Award Season Campaigning Articles

Celebrity Awards Season campaigning and PR strategy.

Jennifer Lawrence is going back

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 30, 2015 14:52:08 November 30, 2015 14:52:08
Photos:
Mark Sagliocco/ James Devaney/ Getty Images

David O Russell’s Joy screened in LA and NYC this weekend as Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper joined their director to promote the film and raise its award season profile. Joy’s been on the contender list for months now, because the combination of David O Russell, Jennifer Lawrence, and Bradley Cooper has resulted in so many previous nominations. Full Story

View All 13 Photos

Leo's social media Thanksgiving

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 27, 2015 20:02:06 November 27, 2015 20:02:06

Leonardo DiCaprio spent Thanksgiving with his bonafide of 2015, Kelly Rohrbach. We know this because of social media. Before we get to that though, I want to remind you of the time Kevin Connolly, one of Leo's life bros, took a photo of all of them in Vegas when they were there for Mayweather vs Pacquiao. Full Story

Will Smith for President?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 26, 2015 18:16:03 November 26, 2015 18:16:03

Will Smith is promoting Concussion. He’s been featured in multiple interviews this week and, unfortunately, most of them don’t feature Samuel L Jackson. Concussion is the true story of neuropathologist Dr Bennet Omalu’s work exposing what playing American style football can do a player’s brain based on a 2009 investigate report in GQ Magazine written by Jeanne Marie Laskas. Full Story

Johnny undercover?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 25, 2015 18:49:33 November 25, 2015 18:49:33
Photos:
David Livingston/ Getty Images

Sarah wrote me back today when I messaged her “ugh” about Leonardo DiCaprio surging in the Oscar rankings. As I posted earlier, Leo’s in a one man race – click here for a refresher. But wait… is he, really? As Sarah pointed out, Kris Tapley, the co-awards editor at Variety, tweeted yesterday about Johnny Depp hustling undercover: The best actor Oscar race is Depp vs. Full Story

No one else is in the ring

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 25, 2015 14:54:06 November 25, 2015 14:54:06
Photos:
Vera Anderson/ Getty Images

The Revenant has been screening in LA for Academy members the last few days and the response has been very, very positive. As you know, The Revenant is Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s follow-up to Birdman, the reigning Best Picture. As you know, the shoot was difficult, it was delayed, it was expensive, and he was reportedly a dick to the crew. Full Story

View All 11 Photos

Understated Alicia Vikander

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 23, 2015 19:00:02 November 23, 2015 19:00:02
Photos:
WENN

Alicia Vikander will be considered among the best actresses for contention at the Golden Globes even though the studio has been campaigning for her to be in the supporting actress category. While it's still not known whether or not the Academy will just go with whatever the studios submit or correct the category fraud. Full Story

View All 26 Photos

Eddie’s quiet campaign

Joanna Posted by Joanna at November 20, 2015 17:22:54 November 20, 2015 17:22:54
Photos:
Robin Marchant/ Getty Images

Eddie Redmayne is back on the Oscar circuit this year for playing transgender artist Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl. His performance - which is really a textured portrayal of two different characters (Einar and Lili) who share the same internal pain - is a professional gamechanger for him. Yes, this part, which at one point during the film's 15-year gestation belonged to Nicole Kidman, could catapult Eddie to the Spencer Tracy and Tom Hanks movie star tier of back-to-back Oscar winners. Full Story

View All 9 Photos

The Martian is a contender

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 9, 2015 19:05:42 November 9, 2015 19:05:42
Photos:
FameFlynet

So many films did not meet critical and box office expectations this season. The Martian, however, delivered. You might say it over-delivered. Three months ago, no one was calling it an Oscar frontrunner. Now? The Martian is Ridley Scott’s most well-reviewed film. And it’s on track to make more money than Gladiator. Full Story

View All 12 Photos

The Leo & Alejandro Show

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 9, 2015 17:19:24 November 9, 2015 17:19:24
Photos:
Gregg DeGuire/ Jason Merritt/ David Livingston/ Mike Windle/ Stefanie Keenan/ Getty Images

Exactly one month from today, the Screen Actors Guild will announce the nominations for the SAG Awards which will take place on January 30, 2016. A few days after that, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will announce the Golden Globe Award nominees. The Revenant, directed by Alejandro G Inarritu, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, does not open in limited release until Christmas. Full Story

View All 12 Photos

The likeable Bryan Cranston

Joanna Posted by Joanna at November 3, 2015 18:07:18 November 3, 2015 18:07:18
Photos:
WENN

Bryan Cranston is so charming. It’s his Tim Whatley smile. It’s his slick delivery. Bryan was on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night to promote Trumbo, which comes out this week. I reviewed Trumbo at TIFF and wrote that while Bryan played a sly smooth-talking screenwriter as well as he could have, the film was too superficial to be the communist/Cold War caper it was meant to be. Full Story

View All 17 Photos

Leo’s first stop on The Revenant Oscar tour

Joanna Posted by Joanna at October 22, 2015 16:05:29 October 22, 2015 16:05:29
Photos:
Kevin Mazur/ Getty Images

Leonardo DiCaprio, Badass has arrived, in the form of his first one-on-one interview about The Revenant. His feral press tour kicked off this week with Yahoo! - that’s where Leo explains why he grew that thing on his face for months and the many, many challenges he’s willing to take on for his craft and — for those reading between the lines — what could become his first Oscar win. Full Story