Award Season Campaigning Articles

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

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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AKM-GSI/ Splash, Michael Buckner/ Getty

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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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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