Sunday, 9 January 2011

Jake Gyllenhaal presents Natalie Portman with her Desert Palm: 'She is elegant, graceful, has amazing eyebrows...'

Last night, Jake Gyllenhaal was back on a red carpet, this time at the 22nd Palm Springs International Film Festival where, at a glitzy Cartier gala, he presented Natalie Portman with her Desert Palm Achievement Award. 'She is elegant, graceful, has amazing eyebrows, is talented, really short, funny, smart, dedicated, incredibly kind and Jewish.'

Jake apologised to the audience for having lost a button off his jacket 'But apparently Mary Hart [the MC] isn’t wearing any underwear.'

The LA Times reported: 'And a tie-less and expletive-dropping Jake Gyllenhaal said of Portman, “She has recently announced that she is gonna have a baby, who will probably need therapy after watching ‘Black Swan.’"'

While hopefully a video of the speech itself will showup, at the moment we have a brief interview with Jake on the red carpet. The interviewer doesn't get many points for his questions...

There is also a brief glimpse of Jake here:

Many thanks to IHJ for some wonderful pictures from last night! Here are just a sample of some of my favourites, there are many more there.

I was delighted to see a picture of Jake with another of his Brothers co-stars Carey Mulligan.

I'm sure that more details will follow...


LadyEkster said...

To quote Ace Ventura: "B.E.A.Utiful." And that smile in the second photo... wow.

Thanks WDW for posting this so quickly! I hope everyone has a great Sunday. I'm counting down the hours till LAOD... :-D

Anonymous said...

Natlie looks radiant and Jake is as gorgeous as ever. I wonder how he lost a coat button? Did it join the tie that was M.I.A.?


Anonymous said...

he looks great, still wish he would shave for these things. I wonder who the woman walking with him was? a publicist?

I don't know why these reporters waste their time asking him questions they KNOW he won't answer. Why not ask him stuff they know he will or might answer. I'm still waiting for them to ask him questions about what he's working on now.

Two women I always thought would be good for Jake are Anne and Natalie (of course it's a moot point but I'm just thinkin out loud)


Tiffany said...

He's so adorable and funny! I'm so happy for Natalie. As I've said before, I've never been terribly moved by any of her performances, but she blew me away in Black Swan. She deserves every accolade.

Just Fan said...

Aww at Jake and Natalie. They seem to be good friends. Jake looks proud of her. :) I never found Carey Mulligan to be pretty. She's average looking to me. Natalie is beautiful. Then again, not everyone can look like Natalie. ;)

Thanks for the update WDW.

Just Fan said...

Two women I always thought would be good for Jake are Anne and Natalie

I agree with you sweetpea.

Get Real said...

Jake and Natalie are so cute together. Love them and I hope to see video of him presenting to her.

Sounds like a big crowd of celebs there. I like the pic of him and Carey too.

I hope we get more pics/videos from the event!

Zodiac said...

Hi WDW! Happy New Year, everyone! Lovely pics

mermon said...

Jake said few nice and funny words about Nathalie. I wonder if it's all speech, or was it more? I'm looking forward to see some video of this.
Nathalie looked beautiful, pregnancy suits her. Jake looked warm, sweet and fine, though a bit tired for me. Maybe he flew away too late, had no time to rest and adjust to the other time zone.
I didn't quite get that joke about Mary not wearing underwear together in one line with his lost of the button. Did he meant they were doing something together ;)or that looking for his lost button he has notice that she didn't wear any underwear? :)

That interviewer wanted to take Jake by surprise asking him suddenly about Taylor and didn't success. And lost an opportunity to make fine interview with Jake. And Jake coped with it with grace.

twitter said...

TheycallmeAli: Just passed Jake Gyllenhall and Busy Phillips at the Hollywood farmers market
about 1 hour ago

Anonymous said...

Last night I saw 'Love and Other Drugs' and I’m pleased to report that the movie theater was full and there were many laughs throughout the movie.

Both Jake and Anne did a wonderful job with their portrait of Jamie and Maggie and the chemistry between them was amazing :-)
For me, these two things are the biggest strengths of the movie.

WDW, thanks for posting the Times interview the other day, I really enjoyed it, a lot of great Jake quotes in it :-)


Linda said...

he looks stunning & gorgeous!
and he's always nice in the interviews, even with the awkward questions.. adorable :)
loved the post WDW!

mermon said...

New pics on IHJ of running Jake from 8th of January.
He has really very nice legs :) and nice sport shoes.

Eureka said...

Hi everyone!
He looks tired to me too Mermon. But stunning as usual in the red carpet. I do not get the MC joke either. Maybe somebody here could explain?
Lucky Natalie!

gyllenhaalisgr8 said...

In that far shot onstage, please tell me Jake isn't wearing those shoes again! Good thing he's got cute going for him!!

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Hello! Just got back from a wonderful day out with friends, including a much loved Jake friend over from the US. Wonderful. We toasted Jake for bringing us all together.

Hi Lady Ekster! Not long now :D

Jake always seems to have clothing accidents at these events, Susan - I remember the shoes coming undone at the Baftas :D

Hi Sweetpea - lovely to see Jake with Natalie again :)

I can't wait to see Black Swan, Tiffany!

Hi JF :D I have to disagree on this one - I think Carey is absolutely beautiful. She glows when you see her in person. Love to see her with Jake.

I'm hoping for more too, Get Real :)

So great to see you Zodiac!! Happy New Year and I hope things are good for you and yours xx

Hi Mermon - the joke probably loses in translation. It was just Jake joking that he may have lost his button but that's nothing because the presented had lost her underwear. Just a joke :) Jake responded very well with the interview.

Thanks Twitter.

I'm so glad you enjoyed the interview, Fie!

Thanks so much, Linda!

Hi Eureka!

I must check out the shoes, Gyllenhaalisgr8 :D

Thanks so much to Ruby, Mr Ruby, Anouska and X for such a fabulous day xxxx

Anonymous said...


Shelly said...

Time for Jake to hire a stylist. One that won't allow him to attend a fancy event wearing a suit that has buttons falling off and one that won't allow him to wear brown shoes with a black suit.


Wet Dark and Wild said...

Morning everyone! Monday... ugh...

Hi Shelly! Let's hope they do a better job with the Globes :D

Have a good day everyone!

Anonymous said...

The shoes are a combination of suede and leather and don't photograph well. They aren't "scuffed." They are not brown. Maybe the lighting makes them appear brown. Jake looks tired, but he's still amazingly sexy, and seems to be in a good mood.

paulh said...

I'm glad that the button and the shoes have finally gotten sorted out. I realize that one traditionally wouldn't wear brown shoes with a navy or black suit. However, if a person who is known as a paragon of fashion were to were that combination, then it would be all right. The Duke of Windsor would do that occasionally, and people would figure he knew what he was doing.

Jake looks good in brown shoes. He also looks good in navy blue suits. I doubt that he puts these together by accident.

Anonymous said...

A short video of Jake and Busy at Hollywood Farmers' Market

I love that they hang out together! Anyone know how long they've been friends? Since Matilda was born? Heath's death?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the video of Jake at the market, anon.

When does Maggie and Peter's play open in NY? What is the name of it

Sweetpea (WGARA?)

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Hi 12:26 - he certainly does look sexy :D So far I haven't been able to look at the shoes...

Hey Paul! I do agree that Jake is aware of what he's wearing and there'll be reasons behind his choices, just like everyone else. He looks good!

Thanks for the link, 16:21!

Hi Sweetpea - Three Sisters starts on 12 January. No doubt Jake will head back after the Globes to take a look.