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Oscar nominees talk about the importance of their nominations

February 10, 2016 15:00:45 Posted at February 10, 2016 15:00:45
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Award season roundtables are all the rage now, and Vulture is getting in on the action with a roundtable discussion featuring eight Oscar nominees, including Alicia Vikander, Bryan Cranston, and screenwriting nominees Phyllis Nagy (Carol) and Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton). During the discussion, the importance of nominations came up, particularly, how they impact careers. Full Story

Ryan Coogler for Grownups

February 9, 2016 18:53:16 Posted at February 9, 2016 18:53:16
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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While Sly Stallone was celebrating his Oscar nomination, his director, Ryan Coogler, who was not recognised by the Academy, was at the AARP Awards as Creed was named Best Intergenerational Movie. How’s that for diversity? He not only gave us a new Rocky, with a black future, but also represented maturity – which is not typically a treasured quality in Hollywood. Full Story

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Rocky & Alicia

February 9, 2016 18:39:59 Posted at February 9, 2016 18:39:59
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Kevin Winter/ Todd Williamson/ Amanda Edwards/ Steve Granitz/ Dan MacMedan/ Jon Kopaloff/ Jonathan Leibson/ Getty Images

You’re looking at what could be the Best Supporting Actor and Actress at the Oscars on February 28th. Sylvester Stallone and Alicia Vikander were both at the Oscar Nominees Luncheon yesterday and then at The Hollywood Reporter party afterwards. Sly seems to be in the lead right now in his race but there could still be a surprise. Full Story

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Rachel’s award season

February 9, 2016 18:07:24 Posted at February 9, 2016 18:07:24
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Alberto E. Rodriguez/ Frederick M. Brown/ Steve Granitz/ Jason LaVeris/ Jennifer Lourie/ Matthew Simmons/ Michael Kovac/ JB Lacroix/ Getty Images

It was a busy weekend for Rachel McAdams. She was at the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Friday. On Saturday she was with Spotlight director Tom McCarthy at the Directors Guild Awards. And then yesterday she was at the Oscar Nominees Luncheon to celebrate her first nomination. This is not the year that Rachel will win. Full Story

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Teasing and torturing Leonardo DiCaprio

February 9, 2016 16:28:33 Posted at February 9, 2016 16:28:33
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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It was decided weeks and weeks ago – Leonardo DiCaprio will win Best Actor for being cold in The Revenant. Everybody knows this. Everyone in his category knows this. Even science knows this. Have you seen the Best Actor analysis on FiveThirtyEight Full Story

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Tom Hardy before the Oscars

February 5, 2016 18:11:28 Posted at February 5, 2016 18:11:28
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, FameFlynet

On Monday we say Happy New Year, welcome the Year of the Monkey. On Monday the Toronto Zoo will also be making an announcement about the baby pandas. The cubs are now 4 months old. And we’ll learn their names on Chinese New Year! Click here to visit the Toronto Zoo panda page. Full Story

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Brie Larson OscarsSoWhite

January 21, 2016 16:26:23 Posted at January 21, 2016 16:26:23
Joanna Posted by Joanna

Timing is on Brie Larson’s side. Or is it? She’s the subject of a new cover story in The Hollywood Reporter one week after earning an Oscar nomination for her work in Room. Brie’s been building Oscar momentum all season. Full Story

Leo’s victory tour

January 20, 2016 18:45:00 Posted at January 20, 2016 18:45:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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AP Images, FABRICE COFFRINI/ Getty Images

Still 5 weeks to go before Leonardo DiCaprio collects his first Oscar for his performance in The Revenant. He’s been in Europe this week promoting the film. It’s kinda like an advance victory tour. Leo was honoured in Davos yesterday at the Annual Crystal Awards to open the World Economic Forum. Full Story

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Matt Damon went to lose

January 18, 2016 14:40:22 Posted at January 18, 2016 14:40:22
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, Lester Cohen/ Christopher Polk/ Jeffrey Mayer/ Jason Merritt/ Getty Images

It’s done. Leonardo DiCaprio will win his first Oscar for being cold and snotty in The Revenant. By now his lead is pretty much insurmountable and, as Sarah noted a couple of weeks ago, the voters probably just want to get it over with so he stops trying to kill himself Full Story

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Rachel reps Spotlight

January 18, 2016 13:33:02 Posted at January 18, 2016 13:33:02
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Rachel McAdams was the only Spotlight cast member present at the Critics’ Choice Awards last night and spoke on behalf of the cast when it was named Best Acting Ensemble. “Our cast” is what she said, which is the way it should be said. Once again, just as it was at the Golden Globes, Rachel was joined at the event by Sacha Pfeiffer. Full Story

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Jennifer Aniston: Worst Critics’ Choice

January 18, 2016 12:53:10 Posted at January 18, 2016 12:53:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

How about a wayback throwback even though it’s not Wednesday or Thursday? Last year at the Critics’ Choice Awards, fresh off not being nominated for an Oscar, even after hiring an Oscar consultant and campaigning valiantly by wearing her hair up and going “serious”, Jennifer Aniston showed up at Critics’ Choice in a pantsuit, no bra, and a body chain. Full Story

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