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Academy Award Nominations

Posted by Josie on
January 24th, 2012

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.

Golden Globe Awards – NBC Pre-Show

Posted by Josie on
January 21st, 2012

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

BAFTA Nominations

Posted by Josie on
January 21st, 2012

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.

MERYL STREEP – The Iron Lady
MICHELLE WILLIAMS – My Week with Marilyn
TILDA SWINTON – We Need to Talk About Kevin

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

Critics Choice & Golden Globe Awards Screencaps

Posted by Josie on
January 20th, 2012

I’ve updated the gallery with screencaps of Michelle at the Critics Choice Awards and the Golden Globe Awards. Enjoy.

x Screen Captures: Critics Choice Movie Awards 2012
x Screen Captures: Golden Globe Awards 2012

GQ – February 2012 Cover

Posted by Josie on
January 18th, 2012

Michelle has posed for a sexy photoshoot for GQ magazine’s February 2012 issue. The magazine hits stands January 24. For now, you can read the full interview and look at the photos on GQ’s website. I’ll have scans up as soon as possible.

What is so impressive about Williams’s performance as Marilyn Monroe is everything that it is not. Every legendary aspect of Monroe’s that you’d expect is in there somewhere—the vulnerability, the flirtatiousness, the slapstick, the desperation, the oozing sexuality, the wounded fragility, the chronic insecurity—but rather than being overtly played, these are hidden away where they should be, inside a character who Williams manages the near impossible feat of convincing us might once have been an actual human being. The best advice she got before filming began, advice clearly taken, came after she had approached Philip Seymour Hoffmann (whom she had appeared with in Synecdoche, New York) and told him, “I’ve committed to this awful thing of playing Marilyn Monroe.” “His advice,” she says, “was: ‘If there’s even a whiff of the icon, things get much less interesting.'”

Read the full interview here

Golden Globe Awards – Videos

Posted by Josie on
January 18th, 2012

Here are three videos from the Golden Globes on Sunday night – Jake Gyllenhaal presenting My Week With Marilyn as a nominee for Best Comedy/Musical, Michelle winning Best Actress Comedy/Musical, and a short clip of her chatting with Katharine McPhee as the show went to commercial.

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