Continuing our film screencapture updates, we now have over 750 HD screencaptures from The Impossible! I don’t think I need to say what an incredible performance Naomi put in – as did the other actors – and the film itself is just heartrending. Definitely one of my favourites of Naomi’s! Enjoy our HD screencaptures:
Congratulations to Naomi for picking up yet another award nomination for The Impossible, this time from the Empire Awards. Tom Holland also scores a much deserved nomination for Best Male Newcomer. The London based awards body will hold their ceremony in that city on Sunday March 24th, and fans can –> vote for their winners online <-- in the run-up.
Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises)
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games)
Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Dame Judi Dench (Skyfall)
Naomi Watts (The Impossible)
Best Male Newcomer
Domhnall Gleeson (Anna Karenina)
Rafe Spall (Life Of Pi)
Steve Oram (Sightseers)
Suraj Sharma (Life Of Pi)
Tom Holland (The Impossible)
Naomi supports a campaign from the Happy Hearts Fund in this new PSA:
Happy Hearts Fund is a non-profit foundation dedicated to rebuilding schools and restoring hope and opportunity in the lives of children after natural disasters. We work during the period after emergency response is complete, implementing sustainable practices to ensure a lasting impact.
To continue our coverage from Sunday’s Academy Awards, we now have another 90+ HQ photos from the red carpet and show in our Gallery for your viewing pleasure! I am still in awe of Naomi’s stunning look, and I don’t think it will ever get old ^_^
Photos from the Vanity Fair After Party coming tomorrow, as well as videos, articles and hopefully screencaptures in the days after that…
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The Impossible will hit DVD and Blu-ray in the US on April 23rd 2013, and will be available digitally streaming earlier that month, on April 2nd. It will feature the following special features:
- Deleted scenes
- “Casting The Impossible” featurette
- “Realizing The Impossible” featurette
- Audio commentary with director J.A. Bayona; writer Sergio G. Sanchez; producer Belen Atienza; and Maria Belon, the woman whose family experience is the story on which the film is based
- Public service announcement (PSA) from the Happy Hearts Fund
Naomi WOWed on the red carpet at the Oscars last night, looking stunning in a sequinned grey cut-out gown from Armani Prive. This was quite a risky style choice for the Oscars, but she pulls it off perfectly and was without doubt my best dressed of the night. Liev accompanied her on the red carpet, as did The Impossible director J.A. Bayona and her real life counterpart Maria Belon. Unfortunately Naomi did not win the Oscar – it instead went to Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook – but despite this disappointment she has still had a fantastic awards season run, and as I said yesterday, her performance will be remembered.
After the ceremony itself, Naomi and Liev hopped over to the prestigious Vanity Fair After Party where they celebrated with pals including Reese Witherspoon and Isla Fisher, as well as Naomi’s brother Ben. Naomi changed outfits for the party, this time opting for an equally dramatic black and gold sequinned gown by Emilio Pucci.
There are so many photos from this night, and I have a ton of HQs waiting to upload for you. For now, here are the first 50 of them from the red carpet for you to marvel over Naomi’s amazing outfit and Oscar night More tomorrow!
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As I’m sure you will all remember, tonight is the big night itself – the Oscars! In just a couple of hours, our Naomi will walk the red carpet and take her place in the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood ready for the award ceremony. Naomi is of course nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance as Maria Bennett in The Impossible. On behalf of all Naomi fans, I’d like to wish her the very best of luck tonight!! Whatever the result, so many people are agreed upon how moving, raw and heartfelt her performance was, and she gave without a doubt one of the best performances of the year and of her career. It’s a performance, character and film that will stick with many of us for a long time.
Due to time differences, I won’t be able to provide coverage from the event tonight, but if you want up-to-the minute coverage then I’d recommend following @TheAcademy on Twitter, and also searching Naomi’s name on Twitter. I will be back asap tomorrow to start providing you all the best coverage from the night, so please drop back in to us again then
Naomi Watts shares Oscars secrets
Naomi Watts has picked up a few little tricks since first walking the Oscars red carpet as a nominee with Heath Ledger almost a decade ago.
It is the world’s most glamorous walk.
To get the invite to the Dolby Theatre and earn the second Oscar nomination of her career, Watts had anything but a glamorous walk.
For weeks, Watts, playing a tsunami survivor in The Impossible, had to trudge through deep mud in fields constructed in Thailand to replicate a disaster zone.
Watts, 44, didn’t complain about the knee-deep mud.
She loved it because it helped her become Maria Belon, the Spanish doctor and mother whose terrifying survival story in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami is told in The Impossible.
‘You would walk out on to those sets in Thailand in the middle of nowhere and see the set stretch for miles and miles and the level of detail was just mind-blowing,’ Watts, speaking at another glamour event, the recent Oscar Nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, said.
Naomi’s Impossible dream for Oscars
NAOMI Watts believes her Oscar nomination for the Thai tsunami drama, The Impossible, is important for reasons that go well beyond the glamour of the 85th Academy Awards.
”If it helps the film, that makes me extra happy because it was the greatest natural disaster of our time and it’s important that people get to learn about that story,” she said. ”When it took place in 2004, we knew it was going on, but I don’t know that we fully understood it. I think the film helped us get closer to understanding it.”
Watts is nominated for her emotional performance as a doctor separated from her family by the tsunami, which killed more than 230,000 people. She considers the Spanish doctor whose story inspired the film, Maria Belon, to be a friend for life after working closely together to make The Impossible.
”Her story is just one part of a massive story and she kept saying that to me,” Watts said in Los Angeles. ”It was very much her story – it never deviated for entertainment value or shock value. The responsibility was not just to honour her story but everyone’s.”
On The Impossible director Juan Antonio Bayona: “I absolutely loved working with him. It was clear to me in our first meeting that he’s just full of passion, with this his story in particular. He did a huge amount of preparation. . . . His research was extensive. He and his producer showed me so much material, and the way they spoke about it, more importantly, I could feel how deeply connected they were with it, and with Maria, the woman who I play, and how important it was to tell her story with the utmost truth and never deviating from it. Basically everything you saw on the screen was blow-by-blow what happened to her and her family. Despite the fact that he came from genre film, while he honors that a little bit, he’s still staying very close to the truth and not creating things for shock or entertainment value. He’s one of the most exciting directors I’ve worked with, and I see incredible things coming from him.”
On her fellow Australian nominees this year: “It’s a great year for Australia! Very exciting. I’ve only seen Jacki [Weaver] once, but I’ve seen quite a bit of Hugh [Jackman], and it really does become exciting when you see fellow actors achieving this kind of recognition and you just sort of pinch each other and say, ‘Look at this — is this really happening?’”
On whether she’s been preparing for the Oscars: “No on the Oscar preparation! In fact, I just arrived here and saw those gold statues and thought, ‘Oh, wow. This is really a flashback.’ It’s the first time it hit home that it’s actually happened.”
On being the only person from The Impossible to receive an Oscar nomination: “A lot of people went unrecognized. I don’t know why that happened. Maybe not enough people have seen the film.”
- Buzz Sugar