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“They’re both are amazing actors,” said Rebecca Dayan on why she came to see Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper at last night’s premiere of The Place Beyond the Pines. “And I guess they’re also really pleasant to look at.” Dayan wasn’t alone—fans were lined up around the block just to get a glimpse of the two actors at the Landmark Sunshine Theater last night. Directed by Derek Cianfrance, the new film is a dramatic study of father-son relationships, with Cooper as a cop hot on the trail of Gosling—a burned-out, ne’er-do-well Evel Knievel type who robs a bank so he can support his son. Gosling admitted that getting to play a bank-robbing antihero is something he’s wanted to do for a long time. Part of his character’s rebellious persona is a tattoo of a knife right below his eye. It was a last-minute addition, but it worked. “I’m glad Derek made me do that,” said Gosling. “The movie is about regret and I definitely had a sense of regret about the tattoo!” Don’t worry, ladies, it was a temporary.
It’s no secret that Cooper and Gosling are two of Hollywood’s hottest men of the moment. So was director Derek Cianfrance afraid their sex appeal would overshadow the serious nature of the film? No, he told Style.com, because what sets them apart from other hunks in the business is that they are actually great actors, and they aren’t afraid to take risks. “They’re brave enough to confront fear and play characters that aren’t heroes all the time,” the director said.
The frenetic buzz of awards season continues today with the Film Academy’s announcement of 2013′s Oscar nominees. Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln racked up an impressive twelve nods, best picture and best actor included. Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, and Naomi Watts are up for the Actress in a Leading Role award, as are 85-year-old Amour star Emmanuelle Riva (the oldest nominee in the category in history) and 9-year-old Beasts of the Southern Wild lead Quvenzhané Wallis (the category’s youngest nominee in history). Amy Adams, Anne Hathaway, Sally Field, Helen Hunt, and Jackie Weaver are in the running for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, while the leading actor list includes Bradley Cooper, Joaquin Phoenix, Denzel Washington, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Hugh Jackman. Lincoln, Les Misérables, Life of Pi, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Zero Dark Thirty, Silver Linings Playbook, Amour, Django Unchained, and Argo are all up for Best Picture.
Naturally, during the ceremony on Feburary 24, we’ll have our eye on the stars’ red carpet styles. But with so many period films released in 2012, the masterminds behind this year’s blockbuster costumes are deserving of recognition, too. Jacqueline Durran is nominated in the Achievement in Costume Design category for the 19th-century Russian finery she designed for Anna Karenina (left), while Paco Delgado was nominated for Les Misérables. Joanna Johnston is also on the list for Lincoln‘s Civil War-era garb, and Eiko Ishioka and Colleen Atwood were nominated for Mirror Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsman, respectively. For the full list of nominees, click here.
Awards season is officially upon us. The Golden Globes are set for Sunday, January 13 (check back for our coverage), and today the nominees for the BAFTAs were announced. Lincoln, Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, and Les Misérables racked up the most nods, and red-carpet favorites like Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Marion Cotillard, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, and Helen Mirren (who just received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame), as well as Javier Bardem, Ben Affleck, Hugh Jackman, and Daniel Day-Lewis, are all up for honors. We’ll have to wait until the ceremony, which will be held at London’s Royal Opera House on February 10, to see who wins and, of course, what everyone wears. Click Here for the full list of nominees, or take a peek below. Continue Reading “2013 BAFTA Nominees Announced” »
Just when you thought you were mastering this recession spending thing, Loeffler Randall launches an e-commerce site. Surely you’ve scrimped enough this summer to splurge on some new “louche boots”? [WWD]
Sorry, ladies. It looks like Bradley Cooper is forming an attachment to Renée Zellweger. It was touch and go for a while, what with the Cooper-Aniston union rumors, but this just might be the real deal. It’s not late to get to Barcelona yourself if you want to put a stop to this. [Page Six]