Friday, January 11, 2008

Ubiquitous Marion

Pete Hammond over at The Envelope has an interesting article about Marion, specifically about the potential effects her visibility may have on her Oscar campaign. Here's an excerpt:

Saturday night, Cotillard receives her L.A. Film Critics award for best actress. Then Sunday, she and Picturehouse hope to hear the anchors of "Access Hollywood" (oy!) announce she has won a Golden Globe as well.

It's a smart strategy since she is not as well known here as in France and the personal touch can make a big difference, particularly when there are the likes of an icon (favorite Julie Christie), a superstar (Angelina Jolie) and a celebrated newcomer (Ellen Page) -- all expected to have a run at the actress race as well.

Picturehouse topper Bob Berney engineered a highly successful campaign for Charlize Theron in "Monster," and the exposure he put the star through during a key period paid off big-time with her ultimate win at the Oscars. He obviously hopes to repeat with Cotillard, whose film was released last June.

That's Mr. Berney next to Marion, by the way. More...

1 comment:

k_obrien said...

I think it's good she's getting out there...I think the most important thing for voters to realize is not just how spectacular the PHYSICAL transformation was, but also the complete embodiment of Piaf.

Blahhh...sorry if that doesn't make sense. I'm going on no sleep at all.