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12/22/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  7 Comments

Actress Kate Winslet is set to fete her Mildred Pierce co-star Guy Pearce with a special award for his career achievements at an event recognizing notable Australians.

Pearce will be one of three guests of honor, alongside basketball player Luc Longley and musical duo Air Supply, at the 9th annual G’Day USA Los Angeles Black Tie Gala on January 14.

G’Day Usa Organising Committee Chairman Wally Mariani says, “We are thrilled to have Kate Winslet present her Mildred Pierce co-star Guy Pearce with the Excellence in Film & Television Award at this year’s G’Day USA Los Angeles Black Tie Gala, especially the night before the Golden Globes, when they are both nominees.”

The prizegiving is part of the three-week G’Day USA Australia Week programme.

Previous honorees include Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett and Naomi Watts.

Source: Contactmusic


12/20/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  4 Comments

Kate Winslet won Best Actress at the Satellite Awards on Sunday, December 18, for Lead Actress in a TV Movie or Mini Series for her incredible performance as the title role in Mildred Pierce.

Many congratulations, Kate! Well done once again! :D


12/19/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  5 Comments

The Blu-ray isn’t out yet, but alas! We have 385 HD screen captures from Contagion to the gallery:





GALLERY LINKS:
• Movies: Contagion > Screen Captures



12/19/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  3 Comments

I’ve added 5 MQs from a new photoshoot to the gallery:

GALLERY LINKS:
• Photoshoots: Set #015


12/19/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  Comments Off on Kate Winslet on “Carnage” role: there’s no guide book on how to be funny

You can also download the video here:

VIDEO LINKS:
• Movies Memorabilia: Miscellaneous > Carnage – Kate talks her role

Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet might be a pro, but she still learned a lot in her new film, Carnage, and hopes that the comedy of the piece comes through.

“There’s no guide book on how to act, how to be funny, sad. You have to rely on the writing, I think, with a piece like this cause the comedy is in the writing, it’s in the story and it’s within the framework of how the piece is set up,” Winslet said in a promotional interview provided by Sony Pictures Classics. “And I think acknowledging the piece is satire, yes, that’s important to do and we’ve all been able to do that. You can’t take these moments and try to make them funny. You have to sort of play the sincerity of the moment or the lunacy of the moment or just how ridiculous the entire situation is.”

The film, which is based on the play by Yasmina Reza, “God Of Carnage,” follows two sets of parents who organize a “cordial” meeting after their sons are involved in a fight at school which leaves one child with broken teeth. The talk goes awry as the adults reveal their less civilized sides.

Winslet appears opposite Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz as Nancy and Alan Cowan, while Jodie Foster and John C. Reilly portray the victim’s parents, Penelope and Michael Longstreet.

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12/16/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  2 Comments

When Roman calls, Kate goes to work. Holidays can wait.

That’s Roman, as in Polanski, and, Kate as in Winslet, whose new film Carnage, a satirical comedy of manners that skewers overbearing parents, opens today, one day after earning Winslet a Golden Globe nomination for acting.

“I had planned not to work,” Winslet told Reuters in a telephone interview. “But that notion just went right out the window the second I heard the name Roman Polanski.

“One doesn’t think of oneself as being ever sort of Roman Polanski-worthy,” said Winslet about the director of such classics as Chinatown and Rosemary’s Baby. “So you’d have to be kind of stupid, really, not to change your plans.”

Carnage, which also co-stars Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly and Christoph Waltz, is based on Yasmina Reza’s biting Broadway satire of two sets of parents who meet one afternoon to discuss their sons’ playground fracas.

Set smack in the middle of smug self-righteousness that is one of the hallmarks of upscale Brooklyn neighborhoods, the film chronicles in real time the couples’ downward spiral as polite overtures give way to Scotch-and-cobbler-fueled invective — a sort of “Virginia Woolf lite.”

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12/15/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  2 Comments

We now have scans of December issue of Glamour Russia thanks to Almira Asainova:

GALLERY LINKS:
• Magazines/Clippings: Glamour Russia – December, 2011