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Tuesday January 5th, 2016

Oscars: Kristen Stewart, Michael Keaton Join Frenzied Last-Minute Campaigning in New York

THR's awards analyst is on the scene in Gotham for the New York Film Critics Circle Awards and the National Board of Review Awards, as well as a barrage of campaign stops scheduled around them.

By Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

The center of the Oscar season universe this week is freezing Gotham, where many contenders traveled in advance of Monday night’s New York Film Critics Circle Awards ceremony and Tuesday night’s National Board of Review Awards, as well as a host of events set up around them in the hopes of currying favor with Academy members.

The 81st NYFCC ceremony, which took place at the Tao Downtown restaurant and was emceed by the group’s president, Marshall Fine, attracted the attendance of most of its honorees — including best director winner Todd Haynes (Carol), best actor winner Michael Keaton (Spotlight), best actress winner and my tablemate Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn) and best supporting actress winner Kristen Stewart (Clouds of Sils Maria) — as well as a coterie of notable presenters.

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Tuesday January 5th, 2016

Possible First-Time Nominees at This Year’s Oscars

By Patrick Shanley
Managing Editor

This year’s Oscar race may offer a new experience to many first time nominees throughout the Academy’s categories.

Though many familiar faces are a part of this year’s final push toward the big night (notably: last year’s best director, Alejandro G. Inarritu for his western revenge epic, The Revenant, and best actor, Eddie Redmayne for his performance as transgender artist Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl) the roster of never-been-nominees is shaping up to be quite substantial.

Redmayne’s costar, Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, looks like a strong contender for her performance as artist Gerda Wegener in The Danish Girl. The 27-year-old has never been nominated by the Academy but recently received a nomination from the Golden Globes for her work in the film.

Vikander has some stiff competition in the category, however, and not just from past winners such as Helen Mirren (Trumbo) and Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs). Kristen Stewart, who plays an assistant to an aging movie star in Clouds of Sils Maria, won the best supporting actress award from the New York Film Critics Circle and from the Boston Society of Film Critics and Boston Online Film Critics. Jennifer Jason Leigh, who plays a dangerous captive criminal in Quentin Tarantino’s western, The Hateful Eight, earned the second Golden Globe nomination of her career. Neither Stewart or Jason Leigh have ever been nominated for an Oscar.

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Monday January 4th, 2016

New York Times Top Critics Reach Consensus on Several Oscar Hopefuls

By Patrick Shanley
Managing Editor

Each year, the New York Times chief film critics (Manohla Dargis, A.O. Scott, and Stephen Holden) release their picks for who should be nominated by the Academy.

While many of this year’s current front runners made the list, as they often do, it is a bit of a rarity for the sensibilities of all three critics to converge on the same candidate.

Just that, however, has happened this year in a number of categories, as a consensus was reached on six awards, which may be a good indication of what the Oscar future may hold.

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Monday December 28th, 2015

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Kristen Stewart (‘Clouds of Sils Maria’)

The 25-year-old, who became the first American actress ever to win a Cesar Award and won several critics groups' awards for her portrayal of a movie star's assistant, reflects on celeb obsession — on screen and off — and offers advice to Daisy Ridley.

By Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

“As somebody who’s dealt with the more absurd, really surreal, oftentimes insanely superficial, empty circus of what the media can be — and perception versus reality — I thought it was really funny and appropriate for me to play that part,” says the actress Kristen Stewart of the one for which she currently is receiving accolades left and right — Val, an assistant to a movie star in the celeb-obsessed world of Olivier Assayas’ dark comedy Clouds of Sils Maria — as we sit down to record an episode of the ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast. “There was just nobody who could say those things with more knowing, and people know that,” she continues with a laugh. “I wanted those words in my mouth.”

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Tuesday December 8th, 2015

Kristen Stewart Emerges as a Real Oscar Threat

By Patrick Shanley
Managing Editor

Earlier this year, Kristen Stewart became the first American actress to earn a César Award (France’s Oscar), in the best supporting actress category, for her performance as a movie star’s assistant in Clouds of Sils Maria. Earlier this month, Stewart also received the best supporting actress award from the New York Film Critics Circle and from the Boston Society of Film Critics and the Boston Online Film Critics. If that weren’t enough praise for her performance, Stewart was also the runner-up for the best supporting actress award from the Los Angeles Film Critics (losing out to Alicia Vikander in Ex Machina).

Prior to this recent slew of awards, Stewart’s performance had all but fallen off the Oscar radar, as Clouds of Sils Maria was initially released far too early in the season to be considered a legitimate threat (it was released in May of 2014). However, with Stewart earning best supporting actress awards from two of the three major market film critics’ associations, she has firmly reasserted herself in the Oscar conversation.

The New York Film Critics Circle Awards only date back five years, and in that time only a handful of actresses have been able to accomplish the feat Stewart has. Those who have, though, have seen some major Oscar success.

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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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