed skirt from the Chanel Spring 2010 collection.
"It's really not so easy," said Rabbit Hole star Nicole Kidman of the task of getting glamorous for the red carpet while also tending to the needs of two small children. Nevertheless, the star looked perfectly put-together in a YSL halter silk chiffon bow blouse dress and colorfully-coordinated strappy heels.
How has best actress nominee Jennifer Lawrence's life changed since she scored an Oscar nod for her breakout role in Winter's Bone? "My life was a little more boring and I slept in more," said the actress (in Chloe). "But nothing's really changed. I don't assume that anyone has seen or recognized me until they tell me. amp#91;So I'mamp#93; just busier with less sleep...but happy!"
Annette Bening and Warren Beatty
"I felt a really strong connection to the story. I thought it was beautiful and I had a very intuitive response to the character," said The Kids Are Alright star Annette Bening (in Dolce & Gabbana) who was joined by husband Warren Beatty for the occasion.
Javier Bardem & More!
"It's elating and I have a feeling that however this feels is going to percolate throughout the next six months or so," said The King's Speech star Colin Firth of the Oscar whirl. "I'll probably punch the air in May at some point and crack open some champagne in September when it all sinks in." Firth had a chance to do some early celebrating with Javier Bardem, James Franco, Jesse Eisenberg and Jeff Bridges-his fellow nominees for Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.
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