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Celebrity Awards Season campaigning and PR strategy.

Oscar elopement?

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

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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 5, 2014 14:36:33 November 5, 2014 14:36:33
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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

Jolie Governor?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 4, 2014 14:37:15 November 4, 2014 14:37:15
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Angelina Jolie. Vanity Fair. God. Those eyes. THAT FACE. The Jolie was photographed for the December issue by Mario Testino. This, of course, is for Unbroken, opening at Christmas and expected to contend for Oscar. They’ve been expecting it to contend for Oscar for a year now. Or, at the very least, a directing nomination for the new Mrs Pitt. Full Story

Hopeless hustle

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 3, 2014 15:49:31 November 3, 2014 15:49:31
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On Saturday Deadline held “The Contenders” at the Directors Guild of America, a day-long symposium in which every distributor with Oscar hopes presented their award season wares, and many actors and filmmakers showed up to hustle. Most of the actors who showed up have outside chances at best, like newly-minted superhero Chadwick Boseman, who’s got a little buzz going for the James Brown biopic, Get On Up, and Shailene Woodley, who’s hoping to score a Best Actress nomination for The Fault In Our Stars. Full Story

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Dr Banner and Tony Stark are honoured

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 31, 2014 14:12:07 October 31, 2014 14:12:07
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Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr were honoured last night at the Britannia Awards in LA. Mark was presented with the Humanitarian Award for his work in advocating for clean water. Because, yes, he’s the best. Always. Even Dame Judi Dench thinks so. RDJ received the Stanley Kubrick Britannia For Excellence In Film. Full Story

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Dear Gossips,

Jennifer Aniston stepped out yesterday for lunch after it was reported that her film, Cake, will be released for a week in order to be considered for award season. Many took that to mean that she’s making a push for Oscar and as Joanna pointed out in her post – click here  Read Full Intro

Jennifer Aniston: not Oscar but maybe a Globe?

Joanna Posted by Joanna at October 28, 2014 15:01:22 October 28, 2014 15:01:22
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Jennifer Aniston is playing catch up when it comes to the Oscar race. Nearly two months after its premiere in Toronto, her film Cake finally has a distributor and is slated to make a one-week awards season campaign run later this year before it hits theatres in January. Deadline Full Story

More honours for Matthew McConaughey

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 22, 2014 17:24:50 October 22, 2014 17:24:50
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Matthew McConaughey received the American Cinematheque Award last night in Hollywood and it was a strong turnout. The timing is great too. Not only because he’s winning everything (but the Emmy), but also because Interstellar comes out soon, one of most highly anticipated films of the year. Of over a year. Full Story

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