It’s January and no one has found another COVID variant in about two weeks, which means Sundance is back in Utah and Hollywood’s crème de la crème is trying Explain the vague dress code (“Mountain Chic”) while Netflix throws money at arthouse movies to prove it’s not just Vikings: Valhalla
. There to promote her Doctor Shere Hite (and Gucci aesthetic)? Dakota Johnson presented Luca Guadagnino with the International Icon Award on opening night. A Bigger Splash and Suspiria – gushing about his biggest hits in her presentation, including Call Me by your name , and then nod to the Armie Hammer controversy in a way that would make Ricky Gervais proud. “Unfortunately I didn’t attend [ please call me by your name],” she said deadpan. “Luka made me play peaches. There was a scheduling conflict. Thank God, because then I’d be just another woman Armie Hammer tried to eat. Now this , I think , which is certainly the energy the Oscars need this year. (IMHO Jimmy Kimmel – who has been named host for the third year in a row – the Oscars need some fresh blood, not what Hammer is after kind of guy.) If Jerrod Carmichael had a good start on the globe, the rest of the ceremony (except for the White Lotus speech) proved so dull that As far as everyone being totally hammered feels like the only appropriate response. (for Milly Alcock of House of the Dragon and her in January A moment of silence for the hangxiety.)
Hollywood’s culture – if not its cultural output – is ridiculous in many ways, if the industry’s Mostly nepo babies, so have their reigning queen emcee on the biggest movie night of the year? Who better to send to Tinseltown than Melanie Griffith’s daughter and Tippi Hedren’s granddaughter, both of whom have been with a 11 Pound lion Neil living together? No one masters the chaotic “surreal rich drama” energy quite like Dakota (except maybe nepo baby Gwyneth, her ex-husband Dakota Consciously bond with it).