Oscars 2013 Winners List: ‘Argo’, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Ang Lee For ‘Life Of Pi’, ‘Django Unchained’ For Original Screenplay, ‘Argo’ For Adapted Screenplay, ‘Skyfall’ For Best Song, Anne Hathaway, ‘Amour’, ‘Searching For Sugar Man’, ‘Brave’, ‘Paperman’, Christoph Waltz
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
Claudio Miranda, Life Of Pi
Life Of Pi
Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott
Jacqueline Durran, Anna Karenina
MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell
LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
Searching For Sugar Man
Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Michael Haneke, director; Margaret Menegoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka and Michael Katz, Producers
Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
Zero Dark Thirty
Paul N.J. Ottosson
Backstage At The Oscars: Ben Affleck On ‘Argo’, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Christoph Waltz, Quentin Tarantino & More
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Ben Affleck was asked at what point he realized that Argo was gaining enough momentum to win the Best Picture Oscar. “When they gave us the trophies, I was confident that we would win,” joked Affleck, flanked by producers George Clooney and Grant Heslov. He added that throughout awards season he has not been into “Oscarology” and trying to predict the future. Affleck also joked that now that Argo has won Best Picture, “no more humility.” He followed this, of course, with humility. He acknowledged disappointment when he was not nominated for Best Director but said he was honored to “sit on the bench” with the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Kathryn Bigelow and Paul Thomas Anderson. “You are not entitled to anything,” he said to applause. “I’m honored to be here, honored to be among these extraordinary movies and honored to have won an Academy Award.” Affleck added that he was “sort of hallucinating” already when the audience was surprised by Michelle Obama announcing the award, so he wouldn’t have been surprised by anything: “Oh look, a purple elephant!” But he added that, once he realized what was happening, it was “very cool.” “And I’m a big fan of the bangs,” Heslov joked. Affleck also responded to a question about recent criticism that elements of Argo diverge from reality. “You walk a fine line,” he said, in honoring the basic truth and trying also to honor the three-act structure of a feature film. He praised screenwriter Chris Terrio for achieving that balance.
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As the first actor to win three Oscars in the lead actor category, Daniel Day-Lewis wasn’t nearly as deadpan and jokey backstage as he was onstage while receiving his honor for Lincoln. The biggest challenge in the role, he admitted, was the fear that if he screwed up playing an iconic American President he “might never be able to show my face in this country again…It certainly had a paralyzing quality.” One reporter wanted to know if it was annoying having to “wear that beard,” apparently unaware that the beard was Day-Lewis’ own and not a fake. “Do you wear your hair?” he asked. “It was a little bit scratchy now and then, but that was all.” He has no plans at present to play any other legendary historical figures, and in fact, he stressed that he was pretty exhausted after playing the role and enduring awards season. “I want to have a lie-down for a couple of years. It’s really hard to imagine doing anything after this.”
BAFTA: ‘Argo’ Wins Best Film And Best Director, Daniel Day-Lewis Lead Actor, Emmanuelle Riva Lead Actress, Anne Hathaway Supporting Actress, Christoph Waltz Supporting Actor, ‘Django Unchained’ & ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Screenplays, ‘Brave’ Animation, ‘Amour’ Foreign, ‘Skyfall’ Best British Film
Coverage by Deadline’s International Editor Nancy Tartaglione and London correspondent Joe Utichi with Editor-in-Chief Nikki Finke writing and editing:
LONDON: Refresh For Latest… The 2013 BAFTA Film Awards did its best to spread out its British Academy of Film and Television Arts honors to many films tonight, no doubt paving the way for the Academy Awards to do the same. Warner Bros’ Argo won 3 categories including the evening’s big prize, Best Film, as well as Director for Ben Affleck and Editing for William Goldenberg. The dramatic thriller now is the solid favorite for Best Picture Oscar after winning what’s known as the British Oscars in an uninterrupted string of prestigious awards wins. Lincoln‘s Daniel Day-Lewis was the expected winner in Leading Actor for DreamWorks. But Amour‘s Emmanuelle Riva scored an upset for Leading Actress at the impressive age of 85 while the Sony Classics Pictures film won Foreign Language. Quentin Tarantino won for Django Unchained‘s Original Screenplay and David O. Russell for Silver Linings Playbook‘s Adapted Screenplay, making it a big night for The Weinstein Company which took home 3 prizes in all including Supporting Actor for Christoph Waltz. Working Title/Universal’s Les Misérables received the most awards – 4 - including Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway. Fox’s Life Of Pi garnered 2. Pixar/Disney’s Brave won Animated Film. The first award – for Outstanding British Film – went to James Bond #23, Eon Productions/MGM/Sony Pictures’ Skyfall which also won for Original Music.
About 10 minutes before the lights went up in the Royal Opera House tonight, guests were treated to a montage of 100 years of British film. Outside, pouring rain has turned to snow and traffic is snarled all over central London. It’s in part due to the awards arrivals but also because of Chinese New Year celebrations in nearby Trafalgar Square. At least the massive storm that hit New York over the weekend did not impact A-listers getting here. But Meryl Streep has been replaced by Sarah Jessica Parker to present the Leading Actor award.
Stephen Fry, hosting again this year, welcomes the crowd and apologizes for his own facial hair: ”I have a strong feeling I’m not the only actor who’s come here this evening with a beard.” He notes how Working Title/Universal’s Les Miserables is a British film despite its Australian and American cast and that it was extraordinary to have Helena Bonham Carter burst into song without even having a drink. “I’m joking, of course. She was drunk every day on set.” Fry muses on the many films being eked out of JR Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Says, “You can expect to see me in the Hobbit 9: Are We Home Yet Gandalf?” Fry asks Jennifer Lawrence to blow a kiss to the audience, and she obliges.
Singer Paloma Faith takes the stage to sing a medley over images of the nominated films – Argo, Les Misérables, Life Of Pi, Lincoln, and Zero Dark Thirty – and others.
The ‘In Memoriam’ montage began with Marvin Hamlisch and ended with Tony Scott.
The 2013 BAFTA Awards
ARGO – Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney
Producer George Clooney, who was supposed to direct Argo but then turned it over to Ben Affleck, accepts saying, “Ben, if this is your second act, I don’t know what in hell you do for your third. You are remarkable. I can’t tell you what an honor it’s been to work with you.” Clooney then introduces his producing partner Grant Heslov (“the best producer I’ve ever worked with”) who thanks BAFTA and “all the folks at Warner Bros”. Then he addresses Affleck: “To Ben, I want to say thank you for coming aboard and thank you for taking us on this journey. It’s been amazing.” Finally Affleck takes the podium. “Every single person here has been so nice…” Then he pokes fun at Warner Bros: “The people from the studio said, ‘You know what? We never win.’” He thanks BAFTA again.
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS - Lincoln
Daniel Day-Lewis onstage laughed: “On the chance I might one day have to speak on an occasion as this, I’ve actually stayed in character as myself for the last 55 years.” He noted that “I had BAFTA sets put in every house I’ve ever lived in. When I get up from a chair, it simultaneously unleashes a chorus of applause, with a few boos and some drunken hecklers.” Then he became serious. “I’m so grateful to BAFTA. My fellow nominees, I don’t know if I deserve this. But I do know every one of you deserves it at least as much as I do.” And to his Lincoln team, he said, “My colleagues, I miss you. I wish we were still on this expedition together.” He called filmmaker Steven Spielberg “the rudder of the boat” they sailed on.
EMMANUELLE RIVA - Amour
In the awards show audience as well as among the media backstage, there were audible gasps when Emmanuelle Riva’s name was announced. She was indeed a surprise winner given BAFTA’s tendency to pick the marquee contenders. She was not present to accept the award.
ARGO – Ben Affleck
ANNE HATHAWAY - Les Misérables
Anne Hathaway ascended the stage and took the BAFTA mask from presenter George Clooney – and then turned back around to hug the actor. “What am I thinking? I almost walked past George Clooney without hugging him. That’s just stupid,” she explained. She thanked the cast, noting to Hugh Jackman: “I’ve run out of superlatives for you, man”, as well as the crew, Working Title, Universal, and especially Victor Hugo “without whom none of us would be here”. Also she gave a shout-out to co-star Eddie Redmayne who had food poisoning. “I’d be holding your hair back.” Backstage, Anne scolded herself in front of the media. “I’m coming down with laryngitis. Shut up, Hathaway.” But she added, “I’m overjoyed and I’m such an airhead right now, but that’s not really new. I’m still collecting myself.” She noted that “the biggest surprise of the entire experience was how much of a sweetie pie Russell Crowe is. He was integral to cast bonding.”
CHRISTOPH WALTZ - Django Unchained
Onstage, an obviously emotional Christoph Waltz explained that, “Why I get to stand here is really no mystery because it says so at the beginning of our movie: ‘written and directed by Quentin Tarantino’.” He thanks by name Harvey Weinstein and Amy Pascal “for their attention. But it all starts with Quentin. Behind everything, I need and want to thank you for the thing that touches me the most, your unconditional trust… You silver-penned devil, you.” Backstage, Waltz was asked how it feels now that he’s two for two: “Like four,” says Waltz. “With Quentin, it’s trust and respect and, on my part, admiration for this master storyteller. I am completely and utterly at ease and convinced that what he writes is something I can say.”
DJANGO UNCHAINED - Quentin Tarantino
Onstage, Quentin Tarantino called the award “really really nice, really cool. I want to thank my actors for doing a bang up job with my dialogue.” He has always said he felt British audiences responded to his films in a special way, starting with Reservoir Dogs. Tonight he thanked BAFTA, calling it “a very terrific organization. I’m kind of famous for not joining organizations but I’m proud to be part of yours.” He thanked by name Harvey Weinstein of The Weinstein Company and Amy Pascal of Sony Pictures (which owned foreign). “This was a pretty hot potato script, and to take this and go out and make a lot of money with it, that’s pretty damn impressive. Thanks guys.” Backstage, QT said: “I thought, if I win, do I put it next to the other BAFTA or find a place on the other side?” About writing, he mused, “About 90% of my lines come out of the material. I get the characters talking to each other and suddenly someone says something clever. Every once in a while there’ll be a cool line that I’m holding onto for decades. But it doesn’t happen that often.” Tarantino took one last question from an Aussie journalist and went off on a long dialogue screed in his Django Australian accent. (“John Jarratt helped me get it down.”)
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK - David O. Russell
David O. Russell onstage accepted saying, “It’s a wonderful year for film and for writers.” He thanked his son for his inspiration. This was the film’s first prize of the evening, and it was presented by Jennifer Garner, wife of Ben Affleck whose Argo also was nominated for Adapted Screenplay. Awkward? Not to winner Russell who told the media why he was late, “I was backstage talking to Jennifer Garner about pre-schools in Boston.” He said: “I love our film, and I believe in the heart and soul of our film, because I made it for personal reasons. Apart from enjoying it as a movie, if you can connect to the things in there, that’s everything.”
BRAVE – Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
Brave co-director Mark Andrews accepted saying: “To me, being brave is about being true to yourself and allowing our loved ones the same freedom.” Backstage, Andrews noted: “No matter how many times you make these films [at Pixar], you’re making this film for the very first time. So the success is a dream come true. There’s that validation that comes with not just audiences, but your peers recognizing the work.”
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
AMOUR – Michael Haneke, Margaret Ménégoz
Neither filmmaker Michael Haneke nor producer Margaret Ménégoz were in attendance to accept the award.
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
SKYFALL – Sam Mendes, Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan
Bradley Cooper and Ben Affleck presented the prize. Producer Michael G Wilson noted it’s a first for the Bond films. Director Sam Mendes said the prize is “icing on the cake” thanks Daniel Craig “around whom we built this movie” for his bravery, brilliance and “sheer bloody-mindedness”. This category always looked to be a two-film race between Skyfall and Les Miserables. Changes to the voting system – cutting it down to a 2-round system – suggested the pics leading the nominations might end up taking home prizes in the big categories – which are voted on by the entire membership. Skyfall‘s win may well reflect the number of BAFTA-voting Brit practitioners who’ve had a hand in Bond over the years with the franchise celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Screen Actors Guild 2013 Awards: ‘Argo’ Cast, Daniel Day-Lewis In ‘Lincoln’, Jennifer Lawrence In ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, Anne Hathaway in ‘Les Miserables’, Tommy Lee Jones In ‘Lincoln’, ‘Downton Abbey’ Cast, Bryan Cranston In ‘Breaking Bad’, Claire Danes In ‘Homeland’, Julianne Moore In ‘Game Change’, Kevin Costner in ‘Hatfields & McCoy’, ‘Modern Family’ Cast, Tina Fey & Alec Baldwin In ’30 Rock’
UPDATED WITH ACCEPTANCE SPEECHES: The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were televised tonight on TNT and TBS live from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. The casts of Warner Bros’ Argo, PBS’ Downton Abbey, and ABC/Twentieth TV’s Modern Family won. Lead Actor winner Daniel Day-Lewis for DreamWorks’ Lincoln noted that an actor murdered Abraham Lincoln. ”So it’s only fitting that, every once in awhile, an actor tries to bring him back to life again.” For lead Actress, Jennifer Lawrence for The Weinstein Company’s Silver Linings Playbook won and so did Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables and Tommy Lee Jones for Lincoln for Supporting Actor. Is this all a precursor for the Oscars? The SAG Award — called ‘The Actor’ — is presented for outstanding performances in motion pictures and primetime television. The winners for performances in 2012 including the distinctive ensemble awards and the stunt ensemble honors are chosen by two separate film and television nominating panels, each comprised of 2,100 members from across the U.S. that were randomly selected this spring. All eligible voting members of SAG-AFTRA cast ballots by January 25th.
The show kicked off with “I Am An Actor” speeches, a legacy from when the Screen Actors Guild Awards first came on the scene in 1995 and Angela Lansbury’s introductory speech at the ceremony was such a hit that it launched a tradition that has become a highlight of the annual show. This year’s Actors Stories were from Jane Krakowski, Chris Tucker, Helen Hunt, Hal Holbrook, Alfre Woodard, Darren Criss, and Sofia Vergara. Helen Hunt: “I’ve been a waitress, a cuckoo clock, a quarterback and a sex surrogate. I’m Helen Hunt and I’m an actor.” But the funniest was Sofia Vergara who joked that growing up in a traditional Catholic home, her father told her that if she did anything artistic, “I was going to look like a hooker. I told him, “With these huge boobs I inherited, I already look like a hooker.”
This year’s 49th annual Life Achievement Award was presented to TV/movie legend Dick Van Dyke who looked amazingly young but told the cheering and standing crowd, “That does an old man a lot of good. Such a thrill.” He noted that both Carl Reiner and Mary Tyler Moore were both sick with flu and therefore absent. “I’m looking at the greatest generation of actors in the history of acting. You’ve all lifted the art to another place now. If I can refer to you as my peers, I’m a happy man.”
SAG-AFTRA Co-Presidents Ken Howard and Roberta Riordan appeared onstage together during the show. “Hello Mr. President,” Howard said to Reardon. “I couldn’t resist. Landmark year for SAG awards, not just 19th time, but first time since” the two unions united. [...After a bruising multiyear battle.] Now that’s done, Reardon called SAG-AFTRA “the newest strongest union for entertainment and media”.
Jeff Margolis is executive producer and director and his Jeff Margolis Productions produces the awards telecast in association with SAG-AFTRA. Kathy Connell has produced the Screen Actors Guild Awards since its inception and is also SAG-AFTRA’s assistant national executive director of awards and national programming. The Awards Committee for Screen Actors Guild — Chair JoBeth Williams, Vice Chair Daryl Anderson, Committee members Scott Bakula, Shelley Fabares, Paul Napier and Woody Schultz — oversees all stages of the production.
On the scene are Deadline Awards Columnist Pete Hammond, Awardsline’s Anthony D’Alessandro, and Deadline/Awardsline contributor Diane Haithman:
SAG AWARDS WINNERS
THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
ARGO (Warner Bros. Pictures)
BEN AFFLECK / Tony Mendez
ALAN ARKIN / Lester Siegel
KERRY BISHÉ / Kathy Stafford
KYLE CHANDLER / Hamilton Jordan
RORY COCHRANE / Lee Schatz
BRYAN CRANSTON / Jack O’Donnell
CHRISTOPHER DENHAM / Mark Lijek
TATE DONOVAN / Bob Anders
CLEA DUVALL / Cora Lijek
VICTOR GARBER / Ken Taylor
JOHN GOODMAN / John Chambers
SCOOT McNAIRY / Joe Stafford
CHRIS MESSINA / Malinov
Ben Affleck talked about “the incredible people in Argo, they spoke English and Farsi. One thing that those who spoke Farsi have in common with us is that they wanted to kill to make this movie better. And that’s what actors do all over the world, everyday. We are in your debt.”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS / Abraham Lincoln – LINCOLN (Touchstone Pictures)
Daniel Day-Lewis thanked “all my brothers and sisters in the Screen Actors Guild” and offered his “deepest respect to my fellow nominees.” He said he was sorry that Joaquin Phoenix and fellow cast members who gave their Lincoln characters the “kiss of life” weren’t there. Day-Lewis thanked Leonardo DiCaprio and Liam Neeson for their support. But he unexpectedly drew a big laugh by saying that he set out to perform the role with the Hippocratic oath in mind: “First, do no harm. But then it occurred to me that an actor murdered Abraham Lincoln. So it’s only fitting that, every once in awhile, an actor tries to bring him back to life again.”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
JENNIFER LAWRENCE / Tiffany – SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (The Weinstein Company)
Jennifer Lawrence beamed: “Oh my god! This is incredible. Thank you so much. I want to thank MTV, but I’ll explain that in a moment. I earned my SAG card when I was 14. I did an MTV promo Super Sweet Sixteen. I remember receiving the card in the mail. It made me a professional actor, putting me in a category with all of you and now I have this naked statue in front of me. It’s an un-describable feeling. I want to thank David O Russell. You made a movie for your son so he wouldn’t feel alone and misunderstood. And I can speak on behalf of all us: you helped so many sons and daughters. Bradley, my performance wouldn’t be good without you. And Harvey, I don’t even know what to say. You’re a rascal. You’ve nourished the filmmakers that nourish me.”
Golden Globes Winners List: ‘Argo’, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jessica Chastain, ‘Les Miserables’, Hugh Jackman, ‘Girls’, Ben Affleck, Lena Dunham, ‘Brave’, Claire Danes, ‘Amour’, Don Cheadle, Quentin Tarantino, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Costner, Adele For ‘Skyfall’, ‘Homeland’
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Steven Spielberg Orchestrated Bill Clinton’s Surprise Golden Globes Appearance
Backstage At The Golden Globes
Golden Globes Fashion: Who Wore What?
Golden Globes: TV Scorecard
Golden Globes: Film Scorecard
CHRISTOPH WALTZ, DJANGO UNCHAINED
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
MAGGIE SMITH, DOWNTON ABBEY: SEASON 2
BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
GAME CHANGE, HBO
Playtone and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
JULIANNE MOORE, GAME CHANGE
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
DAMIAN LEWIS, HOMELAND
BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
SHOWTIME, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
MYCHAEL DANNA, LIFE OF PI
BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
Music by: Adele, Paul Epworth Lyrics by: Adele, Paul Epworth
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
KEVIN COSTNER, HATFIELDS & MCCOYS
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
JENNIFER LAWRENCE, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE …
Critics’ Choice Movie Awards: ‘Argo’ Best Picture, Director; Daniel Day-Lewis, Jessica Chastain Take Acting Honors
Ben Affleck got some consolation tonight when his Argo was named Best Picture and he was honored as Best Director at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. Affleck, who was overlooked in the director category at today’s Oscar Nominations, took things in stride tonight as he picked up his award for Argo: “I would like to thank the Academy. I’m kidding, this is the award that really counts”.
The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards took place at the Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport. This morning Lincoln dominated Oscar nominations with 12, and Steven Spielberg’s historic film portrait also dominated the broadcast critics contenders with 13. The CW is broadcasting the event from 8 PM to 10 PM Eastern time, tape delayed for the West Coast.
Daniel Day-Lewis, accepting his award for Best Actor, said that Lincoln was “One of the great unforeseen privileges of my life. Each and every day was filled with discovery and the joy of discovery.” Jessica Chastain was voted Best Actress for her work as a driven CIA analyst for Zero Dark Thirty. Jennifer Lawrence nabbed two prizes, one for Best Actress in an Action Movie for The Hunger Games and the other for Best Actress in a Comedy for Silver Linings Playbook.
A complete list of winners follows:
EXCLUSIVE: The Lincoln star will receive the festival’s Montecito Award for his performance in the Steven Spielberg movie and his overall career. The tribute, which includes a conversation with the actor, is set for January 26 at the Arlington Theatre. Previous recipients of the honor, created in recognition of a performer who has given a series of classic and standout performances, has gone to the likes of Geoffrey Rush, Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet, Javier Bardem, Naomi Watts and Annette Bening. “Daniel Day-Lewis continues to inspire the industry and the public by his approach to tackling the most complex of characters and delivering brilliant performances time after time,” Santa Barbara executive director Roger Durling said. “He is indicative of what the Montecito Award represents and we are thrilled to be presenting this to him this year.” The festival runs January 24-February 3.
‘Lincoln’ Screening At White House Tomorrow; Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis & Tommy Lee Jones In Attendance
Abraham Lincoln is returning to the White House tomorrow – Lincoln the movie that is. The White House press office announced today that President Barack Obama will be hosting “cast and crew members” from the Steven Spielberg-directed film for a screening at the Executive Mansion on Thursday evening. DreamWorks had no comment on the screening. However, Deadline has learned that Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios co-Chair and CEO Stacey Snider, producer Kathleen Kennedy, screenwriter Tony Kushner as well as actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Gloria Reuben and Tommy Lee Jones will all be there with the President and First Lady. Day-Lewis plays the 16th President of the United States. Field plays his wife Mary Todd Lincoln, Reuben plays a former slave who is Mrs. Lincoln’s dressmaker and Jones plays abolitionist Republican Congressman Thaddeus Stevens. Director Spielberg, who was a big contributor to the Obama reelection campaign this year, has repeatedly said that he delayed the film coming out until after the Presidential election to avoid Lincoln becoming a political football. Lincoln, which is produced by DreamWorks Studios in association with Participant Media and Disney and Fox, opened in limited release on November 9, bringing in $900,000 over the weekend from 11 theatres.
The Lincoln star was among the honorees at last night’s BAFTA LA gala the Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton. The Brit couldn’t help but try another portrayal of a real-life figure with a help of a certain furniture prop made famous during the Republican National Convention. “This is nothing against Clint Eastwood …” Day-Lewis said during his acceptance speech. “But when I saw him talking to a chair in front of a roomful of strangers, I thought, ‘I’ve got to try that’”. The full awards ceremony airs Sunday night on BBC America. Check out the video:
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles will present Daniel Day-Lewis with the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at the 2012 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards on November 7 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
“We are thrilled to bestow Daniel with this prestigious award. His remarkable body of work ensures that this honor is more than well-deserved, and we are excited to include him among the other esteemed honorees of the evening,” said Britannia Chairman, Nigel Lythgoe.
DreamWorks and Disney have released the first official photo of Daniel Day-Lewis in character as Lincoln, the feature directed by Steven Spielberg that opens in limited release November 9, expanding a week later. Another picture of Day-Lewis taken at a restaurant in Richmond, VA was posted widely last November. Lincoln also stars Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, John Hawkes, Hal Holbrook, James Spader, Tim Blake Nelson, David Strathairn, Jackie Earle Haley and David Oyelowo. Screenplay is by Tony Kushner based on the bestselling book Team Of Rivals by Doris Kerns Goodwin.
Daniel Day-Lewis, George Clooney, Spielberg Among Hollywood Heavyweights For White House Correspondents’ Dinner
Abraham Lincoln is coming to this weekend’s White House Correspondent’s dinner. Actually the Great Emancipator isn’t coming but Daniel Day-Lewis, who plays the 16th President in the upcoming Steven Spielberg Lincoln film, is. The often reclusive Oscar winner, a guest of the Huffington Post, is one of many Hollywood heavyweights who’ll be joining the President, the First Lady and headliner Jimmy Kimmel at the April 28 shindig.
Earlier today Politico announced some of their Tinseltown guests, now the political insider site reports on the guests of the networks, print and online media. George Clooney will be hosting a fundraising dinner for the President in his home on May 10 but Clooney’s attending the WHCA dinner as a guest of Time as is Steven Spielberg. Reese Witherspoon and The Help’s Viola Davis will be there thanks to Newsweek/The Daily Beast. DreamWorks Studios co-chair and CEO Stacey Snider is a guest of the Atlantic.
NBC hasn’t revealed its guests but ABC has Sofia Vergara and most of the rest of the cast from Modern Family as well as The Hunger Games’ Elizabeth Banks and Paul Rudd. Another Hunger Games alumni Josh Hutcherson will be there courtesy of People magazine. CBS has invited Homeland’s Claire Danes, who plays a CIA operative on the series so she should feel right at home among the political and military attendees, and The Good Wife’s Christine Barnanski. USA Today has Martha Stewart, Kelly Ripa and …
Talk about an absolutely uncanny resemblance… Daniel Day-Lewis was spotted having lunch at a restaurant in Richmond, Virginia, where sharp-eyed local Michael Phillips snapped this picture. Day-Lewis is on location with Steven Spielberg for Lincoln, which also stars Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, John Hawkes, Hal Holbrook, James Spader, Tim Blake Nelson, David Strathairn, Jackie Earle Haley and David Oyelowo. Four years in the making, Spielberg’s biopic was long set to star Liam Neeson.
Filming will begin in the fall of 2011 and the film is scheduled to be released during the 4th quarter of 2012 through Disney’s Touchstone label. Liam Neeson was long attached to star, but he dropped out this past summer. Spielberg just committed to Robopocalypse, but it looks like Lincoln will be shot first. The director has two movies being released end of next year: Tin Tin: The Secret Of The Unicorn and War Horse.
Los Angeles, CA (November 19, 2010) – Two-time Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis will star as the 16th President of the United States in DreamWorks Studios’ Lincoln to be directed by Steven Spielberg. The announcement was made today by Spielberg and Stacey Snider, Co-Chairman and CEO of DreamWorks Studios.
“Daniel Day-Lewis would have always been counted as one of the greatest of actors, were he from the silent era, the golden age of film or even some time in cinema’s distant future. I am grateful and inspired that our paths will finally cross with Lincoln,” said Steven Spielberg. “Throughout his career, he has been exceptionally selective in his choice of material,” added Stacey Snider, “which makes us feel even more fortunate that he has chosen to join with us for Lincoln.”
Based on the best-selling book, Team of Rivals, by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, the screenplay has been written by the Pulitzer Prize winner, Tony Award winner, and Academy Award nominated writer Tony Kushner. It will be produced
Oprah Winfrey will receive the festival‘s Montecito Award for her performance in Lee Daniels’ The Butler and a celebration of her overall career. The Tribute to Winfrey is set for February 5 at the Arlington Theatre. Previous recipients of the award, given in recognition of a performer who has given a series of classic and standout performances, has gone to the likes of Daniel Day-Lewis, Geoffrey Rush, Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet, Javier Bardem, Naomi Watts and Annette Bening. Winfrey’s most recent work includes her moving portrayal of supportive wife Gloria Gaines in Lee Daniels’ The Butler. The historical drama stars Forest Whitaker as a White House butler who served seven American presidents over three decades. “Ms. Winfrey, the actress, inhabits Gloria Gaines with such gusto – she makes you forget Oprah the impresario,” says SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. “Her performance is career-defining and reason to rejoice.” The festival runs January 30-February 9.
Palm Springs, CA (November 8, 2013) – The 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present Matthew McConaughey with the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor at its annual Awards Gala. Each year the festival selects an actor and actress to receive this award. Presented by Cartier and hosted by Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 4 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 3-14.
Contenders 2013: ‘Captain Phillips,’ ‘American Hustle,’ ‘Tim’s Vermeer,’ ‘Before Midnight,’ ‘Saving Mr. Banks,’ ‘Lone Survivor,’ ‘Despicable Me 2’ & ‘The Croods’ Bid For Oscar
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The second half of Deadline’s 3rd annual Contenders event at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills got off to an energized start after lunch on the outdoor terrace. Deadline Awards columnist Pete Hammond returned with Captain Phillips star Barkhad Abdi, who had one of the bigger moments of the day when he revealed he ad-libbed his momentous “I am the captain now” line in the Sony film, essentially stealing the scene from Tom Hanks. The film’s producers, Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti, were spotted in the audience joining in the roaring applause.
Anyone who’s been waiting for David O. Russell’s follow-up to last year’s Oscar-nominated Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle (also for for Sony), will be happy to know the film was locked down today. This is per one of the film’s producers, Richard Suckle, who was on hand to discuss the genesis of the film which is loosely based on the ABSCAM scandals of the 1970s. One of his funnier reveals was that star Bradley Cooper — not wanting to perm his hair for the film — spent hours in hair and makeup every day getting it curled. Co-star Christian Bale, on the other hand, gained 40 lbs. for his role and shaved the crown of his head to perfect his character’s outlandish comb over.
Julie Delpy, co-writer and star of Sony Pictures Classics’ Before Midnight, had a lot to say about the intense writing and preparation that went into making the film appear as improvised and natural as it does. Acting the role was “extremely stressful,” she told Hammond. “There’s no plot. There’s nothing to hold onto but character and emotional arc.” Also for SPC is Tim’s Vermeer — a documentary about one man’s attempt to recreate a Johannes Vermeer painting — which was uncharacteristically directed by Teller (better known as the other half of Penn & Teller). He was thankful for his editor, Patrick Sheffield, who made sense of the over 2,400 hours of footage. Writer Kelly Marcel was on-hand to discuss Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks, the only film ever allowed to feature Walt Disney as a character. She called the studio “unbelievably brave” in how hands-off they were with her and director John Lee Hancock.
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The 40th annual Telluride Film Festival‘s lineup includes North American premieres for the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis, Robert Redford‘s tour-de-force work in J.C. Chandor’s All Is Lost, and Alexander Payne‘s Nebraska. The Coens and Redford will be honored with Silver Medallions along with Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof. As per usual, more sneak previews are expected outside the main program and will be announced soon (last year’s surprise additions included Ben Affleck’s Argo, which went on to win the Best Picture Oscar). The anniversary edition features an extra day of programming, a new venue in the Werner Herzog Theatre, and six guest directors instead of the usual one (Don Delillo, Buck Henry, Phillip Lopate, Michael Ondaatje, film scholar B. Ruby Rich and Salman Rushdie). Festivities kick off tonight with a concert honoring Inside Llewyn Davis featuring Punch Brothers. Here’s the main lineup followed by the full release:
ALL IS LOST (d. J.C. Chandor, U.S., 2013)
BEFORE THE WINTER CHILL (d. Philippe Claudel, France, 2013)
BETHLEHEM (d. Yuval Adler, Israel, 2013)
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (d. Abdellatif Kechiche, France, 2013)
BURNING BUSH (d. Agnieszka Holland, Czech Republic, 2013)
DEATH ROW: BLAINE MILAM + ROBERT FRATTA (d. Werner Herzog, U.S., 2013)
FIFI HOWLS FROM HAPPINESS (d. Mitra Farahani, U.S., 2013)
THE GALAPAGOS AFFAIR: SATAN CAME TO EDEN (d. Dan Geller, Dayna Goldfine, U.S., 2013)
GLORIA (d. Sebastián Lelio, Chile, 2013)
GRAVITY (d. Alfonso Cuarón, U.S./U.K., 2013)
IDA (d. Pawel Pawlikowski, Poland, 2013)
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (d. Joel and Ethan Coen, U.S., 2013)
THE INVISIBLE WOMAN (d. Ralph Fiennes, U.K., 2013)
LABOR DAY (d. Jason Reitman, U.S., 2013)
THE LUNCHBOX (d. Ritesh Batra, India, 2013)
LA MAISON DE LA RADIO (d. Nicolas Philibert, France, 2013)
MANUSCRIPTS DON’T BURN (d. Mohammad Rasoulof, Iran, 2013)
THE MISSING PICTURE (d. Rithy Panh, Cambodia/France, 2013)
NEBRASKA (d. Alexander Payne, U.S., 2013)
PALO ALTO (d. Gia Coppola, U.S., 2013)
THE PAST (d. Asghar Farhadi, France/Italy, 2013)
SLOW FOOD STORY (d. Stefano Sardo, Italy, 2013)
STARRED UP (d. David Mackenzie, U.K., 2013)
TIM’S VERMEER (d. Teller, U.S., 2013)
TRACKS (d. John Curran, Australia, 2013)
UNDER THE SKIN (d. Jonathan Glazer, U.K., 2013)
THE UNKNOWN KNOWN (d. Errol Morris, U.S., 2013)