" Sony Pictures Classic " plant eine Kampagne für " Still Alice " & die Oscars 2015 Sony Pictures Classics Plans Kristen Stewart Oscar Push for 'Still Alice' (Exclusive)
SPC will push the 24-year-old for a best supporting actress nom, one of several it hopes to land alongside an all but assured best actress mention for Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore, this year's clear best actress Oscar frontrunner for her work in Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland's Still Alice — a drama in which she plays a middle-aged academic diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease — won't be the only person associated with that film to get a major Oscar push this year, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Sony Pictures Classics, which picked up the film's U.S. distribution rights at the Toronto Film Festival, intends to mount an all-out campaign for several others associated with the film, especially Kristen Stewart in the best supporting actress category, who plays the daughter of Moore's character.
"The picture is just a major achievement," Michael Barker, co-chief of Sony Pictures Classics, told The Hollywood Reporter on Friday. (Sony Pictures Classics also distributed Glatzer and Westmoreland's Quinceanera, the winner of the 2006 Sundance Film Festival's grand jury and audience awards.) "It's a drama that embraces life and that captures the complexities of life. We see that very rarely in movies, although we at Sony Classics saw that not so long ago with Amour."
"In addition to the depth of its screenplay and direction, it features several major performances," Barker continued. "There's no question that Julianne Moore gives the greatest performance of her career to date — it's a performance of such amazing depth and subtlety — but one of the reasons it comes off so spectacularly well is that the actors around her are so strong. Kristen Stewart has never been better than she is in this film. Alec Baldwin gives one of the strongest performances of his career. In addition to that, you've got Kate Bosworth and Hunter Parrish also giving really strong performances."
Many observers have zeroed in on Stewart's performance — depicting the daughter who both spars with and cares for her declining mother — as being particularly impressive, and Barker, who has never worked with the 24-year-old before but has long admired her from afar, agrees with that assessment. "Kristen Stewart is someone we have seen in many movies over the last several years — four in 2014, with three coming up in 2015 so far — and she has shown great range in such a wide variety of genres," he said. "But there is something about this performance that has new depths that she hasn't shown before. She's really terrific in the film."
So what will an Oscar campaign for Stewart, as well as the others, look like? "Not only do you send the DVDs, but you have ads and screenings and try to point out these categories for attention." And will Stewart, one of the busier A-listers in the business, be available to do the interviews, glad-handing and baby-kissing that have become essential to most successful Oscar campaigns in the present day? "As far as I know, she's fully supportive of this film in a major way," Barker said. "We certainly are."
Kristen Stewart & " Still Alice " in den Top Five 2015 Oscar Predictions: SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Kristen Stewart (Still Alice) Enters the Race
After entering last month’s chart as a dark horse, Still Alice‘s Kristen Stewart is now officially in the Gold Rush Gang top 5. Her support has been growing and many of us believe with the strong word of mouth of her performance from those who have seen it and Sony Pictures Classic‘s success with getting Sally Hawkins into this category (on the tails of the undeniable Best Actress frontrunner) that Stewart is well on her way to her first Oscar nomination. Stewart, whose reputation as aloof and dismissive, is working the circuit with Julianne Moore and actively altering the media’s perception of her. With critically praised performances in Camp X-Ray and 2015′s Clouds of Sils Maria, Stewart’s campaign to be taken seriously looks to be working.
Elsewhere in the top 5 we see small increases from last month’s top 2 ladies. Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) remains at #1 by a good margin and Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game) stays at #2. But what’s this? Meryl Streep (Into the Woods) tears into the chart with a giant 25-point increase as confirmation of her placement here gets nearer and nearer. The recent featurette of her singing ‘Stay With Me’ was the clincher though, it’s marvelous. And the film is just now kicking in its awards campaign.
Only Birdman‘s Emma Stone falters (as she did last month) but holds onto her place in the top 5. Poor Carmen Ejogo (Selma) though; a 24-point fall puts her in a very bad position and is going to need some active work from Paramount to get her back in the conversation. Currently only Kenneth and myself (a recurring pattern, no?) continue to have her in.
And what to make of Jessica Chastain? Back and forth talk of her category placement for A Most Violent Year, coupled with a potentially strong push for Interstellar, has seen her support for both films fall. With the release of two new trailers this week for A Most Violent Year that saw Chastain receive great notices for, will A24 keep her in Lead for a reportedly borderline performance or drop her to Supporting where she stands a good chance at winning? Either way, A24 has never been an Oscar player (but really, it’s never had the chance until now) so can it compete with the big boys? Will Paramount throw enough money at a Chastain campaign to squash her chances for AMVY? And what of the Screen Actors Guild category placement deadline of Oct. 28th? At that point, A24 was positioning Chastain in Lead where she might miss. Can they turn it around in time?
Promo Still : Kristen Stewart & Julia Moore für " Still Alice "
Es wurde ein neuer Promo Still (Foto) von Kristen Stewart & Julia Moore vom " THR "(The Hollywood Reporter) veröffentlicht, dessen Promo zugleich auch eine Aktion für Beste Schauspielerin , Beste Nebendarstellerin & Bester Film Promo Webung gemacht wird.
Sony Pictures Classics The Supper Suite by STK, 755 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood Michael Barker and Tom Bernard host a dinner party (sponsored by Ketel One and the new K900 KIA) for its healthy crop of nominees including Julianne Moore, Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, Bennett Miller and the Whiplash crew at the ONE Group's STK as part of A-List Communication's Supper Suite culinary platform events.
Julianne Moore über ihre Oscar-Nomination: «Ich schwebe auf Wolke sieben»
Mit dem Film «Still Alice» räumt Julianne Moore (54) momentan alles ab, was es zu gewinnen gibt. Die Schauspielerin gilt auch an der Oscar-Verleihung heute Nacht in Los Angeles als Favoritin. Viermal schon war sie für das Goldmännchen nominiert gewesen.