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Celebrity Awards Season campaigning and PR strategy.

Get Out challenges award season

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 17, 2017 17:09:56 November 17, 2017 17:09:56
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Should we care about award season when Hollywood’s predator infestation is so far from being exterminated? Is award season trivial? Sure, parts of it. But there are some storylines that are playing out this award season that deserve our attention. Consider Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut and the acclaim it’s been getting. Full Story

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Feeling CMBYN

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 16, 2017 16:17:59 November 16, 2017 16:17:59
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I FINALLY saw Call Me By Your Name, and Lainey would like me to get “all up in my feelings” about it, but I don’t have Kathleen’s gift for emotive expression. I do really like it, kind of love it, actually, and you will certainly feel many things watching it. I haven’t seen a movie so fully evoke the memory of first love and first heartbreak in a long time, maybe ever. Full Story

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Mary J. Blige, an appreciation 

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at November 16, 2017 14:06:07 November 16, 2017 14:06:07
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I won’t pretend that this post is anything other than an expression of admiration and excitement for Mary J. Blige. So, if you don’t want to read me glowing up Mary J for too many words, turn back now.  It has been a little over a year since Mary J. Blige freed herself from a sh-tty marriage to a sh-tty dude named Kendu. Full Story

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JT’s Oscar suck-up

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 13, 2017 17:38:25 November 13, 2017 17:38:25
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The best thing about the Oscars last year was that Justin Timberlake did not win one. He tried though. He was nominated for Best Song for the Worst Song of 2016, Can’t Stop The Feeling, from the movie Trolls. Full Story

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Emma, Jen, and Andrew

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 13, 2017 16:15:31 November 13, 2017 16:15:31
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As mentioned earlier, the Governors Awards happened on Saturday. These are not the Oscars but it’s an Academy event, and Oscar voters are present, so it’s a critical campaign stop. Full Story

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Angelina Jolie’s cookies

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 10, 2017 14:06:21 November 10, 2017 14:06:21
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The Hollywood Reporter posted a story yesterday about Angelina Jolie bringing cookies to Vivienne’s martial arts class: The Oscar winner surprised parents at Shaolin American Self Defense Academy when she showed up with daughter Vivienne Jolie Pitt, 9, and Day of the Dead-decorated cookies from Porto's Bakery for the dozen or so kids. Full Story

Monday, November 6, 2017

Dear Gossips,

Oscar campaigning is officially underway as there were several events this weekend in Hollywood, featuring many expected award season contenders trying to build as much awareness around their projects and performances before the holiday break.  Read Full Intro

Jennifer & Margot: one hairstyle, two campaigns

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 6, 2017 20:34:38 November 6, 2017 20:34:38
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Did you see mother!? The movie with the dumbest punctuation of the year? It was meant to be Darren Aronofsky’s big deep artistic mindf-ck. Whatever. I thought it was a film student’s first film. And I found all the conversations around it, about how profound it all was, totally insufferable. Full Story

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