Many thanks to everyone who informed me about Marion Cotillard’s appearance on Oprah last Thursday. She was lovely and radiant. Thanks to Spark I’ve uploaded a video and screencaptures of this to the site. Many thanks. And Mariana sent in the E! News video clip.
Marion Cotillard received her 4th César nomination today! This time in the Best Actress category. Warmest congratulations!
Also nominated for Best Actress are Cecile de France (Secret), Isabelle Carre (Anna M.), Marina Fois (Darling) and Catherine Frot (Odette Toulemonde”. La Vie en Rose garnered a total of 11 nominations! Read the Hollywood Reporter article.
Marion was previously nominated in the Most Promising Actress category for her performances in Taxi and Les Jolies Choses (Pretty Things) and won a César for her supporting role in Un long dimanche fiançailles (A Very Long Engagement) in 2004.
I am finally adding some scans that the lovely Mariana has sent in. Today, she sent me screencaps of a small Marion feature that appeared on E! News – Marion was offered French champagne to celebrate her Oscar nomination! Many thanks!
Then, many thanks to Hannah and Dorothy for informing me about a Newsweek web exclusive: this year’s edition of the Oscar Round Table featuring George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, Daniel Day-Lewis, Ellen Page, James McAvoy, and Marion Cotillard. Go to the Newsweek Website to watch it.
Right after hearing of her nomination Marion Cotillard was interviewed by The Early Show on CBS. I’ve added caps & a video. Enjoy!
006 Paris Match (France) – October 18-24, scanned by Mariana
004 Venice (US) December/January, scanned by Mariana
114 The Early Show – 2008
020 E! News – 2008, caps by Mariana
001 Video – News Segments – The Early Show, January 22, 2008
Marion Cotillard received an Oscar nomination! Warmest congratulations! Her fellow nominees in the category Actress in a Leading Role are Cate Blanchett, Julie Christie, Laura Linney and Ellen Page.
Marion Cotillard, up for Best Actress as Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose, told PEOPLE of her nomination: “I couldn’t believe this, to be amongst these incredible beautiful stunning actresses I admire so much.” Singling out one in particular, she added, “I just discovered Ellen Page. I saw Juno a few weeks ago. I think she’s amazing, so to be with those actresses is something really unbelievable and special.”
“It’s as if I had swallowed some fireworks or something like this. My friends and my family in Paris, they are so happy.” — Marion Cotillard, on her best actress nomination for “La Vie en Rose.”
In addition, La Vie en Rose garnered nominations in the Costume Design and Makeup categories. See the full list of nominees here.
As I mentioned in one of my recent updates Marion Cotillard was interviewed on French TV last Monday night. France 2 aired the ‘Live from USA’ interview about her Golden Globe win and introduced it with a nice little overview of Marion’s career. Thanks to Paolo we have HQ screencaptures in the gallery and a down-sized video for you to download. Many many thanks!
While I thought it was especially nice to once again see an interview in French – Marion’s native language – it might be difficult for some to understand. In that case watch a video about the Golden Globe winners over at Access Hollywood – Marion is featured in it as well. Thanks to Marion Cotillard’s Road to Oscar for the find.
Marion Cotillard garnered a BAFTA nomination! Congratulations! Other nominees for Best Actress include the “usual suspects” Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth: The Golden Age), Julie Christie (Away From Her), Keira Knightley (Atonement) and Ellen Page (Juno).
The nominations were announced earlier this morning by actresses Naomie Harris and Kelly Reilly (watch video) at BAFTA Headquarters. The Orange British Academy Film Awards will be held on Sunday 10 February at the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden. The event promises to be bigger and better than ever and the ceremony will be broadcast around the world and on the BBC in the UK.
In addition La Vie en Rose garnered nomination in 6 other categories: Film not in the English Language, Music, Production Design, Costume Design, Sound and Make up & Hair. Congratulations!
Here, what I’ve been able to find online about Marion Cotillard’s reaction to her Golden Globe win:
“I’m so happy the Hollywood Foreign Press recognized the film and my performance. As a French actress, it is a dream to be in the company of actors whom I have admired from afar for so long: Daniel Day-Lewis, Javier Bardem, Cate Blanchett, Johnny Depp and Julie Christie. My sincere gratitude to director Olivier Dahan, who is the one that made this all possible.”
official statement, according to CinemaDave
Marion Cotillard was in L.A. when, plopped down in front of the tube, she find [sic] out that the Globes voters had judged her performance in “La Vie en Rose” irresistible. “Definitely there was champagne involved.” she said. “ Definitely. It was a big surprise.”
Ms. Cotillard added that, yes, a big event and party would have been nice, but that there were more important matters to consider. “I am more sorry that there is no resolution to the writers strike,” she said. “We need for things to work out so everyone can go back to work.”
Many thanks to Cassie for letting us know that Marion appeared on France 2 last night. Since always helpful Paolo managed to record it expect a video soon!
We did not get the usual Golden Globes picture & video galore – for obvious reasons – but I could not resist adding 2 pictures of the screen & a video from the moment when Marion Cotillard’s name was read at the Press Conference. I also took the time to update the gallery with Marion’s other recent public appearances – as well as 3 exciting videos. Many thanks Mariana and Sara Amelia for your help with some of the pictures!
As for the request for the VH1 red carpet interview: see screencaptures over at Marion Cotillard’s Road to Oscar and if you’re in the States (which I’m not ) watch the video here. You’re still very welcome to send in a proper file of that interview as well as the Craig Ferguson talk show appearance and in fact any other interview/video with Marion you might come across. Myself and the rest of the site’s visitors will definitely be very grateful!
If you encounter some difficulties with the site it is probably due to the massive increase of new visitors! I truly hope the site won’t crash! Thank you for your patience already.
046 13th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards
017 Picturehouse Hosts Pre-Golden Globe Dinner for Marion Cotillard
118 The 33rd Annual Los Angeles Film Critics
002 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards Announcements
004 Videos – Public Appearances
According to Variety there is hope that ‘Nine’ can go ahead despite the ongoing writers’ strike:
The Weinstein Co. has followed United Artists by inking a nearly identical interim agreement with the Writers Guild of America.Along with new scripts coming in, certain key projects in the pipeline will get some wind in their sails, such as “Nine,” the Rob Marshall musical adaptation that Michael Tolkin originally scripted.
Anthony Minghella, whose Mirage Entertainment recently reupped at TWC, plans to work on rewrites of “Nine.” Cast members attached include Javier Bardem, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz and Sophia Loren.
Apparently, this interim deal will allow the company to hire writers for script revisions and allow guild scribes to resume pitching new projects.
Then, I came across a rumour on New York Daily News:
Looks like Nicole Kidman will have to drop out of “The Reader” now that she’s pregnant. We hear that Kate Winslet is heading up the list of possible replacements to play a former Auschwitz guard in the Stephen Daldry film. Also being considered to join Ralph Fiennes and Bruno Ganz are Naomi Watts and Marion Cotillard.
While I have not found Marion’s name pop up in relation to this project anywhere else it is certainly a rumour I personally would like to be true. ‘The Reader‘ is another Weinstein Co. project with shooting to take place in Germany tentatively set to begin in late February or March. Synopsis: In postwar Germany, a young man’s decades-long obsession with an older woman runs headlong into a war crimes trial, where he learns an awful truth.