If there’s one thing the indie “To Leslie” doesn’t have, it’s money, a campaign insider told IndieWire. So why the sudden endorsement of celebrities from Gwyneth Paltrow to Kate Winslet?
At 6 degrees of separation between Gwyneth Paltrow and Andrea Riseborough, the dotted line is less clear. So what the heck is going on with Riseborough’s Best Actress Oscar campaign for the indie film To Leslie, and why from Paltrow to Kate Winslet, Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett, Courteney Cox, Demi Moore, Mia Farrow and Joe Mantegna. , Sorvino, Charlize Theron, Sarah Paulson, Edward Norton, Jennifer Aniston, Jane Fonda suddenly endorsed?
In a recent Q&A with Riseborough, hosted by Winslet herself, the fellow actress called Riseborough’s turn in the Michael Morris-directed film “one of the best performances I’ve ever seen.” I called. (Not one to be left out. Amy Adams will be on deck to moderate her own Q&A later today.)
Paltrow called the film a “masterpiece” and said he was “stunned” that Riseborough was someone “deserving of every award that exists and every award yet to be invented”. Blanchett gave her performance as an alcoholic West Texas single mother seeking redemption after Riseborough wasted her lottery win on stage Sunday at the Critics’ Choice Awards for “TÁR” the most of the year. Listed as one of his overlooked performances.
The meme appeared over the weekend — Baby Annette wins best actress award for Riseborough! Barack Obama is We’ve revised our list of the best movies of the year to include “To Leslie”! — it glorified the conspiracy. Melissa Leo went rogue in 2011’s ‘The Fighter’ FYC ad campaign, filling pages of print industry publications with glamorous shots that urged voters to ‘consider…’ Or when Sally Kirkland was nominated for Best Actress for “Anna” in 1987? Or was Mark Rylance not campaigning at all when he won Best Supporting Actor for “Bridge of Spies” in 2016? Whether they were ranked 10th or 10th, they were all part of the conversation in some way. But “To Leslie” is a rare precedent.
On the one hand, Hollywood is so cynical and disgusting that experts can’t believe that goodwill for a genuinely great performance by one actress deserves the endorsement of another? was released in October by Momentum Pictures, but grossed only $27,000.
IndieWire spoke with an insider close to the campaign. Riseborough is represented by her CAA as rich and powerful, so it’s hard to overstate how suddenly (in Hollywood her star-studded parlance) Hollywood would endorse a relatively unknown actress. Several Sweetness of the deal. “We can’t afford to advertise,” Morris told his THR.
As an insider explained to IndieWire, when word of mouth for the SXSW premiere of “To Leslie” began to rumble in October, after a call in place from filmmaker Michael Morris, who directed the episode, Charlize Theron and Ed Norton boarded to help with the screening. of “Better Call Saul,” “13 Reasons Why,” and “Shameless.” “Bloodline” etc. (“To Leslie” is her feature film debut.)
As filmmakers and talent began to react to the film, Riseborough and her team got serious about their latest campaign in December in the wake of her nomination for Best Actress at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. I worked on So, with 8.2 million followers, Paltrow’s Instagram post piqued the interest of all her celebrity friends. As one insider pointed out, if there’s one thing this movie is missing, it’s money.
Still, it may be too late for Riseborough to kick out one of the actresses currently in the Best Actress Oscars bubble, but if this campaign revealed anything, more people would know from the start. that should have been done. Wear everything from the musical Matilda to body hijacking in Brandon Cronenberg’s The Owner. She also gives her best performance in an episode of 2017’s ‘Black Mirror’, the unrelenting Scandinoir-esque ‘Crocodile’.
Today is the deadline for voting, so wait a minute too little too late. Even if Riseborough didn’t get nominated, at least she’d be in a better position to win her award for the film Her Independent Her Spirit in March, but more people would appreciate who she is. Because we know how, next time we will be much closer to being nominated.
And if she gets nominated, good things might happen in Hollywood.