Award Season Campaigning Articles

Celebrity Awards Season campaigning and PR strategy.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Dear Gossips,

Big day today. And normally the biggest headline here at this site would be that it’s Oscar nomination day as we brace for whatever controversy comes out of the snubs and exclusions. To give you some idea of what we might expect, The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg’s final Oscar predictions  Read Full Intro

Joker is now 2019’s safest movie

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 13, 2020 17:06:06 January 13, 2020 17:06:06
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The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and somehow, in a year with a wealth of solid options that could provide a controversy-free Oscar month, the Academy still managed to irk and irritate. Lainey and Duana will have more on specific snubs and #OscarsSoMale on the next episode of Show Your Work, but for now let's talk about Joker and its ELEVEN nominations. Full Story

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Dear Gossips,

Leading up to Christmas, the predominant headline about Little Women was that they were having a hard time getting men to come to the screenings which may have been why the film was largely ignored by the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild.  Read Full Intro

Brad, Brad, and Jen 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 8, 2020 15:18:50 January 8, 2020 15:18:50
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Brad Pitt pretty much locked in his Oscar on Sunday, didn’t he? As mentioned, Once Upon a Time …in Hollywood is not my favourite film, but he is, for me, the best part of it. And it’s time. Every year we talk about who’s “due Full Story

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Brad and Jen at the after-party 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 6, 2020 16:35:28 January 6, 2020 16:35:28
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This was one of the major storylines heading into the Globes once the nominations were announced: Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt both single (put a pin in that) and back at the Globes. What does it mean?  What it meant during the show was jacksh-t. There was no interaction, although the control room hoped for it, cutting away to Leonardo DiCaprio from a certain angle with Jen in the background when Brad made his dad joke about Leo during his speech. Full Story

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Dear Gossips,

I’m so excited about Eddie Murphy’s return to Saturday Night Live this weekend, it’s almost pathetic. But I can’t be the only one. SNL is excited. And I wonder if they’re actually planning two shows – the main show, obviously, but also a show behind the scenes.  Read Full Intro

Adam Sandler still has a shot

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 17, 2019 21:24:08 December 17, 2019 21:24:08
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Back in September, Joanna wrote about the premiere of Adam Sandler’s Oscar hopeful, Uncut Gems. Well, Uncut Gems is now in theaters, and Adam Sandler’s Oscar hopes still exist. Full Story

Adam Driver, the new frontrunner?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 17, 2019 16:05:54 December 17, 2019 16:05:54
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Timing is working out really well in Adam Driver’s favour right now for award season. He probably doesn’t much care about this (more on that in a minute) but Netflix would care. Marriage Story is Netflix and right now, his performance in Marriage Story has put him in favourable position for the Best Actor Oscar. Full Story

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SAG’s Triple Bombshell

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 11, 2019 18:26:03 December 11, 2019 18:26:03
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The cast of Bombshell, Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie, attended a special screening for the film last night in LA, just before the Screen Actors Guild nominations this morning. Bombshell came up big, with all three women earning nominations – Charlize in the leading category and both Nicole and Margot in supporting. Full Story

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