The Producers Guild unveiled the year’s best in film and TV producing Saturday at the 31st annual PGA Awards at the Hollywood Palladium, with Universal’s 1917 taking the top film prize. It keeps the momentum going strong for Sam Mendes’ World War I epic, which is produced and financed by Amblin Partners and New Republic, after it picked up the Golden Globe for Best Picture – Drama earlier this month.
Other honorees included Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner of Plan B, who received the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt and writer-director Quentin Tarantino may have shown up a little late coming from the annual AFI Awards lunch (Jan 03), but the point is, they showed up! We weren’t lying! The trio sat down with For Your Consideration host Scott Mantz as part of the FYC Screening Series at ArcLight Cinemas, where Tarantino revealed that he watches the show!
The Provence pink powerhouse is teaming with one of the top grower Champagne producers. Plus, behind the scenes of the new Piper-Heidsieck Prohibition-themed Oscars bottle
When Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie separated nearly four years ago, rosé observers wondered what would become of their Côtes de Provence estate, Château Miraval. At very least, it would likely be stuck in custody limbo while terms of the divorce dragged on, wrote the skeptics.
Instead, things have been busier than ever, with the co-owning Perrin family of the Rhône’s Château de Beaucastel propping up Miraval through the difficult split of its other parents. Last year, we reported that Miraval had unveiled a shiny new top-of-the-line cellar and released a new (record-breaking) prestige rosé cuvée, Muse de Miraval, from the vineyard’s best and oldest parcels. Now, winemaker Marc Perrin tells us a Miraval Champagne is next.
“We are working very hard on that right now with Rodolphe Péters, from Pierre Péters,” Perrin told us. One of Champagne’s hottest grower-producers, Péters has made a splash with his unusual rosé-making technique, blending a saignée of Pinot Meunier with Chardonnay—though no word yet on the style of the Miraval Champagne. “We will create the only Champagne house which only makes rosé,” said Perrin. “We are going to try to push the quality of rosé as far as possible in Champagne.” We’re feeling confident Miraval’s new marriage of talents can make it work.
In “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” Leonardo DiCaprio plays a struggling actor who can only dream of being nominated for an Academy Award. He has to fight for good parts, is never recognized for industry accolades and is forced to travel overseas to get work.
You and costar Brad Pitt seem to have grown especially close on the awards trail. How has your friendship evolved since filming?
Both of us connected with the relationship that the two characters have in the film — the support system they have for one another. Having grown up in this industry around the same time and places, we just clicked into these people. It was a really natural, implicit understanding. It was amazing working with Brad.
At the Golden Globes this month, he cracked that he thought Jack should’ve shared the life raft with Rose at the end of “Titanic.” Were you surprised by the depth of his “Titanic” knowledge?
He always comes prepared with some good quip on stage — especially the last-minute ones.
Renee Zellweger is a surefire winner for her Judy Garland impression because Academy Award voters love that kind of overwrought work.
And the nomination for arguably the most star-laden loaded category in recent Academy Awards history goes to:
Best supporting actor, with nominees Tom Hanks (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”), Anthony Hopkins (“The Two Popes”), Al Pacino and Joe Pesci (both for “The Irishman”) and “Brad Pitt (“Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”).
Pitt is the only one of those modern-day icons who has yet to win at least one acting Oscar. He’s also the favorite in the category — and his fierce, funny, deadpan performance in “OUTIH” also happens to be the most deserving…
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
Fresh off his Golden Globes win for his role in Quenin Tarantino’s film. Once Upon a time in Hollywood, iconic America actor Brad Pitt sat down with New Europe’s Federico Grandesso while the latter was in Venice to promote the science fiction film Ad Astra, his most, and a collaboration with director James Gray.
NEW EUROPE (NE): What’s your feeling about the major success of Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood?
BRAD PITT (BP): Well, that the movie was well-received by the critics and audiences alike, and has made a huge earning at the US box office, was expected. I think it’s great. It’s big for a Quentin film that it could still land like that. I think it was the only original content released over last summer that is neither a sequel nor based on a comic book or something like that. So, it’s no small feat. It says a lot that the studios can still gamble on films like his. I’m really pleased for it because the film was well-suited to my taste, of course.
MILAN — Brioni is taking the collaboration with brand ambassador Brad Pitt one step further.
The Rome-based men’s wear brand unveiled on Friday its spring 2020 campaign fronted by the American A-lister actor and producer and WWD has learned that it will also release a Brad Pitt signature line of exclusive items, including a limited-edition suit and tuxedo featuring a customized label. A Brioni spokesperson confirmed the rumor. The first limited-edition styles will be unveiled in the second half of 2020.
Pitt most recently wore Brioni as he accepted his Golden Globe award as supporting actor for his role as aging stuntman Cliff Booth in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” He has often appeared on the red carpet sporting the brand’s tailoring, such as black bespoke tuxedos both at the Cannes Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival last year.
Commenting on the campaign, Brad Pitt said, “I’ve always admired Brioni’s elegant and timeless designs,” Pitt said of the black-and-white campaign, lensed in Los Angeles by Mikael Jansson. “The brand embodies creativity, quality and excellence.”
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A nice segment from an interview with Brenda Blethyn, who played Brad’s mother in A River Runs Through It
What was it like working with Robert Redford, who directed A River Runs Through It?
When I turned up on set in the US we went inside his trailer to talk about my character. He said: ‘Your character is a very hard-working lady. When things get tough she just, erm, she just, er…’ And I said: ‘Gets on with it.’ He said: ‘Excuse me?’ He thought I’d told him get on with it! My character was a Scottish Presbyterian, so I’d boned up on the Scottish accent, but he told me she wasn’t Scottish and that her accent was Middle American. I had three weeks before filming began so I spent all the time in a small town in Montana and just got into conversation with local people until I learnt it.
You were Brad Pitt’s mum in that film, weren’t you?
This was in 1992 before he was a star. We had a water pistol fight one day but he cheated because he filled two!
Golden Globe nominee Brad Pitt showed some love to one of the overlooked actors at this year’s ceremony: Paul Walter Hauser from Clint Eastwood’s drama “Richard Jewell.”
“I’ll tell you a performance I just loved. I don’t know if he’s out tonight, but Paul Walter Hauser,” Pitt told Variety’s Marc Malkin on the Globes red carpet. “He was just so moving in ‘Richard Jewell.’ The degree of difficulty and what he gave, what he did with it was really surprising to me. I almost teared up.”
The “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” star also shouted out to Hauser’s fellow “Richard Jewell” co-stars: “Sammy Rocks and Kathy Bates, they were just amazing,” he said.
Brad received an award for Best Supporting Actor for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Be sure to watch his wonderful acceptance speech at our SimplyBrad.com’s Instagram!