Award Season Campaigning Articles

Celebrity Awards Season campaigning and PR strategy.

Every Best Actor gets an award

November 17, 2014 15:43:40 Posted at November 17, 2014 15:43:40
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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The race for Best Actor will be between Michael Keaton, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Eddie Redmayne this year. All three were at the Hollywood Film Awards. All three received awards at the Hollywood Film Awards. Jesus, is this show business or is this grade school? As we’ve seen, Keaton had the early lead in this category since Venice. Full Story

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Brange at the Unbroken world premiere

November 17, 2014 13:39:19 Posted at November 17, 2014 13:39:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, Splash, KHAP/GG/ Brendon Thorne/ Getty

As promised, here are shots of the Brange arriving at the world premiere of Unbroken today in Sydney. Brad was previously in South Korea and Japan promoting Fury. Angelina, you’ll note, was in Malta directing By The Sea for most of the Fury promotion. They’ve managed though to arrange their schedules so that the push for Unbroken will happen when both of them can work the promotion together. Full Story

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Rough flight?

November 12, 2014 16:21:58 Posted at November 12, 2014 16:21:58
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Han Myung-Gu/ Getty

Brad Pitt arrived in South Korea today to promote Fury. He looks rough. Pale and clammy, non? Flying with the flu is the worst. And it’s not great for the person sitting next to you either. Have you ever sat next to a sniffler? It fills me with rage. I was on a flight recently with a sniffler. Full Story

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Emma Stone charms Broadway

November 12, 2014 15:11:03 Posted at November 12, 2014 15:11:03
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Walter McBride/ Getty

Last night was Emma Stone’s Broadway debut as Sally in Cabaret. If Twitter is any indication, she delivered. So far I’ve only found one review at the Guardian and it’s a strong one. Apparently the audience went wild for her first night. Full Story

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Jolie & Jennifer: dress-off

November 12, 2014 14:17:53 Posted at November 12, 2014 14:17:53
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jennifer Aniston arrived at Heathrow yesterday with Justin Theroux and the cast of Horrible Bosses 2 for promotion. She also covers the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar. Wearing white. You know who else covers a magazine this month wearing white, which means they could be side-by-side at the newsstands? Yeah. Full Story

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Nominate her because she’s ugly

November 7, 2014 14:26:42 Posted at November 7, 2014 14:26:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Two week ago, it was announced that Jennifer Aniston’s Cake, despite screening at TIFF not securing a distributor, would be released in limited run for Oscar qualification by a new company formed by the producers and rumoured to be backed by Aniston herself. She really wants recognition for this one. Full Story

Jessica Chastain’s Oscar fight

November 6, 2014 15:12:15 Posted at November 6, 2014 15:12:15
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Paul Morigi/ Getty

Jessica Chastain has two Oscar-buzzy movies coming out—Interstellar this weekend and A Most Violent Year at the end of December. She’s already got good odds on a Supporting Actress nomination with Interstellar, but some Oscar prognosticators think she’s better and more worthy in Violent Year. Full Story

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Oscar elopement?

November 5, 2014 20:26:22 Posted at November 5, 2014 20:26:22
Lainey Posted by Lainey

New cover of US Weekly features Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, an elopement story: Engaged for two years, they still haven’t set a date. Now Aniston’s pushing for an intimate tropical getaway. On the one hand, she’s campaigning for awards consideration for her performance in Cake. Full Story

Matthew McConaughey’s 10 Moments and not the SMA

November 5, 2014 16:19:33 Posted at November 5, 2014 16:19:33
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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XactpiX/ Splash

On Monday I wrote about PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2014. Click here for a refresher. In short, I thought it would probably be either Matthew McConaughey or Chris Pratt, given the year that both have had. PEOPLE just released its cover for this week. Full Story

Benedict Cumberbatch is engaged

November 5, 2014 14:36:33 Posted at November 5, 2014 14:36:33
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Oh noes… How are you over there Cumber-crazies? You OK with this wakeup call? A notice of engagement appeared in The Times today. Very subtle. Very classy. Very Cumberbatchy. Very fitting of someone called Benedict Cumberbatch. This might be my favourite thing about Benedict Cumberbatch – the way he announced that he’s to marry Sophie Hunter. Full Story