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Friday December 23rd, 2016

Do the Golden Globes Tend to Highlight Young Talent Better Than the Oscars?

Hailee Steinfeld in 'The Edge of Seventeen' (Courtesy: STX Entertainment)

Hailee Steinfeld in ‘The Edge of Seventeen’ (Courtesy: STX Entertainment)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

The Oscars might be considered the tip-top of the awards season each and every year, but the Golden Globes are certainly fulfilling one thing this year: highlighting young acting talent. The recent nominations feature five actors and actresses who are less than 30 years of age in the lead and supporting categories across genres. So let’s get to know these contenders, shall we?

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Sunday December 18th, 2016

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Hailee Steinfeld (‘The Edge of Seventeen’)

Hailee Steinfeld (Courtesy: AP Images)

Hailee Steinfeld (Courtesy: AP Images)

By: Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

“I’m an adult now and I can take on these roles that I’ve been dreaming about playing,” says Hailee Steinfeld, who just received a best actress in a musical or comedy Golden Globe nomination for her work in the teen dramedy The Edge of Seventeen, as we sit down to record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast. The actress, who turned 20 on Dec. 11, made her big-screen debut at 13 in Ethan and Joel Coen‘s 2010 version of True Grit — becoming the ninth-youngest best supporting actress Oscar nominee ever at 14 — and, over the years since, has kept busy making not only movies, but also music, and accumulating a sizable fan base.

(Click below to listen to this episode or here to access all of our 100+ episodes via iTunes. Past guests include Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Eddie Murphy, Lady Gaga, Robert De Niro, Amy Schumer, Will Smith, Jennifer Lopez,Louis C.K., Kristen Stewart, Harvey Weinstein, Sally Field, Jerry Seinfeld, Jane Fonda, Tyler Perry, Kate Winslet,Michael Moore, Helen Mirren, J.J. Abrams, Taraji P. Henson, Warren Beatty, Kate Beckinsale, Michael Eisner, Brie Larson, RuPaul, Natalie Portman, Sting and Sheila Nevins.)

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Wednesday November 30th, 2016

Oscars 2017: Will Hailee Steinfeld Make History in the Best Actress Category?

Hailee Steinfeld in 'Edge of Seventeen' (Courtesy: STX Entertainment)

Hailee Steinfeld in ‘Edge of Seventeen’ (Courtesy: STX Entertainment)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

Just when you thought the best actress category seemed like a lock, Hailee Steinfeld has just entered the Oscar race with Edge of Seventeen. The young starlet has already broken barriers in the best supporting actress category but now it seems like she may have successfully made the jump to leading lady. Will Steinfeld make history in the best actress category this go ‘round?

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Thursday December 29th, 2011

Oscars: Why Can’t Kids Compete at the Academy Awards?

By Sean O’Connell

Why do kids have a hard time breaking through at the Oscars?

It’s an interesting question, and one that is dissected over at Gold Derby this morning, where they point out that multiple Oscar-worthy performances from underage talents could be overlooked this season if the Academy’s tendencies disrupt the momentum of select campaigns.

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Thursday August 11th, 2011


Make no mistake about it: Viola Davis is the best thing about “The Help” (Disney, 8/12, PG-13, trailer), just as she’s the best thing about virtually every project that she’s a part of, and she probably deserves another Oscar nod for her efforts to go along with the one that she received three years ago (for her brief but unforgettable turn opposite Meryl Streep in “Doubt”) and her two Tonys (best performance by a featured actress in a play for “King Hedley II” in 2001 and best performance by a leading actress in a play for “Fences” in 2010).

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Wednesday June 15th, 2011


At a time when Hollywood headlines are dominated by the likes of Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, and Lindsay Lohan, it’s easy to despair about the future of show business. But then one watches Hailee Steinfeld, a 14-year-old who had never before acted in a feature film, totally stealing “True Grit” from her A-list co-stars en route to an Oscar nod… and Saoirse Ronan, a 16-year-old from Ireland, making a killer-on-the-loose far more frightening than any muscled thug ever could have in “Hanna”… and Elle Fanning, a remarkably poised 13-year-old, outshining even the most impressive visual effects in “Super 8,” this summer’s most acclaimed film, with her undeniable talent and screen presence… and one realizes that there is actually plenty of reason for hope.

This afternoon, I had the opportunity to spend a half-hour with yet another of Hollywood’s exciting up-and-comers — in this case, one of my personal favorites, and one of the youngest of the lot at just 11 (“and-a-half,” as she notes): Kiernan Shipka, who plays Sally Draper, the troubled daughter of Don and Betty, on Matt Weiner’s 1960s-set drama “Mad Men” (2007-, AMC). As you can see in the above video, she is as freakishly impressive off-screen as she is on, which is saying a lot!

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Sunday February 20th, 2011


There are a significant number of pundits who are betting that Hailee Steinfeld, the 14-year-old star of “True Grit,” will win the best supporting actress Oscar over Melissa Leo, the veteran thespian who won top honors this year from the BFCA, HFPA, and SAG for her performance in “The Fighter.” As great as Steinfeld is in her film — and she is great — the following stat may make them reconsider their pick…

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Thursday February 17th, 2011


  • Los Angeles Times: Michael Palin, an actor who is best known for his BAFTA Award winning performance as a stutterering buffoon in “A Fish Called Wanda” (1988), pens an op-ed in the New York Times in which he shares the story of his father’s real battle with a stutter, his own work to help those who suffer from the affliction, and his feelings about the importance of “The King’s Speech.”
  • Editors Guild Magazine: Michael Goldman profiles Pamela Martin, the Oscar-nominated editor of “The Fighter,” who previously worked with director David O. Russell on his directorial debut “Spanking the Monkey” (1994) and subsequently received an ACE Eddie nod — if not an Oscar nod — for her work on “Little Miss Sunshine” (2006). I find it noteworthy that two of the best movies set in the male-dominated world of boxing, “Raging Bull” (1980) and “The Fighter,” were both edited by women!
  • The Odds: Steve Pond shares a slideshow of recent street-art that has gone up in and around Hollywood and is believed to be the work of Banksy, the famously-anonymous street artist who is now an Oscar nominee for his documentary (feature) “Exit Through the Gift Shop.” Is this, as Pond and others have suggested, part of an unconventional “Oscar campaign”?
  • MSNBC: Mickey Rooney, the 90-year-old Hollywood legend who I had the privilege of interviewing back in July, has been granted a restraining order against his 52-year-old step-son, whom he is accusing of abuse and intimidation.
  • Vanity Fair: Matt Tyrnauer, the director of the grossly-underappreciated doc “Valentino: The Last Emperor” (2009) and a great writer, has penned one of the finest long-form articles that I have ever read about Hollywood — or anything else — in this month’s magnificent “Hollywood Issue.” Do yourself a favor and read this remarkable true story of Janet de Cordova, a Beverly Hills socialite, and Gracie Covarrubias, her loyal friend.

Photo: Helena Bonham Carter and Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech.” Credit: The Weinstein Company.

Tuesday February 15th, 2011


My conversations with industry insiders and Academy members lead me to believe that Melissa Leo (“The Fighter”) remains the favorite to win the best supporting actress Academy Award, despite — or perhaps even because of — the recent brouhaha over her “Consider” advertisements. In terms of statistical analysis, though, one can find cause for both confidence and concern about her Oscar prospects…

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Saturday February 5th, 2011


Last night, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival presented its Virtuoso Award to five very different actors who enjoyed breakthroughs, of one sort or another, in 2010: Andrew Garfield (“The Social Network”), a Golden Globe nominee for best supporting actor, who will soon be seen in the “Spider-Man” reboot (and who was unable to attend the ceremony due to a last-minute filming conflict); John Hawkes (“Winter’s Bone”), a best supporting actor SAG and Oscar nominee, who is finally being recognized for decades of strong work that has heretofore flown under most people’s radars; Lesley Manville (“Another Year”), the National Board of Review’s best actress winner, who is writer-director Mike Leigh’s most frequent collaborator; Hailee Steinfeld (“True Grit”), a best supporting actress SAG and Oscar nominee, who is only 14 years old; Jacki Weaver (“Animal Kingdom”), a best supporting actress Golden Globe and Oscar nominee, who is a 63-year-old giant of Australian stage and screen.

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