Award Season Campaigning Articles

How tall is Jake…continued

October 2, 2015 15:03:42 Posted at October 2, 2015 15:03:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I wrote about Jake Gyllenhaal’s height investigation on Starlee Kine’s Mystery Show back in June. Click here for a refresher. He was soooo f-cking cute on that phone call. It was the giggling, it was playfulness, it was practically phone sex in my mind. Full Story

Leo holds hands without a dumpster

September 29, 2015 14:13:45 Posted at September 29, 2015 14:13:45
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Leonardo DiCaprio spent the weekend in New York. On Sunday he was papped walking down the street with current bonafide, Kelly Rohrbach. He made no attempt to cover his face. He didn’t run around looking for a trash bin to jump into to avoid being photographed. Instead, he just kept walking with his turned out feet and his hippy gait (he’s a hip-swinger), and holding her hand, smiling. Full Story

Leo’s campaign is coming

September 28, 2015 14:14:07 Posted at September 28, 2015 14:14:07
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Leonardo DiCaprio spoke at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival on Saturday in New York. These are probably the best pictures we’ve seen of him in, well, in years. This is the version of Leo we’ll be seeing for the next several months as he campaigns toward his first Oscar for his performance in Alejandro G Inarritu’s The Revenant. Full Story

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Leo is Oscar ready

September 23, 2015 13:45:07 Posted at September 23, 2015 13:45:07
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Leonardo DiCaprio was in New York yesterday in support of the Divest-Invest Coalition. Click here to learn more about the initiative and its goal to promote clean energy economy. As you can see…well…it’s Leo’s face again. Full Story

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Leo and his bonafide at the fair

September 8, 2015 16:58:20 Posted at September 8, 2015 16:58:20
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Leonardo DiCaprio and his current bonafide, Kelly Rohrbach, were papped at the Malibu fair on Sunday. He must not have known because otherwise, he’d be walking around with a trash bag over his head. Oscar the Grouch, but way less cute…now. According to the photographer who was there, Leo and Kelly were holding hands and kissing as they went on rides together. Full Story

Eddie on repeat?

September 8, 2015 15:21:38 Posted at September 8, 2015 15:21:38
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The Danish Girl premiered in Venice this weekend. Eddie Redmayne was there with co-star Alicia Vikander and his wife, Hannah Bagshawe. As expected, Eddie’s performance is generating Oscar buzz. Experts are predicting he’ll get another nomination. Some are speculating as to whether he might go 2 for 2 and actually win back-to-back Best Actor trophies. Full Story

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Straight Outta Compton …to the Oscars?

August 17, 2015 17:21:26 Posted at August 17, 2015 17:21:26
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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As you know now, Straight Outta Compton took the box office this weekend, handily. A $57 million opening…in August. It’s an achievement. And now it’s generating some very loud Oscar buzz. First you need the money. They brought in the money. Then you court the Academy. Well, there was a screening this weekend, and apparently the Academy – at least the members who were there – was impressed. Full Story

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Jake’s Oscar plans

May 15, 2015 16:50:12 Posted at May 15, 2015 16:50:12
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jake Gyllenhaal wasn’t at the Palais last night. The jury wasn’t required. Here he is today around town. And pictures of him from opening night on Wednesday looking very smooth in that tux. While Jake had no official engagements to attend on Thursday, he was part of the Weinstein annual Cannes presentation – not necessarily in person but in performance. Full Story

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Julianne Moore: Best Actress and Best Dressed Spirit Awards

February 21, 2015 23:11:35 Posted at February 21, 2015 23:11:35
Joanna Posted by Joanna
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"Also, how about Julianne Moore's performance in Still Alice? Incredible, right?" That was Fred Armisen's running gag in his Independent Spirit Awards monologue today. It's also the night's comedic highlight so far. Yes, she is incredible. It was the most memorable performance of the year. Full Story

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Michael Keaton’s last minute push

February 13, 2015 16:44:02 Posted at February 13, 2015 16:44:02
Joanna Posted by Joanna

This Best Actor race is the tightest category face-off in years. Like Lainey wrote yesterday, it might be too close to call. But since Oscar voting ends on Tuesday, the top three contenders — Eddie Redmayne, Michael Keaton and Bradley Cooper — are now in the final phase of campaigning, which means it's time to kiss babies. Full Story

We have two races

February 9, 2015 16:44:00 Posted at February 9, 2015 16:44:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Boyhood won the BAFTA last night. But on Saturday, the Directors Guild picked Birdman. The DGAs are considered a very, very, VERY good predictor of Oscar Best Picture; only 7 times in history have the DGA and the Academy picked differently. Even still, Boyhood has its share of support. So with a week to go before the voting period closes, it’s a legitimate race. Full Story

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There go Bespoke Cadaver’s Oscar chances

January 27, 2015 16:48:57 Posted at January 27, 2015 16:48:57
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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After Eddie Redmayne took the SAG award over the weekend, the Best Actor Oscar race is solidly Redmayne vs. Keaton, with Redmayne gaining an edge. That hasn’t stopped Benedict Cumberbatch from campaigning his ass off, but he probably just tanked whatever chance he had at an upset by making a really unfortunate, very troubling comment about the challenges faced by “colored” actors in the UK. Full Story