Award Season Campaigning Articles

Angelina’s Unbroken year

March 26, 2014 15:03:39 Posted at March 26, 2014 15:03:39
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Angelina Jolie showed up for the Universal presentation at Cinemacon in Las Vegas yesterday. So, basically, the studio is putting their Oscar campaign for Unbroken right up front, and obviously. Yes, of course, it’s important that theatre owners feel confident in the film in that it can make money. Full Story

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Jared Leto's Oscar hair

February 28, 2014 19:01:03 Posted at February 28, 2014 19:01:03
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Fame, AKM-GSI/ Splash

Jared Leto arrived in LA yesterday ahead of what will be the big moment of his acting career. As you know, he is the overwhelming favourite to win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club. And while his campaign hasn't been as flawless as his co-star Matthew McConaughey's, it's good enough. Full Story

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Pre-Oscar McConaughey

February 27, 2014 22:18:17 Posted at February 27, 2014 22:18:17
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet, INF

Matthew McConaughey was photographed heading to a meeting yesterday. Almost all the experts are predicting he’ll take Best Actor on Sunday night. He has a lot going for him. It’s been a 6 month long campaign and he’s played every step perfectly. And, conveniently, he’s also doing great work on True Detective. Full Story

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But, but, but…where’s Jonah?!?

February 27, 2014 21:10:29 Posted at February 27, 2014 21:10:29
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Pacific Coast News

Leonardo DiCaprio was out for dinner last night in LA. And Lukas Haas is back! But…do you see Jonah Hill, 2X Oscar nominee and friend of Marty, Leo, and Brange? There are 3 more sleeps to Oscar Sunday where both Leo and Jonah Hill, 2X Oscar nominee and friend of Marty, Leo, and Brange are up for awards. Full Story

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Lupita in orange

February 24, 2014 16:43:18 Posted at February 24, 2014 16:43:18
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Kevin Winter/ Frederick M. Brown/ Getty

Lupita Nyong’o won Best Supporting Actress at the NAACP Image Awards this weekend. And she could very well be holding on to a Best Supporting Actress Oscar 6 days from now at the Dolby Theatre. I think I might lose my sh-t when she arrives on the carpet. It might be the fashion porn mystery of the season: who will Lupita be wearing? Because everyone wants to dress her. Full Story

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Leo’s looking for a girl like you

February 21, 2014 18:07:56 Posted at February 21, 2014 18:07:56
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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AKM-GSI

Leonardo DiCaprio was photographed earlier this week with Toni Garrn in the French Alps. I don’t know how happy he is about getting papped, especially right now, when the impression he’s trying to leave with Academy voters is that he’s always been The One – the one who respects the art, the one who commits to the best work, the one who tries to honour the craft. Full Story

Jennifer Lawrence: Oscar and Dior

February 21, 2014 15:37:20 Posted at February 21, 2014 15:37:20
Lainey Posted by Lainey

A friend of mine said to me the other day, “I hate Jennifer Lawrence”. I could not understand it. This friend loves Emma Thompson, dogs, sports, and the Royal Family. To me, Jennifer Lawrence totally fits that equation. But in her mind, Jennifer Lawrence doesn’t go with Emma Thompson, dogs, sports, and the Royal Family. Full Story

Matthew McConaughey: The Comeback Kid

February 19, 2014 15:41:02 Posted at February 19, 2014 15:41:02
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Last week it was Leonardo DiCaprio who covered Variety for a very well played interview about his career choices and body of work. Leo’s message to Oscar voters: I don’t have to come back. I never left. I’ve always been The One. And now it’s Matthew McConaughey’s turn with the image he’s been pushing for 6 months now: the Comeback Kid. Full Story

All but Judi

February 11, 2014 21:04:34 Posted at February 11, 2014 21:04:34
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Kevin Winter/ FREDERIC J. BROWN/ Getty

Judi Dench was the only Best Actress nominee who did not attend the Nominees Luncheon yesterday. I love that about her. She’s the only one who doesn’t actually give a sh-t. The others most definitely do give a sh-t. Doesn’t mean we can’t love them but we can also say they give a sh-t, right? Cate Blanchett gives a sh-t. Full Story

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Lupita holds it down

February 11, 2014 15:24:44 Posted at February 11, 2014 15:24:44
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Kevin Winter/ Getty

Chiwetel Ejiofor was not at the Oscar Nominees Luncheon yesterday. Michael Fassbender wasn’t either. And Brad Pitt was absent too. So it was left to Lupita Nyong’o to represent 12 Years A Slave as a nominee for Best Supporting Actress. She’s the film’s only sure thing as Ejiofor sits a distant third, if that, behind Matthew McConaughey and Leonardo DiCaprio for Best Actor, Fassbender won’t stand up, and the movie’s in a tight fight for Best Picture. Full Story

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Leo campaigns

February 10, 2014 16:32:26 Posted at February 10, 2014 16:32:26
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, 2x Oscar nominee and friend of Marty, Leo, and Brange, were together again this weekend to honour Martin Scorsese at the Art Directors Guild Awards in Beverly Hills. Leo’s been stepping up the campaigning in LA. It might not be as obvious but you don’t think he’ll let Matthew McConaughey just walk away with it, do you? So, what’s the strategy? To me, the thing about Matthew McConaughey is that he keeps playing the same characters over and over again. Full Story

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Return of the Brange!

February 5, 2014 19:56:32 Posted at February 5, 2014 19:56:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet

They’re back in LA! Here they are, all 8 of them, arriving at LAX after spending a couple of months in Australia where the Jolie was directing Unbroken. And we just happen to be inside a month until the Oscars… Where 12 Years A Slave is nominated for Best Picture. This is good. Full Story

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Brange date

February 4, 2014 15:18:52 Posted at February 4, 2014 15:18:52
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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KHAPGG/ Splash

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt went out for dinner last night in Australia looking sexier than they’ve looked in a while. I mean, her footwear says it all. Those are shoes that demand a bottle of wine, or several. And not giving a sh-t what time the kids go to bed. OK then. Is it coming? Is the Pitt Porn on the way for award season when it really matters? Because it’s been too f-cking long. Full Story

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Jeremy Renner’s forgotten hustle

January 20, 2014 14:57:27 Posted at January 20, 2014 14:57:27
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Wenn, Kevork Djansezian/ Getty

Jeremy Renner was at the SAG Awards, nominated for best ensemble along with the rest of the cast for American Hustle. Let’s take a moment to celebrate a victory over his Shiny Suit Problem—he looked great in a non-shiny pewter tux (so great that Rita Moreno hit on him during her lifetime achievement speech). Full Story

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