Award Season Campaigning Articles

Celebrity Awards Season campaigning and PR strategy.

Harvey’s hopes for Rooney & Jake

December 4, 2015 15:52:10 Posted at December 4, 2015 15:52:10
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Harvey Weinstein wrote a piece for The Hollywood Reporter that was published yesterday about award season, specifically about his concerns about award season and how the only films considered are the ones that are released in the fall, ignoring quality features that opened earlier in the year. Full Story

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Kristen Stewart is the New York choice

December 2, 2015 20:29:38 Posted at December 2, 2015 20:29:38
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The New York Film Critics Circle released its list today. Kristen Stewart was named Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Clouds Of Sils Maria, the same role for which she won France’s Cesar Award earlier this year, positioning her now as a possibility for an Oscar nomination. Maybe. Full Story

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Leo’s bear denial

December 2, 2015 15:59:23 Posted at December 2, 2015 15:59:23
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Yesterday’s gossip highlight came to courtesy of Leonardo DiCaprio – the joke about him getting f-cked by a fake bear in The Revenant. Click here for a refresher. The headline got so out of hand that Fox had to release a statement clarifying that Leo does not in fact get humped and pumped by the digital Ursa Major, telling Entertainment Weekly Full Story

Leo gets f-cked by a fake bear

December 1, 2015 20:27:42 Posted at December 1, 2015 20:27:42
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So this is what we’re talking about today. Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant. And according to The Drudge Report, he’s violated during his bear attack. Multiple times. The explicit moment from Oscar winning director Alejandro Inarritu has caused maximum controversy in early screenings. Full Story

Rachel wins with Spotlight

December 1, 2015 17:21:06 Posted at December 1, 2015 17:21:06
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Have you seen Spotlight yet? The film won Best Feature and Best Screenplay last night at the Gotham Independent Film Awards, strengthening its position as a frontrunner for Best Picture at the Oscars. There is no doubt – Spotlight will be nominated in the category. Right now it’s about what other films it’ll face in the race. Full Story

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Jennifer Lawrence is going back

November 30, 2015 14:52:08 Posted at November 30, 2015 14:52:08
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David O Russell’s Joy screened in LA and NYC this weekend as Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper joined their director to promote the film and raise its award season profile. Joy’s been on the contender list for months now, because the combination of David O Russell, Jennifer Lawrence, and Bradley Cooper has resulted in so many previous nominations. Full Story

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Leo's social media Thanksgiving

November 27, 2015 20:02:06 Posted at November 27, 2015 20:02:06
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Leonardo DiCaprio spent Thanksgiving with his bonafide of 2015, Kelly Rohrbach. We know this because of social media. Before we get to that though, I want to remind you of the time Kevin Connolly, one of Leo's life bros, took a photo of all of them in Vegas when they were there for Mayweather vs Pacquiao. Full Story

Will Smith for President?

November 26, 2015 18:16:03 Posted at November 26, 2015 18:16:03
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Will Smith is promoting Concussion. He’s been featured in multiple interviews this week and, unfortunately, most of them don’t feature Samuel L Jackson. Concussion is the true story of neuropathologist Dr Bennet Omalu’s work exposing what playing American style football can do a player’s brain based on a 2009 investigate report in GQ Magazine written by Jeanne Marie Laskas. Full Story

Johnny undercover?

November 25, 2015 18:49:33 Posted at November 25, 2015 18:49:33
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Sarah wrote me back today when I messaged her “ugh” about Leonardo DiCaprio surging in the Oscar rankings. As I posted earlier, Leo’s in a one man race – click here for a refresher. But wait… is he, really? As Sarah pointed out, Kris Tapley, the co-awards editor at Variety, tweeted yesterday about Johnny Depp hustling undercover: The best actor Oscar race is Depp vs. Full Story

No one else is in the ring

November 25, 2015 14:54:06 Posted at November 25, 2015 14:54:06
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The Revenant has been screening in LA for Academy members the last few days and the response has been very, very positive. As you know, The Revenant is Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s follow-up to Birdman, the reigning Best Picture. As you know, the shoot was difficult, it was delayed, it was expensive, and he was reportedly a dick to the crew. Full Story

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Understated Alicia Vikander

November 23, 2015 19:00:02 Posted at November 23, 2015 19:00:02
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Alicia Vikander will be considered among the best actresses for contention at the Golden Globes even though the studio has been campaigning for her to be in the supporting actress category. While it's still not known whether or not the Academy will just go with whatever the studios submit or correct the category fraud. Full Story

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