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Celebrity Awards Season campaigning and PR strategy.

The Whiteness of the Oscars

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 15, 2015 14:55:25 January 15, 2015 14:55:25
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It’s almost as if they were like, “Hey, we gave you 12 Years A Slave in 2014. So wait another 10 years before we reward you again”. I mean, I’m happy for Laura Dern, and Emma Stone, and Mark Ruffalo. But David Oyelowo belongs there. And, more importantly, Ava DuVernay belongs there. Full Story

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No Aniston, no Brange

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 15, 2015 14:38:07 January 15, 2015 14:38:07
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For Angelina Jolie and Unbroken, the signs were there that it wasn’t happening. It’s been a month of signs. Unbroken did however receive 3 nominations in technical categories. So… it’s something. For Jennifer Aniston… After two months of aggressive – and impressive! – campaigning. Full Story

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Dear Gossips,

The BAFTA nominations were announced today. The Grand Budapest Hotel leads the list with the film’s Ralph Fiennes taking a Leading Actor spot alongside the acknowledged locks in the category Michael Keaton, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Eddie Redmayne.  Read Full Intro

Brange pre-Globes

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 9, 2015 21:41:54 January 9, 2015 21:41:54
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It’s been, what?, about a month now since we last saw them on a carpet together, right? Was it the world premiere of Unbroken in Australia? When Unbroken’s Oscar chances looked a lot better? Before the Sony hack, before the chicken pox… Here they are, Angelina Jolie, fresh from meeting the Pope, and Brad Pitt today in LA at the AFI Awards. Full Story

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The Actresses on Thursday night

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 9, 2015 18:03:23 January 9, 2015 18:03:23
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All Access Photo/ Splash, Jason LaVeris/ Charley Gallay/ JB Lacroix/ David Buchan/ Getty Images

Three Best Actress contenders were out last night in Hollywood before the Golden Globes. Reese Witherspoon and Rosamund Pike were both at the W Magazine party at Chateau Marmont while Felicity Jones attended a reception at the British Consulate with Eddie Redmayne to celebrate The Theory Of Everything. Full Story

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Eddie back and forth

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 8, 2015 18:32:37 January 8, 2015 18:32:37
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Eddie Redmayne and his wife Hannah Bagshawe were photographed arriving back in LA yesterday. They left after the Palm Springs Film Festival gala on the weekend for New York. There was an event in the city for The Theory Of Everything. Campaign, campaign, campaign. Today, after all, is the deadline for Oscar nomination voting. Full Story

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Smutty Roundup: Emily, Oscar, and the original Hollywood Violet

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 7, 2015 20:54:56 January 7, 2015 20:54:56
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Wenn, FameFlynet, AKM-GSI/ Splash

A new feature I’m playing with for photos of celebrities that I don’t have much to say about but that doesn’t have to do with fashion for LifeStyle either. Let’s start with Emily Blunt in London for the UK premiere of Into The Woods fresh off her New Year’s holiday with Jennifer Aniston and friends. Full Story

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The road to Oscar is paved with friends

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 7, 2015 15:58:23 January 7, 2015 15:58:23
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Between Benedict Cumberbatch and Jennifer Aniston, who wants it more? Oscar, obviously. He’s basically giving an interview every five minutes and getting engaged and possibly having babies. She’s doing Q&As every other day, screening her movie, and covering every magazine that will take her – and they’ll ALL take her. Full Story

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It should be Marion

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 6, 2015 16:13:24 January 6, 2015 16:13:24
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Marion Cotillard was in New York yesterday. She stopped by The View and then she collected her Best Actress award from the New York Film Critics Circle in the evening in a high collar black and white cocktail dress that’s perfect on her. Have you read Sarah’s Top 10 Films of 2014 list yet? Click here Full Story

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Dark Horse Bradley Cooper?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 5, 2015 21:49:01 January 5, 2015 21:49:01
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Christopher Peterson/ Splash

Right now, Bradley Cooper’s not part of the Best Actor Oscar talk. Not yet, anyway. Right now, according to experts, it’s breaking down like this: Michael Keaton Benedict Cumberbatch Eddie Redmayne And then… David Oyelowo Steve Carell Jake Gyllenhaal But Selma lost some momentum today being left off the list of Producers Guild nominations. Full Story

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