Award Season Campaigning Articles

Celebrity Awards Season campaigning and PR strategy.

A Quiet Place (and Team Blunt) cranks up the volume

Joanna Posted by Joanna at December 14, 2018 17:45:12 December 14, 2018 17:45:12
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Chris Pratt hosted a special screening of A Quiet Place in LA on Wednesday with John Krasinski. It’s not like their friendship is a secret; they’re super bro-y on Instagram and support each other’s charity efforts. Plus, Chris was so taken with A Quiet Place that back in April, he recorded a reaction video from his car that John later laughed about on Seth Meyers Full Story

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Dear Gossips,

As you may have heard, the Screen Actors Guild award nominations kicked off all kinds of talk and frustration about snubs and category fraud yesterday. There are actors and films that have been recognized and awarded for weeks that the guild ignored.  Read Full Intro

Bradley Cooper’s road to the Oscars

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 12, 2018 18:39:25 December 12, 2018 18:39:25
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I’m still laughing about Jezebel’s Thirsty 30 from the other day. Bradley Cooper was ranked #22 and while that’s not super high on the list, the fact that he’s been included is what’s funny because, of course, as we’ve seen, Bradley’s fronting like he’s not thirsty AF for that Oscar, keeping a low profile, staying away from most of the events, and STILL we all know he wants it bad. Full Story

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More love updates: Timothee and Lily

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 12, 2018 16:44:40 December 12, 2018 16:44:40
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One of the main themes of the site yesterday was the romance update: Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse, the Beckhams, Gemma Chan and Dominic Cooper, and also Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn. All fine. Also fine – Timothee Chalamet and Lily-Rose Depp. They were seen out for lunch in New York City. Full Story

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First Man’s Oscar paradox

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 11, 2018 15:30:37 December 11, 2018 15:30:37
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From its first trailer, First Man looked like a surefire Oscar front runner. Damien Chazelle, Ryan Gosling, period piece, Great Man biopic—it appeals to several Oscar fetishes. But the box office for First Man has been lackluster, stalling out just below its break-even point. Full Story

ScarJo works for Black Panther

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 10, 2018 19:09:48 December 10, 2018 19:09:48
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Black Panther is the first Marvel movie with a real shot at a major Oscar nomination. As such, Disney is backing an actual, proper award campaign for the movie and key craftspeople involved, particularly Ruth Carter, the costume designer. I attended an event with Ruth Carter a couple months ago and she was so interesting, and her thought process on putting together costumes for Black Panther was so technical and considered. Full Story

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A mixed bag of filmmaker inclusion

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 6, 2018 19:31:06 December 6, 2018 19:31:06
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It’s been a great year for black American cinema, as evidenced by the Golden Globes nominations which include Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, and If Beale Street Could Talk for Best Picture. (Sorry to Bother You is too weird for award shows, but let us not forget it is one of the best films of the year. Full Story

Amy & Regina do both

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 6, 2018 15:59:39 December 6, 2018 15:59:39
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Amy Adams received two acting Golden Globe nominations this morning, one for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series and another for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for Vice. She’s now trending on Twitter. But don’t forget about Regina King. Regina has been nominated in those same categories. Full Story

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Crazy Rich Golden Globes

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 6, 2018 15:03:18 December 6, 2018 15:03:18
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Crazy Rich Asians is going to the Golden Globes. It will not win any Golden Globes. But they’ll be at the party, at one of the most watched award shows, and the first major award show of the year, right after the New Year. This is visibility. And visibility is important. So, sure, even though the comedy/musical category at the Globes was a lot more wide open because films like A Star is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody decided to submit in drama for strategic reasons, perhaps not wanting to go up against the likely Comedy/Musical winner, Mary Poppins Returns, and because “dramatic films” are typically better positioned for the big prize, the Oscars, the beneficiaries of that play in previous years may not have been a film that stars people of colour, a rom-com featuring an all-Asian cast. Full Story

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