OSCARS: ‘Nebraska’ Hitting Uncharted Territory For Actors In Age-Phobic Hollywood With New Campaign Spot (Video)

By | Thursday January 2, 2014 @ 1:15pm PST
Pete Hammond

EXCLUSIVE: With today’s Best Picture Producers Guild nomination, 5 Golden Globe nominations, 6 CriticsNebraska poster Choice Movie Award nods and two more from SAG, some Independent Spirit awards love plus a coveted spot on the AFI Top Ten Movies Of The Year list, Paramount’s ‘little-movie-that-could’ … Read More »

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OSCARS Q&A: June Squibb On The Road To ‘Nebraska’

By | Thursday November 28, 2013 @ 9:37am PST

Anna Lisa Raya is Deputy Editor of AwardsLine.

Veteran stage, film and TV actor June Squibb shines as the tart-tongued matriarch Kate Grant in Alexander Payne’s Nebraska. At turns brash and tender—juggling frustrations with her delusional husband, Woody (played by Bruce Dern), even as she protects him from his money-grubbing family—Squibb’s portrayal garnered early praise when the film debuted at Cannes last May and has been building momentum since.

June SquibbAwardsLine: You’ve collaborated with Alexander Payne before in About Schmidt but in a much smaller role. How did you get involved with Nebraska?
June Squibb: I don’t know when (Alexander) thought of me, but at some point he did. (His office) called and asked if I would tape some things for them if they sent a script. And I just felt, when I read the script, that I knew this woman. I felt really close to her. And so Alexander called me right after he got the tape and let me know that as far as he was concerned I was the frontrunner for it. We started shooting last October, and I was in New York the spring before, so that’s when he came to me. Read More »

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