April 23, 2014

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Baz Luhrmann, Leonardo DiCaprio and Scott Fitzgerald to inaugurate the festival de Cannes

It is on The Great Gatsby by Australian director Baz Luhrmann, that the curtain will rise at the inauguration of the 66th Festival de Cannes, on Wednesday 15th May, in the Grand Théâtre Lumière du Palais des Festivals, out of Competition in the Official Selection.
Adapted from the famous novel by American author Francis Scott Fitzgerald and set against the roaring twenties on the East Coast of the United States, the film depicts the romantic and tragic figure of Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), as narrated by his friend Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire). Carey Mulligan is Daisy Buchanan, whose husband is played by Joel Edgerton.
This prestigious occasion will also be graced with the presence of Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan, as well as the American pop star, rapper Jay-Z
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Potential 2013 Oscar contenders coming down the pike

As we get ready to enter the brand new year, it’s never too late to get on the ball for potential Oscar contenders coming down the pike.
Chan-wook Park’s Stoker starring Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, and Matthew Goode has a new poster and early word is already positive for Wasikowska who’s been an up and comer and potential Supporting Actress nominee Kidman. The film is scheduled to be shown at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival and opens in limited release March 1, 2013.
Also releasing some beautiful character posters is Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and Tobey Maguire. A few weeks back, we stumbled across the character posters for Joel Edgerton and Isla Fisher and with the latest, Mulligan’s Daisy is the most aesthetically pleasing. The film is set to open May 10, 2013.
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Analyzing Oscar’s Potential Leading and Supporting Ladies

Trying to sand down the rough slate that is the Actress categories is an intimidating task.  The past few years, the category has produced the likes of Natalie Portman in her career-topping performance in Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan” and Marion Cotillard’s transformation like no other in the Foreign Language film, La Vie en Rose.

Oscars: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ a Best Picture contender

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises” isn’t even in theaters yet, and already, someone has dropped the “O” word.
Oscars.
“Ladies and gentlemen, we have a contender,” Clayton Davis of The Awards Circuit Tweeted after his “Rises” screening. I doubt it will be the last time that we hear Nolan’s trilogy capper in the same breath as the Academy Awards.
After all, it’s widely believed that Nolan’s last Batman movie, “The Dark Knight” – and its absence in the Best Picture category – led to the changes in the number of potential Best Picture nominees we can have each season. Will “The Dark Knight Rises” capitalize on the new BP regulations and compete for Oscar’s top prize early next year?
To do so, it’s going to have to rise above a series of fellow contenders … some of which are coming right out of Warner Bros.’ pipeline. As was noted in The Hollywood Reporter, Warner has a handful of titles that will come to the table with awards “buzz.”
Perennial Oscar contender Clint Eastwood plays a baseball scout on a trip with his daughter (Amy Adams) in “Trouble With the Curve” (Sept. 28). Ben Affleck’s back in the director’s chair for “Argo” (Oct. 12), a political thriller with a tremendous cast. And then there are two heavy hitters racing to theaters in December: Peter Jackson’s opening chapter to “The Hobbit,” and Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby,” with Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire.
This weekend, the attention falls on Nolan’s “Knight” as we analyze its Oscar potential. The truth of the matter, though, is that it’s one of several options Warner has as the Oscar season kicks into high(er) gear.

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Details on Carey Mulligan’s weekend wedding

HollywoodNews.com: Carey Mulligan reportedly married Mumford & Sons musician Marcus Mumford this weekend in England, and now details about the big day are coming out.
It is rumored that while Mulligan went with a beautiful Prada dress for the wedding, she paired it with unusual shoes, states UsMagazine.com. She allegedly wore pink Wellington rain boots with the dress as it was drizzling that day.
Her bridesmaids also reportedly wore Prada dresses that were different shades of blue.
The two reportedly got engaged in August after five months of dating.
Do you think they will last?
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Carey Mulligan has reportedly married Marcus Mumford

HollywoodNews.com: It is being reported that Carey Mulligan is officially married to Mumford & Sons singer Marcus Mumford.
The two allegedly wed in Somerset, England in front of about one hundred guests that reportedly included stars like Sienna Miller and Colin Firth, states UsMagazine.com. Mulligan and Mumford reportedly got engaged last August after about five months of dating.
The two stars have been very quiet about their relationship since the beginning.
Do you think they are good together?
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Carey Mulligan reportedly getting married this spring

HollywoodNews.com: Carey Mulligan is reportedly set to marry Mumford & Sons star Marcus Mumford, and the wedding will allegedly be very soon.
It is rumored that she has decided to have her wedding this April, states Hollyscoop. The two are reportedly going to marry in England, and are allegedly looking forward to time together as they have been apart due to busy schedules.
Mulligan and Mumford reportedly got engaged this summer after starting to date early last year.
Do you like them together?
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Oscars: It would be a “Shame” to keep Carey Mulligan out of the race – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: Two films hanging around the fringe of the ongoing Oscar race are “Shame” an “Drive.” They’re not shoo-ins, like “The Artist” or “The Descendants.” But both could get into the annual race in significant writing, acting and (possibly) directing categories.
What do they have in common? Carey Mulligan.
You could argue she plays an unconventional love interest in both films. But there’s no arguing how fantastic the talented Oscar nominee is in both features. And it’s possible Mulligan plays herself into a Best Supporting Actress conversation if the Academy is as impressed by Carey as we were in “Drive” and “Shame.” She didn’t quite have Jessica Chastain’s year, but to have those pictures on your resume means you have had a very, very good year.
And it was during that year – in October – when we recognized Mulligan with our Hollywood Supporting Actress Awards for her part in Steve McQueen’s probing drama.
Mulligan’s star continues to rise. She’s currently shooting “The Great Gatsby” with Leonardo Di Caprio, Tobey Maguire and director Baz Luhrmann. But you can bet she’ll be at the Kodak Theatre should she hear her name in the Best Supporting Actress category when the Oscars reveal their nominations on Tuesday, Jan. 24.

Awards Alley brings you the best Oscar coverage. Click below to read our exclusive interviews with:
- Harvey Weinstein
- The cast of “The Artist.”
- Kenneth Branagh for “My Week With Marilyn.”
- Bennett Miller talks “Moneyball.”
- Sir Ben Kingsley and Chloe Grace Moretz for “Hugo.”
- Tilda Swinton for “We Need to Talk About Kevin.”
- David Fincher, Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara on “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”
- Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer for “The Help.”
- Tate Taylor for “The Help.”
- Gavin O’Connor for “Warrior.”
- Gary Oldman and Colin Firth for “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.”
- Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody for “Young Adult.”
- Steve McQueen for “Shame.”
- Glenn Close for “Albert Nobbs.”
- Seth Rogen and Will Reiser for “50/50.”
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Online Film Critics go with “The Tree of Life,” “Drive” — AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: If the critics had any say, Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” would be a shoo-in for a Best Picture nomination next year.
The film topped this year’s “Sight and Sound” poll of international critics. It landed on the lists of multiple critics’ organizations. And earlier this morning, the ethereal human drama was announced as the leading nomination grabber from the Online Film Critics Society (of which I am a member), which recognized Malick’s picture in the categories of Best Picture, Best Director (Malick), Best Supporting Actor (Brad Pitt), Best Supporting Actress (Jessica Chastain), Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Cinematography.
Joining “The Tree of Life” in Best Picture for the 15th annual OFCS awards are Michel Hazanavicius’ “The Artist,” Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants,” Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive” and Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo”.
Malick, Hazanavicius, Refn and Scorsese were joined in the Best Director race by “Melancholia” director Lars von Trier.
“Drive” was the second most nominated film, picking up six mentions including the aforementioned Picture and Director as well as Best Supporting Actor (Albert Brooks), Best Adapted Screenplay, Editing and Cinematography. Brooks was nominated alongside John Hawkes in “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” Nick Nolte in “Warrior,” Pitt and Christopher Plummer in “Beginners.”
In Best Supporting Actress, the nominees were Chastain, Melissa McCarthy for “Bridesmaids,” Janet McTeer for “Albert Nobbs,” Carey Mulligan for “Shame” and Shailene Woodley for “The Descendants.”
Woodley and Mulligan’s co-stars shared nominations in the Best Actor slate, George Clooney and Michael Fassbender respectively, who were nominated alongside Jean Dujardin in “The Artist,” Gary Oldman in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and Michael Shannon in “Take Shelter.”
The Best Actress category features Kirsten Dunst in “Melancholia,” Elizabeth Olsen in “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” Meryl Streep in “The Iron Lady,” Tilda Swinton in “We Need to Talk About Kevin” and Michelle Williams for “My Week with Marilyn.”
The full list of nominees for the 15th Annual Online Film Critics Society Awards are below. Winners will be announced on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012:
Best Picture:
The Artist
The Descendants
Drive
Hugo
The Tree of Life
Best Animated Feature:
The Adventures of Tintin
Arthur Christmas
Kung Fu Panda 2
Rango
Winnie the Pooh
Best Director:
Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life
Nicolas Winding Refn – Drive
Martin Scorsese – Hugo
Lars von Trier – Melancholia
Best Lead Actor:
George Clooney – The Descendants
Jean Dujardin – The Artist
Michael Fassbender – Shame
Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Solider Spy
Michael Shannon – Take Shelter
Best Lead Actress:
Kirsten Dunst – Melancholia
Elizabeth Olsen [...]

“Shame,” “Hugo” and “War Horse” lead today’s Oscars news – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: Between the National Board of Review, the Film Independent Spirit Awards and the New York Film Critics’ Circle, this has been the busiest week of the still hectic Oscar season. As we raced to cover all of the nominations (and give attention to each deserving film), a few news items slipped through the cracks. Let’s catch up on interesting bits you might have missed:
- Steve McQueen’s devastating “Shame” opens in theaters today. The unflinching portrait of a sex addict earns its NC-17 rating, which could hurt its chances in the Oscar race. That would be unfortunate, as the film is searing in its honesty, with tremendous performances by Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan. Here’s my review, and an interview I did with McQueen. If “Shame” is playing near you, see it. It’s one of the year’s best.
- The Golden Satellite nominations have been revealed. Motion Picture contenders are “Moneyball,” “The Descendants,” “Drive,” “The Artist,” “Shame,” “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy,” “Hugo” and “War Horse.” For a complete list of nominations, click here.
- “Margin Call” director J.C. Chandor will appear at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center on Saturday, Dec. 3 to participate in a special Q-and-A with FSLC’s Eugene Hernandez following the 5:40 p.m. screening of the film. Chandor’s appearance follows the news that the New York Film Critics Circle named “Margin Call” as its choice for 2011’s Best First Feature. The 2011 Spirit Awards also chose “Margin Call” as one of its nominees for Best First Feature, as well as handing a nomination to writer/director Chandor for Best Screenplay.
- One Oscar blogger makes a strong case for Tom McCarthy’s “Win Win” (which I can get behind).
- And finally, “War Horse” co-star Emily Watson was honored in London last night at the 21sts Annual Women In Film and Television Awards ceremony.
Here we have “Shame” co-star Carey Mulligan accepting her trophy at October’s Hollywood Film Awards gala:

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