Award Season Campaigning Articles

Celebrity Awards Season campaigning and PR strategy.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Dear Gossips,

I’ve been saving this all week, because this is Friday content. What I typically need on Fridays in this space is a story or a celebrity who can deliver joy. Would Hugh Grant ever have imagined that it would be him? But that’s the point.  Read Full Intro

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Dear Gossips,

Trevor Noah was on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon last night; they played the Wheel of Political Impressions – and he was great. He also, in my opinion, gave the best analysis of all the late night hosts of Donald Trump’s “she’s not my type” explanation in response to E Jean Carroll’s rape accusation  Read Full Intro

Natasha Lyonne – she’s running

Sarah Posted by Sarah at June 10, 2019 21:06:28 June 10, 2019 21:06:28
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Emmy voting begins today, and one of the hopefuls is Natasha Lyonne, star of Russian Doll. Yesterday she attended a Netflix “FYSee” Q&A to promote the show’s Emmy hopes, alongside show co-creators Leslye Headland and Amy Poehler, her co-star Charlie Barnett, editor Todd Downing—that show depends so heavily on the editing, I am glad to see him included with the key creatives—music supervisor Brienne Rose, and cinematographer Chris Teague. Full Story

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Let Billy Porter host a truth-telling roundtable

Sarah Posted by Sarah at June 7, 2019 16:32:33 June 7, 2019 16:32:33
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Award season roundtable roulette continues, and this time, it’s the drama dudes up to bat. The roundtable features Stephan James (Homecoming), Diego Luna (Narcos), Richard Madden (Bodyguard), Billy Porter (Pose), Hugh Grant (A Very English Scandal), and Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon). That’s a solid group, and just as with the comedy gals Full Story

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Dear Gossips,

Let’s open today with what I sent Duana last night – “for your joy” is how I titled the message. Because I came down with a cold on Sunday that I think I may have passed on to her, as she was starting to feel it yesterday.  Read Full Intro

A Star is Born…and lives on forever

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 28, 2019 18:26:24 February 28, 2019 18:26:24
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Blair, our production coordinator at The Social, just walked into my office while I was watching Lady Gaga on Jimmy Kimmel last night. He raised his eyebrows, and I told him that “the A Star is Born Oscar campaign is still happening and the Oscars were four days ago”.  Lady Gaga was on Kimmel to promote A Star is Born. Full Story

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Glenn Close still goes to the party

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 25, 2019 13:30:33 February 25, 2019 13:30:33
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Here’s my theory about Oscar dresses: if you’re a favourite to win, your Oscar fashion is going to be on the safe side. Because the pictures you take that night, in that outfit, are forever. They’ll be used for a long time. And you don’t want to take the risk on a dress that doesn’t hold up. Full Story

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Gwyneth on Oscar week

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 19, 2019 18:22:38 February 19, 2019 18:22:38

I wasn’t expecting to see Gwyneth Paltrow on the cover of Variety this week, this of all weeks. It’s Oscar week. Gwyneth is not involved at all at this year’s Oscars, at least not yet, unless, of course, she’s to be announced as a presenter. Full Story

Bradley and Irina’s Valentine’s dinner 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 15, 2019 16:05:17 February 15, 2019 16:05:17
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Bradley Cooper was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, likely pre-taped because he was out for dinner last night in LA with Irina Shayk for Valentine’s Day. Colbert presented Bradley with his Grammy for “Shallow” and, of course, they talked about A Star is Born, during Oscar voting week, when many Oscar voters are watching Colbert. Full Story

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Bradley Cooper plays defence

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 13, 2019 16:07:54 February 13, 2019 16:07:54

Last Friday, Sean Penn decided to grace us once again with his genius prose, writing a piece for Deadline about how his friend Bradley Cooper has a problem because he’s made the best film of the year and one of the greatest films of all time (according to Sean) but no one will give him credit for it. Full Story