Tilda Swinton is backstage at the Kodak discussing her win with press. She looks kinda happy and, honestly, kind of tired, which she admits to. Her dress is interesting to say the least, sort of a velvety hefty bag.
When she won the Oscar® for Best Supporting Actress here at the Kodak a few minutes ago, her look was one of total shock. Asked about this moment, this was her response: "I had a reverse Zoolander moment where i though i heard someone else's name and then sloooowly heard my own. I'm still recovering from that moment..."
During her acceptance speech, she mentioned that she was giving her Oscar® away to her agent. Surely she was kidding, right? “I’ve given it to my agent,” Swinton clarifies. “Not only does he deserve it, but he really does look like this,” Tilda says with a straight face holding up her newly minted gold naked man.
So who did she think was going to win if it wasn’t going to be her? “I kind of thought Ruby Dee would win, but frankly, anyone but myself.” Posted 02.24.08 by reelz
Multiple Oscar-nominated legal drama Michael Clayton, starring George Clooney and Tilda Swinton, leads this week's impressive crop of new releases. Also arriving on DVD are Noah Baumbach's dysfunctional dramedy Margot at the Wedding, Ang Lee's saucy Lust, Caution, Tommy Lee Jones and Charlize Theron's somber Iraq drama In the Valley of Elah and Reese Witherspoon's political drama Rendition.
Our pick for the week is American Gangster, which inexplicably managed to score only two Academy Award nominations, for Best Art Direction and Best Supporting Actress (Ruby Dee). Go figure. Posted 02.19.08 by reelz
Tyler Perry's endless hot streak continued this weekend as his latest, Why Did I Get Married?, took the top spot at the box office with $21.5 million. The Game Plan beat out the opening of star-studded We Own the Night and the expansion of Michael Clayton with $11.5 million. The massively successful Game Plan has taken in a $59.4 million toll to date.
Michael Clayton, which is already receiving strong awards buzz for star George Clooney, expanded its release this weekend to the tune of $11.01 million for third place and We Own the Night came in fourth with $11 million.
This weekend's other highly buzzed about open, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, came in sixth with $6.1 million in box office receipts. Posted 10.14.07 by reelz
The Toronto Film Festival (TIFF), which takes place in September, is heralded as the beginning of the annual Oscar race. That is to say, studios often save up the films they think will be contenders to release in the fall (they don't trust the Academy's memory to reach back more than a few months come nomination time), and often debut said films at the TIFF.
So what are some of the films on the TIFF lineup that are being buzzed about?
Rendition, a Middle East political thriller starring Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Meryl Streep, Alan Arkin and Peter Sarsgaard, and Elizabeth: The Golden Age, a costume drama about Queen Elizabeth I with Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush (reprising their roles from Elizabeth) lead the pack.
Other potential TIFF Oscar candidates: Tony Gilroy's directorial debut Michael Clayton, a law firm drama starring George Clooney; Peter Greenaway's historical drama about Rembrandt, Nightwatching; the Indian drama Before the Rains; the Jodie Foster revenge drama The Brave One; a Joaquin Phoenix-Jennifer Connelly drama about coping with the death of a child entitled Reservation Road; the biography about paralyzed Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Beauby, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly; and Alan Ball's (American Beauty) drama about the struggles of an Arab-American girl, Nothing is Private.
Source: Variety.com. Posted 07.12.07 by reelz