Award Season Campaigning Articles

Celebrity Awards Season campaigning and PR strategy.

Emma before festival season

August 5, 2016 17:09:11 Posted at August 5, 2016 17:09:11
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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association held its grants banquet in Beverly Hills last night and there were some big names who showed up in the name of charity but with the side benefit (or maybe main benefit) of Golden Globes. Come on, now. Please don’t try to tell me that you’re unfamiliar with how celebrities suck up to the HFPA. Full Story

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JLO for a nomination?

April 22, 2016 15:29:17 Posted at April 22, 2016 15:29:17
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Jennifer Lopez participated in an event for her show Shades Of Blue at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation in LA yesterday. At first, when I was just looking at the pictures, without fully processing the caption, I was like, the Shades Of Blue season is over. Full Story

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Emma & Ryan for 2017?

March 8, 2016 18:21:22 Posted at March 8, 2016 18:21:22
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You’re about to punch me. Because the Oscars just ended a little over a week ago and already I’m talking about next year’s awards. Before you go for my face though…wait! This is about Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, does that help? As you know, the two worked on Damian Chazelle’s Whiplash follow-up, La La Land, last year. Full Story

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Leo’s assistant vs the math

February 25, 2016 22:55:21 Posted at February 25, 2016 22:55:21
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Three more sleeps. Three more sleeps until Leo finally wins his Oscar because no one else wanted it more than he did. And then he can stop pretending like he’s actually grateful for the fame, and the opportunities it affords him. Full Story

Leo’s Oscar game

February 17, 2016 13:34:14 Posted at February 17, 2016 13:34:14
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Thanks to everyone who sent this over to me yesterday. There were so many of you, and I’m honoured to know that when you come across an item online directly related to Leonardo DiCaprio’s thirst for Oscar, your first thought is me. That said, we are obviously not the only ones who’ve observed Leo’s desperation. Full Story

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Leo kisses Maggie

February 15, 2016 12:58:25 Posted at February 15, 2016 12:58:25
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Last night at the BAFTAs – Leonardo DiCaprio was named Best Actor, Alejandro G Inarritu took Best Director, and The Revenant won Best Picture. So, just in case you’ve been missing the last several weeks, there is no way Leo’s losing the Oscar. Maybe not even if he marries a 14 year old. Full Story

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Oscar nominees talk about the importance of their nominations

February 10, 2016 15:00:45 Posted at February 10, 2016 15:00:45
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Award season roundtables are all the rage now, and Vulture is getting in on the action with a roundtable discussion featuring eight Oscar nominees, including Alicia Vikander, Bryan Cranston, and screenwriting nominees Phyllis Nagy (Carol) and Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton). During the discussion, the importance of nominations came up, particularly, how they impact careers. Full Story

Ryan Coogler for Grownups

February 9, 2016 18:53:16 Posted at February 9, 2016 18:53:16
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While Sly Stallone was celebrating his Oscar nomination, his director, Ryan Coogler, who was not recognised by the Academy, was at the AARP Awards as Creed was named Best Intergenerational Movie. How’s that for diversity? He not only gave us a new Rocky, with a black future, but also represented maturity – which is not typically a treasured quality in Hollywood. Full Story

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Rocky & Alicia

February 9, 2016 18:39:59 Posted at February 9, 2016 18:39:59
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You’re looking at what could be the Best Supporting Actor and Actress at the Oscars on February 28th. Sylvester Stallone and Alicia Vikander were both at the Oscar Nominees Luncheon yesterday and then at The Hollywood Reporter party afterwards. Sly seems to be in the lead right now in his race but there could still be a surprise. Full Story

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Rachel’s award season

February 9, 2016 18:07:24 Posted at February 9, 2016 18:07:24
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It was a busy weekend for Rachel McAdams. She was at the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Friday. On Saturday she was with Spotlight director Tom McCarthy at the Directors Guild Awards. And then yesterday she was at the Oscar Nominees Luncheon to celebrate her first nomination. This is not the year that Rachel will win. Full Story

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