Award Season Campaigning Articles

Celebrity Awards Season campaigning and PR strategy.

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

Oscar noms: Leo takes out Tom Hanks and Robert Redford

January 16, 2014 14:54:30 Posted at January 16, 2014 14:54:30
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Look, if it were up to me, it would be Chiwetel Ejiofor for Best Actor. But as I said the other day, it really is looking like it’s going to be a battle between Leonardo DiCaprio and Matthew McConaughey. Which, from a campaign observational standpoint, I have to admit, might be a lot of fun. Full Story

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Date night Saturday for the Afflecks

January 14, 2014 21:20:57 Posted at January 14, 2014 21:20:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Received a few emails and tweets asking about Jennifer Garner and why she wasn’t with Ben Affleck at the Golden Globes. He didn’t walk the carpet (neither did Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, by the way) so it really wasn’t an occasion to present themselves, and he’s not campaigning anymore anyway. Full Story

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Bendy & Fassy get down

January 14, 2014 16:22:24 Posted at January 14, 2014 16:22:24
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Certain corners of the internet have been damp down there after seeing this photo of Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Fassbender getting down at the FOX after-party on Sunday night following the Golden Globes celebrating the Best Drama win for 12 Years A Slave. I would be damp if Chiwetel Ejiofor was in the shot. Full Story

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Angels In America

January 8, 2014 22:21:26 Posted at January 8, 2014 22:21:26
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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This photo of Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson was taken 10 years ago while they were promoting Angels In America. Which was my first thought when I saw them together last night at the NBR gala where Meryl presented Best Actress to her friend and, at the same time, delivered a speech that shat on Walt Disney for being a racist, sexist, misogynist asshole …without taking away anything from Emma’s accomplishment. Full Story

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The Favourite

January 7, 2014 15:47:56 Posted at January 7, 2014 15:47:56
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Cate Blanchett was in NYC last night to accept her Best Actress Award from the New York Film Critics Circle honouring her performance in Blue Jasmine. She is the current favourite and while the other races look pretty tight, most Oscar experts are still predicting she’ll run away with it, even though she’s done practically no campaigning. Full Story

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Matthew McConaughey dresses for award season

January 6, 2014 15:41:27 Posted at January 6, 2014 15:41:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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What would you call this colour? From some angles, it looks gold to me. And that’s what I’ll go with since it fits the point of this article…which is that it’s go time for Matthew McConaughey on the award circuit. He received his first Golden Globe and SAG nominations recently. Full Story

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Sandra Bullock is “over 40”

January 6, 2014 13:57:59 Posted at January 6, 2014 13:57:59
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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There were some major players at the Palm Springs Film Festival this weekend. As Tom Hanks said at the event, “The holidays have come to an end but for some the celebrity mule train is just beginning”. Oscar nominations voting ends on Wednesday (and will be announced next Thursday) and since many Oscar voters live in Palm Springs, it’s always an opportunity for one last hustle to get their names on the ballot. Full Story

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Julia spends nomination day with Dave

December 12, 2013 22:11:06 Posted at December 12, 2013 22:11:06
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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You know what I say about a Letterman 3 segment guest -- he keeps them on because they entertain. And when Julia Roberts visits, he always wants her for as long as he can get her. It also happens to be Golden Globe nomination day. And her name was called in the Best Supporting Actress category for her performed in August: Osage County. Full Story

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No Oprah, No Jonah

December 12, 2013 14:23:02 Posted at December 12, 2013 14:23:02
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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But first… Yes Tatiana Maslany. YES. YES. YES. And Amy Poehler. YES. YES. YES. Every year, the Hollywood Foreign Press decides to anoint a show, and often earlier than the other award boards. This year, that show is Masters Of Sex, right? Michael Sheen received a nomination and the show is now contending for Best Drama. Full Story

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Brange on a boat with the kids

December 9, 2013 13:46:41 Posted at December 9, 2013 13:46:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Angelina Jolie is crying on the cover of the current STAR Magazine. Something about Brad Pitt cheating on her and their relationship is almost over. STAR would have gone to print around December 2/3. Needless to say, they had no idea that just as they were closing the issue, Brange was in Australia on December 3, together, with their children, enjoying a family boat ride and beaming at each other with affection. Full Story

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