Award Season Campaigning Articles

Here comes Amy

September 19, 2014 15:10:22 Posted at September 19, 2014 15:10:22
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Tullio M. Puglia/ Getty

“I think she’s the best actress in the world right now” – what Jacek just said to me while I was watching the first trailer for Tim Burton’s Big Eyes about Amy Adams. And he was only listening. He didn’t even see her on the screen. But ever since American Hustle, which he compulsively plays on re-run, he’s been her #1 fan. Full Story

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Oscar jockeying: Patricia Arquette edition

September 18, 2014 15:34:22 Posted at September 18, 2014 15:34:22
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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AKM-GSI /Splash

Have you seen Boyhood yet? One of the best films of the year, if not THE best film of the year. And Patricia Arquette gives an incredible performance. Joanna sent this article to me today - even though Arquette’s role in Boyhood is a lead, IFC Films will be submitting her for Oscar consideration in the Best Supporting Actress category instead. Full Story

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Champagne means they’re breaking up again

September 16, 2014 15:51:59 Posted at September 16, 2014 15:51:59
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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KCS Presse/ Splash

JayZ changed the lyrics to a song in Paris the other night about being pregnant with a second one, or something, and the Carter narrative quickly changed from divorce to baby. Then Life+Times tweeted this photo yesterday of Beyonce and Jay after On The Run showing Beyonce with a champagne glass which means…   #OnTheRunTour Full Story

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Team Birdman on the way

August 27, 2014 15:58:04 Posted at August 27, 2014 15:58:04
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, Pascal Le Segretain/ Getty

Venice. Birdman opens the festival tonight. Here’s the cast with director Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu at the photo call today…already looking triumphant? Everyone is watching Birdman as one of the expected contenders for Oscar. They’ve been talking like Michael Keaton is a lock. Full Story

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Nomination Hunting featuring Eddie Redmayne & Robert Pattinson

August 15, 2014 16:26:15 Posted at August 15, 2014 16:26:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Frazer Harrison/ Kevin Winter/ Getty

As Sarah just wrote in the Chris Evans article before this, it’s time to solicit favour with the awards boards now. And, well, they say it’s never hard to solicit favour with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. They nominated The Tourist and Jennifer Love Hewitt for Christ’s sake. Full Story

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Jennifer & Justin: a celebration trip

August 14, 2014 15:22:20 Posted at August 14, 2014 15:22:20
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

PEOPLE posted an article yesterday about Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux. They’re on holiday in Bora Bora. They left on August 7 and were supposed to be away for a week. So it was timed for when they got back. According to US Weekly – and they reported it first – the two were at the Four Seasons. Full Story

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Eddie in the race

August 8, 2014 14:51:17 Posted at August 8, 2014 14:51:17
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Chris Jackson/ Getty

It’s been trailer porn for the last few weeks, non? They’re all rolling out previews for fall releases and award season contenders. This year looks to be a strong one for Actors. When isn’t it a strong year for Actors? Right now, it’s looking like Michael Keaton for Birdman is the only legitimate lock. Full Story

Face Balls for Emmy

August 1, 2014 17:21:23 Posted at August 1, 2014 17:21:23
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Theo Wargo/ NBC/ Getty

Julia Roberts was on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night. Everyone else has said this already but now I want on that bandwagon too: his writing and production staff make the show. It’s ridiculous. The games are ridiculous. Like the dumbest ideas ever… And I laugh every single time. Full Story

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Benedict Cumberbatch enters the Oscar race

July 21, 2014 19:25:41 Posted at July 21, 2014 19:25:41
Sarah Posted by Sarah

In 2011 the Black List was topped by a script for a biopic of Alan Turing, the computer scientist who developed the early computer that the British used to break the German’s Enigma code. You might also recognize his name from the Turing Test, a series of questions meant to determine if a machine is capable of fooling a human interrogator into thinking it’s human. Full Story

Pre-Oscar two-piece

July 18, 2014 15:49:55 Posted at July 18, 2014 15:49:55
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet

Reese Witherspoon modelled a very cute white laser cut two-piece yesterday while walking around LA. Speaking of Blake Lively, Reese too will soon be launching a lifestyle brand called Draper James. There will be retail stores. The first is expected to open next year…while she’s on an Oscar run? I posted about the first trailer for Wild – Hike, Pray, Love – last week. Full Story

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Jessica Chastain in Ischia

July 15, 2014 15:01:57 Posted at July 15, 2014 15:01:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

This blue sparkly dress with gold trim… I don’t know if I’d be into it if someone else was wearing it. But on her? It’s pretty spectacular. In fact, a lot of her clothes are great in Ischia. This sheer black dress, again, she manages to elevate. On anyone else, I’m not sure I’d care very much. Full Story

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Chiwetel is going to the Emmys

July 14, 2014 16:40:30 Posted at July 14, 2014 16:40:30
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet, Gigi Iorio/ Splash

Look, it’s not just Matthew McConaughey who’s getting invited to every award show. Chiwetel Ejiofor is going to the Emmys too. He’s been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries for his work on Dancing On The Edge up against Billy Bob Thornton, Mark Ruffalo, Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Idris Elba. Full Story

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Hike, Pray, Love

July 10, 2014 20:18:36 Posted at July 10, 2014 20:18:36
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The first trailer for Wild, adapted from Cheryl Strayed’s bestseller, has been released, starring Reese Witherspoon. As I wrote a couple of months ago, they’re scheduling this film for Oscar ambitions. Reese wants #2. One of our producers on etalk, Joanna, compared the introductory vibe of Wild to 127 Hours – the sunburst, the landscape. Full Story