Award Season Campaigning Articles

Celebrity Awards Season campaigning and PR strategy.

Jake, Dave, and salmon

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 27, 2014 18:45:13 November 27, 2014 18:45:13

Jake Gyllenhaal’s interview on Letterman aired last night. He’s adorable. The entire time he’s adorable. So I’ve posted the full clip for you at the bottom of this post and, since it’s a slow day, I recommend watching all of it. Jake and Dave have great chemistry. Full Story

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Reese’s Big Little Lies but no Spirit

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 26, 2014 21:04:17 November 26, 2014 21:04:17
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In addition to Benedict Cumberbatch, Reese Witherspoon was also one of the surprise names left off the list of Independent Spirit Award nominees. Reese is considered to be in the second position, after Julianne Moore, for Best Actress Oscar nominee for her performance in Wild. And if we’re working on the McConaissance plan (his agent, Jim Toth, is her husband), ideally she’d be at the Spirits the night before Oscar Sunday. Full Story

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Angelina’s Unbroken marriage tour

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 26, 2014 17:46:13 November 26, 2014 17:46:13
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Angelina Jolie is in Paris today. She was photographed at Vivement Dimanche in black, smiling at the crowd. Obviously she’s out there promoting Unbroken. And talking about her marriage too. You know that’s what all the entertainment reporters want to discuss. Like, if I was assigned to the Unbroken junket, I’d probably have to get off a question about the wedding too. Full Story

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Jake surges but not Cumberbatch

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 26, 2014 14:36:12 November 26, 2014 14:36:12
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Everyone was expecting The Imitation Game and Benedict Cumberbatch to be called when the Independent Spirit Award nominations were revealed yesterday. Cumberbatch is considered a top 2 contender for Best Actor Oscar and then there’s the Harvey Weinstein factor. Remember what he did with Silver Linings Playbook? But Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game, and, really, Harvey overall were totally shut out of the Spirits. Full Story

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The Battle for Fifth Place

Joanna Posted by Joanna at November 25, 2014 17:48:42 November 25, 2014 17:48:42
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Much like Jake Gyllenhaal (for Nightcrawler), Bradley Cooper is currently off the conventional Oscar circuit (for American Sniper) and is making a starring turn on Broadway in The Elephant Man until February.  I saw The Elephant Man last week – B. Coops was incredible in it. His scene partner Patricia Clarkson outshined him, but that’s hardly a reflection of his talent or complete immersion in the role. Full Story

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The “Rachel” came from weed

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 24, 2014 21:13:16 November 24, 2014 21:13:16
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Jennifer Aniston was at two screenings for Cake this weekend. On Friday it was with Variety followed by a cocktail party at the Sunset Tower. She wore pink and Justin Theroux was there. Last night there was another one with cinema prive and PANDORA Jewellery. She wore glasses and leather pants and, again, that great black jacket. Full Story

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Julianne’s two-for-one

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 20, 2014 21:47:17 November 20, 2014 21:47:17
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So while Jennifer Aniston’s trying to avoid a Norbit situation with Horrible Bosses 2 and Cake, Julianne Moore is out there selling The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 while holding the top spot for a Best Actress nomination for her work in Still Alice. Mockingjay is a sure thing. So Julianne will be able to ride on the fact that she’s part of a blockbuster and at the same time showing the voters that she’s one of the best, one of most under-appreciated, in one of her finest performances, maybe her finest performance. Full Story

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Jen’s two-for-one

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 20, 2014 21:31:53 November 20, 2014 21:31:53
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Jennifer Aniston was at a special screening of Cake hosted by American Cinematheque yesterday in Hollywood. The Q&A was moderated by her Horrible Bosses 2 co-star Jason Bateman. Is it corny here to make a joke about having your cake and eating it too? I understand the strategy here. But last week I wrote about Aniston’s hopes for Cake and campaigning for it at the same time as promoting Horrible Bosses 2. Full Story

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