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By Anjelica Oswald
[Warning: Potential spoilers ahead for Interstellar.]
Only two times in Oscar history have there been Oscar nominations for two actors playing the same character in the same film. The first time this happened was in 1998 when Kate Winslet received a lead actress nomination for her portrayal of a young Rose in Titanic (1997) and Gloria Stuart received a supporting actress nomination for Old Rose. Winslet did it again in 2002 when she was nominated for her supporting role as Young Iris Murdoch in Iris (2001) and Judi Dench was nominated for her lead role.
More often than not, when there are multiple portrayals of a character in a film, there is a child actor and the adult who gets the more prominent role and the Oscar nomination, such as with Forrest Gump (1994). Tom Hanks won an Oscar for his portrayal of Forrest Gump, while Michael Conner Humphreys played Young Forrest.
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- Anjelica Oswald
When it comes to the hunt for Emmy nominations, anything goes. Shameless is trying its luck as a comedy after three years of submitting into drama, and HBO made headlines in March when it threw True Detective into the drama-series competition, surprising everyone (and especially Breaking Bad!) who thought the close-ended mystery was headed for the miniseries category. As it turns out, there’s much, much more maneuvering going on. We parsed the official list of submitted entrants released Monday (Emmy nominees will be announced July 10) and found a slew of other surprising and creative attempts at a nomination, several curious omissions, and a few real head-scratchers. Here’s looking at you, Damian Lewis and Psych: The Musical.* In the grand tradition of Ellen Burstyn in Mrs. Harris, Bill Murray wants an Emmy for his less-than-a-minute guest appearance on Amazon’s Alpha House. Still, he cursed a lot, and probably »
- Denise Martin
[The Film Experience's "We Can't Wait" series, highlighting the most exciting prospects of the 2014 film year concludes with new contributor Matthew Eng (you loved his Jennifer Lawrence piece) on the latest from Todd Haynes, long absent from the big screen. Thank you to Amir for managing this anticipatory series! - Nathaniel]
Set in 1950s New York City and based on the classic yet long-neglected novel of the same name (originally published under the title "The Price of Salt") by Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr Ripley), Carol traces the blossoming lesbian romance between Carol, an older, dissatisfied housewife, and Therese, a young, infatuated shop girl.
At long last, that magnificent maverick Todd Haynes makes his long-awaited return to the big screen, a full seven years after I’m Not There, with a sterling cast that includes soon-to-be two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara (stepping in for Mia Wasikowska) as the film’s central couple, as well as the recently-announced Sarah Paulson as Blanchett’s gal pal. Phyllis Nagy (HBO’s Mrs. Harris) is scripting, and movie maestro Carter Burwell (Fargo, Where the Wild Things Are) is scoring the thing.
Why We Can’t Wait
If only the directors »
- Matthew Eng
4 items from 2014
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