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Monday, February 28, 2005


Laura Linney arrives at the 77th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, February 27, 2005. Linney was nominated for best supporting actress for her role in 'Kinsey.' REUTERS/John Schults. Cate Blanchett won the category.


Secret Messages, Special Treats for Actress Nominees

Courtesy of Revlon and London’s “it girl” accessory designer Anya Hindmarch, Hilary Swank and Cate Blanchett, as well as their fellow nominees, received Hindmarch’s Bespoke Ebury.

Lined in Revlon red suede, the bags were engraved with personal messages from their male co-star and director.

For Swank, a secret message from Academy Award winning co-star Morgan Freeman: “You are a beauteous wonder!” was Freeman’s exclamation to the two-time Academy Award winner.

Kate Winslet’s Secret Messages:
From “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” Director “I need a toothpick!” Love Mitch
From Co-star Mark Ruffalo "...and sometimes there's heaven..." love, Mark Ruffalo

Virginia Madsen Secret Messages:
From “Sideways” Co-star Paul Giamatti “Shatner loves you and so do I.” -- Paul

Laura Linney (seen above, arriving at the Oscars) Secret Messages:
From “Kinsey” Director Bill Condon: “As Dr. Kinsey said, you’re the best partner any one ever had. Congratulations on this well-deserved honor.” Love Bill
From “Kinsey” Co-star Liam Neeson: “Laura – I am so proud of you and our special relationship. My love and admiration always.” Liam

Annette Bening Secret Messages:
From “Being Julia” Director Iztavan Szabo: “Dear Annette, Such a great joy watching your marvelous close-ups in Being Julia. It is worth making a film for these moments. Thank you.”
From “Being Julia” Co-star Jeremy Irons: “Nevertheless…love from the handsomest man in London!”

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Getting In Touch (Up) With Revlon

Celebrity make-up artist Troy Jensen was at the Revlon luxury suite at the Four Seasons Hotel. Academy Award nominee and Independent Spirit Award winner Catalina Sandino Moreno can credit her red-carpet looks to Jensen. On Oscar night, supermodel Karolina Kurkova received an in-suite touch up prior to the Vanity Fair party. Others who were treated by Jensen include Sharon Stone, “Phantom” star Emmy Rossum, “Ray’s” Regina King (seen above), Allison Janney, Gina Gershon, Elizabeth Berkley and “The L Word’s” Sarah Shahi.