Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tank Top Tuesday: Oscars Edition

Let’s not pretend the best actress Oscar race is anything but an all-out, steel-cage deathmatch between Natalie Portman and Annette Bening. All the nominees are great, but come on, those two are the battle royal. Actually, it’s nice to have a tight race instead of a presumptive frontrunner blow-out. And these two actresses really acted their asses off last year. But, in the interest of recognizing all of the lovely ladies who were nominated today, please enjoy this very special Top Thespian Tank Top Tuesday. Being nominated for an Academy Award is rewarding and all, but looking great in a tank top is its own reward.


Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”I bet Natalie Portman never, ever thought she’d be able to say, “In the last year I shagged both Jackie and Kelso from ‘That 70s Show.’”

Annette Bening, “The Kids Are All Right”Still courting the gay vote with her lesbian hair and chunky glasses, I see.

Nicole Kidman, “Rabbit Hole”Now that she is no longer using Botox, three cheers for the imminent return of emotions to Nicole’s forehead.

Michelle Williams, “Blue Valentine”Take that, Katie Holmes.

Jennifer Lawrence, “Winter’s Bone”The best thing Bill Engvall has ever contributed to society.


Hailee Steinfeld, “True Grit”This isn’t a tank top, but Hailee is 14 so I’m not going to go there.

Helena Bonham Carter, “The King’s Speech”Every time I abbreviate HBC, I “accidentally” slip in an “I” before the “C.” It’s really more appropriate that way, don’t you think?

Jacki Weaver, “Animal Kingdom”Her nickname in the film was “Smurf,” that’s so awesome I won’t even quibble that she refused to take her overshirt off.

Melissa Leo, “The Fighter”Remember when she played Helena’s ex on “The L Word?” Remember when Helena had children?

Amy Adams, “The Fighter”Even if you weren’t adorably and winsome, Amy, we’d still love you forever for that lesbian scene in “Standing Still.”


Advizor54 said...

I actually came across "Standing Still " at this very scene on my hotel TV last week. Needless to say, but I'll say it anyway, I was very disappointed when Ms. Adams put a stop to the whole affair.

"I want to kiss your tummy" is forever etched on my brain, and why, on earth, did they not get Lauren German and Mena Suvari together for at least one scene, that's all I ask.

Anonymous said...


you got a great posting today,
during I'm in gloomy mood earlier,

I was very happy mood
in the morning and ready to work
until turn on my songs, then
I felt annoyed so I wanted buy
a new song, but finally, I couldn't
make it.

somewhat, is it academy season?

thanks for the great posting,
looks ambitous!

Norma Desmond said...

Definitely a death match between Portman and Benning. I'll be honest, I hated Black Swan, to see Benning win would be AWESOME. Also, I'm just pretty sick of that woman getting passed over.

Hoot said...

I still remember Melissa Leo's great character in Homicide. Especially memorable were the episodes when she wore a suit and tie (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10661640@N08/4098213924/) and the amusing reactions of the other detectives.

LisbethS said...

It's got to be Ms Bening for the Oscar. Natalie was good (great even) but she had so much to work with whereas Annette did so much with so little with such class and understatement that I'm moved here just typing about it!

Anonymous said...

Head Bitch in Charge for sure, her presence at the Golden Globes was the only thing that carried me through. XD