And Cate Blanchett covers another Harper’s Bazaar Magazine, this time the UK Issue. I’ll post scans if I can get them!
And this is the subscriber’s cover, which unfortunately I’m not:
Cate Blanchett covers the November Chinese issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine. I only have the cover,
if anyone could get scans of it, it’d be lovely! I don’t have access to that magazine. Got the scans and they’re posted here
The winner of the award, backed by Swiss watchmaker IWC Schaffhausen, will again receive a $100,000 cash prize.
LONDON — Oscar winner Cate Blanchett will once again head the jury that will pick the winner of the Dubai International Film Festival’s IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker script award.
The IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Award was launched last year with a cash purse of $100,000 to help the winning filmmaker transfer his or her vision to the screen. IWC Schaffhausen is a Swiss watchmaker.
IWC Schaffhausen and DIFF have drawn up a shortlist of four projects to vie for the sizeable cash purse.
Looking to catch the eye of Blanchett and the yet-to-be-announced fellow jurors of film industry experts are Faiza Ambah’s A Reverence for Spiders; Hussain Alriffaei’s Siege, written by Bahraini author Ameen Saleh; Waleed Al Shehhi’s Dolphins, penned by UAE author Ahmed Salmeen; and Zeyad Alhusaini’s How I Got There.
The four projects, currently in development, were selected from hundreds of submissions from established and upcoming directors from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain.
The winner will be announced during the ninth edition of DIFF at a gala event Dec. 7.
DIFF chairman Abdulhamid Juma said: “This year we received three times as many entries for the award as in 2012, which speaks for the numerous filmmakers in the region who are ready to take on a feature project and have already done considerable work in terms of putting together a team and financing. The award recognizes their vision and gives them a boost with seed money that will attract further investment. We look forward to congratulating the winning director and welcoming him or her back to DIFF with the finished project in future editions.”
Last year’s IWC Filmmaker Award 2012 went to Maysoon Pachachi for Nothing Doing in Baghdad.
The Monuments Men release has been delayed due to the fact that movie special effects weren’t ready. The new release date now is February 7th.
Cate Blanchett has received a nomination for Best Actress for her role in Blue Jasmine in this years Gotham Independent Film Award. Here’s the Article from Cinema Blend:
The Gotham Independent Film Awards, which will be handed out on December 2, routinely honor some of the most adventurous and low-profile independent films of the year, but this year they went in for some star power as well– 12 Years A Slave is a Fox Searchlight release starring Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt among others, and the Best Feature nominees also included the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis, the Richard Linklater threequel Before Midnight and the Rooney Mara-Casey Affleck-starring Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. Rounding out the Best Feature category is Upstream Color, from indie wonder Shane Carruth– like Midnight and Saints, it was a sensation at Sundance earlier this year.
Adding Best Actress and Best Actor categories for the first time this year, the Gothams singled out several Oscar hopefuls– Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew McConaughey and Robert Redford can all expect many more nominations from here out– but also some surprises, including a nod for Isaiah Washington in the grim indie Blue Caprice and for Scarlett Johansson’s bawdy work in Don Jon. The Breakthrough Actor category, which includes both genders, included a range of familiar faces (comic actress Kathryn Hahn, who turned lead with Afternoon Delight, and future Amazing Spider-Man 2 star Dane DeHaan) along with newcomers, like 12 Years A Slave’s breakthrough star Lupita Nyong’o, who made her screen debut in the film.
It looks like George Clooney’s The Monuments Men won’t be opening this year, meaning it also won’t be in the running for the upcoming Academy Awards. The film was originally slated to open December 18th, but has been bumped to early 2014. The reason? Clooney states that the visual effects work on the World War II-era drama needs more time.
The Monuments Men also stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville, John Goodman, Bob Balaban, and Bill Murray.
The LA Times reports that Clooney needs more time to complete The Monuments Men, saying:
“We just didn’t have enough time … If any of the effects looked cheesy, the whole movie would look cheesy. We simply don’t have enough people to work enough hours to finish it.”
Although the 2014 release takes The Monuments Men out of contention for an Oscar this year, Clooney doesn’t seem too upset by that fact:
“All we’ve ever said, from the very beginning, is that we wanted to make a commercial, non-cynical piece of entertainment.”
In addition to The Monuments Men reschedule, there are a number of other high-profile films that have had their release dates shuffled around, including Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, likely moving from November 15th to December 25th, Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, Olivier Dahan’s Grace of Monaco and James Gray’s The Immigrant, all of which were once set to debut this year, have been delayed to 2014.
A deserved Honor for Cate, and pictures below:
Cate Blanchett has been honoured at a special gala tribute in New York for her contribution to film culture.
It is the latest accolade for the Australian actress who has been winning excellent reviews for her role in Woody Allen’s latest film Blue Jasmine.
Oscars odds-makers are predicting that Blanchett will get, at the very least, an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal.
Article source: BBC (with also a video interview)
Pictures from Milan Fashion Week – “Beauty in Wonderland” are up in the gallery, thanks again to Helen!
A few caps from Daybreak interview from September 19th are up in the gallery, thanks Helen.
I’ve added scans from AnOther Magazine issue from Autumn/Winter 2013, thanks Claudia!
Cate attended the premiere for Blue Jasmine in London, here are pictures, thanks to Helen: