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London Critics' Circle Awards Nomination

Marion Cotillard just got nominated for the Best Actress award by the London Critics’ Circle. She previously won that award in 2008 for ‘La Vie en Rose‘.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
Amour
Holy Motors
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
Rust and Bone
Tabu

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard – Rust and Bone
Helen Hunt – The Sessions
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva – Amour

The Sky 3D Award: TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Anna Karenina – Jacqueline Durran, costumes
Argo – William Goldenberg, film editing
Beasts of the Southern Wild – Ben Richardson, cinematography
Berberian Sound Studio – Joakim Sundstrom & Stevie Haywood, sound design
Holy Motors – Bernard Floch, makeup
Life of Pi – Claudio Miranda, cinematography
Life of Pi – Bill Westenhofer, visual effects
The Master – Jack Fisk & David Crank, production design
My Brother the Devil – David Raedeker, cinematography
Rust and Bone – Alexandre Desplat, music

The 33rd annual London Critics’ Circle Film Awards will be held Sunday January 20 at the May Fair Hotel in central London.

Golden Globe Nomination for Marion Cotillard!

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association just announced their nominations on a very early morning at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills in California, presented by Megan Fox, Ed Helmes and Jessica Alba. Marion Cotillard was nominated for Best Actress – Drama for her performance in ‘Rust and Bone‘ (De rouille et d’os). Congratulations! This is her third Golden Globe Best Actress nomination, though the first in the Drama category. She previously won in the comedy/musical category for ‘La Vie en Rose‘ and was nominated for ‘Nine‘.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama
Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Marion Cotillard, “Rust and Bone”
Helen Mirren, “Hitchcock”
Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”
Rachel Weisz, “The Deep Blue Sea.”

Best Foreign Language Film
“Amour”
“A Royal Affair”
“The Intouchables”
“Kon-Tiki”
“Rust and Bone”

The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards will be presented January 13 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and airing live on NBC.

SAG Nomination for Marion Cotillard & Reaction

Congratulations to Marion Cotillard for receiving a SAG nomination for her performance in ‘Rust and Bone‘! This is her second nomination in this category after ‘La Vie en Rose‘ and fourth overall (she was also nominated twice for best ensemble cast in ‘Nine‘ and ‘Midnight in Paris‘).

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
JESSICA CHASTAIN / Maya – “ZERO DARK THIRTY” (Columbia Pictures)
MARION COTILLARD / Stephanie – “RUST AND BONE” (Sony Pictures Classics)
JENNIFER LAWRENCE / Tiffany – “SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK” (The Weinstein Company)
HELEN MIRREN / Alma Reville – “HITCHCOCK” (Fox Searchlight)
NAOMI WATTS / Maria – “THE IMPOSSIBLE” (Summit Entertainment)

The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 27 at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT) from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.

EDIT: Marion released statements to give her reaction to the nomination:

“Thank you so much to the Screen Actors Guild, it’s an enormous honor as an actor to be recognized by your peers. I’m thrilled to share this nomination with the incredible Jacques Audiard and Matthias Schoenaerts and the entire “Rust and Bone” team, and especially Tom Bernard and Michael Barker at Sony Pictures Classics for bringing the film to US audiences.”
E! Online

“My publicist called me to tell me the news. I’m in Paris and was on my way to see a children’s play, Pinocchio, with my son! I’m super happy, and it’s really something I share with people who worked on that movie, especially our director Jacques Audiard and my amazing costar Mattias Schoenaerts. Recognition by SAG is really important for an actor; it’s really one of the greatest nominations an actor can receive. I’m very very happy. And the play was good too! Though I spent most of the time watching the little kids in the audience. They were so cute.”
The Hollywood Reporter

“It’s more than joy. It’s one of the most important nominations because of course as an actor being nominated by actors it’s something I really, really enjoy. I’m very happy. Of course getting a nomination for a movie and for my work is something I really enjoy because I do that job to give something to people and to share something with people. But the actors know what you go through when you make a movie. They know what you go through when you take a character to create someone. So, this is a very special connection we have with actors so it means a lot.”
HitFix.com

Marion Cotillard nabs Critics' Choice Movie Award Nomination

Marion Cotillard is nominated for one of the bigger pre-Oscar awards: The BFCA Best Actress Award (Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards):

BEST ACTRESS
Jessica Chastain (“Zero”)
Marion Cotillard (“Rust and Bone”)
Jennifer Lawrence (“Silver”)
Emmanuelle Riva (“Amour”)
Quvenzhane Wallis (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”)
Naomi Watts (“The Impossible”)

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Amour
The Intouchables
A Royal Affair
Rust and Bone

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Avengers
Cloud Atlas
The Dark Knight Rises
The Hobbit
Life of Pi

BEST ACTION MOVIE
The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises
Looper
Skyfall

Also congrats to Marion’s ‘The Dark Knight Rises‘ co-stars Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway for getting nominated as Best Actor/Actress in an Action Movie. The 18th Critics’ Choice Awards will be presented on January 10, 2013 at the Hollywood Palladium, the ceremony will be broadcasted on CW Network.

Marion was nominated for Best Actress and ‘Rust & Bone‘ for Best Foreign Language Film last Saturday by the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) but on Monday it was Jessica Chastain for ‘Zero Dark Thirty‘ and ‘Amour‘ that were announced as winners. ‘Rust and Bone‘ was also nominated for Best International Independent Film at the 15th Moët British Independent Film Awards last weekend but lost to ‘The Hunt‘. ‘Rust and Bone‘ is currently still nominated for Best International Film at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Winners will be announced February 23, 2013.

Other critics associations named their winners in the past week or so and Marion Cotillard appeared neither as winner nor as runner up on those. So far, Jessica Chastain (‘Zero Dark Thirty‘), Emanuelle Riva (‘Amour‘), Jennifer Lawrence (‘Silver Linings Playbook‘) and Rachel Weisz (‘The Deep Blue Sea‘) were picked. Tomorrow we will get the SAG Award Nominations and on Thursday Golden Globe nominations which will tell us more but so far I have a feeling that Marion Cotillard is unlikely to win another Oscar but could get another nomination.

Update about 'The Nightingale / Lowlife'

At the moment, James Gray, writer/director of Marion Cotillard’s upcoming movie ‘The Nightingale‘ is part of the jury at the Marrakech International Film Festival. The Playlist spoke to him and got more details about the movie. He finished the movie last week and saw the first print before heading to Marrakech. He hopes to premiere the movie at the Cannes Film Festival next May, “if they’ll have [him].”

The Playlist will post some further stories around the origins of the film and the shooting experience later but for now we get the story about the title confusion:

“It was originally ‘Lowlife’ and is probably going to be called ‘Lowlife,’ ” Gray said. He further clarifies: “It has nothing to do with the Luc Sante book [of a similar name]. What happened was they had classifications for people coming in through Ellis Island. Believe it or not, ‘moron,’ ‘cretin’ all this stuff, they’re technical terms, which seems ridiculous. And you didn’t want to be classified a ‘lowlife,’ — they also called it ‘liable to become public charge’ — which meant that you were going to be a ward of the state and they would not allow you into the United States. So I called the movie ‘Lowlife’ and Jim Jarmusch who’s a friend of mine said I should read his friend Luc Sante’s book ‘Low Life’ because I was talking about Luc Sante’s book ‘Evidence,’ which is a series of crime photographs.”

“And I remembered it had come out maybe twenty years before and I read it, and it was the wrong time period; it was New York around when Marty Scorsese’s picture takes place, ‘Gangs of New York,’ which was about sixty or seventy years before the film I was writing takes place,” Gray continued. “But it was still very interesting, I used very little of it, and then I spoke to Luc Sante, who’s brilliant, and he said ‘I don’t want you using the title.’ So I said ‘What do you mean? My movie’s not based on your book and you can’t copyright a title; it’s called ‘Lowlife’ — it’s not even two words, it’s one.’ So the legal department said, ‘No you can’t call it ‘Lowlife’ because you communicated with him in an email. So I said ‘Rght, his email to me said ‘I can’t really help you with any of your research and don’t call your movie ‘Lowlife.” That’s hardly a contact with him. And they said, ‘But it is a contact.’ ”

“So then it became ‘The Untitled James Gray Movie,’ which is completely awful because unintentionally for legal reasons you sound like a megalomaniac,” Gray laughed. “The editing room would call up and it was [mimics sing-song phone-answering voice] ‘Untitled James Gray Movie!’ It was like that for a while, and then there’s a speech that an actress gives in which she says that ‘the nightingale sings sweetest when it’s darkest,’ and I thought ‘Well, that’s nice, if I can’t call it ‘Lowlife’ I’ll call it that.’ ”

“And then everybody else decided they hated that title, and I said, ‘Screw it, let’s just call it ‘Lowlife’ which it’s supposed to be called’ and that’s where we are right now. I wish I could be more detailed than that,” he adds wryly, “but you now know what I know.”

I can’t wait to hear more about this movie. James Gray also said that people who like his movies and have seen this one say it’s his best film.

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