Award Season Campaigning Articles

Reese’s Big Little Lies but no Spirit

November 26, 2014 21:04:17 Posted at November 26, 2014 21:04:17
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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In addition to Benedict Cumberbatch, Reese Witherspoon was also one of the surprise names left off the list of Independent Spirit Award nominees. Reese is considered to be in the second position, after Julianne Moore, for Best Actress Oscar nominee for her performance in Wild. And if we’re working on the McConaissance plan (his agent, Jim Toth, is her husband), ideally she’d be at the Spirits the night before Oscar Sunday. Full Story

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Angelina’s Unbroken marriage tour

November 26, 2014 17:46:13 Posted at November 26, 2014 17:46:13
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Angelina Jolie is in Paris today. She was photographed at Vivement Dimanche in black, smiling at the crowd. Obviously she’s out there promoting Unbroken. And talking about her marriage too. You know that’s what all the entertainment reporters want to discuss. Like, if I was assigned to the Unbroken junket, I’d probably have to get off a question about the wedding too. Full Story

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Jake surges but not Cumberbatch

November 26, 2014 14:36:12 Posted at November 26, 2014 14:36:12
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Everyone was expecting The Imitation Game and Benedict Cumberbatch to be called when the Independent Spirit Award nominations were revealed yesterday. Cumberbatch is considered a top 2 contender for Best Actor Oscar and then there’s the Harvey Weinstein factor. Remember what he did with Silver Linings Playbook? But Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game, and, really, Harvey overall were totally shut out of the Spirits. Full Story

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The Battle for Fifth Place

November 25, 2014 17:48:42 Posted at November 25, 2014 17:48:42
Joanna Posted by Joanna
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Much like Jake Gyllenhaal (for Nightcrawler), Bradley Cooper is currently off the conventional Oscar circuit (for American Sniper) and is making a starring turn on Broadway in The Elephant Man until February.  I saw The Elephant Man last week – B. Coops was incredible in it. His scene partner Patricia Clarkson outshined him, but that’s hardly a reflection of his talent or complete immersion in the role. Full Story

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The “Rachel” came from weed

November 24, 2014 21:13:16 Posted at November 24, 2014 21:13:16
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jennifer Aniston was at two screenings for Cake this weekend. On Friday it was with Variety followed by a cocktail party at the Sunset Tower. She wore pink and Justin Theroux was there. Last night there was another one with cinema prive and PANDORA Jewellery. She wore glasses and leather pants and, again, that great black jacket. Full Story

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Julianne’s two-for-one

November 20, 2014 21:47:17 Posted at November 20, 2014 21:47:17
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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So while Jennifer Aniston’s trying to avoid a Norbit situation with Horrible Bosses 2 and Cake, Julianne Moore is out there selling The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 while holding the top spot for a Best Actress nomination for her work in Still Alice. Mockingjay is a sure thing. So Julianne will be able to ride on the fact that she’s part of a blockbuster and at the same time showing the voters that she’s one of the best, one of most under-appreciated, in one of her finest performances, maybe her finest performance. Full Story

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Jen’s two-for-one

November 20, 2014 21:31:53 Posted at November 20, 2014 21:31:53
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jennifer Aniston was at a special screening of Cake hosted by American Cinematheque yesterday in Hollywood. The Q&A was moderated by her Horrible Bosses 2 co-star Jason Bateman. Is it corny here to make a joke about having your cake and eating it too? I understand the strategy here. But last week I wrote about Aniston’s hopes for Cake and campaigning for it at the same time as promoting Horrible Bosses 2. Full Story

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Reese Witherspoon: white for Wild

November 20, 2014 16:42:49 Posted at November 20, 2014 16:42:49
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Reese Witherspoon wore white to the premiere of Wild in Hollywood last night. Both Reese and Laura Dern are considered strong candidates for Oscar nominations – Reese in the Best Actress category and Laura for Supporting. So if we’re looking ahead to the Golden Globes, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston, and Laura Dern could all be in the ballroom at the same time. Full Story

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Give him a rowboat in the rain

November 19, 2014 17:01:01 Posted at November 19, 2014 17:01:01
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Benedict Cumberbatch was seen at JFK airport in New York today, heading out after several days of intense Oscar campaigning that included his first official red carpet appearance with fiancée Sophie Hunter – click here for a refresher. Full Story

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Bone structure on the cover of Variety

November 19, 2014 13:46:06 Posted at November 19, 2014 13:46:06
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Angelina Jolie, Jack O’Connell, and Miyavi cover the new issue of Variety in support of Unbroken. You know how this worked, right? Variety would for sure have been happy with just Jolie. You can’t go wrong with just Jolie. Did Jolie tell them she wanted to be centred by her two stars? It’s a compelling photo to begin with in that blue-ish light. Full Story

Jake’s Constellations

November 18, 2014 18:14:17 Posted at November 18, 2014 18:14:17
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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I updated the Rachel McAdams article from earlier with some new information – click here to read it. Not that that has anything to do with Jake Gyllenhaal. But it SHOULD. And it COULD. Because, well, go read the post. Anyway, here’s Jake Gyllenhaal in New York today at a press preview for Constellations. Full Story

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