Thursday, 12 December 2013

Idris Elba receives Golden Globe Best Actor nominations for Mandela + TV show Luther + Best Original Score – Motion Picture for Mandela

A fitting tribute: Idris Elba receives Golden Globe Best Actor nominations for Mandela and TV show Luther 

Idris Elba has received a nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama at the 2014 Golden Globes.
The 41-year-old’s nod for his role as Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom comes after he failed to be recognised in the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, which were announced on Wednesday.
The British star is going for a double win – he has also been nominated for Best Actor in a mini-series or TV movie for Luther.

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Going for double: Idris Elba has been nominated for two awards in the Golden Globe nominations 2014, it was announced on Thursday
Going for double: Idris Elba has been nominated for two awards in the Golden Globe nominations 2014, it was announced on Thursday
Idris will go up against fellow Brit Chiwetel Ejiofor, who also has two nominations – one for his role in 12 Years A Slave and the other for Dancing On The Edge.
    In the Best Actor in a Motion Picture character the pair will fight off competition  from Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips), Matthew McConaughey (The Dallas Buyers Club), Robert Redford(All Is Lost).
    Competition is just as tough for Best Actor in a TV series as Michael Douglas and Matt Damon have both been nominated for their roles in Behind The Candelabra and Al Pacino has been nominated for his part in Phil Spector.
    Best Actor: Idris is up for his role as Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, pictures here with Riaad Moosa, as Ahmed Kathrada
    Best Actor: Idris is up for his role as Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, pictures here with Riaad Moosa, as Ahmed Kathrada
    Idris won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Mini Series back in 2010 for his part in popular BBC crime dram Luther.
    The actor’s career has gone from strength to strength over the years, and after making a name for himself as Stringer Bell in US TV show The Wire, he has found critical acclaim with Mandela.
    His role in the film, which chronicles  the late Nelson Mandela’s life  journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa, has won him rave reviews.
    Double whammy: Chiwetel Ejiofor has also picked up two nominations - one for his part in 12 Years A Slave and the other Dancing On The Edge
    Double whammy: Chiwetel Ejiofor has also picked up two nominations - one for his part in 12 Years A Slave and the other Dancing On The Edge
    Success: Chiwetel Ejiofor also picked up a nomination at the SAG Award's which were announced on Wednesday
    Success: Chiwetel Ejiofor also picked up a nomination at the SAG Award's which were announced on Wednesday
    It came as a shock therefore that Idris failed to be nominated for anything at the SAGs.
    Chiwetel meanwhile had more luck and was nominated in the Outstanding Performance by a Male 
    Actor in a Leading Role category for his role Solomon Northup in 12 Years A Slave.
    The nominations for the 71st Golden Globe Awards were announced on Thursday, with Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde and Aziz Ansari joining Miss Golden Globe at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, December 12.
    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return as hosts at the awards held on Sunday, January 12.

    71ST ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS - FULL LIST OF NOMINEES

    Gravity

    Best motion picture, drama
    12 Years a Slave
    Captain Phillips
    Gravity
    Philomena
    Rush

    Best motion picture, musical or comedy
    American Hustle
    Her
    Inside Llewyn Davis
    Nebraska
    Wolf of Wall Street

    Dallas Buyers Club
    Best Animated Feature film
    The Croods
    Despicable Me 2
    Frozen

    Best Actor in a motion picture, drama
    Chiwetel Ejiofor,,12 years a Slave
    Idris Elba, Mandela
    Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
    Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
    Robert Redford, All is Lost

    Saving Mr Banks
    Best Actress in a motion picture, drama
    Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
    Sandra Bullock, Gravity
    Judi Dench, Philomena
    Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
    Kate Winslet, Labour Day

    Best Actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy
    Amy Adams, American Hustle
    Julie Delphy, Before Midnight
    Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said
    Meryl Streep, August Osage County

    American Hustle
    Best Actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy
    Christian Bale, American Hustle
    Bruce Dern, Nebraska
    Leonardo Dicaprio, Wolf of Wall Street
    Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
    Joaquin Phoenix, Her 


    Best supporting Actress in a motion picture
    Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
    Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
    Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave
    Julia Roberts, August Osage County
    June Squibb, Nebraska
    Leonardo DiCaprio
    Best supporting Actor in a motion picture
    Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
    Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
    Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
    Daniel Bruhl, Rush
    Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
    Best Director – motion picture
    Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
    Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
    Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
    Alexander Payne, Nebraska
    David O. Russell, American Hustle
    Kerry Washington
    Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
    Spike Jonze, Her
    Bob Nelson, Nebraska
    Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan, Philomena
    John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
    David O. Russell and Eric Singer Warren, American Hustle
    Best Actress in a TV series, drama
    Julianna Margulies, The Good WifeTatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
    Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black
    Kerry Washington, Scandal
    Robin Wright, House of Cards
    MODERN FAMILY
    Best TV Series, Comedy
    The Big Bang Theory
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    Girls
    Modern Family
    Parks and Recreation

    Best TV Miniseries or Movie

    American Horror Story: Coven
    Behind the Candelabra
    Dancing on the Edge
    Top of the Lake
    The White Queen
    Michael J.Fox

    Best Original Song – Motion Picture
    Atlas/Hunger Games - Chris Martin
    Let it Go/Frozen - Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
    Ordinary Love/Mandela - U2
    Please Mr Kennedy/Inside - Ed Rush, T-Bone, Justin Timberlake, Coen
    Sweeter Than Fiction/One Chance - Taylor Swift

    Best Actor, TV Series Comedy
    Jason Bateman, Arrested
    Don Cheadle, House of Lies
    Michael J. Fox, The Michael J. Fox Show
    Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
    Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Girls
    Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy
    Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
    Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
    Lena Dunham, Girls
    Julia Louis Dreyfus, Veep
    Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

    Best Original Score – Motion Picture
    All Is Lost
    Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
    Gravity
    The Book Thief
    12 Years a Slave
    Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
    Best Foreign Language Film
    Blue Is The Warmest Color (France)
    The Great Beauty (Italy)
    The Hunt (Denmark)
    The Past (Iran)
    The Wind Rises (Japan)

    Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
    Spike Jonze, Her
    Bob Nelson, Nebraska
    Jeff Pope Steve Philomena
    John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
    David O. Russell, American Hustle
    Hayden
    Best Supporting Actress in a series, mini-series, or TV movie
    Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge
    Janet McTeer, The White Queen
    Hayden Panettiere , Nashville
    Monica Potter, Parenthood
    Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
    Best Supporting Actor in a series, mini-series or TV movie
    Josh Charles, The Good Wife
    Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra
    Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
    Corey Stoll, House of Cards
    Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

    Taylor
    Best Actress in a mini-series or TV movie
    Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
    Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
    Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen
    Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
    Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

    Best Actor in a mini-series or TV movie
    Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
    Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge
    Idris Elba, Luther
    Al Pacino, Phil Spector


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    Photos: Naomie on stage and during the auction at Oxfam Charity Gala Dubai International Film Festival

    Naomie Harris speaks on stage at the Oxfam Charity Gala on day six of the 10th Annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the Armani Hotel on December 11, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.






    Naomie Harris during the auction at the Oxfam Charity Gala on day six of the 10th Annual Dubai International Film Festival







    Naomie Harris opts for pink lace at Oxfam gala at Dubai International Film Festival + Rooney Mara

    Rooney Mara radiates glamour in white asymmetrical gown with peplum neckline while Naomie Harris opts for pink lace at Oxfam gala

    All eyes were on Rooney Mara as she arrived at Oxfam's charity gala on Tuesday, in a show-stopping white number.
    The actress oozed red carpet glamour for day six of the 10th Annual Dubai International Film Festival at the Armani Hotel.
    Channeling the pale and interesting look, the 28-year-old flattered her slim figure in the floor-length gown which featured a large peplum neckline.
    White wonder: Rooney Mara wows as she arrives at the Oxfam Charity Gala during day six of the 10th Annual Dubai International Film Festival
    White wonder: Rooney Mara wows as she arrives at the Oxfam Charity Gala during day six of the 10th Annual Dubai International Film Festival
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star's dress included a large ruffle on the sleeve which was balanced out with the simple cut of the outfit.
      While her accessories were practically non-existent, it was Rooney's purple lipstick that brought her look bang up to date.
      She let the stunning number do the talking, while keeping her dark locks tied back in a sleek knot.
      Winning Season: The American actress opted for a stunning white gown with an oversized ruffle sleeve for the event at the Armani Hotel on Wednesday
      Winning Season: The American actress opted for a stunning white gown with an oversized ruffle sleeve for the event at the Armani Hotel on Wednesday
      Bond beauty: Naomie Harris looked elegant in pink as she posed on the red carpet
      Bond beauty: Naomie Harris looked elegant in pink as she posed on the red carpet
      Naomie Harris also stunned on her arrival at the bash in an equally long Monique Lhuillier gown, however hers was a little more colourful.
      The pale pink hue flattered the actress' skin tone perfectly, while it also featured a floaty loose-fitting bottom. 
      The lace neckline included capped sleeves, while her figure was complemented with a bandage-style wrap around the middle.
      Definitely winning season: The star's floaty number featured a gorgeous lace neckline and a bandage-style detail around the chest and waist
      Definitely winning season: The star's floaty number featured a gorgeous lace neckline and a bandage-style detail around the chest and waist
      Vamping it up: The 28-year-old's white dress included a small train which could be seen as she chatted to a reporter
      Vamping it up: The 28-year-old's white dress included a small train which could be seen as she chatted to a reporter
      Carrying a simple metallic clutch in her hand, Naomie's hair was tied back in a half-up style which showed off her dazzling earrings. 
      Her make-up was kept natural with a silvery blue eye-shadow and light gloss on the lips.
      The stars were joined at the event by actor Mark Ruffalo and his wife Sunrise Coigney, according to Just Jared.
      Nothing scary here: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star kept her look up to date with dark purple lipstick and a slick up do
      Nothing scary here: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star kept her look up to date with dark purple lipstick and a slick up do
      Eye-catching: Naomie looked every inch the starlet as she carried a metallic clutch bag
      Eye-catching: Naomie looked every inch the starlet as she carried a metallic clutch bag


      Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2522084/Rooney-Mara-Naomie-Harris-look-glamorous-Oxfam-gala.html#ixzz2nIhj5K00
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      Monday, 9 December 2013

      Naomie Harris sizzles in sexy photo shoot as she talks 007 and Idris Elba



      Naomie Harris sizzles in sexy photo shoot as she talks 007 and Idris Elba

      SHE starred in the highest-grossing 007 film of all time, and now Naomie Harris has proved just why she was good enough to be a Bond girl.




      Naomie Harris says she thought SKyfall would be a 039 intimidating massive machine 039 Naomie Harris says she thought SKyfall would be a 'intimidating, massive machine' [Andrew Woffinden/Esquire]
      The 37-year-old looks incredible in her latest photo shoot, which sees her posing in an array of sexy underwear for Esquire magazine.
      Speaking about her role in the latest James Bond film where she plays Eve Moneypenny, Harris told the magazine: "I thought it was going to be this intimidating, massive machine."
      She also touched on the rumours about Idris Elba being the next James Bond, and how she started them.
      naomie harris, esquire magazine, mandela long walk to freedom, bond girl, actress, idris elbaThe 37-year-old looks stunning in a lingerie photo shoot for the magazine [Andrew Woffinden/Esquire]
      "A journalist once asked me, ‘Who do you think is going to be the next Bond?’" she explained. "I said, ‘I’ve just finished working with Idris so, if I had the chance, I would vote for him’.
      "The next thing there were headlines going: 'Naomie Harris says Idris Elba to be the next Bond’. And Idris has had to live with that ever since. Now, nearly every time he does an interview, he gets asked about it."
      naomie harris, esquire magazine, mandela long walk to freedom, bond girl, actress, idris elbaNaomie takes on the role of Winnie Mandela in new film 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' [The Weinstein Company]
      Naomie has spent a lot of time with the 'Luther' actor recently as they both star in upcoming film 'Mandela: Long Road to Freedom.'
      The actress takes on the role of Mandela's wife Winnie in the biographical film and admitted that she lived in fear of what the real-life Winnie would make of her portrayal.
      Speaking of her reaction, Naomie said: "She loved it. I was over the moon - she was the one critic I was really scared of. But she’s seen it, she likes it, my job is done."
      naomie harris, esquire magazine, mandela long walk to freedom, bond girl, actress, idris elbaNaomie Harris and Idris Elba play Winnie and Nelson Mandela in the film [The Weinstein Company]
      "You really feel the weight of responsibility," she added of being cast in the film. "I think it’s almost easier to understand Winnie than Nelson because he does something that is so against human instinct."
      She and Idris walked the red carpet at the London premiere of the film last night, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were also in attendance.
      'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' is out January 3.
      The full interview with Naomie appears in Esquire’s January Film Special issue,  which is on sale Thursday December 5. It is also available as a digital edition.
      naomie harris, esquire magazine, mandela long walk to freedom, bond girl, actress, idris elba

      Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom star Naomie Harris ‘inspired’ by leader

      Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom star Naomie Harris ‘inspired’ by leader


      Kelly Ann Crane“Long before we made this movie, I was inspired, as so many have been, by the leadership, grace and compassion of Nelson Mandela.Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom premieres at the Dubai International Film Festival, the actress Naomie Harris, who plays the role of Nelson Mandela’s wife Winnie, says she is “very proud” to be part of a tribute to such an extraordinary man.“I am deeply saddened by the loss of one of the greatest inspirational leaders of our time,” she told The National. “Today South Africa lost its spiritual father. Too often violence and oppression lead to further violence and retribution. He taught us to fight back, but with peace.
      “While no single film can replicate a person’s life. His accomplishments and approach to peace are lessons that will live on for generations.”
      A few days before his death, the London-based Harris, famous for her roles in Skyfall and Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later, talked about her initial apprehension about taking on such a challenging role.
      “Playing Winnie was by far my most challenging role to date,” says the 37-year-old. “I did so much detailed research and at times it felt almost harrowing. Winnie herself describes her life story as a Greek tragedy. It was a tough subject matter as well as role I was determined to get right.”
      Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is based on Mandela’s autobiography written from a manuscript he wrote in prison. Published in 1994, four years after his momentous release, Mandela granted the movie rights in 1997, but the film proved hard to bring to the screen.
      After much deliberation it was Justin Chadwick who was chosen to direct, from a screenplay by William Nicholson of Les Misérables fame, with Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela and Harris as his wife Winnie.
      The English actress Harris is the only child of television scriptwriter Lisselle Kayla, who wrote episodes for British soap opera EastEnders. Working with such a heavy subject matter took its toll artistically and emotionally on Harris who says she used Elba to lean on whenever possible.
      “Idris is a sweetheart,” she said. “He had a way of lightening the mood while we worked on such a difficult film. Delving into emotions of hatred and revenge was very hard for me. I work hard not to hate anyone. I don’t believe in revenge. I believe in karma. But playing a role like this and seeing how things still are in South Africa, you can’t help but be feel revengeful. It rises up from within. This whole situation is through no fault of their own. Just because you happen to be born with a different coloured skin things are taken away from you. Food, housing, clothing, jobs — it’s so upsetting.”
      The co-stars walked the red carpet at the London movie premiere hours before Mandela’s death was announced.
      The film is a sweeping survey of Mandela’s life — from the boy who herded cattle in the Eastern Cape to South Africa’s first black president in the Union Buildings, Pretoria, in 1994.
      “I loved filming in South Africa,” she said. However, Harris also admits there was a lot of pressure to get things just right. “The character, the accent, the subject matter — I’m a Londoner telling a South African story. I was very aware I was making a movie about their history.”
      Taking the advice of extras on set was something Harris welcomed with opened arms. “They lived it, they knew better than me,” she said.
      The film tracks precise dates on the screen and includes newsreel footage, both real and recreated, of events including a 70th birthday tribute concert for Mandela in London in 1988.
      Speaking ahead of her first appearance at the Dubai International Film Festival Harris, who has visited Doha and Abu Dhabi before, says she was looking forward to the gala screening. “I have fond memories of Abu Dhabi because I was actually recognised there once or twice,” she says, laughing. “Back in London I never get recognised. I can use the tube and go about my business and nothing. I’m like a real celebrity in the Middle East,” she said.
      The biggest film ever produced in South Africa, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom cost $35 million to make, has a cast of 12,000 extras.
      Harris is next set to reprise her role as Moneypenny in Bond 24.
      “Playing Moneypenny is great,” she said. “It’s a lot of training for me to be able to kick ass like that. I am a huge fan of Bond, so this was a dream come true.”
      • Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom premières at DIFF on Tuesday, December 10, at Madinat Jumeirah. For more information visit www.diff.ae

      Photos: Naomie Close ups at 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' Royal London premiere