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Nicholas Hoult pushes for Mad Max: Fury Road

January 5, 2016 21:48:43 Posted at January 5, 2016 21:48:43
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Mad Max: Fury Road is the film that keeps showing up on all the “best” lists from critics to guilds to industry associations. And it was a blockbuster, even though there was so much anxiety during production about overblown budgets and production issues. Most experts seem to agree that Mad Max will be nominated for Oscar Best Picture, but they’re not taking any chances. Full Story

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The PGA loves Compton

January 5, 2016 21:00:05 Posted at January 5, 2016 21:00:05
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Imagine if it was the other PGA I was referring to? No, no, the people who run the golf organisation don’t have anything to do with Compton. But the Producers Guild of America has included Straight Outta Compton among the list of 10 films contending for Outstanding Motion Picture three days before the Oscar Academy’s nomination deadline. Full Story

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Kristen Stewart’s nomination week

January 5, 2016 18:09:41 Posted at January 5, 2016 18:09:41
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Kristen Stewart collected her Best Supporting Actress award from the New York Film Critics Circle yesterday for her performance in Clouds Of Sils Maria. Her friend and co-star Julianne Moore presented to her. On stage, Kristen kept her remarks short, but cheeky: “I’ve received a lot of MTV Popcorns and stuff like that. Full Story

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Hateful Eight’s last-minute Oscar push

January 5, 2016 16:34:07 Posted at January 5, 2016 16:34:07
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Oscar nominations are due this Friday, so there’s a lot of activity all over the place as everyone makes their last-minute pitch to get their named called on January 14, when the nominations are announced. To that end, Samuel L. Jackson and Walton Goggins were in New York last night, at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, accepting a special award for The Hateful Eight composer Ennio Morricone. Full Story

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Alicia Vikander & Michael Fassbender: Strong together, strong apart

January 4, 2016 15:59:05 Posted at January 4, 2016 15:59:05
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Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender each received awards at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Saturday, but while the two walked the red carpet separately and were not photographed together at the event, they are definitely still a couple. Full Story

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Bryan Cranston sells the speech

January 4, 2016 14:10:47 Posted at January 4, 2016 14:10:47
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Before the New Year, most Oscar prediction experts were in agreement that it would be Leonardo DiCaprio winning Best Actor. He will most likely win Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama at the Golden Globes on Sunday, because those dicksuckers at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association love him. But they don’t get a say at the Oscars. Full Story

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Johnny Depp & “Amanda” Heard in Palm Springs

January 4, 2016 13:21:36 Posted at January 4, 2016 13:21:36
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As mentioned earlier, several major Oscar contenders attended the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Saturday to accept awards but, mostly, to campaign for an Oscar nomination. Palm Springs has a great recent record of honouring those who go on to Oscar consideration so, even though they require their award recipients to show up in exchange for the recognition, everyone knows that, unlike, say, the Hollywood Film Awards, these ones actually mean something. Full Story

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No Depps at the Globes?

December 11, 2015 18:29:40 Posted at December 11, 2015 18:29:40
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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association went with Will Smith over Johnny Depp for Best Actor Drama at the Golden Globes. Normally those starf-ckers are all up in Johnny’s ass. Maybe they’re over his scarves. I’m curious though to know how much international press, like proper interviews, he did for Black Mass and whether or not that had anything to do with it. Full Story

Director dick measuring

December 11, 2015 17:36:18 Posted at December 11, 2015 17:36:18
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The Hollywood Reporter has released their directors roundtable, which includes Tom Hooper, Danny Boyle, David O. Russell, Ridley Scott, Alejandro González Iñárritu, and Quentin Tarantino. That’s quite a mix of people, several of whom have reputations for being, let’s call it “exacting” in their process. Full Story

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Dear Gossips,

I’m buzzy today. It’s a combination of Christmas and award season excitement. The SAG nominations came down yesterday. The Golden Globe nominations just happened this morning. The Globes are just a month away.  Read Full Intro

Rocky at the Globes

December 10, 2015 17:35:14 Posted at December 10, 2015 17:35:14
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This is what I mean when I say I’m torn. Because I love Idris. But this won’t be Idris’s only opportunity, only award season. For Sylvester Stallone as Rocky, well, it’s not going to happen again. And so far it’s my favourite story of award season, as you know, because I can’t shut up about it. Full Story

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