Award Season Campaigning Articles

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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Keira’s playing too

November 17, 2014 19:02:23 Posted at November 17, 2014 19:02:23
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Keira Knightley went full angel at the Hollywood Film Awards in an exquisite Giambattista Valli dress. That applique around the neck and down one arm is pure gorgessity and, God, I love the sleeves. Not even those sh-tty shoes could take away from it. So they gave her the Best Supporting Actress Award. Full Story

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Jen’s plaid Cake

November 17, 2014 18:32:39 Posted at November 17, 2014 18:32:39
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jennifer Aniston was in New York last night for a special screening of Cake presented by The Cinema Society and InStyle, scheduled between promotional appearances for Horrible Bosses 2 which opens in 10 days. As we’ve been discussing, repeatedly, at this point, an Oscar nomination is unlikely. Full Story

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Every Best Actor gets an award

November 17, 2014 15:43:40 Posted at November 17, 2014 15:43:40
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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The race for Best Actor will be between Michael Keaton, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Eddie Redmayne this year. All three were at the Hollywood Film Awards. All three received awards at the Hollywood Film Awards. Jesus, is this show business or is this grade school? As we’ve seen, Keaton had the early lead in this category since Venice. Full Story

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Brange at the Unbroken world premiere

November 17, 2014 13:39:19 Posted at November 17, 2014 13:39:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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As promised, here are shots of the Brange arriving at the world premiere of Unbroken today in Sydney. Brad was previously in South Korea and Japan promoting Fury. Angelina, you’ll note, was in Malta directing By The Sea for most of the Fury promotion. They’ve managed though to arrange their schedules so that the push for Unbroken will happen when both of them can work the promotion together. Full Story

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Rough flight?

November 12, 2014 16:21:58 Posted at November 12, 2014 16:21:58
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Brad Pitt arrived in South Korea today to promote Fury. He looks rough. Pale and clammy, non? Flying with the flu is the worst. And it’s not great for the person sitting next to you either. Have you ever sat next to a sniffler? It fills me with rage. I was on a flight recently with a sniffler. Full Story

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Emma Stone charms Broadway

November 12, 2014 15:11:03 Posted at November 12, 2014 15:11:03
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Last night was Emma Stone’s Broadway debut as Sally in Cabaret. If Twitter is any indication, she delivered. So far I’ve only found one review at the Guardian and it’s a strong one. Apparently the audience went wild for her first night. Full Story

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Jolie & Jennifer: dress-off

November 12, 2014 14:17:53 Posted at November 12, 2014 14:17:53
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jennifer Aniston arrived at Heathrow yesterday with Justin Theroux and the cast of Horrible Bosses 2 for promotion. She also covers the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar. Wearing white. You know who else covers a magazine this month wearing white, which means they could be side-by-side at the newsstands? Yeah. Full Story

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Nominate her because she’s ugly

November 7, 2014 14:26:42 Posted at November 7, 2014 14:26:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Two week ago, it was announced that Jennifer Aniston’s Cake, despite screening at TIFF not securing a distributor, would be released in limited run for Oscar qualification by a new company formed by the producers and rumoured to be backed by Aniston herself. She really wants recognition for this one. Full Story