I added a total of 94 regular quality pictures to almost all of 2009’s event albums.
Also I would like to remind everyone that tomorrow the 34th César Ceremony is taking place in Paris. As last year’s winner of the Best Actress césar it is very likely that Marion will be attending and/or presenting. Canal+ is airing the show as of 8.50pm MET. And apparently as of 9pm MET we will all be able to watch it live on CanalPlus.Fr..
I am not sure whether I will be able to record anything as my computer is acting weird lately whenever I’m dealing with media files. Could anyone watch out for Marion on the red carpet and during the ceremony and provide clips for this site? Thank you very much.
[edit Feb 27:] I couldn’t get that direct link to play but from what I’ve been able to gather on the live blog Marion Cotillard was absent from tonight’s Césars Ceremony despite having reportedly returned to France earlier this week (thanks Gemma for the link). I’m sure she’s taking a well deserved break before filming for her first leading role since La Vie en Rose starts in little over a week from now: Aviator Chubbie Miller searching for her fiancé in the much awaited Sahara-set adventure-romantic drama “Le Dernier vol de Lancaster” by Karim Dridi opposite Guillaume Canet. Filming starts March 9 and will mostly take place in the Moroccan desert.
Cinematic Happenings Under Development has a report on how the producers of ‘Nine‘ are hopeful the film will be part of next year’s awards season. To increase the film’s chances they set a new release date for Rob Marshall’s musical: November 25, 2009.
Michael Tolkin wrote the original script draft but, in final Oscar-bait form, it was rewritten by the late Anthony Minghella shortly before his death.
Now the film has moved up to November 25 from December 11; that’s a big Thanksgiving weekend thumbs-up from The Weinstein Company. And why not? The last time Marshall unleashed a musical (Chicago) it took home many dollars and awards for Harvey & Co.
After browsing a ton of blogs and websites talking about Oscar fashion I can say that the majority of people loved Marion Cotillard’s dress. It has to be said however, that she also appeared on a number of worst dressed lists. Either people seem to love or hate her dress.
Fact is however that style authority Vogue named Marion one of the “Vogue’s Ten Best Dressed” in their Special Edition for the Oscars. She appears on number 5. The full list: Nicole Kidman, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel, Tina Fey, Marion Cotillard, Natalie Portman, Rachel Weisz, Penelope Cruz, Freido Pinto and Angelina Jolie.
Just found a few nice additional pictures – backstage with Halle Berry and Kate Winslet, on the Red Carpet with Sophia Loren, at the Governor’s Ball with Danny Boyle and at the Vanity Fair Party with Guillaume Canet:
006 81st Academy Awards
001 81st Academy Awards – Governor’s Ball
001 81st Academy Awards – Vanity Fair Oscar Party
I finished sorting through all the pictures of Marion at the Oscar ceremony on Sunday, and added a total of 210 (mostly HQ) pictures, including arrivals, ceremony, pressroom & after parties. I hope there are no photo duplicates. Many thanks to my friend Mariana for her help with the pictures. Marion was pictured with Penelope Cruz, Sophia Loren, Guillaume Canet and Kate Winslet. Enjoy!
Marion changed for the Vanity Fair After Party into a (probably) more comfortable dress which didn’t feature black tulle but kept the lovely blue theme. And she let her hair down.
165 81st Academy Awards
004 81st Academy Awards – Governor’s Ball
041 81st Academy Awards – Vanity Fair Oscar Party