Award Season Campaigning Articles

Celebrity Awards Season campaigning and PR strategy.

The Return of Rosamund

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 5, 2015 18:02:27 January 5, 2015 18:02:27
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Some Oscar contenders have been up in our faces for weeks. Then there’s Rosamund Pike who promoted Gone Girl in September, let the performance do the work for her, and went off to enjoy the final weeks of her pregnancy away from the spotlight. Her baby was born December 2. We don’t know the name. Full Story

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Benedict Cumberbatch’s Oscar timing

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 5, 2015 16:47:27 January 5, 2015 16:47:27
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Benedict Cumberbatch and fiancée Sophie Hunter were in Palm Springs this weekend campaigning for The Imitation Game. They were also photographed at LAX on Sunday. People are saying she’s pregnant. Because her dress isn’t tight and she’s holding her clutch at the waist. Is that all it takes? Because if so I’ve been pregnant for years, continuously. Full Story

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The Bad Joke Dad is available for birthdays and bar mitzvahs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 5, 2015 14:13:51 January 5, 2015 14:13:51
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Brad Pitt presented this weekend at the Palm Springs Film Festival to David Oyelowo. He’s a producer on Selma. And Selma is coming on well as a contender for Best Film and Best Director (Ava DuVernay). Have you seen it yet? It’s coming to more theatres this weekend. It’s worth it. Full Story

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Jennifer Aniston wants to be the “go-to girl”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 5, 2015 13:47:55 January 5, 2015 13:47:55
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As I mentioned last week, voting for Oscar nominations ends on Thursday. So everyone’s doing a final push. On Saturday night, many contenders were in Palm Springs hanging out with all the old Academy members who live there. And the network for the old Academy members? They say it’s CBS. Full Story

Jen keeps pushing

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 16, 2014 15:56:08 December 16, 2014 15:56:08
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It was supposed to be one of those nights. On the West Coast, Angelina Jolie was supposed to be lighting up Hollywood at the Unbroken premiere, with Brad Pitt’s hand on her ass, surrounded by their children – the ultimate celebrity family portrait – while on the East Coast, Jennifer Aniston was at yet another Cake screening in New York, encouraged by three recent Best Actress nominations, and continue to push for the big one: Oscar. Full Story

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A time for Amy

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 15, 2014 21:09:56 December 15, 2014 21:09:56
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Here’s Amy Adams today on Good Morning America promoting Big Eyes. Every year, around this time, Amy Adams is out there promoting her good work. With Amy Adams, it’s consistently good work. Like Julianne Moore for so long, so underappreciated. It’s finally Julianne’s time now. Full Story

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Critics’ Choice is the new Golden Globes?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 15, 2014 16:59:52 December 15, 2014 16:59:52
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The Critics’ Choice nominations have just been announced. Unbroken in…Foxcatcher out. Angelina Jolie is on the list for Best Directors, Bennett Miller isn’t, and nothing for Steve Carell. Instead they went with Ralph Fiennes in Grand Budapest Hotel and David Oyelowo in Selma. I wonder if it’s because Carell can be a weird interview. Full Story

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Angelina and the directors

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 12, 2014 20:43:02 December 12, 2014 20:43:02

The Hollywood Reporter has posted their Director Roundtable video. It’s 2 weeks to Christmas. It’s a Friday afternoon. So, you know, if you have time to f-ck around before you hit the weekend, this is worth your time. Mike Leigh, Angelina Jolie, Richard Linklater, Bennett Miller, Christopher Nolan, and Morten Tyldum are gathered around the table talking about their work and their inspiration. Full Story

Nominee surrounded by nominees

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 12, 2014 17:03:50 December 12, 2014 17:03:50
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Great week for Jake Gyllenhaal. As already mentioned, lots, he was nominated for a SAG award and for a Golden Globe for his performance in Nightcrawler. His sister, Maggie, was also nominated for both (Best Actress Miniseries, The Honourable Woman). And Ruth Wilson, his Broadway co-star in Constellations, was nominated for The Affair. Full Story

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Reese Witherspoon & Jennifer Aniston secure their nominations

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 11, 2014 18:00:28 December 11, 2014 18:00:28
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Reese Witherspoon was nominated for a SAG award yesterday. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award today. There was never any doubt, was there? She’s good in Wild. And she’s connected in Hollywood. Jim Toth, her husband, is a major player at CAA. In that Jennifer Aniston article I posted earlier about her big victory over Brange the last two days, I wondered about a conspiracy theory. Full Story

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Down but not out

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 11, 2014 15:44:11 December 11, 2014 15:44:11
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This was not the way the week was expected to go for Angelina Jolie. No Golden Globes. And she gets implicated in the Sony email leak. AND Jennifer Aniston gets a SAG nomination and an invitation to the Beverly Hilton by the HFPA. It’s rare. Because the way the Jolie plays it, things usually go her way. Full Story