Award Season Campaigning Articles

Celebrity Awards Season campaigning and PR strategy.

Dolly says not yet 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 23, 2018 15:00:17 October 23, 2018 15:00:17
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I am EXCITED.  As I posted yesterday, even though A Star is Born is currently the Oscar frontrunner across most major categories, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Bradley Cooper, they’re not letting them run away with it. Full Story

Lady Gaga’s Oscar song

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at October 23, 2018 14:32:58 October 23, 2018 14:32:58

“I’ll Never Love Again” has been insulted on this site by Lainey Lui multiple times now. Yesterday, she dared to call it “sh-t Full Story

Viggo, Ethan, Willem, and the “due” game

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 22, 2018 17:34:49 October 22, 2018 17:34:49
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Viggo Mortensen was the Middleburg Film Festival promoting Green Book this weekend. Green Book won the People’s Choice at TIFF last month. And Viggo is definitely a contender for Best Actor for his performance in the film, alongside Mahershala Ali. Ethan Hawke, meanwhile, was at the London Film Festival promoting a film he directed, Blaze. Full Story

It’s not all Gaga

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 19, 2018 14:57:32 October 19, 2018 14:57:32
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A Star is Born is a big movie. It has emerged as the Oscar Best Picture frontrunner – for now. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga will receive multiple nominations. But that doesn’t mean that they’re running away with it. And they shouldn’t run away with it. Anybody running away with anything is no fun for anyone. Full Story

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Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga: box office and charts

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 18, 2018 16:32:43 October 18, 2018 16:32:43

A Star is Born just crossed the $100 million mark at the box office after twelve days. And, as we’ve been saying, it’s one of those movies that has been able to sustain its earnings weekend after weekend as people go back to see it again and again or as other people, through word of mouth, go to see it because others can’t stop talking about it. Full Story

Timothee Chala-mania 

Joanna Posted by Joanna at October 15, 2018 15:35:17 October 15, 2018 15:35:17
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Here’s Timothee Chalamet at the London premiere of Beautiful Boy inspired by Harry Styles. Timmy was in great spirits – perhaps he knew that the movie was doing very well stateside at the box office.  Beautiful Boy posted one of the highest per-screen averages of the year, with around $55,000 per screen at four theatres in New York in LA. Full Story

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Here comes Christian Bale

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 4, 2018 16:19:05 October 4, 2018 16:19:05

Last Friday, it was quietly announced that Adam McKay’s film about Dick Cheney, starring Christian Bale, would be released on Christmas Day. Before then, the film didn’t even have a title. Now we know it’s Vice and we also know that, given the timing of the opening (Christmas Day almost always means an Oscar run), we have another contender. Full Story

Bradley and Ryan, pound for pound 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 4, 2018 15:52:02 October 4, 2018 15:52:02
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The Oscars are still five months away. It’s early. I know it’s early. But if you’re an award season nerd, and I know you’re out there, it doesn’t feel too early this year to be talking about the races. Because at this point in the game, it feels like there is a legitimate race across several categories. Full Story

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Bradley Cooper’s Hollywood premiere 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 25, 2018 16:45:27 September 25, 2018 16:45:27
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A Star is Born is a classic Hollywood story, the kind of story that Hollywood loves about itself: when one star rises, another must fall. I don’t care if you yell at me about this being a spoiler – because it’s not a spoiler, it’s a story as old as time. And last night the story came home. Full Story

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Ryan & Timmy in San Sebastian

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 24, 2018 20:02:39 September 24, 2018 20:02:39
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Ryan Gosling and Timothee Chalamet are both at the San Sebastian Film Festival promoting First Man and Beautiful Boy. Let’s start with Ryan. Because he’s serving us a selection of interesting looks. Ryan wore a red leather jacket when he arrived. Today, with Claire Foy at the photo call, it was a blue jacket with a yellow and black printed sweater. Full Story

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