Award Season Campaigning Articles

Celebrity Awards Season campaigning and PR strategy.

Casey Affleck’s week of winning

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 5, 2017 16:35:25 January 5, 2017 16:35:25
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Wenn, Dimitrios Kambouris/ Jamie McCarthy/ Mike Coppola/ Mark Sagliocco/ Patricia Schlein/ Star Max/ Getty Images

Casey Affleck started the week, and 2017, at the Palm Springs Film Festival where he received the Achievement Award. On Tuesday he was in New York to accept the Best Actor Award from the New York Film Critics Circle where he read aloud some of the worst reviews of his career and people laughed. Full Story

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The “unknowable” Natalie Portman

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 3, 2017 16:57:41 January 3, 2017 16:57:41
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In November Sarah wrote about Natalie Portman’s Oscar chances, noting that Natalie does indeed give a strong performance in Jackie and that, no doubt, Natalie knows how to campaign for an Oscar, but that the biggest obstacle to her getting another one this year is that she just won one not too many years ago. Full Story

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Amy and her friends

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 30, 2016 21:20:12 November 30, 2016 21:20:12
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Rabbani and Solimene Photography/ Paul Bruinooge/ Jemal Countess/ Matthew Eisman/ Eugene Gologursky/ Getty Images

Sarah texted me the other night all confused and annoyed about Nocturnal Animals NOT being part of the awards circuit, not really in the Oscar conversation. The film was well-reviewed out of the festivals. It’s an all-star cast. But it feels like it’s almost being ignored. Anyway, the star of Nocturnal Animals is Amy Adams Full Story

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Natalie Portman’s alien answers

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 29, 2016 15:23:08 November 29, 2016 15:23:08
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Last night Natalie Portman showed up at the Gotham Awards, wearing a homeschooler’s home ec project, where she was a Best Actress nominee for Jackie. In something of an upset, she lost to Isabelle Huppert (Elle), because film voters have a hard time resisting Icons Full Story

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Dear Gossips,

They aired a feature on Casey Affleck yesterday morning on CBS Sunday Morning. He was interviewed by Tracy Smith and takes her on a walk through Fenway Park, discussing his childhood in Boston, how he enrolled at Columbia University only to return to Hollywood, and how he sees his career – he doesn’t want to be more famous; he’s happy as he is, with acting roles that come to him now and again, leaving the big ass movie star thing to his brother.  Read Full Intro