Friday, December 14, 2007

La Vie en Rose wins @ NRJ Ciné Awards; Baltimore blurb

The NRJ Ciné Awards, the French equivalent to the People's Choice Awards, have awarded 3 honors to La Vie en Rose, two of which went to Marion for her performance in the film.

The film beat out Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Spiderman-3, and Arthur and the Invisibles for the Top of the Box Office Award.

Marion won for French Actress of the Year, besting Audrey Tautou, Charlotte Gainesbourg, and Cécile de France. She was also picked for Best Look over Sacha Baron Cohen for Borat, Kirsten Dunst for Marie Antoinette, and Alain Chabat and Charlotte Gainsbourg for How to Get Married and Stay Single.

You can see all the winners and nominees at the official site, here.

Also, The Baltimore City Paper has a nice blurb about La Vie en Rose, Marion, and other musical biopics prefacing their Top Ten:

La Vie en Rose, Control, and I'm Not There didn't merely rescue the music biopic from Hollywood; they represent the best of what 2007 movies offered: an explosion of cinematic craft. Olivier Dahan's La Vie en Rose, the most conventional of the above biopics, was anchored by a bruising performance from Marion Cotillard. Anton Corbijn's Control deftly avoided nostalgic romanticism for something closer to a quiet family drama laced with music. And Todd Haynes' glorious I'm Not There completely reinvented the music biopic to create a dazzling celebration of the creative act. In each instance it isn't just an actress, script, or director leaving thumbprints all over the screen, but an orchestrated synthesis of sound, vision, and performance.
La Vie en Rose didn't make their final list, but it was a nice shout-out. View the article here.

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