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Sunday November 16th, 2014

AFI Fest: Kristen Stewart, Jake Gyllenhaal and 6 Other Oscar Hopefuls on Making Indies


By Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

It’s not often that one gets to spend 75 minutes talking about the good, bad and ugly sides of indie filmmaking with eight distinguished filmmakers, but that’s precisely what I had the pleasure of doing last Sunday when I moderated the AFI Fest’s Indie Contenders Roundtable, which was presented by The Hollywood Reporter.

Each of the eight panelists were associated with top-notch 2014 indies: writer-director J.C. Chandor (AFI Fest opener A Most Violent Year); writer-director Damien Chazelle (Sundance grand jury and audience award winner Whiplash); Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard (Belgian Oscar submission Two Days, One Night, as well as 2013 Cannes selection The Immigrant); Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal (Toronto selections Nightcrawler and, from 2013, Enemy); actor Bill Hader (a best actor Gotham Award nominee for Sundance selection The Skeleton Twins); actress Michelle Monaghan (Fort Bliss); actress Kristen Stewart (Toronto selection Still Alice, as well as Sundance selection Camp X-Ray and Cannes selection The Clouds of Sils Maria); and Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer, as well as 2013 Cannes selection Only Lovers Left Alive and Berlin selectionThe Grand Budapest Hotel).

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Thursday October 23rd, 2014

AFI Fest: 8 Oscar Hopefuls Will Appear on THR Indie Contenders Roundtable (Exclusive)


By Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

An eclectic group of eight distinguished filmmakers who did celebrated work on independent films in 2014 will appear on the AFI Fest’s inaugural Indie Contenders Roundtable, presented by The Hollywood Reporter and moderated by yours truly, on Nov. 9 in Hollywood.

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Saturday October 4th, 2014

Sony Pictures Classics Plans Kristen Stewart Oscar Push for ‘Still Alice’ (Exclusive)


By Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

Julianne Moore, this year’s clear best actress Oscar frontrunner for her work in Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s Still Alice — a drama in which she plays a middle-aged academic diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease — won’t be the only person associated with that film to get a major Oscar push this year, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

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Thursday December 6th, 2012

The 10 Most Likely First-Time Oscar Nominees For Acting

By Joey Magidson
Film Contributor

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I often wonder what it must be like to be an actor or an actress caught up in the Oscar race for the very first time. The blur of events and people is dizzying just for someone covering them, so to be at the center of it all is an incredible thought to process.

Each year, a whole mess of contenders get introduced to the hustle for the first time. A few of them even manage to score nominations for their work, though many have to learn the agony of defeat before the thrill of victory. Those in the latter column sometimes wind up coming back to the race with a whole new perspective down the line and better chances at the nod.

This year, there’s a large number of previously honored men and women looking for further acting accolades, but there are no shortage of thespians who’d be receiving a nomination for the very first time. Many won’t even come close, but there’s a group of ladies and gentlemen who are going to be campaigning hard for the right to be called an Academy Award nominee.

In addition to the 10 I’ve listed, there are other first-timers who may or may not get some recognition during the season. Samantha Barks of Les Miserables is far from out of the conversation for Best Supporting Actress, while longer shots like Bryan Cranston of Argo and Jason Clarke of Zero Dark Thirty hope to stay in the conversation for Best Supporting Actor. Their odds may not be amazingly favorable, but it’d be remiss to leave them out completely from this discussion.

Even less likely, but still on the fringes, indie darlings like Melanie Lynskey of Hello I Must Be Going and Mary Elizabeth Winstead of Smashed hope to remain above water in the Best Actress race. They’re far from the top 10, though, which I’ll get into now.

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Monday September 10th, 2012

Toronto 2012: A Candid Conversation with Kristen Stewart and Garrett Hedlund (Video)

By Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

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TORONTO — Less than 48 hours ago, I spent an extensive amount of time with two of Hollywood’s brightest young stars, Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart. The duo star as the free spirits Dean and LuAnn in Walter Salles‘ big screen adaptation of Jack Kerouac‘s classic Beat Generation novel On the Road, and had come to town to attend its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday night. On Friday and Saturday, they granted a small handful of joint-interviews at the downtown InterContinental Hotel.

Despite the fact that the personal life of one of these actors has recently been the subject of considerable media coverage, I was never asked and would not have agreed to consent to any preconditions for this interview. Instead, I simply pursued the topics that I felt were the most important and interesting — and came away feeling that this approach had been rewarded with answers of unusual detail and candor.

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Sunday August 12th, 2012

TV REWIND: ‘Arrested’ Developments, ‘Idol’ Rumors, RPatz on ‘Daily Show,’ More!

Every Friday, Rachel Bennett recaps the week’s major TV-related news, announcements, and gossip!

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•To alleviate concerns that the Arrested Development movie and fourth season (to air on Netflix) were myths, Jason Bateman tweeted a picture from the set.

•Comedy Central’s The Daily Show has booked Robert Pattinson for his first interview since it was revealed that his Twilight co-star and girlfriend Kristen Stewart had an affair. Will Jon Stewart go there?

•Comedian and NBC late-night host Jimmy Fallon has passed on hosting the 2013 Oscars, which will air on ABC. (NBC’s Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michael has also passed on producing the show.)

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Tuesday June 5th, 2012

MTV Movie Awards: Red Carpet Photo Gallery

By Molly Sullivan

The MTV Movie Awards aired last night, and while many were talking about the big winners for the night, others were talking about the winners and losers on the red carpet.

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Tuesday June 5th, 2012

‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ Defies Female Stereotypes

By Scott Mendelson

“Why is this okay?” It was a random thought that I had while watching the final twenty minutes of Snow White and the Huntsman.

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Monday April 2nd, 2012

Stars Galore at Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards

By Josh Abraham

Katy Perry, Tim Tebow, Taylor Lautner, Big Time Rush, Selena Gomez, Kristen Stewart, Victorious, LMFAO, SpongeBob SquarePants, Justin Bieber, and Puss in Boots were among the big winners of the coveted Orange Blimps at Nickelodeon’s 25th annual Kids’ Choice Awards.

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Friday March 30th, 2012

‘Twilight,’ ‘Hunger Games’ Stars Headed to Kids’ Choice Awards

By Molly Sullivan

The Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday night will be filled with some of the biggest stars in the world, including many members of the Twilight and Hunger Games casts.

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