Blog Posts by Meriah Doty
- Meriah Doty | Yahoo! Movies Golden Globes Blog – Sat 12 Jan, 2013 1:59 AM IST
Amy Poehler, left, and Tina Fey get ready to host the Golden Globes (Photo: Gavin Bond/NBC)
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler can't give a straight answer about their upcoming Golden Globes hosting duties -- not to mention their own nominations. But we wouldn't want it any other way.
The two comedic powerhouses hopped on a conference call this week with Yahoo! Movies and other media outlets to "talk" about Sunday night's awards show. The thing is, nearly all inquiries were met with joke answers, largely focused on the fact that the Globes -- unlike the Oscars -- can quickly turn into a Hollywood drunk fest.
"We sort of feel like our job is to keep things moving and also to try to help get the movie stars more liquored up," Fey said about Sunday night's festivities, during which stars munch on food and sip on champagne. "Hopefully someone's boob will fall out of a dress. That is our main role," she said of she and Poehler's hosting strategy.
Fey and Poehler's friendship predates their groundbreaking "Saturday Night Live" days when they became the show's first all-female anchor team for Weekend Update. (And they're breaking that same ground at this year's Globes, becoming the telecast's first female duo to host.) The two initially became friends after meeting at an improv class in Chicago in 1993. Now, 20 years later, it's clear their BFF status has worked in their favor.
In the midst of a barrage of wise cracks, claims of not being at all prepared for Sunday's show and logically impossible statements such as "We have a lot of spontaneous things planned," Fey and Poehler managed to get a little serious during the call. Once.Read More »from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are ready to get Hollywood drunk on Globes night
- Meriah Doty | Yahoo! Movies Golden Globes Blog – Fri 11 Jan, 2013 4:41 AM IST
- Meriah Doty | Yahoo! Movies Oscars Blog – Fri 11 Jan, 2013 1:58 AM IST
Lawrence at Wednesday night's People's Choice Awards (Photo: by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)Possessing that rare ability to garner both critical and box office success, Jennifer Lawrence is arguably the most sought-after actress in Hollywood.
On the heels of a People's Choice Award win just the night before, the 22-year-old earned her second Best Actress Oscar nod on Thursday for her comedic portrayal of a tortured soul in "Silver Linings Playbook." In the David O. Russell film she plays Tiffany, a recently-widowed Philly girl with an overactive neuroses who finds a kindred spirit in an also-troubled Pat (Bradley Cooper). And yes, she is also up for a Golden Globe for the role.
As for how this compares to her "Winter's Bone" Best Actress nomination experience in 2011, she says she's ready to have more fun with it."I plan on enjoying myself this time," Lawrence told The Hollywood Reporter following Thursday's announcement. "Last time, I was just so nervous. I was 20 and new [to] the industry... I don't want to make the same mistake this time," she added.Read More »from Awards season darling Jennifer Lawrence can do no wrong, plans to enjoy second Oscar nod
- Meriah Doty | Yahoo! Movies Oscars Blog – Thu 10 Jan, 2013 10:52 PM IST
Quvenzhané Wallis during a November 11 interview (Photo: AP Photo/Chris Heller)Nine-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis has been nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her spunky-against-all-odds performance in "Beasts of the Southern Wild," making her the youngest on-film nominee in Oscar history and certainly the youngest of all time in the history of the Best Actress category.
If you haven't seen the fantasy drama in which she stars -- and many of you haven't as it's grossed only $11.2 million -- Wallis plays Hushpuppy, a wildly imaginative young girl living in a poor southern Delta community highly susceptible to dangerous flood waters. Wallis, who was six years old when the film was shot, plays the scrappy young girl with uncanny survival skills in nearly every scene. "Beasts," which is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that nearly defies explanation, is equally fantastical and heart-wrenching.Read More »from Five things you need to know about youngest Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis