Naomi has hopped on a plane to Paris, France and today showed off a short new hairstyle at Paris Fashion Week! She looked chic in a white shift dress and coat whilst front row at Louis Vuitton’s Fall/Winter 2013 runway show. Naomi posed with fellow recent Oscar nominee and fabulous actress Jessica Chastain, as well as Elizabeth Olsen. Naomi looks really pretty here, and I just love the photos with Jessica Chastain! Browse through the photos for yourself in the Gallery:
The late-April New York festival released the first half of its slate Tuesday, which includes a mix of narrative dramas and documentaries.
The world’s greatest melting pot will host a film festival with true international flair — and some star power.
Following last week’s announcement that a documentary about and concert featuring local rock band The National will kick off this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, the organization announced the first half of its competition slate Tuesday.
Opening the narrative competition will be the rural drama Bluebird, the full-feature debut of writer-director Lance Edmands. The film, about the dramatic events in a Maine logging town, stars Amy Morton along with Girls star Adam Driver, Mad Men’s John Slattery and Justified Emmy winner Margo Martindale.
The world documentary competition will open with Big Men, about corrupt oil companies in Africa and executive produced by Brad Pitt, and the Viewpoints section will kick off with Flex Is King, about New York City street art.
Notable stars in the festival include Russell Crowe, who narrates a documentary about Bordeaux wine called Red Obsession; Matt Dillon and Naomi Watts, who feature as a paraplegic and his pregnant wife in Sunlight Jr.; Ben Kingsley in A Birder’s Guide to Everything; and Jena Malone and Ben Whishaw as narrators of the documentary Teenager.
The full slate of announced films is below, with synopses provided by the festival:
Sunlight Jr., directed and written by Laurie Collyer. (USA) – World Premiere. Quickie-mart employee Melissa (Naomi Watts) and paraplegic Richie (Matt Dillon) are very much in love. Supported only by Melissa’s small hourly wage, they are nevertheless thrilled to learn that Melissa is pregnant. Then their situation deteriorates, and their tenuous financial situation threatens to bring their happy life crashing down. Norman Reedus also stars in this a moving romantic drama from Laurie Collyer, director of the Golden Globe-nominated Sherrybaby.
- Hollywood Reporter (includes full Tribeca line-up)
Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Keaton to Star in ‘Birdman’
Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s dark comedy piece follows a former actor as he mounts a Broadway play based on a Raymond Chandler short story.
Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts and Zach Galifianakis will star in Birdman, Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s latest project that is being made by Fox Searchlight and New Regency.
As opposed to Innaritu’s usual soul-searing dramas, Birdman is a dark comedy that follows a former actor, who once played an iconic superhero, as he mounts a Broadway play based on a Raymond Chandler short story in a bid to reclaim past glory. However, the play’s egotistical leading man threatens to throw everything down the tubes.
Keaton, who played Batman in the early 1990s Tim Burton movies, is the comic book movie star trying to regain his credibility.
Stone will play Keaton’s daughter, fresh from rehab and now his assistant. Watts will be an actress in the play, while Galifianakis will play the production’s conniving producer.
I have now finally been able to add photos from the Vanity Fair After Party that Naomi attended after the Oscars last weekend! 62 gorgeous HQ photos of Naomi looking dramatic in a black and gold sequinned gown by Emilio Pucci can be found in our Gallery. I was particularly excited to see her pose with two of my other favourite actresses, Reese Witherspoon and Isla Fisher A few more photos from the Oscars red carpet have also been added.
Now that awards season is over and things will hopefully quieten down for Ms Watts (she deserves a holiday!), I will be spending time attempting to complete our content and gallery here – we’ll have an extensive filmography/career section in time, plus I will add the missing appearance photos to the gallery, among other things.
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