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Receiving an invitation to the Oscars is great. Receiving an invitation to the MTV Movie Awards is even better (that's right, even better). Receiving an invitation to both? Why, you've just hit your zenith as an actor. You've covered all bases. The old white people at the Academy think you're important, and the MTV generation thinks you're rad. Yes, rad.
But which of the two prestigious events did the following thespians enjoy more, by our perception?
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Until last week, I thought Saoirse Ronan's name was pronounced "Swar-reese Ronan," to the point that, when I would mention to anyone that I was in the process of creating this article, I would say with a vaguely subtle air of sanctimony, "It's Hollywood's unpronounceable names — like that girl from 'The Lovely Bones,' Swar-reese Ronan."
Considering Oscar nominee and "Beasts of the Southern Wild" star Quvenzhane Wallis is, you know, a 9-year-old girl, you wouldn't think there would be too many comedians who could pull off an impersonation of her. But despite that seemingly insurmountable hurdle, Kevin Hart did his level best last night on "Saturday Night Live" in a truly strange skit imagining Quvenzhane Wallis as the new Pope.
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We've contended once before that "Beasts of the Southern Wild" star Quvenzhané Wallis, who made history as the Academy's youngest-ever Best Actress nominee at just nine, deserves the nickname Cutiezhane, but it looks like The Onion opted for a totally different C word during last night's Oscars telecast. Get More »
If you've been paying even a modicum of attention to this year's Oscars, you probably already know that the Best Actress nominees list includes the oldest ever (Emmanuelle Riva for "Amour," 85) and the youngest ever (Quvenzhane Wallis for "Beasts of the Southern Wild," 9). It's one of those details the Academy has proudly boasted again and again as a sign of their modernity - like ditching the Academy Awards moniker for whatever reason. Get More »
Quvenzhané Wallis: From the Bathtub to "Easy Street"?
"Beasts of the Southern Wild" star Quvenzhané Wallis — whom we sometimes lovingly refer to as Cutiezhané — made history this year by becoming the youngest-ever Academy Award Best Actress nominee at just nine tiny years old. The remarkable young thesp held it down as Hushpuppy for director Benh Zeitlin's believe-the-hype flick, and she's been earning all the smiles this season with her various adorable antics.
And by golly, Wallis has cued up yet another heartstring tug session in this new video interview with Vogue's Andre Leon Talley.
While most of her fellow nominees are probably off approving and/or scoffing at designer options for their lush Oscar night attire, Miss Wallis has declared — with one hilariously dramatic shoulder shrug — that she has no idea what she'll wear but she does know it won't be a long dress.
Why? "'Cause I might step on it and trip on it and I don't want to humiliate myself," she cooed — a common fear put palin. Self-humiliation for Wallis is just not possible, but still ... how awesome is this kid?
We're considering changing our nickname for her to Quvenzhan-awwwwwww right about now.
And did we mention her Oscar nom reaction included the phrase "Beast it?" Warm fuzzies for everyone!
Oscar might be the word of the day, but for some folks, their own names were what rung loudest and proudest during this morning's 2013 Academy Award nominations read-out. Sure, some of them were just as baffled by some of the snubs as the vociferous folks of the Twitterverse, but they couldn't complain too much because, hey, they just got a chance at the most elite prize in the biz.
So, in the day's spirit of actors and such talking about actors and such, we've gathered here the nominees' various reactions to this year's nods. You can probably read between the lines on a few of these.
Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook": "I'm so honored and grateful for this nomination and to be in the company of such talented actresses. Having the fortunate opportunity to work with David O. Russell was an extraordinary gift and I am so thrilled for my fellow cast members Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver who are all nothing short of amazing. This was a labor of love that we all poured our hearts into and could not be more thankful to The Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein for their unyielding support of the film" (ET Online). Get More »
When you're a potential Oscar nominee, there's no end to ways you will humiliate yourself in order to win over the mostly 80+ year-old voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Somewhere between appearing on "Oprah" and busking on a subway lie these jolly fellows, who all appear to be singing "Jingle Bells" (or at least trying) because you may or may not have gotten those candy canes they sent out lined with $100-dollar bills. Get More »
You know those words that seem impossible to spell right on the first try, but are nonetheless part of everyday language? "Apparent." "Vacuum." Even "misspell" is a tough one.
What if your name was as easy to misspell as, well, "misspell"? For some unlucky celebrities (and lucky people who write about them), typos in their names are just a part of the job. After all, there's a reason Cher ditched her birth name, Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere, in favor of a more writer-friendly moniker.
Ahead, check out the nine hardest to spell celebrity names — and examples of mistakes — that prove that no matter how famous you are, you can't escape a typo.
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