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Keira Oscar Nomination for Best Supporting Actress for “The Imitation Game”
Posted by Kayla on January 16, 2015 • Leave a message? / No Comments

Keira has received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “The Imitation Game”. Congratulations Keira!!

Keira @ AFI Awards, BAFTA Awards & Golden Globes
Posted by Kayla on January 16, 2015 • Leave a message? / No Comments

I’ve added a bunch of pictures at the 15th Annual AFI Awards, BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party, 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards & The Weinstein Company and Netflix’s 2015 Golden Globes After Party. . She looks gorgeous at all of the events! Previews and gallery links below:

Gallery Links:
118 x Public Appearances > 2015 > 15th Annual AFI Awards – 01.09.15
0216 x Public Appearances > 2015 > BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party – 01.10.15
279 x Public Appearances > 2015 > 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards – 01.11.15
109 x Public Appearances > 2015 > The Weinstein Company and Netflix’s 2015 Golden Globes After Party – 01.11.15

Final Predictions for the 2015 Oscar Nominations
Posted by Kayla on January 15, 2015 • Leave a message? / No Comments

Cross your fingers that Keira gets an Oscar nomination!

Predicting Oscar nominations is far from an exact science. While there are indicators of how a film will do in the race — mainly guild nominations — you’re relying a lot on buzz and media hype. Going with your gut instinct over logic can pay off big, or be a killer in the office pool.

It’s also hard to ignore personal biases. There are certain films I might not like, but have to acknowledge that the majority of the industry does. Sometimes it’s a pleasant surprise; as much as I loved films like “Nightcrawler” and “Whiplash,” even I have been caught offguard to see how well they’re doing in precursor races. And my respect for “Selma” has me ignoring all the warning signs and hoping it bounces back in the Oscar noms.

“Selma” failed to register with guilds (and was ineligible for WGA), but I’m chalking that up to the fact that screeners weren’t made available to voters. They were, however, sent to Academy members. Relying on the Academy to get it right is a bit of a gamble, especially with recent editorials questioning the historical accuracy of the movie, but I’m holding out hope that Ava DuVernay’s wonderful work will be recognized.

For that matter, movies that have been on the bubble all season could end up playing well with Academy voters — don’t count out a surprise surge for films like “Mr. Turner” or “Unbroken.”

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”
Rene Russo, “Nightcrawler”
Emma Stone, “Birdman”
Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”

I’m gambling on the love for “Nightcrawler” to push the fantastic Rene Russo into the race. The only question is, whom does she displace? Not the beloved Meryl Streep, whose movie is a giant hit. And not Patricia Arquette, who has this race sewn up. Emma Stone could be vulnerable since her Broadway schedule has kept her from campaigning on the West Coast, but not likely. And the wonderful Keira Knightley is the sole woman in a very Oscar-friendly film. Sadly, that means Jessica Chastain – so fierce and wonderful in “A Most Violent Year” – is the most vulnerable.


Pride and Precipice
Posted by Kayla on January 09, 2015 • Leave a message? / No Comments

With such varied films as Pride & Prejudice (which earned her an Oscar nom) and Pirates of the Caribbean (which earned huge boxoffice), Keira Knightley nonetheless is extremely passionate about her current project, The Imitation Game. “This is a story that speaks to everyone,” she says of the Morten Tyldum-directed film about mathematician Alan Turing and the World War II code breakers of Bletchley Park. “When you understand what Turing and others did and who they were, this truly crosses national boundaries.” Knightley just received Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe supporting actress noms, putting her in major Oscar contention for her portrayal of real-life cryptanalyst Joan Clarke, a friend and confidant of Turing’s. The role marks a deliberate new direction for the actress.

Your performance in The Imitation Game seems quite different from a lot of your work of years and films past.

I went through a period of playing very dark and neurotic characters, which I really enjoyed. And that was a very conscious decision on my part because that’s what I was really interested in. But I was interested in other types of roles as well. This chapter started with Begin Again and, for me, it was all about playing people who were much more relaxed—people who had a positivity because I felt I’d done five years of work where that hadn’t been the kind of main thing with (my) characters. I was interested in finding and playing with those sorts of characters and definitely Joan Clarke was one of them.
“We only had eight weeks to film so you really had to come in being completely prepared and ready to go.”

And yet, the film depicts a very dark time in the history of Britain and the West, in general, as the Nazis seemed almost unbeatable.

Yes, I mean, particularly when you’re talking about a drama dealing with such a serious topic and, during the second World War, with so much at stake. For me, to create a character with that positivity and that joy to her was a really interesting challenge, and something that I really enjoyed doing.

Was there an added sense of responsibly as an actor because of the subject matter, both the code-breaking work at Bletchley Park and the deep relationship between Alan Turing and Joan?

Of course. I was trying to do my job as well as possible. I mean, you feel that on every film, but this one—with Turing and Bletchley Park—everybody felt it was just such an important story to tell, so I think that’s definitely the case. You know, we only had eight weeks to film so you really had to come in being completely prepared and ready to go because you didn’t have the time to make any mistakes. And here, it was a group of very, very professional actors, so everybody was ready for that.

To that end, how do you get prepared for a real-life character such as Joan?

I work a lot in historical dramas and one of the many reasons why I like working in them is because of the research. I just find all of that fascinating. It’s a good place to start for me. You know, you can find tiny little clues and little ideas that you can use all the way through.

Was there a particular quality about her that you centered on?

She’s somebody who is so overtly trying to break that kind of glass ceiling. I was interested in the way she did it and the fact that she didn’t do it by trying to smash it. She didn’t do it by screaming and shouting, she did it by being a little bit like sunshine and being the person that people wanted to be with. I liked that funny quality of hers, that slightly airy quality.

And she was so good with riddles and tests, as that wonderful crossword exam scene displayed. Honored as a Member of the British Empire, Clarke went on to have long and distinguished career at the U.K.’s GCHQ.

Yes, I was really interested in a character who is known for her intelligence. Yet, you know, when you think of a very intelligent character you sometimes think of them being quite hard and straight and sharp, and I wanted Joan to almost be the opposite of that. So I was definitely playing with those ideas, and again, I got that really from reading about her and from watching the documentaries where she’s featured.

While many of us know about the work done at Bletchley Park, the scope of Turing’s contribution and the terrible fate he suffered for his homosexuality remained hidden in many ways—especially here in America. As a Brit, did you know a lot about Turing?

I didn’t know about him until 2009, when there was this big push to get him pardoned. I think my sense of outrage of not having known about him, and anger about what had been done to him, is something that we definitely wanted people to feel when they saw this film. And I think that they have, and that’s fantastic.

You seem very proud.

I think just being a very, very small part in trying to get his name to a wider public, and his legacy to a wider public, is something very important to do. Yes, I’m very proud to have been a part of that.

“The Imitation Game” Official Trailer
Posted by Kayla on September 17, 2014 • Leave a message? / No Comments

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