EDA Awards

The EDAs are named in honour of AWFJ founder Jennifer Merin’s mother, Eda Reiss Merin, a stage, film and television actress whose career spanned more than 60 years. The AWFJ also use it as an acronym for Excellent Dynamic Activism.

Brad won: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood

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Brad Pitt Recieves BAFTA Nomination for Supporting Actor

“Joker,” “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” and “The Irishman” have come out on top in the nominations for the 2020 British Academy of Film and Television’s Film Awards.

“Joker” had 11 noms, and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “The Irishman” scored 10 noms apiece. Off the back of its Globes success, “1917” landed nine.

The 73rd BAFTA Film Awards will take place at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall on Sunday, Feb. 2. Talk show host Graham Norton hosts this year, taking the reins from Joanna Lumley who fronted the ceremony for the previous two years.

The awards will be broadcast on the BBC. Pre-awards red carpet coverage will be streamed on BAFTA’s social media channels.

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Brad and Leonardo on WTF With Marc Maron Podcast

During a victory lap for their movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio put movie stardom on hold for an hour to have a chat with Marc. They talk about their early days as show business outsiders, the moment they knew their lives would never be the same, the times they’ve known a movie they’re in is going to tank, why they don’t want to direct and why they love to produce. This episode is sponsored by SimpliSafe and Everything’s Gonna Be Okay on Freeform.

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Note to listeners: The podcast is phenomenal! It is hilarious, yet due to language it is NSFW.

Golden Globes: Brad Pitt Thanks “All-Star” Co-Star Leonardo DiCaprio in Best Supporting Actor Speech

Brad Pitt on Sunday night nabbed the Golden Globe for his work on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

In the Quentin Tarantino-directed film, Pitt plays Cliff Booth, the skilled stuntman and best friend of Leonard DiCaprio’s Rick Dalton. The film sees the actor fighting against Mike Moh’s Bruce Lee and taking on the Charles Manson girls.

But while Pitt was thrilled to receive the honor, he acknowledged his fellow nominees, thanking them for inspiring him. “When I was starting out these names — Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Tom Hanks and Anthony Hopkins — were like gods to me,” he told the Beverly Hilton audience. “This is an honor in itself.”

The actor then went on to thank DiCaprio. “Before The Revenant, I used to watch, year after year, his co-stars accept awards, get up and thank him profusely,” Pitt said. “I know why — he’s an all-star, he’s a gent and I wouldn’t be here without you.”

He also took the time to make a Titanic joke, telling the fellow actor, “I would’ve shared the raft.”

Pitt brought his speech to an end encouraging attendees to be kind. “If you have the chance to be kind to someone tomorrow, take it,” he said. “I think we need it.”

Pitt’s win on Sunday marked his second Golden Globe nod, following his win in the same category for 1995’s Twelve Monkeys.

The annual awards show saw Ricky Gervais return as host and aired on NBC.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Used a Real Flamethrower in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

“Oh, that was a real flamethrower.”

Leonardo DiCaprio talked about the tough day on the set of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” when he had to use a flamethrower to burn up a pack of brave stuntmen dressed as Nazis. He was joined by co-stars Brad Pitt, Julia Butters, Margaret Qualley and Mike Moh to discuss Quentin Tarantino’s film during the Variety Screening Series presented by Vudu.

“The first day I used that was a really hard day. All the greatest stuntmen in this town’s history showed up for that Nazi convention. It was amazing. I really had to blast them with a real flamethrower and torch all of them,” DiCaprio said.

The initial flamethrower scene was part of Rick Dalton’s (DiCaprio) fictional movie-within-a-movie called “The 14 Fists of McCluskey,” which was also a reference to the fiery ending of Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds.” The devastating weapon returned in the dramatic finale of “Once Upon a Time,” as well.

“That heat just wafted right back into my face. I started to get chronic headaches that day. I knew the flamethrower thing was coming back up again, but that was in the opener, thank God,” DiCaprio said.

Pitt, who played Dalton’s stunt double, Cliff Booth, had a laugh when he saw his co-star’s name on the call sheet for that day.

“It said ‘LDC flamethrower rehearsal,’” he said. “I was like, ‘Aww, that’s going to suck. That’s really going to suck.’” Read more and watch the video.