reading Oscar season at the Palm Springs film festival
We could, and we did, because if ever there was a memorandum that the big ball had indeed dropped, it was the fact that we were here, in a mythic desert town, traversing the Oscar campaign trail on day two of the newborn calendar. Destination: the gala for the 27th Palm Springs International Film Festival. The gang: everyone from Cate to Kate.
Underneath the veil of monolithic mountains, ingenues like Brie Larson and kids at heart like Michael Keaton all showed up this past weekend for what’s become a harbinger of the 1:1 replica handbags big awards shows to come over the next few weeks. This is partly because of the Old Hollywood halo that still prevails here back during the studio system, contracts stipulated that actors couldn’t be more than 100 miles from Hollywood during filming Designer Louis Vuitton Replica Handbags , one of the reasons Palm Springs drew Frank and Ava and Marilyn and Joe and replica louis vuitton partly because the timing of this night Oscar ballots are due next week the gala constitutes the last best chance for actors do the hustle, make cheap louis vuitton bags from china their pitches, sharpen their replica louis vuitton thank yous and tweak their speeches.
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It’s Ridley’s turn
No Oscar aaa replica designer handbags narrative like political campaigns, they thrive on the so called “narrative” is more powerful than “It’s Time.” It worked for Martin Scorsese and the year of The Departed. And that’s the same drum that Matt Damon was beating for the director of his bona fide blockbuster The Martian. “What he’s given to cinema, it’s not an accident,” Damon, recipient of the Chairman’s Award, started to say about Ridley Scott, from the stage. “He’s just a master director. There are a handful of them on planet Earth.” Rather than stump for himself in what is admittedly a crowded actor category Leonardo DiCaprio was not in the room, but he looms large in that particular Oscar race Mr. Good Will Hunting devoted the bulk of his speech to expressing shock that the director of Blade Runner and Alien is Oscar less. “I thought he already had an Academy Award because he directed a best picture. Gladiator won best picture, but he wasn’t a producer on Gladiator. I hope that high quality replica handbags china this is his year.”
Fassbender is in the game
Although everyone’s favourite Irish German hunk has been allergic to stumping for gold in the past Michael Fassbender famously skipped the Oscar nominees luncheon even when he was nominated for 12 Years a Slave, and told GQ re: campaigning, “I’m an actor, not a politician” he now seems more partial. Making the rounds, and looking good the man knows how to fill out a tuxedo he was here to receive an award, during which he took a poke at the under performance, money wise, of his biopic Steve Jobs, all the while sending a message to Academy members: Don’t hold it against us. “It’s unfortunate about the box office figures, but thank God for Jurassic World [also made by Universal],” Fassbender quipped. Notably, the actor did not walk the red carpet with his girlfriend, Alicia Vikander, who was also in Palm Springs to get her own award, which might just be the way these two are playing things this Oscar season.
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Speaking of Vikander: The Danish Girl star, Brie Larson and Saoirse Ronan walk into a room. Is there a punchline? This trio will be much seen over the next few weeks, even though none are exactly household names (many at the gala didn’t know who they were). But all are in the swim for their breakthroughs Vikander for both The Danish Girl and Ex Machina, Brie Larson for Room, and Saoirse Ronan for Brooklyn. All three were here receiving awards, and if nothing else it was a chance to hone up on the pronunciation for the latter’s name it’s Saoirse like “Ser sha.” It was also a chance for Vikander, the recently announced face of Louis Vuitton, to cement her place as fashion’s new darling. In Palm Springs, though, she did not wear LV possibly saving those gowns for the bigger televised award shows.
Flattery will get you most places
Bryan Cranston may have been speaking directly to Academy members when he accepted his Palm Springs prize for Trumbo, playing up what is a timeless theme for Oscar movies about movies. The latter, who was working a Vidal Sassoon style asymmetrical haircut, asked the gala crowd, “Is Michael Eisner here?’ and, also, “How was the beef?”Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter.
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