Sony Pictures Classic is making sure that Julianne Moore gets that shot at finally nabbing an Oscar, TheWrap said.
The corporate-owned art house distributor will release “Still Alice,” the drama that features Moore as a college professor with early-onset Alzheimer’s, in theaters in New York and Los Angeles for a week in December. The distributor will then give the film a more normal release on January 16.
“Still Alice,” written and directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, was acquired by SPC after its Toronto premiere
Over 100 HQ images from Julianne’s appereance during New York Film Festival for Maps to the Stars premiere have been added to the gallery. Enjoy them all and hopefully I’ll find more and more to add.
Appereances > Appereances from 2014 > September 27: 52nd New York Film Festival – “Maps To The Stars” Premiere
Julianne Moore, Hugh Jackman, and a bunch of other celebrities have joined the host committee for the one night only performance of I Am Harvey Milk.
Kristin Chenoweth will be starring alongside composer Andrew Lippa in the show, which is part choral work and part theater piece. It weaves the story of Harvey Milk’s life – from boyhood to his rise as the first openly gay man to hold public office in California to his assassination.
Proceeds from the event will be used to create the Harvey Milk Arts Fund at the Hetrick-Martin Institute. The fund will provide much-needed arts education and resources to students at Harvey Milk High School.
Here are highlights from the interview in the newest edition of New Beauty and you can view the cover below!
Briefly going blonde: “My grandmother always said my red hair was my calling card! And I never realized how much I identified with it until I had to dye it blond years ago for a role. It felt so weird, and I couldn’t wait to go back to my regular shade.” (She wore a blonde wig for Hunger Games: Mockingjay.)
No more juice cleanses: “I did a juice cleanse for the Golden Globes one year. I think I did it for three days. To be honest, the only weight I lost was in my brain!”
She likes a quiet workout: “I don’t like noisy workouts. I tried spinning and didn’t like it; it’s just too loud for me. I do better when I am working out in quiet, which is why I like yoga. I also work out at my house, do interval running and lift light weights.”
Getting older isn’t so bad: “I can remember being 12 and everyone was talking about the year 2000 and it seemed so far away. I remember thinking, ‘I will be 40 then,’ and it just seemed so old — I couldn’t even think about it; it was utterly shocking. But when you get there, it’s so much less serious than you anticipated. The changes aren’t as vast and it all happens very gradually. Getting older is not as bad as you think.”
Beauty advice for her daughter, Liv: “For my daughter, we talk about different things as they relate to beauty. I always tell her not to overpluck her eyebrows — I remember overplucking mine in sixth grade, and I guess everyone does! She is allowed to play with makeup, but I also remind her how beautiful she looks without it. I also try to remind her she can dress modestly and still look lovely.”
VS Magazine has done big this time for its SS 2014 issue with 6 covers, one of which is our Julianne. So far I found only that but I’ll be looking for the rest.
Magazine Scans > Scans from 2014 > VS Magazine (SS 2014)
Everyone’s talking about it: This year’s two female acting categories are, at this admittedly early date, looking extremely thin. In the lead actress category, of what has already been screened, the one and only slam-dunk contender is Reese Witherspoon (Wild). Of what is still to come, Meryl Streep (Into the Woods) could get in, Amy Adams (Big Eyes) is always a possibility and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) has a plum part — but really, who knows?
This possible opening has been recognized by the teams behind the two most serious best supporting actress contenders, Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) and Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), both of which are now weighing whether or not it makes sense to give up a relatively sure-fire nom and possible win in the less prestigious of the two acting categories in order to vie for a nom in the other one. (Rounding out the field of potential supporting actress candidates is Keira Knightley for her turn in The Imitation Game.)
I mention all of this because it is in this larger context that Julianne Moore’s magnificent performance in Still Alice, an acquisition title that I saw today at its second screening at the ongoing Toronto International Film Festival, just landed.
Still Alice is an adaptation of Lisa Genova’s best-selling 2007 novel of the same title, written for the screen and directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland. The 53-year-old Moore plays a wife, mother and accomplished academic who is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease and has to deal with that news and its implications for her and her family (played by Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth and Kristen Stewart, among others).
In any year, a nuanced and heartbreaking performance like this one, which features several show-stopping scenes and has left TIFF audiences in tears, would be a serious threat to land a best actress nomination. But in this year, I believe that should a competent distributor acquire this film and set a 2014 release date, Moore — one of the most liked and respected actresses of her generation, but a perennial Oscar bridesmaid (she’s 0-for-4 so far and deserved twice that number of noms) — would immediately become the favorite to win the best actress Oscar.
That would be poetic justice, since Moore reportedly won’t be getting an Oscar campaign, if even a Golden Globes campaign, for her other big 2014 performance: David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars, for which she was awarded this year’s best actress award at Cannes by that film’s U.S. distributor, Focus World.