Aussies Unite! Stars Step Out for G’Day USA Gala (PHOTOS)

Some of Australia’s very finest celebrated their homeland on Saturday, ahead of the Golden Globe Awards.

From Nicole Kidman and husband Keith Urban to a mini Grease reunion between Olivia Newton John and John Travolta, there was plenty of star action at the 10th Annual G’Day USA Gala, held at the JW Marriot in Los Angeles, Calif.

Hugh Jackman, Naomi Watts, Rose Byrne and Mel Gibson were also on hand for the black tie event, which honored legendary actor Paul Hogan.

On the red carpet, Kidman and Urban gushed about their romance and their little girls Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret.

“As we kissed our daughters goodbye when we headed out tonight we kind of went, ‘Wow, it’s amazing how life plays out,’” the Paperboy actress told the Australian Associated Press [via The Sydney Morning Herald].

“Look what happened from that chance meeting. We now have a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old who are waving us bye.”

Kidman is up for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture on Sunday, against Amy Adams, Sally Field, Anne Hathaway and Helen Hunt.

Check out the gallery, above, for highlights from the G’day USA Gala. Do you have a favorite Australian star? Weigh in below.

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30 Most Gorgeous Globes’ Gowns of All Time

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The Golden Globes never fails to bring some of the most memorable fashion moments of the year. And after all the amazing looks we saw at the People’s Choice Awards and Critics’ Choice Awards this week, we can’t wait to see what Sunday night’s red carpet brings.

Aside from the Oscars, the Golden Globes is the biggest red carpet fashion event of the awards season and it happens relatively early in the season, offering Hollywood’s biggest stars a chance to establish themselves as one’s to watch.

While the Golden Globes and Academy Awards tend to share an equally fancy dress code, there’s a little less pressure to knock it out of the park at the Globes.

Unlike the Oscars, where the fear of a faux pas can be enough to derail even the most adventurous risk-taker, the show can be a chance for stars to play it a little less safe and to try some more fashion-forward and out-of-the-box looks.

So as we continue our countdown to the 2013 Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, we’re keeping busy by reminiscing over the amazing Globes’ fashion we’ve seen over the years.

Check out our round-up of the Golden Globe’s most gorgeous gowns of all time.

What is your favorite Golden Globe gown of all time?

Enjoy the red carpet eye candy – then share your favorite looks below.

 

More red carpet style highlights from the Golden Globes over the years….

 

Watch the video to find out which stars we’re most excited to see on the red carpet this season.

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BAFTA Tea Party: Red Carpet Fashion

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Los Angeles has been graced with the overwhelming presence of stars galore ever since Golden Globes week began a few days ago.

On Saturday, some of this year’s nominees got dressed up for the 2013 BAFTA Tea Party, held at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills.

From Les Miserables stars Hugh Jackman and Amanda Seyfried to Argo boss Ben Affleck, the red carpet sizzled with other names like Erdem, Valentino, Escada and Christian Louboutin.

The gathering was just one of many held this weekend in anticipation of the 70th Golden Globe Awards, which will be handed out in just a few hours.

 

The show will air live coast-to-coast on NBC from the Beverly Hilton Hotel with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The pre-show will start at 4PM Pacific.

Check out the gallery, above for the BAFTA Tea Party red carpet arrivals.

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Who Will Win the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture? (PHOTOS)

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Among the most heated races at the Golden Globes are the acting categories. Denzel Washington and Daniel Day-Lewis are in a virtual dead-heat for Best Actor in a drama, while newly Oscar-nominated Bradley Cooper (The Silver Linings Playbook) squares off opposite Les Mis frontrunner Hugh Jackman for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy.

On Sunday, January 13, the awards will be handed out, but who will win? Who should win? Let Celebuzz help you figure that out with our guide to the Best Actor nominees.

Just like we did for Best Actress in both drama and musical/comedy, we breakdown each of the talented actors nominated, provide an overview of their performance and the bottom line on their chances of winning.

This year is one of the most competitive ever; so many good actors cranked out some truly great performances. While a Golden Globe win is not a definite precursor to Oscar, it certainly doesn’t hurt one’s chances.

Which actor gets your vote? Tell us in the comments and watch our interview with Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook!

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Which Motion Pictures Will Win Top Honors at the Golden Globes? (PHOTOS)

In the ramp-up to the Golden Globes, the Oscar nominations have come and gone, leaving a bread-crumb trail of obvious nods and an ocean of dissatisfied grumbles at some of the less-subtle snubs.

In fact, one could argue that between its two two-category system of Drama and Musical/Comedy, the Globes made a much wiser set of selections. And if you haven’t seen several, most or all of these noteworthy nominees, Celebuzz is here to break them down and help you out in the office pool come Monday.

Lincoln, Argo and Zero Dark Thirty are frontrunner for Best Drama at the Globes, while Les Miserables and Oscar-favorite The Silver Linings Playbook duke it out for Best Musical/Comedy.

The Globes air Sunday, January 13 on NBC. Here’s our guide to all of the nominees, including our predictions of who should – and will – win.

Not that we’re playing favorites, but check out Celebuzz’ interview with Zero Dark Thirty star Jessica Chastain. And then tell us in the comments below: Which movies are you rooting for?

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Which TV Drama Series Will Win the Golden Globe? (PHOTOS)

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No Mad Men? No Game of Thrones? Do you even recognize the Golden Globes Best TV Drama series category anymore?

It’s a strange category to handicap this year. Sunday’s ceremony will most likely see a face-off between Showtime’s Homeland and PBS’s Downton Abbey, both of which won in 2012.

How is that possible? Because Downton Abbey competed in the Mini-Series/TV Movie category last year. Jumping categories is a dangerous move, but if there’s one group of viewers as ardent as Homeland fans, it’s Downton Abbey fans.

What does that mean for the other contenders — AMC’s Breaking Bad and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and The Newsroom? Find out by clicking through the gallery at the top of this article.

Want the skinny on the other top TV categories at the Globes? Read our predictions for Best Actor and Best Actress in a Drama Series, Best Mini-Series/TV Movie, and Best Comedy or Musical Series. Let us know what you think in the comments below. And be sure to visit Celebuzz on Jan. 13 for live coverage of all things Golden Globe.

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Behind-the-Scenes Look at the 2013 Golden Globes (VIDEOS)

Though the 2013 Golden Globes is just around the corner, executive producers Orly Adelson and Allen Shapiro say they still “don’t know” what co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler has in store at this year’s ceremony.

“We’re like the audience,” Shapiro, who also produced 2007′s Golden Globes, told Celebuzz on set Friday morning. “We’re a little nervous. We’re a little anxious. We’re here for the first time — but that’s the exciting part!”

“We got talent that’s hysterical and we never know what they’re going to do,” he continued.

According to Adelson, the executive producers will actually meet with Fey and Poehler the day before the big show to discuss the script.

“They keep it under wraps,” she told us. “Tomorrow (Saturday), we’ll sit with them and learn everything they want to do, so we’re like you. We don’t know anything yet!”

On Friday, the red carpet for the 70th annual Golden Globes was rolled out, setting the stage for one of film and TV’s biggest nights.

Over 300 of Hollywood’s brightest stars are set to attend, with A-listers like George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez slated to present onstage.

Watch the video below for a behind-the-scenes look at how people are preparing for this weekend’s award show.

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Giveaway Alert! Enter to Win Critics’ Choice Awards Gift Bag

Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence are just a few of the stars that won big at the 2013 Critics’ Choice Awards Wednesday night — and now you can be a part of this elite circle.

Celebuzz is celebrating awards season by giving away one of the much-coveted Critics’ Choice Awards gift bags that stars like Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried received. Valued at more than $1000, the gift bag — a Vera Bradley tote — includes goodies from Nautica Eyewear, Parade Design Jewelry, Dearfoams, Murad, Skinnygirl and more.

How can you get your hands on this A-lister swag?

Simply leave a comment below telling us your favorite movie of 2012 and why.

Be sure to see below for contest rules and a complete list of the prize pack’s content.

WHAT’S UP FOR GRABS:

  • Vera Bradley Tote Bags
  • Parade Design jewelry – silver Lyria band with rose gold plating
  • Nautica Eyewear
  • TwinLuxe – men’s skincare
  • Billy Jealousy – men’s skin care
  • OPI Skyfall James Bond Collection Mini Nail Polish Lacquer
  • Cross Pens
  • Murad
  • PopChips
  • Walker’s Shortbread
  • Tortuga Rum Cake
  • Guylian Chocolate Truffles
  • Gourmet Lollipops
  • Dearfoams – two pairs of slippers for men and women
  • Samsonite – iPad 2 Portfolios
  • Power Pack Mini Daypack
  • Urban Decay Cosmetics
  • Ultra Opper Fiber – cleaning cloths for iPads, computer screens, glasses, and more
  • Conair Carbon Smooth Fast Drying Antistatic Brushes
  • Kit-Cat Klocks
  • Angel by Thierry Mugler, Precious Star Fragrance
  • Skinnygirl – bottle stoppers in the shape of the Skinnygirl silhouette, as well as wine carriers (easily foldable)
  • Carl F. Bucherer – hard cover book and 40% discount card
  • Sigg Limited Edition Crystal Bright.6 Liter Aluminum Bottle with Genuine Swarovski Crystals

The giveaway will close on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at 11:59pm PST

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CONTEST RULES

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‘Gangster Squad’: How Arresting is Ryan Gosling’s Crime Thriller?

More things should have Ryan Gosling and Tommy guns. It’s science, really.

Thankfully, Gangster Squad agrees with us. The new film from Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer features Gosling and Josh Brolin as police detectives in 1940s Los Angeles, working outside the law to take down real-life crime boss, Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn). Emma Stone also stars as the requisite femme fatale.

While Squad has plenty of Gosling and cops ‘n robbers action, is it worth your hard-earned money at the box office? Read on to hear what the critics have to say.

Devin Faraci, BadassDigest

“Do not expect much from Gangster Squad. This is not LA Confidential 2… This is not a hard-hitting film. This is not a movie with much to say. Gangster Squad is a big cartoon, a pulpy movie made by people who only know pulp from reading about it in movie reviews… And if you approach it like that, you’ll enjoy the movie just fine.”

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“To be fair, this tawdry dose of pulp fiction (“inspired by real events”) is not a complete waste of time. It offers the marginal pleasure of an all-star cast slumming their way through a thicket of routine plotting, almost laughable dialogue and the constant blaze of tommy guns.”

Charlie Schmidlin, ThePlaylist

“With his third feature, Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer frames 1940s Los Angeles — morally compromised, glamorous, and a monument to protect and exploit on both sides of the law — to adapt Paul Lieberman’s true-crime articles into cinematic legend, but in lieu of any sharp insight into the period and its notorious figures, the film’s brash, ultraviolent encounters instead build a showy exterior with nothing of import left standing.”

Peter Debruge, Variety

“The cops play things as dirty as the crooks in Gangster Squad, an impressively pulpy underworld-plunger that embellishes on a 1949 showdown between a dedicated team of LAPD officers and Mob-connected Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) for control of the city.”

James Rocchi, GeekNation

Combining the retro-L.A. style of L.A. Confidential, the candy-colored visuals of ‘Dick Tracy’ and entirely too much of The Untouchables, Gangster Squad doesn’t so much fail to succeed on its own merits, but instead fails because it lacks any merits of its own.”

Ouch. Those are same damning reviews… But what do you think? Drop your review in the Comments below. And watch the trailer now on Celebuzz!

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‘Gangster Squad’: How Arresting is Ryan Gosling’s Crime Thriller?

More things should have Ryan Gosling and Tommy guns. It’s science, really.

Thankfully, Gangster Squad agrees with us. The new film from Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer features Gosling and Josh Brolin as police detectives in 1940s Los Angeles, working outside the law to take down real-life crime boss, Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn). Emma Stone also stars as the requisite femme fatale.

While Squad has plenty of Gosling and cops ‘n robbers action, is it worth your hard-earned money at the box office? Read on to hear what the critics have to say.

Devin Faraci, BadassDigest

“Do not expect much from Gangster Squad. This is not LA Confidential 2… This is not a hard-hitting film. This is not a movie with much to say. Gangster Squad is a big cartoon, a pulpy movie made by people who only know pulp from reading about it in movie reviews… And if you approach it like that, you’ll enjoy the movie just fine.”

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“To be fair, this tawdry dose of pulp fiction (“inspired by real events”) is not a complete waste of time. It offers the marginal pleasure of an all-star cast slumming their way through a thicket of routine plotting, almost laughable dialogue and the constant blaze of tommy guns.”

Charlie Schmidlin, ThePlaylist

“With his third feature, Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer frames 1940s Los Angeles — morally compromised, glamorous, and a monument to protect and exploit on both sides of the law — to adapt Paul Lieberman’s true-crime articles into cinematic legend, but in lieu of any sharp insight into the period and its notorious figures, the film’s brash, ultraviolent encounters instead build a showy exterior with nothing of import left standing.”

Peter Debruge, Variety

“The cops play things as dirty as the crooks in Gangster Squad, an impressively pulpy underworld-plunger that embellishes on a 1949 showdown between a dedicated team of LAPD officers and Mob-connected Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) for control of the city.”

James Rocchi, GeekNation

Combining the retro-L.A. style of L.A. Confidential, the candy-colored visuals of ‘Dick Tracy’ and entirely too much of The Untouchables, Gangster Squad doesn’t so much fail to succeed on its own merits, but instead fails because it lacks any merits of its own.”

Ouch. Those are same damning reviews… But what do you think? Drop your review in the Comments below. And watch the trailer now on Celebuzz!

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‘Gangster Squad’: How Arresting is Ryan Gosling’s Crime Thriller?

More things should have Ryan Gosling and Tommy guns. It’s science, really.

Thankfully, Gangster Squad agrees with us. The new film from Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer features Gosling and Josh Brolin as police detectives in 1940s Los Angeles, working outside the law to take down real-life crime boss, Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn). Emma Stone also stars as the requisite femme fatale.

While Squad has plenty of Gosling and cops ‘n robbers action, is it worth your hard-earned money at the box office? Read on to hear what the critics have to say.

Devin Faraci, BadassDigest

“Do not expect much from Gangster Squad. This is not LA Confidential 2… This is not a hard-hitting film. This is not a movie with much to say. Gangster Squad is a big cartoon, a pulpy movie made by people who only know pulp from reading about it in movie reviews… And if you approach it like that, you’ll enjoy the movie just fine.”

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“To be fair, this tawdry dose of pulp fiction (“inspired by real events”) is not a complete waste of time. It offers the marginal pleasure of an all-star cast slumming their way through a thicket of routine plotting, almost laughable dialogue and the constant blaze of tommy guns.”

Charlie Schmidlin, ThePlaylist

“With his third feature, Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer frames 1940s Los Angeles — morally compromised, glamorous, and a monument to protect and exploit on both sides of the law — to adapt Paul Lieberman’s true-crime articles into cinematic legend, but in lieu of any sharp insight into the period and its notorious figures, the film’s brash, ultraviolent encounters instead build a showy exterior with nothing of import left standing.”

Peter Debruge, Variety

“The cops play things as dirty as the crooks in Gangster Squad, an impressively pulpy underworld-plunger that embellishes on a 1949 showdown between a dedicated team of LAPD officers and Mob-connected Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) for control of the city.”

James Rocchi, GeekNation

Combining the retro-L.A. style of L.A. Confidential, the candy-colored visuals of ‘Dick Tracy’ and entirely too much of The Untouchables, Gangster Squad doesn’t so much fail to succeed on its own merits, but instead fails because it lacks any merits of its own.”

Ouch. Those are same damning reviews… But what do you think? Drop your review in the Comments below. And watch the trailer now on Celebuzz!

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