Hours after the Academy Award nominations were announced, presenters for the 64th annual Directors Guild Awards were revealed.
Michelle Williams, George Clooney, Ben Kingsley, Octavia Spencer, Berenice Bejo, Jean Dujardin, Jessica Chastain and Owen Wilson have been tapped to present at Saturday’s ceremony.
The nominees for outstanding directorial achievement in feature film include Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris), David Fincher (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist), Alexander Payne (The Descendants) and Martin Scorsese (Hugo).
The winners will be announced Saturday at the Grand Ballroom in Hollywood & Highland, hosted by recent Golden Globe winner Kelsey Grammer.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Michelle has released the following statement in reaction to her Academy Award nomination:
“I am so grateful to be acknowledged by the Academy for my work, which was made possible by the support of our director Simon Curtis and the camaraderie of a terrific ensemble of actors – a special congratulations to Kenneth Branagh – and the fearless Harvey Weinstein. This role has been the challenge and privilege of a lifetime. I would like to think that the recognition our film has received by the Academy is a testament to Marilyn’s legacy.”
The nominees for the 84th Annual Academy Awards were announced this morning. As many predicted, Michelle received a well deserved Best Actress nomination for My Week With Marilyn. This is Michelle’s third Academy Award nomination. Will the third time be the charm? Watch the Academy Awards Sunday, February 26, 2012 on ABC to find out. Congratulations Michelle! Also, congratulations to her co-star Kenneth Branagh, who received a nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Here’s a video of the nominees being announced. Michelle’s category starts at 00:46.
I’ve added a video to the media archive of Michelle being interviewed on NBC’s Golden Globe Awards Pre-Show by Carson Daly. I also added screencaps to the gallery.
x Screen Captures: Golden Globe Awards – NBC Pre-Show
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the nominees for the 2012 BAFTA awards. My Week With Marilyn received six nominations, including a Leading Actress nomination for Michelle. The awards will be held on February 12 at the Royal Opera House in London.
BÉRÉNICE BEJO – The Artist
MERYL STREEP – The Iron Lady
MICHELLE WILLIAMS – My Week with Marilyn
TILDA SWINTON – We Need to Talk About Kevin
VIOLA DAVIS – The Help
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
MY WEEK WITH MARILYN – Simon Curtis, David Parfitt, Harvey Weinstein, Adrian Hodges
SENNA – Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Manish Pandey
SHAME – Steve McQueen, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Abi Morgan
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY – Tomas Alfredson, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robyn Slovo, Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN – Lynne Ramsay, Luc Roeg, Jennifer Fox, Robert Salerno, Rory Stewart Kinnear
Read the full list of nominees at Pop2It
I’ve updated the gallery with screencaps of Michelle at the Critics Choice Awards and the Golden Globe Awards. Enjoy.