November 11, 2006 |
Cate Blanchett hinted Friday that her acting career may take a back seat to her new role as the artistic director of a leading theater company in Sydney, Australia. The Oscar-winning actress and her playwright husband, Andrew Upton, have agreed to become co-artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre Company starting in January 2008. "The acceptance for the role of co-artistic director of this company is not a dalliance," Blanchett told reporters in Sydney on Friday.
March 2, 2014 |
Jennifer Lawrence in red Dior Haute Couture. Lupita Nyong'o in Prada. Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive. It was an amazing red carpet leading up to Sunday night's Oscars ceremony, and the Los Angeles Times' Adam Tschorn and Jenn Harris analyze the best (and a bit of the worst). Some highlights of their reports: Men in white. Jared Leto, Ryan Seacrest and Matthew McConaughey in white jackets. Pharrell Williams in a Lanvin shorts tuxedo. “Obviously,” says Times fashion critic Booth Moore, “Williams is ahead of the curve.
August 1, 2013 |
Hermes, Chanel, Missoni, Louis Vuitton. The number of recognizable designer clothes and accessories in Woody Allen's new film "Blue Jasmine" is astounding. And appropriate, considering the story is about a Ruth Madoff-type, fallen socialite named Jasmine (Cate Blanchett), who struggles to reinvent herself after losing all her money. Throughout the film, Jasmine breathlessly drops designer and brand names, decorating details and high-end addresses. The bags on the luggage carousel that belong to her are Louis Vuitton.
August 1, 2013
Woody Allen's new "Blue Jasmine" is expanding to theaters nationwide this weekend, having launched with very high per-screen averages last week in New York and Los Angeles -- the highest in the writer-director's 44-film career. After such a strong start, it's possible the movie, which stars Cate Blanchett as a society woman fallen on hard times, could set a new high-water mark for total box-office take for a Woody Allen movie, too. But what's the figure he'll have to beat? RELATED: Woody Allen on regrets - Yes, he had a few Check out the photo gallery to see the director's top 10 box-office hits.
January 19, 2014 |
Robert De Niro wasn't technically nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award this year, but leave it to Bobby D. to find a way into the winner's circle regardless. At the SAG Awards ceremony on Saturday night, De Niro was on hand to present the award for best actress, which went to Cate Blanchett for her role in "Blue Jasmine. " After delivering the statuette and a peck on the cheek to Blanchett, De Niro, who last year was nominated for his supporting role in "Silver Linings Playbook" and as part of that film's ensemble, was presumably done for the night.
November 6, 1998 |
Period movies inevitably reflect more about the period in which they're made than the period of their subject, and rarely has that been more evident--or more distracting--than it is with Indian director Shekhar Kapur's "Elizabeth."
February 25, 2008 |
For all the fishtail evening gowns, famous faces and European-accented acceptance speeches, it was an intimate evening Sunday night at the Kodak. "The fight is over," host Jon Stewart said, referring to the recently settled writers strike that threatened to derail the Oscars, "so tonight, welcome to the make-up sex." More like make-up back rub. Playing it cool and loose, Stewart mugged with his iPhone, played a little Wii tennis and did everything but pour Jack Nicholson a beer to make everyone feel at home.
February 6, 2014 |
The Academy Awards are still more than three weeks away, and, by this point, there's the feeling that everyone involved should be looking (or at least feeling ) like Cate Blanchett's desperate, fallen socialite at the end of "Blue Jasmine" - bleary-eyed, babbling and drenched in perspiration. Those who have avoided that fate have probably honed their personal mantra along the lines of Matthew McConaughey's chest-bump money chant in "The Wolf of Wall Street," something along the lines of: Mmmm-hmmm-hmmm.
February 6, 2014 |
Earnest and well-intentioned but ultimately inert, "The Monuments Men" talks a better game than it can deliver. Inspired by true tales of World War II derring-do, it can't decide what kind of a film it wants to be and so ends up failing across a fairly wide spectrum. This is something of a surprise, and not just because the film is directed and co-written by George Clooney, who is also top dog in a high-powered cast that includes Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin and Cate Blanchett.
December 11, 2013 |
The best actress category went largely as expected when the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations were announced Wednesday. The category is heavy on veterans, with a mix of prior nominees and winners, and looks to include the names likely to be mentioned most during the rest of this awards season. Making the cut were Cate Blanchett for “Blue Jasmine,” Sandra Bullock for “Gravity,” Meryl Streep for “August: Osage County,” Emma Thompson for “Saving Mr. Banks” and Judi Dench for “Philomena.” With Blanchett the youngest among them at 44, the five nominees have eight SAG awards and eight Oscars between them.