Day: February 2, 2010

Oscar Nomination for ‘Take It All’

Earlier today the nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards (Oscars) were announced. Though Marion Cotillard herself was not nominated the song she performs in ‘Nine‘ was among the 5 nominated songs in the category Music (Original Song). Though this is mainly honoring songwriter Maury Yeston I like to think that Marion’s performance helped it to get nominated and just shows that she herself would have been nominated had she been campaigned as Supporting Actress instead of Leading Actress by The Weinstein Company.

Music (Original Song)
• “Almost There” from “The Princess and the Frog” Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
• “Down in New Orleans” from “The Princess and the Frog” Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
• “Loin de Paname” from “Paris 36” Music by Reinhardt Wagner Lyric by Frank Thomas
• “Take It All” from “Nine” Music and Lyric by Maury Yeston
• “The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)” from “Crazy Heart” Music and Lyric by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett

Here’s Maury’s reaction to his nomination:

“I’m so grateful to Marion Cotillard for doing such a beautiful job with that song. It’s a very special honor to be singled out by the Academy and the world of film and my first foray into that world.”
• source: KFSM.com

Nine‘ was also nominated in the categories Actress in a Supporting Role (Penélope Cruz), Art Direction and Costume Design. Congratulations! See all Oscar Nominations here.

Marion Cotillard's 'Nine' Music Video: 'I Take It All'

from PopEater.com / by Amber James

PopEater is proud to premiere Marion Cotillard’s ‘I Take It All’ from the movie-musical ‘Nine.’ Giving fans a backstage look, the video follows Cotillard’s journey from rehearsals to her final spectacular on-screen performance. The Oscar-winning actress couldn’t contain her excitement about the video and gushed about finally fulfilling a childhood dream of being in a musical.

“When I was a kid, I wanted to do a musical but never thought that I’d actually do a musical, especially one with Daniel Day-Lewis, Rob Marshall and all the girls… Now I want to do more,” Cotillard tells PopEater.

Did you help edit the music video? “It was the first time I helped put a music video together. I love it. I love the song and am very happy. I love doing something that I’ve never done before… The video is a mix of me the recording in the studio, the scene of the movie and rehearsals.”

Was it nerve-wracking to go back and watch yourself during initial rehearsals? “A little. I am always nervous when I start a new movie, but I was very excited to meet all the fantastic actors. I was intimidated for sure – more nervous about what I had to do and not about who I was working with.”

With award season underway, what is more important: the nomination or the actual win?
“The most important thing is the movie. I want people to go see the movie and love it. With award season, the most important thing is the people you meet. I was so happy to meet Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, Lee Daniels and to have the opportunity to tell them that I love their work so much… It is a real joy to be nominated. The win is just the cherry on the cake. Winning is amazing and great, but it shouldn’t be the most important thing. I am just so fortunate about all the things that are happening to me. It makes me very happy. I want to live the present and enjoy it.”

What other projects do you have lined up? “I just finished ‘Inception.'”

How was it working with Leonardo DiCaprio on that film?
“He is a genius. He is the same type of actor like Daniel Day-Lewis — really intense. I am excited about the project. I did things I had never done before.”