Los Angeles, New York, and England were prime filming spots for celebrities this week. Matt Damon, George Clooney, and Bill Murray proved how good they look in uniform on the set of The Monuments Men, while a pregnant Maya Rudolph joined Joaquin Phoenix on the set of Inherent Vice in LA on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Cameron Diaz rocked a fake baby bump in NYC, and across town Emma Stone was swinging around with Andrew Garfield on the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on Monday. Click through to check out who else was hard at work this week!
Robert Pattinson grabbed dinner with Vince Vaughn and Joaquin Phoenix in Hollywood on Friday. The trio got a bite with a group of pals at the Larchmont restaurant before Robert and Joaquin piled into a car and drove off into the night. Robert's night out comes hot on the heels of his recent PDA with girlfriend Kristen Stewart in LA. The couple was spotted holding hands and getting lovey-dovey while hanging out with a group of friends on Wednesday. Rob and Kristen have been spending quite a bit of time together ever since he returned from Australia after wrapping up filming for The Rover in mid-March. He might have big plans up his sleeve this week as Kristen will be celebrating her 23rd birthday on Tuesday.
This year's Academy Award nominees gathered at the Beverly Hilton for a special luncheon in their honor in LA yesterday. Jennifer Lawrence made her latest award season appearance in a white dress after attending the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Saturday, while Anne Hathaway chose black for the special occasion. Zero Dark Thirty's Jessica Chastain stood out in a floral Erdem number, and Naomi Watts looked ladylike in lace. Ben Affleck, who was honored for Argo at the Directors Guild Awards over the weekend, showed up, as did Bradley Cooper, Hugh Jackman, and Joaquin Phoenix. Despite being snubbed in the best director category, Ben said he's honored to be "at the big party." The 2013 Oscars take place on Feb. 24 with Mark Wahlberg and others presenting and Justin Timberlake confirmed as one of the evening's performers.
Saturday night was packed with award season events across LA including the LA Film Critics Association Awards. Jennifer Lawrence wore a yellow Valentino Couture dress for the occasion after attending BAFTA's Tea earlier in the day. She was honored with the best actress title for Silver Linings Playbook, though she shared the win in a tie alongside Amour's Emmanuelle Riva. Amy Adams, in a strapless Elie Saab number, was among last night's winners as well, picking up best supporting actress for The Master. Her costar Joaquin Phoenix was on hand to show his support and also took home the best actor statue for the movie. Bradley Cooper made an appearance at the show during a busy day of events that included the BAFTA Tea and Sean Penn's Help Haiti Home benefit.
It's a big week for Hollywood's award season hopefuls. The 2013 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations were announced this morning, so this PopSugar Rush is dedicated to breaking down our picks for the biggest snubs and surprises in the competitive film categories. Many industry insiders consider the SAG Awards to be an extremely strong predictor of Oscar contenders, so check out our analysis of which actors gained or lost ground in the race for a golden statue this coming February. You can catch the full list of nominees on BuzzSugar, and don't forget to join us tomorrow for the Golden Globe nomination announcement discussion!
The Venice Film Festival is under way! Things kicked off a week ago with the premiere of Kate Hudson and Liev Schreiber's The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Since then, we've seen famous faces like James France, Clive Owen, and Salma Hayek making the rounds. Selena Gomez and her Spring Breakers costars joined in the fun yesterday and Shia LaBeouf got in on the action when he showed off The Company You Keep with Robert Redford today.
We're excited for more red-carpet glamour — click through to see what's already gone down!
We've already seen a trailer for The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson's drama about a cult leader and his disillusioned followers. That one is disturbing, but the new trailer is even more creepy. There's a lot of Philip Seymour Hoffman's Lancaster Dodd waxing poetic about what sets man apart from animals, but this time Joaquin Phoenix's character is shown facedown, banging on the window faster and faster as the drama heats up. Oh, and at one point a girl just wiggles her tongue at the camera.
With its intense buildup and dark subject matter, this trailer reminds me a lot of Anderson's last directorial effort, 2007's There Will Be Blood. I'm more excited than ever to see Hoffman as the cult leader, though I'm a little afraid I might get sucked into his charisma. Check out the trailer after the jump.
Philip Seymour Hoffman plays Lancaster Dodd, a "writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist, a theoretical philosopher," and possibly an extremely creepy cult leader, in the trailer for The Master. Joaquin Phoenix plays Freddie, a troubled veteran who is drawn to the charismatic Lancaster, known as "The Master." Promising to point him in the right direction (toward a family and a place in society), The Master soon becomes an integral part of Freddie's life. But is Lancaster a friend, or is he simply manipulating Freddie, making up the whole facade as he goes along?
This is director Paul Thomas Anderson's first film since 2007's There Will Be Blood, and this looks every bit as hypnotizing. I don't know if I buy Amy Adams as Hoffman's wife, but given that his character seems to possess great personal charm, I can make an exception. I also can't get over the perfect casting of Friday Night Lights' Jesse Plemons play Hoffman's son. I'm simultaneously excited for this movie and anticipating being quite perturbed by Hoffman. The Master is set for a Nov. 9 release (just in time for Oscar season!), but check out the trailer after the jump.
Marion Cotillard got to work in NYC on Friday on a new movie with Joaquin Phoenix. The two actors are under the direction of James Gray, who worked with Joaquin and Gwyneth Paltrow on the 2008 film Two Lovers. This picture, which takes place in the 1920s, doesn't yet have a title. Marion stars as an immigrant to the US, who's tricked by Joaquin's character into a life of vaudeville. Jeremy Renner also has a part in the production. This is one of Joaquin's first roles since he took a break from acting following the release of I'm Still Here. He's also starring in Paul Thomas Anderson's pseudo-Scientology movie, The Master.
It seems Marion had yesterday off, though, to spend time out and about with her boyfriend Guillaume Canet and their young son Marcel. The trio bundled up to take a stroll around their temporary home base. The Canet-Cotillard clan was last in Paris, where Marion and Guillaume attended a César event. The Césars, France's most prestigious award show, takes place back in Paris on Feb. 24 with Guillaume serving as host.