Award Season Campaigning Articles

Celebrity Awards Season campaigning and PR strategy.

Taron Egerton and Elton John won’t let you forget about Rocketman

Joanna Posted by Joanna at October 18, 2019 16:13:17 October 18, 2019 16:13:17
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It wouldn’t be awards season without a big splash, and who’s splashier than Elton John?! Following the release of his juicy memoir Me this week, he’s putting the spotlight not just on his life story on the page, but on the screen too. Last night, he and Rocketman star Taron Egerton performed at a special, extra-flashy screening and concert Full Story

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Dear Gossips,

You know what award season is good for? Contrasts. People are campaigning, everyone has their own campaign strategy. So from October to the Oscars, we get to see these plans play out, side by side, in real time – an off-screen performance that supports the onscreen performance.  Read Full Intro

Joaquin Phoenix covers Vanity Fair

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 2, 2019 16:03:28 October 2, 2019 16:03:28
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That title in and of itself is newsworthy considering who we’re talking about: Joaquin Phoenix, one of the most press-averse actors in the business, willingly participating in an interview with Vanity Fair that covers his work life, his love life, his family life, including mentions of his late brother, River. Full Story

Friday, September 27, 2019

Dear Gossips,

We're back up! Sorry about today - took us until now to sort out the site glitches. All set now. Thanks for your patience. Content is coming in a hurry!  Being the birthday whore narcissist that I am, anytime it’s my birthday and there’s a major announcement or something good happens, I credit it to my birthday, as if it could actually be about me.  Read Full Intro

Brad Pitt’s charm offensive

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 13, 2019 14:34:40 September 13, 2019 14:34:40
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Well sh-t. When’s the last time you saw Brad Pitt on a talk show? Not doing a bit like the weather or a bit with Colbert when they’re looking up at a fake sky or yodeling with Jimmy Fallon or walking across Jimmy Kimmel’s stage for a 60 second appearance Full Story

JLo gets emotional 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 12, 2019 17:05:51 September 12, 2019 17:05:51
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Jennifer Lopez was all over New York yesterday because Hustlers. Who’s a better ambassador for the film than JLo? As I mentioned the other the day, Hustlers is receiving strong reviews and she’s been getting the strongest reviews. Full Story

Adam Sandler & Antonio Banderas can (and should) challenge Joaquin Phoenix

Joanna Posted by Joanna at September 11, 2019 15:01:15 September 11, 2019 15:01:15
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Before the start of Adam Sandler's Uncut Gems at its big TIFF premiere on Monday, somebody shouted out "Oscar for the Sandman!" People laughed nervously and clapped, because they did not know what they were in for from the uncomfortably tense and dark dramedy about a gambling jeweler who is struggling to pay his debts. Full Story

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Bradley Cooper’s side-part shows up for Joaquin Phoenix

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 10, 2019 19:46:56 September 10, 2019 19:46:56
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Bradley Cooper was not on the list of expected attendees at last night’s TIFF premiere of Joker, which just won the Golden Lion in Venice and is now an Oscar contender in several categories, including Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix. There are many layers to this Bradley Cooper relationship with Joker. Full Story

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Joaquin’s Joker Oscar?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 4, 2019 13:58:28 September 4, 2019 13:58:28
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Following the Joker world premiere at the Venice Film Festival over the weekend, Joaquin Phoenix is now officially a contender for Best Actor Oscar. Up to this point, which is early, but not as early as you think considering the Oscars are at the beginning of February in 2020 which shortens the season, experts had Antonio Banderas as a frontrunner for his performance in Pain and Glory. Full Story

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