“Amy Adams is our new Leo DiCaprio, when will she win an Oscar?” links


Amy Adams is our new Leo DiCaprio: when will Amy win an Oscar? [Mashable]
The Girl Scouts did not actually sell $65K worth of cookies at the Oscars. [Jezebel]
Jamie Dornan is back on the Fifty Shades Darker set. [Socialite Life]
Emily Ratajkowski had two Oscar-party dresses, just FYI. [Moe Jackson]
Michael C. Hall secretly married his long-time girlfriend. [Starcasm]
It’s Justin Bieber’s 22nd birthday. [LaineyGossip]
Katt Williams got arrested for being a mess. [Dlisted]
Personally, I prefer a big gym to a small gym. [XOJane]
Ashley Graham looked great at the Vanity Fair party. [The Hollywood Sigh]
Is Paris Fashion Week the best fashion week? [Mode]
Stacey Dash reads Mean Tweets. Ugh. [ICYDK]
Everyone in the GOP needs the birds-and-the-bees talk. [The Frisky]
Shemar Moore has a great chest. [Seriously OMG WTF]


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  1. Kate says:

    When she’s good? Oh wait, Leo just won because it was his turn.

    • Mia4s says:

      Yes, he just won because it was his turn. And he finally had a year with less competition where one of his weaker performances could stand out. This was not his best work. Not even top 3.

      While we can be hopeful Adams will get it for a great performance, most get it in the “meh, I guess it’s time” way Leo did.

      • Apsutter says:

        Exactly! Not only was this not close to his best work…it wasn’t even the best performance this year. Oscars are a joke. And there won’t be a campaign like that for Amy. For some reason the general public thinks Leo is like the godsend to acting and I really don’t understand the rush to get him an Oscar for Revenant. Is he secretly dying? He’s still young and has plenty more to come. At least this means maybe he’ll go get greasy and bloated on a yacht again and we won’t have to hear from him for a year

      • Sarah says:

        Ommggg I saw something doing the rounds on FB saying it’s Johnny Depp’a turn next… what has happened?!?!?!

        It isn’t something to expect when you’ve acted long enough, it is supposed to be an honour for an excellent performancs (the best of the year) whether you’ve been acting 10 minutes or 40 years.

    • Mary says:

      Amy Adams should have won for Junebug back in 2005 and I would have chosen her over Melissa Leo in “The Fighter.” Leo’s role was more “showy” but Adams was better in the film.

      Personally, I think Amy Adams is always consistently good in everything she does. And I think that’s part of the challenge because she’s not one of those people who is just Amazing in one thing and then doesn’t make another movie for years on end. She’s consistently good and sometimes takes the roles that are more subtle and less in your face.
      Personally though….I really don’t want to see her made into a meme like Leo. She isn’t nearly as desperate for the attention as he was. I feel like she would cringe at this.

      • KB says:

        But if Amy Adams won in 2005 the legendary Reese Witherspoon wouldn’t have one!

        ETA. Just looked it up and she was actually up for Supporting Actress against Rachel Weisz for The Constant Gardener.

        Either way, Glenn Close doesn’t have an Oscar, so everyone else can take a seat.

      • Mary says:

        I like Rachel Weisz but Amy’s performance in “Junebug” (especially that scene in the hospital after the stillbirth) haunts me to this day and I have completely forgotten about The Constant Gardener. I would have gone with Adams.

        I agree with Glenn Close too. Sadly, I think Close got hit with the curse of being “too old” for Hollywood which is why she went to TV. Basically, Hollywood sucks for women and they will never get the same memes and breaks that the guys do.

      • Mia V. says:

        I just, by chance, watched “Doubt” today and Amy was so good and she was acting with Meryl Streep and Phillip Seymour-Hoffman, both awesome actors, you have to bring everything to the table. She is a good actress, always consistent, she was better than J-Law in American Hustle, I hope she gets her Oscar really soon, although the Oscar is clearly not an index of good acting anymore.

      • lucy2 says:

        Amy has been nominated for Supporting for Junebug, Doubt, The Fighter, and The Master, and for Best Actress for American Hustle. There is not a single performance there that I would have argued against her winning, and the variety of her performances and characters is impressive.

      • tracking says:

        I completely agree. Her performance in Junebug was spectacular. For me, her other strongest work was in Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day and Enchanted. She has a combination of lightness, charm, and heart in those roles that is exceptional. I find her to be much more bland in dramatic roles, for whatever reason.

    • Kate says:

      I’ve not actually seen any of these movies. I will watch them for sure because I do like Amy as a person. She seems incredibly sweet. I’ve only seen her in crap movies, I think.

    • Banana says:

      Amy’s a better actress than JLaw and that was abundantly clear in Am Hustle.

    • ethel mertz says:

      exactly. no amy isnt the new leo.

      when will viola davis or harrison ford get oscars? theyre more deserving than amy oatmeal adams tbh.

  2. Naya says:

    This is one of the reasons that Leos brigade irritated me. You know those lifetime achievement awards they hand out to people who didnt quite get their moment? They RARELY give it to women. Besides Leo has many more years of lead roles. The many women who keep getting snubbed dont. If Amy doesnt get one in the next two or three years, she can probably kiss all hope goodbye. But I doubt we will ever see an orchestrated media moment designed to get Amy or any other woman to get her recognition.

    • Liv says:

      Who did get it this year? I wanted it to be Alan Rickman!

    • perplexed says:

      Amy Adams is more of quiet personality who doesn’t turn up in my consciousness except when I’m trying to figure out that she’s not Isla Fischer. Objectively, I think she’s a good actress. But I get why no one would be paying strong attention to whether she got her statue or not.

      When Kate Winslet was on some kind of nomination streak but kept losing, I did cheer for her to win though. I thought Kate Winslet was going to be on a losing streak forever, but then she got her statue. Ditto for Cate Blanchett. So that’s probably why no one really talks about an actress being overdue. A lot of actresses under 40 wind up winning anyway, so usually you have to save that kind of energy for someone like Lauren Bacall, who was like 60 something, but still lost anyway.

      The Leo thing seemed more like a joke phenomenon of the internet that kind of grew out of hilarity over the years rather than any kind of orchestrated media moment to me. The memes were so easy to produce and kind of amusing “Never let go, Jack” (while Leo’s hands were outstretched towards the Oscar in front of that iceberg).

    • Ennie says:

      what about Roger Deakins? can non-actors get those awards?

      • TheOtherSam says:

        Yes I believe they can. Deakins is another who is long overdue.

      • pancake bacon says:

        Or composer Thomas Newman? Like Roger, he’s been nominated — and lost! — 13 times. They must be really great friends by now, since they both seem to be nominated in the same years for the same projects! The Shawshank Redemption and Skyfall to name just two.

        They are both so overdue! It took Randy Newman (Thomas’ uncle!) seven tries to get an Oscar, and Thomas’ own dad Alfred won NINE times!

  3. vauvert says:

    I get it that it is important from a industry perspective, and that everyone turning in greeat performances, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation etc. should get rewarded fairly. But OTOH, looking at it as a movie goer, I don’t give a flying f*ck about who has an Oscar and who doesn’t. I will see Amy in everything and I will continue to avoid Leo movies (he has always bugged me, since day one, nothing to with the modelizing or the shameless Oscar campaign. I just can’t stand his smug face, never could, but I made an exception with Aviator because Alan Alda and Cate Blanchett.)
    So I am really wondering why, other than prestige, do studios care about this? It’s not like winning guarantees a fabulous post Oscar career?

    • perplexed says:

      “So I am really wondering why, other than prestige, do studios care about this? ”

      For marketing and advertising, I think they might care. I think initially actresses hope they might get better parts from winning, although I’m not sure if that’s what actually happens after a win. That’s the only reason I can see why people would actively campaign for something like this.

      • Josefina says:

        I’d like to know how much Oscar wins affect ticket sales. It’s clear the whole internet wanted Leo to win that Oscar. But Leo fans would still watch his movies if he lost, right?

      • perplexed says:

        I don’t think an Oscar helps someone like Leo out much, since he’s already A-list and has been for 20 years. He’s the last and youngest of what people might consider true movie stars (i.e like a younger version of Tom Cruise, but with more critical praise?) I assume that’s why the internet was pushing for a win — because he’s an actual star in an era of Kardashians. Most likely he wanted the award because of what it symbolically represents more than what it could do for him economically. I don’t even think J-Law had to win because she’s got both critical and box-office acclaim.

        But I imagine an Oscar is perceived to be helpful to someone like Anne Hathaway or Natalie Portman. Whether it actually helps them get better opportunities, I have no idea. Some of that might come down to how good their eye for a script is. I imagine their names (since they’re white) shoot to the top of a list after a win, but whether they’re able to capitalize on that is hard to answer. I really don’t get Gwyneth’s choices after she won her Oscar.

        I think an Oscar win might help out with ticket sales for smaller movies, and maybe even the DVD sales of larger movies.

      • KB says:

        @Josefina the nominations make a difference for sure. Films get re-released in theaters if they’re not in them around the Oscars, and if they are their time gets extended. And for individual performances, there are always people on the periphery, somewhat indifferent, that will give in and see a film if they keep hearing how great someone like Leo was. The general public likes him quite a bit, he’s probably one of the last movie stars that can guarantee box office return. I can’t think of another.

      • Ennie says:

        Josefina, in case of smaller or foreign films, awards make a huge difference. I remember Amores Perros being nominated,and the it was re-released in my hometown in Mexico, being that movie Mexican, it still got a re run because of nominations.
        That’s great for indies, new actors, etc… when the big studios let them win.

  4. Gisy says:

    While Leo fans thought it was his “turn” to win, he also had the best performance of anyone in that category this year. A year of weak performances? maybe but he deserved it more than the other nominated actors because he obviously gave the best performance. So while we berate him for “campaigning”, let’s not forget that it was well deserved too. Has Amy Adams ever truly had the best performance in any of her categories? That’s the question we should be asking.
    Meanwhile, Leo isn’t the first nor will he be the last to win an Oscar “supposedly for his body of work ” and sincerely, I have no problem with it.
    Lots of people are mentioning Gary Oldman, SLJ, Amy, Ford etc but also keep in mind that they won’t be spared the Leo treatment when we finally decide it’s their “turn”. By Leo treatment I mean how he gets called a hypocrite for not walking the talk etc. Gary Oldman might be called a bigot (see older posts), it would be suddenly discovered that SLJ has shady opinion on race issues and who knows the things we’ll think of Amy (see originally innocent Anne Hathaway). But there will be more nominations for these people and Leonardo DiCaprio too and I’ll be willing to talk about it then

    • Mindless Contemplations says:

      In all honesty Leo’s performance wasn’t the strongest. In my opinion Bryan Cranstons performance as Dalton Trumbo was a heck of a lot better than Leo’s performance in the revenant.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        I agree. I was rooting for Cranston too.

      • Diana B says:

        Yes! Thank you! grunting and crawling dying from the cold weather for two and a half hours is not the best performance. Hardy was so much better but no one talked about him because it was “Leo’s time” ugh! It should have gone to Cranston.

    • Mary says:

      Amy deserved to win in 2005 for Junebug. Hands down. And frankly, I would have given it to her over Melissa Leo for “The Fighter” in 2010. Leo’s role was filled with “screaming” and all the stuff that the Academy pretends is actually acting but Adams’ overall performance was stronger.

      • Stacey says:

        Melissa Leo’s campaign also irritated me as well. Her doing FYC ads in glamour shots and furs and all that crap. Her thirst for that Oscar was so real it’s almost like the Academy gave it to her because she begged the hardest. They were probably laughing at her and mocking her desperation all the way (even as they voted for her).

    • Daria Morgendorffer says:

      Leo’s award was not JUST about his performance though, it was the prep and dedication that went into it. He didn’t only “grunt and die in the cold” and even so, it wasn’t ONLY about that. He learned another language for the role. There is a lot more that goes into picking a winner for best actor or actress than whether or not people liked their performance, it also says a lot about the quality of the actor that they take the time and make the dedication to the film. Just because YOU didn’t like the movie or his performance does not mean that he didn’t deserve the award. Cranston was amazing, but it was not his year.

  5. Locke Lamora says:

    Now this is someone I can totally go internet crazy for ! JUSTICE FOR AMY!

  6. word says:

    How longh as Amy Adams been acting? How many films has she been in? Some great actors/actresses have been waiting 30-40 years for an Oscar. It’s not just about talent, it’s a number of things that leads one to an Oscar.

    • Mary says:

      Amy Adams is more of a phenom in the sense that she didn’t hit it big until she was over 30 years old and then turned in consistently great performances over and over again in a shorter time span. One of her “talents” along with her acting is in picking the right projects and keeping away from scandal.

      But honestly? I don’t think she really cares if she wins an Oscar.

    • Daria Morgendorffer says:


      “It’s not just about talent, it’s a number of things that leads one to an Oscar.”

      Excellent point. There seem to be a lot of people who believe that ticket sales warrant Oscars but that’s not how it works. Amy Adams is a good actress but I agree with you. There are people more talented who still haven’t won.

  7. kri says:

    I don’t know when or if she will get one. But at least we will be able to find her if she does. And it won’t be face down in a pile of yacht girls and Lukas Haas’s killing glances of eternal devotion. I wonder if Leo’s mother is making sandwiches in the galley while the “kids” play splish splash or Hide The Coke.

  8. lucy2 says:

    I think she’s too nice to whine “when’s it gonna be MY turn?!” but I hope she does receive one someday, she’s a very good actress.
    I figured the Girl Scouts $$ wasn’t real, but that story is still kind of a bummer. Hopefully some of the attendees will donate to them too.

  9. Farhi says:

    Leo is much stringer actor than Adams in his skill and his body of work, imo. And his win was still not set in stone. We read the Oscar’s anonymous confessions. It seems so many in the Academy detest him and didn’t vote for him

    Amy might never win. And that is OK. She is competing/campaigning against other women, not Leo.

    • Mary says:

      I don’t think Leo is “stronger” than Amy at all. He’s just a man and so, as such, gets way, way more diverse opportunities. Amy, as a woman (and now a woman over 40) has to go out of her way to fight for good roles. They played off each other very well in “Catch Me If you can.” Good chemistry. But I can’t see them being friends in real life now. I can’t see her having any tolerance for his douche behavior.

      • perplexed says:

        I think Leo will definitely get better opportunities because he’s a man, but they’re also not competing against each other in the same category and never will so who knows why she doesn’t have an Oscar yet.

    • Naya says:

      Leos only advantage is in gettin first access to meaty roles, otherwise he is so over wrought in his acting, its maddening. We watch The Departed in my house at least once a year and every year we cringe hard at the same Leo scenes. He needs coaching in the power of subtle performance. Maybe DDL or Meryl should give him some classes.

  10. Breakfast Margaritas says:

    Ashley Graham looks great in that dress and her waist does seem smaller than 35 inches.

  11. missmerry says:

    the side of her dress looks like those things you put a piece of fruit in to keep it from bruising…lol

  12. Mary says:

    My opinion? Amy Adams is too good to be part of some dumb internet meme and my guess is that she’s cringing at the thought of it. I genuinely don’t think she cares about winning an Oscar. I think she would probably love it if it happened but it won’t make or break her. Just not who she is.

    What people seem to forget about Amy is that it’s really the sum of her career that’s extraordinary. She didn’t hit it big until she was over 30 after working for years and years. She came from nothing. Is one of the few white actresses who didn’t come from a wealthy family or Hollywood connections or nepotism. She is married to a regular guy and has never engaged in the Hollywood nonsense. She had 5 Oscar nominations in a shorter TIME span than something like Leo because she’s impeccable at picking projects which is a skill in and of itself. And she’s a consistently good performer who shows up to work and get the job done. Her most valuable trait as an actress is that she’s CONSISTENT. Do I think she deserves an Oscar? Yes. The sum of her work warrants that. But I don’t think she benefits from a dumb internet meme. For starters, these kinds of things always benefit men and only wind up making people turn on women because sexism is a thing. So I would rather just let Amy do her thing without the public’s stupid interference.

    • ab says:

      I think they all care about winning an oscar, it’s the highest honor in their profession. but I agree that amy doesn’t seem like someone who would be into the whole campaign dog-and-pony show thing, which is likely why she doesn’t have one yet. she is more than deserving though, she really is a great actor and picks projects well.

  13. Zaytabogota says:

    Stacey Dash is the most embarrassing person since Sarah Palin. She’s so lacking in self awareness and reality I feel sorry for her.

  14. Siearra says:

    When will Glenn Close win an Oscar?

    This woman has 6 nominations under her belt. I feel like she will become the female version of Peter O’Toole.

    • Stacey says:

      Probably. She hasn’t been in a decent movie in a long time and has been doing more TV lately.

      Michelle Pfeiffer is another actress I would love to see win an Oscar but it seems like she doesn’t care if she wins or not.

    • Minxx says:

      Glen Close not having an Oscar is just insane. And she deserved to win every time.

  15. Sarah01 says:

    I mean so what you don’t win an Oscar. If I was an acctress I’d care if I was continually working on good projects. Does having an Oscar really validate your work?
    I think people give it too much importance.
    There have been incredibly talented people who have won or not won and there have been untalented flimsy people who have won or not won. Oscars and awards shows are irrelevant and meaningless.

    My concern is seeing more diversity in casting and behind the scenes, that’s where the change needs to happen.

    • perplexed says:

      “I mean so what you don’t win an Oscar. If I was an acctress I’d care if I was continually working on good projects. Does having an Oscar really validate your work?’

      This is a good point. Gwyneth Paltrow has an Oscar and now she’s telling people how to steam-clean their nether regions. Amy Adams’s career is the preferable one to have.

    • lucy2 says:

      I too would be much more focused on doing worthwhile projects, working with filmmakers I wanted to learn from, and doing work I enjoyed, than with winning an Oscar. But there are some people who put more value on the awards, trophies, labels, etc, than on the experience itself.

  16. Minxx says:

    I loved Amy Adams practically in everything she was in and particularly in Junebug and American Hustle. She’s extremely gifted and consistenly overlooked by the Academy.

  17. Tiffany :) says:

    “Now, I’m of the understanding that in many cases of rape it does not involve any pregnancy because of the trauma of the incident. That may be true with incest a little bit.”…
    [pregnancy] “doesn’t happen as often as it does with consensual sex, because of the trauma involved.”… “That’s information that I’ve had through the years. Whether it’s totally accurate or not, I don’t know.”… “I read a lot of information. I have read it several times. … Being a father of five girls, I’ve explored this a lot.”

    HOW THE F*** does someone with that little understanding of science get the POWER to make laws that govern a woman’s medical care?!?!?!?

  18. Kate says:

    What was holding Miranda Kerr’s dress together for the oscars party? Spit and bubble gum?!

  19. TOM says:

    Before she gets too old, Amy Adams needs to play Janis Joplin. That seems to be her Oscar role.
    Otherwise, she can wait in the Oscar line behind Michelle Pfeiffer, Annette Bening, Joan Allen, Laura Dern, Naomi Watts, Winona Ryder, Judy Davis and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

    • Ang says:

      She is already 10 years too old to play Janis isn’t she?
      Janis was 27 when she died and Amy is in her 40’s..

  20. Asdf says:

    Ashley Graham looks fugggg!!

  21. nicegirl says:

    YUM Shemar Moore. so gorgeous

  22. Jwoolman says:

    Maybe the Republican guys think the egg spontaneously self-destructs during a rape…. They might not realize that once the egg is released, it’s there and ready to be fertilized. And it can survive several days before it’s re-absorbed unfertilized. Would be nice if we had that kind of conscious control over the process, but we don’t.

    This is the real consequence of lack of sex Ed in the schools. People like this making laws about processes they don’t know anything about. Of course, that’s never stopped Congress from making war against countries they can’t even find on a map.

  23. cubfan34 says:

    Deborah Kerr and Selma Ritter never won Oscars and they were both nominated 6 times. They hare still remembered as great actresses.

  24. Loganski says:

    Never mind Amy Adams…what about Gary Oldman or Mark Ruffalo? Rachel McAdams? There’s a lot of actors who deserve it before Amy does.

    • Kate says:

      I love Rachel McAdams but I’m sorry there is zero chance she has earned an Oscar before Amy. Rachel’s career is only just starting to pick up now after years of her making truly terrible business choices. Adams, on the other hand, has been ambitious for years and smart with her career in ways that Rachel frankly could only dream about. Adams already won this race and it’s laughable to try and act like Rachel deserves it more now because she finally got her act together and made one decent movie. I love them both but sorry not sorry.