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Friday February 24th, 2017

Oscars 2017: Isabelle Huppert Could Become the Third-Oldest Best Actress Winner Ever

Isabelle Huppert in 'Elle' (Courtesy: SBS Productions)

Isabelle Huppert in ‘Elle’ (Courtesy: SBS Productions)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

With the 89th Academy Awards right around the corner, it seems that the best actress category contains one of the tightest races with Emma Stone going head to head against Isabelle Huppert. While the La La Land ingénue is considered the favorite to take home the trophy, it’s the esteemed legend from Elle who would be the one making history. At 63 years of age — just shy of her 64th birthday — the French thespian would become the category’s third-oldest winner at the Oscars.

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Tuesday February 21st, 2017

Oscars: Listen to ‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast Episodes With 22 Nominees

(Courtesy: Photofest)

(Courtesy: Photofest)

By: Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

One of the great joys of my job at The Hollywood Reporter is getting to host our “Awards Chatter” podcast, for which I conduct in-depth interviews with awards hopefuls about their lives, careers and awards-contending work. Many of my recent guests are up for Oscars on Sunday night, while several others were integrally involved with films that received noms. Below is a listing of their names and links to those conversations, in case you would like to check them out. And you also can click here to subscribe — for free — to the podcast, providing you with access to all of our past episodes and alerts about future ones.

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Friday February 17th, 2017

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Isabelle Huppert (‘Elle’)

Isabelle Huppert (Courtesy: Getty Images)

Isabelle Huppert (Courtesy: Getty Images)

By: Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

“On the one hand they are extremely close to me, and on the other hand they have nothing to do with me,” the actress Isabelle Huppert says of the many characters that she’s played, as we sit down at the San Ysidro Ranch near Santa Barbara to record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast. The Frenchwoman — an Oscar nominee for the first time, at the age of 63, for her portrayal of a rape survivor in Paul Verhoeven‘s 2016 French-language drama Elle — continues, “I have nothing to do with this woman from Elle who runs a video game company — I don’t even know myself how to work my computer — so I’m completely far from the character. I’m not a philosophy teacher [as in Things to Come, her other 2016 film], I never killed my father or my mother [as in 1978’s Violette], so I have nothing to do with my characters. But yet, I’m completely my characters, emotionally.”

Often described as ‘the French Meryl Streep,’ Huppert has appeared in more films that were part of the Cannes Film Festival’s lineup than any other performer in history, and twice has won the fest’s best actress award. She has received 16 nominations for France’s Cesar Award, more than any other actress in its history, and won once. And this year, en route to the Oscars, she was awarded — for her performance in Elle and, in several cases, also her performance in Things to Come — the best actress Gotham, New York Film Critics Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics Association and Golden Globe awards and nominated for best actress Critics’ Choice, European Film and Cesar awards. That’s quite a year.

(Click below to listen to this episode or here to access all of our 125+ episodes via iTunes. Past guests include Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Eddie Murphy, Lady Gaga, Robert De Niro, Amy Schumer, Will Smith, Jennifer LopezLouis C.K., Kristen Stewart, Harvey Weinstein, Sally Field, Jerry Seinfeld, Jane Fonda, Lin-Manuel MirandaKate Winslet, Michael Moore, Helen Mirren, J.J. Abrams, Taraji P. Henson, Warren Beatty, Kate Beckinsale, Michael EisnerBrie Larson, Sting, Natalie Portman, RuPaul, Sheila Nevins, Justin Timberlake, Lily Collins, Ryan Reynolds, Jessica Chastain, Tracy Morgan, Alicia Vikander, James Corden, Lily Tomlin, Eddie Redmayne, Sarah Silverman, Michael Keaton, Charlotte Rampling, Tyler Perry, Isabelle Huppert, Vince Vaughn, Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel, Emma Stone and Denzel Washington.)

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Friday January 20th, 2017

How Often Is the Best Actress Category a Majority Of Women Age 50 Or Older?

'Florence Foster Jenkins' (Courtesy: Paramount Pictures)

‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ (Courtesy: Paramount Pictures)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

Not only is the best actress race extremely competitive this year, but it could also shape up to be one of the oldest collection of talents in Oscar history. Should the stars align correctly, this could be just the second time there have been three or more actresses in the category who were aged 50 or older. Let’s take a look at the one time before and see how it might be happening again.

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Thursday January 12th, 2017

Isabelle Huppert May Receive First-Ever Oscar Nomination — Other Greats Who Also Have Zero

Isabelle Huppert (Courtesy: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

Isabelle Huppert (Courtesy: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

The best actress Oscar race might seem like a showdown between La La Land’s Emma Stone and Jackie’s Natalie Portman, but Elle’s Isabelle Huppert is proving to be quite the upset. Should Huppert actually snag an Oscar nomination this year, shockingly it would be a first for the French thespian. If Huppert has flown under the Academy’s radar, who else out there is considered the best of the best and hasn’t had a chance to win Hollywood’s biggest award?

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Friday December 9th, 2016

Santa Barbara Film Fest: ‘Elle’ Star Isabelle Huppert Tapped for Montecito Award

Isabelle Huppert in 'Elle' (Courtesy: Guy Ferrandis/SBS Productions, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics)

Isabelle Huppert in ‘Elle’ (Courtesy: Guy Ferrandis/SBS Productions, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics)

By: Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

Isabelle Huppert, one of the leading lights of French cinema for the past 40-plus years and the star of France’s 2016 Oscar submission Elle, has been tapped to receive the Montecito Award at the 2017 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the fest’s organizers announced Friday.

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Thursday December 1st, 2016

Can Isabelle Huppert Overcome the Language Barrier to Score an Oscar Nomination For ‘Elle’?

Isabelle Huppert in 'Elle' (Courtesy: Guy Ferrandis/SBS Productions/Sony Pictures Classics)

Isabelle Huppert in ‘Elle’ (Courtesy: Guy Ferrandis/SBS Productions/Sony Pictures Classics)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

One potential surprise in the current best actress race would be the first-ever nomination and/or win of Isabelle Huppert. The leading lady has turned in yet another stellar performance — this time for Elle, France’s submission for best foreign language film this year — and there are is speculation that the Academy might finally give Huppert the recognition she so deserves.

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Thursday July 29th, 2010

INTERVIEW: JULIANNE MOORE, AT 50, ON A CAREER THAT’S QUITE ALL RIGHT

It’s hard to believe, but the actress Julianne Moore will be turning 50 in December — hard to believe since she’s as beautiful and busy as ever. Indeed, in just the last year the 4-time Academy Award nominee has appeared in Rebecca Miller‘s ensemble piece “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee,” Atom Egoyan‘s domestic drama “Chloe,” Tom Ford‘s sixties-set “A Single Man,” Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein‘s horror-thriller “Shelter,” and Lisa Cholodenko‘s “The Kids Are All Right” (Focus Features, 7/9, trailer), the last of which is currently in theaters and provoking plenty of chatter that it’s about time Moore finally won an Oscar. (The same is being said about Annette Bening, her co-star in the film. See my recent post about their awards prospects.)

Therefore, I thought that now would be an appropriate time to revisit an interview that I conducted with Moore last September in Toronto, during which we discussed the personal and professional journey that has led her to this point.

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