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It’s a race

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 10, 2015 16:35:52 December 10, 2015 16:35:52
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Carol led the way with 5 Golden Globe nominations this morning. The Big Short, The Revenant, and Steve Jobs are in with 4. The Martian has 3. And Spotlight has 3. But no actors from Spotlight were singled out. The SAGs only nominated Rachel McAdams from that cast yesterday. Is that a concern for the film that was considered the frontrunner earlier this week? Or maybe, if they position it right, that will actually help the film? That no one person is more important than the story. Full Story

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We have a challenger

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 10, 2015 16:18:13 December 10, 2015 16:18:13
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No Johnny Depp. Unlike the Screen Actors Guild, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association went with Will Smith over Johnny Depp for the Golden Globes. They’re starf-ckers, as you know, the HFPA. But between the stars to f-ck, they chose Will even though they’ve made a joke of themselves in the past by nominating Johnny for The Tourist, remember that? I don’t know if that’s going to carry through to the Oscars, but what’s important to note here is that a formidable challenger has emerged for Leonardo DiCaprio. Full Story

SAG nominations – Film

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 9, 2015 19:56:20 December 9, 2015 19:56:20
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Leonardo DiCaprio, one step closer. As expected, he secured a Screen Actors Guild Nomination today for Best Actor along with Johnny Depp, Michael Fassbender, and Eddie Redmayne. As for that fifth spot… Bryan Cranston over Matt Damon and Will Smith. SAG loves Bryan Cranston. They’ve awarded him for Walter White and Breaking Bad. Full Story

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SAG loves Sarah Silverman

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 9, 2015 17:57:23 December 9, 2015 17:57:23
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Yasssssssss! The Screen Actors Guild announced its nominations today and we'll get to more of that later but I just want to single out Sarah Silverman because OMG, she's been included in the list of Best Actresses along with Helen Mirren, Cate Blanchett, Saoirse Ronan, and Brie Larson. Full Story

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His & Her Awards

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 8, 2015 21:41:18 December 8, 2015 21:41:18
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It was announced today that Alicia Vikander will receive the Rising Star Award at the Palm Springs Film Festival in January. As you know, Alicia’s being positioned for an Oscar nomination for her work in The Danish Girl and she’s shown up on several critics’ lists as one of the best of the year though it remains to be seen how her chances will be affected by the category controversy between supporting and lead. Full Story

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The difference between Tom & Leo

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 7, 2015 15:47:00 December 7, 2015 15:47:00
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Tom Hardy and Leonardo DiCaprio were in London together yesterday at a BAFTA screening for The Revenant. All we hear from The Revenant is about Leo’s performance. And even though many experts are predicting that Tom will be recognised for his work with a Best Supporting Actor nomination, Leo’s been eating up all the headlines related to the film with all his meat eating, bear f-cking Full Story

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Kristen Stewart is the New York choice

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 2, 2015 20:29:38 December 2, 2015 20:29:38
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The New York Film Critics Circle released its list today. Kristen Stewart was named Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Clouds Of Sils Maria, the same role for which she won France’s Cesar Award earlier this year, positioning her now as a possibility for an Oscar nomination. Maybe. Full Story

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Leo’s bear denial

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 2, 2015 15:59:23 December 2, 2015 15:59:23
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Yesterday’s gossip highlight came to courtesy of Leonardo DiCaprio – the joke about him getting f-cked by a fake bear in The Revenant. Click here for a refresher. The headline got so out of hand that Fox had to release a statement clarifying that Leo does not in fact get humped and pumped by the digital Ursa Major, telling Entertainment Weekly Full Story

Leo gets f-cked by a fake bear

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 1, 2015 20:27:42 December 1, 2015 20:27:42

So this is what we’re talking about today. Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant. And according to The Drudge Report, he’s violated during his bear attack. Multiple times. The explicit moment from Oscar winning director Alejandro Inarritu has caused maximum controversy in early screenings. Full Story

Rachel wins with Spotlight

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 1, 2015 17:21:06 December 1, 2015 17:21:06
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Have you seen Spotlight yet? The film won Best Feature and Best Screenplay last night at the Gotham Independent Film Awards, strengthening its position as a frontrunner for Best Picture at the Oscars. There is no doubt – Spotlight will be nominated in the category. Right now it’s about what other films it’ll face in the race. Full Story

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