James Franco was AWESOME in Spring Breakers. I know I’m biased, because I loved the movie. But…do you think he deserves an Oscar for his performance? The film’s distributors seem to think so!
The distributors of the Harmony Korine indie darling are asking voters this award season to take a look at James’ tour de force role and “consider this sh*t!” via a print campaign and now a full video by A24 Films. The video showcases James in the flick along with all of his critical acclaim.
Okay- from someone who got a nod for a heartwrenching movie like 127 hours, it would be amazing/hilarious/perfect if he got the win for Spring Breakers!
Of course, the chances of Franco actually getting nominated for Best Supporting Actor seem slim to us. Selena Gomez even asks at the end of this campaign video: “Are you being serious??”
BUT: Spring Breakers just recently picked up an Independent Spirit Awards nomination for Best Cinematography, and a spokesperson for A24 insists that this is NOT a joke! A rep for the company said:
“James Franco has created a character so indelible it deserves recognition. We are excited to be able to support it with a campaign and know the impact of Alien will last far past this awards season.”
Posted Monday, December 2nd, 2013 at 5:17pm
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Talk show host and all-around funny lady Ellen DeGeneres is set to host the upcoming 2014 Oscars! Congratulations to her — she’s a great pick for the hosting role, right?
“We are thrilled to have Ellen DeGeneres host the Oscars,” OSCAR producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement. “As a longtime friend, we had always hoped to find a project for us to do together and nothing could be more exciting han teaming up to do the Oscars. There are few stars today who have Ellen’s gift for comedy, with her great warmth and humanity. She is beloved everywhere and we expect that the audience at the Dolby Theatre, and in homes around the globe, will be as excited by this news as we are.”
“I am so excited to be hosting the Oscars for the second time. You know what they say – the third time’s the charm,” the 55-year-old Degeneres chimed in. Later adding via Twitter, “It’s official: I’m hosting the #Oscars I’d like to thank @TheAcademy, my wife Portia [De Rossi] and, oh dear, there goes the orchestra.”
The 85th annual Academy Awards are set for Sunday, March 2.
What a fantastic choice for an Oscars host, don’t you agree? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!
Source, Photo Credit: Fame/Flynet
Posted Friday, August 2nd, 2013 at 11:11am
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Ethan Hawke was the guest on an episode of Watch What Happens Live two nights ago and had definitely had a couple drinks!
Why? because when he talked to host Andy Cohen (who has been known to get a little boozy on this celeb staple show), he got reallll into talking about his onscreen kis will actress Angelina Jolie!
Okay, let me backtrack. was asked for his “best onscreen kiss” from Cohen, Ethan replied, “With all due respect – the woman has been in the press a lot lately – but my best onscreen kiss was with Angelina Jolie… Why is Amadeus, Wolfgang Mozart a genius? Angelina Jolie was born to whittle men, to make them weak. And when she kisses you, you don’t know your name.”
DANG! Pretty solid endorsement from Hawke, especially since later he essentially said his hottest hookups were from non-famous people:
The facts are the more hot, they are the more acclaimed they are for being hot… the less hot they are. So the hottest chick I’ve ever been with on-screen was not anybody anyone has ever heard of. I wish this weren’t true, but let’s face it – I had a good few years. But the most wonderful experiences didn’t happen with anyone you have ever heard of.”
As you may or may not know, Jolie and Hawke may have had an affair while working together on the film Taking Lives (there were lots of rumors about it), but nothing was confirmed! Eek! Love it! Watch the whole interview HERE!
Posted Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 3:15pm
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Wanna know what and caused a panicked Anne Hathaway to ditch her planned Valentino gown in favor of a Prada creation at the Oscars? Here ya go…
An insider close to the situation tells Us Hathaway learned during an Oscar rehearsal that costar Amanda Seyfried planned to wear a dress notably similar to hers to the ceremony. After Hathaway asked about her pal’s dress, Seyfried graciously shared an iPhone snap of the Alexander McQueen creation.
“Anne was like ‘WTF?!’” the source reports. “She started throwing a fit!” The 30-year-old Best Supporting Actress victor, however, “never told Amanda she had to change the dress.” Still, Seyfried, 27, was ruffled by Hathaway’s tirade. “Amanda didn’t want to deal with it and left” the rehearsal, the source notes.
But, the drama continues…”Anne made the fashion, make up, hair, and jewelry teams wait at her home for hours as she decided what to do about the dress debacle,” a second insider tells Us. The star also “asked for silence so she could rehearse her singing for the Les Mis tribute at the Oscars. It was a painfully long experience.”
Oh my goodness. Anne isn’t winning any more fans this way, is she?
Posted Friday, March 1st, 2013 at 2:14pm
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Is Jimmy Kimmel being courted by the Academy to host the Oscars in 2014?
First of all, i’m still pissed about Seth McFarland hosting, and that the Academy isn’t calling the Oscars the Academy Awards anymore. Rebranding, reschmanding! Call it what it IS!
Secondly, looks like Kimmel might be up for next year’s hosting duties. An insider dishes:
“Jimmy is favored to host the Oscars next year; ABC has been pushing him for the role.”
Pretty prestigious! And you know, even though we all want Tina Fey and perhaps Amy Poehler to host, that day won’t be coming anytime soon. Says Fey:
“I just feel like that gig is so hard. Especially for, like, a woman – the amount of months that would be spent trying on dresses alone… no way.”
Boo! Boo I say! At least Jimmy Kimmel would be a step up from McFarland. Overall, it’s still really early to be speculating about these things, right? But I love it!
Posted Friday, March 1st, 2013 at 1:13pm
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Every year, the Oscar SWAG bags are grandiose, indulgent and downright fun. This year, however, it seems as though the contents are especially weird!
The Freebies going home with all of this year’s nominees is valued at a whopping $45,000. Included are the glamorous luxuries one would presume Hollywood’s A-list would covet: $10,000 trips to Australia, skincare products worth hundreds of dollars each, $625 private training sessions, and gourmet chocolates. And, condoms. Yep, condoms!
Mixed in with all of the high-end swag are a slew of utterly bizarre knick-knacks, services, and even cleaning products. Among the weirdest, according to Daily Beast:
-Take 2: Your Guide to Happy Endings and New Beginnings by Leeza Gibbons, a book about “starting over; taking inventory, and getting smarter, stronger, and sexier with no apologies, no regrets and no turning back.” ($24.00)
-A six-pack box of Naked brand condoms ($20.00)
-Maple syrup, from Rouge Maple Gourmet Products ($120.00)
-Portion-control dinnerware by Slimware: “Portion consciousness is disguised in the design.” $59.00
-A Vampire Facelift, a cosmetic procedure that involves re-injecting gel-like substances from the patient’s blood back into the skin of their face to treat wrinkles. ($5,000.00)
-Tickets to the circus, to see “North America’s only all-kid troupe.” ($400)
-Hair ties. But they double as bracelets! ($80.00)
-A lint roller by Gleener, called The Ultimate Fuzz Remover ($19.99)
-Windex touch-up cleaner ($3.99)
That’s not to mention the swanky sweatshirts, emblazoned with the Oscar logo, the contenders were all handed at this year’s Nominees Luncheon.
Man, what I would do for one of those gift bags! I mean, I’m low on Windex, SO….
Posted Friday, February 22nd, 2013 at 2:14pm
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