Award Season Campaigning Articles

Celebrity Awards Season campaigning and PR strategy.

All but Judi

February 11, 2014 21:04:34 Posted at February 11, 2014 21:04:34
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Judi Dench was the only Best Actress nominee who did not attend the Nominees Luncheon yesterday. I love that about her. She’s the only one who doesn’t actually give a sh-t. The others most definitely do give a sh-t. Doesn’t mean we can’t love them but we can also say they give a sh-t, right? Cate Blanchett gives a sh-t. Full Story

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Lupita holds it down

February 11, 2014 15:24:44 Posted at February 11, 2014 15:24:44
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Chiwetel Ejiofor was not at the Oscar Nominees Luncheon yesterday. Michael Fassbender wasn’t either. And Brad Pitt was absent too. So it was left to Lupita Nyong’o to represent 12 Years A Slave as a nominee for Best Supporting Actress. She’s the film’s only sure thing as Ejiofor sits a distant third, if that, behind Matthew McConaughey and Leonardo DiCaprio for Best Actor, Fassbender won’t stand up, and the movie’s in a tight fight for Best Picture. Full Story

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Leo campaigns

February 10, 2014 16:32:26 Posted at February 10, 2014 16:32:26
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, 2x Oscar nominee and friend of Marty, Leo, and Brange, were together again this weekend to honour Martin Scorsese at the Art Directors Guild Awards in Beverly Hills. Leo’s been stepping up the campaigning in LA. It might not be as obvious but you don’t think he’ll let Matthew McConaughey just walk away with it, do you? So, what’s the strategy? To me, the thing about Matthew McConaughey is that he keeps playing the same characters over and over again. Full Story

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Return of the Brange!

February 5, 2014 19:56:32 Posted at February 5, 2014 19:56:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey

They’re back in LA! Here they are, all 8 of them, arriving at LAX after spending a couple of months in Australia where the Jolie was directing Unbroken. And we just happen to be inside a month until the Oscars… Where 12 Years A Slave is nominated for Best Picture. This is good. Full Story

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Brange date

February 4, 2014 15:18:52 Posted at February 4, 2014 15:18:52
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt went out for dinner last night in Australia looking sexier than they’ve looked in a while. I mean, her footwear says it all. Those are shoes that demand a bottle of wine, or several. And not giving a sh-t what time the kids go to bed. OK then. Is it coming? Is the Pitt Porn on the way for award season when it really matters? Because it’s been too f-cking long. Full Story

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Jeremy Renner’s forgotten hustle

January 20, 2014 14:57:27 Posted at January 20, 2014 14:57:27
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Jeremy Renner was at the SAG Awards, nominated for best ensemble along with the rest of the cast for American Hustle. Let’s take a moment to celebrate a victory over his Shiny Suit Problem—he looked great in a non-shiny pewter tux (so great that Rita Moreno hit on him during her lifetime achievement speech). Full Story

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Brad Pitt’s working weekend

January 20, 2014 13:37:32 Posted at January 20, 2014 13:37:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Finally. Brad Pitt showed up in LA on Friday. He attended the SAG Awards to support his film 12 Years A Slave on Saturday. It was the surging American Hustle that took home the Best Ensemble Award that night. Last night, however, at the Producers Guild Awards, an unprecedented tie: 12 Years A Slave and Gravity both won Best Picture. Full Story

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Dear Gossips,

Lupita! So gracious, so charming, so popular – easily the most popular last night at the Critics’ Choice Awards as everyone wanted a moment with her…because Lupita Nyong’o is definitely having a moment right now.  Read Full Intro

George is not the best dressed

January 17, 2014 18:56:49 Posted at January 17, 2014 18:56:49
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Portrait session for The Monuments Men yesterday. George Clooney put a political message on under a leather jacket. But he’s been overshadowed. By Cate Blanchett? No. Not even Cate Blanchett. Bill Murray. Please enjoy his pink pants. It’s award season and George Clooney’s in a film – Gravity – that is in contention for Best Picture. Full Story

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The Matthew McConaughey theme song

January 17, 2014 18:01:50 Posted at January 17, 2014 18:01:50
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Alright, alright, alright… It’s not really a song. But everyone seems to be singing it. And wanting to hear it. And we heard it last night when he won Best Drama Actor at Critics’ Choice, presented by Jessica Chastain, who threw out an “alright, alright, alright” when she opened the envelope and announced his name. Full Story

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Let this be the photo

January 16, 2014 21:16:32 Posted at January 16, 2014 21:16:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Chiwetel Ejiofor was nominated for Best Actor Oscar today. Cate Blanchett was nominated for Best Actress Oscar today. Here they are, posing together, at the AACTA Awards on the weekend. Will they be doing the same on March 2nd with their trophies in hand? Oh I hope so. The two favourites, Leonardo DiCaprio and Matthew McConaughey, can kiss all the babies and shake all the hands they want to, but I hope in the end it’s Chiwetel. Full Story