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New Year Cary

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 6, 2016 14:29:26 January 6, 2016 14:29:26
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Let’s begin today with our first 2016 sighting of Cary Fukunaga who was in New York last night to receive the National Board of Review’s Freedom of Expression Award for Beasts Of No Nation. Not sure if Cary will be at the Golden Globes this weekend since Beasts was only nominated once for Idris Elba in the Supporting Actor category but the big prize is Oscar and Netflix is hoping that its first feature might be included on the list for Best Picture. Full Story

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Nicholas Hoult pushes for Mad Max: Fury Road

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 5, 2016 21:48:43 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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 5, 2016 21:00:05 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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 5, 2016 18:09:41 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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Oscar Isaac is everywhere

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 5, 2016 17:02:22 January 5, 2016 17:02:22

I wrote about this a few weeks ago – click here for a refresher. This is what I was afraid of. This is what I mean when I said that I SAW HIM FIRST. You know. If you’ve been reading my blog for a few years, you know that I SAW HIM FIRST. Full Story

Hateful Eight’s last-minute Oscar push

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 5, 2016 16:34:07 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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A new year for Alexa Chung and Alexander Skarsgard

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 4, 2016 20:33:27 January 4, 2016 20:33:27
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I was originally intending to lump this post in with the previous one on FKA twigs and Robert Pattinson and call it a Vampire Love Update. But then I decided that was lame. Is it still lame to tell you what I decided not to do because it was lame? Alexa Chung and Alexander Skarsgard rang in 2016 together in Miami. Full Story

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Alicia Vikander & Michael Fassbender: Strong together, strong apart

Joanna Posted by Joanna at January 4, 2016 15:59:05 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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Matt Damon for Ridley Scott

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 4, 2016 15:13:23 January 4, 2016 15:13:23
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The director-actor partnership you’ve been hearing most about during this award season has been Inarritu-DiCaprio. Alejandro is the auteur who’d only shoot in natural daylight, or something like that, and, word is, made the shoot a “living hell”, to the point where some crew members walked off the set because even though they had to feed their families, they also didn’t want to be exposed to hypothermia. Full Story

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Bryan Cranston sells the speech

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 4, 2016 14:10:47 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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