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Anna Kendrick's Oscar Weekend Diary Proves She's JUST LIKE US!

By Vivian Kane | Celebrities Are Better than You | March 5, 2014 | Comments ()


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For Oscar weekend, Vogue asked Anna Kendrick to be their “onetime special correspondent” which to me sounds like a last meal sort of situation, but we’ll look past that. The teeny tiny mega babe kept a log of the parties and ceremonies she went to, and it’s as delightful as you’d expect. You can find the whole thing here, but here are the highlights:

What is looks like vs. What it is

The rain forecast this weekend is setting everyone on edge. You can barely maintain this level of smoke-and-mirrors glamour in a hermetically sealed lab, let alone out in the world when it’s pissing rain. I thought we put up with the traffic and plastic surgery in L.A. in exchange for good weather. What gives? My makeup artist, Sara Glick, arrives a half hour early and catches me eating peanut butter straight out of the jar. I don’t even stop. This is still my time.

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On keeping it together

Aubrey Plaza is my date for the evening. Our first stop is the Giorgio Armani party, and she’s on her way to pick me up. The thing about these events is that most of them just serve booze and slivers of vegetables on rice crackers, so you basically need to be unceremoniously stuffing your face with calories every chance you get, unless you want to pass out on top of screen legend Bruce Dern. Aubrey hasn’t figured this out yet, so I bring two Luna bars out to our Uber. The glamour never stops.

The wardrobe

We run back to my house so I can change for the Art Of Elysium event, and since I own enough hoodies, sweatpants, and slippers to clothe a small army, we take advantage of our 20-minute window and throw all of these things on under and over our dresses. It’s a magical moment of relief.

On Jared Leto’s hair
I get to present the award for Best Supporting Male Actor, which goes to Jared Leto. When he gets up on stage, the list in his hand is so long I wonder why I let myself be talked into the more painful shoes. However, his speech quickly transitions from a list of agents and lawyers to Pink Floyd, Wayne Gretzky, and all the women he’s ever slept with. His speech is funny and his hair smells like a damn meadow. What a dream.

Weird Oscar rehearsals

This is the most surreal thing about awards shows: In order to nail down the camera moves and the timing, not only do the presenters rehearse, but actors have been hired to “play” each of the nominees. A winner is chosen at random for rehearsals, and one of these actors gets up and makes a fake speech AS that person. Our rehearsal winner talked about the challenges of making the film and his gratitude for his director’s collaborative spirit. It’s enough to bring a confused, creepy tear to your eye.

The pinnacle of glamour

I decide to just leave my Invisalign at home today instead of popping it in and out of its case, because I’m classy (and also because even though my clutch is kick-ass, it could really only fit a stick of gum).

The power of In-N-Out Burger

I run home to switch dresses for the Vanity Fair party because I’m the luckiest chick alive (I mean, except for Jennifer Lawrence, with whom every man, woman, and child would trade places in a heartbeat. That hair! Those boobs! The Christian Dior contract! #workbitch). The corset on the new dress is amazing, but making me regret every carb I’ve had since age ten. And yet, this happened.

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On the cowardliness of Jason Statham

The dress is so heavy it feels like a suit of armor, so obviously I attempt to pick fights. For some reason, Jason Statham does not take the bait.




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  • Jezzer

    "...She's JUST LIKE US!"

    Lies. I'm not a pointy birdwoman.

  • miscast

    I just think Ms Kendrick may possibly be the best person to be a star since Paul Newman... Some ego, but only enough to help her do her job, no malice "unless its funny", loads of wit, the just perfect amount of beauty, shaken, not stirred into the smoothest girl any guy has never met and would not have a chance with... Unless he's king of the online video game world and she needs some pointers on her favorite game...I personally am not a twitter fan in any possible description of a fan...However, Anna Kendrick's twitter feed is a full time 24/7 stand up act with a rating of 9.8649.... Okay so she has an off day after being in London eating weird food...

  • The blonde in that header pic? Went from being on the Sing-Off (twice), to a bit part in Pitch Perfect, to apparently being Anna Kendrick's best friend. To say that I'm jealous of her life would be a major understatement.

  • lowercase_ryan

    loooooooooooooooooove, creepy looooooooooooove

  • Ruthie O

    She's besties with Aubrey Plaza, gets to wear expensive and fancy dresses, and just exudes charm and wit. Hell, she isn't just like us; she's better.

  • Modernlove

    I had a dream last night that she asked me if I wanted to get high and make out in the bathroom. I then woke up to this. I'm taking it as a sign that my dream will come true and Mr. Modernlove will just have to deal with not being invited.

  • BWeaves

    I think she's officially out-Dayed Felicia Day.

  • foca9

    Didn't really understand the obsession with her. Then I heard her on The Nerdist podcast. I think I love her. No, I'm in love with her.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    I still don't get it. She looks like a rodent.

  • foca9

    As much as I don't agree with that, her looks was not even mentioned in my comment nor is the reason I like her. As you can see, I like her because of her personality, interests and humour, which I got from her audio-only interview.

    I don't think neither her, Jennifer Lawrence nor Emma Watson are the prettiest women I know (maybe Watson is among them), but I like them and are attracted to them because of the values and personalities they have (or as they are portrayed).

  • F'mal DeHyde

    You mentioned an obsession with her.

    I said I don't get it (the obsession) because she looks like a rodent. I've also read her twitters and her "finger banging" account and I think she's kind of obnoxious. Perhaps she's an acquired taste. And she looks like a rodent.

    No need to get offended with my post.

  • firedmyass

    I like the way she presents herself in public and I think she's super cute.

    Everybody got they somethin.

  • The fact Anna and Aubrey are besties raises their mutual adorbs factor by a power of 10.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    Does she get all your feels because she's so adorbs?

    The slang you kids use nowadays makes me feel stabby.

  • Hehe "you kids." Just read my post in the same way as those James Earl Jones-Malcolm McDowell cell phone commercials.

  • e jerry powell

    See, I TOLD YOU about Jared Leto's hair...

    She should have taunted Statham about back fat.

  • L.O.V.E.

    Ok, that is a MUCH better dress on her than her Oscar dress.

  • Bert_McGurt

    Yep, she looks pretty damn great.

    Wouldn't have minded seeing Aubrey's outfits either.

  • VonnegutSlut

    The In-N-Out burger dress seemed so much more youthful & age-appropriate than the one she wore to the ceremony.

    I realize it seems that most younger stars follow this pattern (more dignified to Oscars--younger & racier to the after parties) but her stylist should have talked her into the Jason Statham, chain mail dress for the big show.

    If for no other reasons than this: BOOBS.

  • kirbyjay

    I dunno. I think I'm the only person in the world that liked her dress ( 'cept for the bottom, kinda weird) but then I thought Anne Hathaway looked fantastic too and I know how everyone haaaaaaaates her. * said with fingers wagging in the air and head swaying*

  • Jezzer

    If Anne Hathaway were as weird-looking as Anna Kendrick she'd be a Pajiba Darling.

  • VonnegutSlut

    I didn't hate Anne Hathaway's dress at all; although it was a bit distracting on camera.

    I'm sure it was stunning in person, but I kept finding myself staring the disco ball-ness of it while she was presenting. She needed a camera test before she went on air. That was the only detractor for me.

    And I didn't detest Kendrick's Oscar dress either but 1. it seemed like it was a combination of two or three different dress concepts (hence the top sheer panels, the middle section and the kinda weird bottom) and 2. I though it was more suited for someone like Annette Bening or Rene Russo or even Helen Mirren, etc.

    But (and I mean this genuinely) what the fuck do I know?

  • cox

    wow, looking forward to her eventual book. it will be awesome.

  • KassandraDiller

    The Moment is funny and Happiness in the friend to enjoy the Oscar award .http://carbulossnetherland.net/

  • foolsage

    Hungarian: I will not buy this record, it is scratched.

    Tobacconist: Sorry?

    Hungarian: I will not buy this record, it is scratched.

    Tobacconist: No, no, no. This is a tobacconist's.

    Hungarian: Ah! I will not buy this tobacconist's, it is scratched.

    Tobacconist: No, no, no ...tobacco... er, cigarettes?

    Hungarian: Yes, cigarettes. My hovercraft is full of eels.

  • Bert_McGurt

    Took the words right out of my...confused English phrasebook?

  • Pants_are_a_must

    I read it on my commute and cracked up multiple times. She needs to have a regular writing gig somewhere.

  • Mike Stevens

    She is marvellous.

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