Day: December 13, 2007

Golden Globes Nominations!

The Golden Globe nominations were announced just today and our Marion has indeed been nominated. Marion, along with Amy Adams, Ellen Page, Helena Bonham Carter, and Nikki Blonksky received a nomination for the category “Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Muscial”. I’m almost positive that Marion will walk away with this award, as no other actress delivered the same powerful, emotional and all around amazing performance as Marion. No word yet on when the Golden Globes will air, or whether or not Marion will be attending.

Edit: Thanks to Elizabeth for this bit of information. The 65th Annual Golden Globes will air January 13th, 2008 on NBC at 8pm.

Awards #4: Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Variety (and others) are just reporting about a new award the Santa Barbara Film Festival will be giving out:

The Santa Barbara Film Festival will honor Casey Affleck (“Gone Baby Gone,” “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”), Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en rose”), James McAvoy (“Atonement”), Ellen Page (“Juno”) and Amy Ryan (“Gone Baby Gone”) with its inaugural Virtuosos Award.

Nod was established this year to recognize the performances of a select group of young actors. They will be honored during a tribute ceremony Jan. 30 at Santa Barbara’s Lobero Theater.”

There will always be one or two performances that stand out, but this year in particular there were several performances by actors that truly set them apart from the pack,” said fest exec Roger Durling.

The Santa Barbara Film Festival runs Jan. 24-Feb. 3.

The award was created to recognize a group of young actors who have distinguished themselves through performances in film this past year. Congratulations Marion Cotillard!

Awards #3: Nominations

After the New York Online critics, New York Film Critics Circle as well as the San Francisco Film Critics Circle all named Julie Christie Best Actress Marion Cotillard’s name shows up in the list of nominees by 2 other Critics Associations:

Chicago Film Critics Association (source):
Best Actress – Nominations
Julie Christie – “Away From Her”
Marion Cotillard – “La Vie En Rose”
Angelina Jolie – “A Mighty Heart”
Laura Linney – “The Savages”
Ellen Page – “Juno”

Winners of the 2007 Chicago Film Critics Awards will be announced Friday by entertainment reporter and critic Dean Richards during the morning newscast on WGN-TV Channel 9.

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (source)
Best Actress – Nominations
Amy Adams – “Enchanted”
Cate Blanchett – “Elizabeth: The Golden Age”
Julie Christie – “Away From Her”
Marion Cotillard – “La Vie en Rose”
Angelina Jolie – “A Mighty Heart”
Ellen Page – “Juno”

The 13th annual awards will be presented during a live VH1 broadcast Jan. 7, with D.L. Hughley as host. The Broadcast Film Critics Association is the largest film critics’ organization, comprising more than 200 North American members representing TV, radio and online critics.

Both Critics Associations also nominated La Vie en Rose itself for Best Foreign Language Film.

Marion Cotillard’s Golden Moment

from E! Online / by Marc Malkin

“Champagne.”

That’s how Marion Cotillard plans to celebrate her Golden Globe nomination. “I am really enjoying every minute and second of it!”

Cotillard is on the phone with me from Paris, where she says she didn’t find out she was nominated for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy (for her remarkable turn as the late Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose) until two hours after it was announced.

“It was not the morning here for me,” Cotillard says of the official announcement that took place at about 5:30 a.m. PST. “The announcement was like 2 p.m. here, so I was in the middle of something at my friend’s house. I listened to my voicemail, and my agent had left me a message like an hour before!”

The news is even sweeter for the 32-year-old first-time nominee, because she is “a French actress, and this is a French movie.”

No doubt Cotillard will be wearing a dress from one of her favorites—Jean-Paul Gaultier and Chanel are at the top of her list—on the red carpet. “I don’t know yet, because I didn’t want to think about this before today,” she says. “I’m sure by tomorrow we’ll be working on this.”

Cotillard’s competition includes Amy Adams (Enchanted), Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray), Helena Bonham Carter (Sweeney Todd) and Ellen Page (Juno).

So, what does she think Piaf would make of all this?

“She would laugh,” Cotillard says. “She was laughing all the time.”