The latest issue of People magazine features tons of Oscar nominees in their Academy Awards portfolio – Amy Adams included! She looks stunning as she poses on a ladder trying to cut out a… giraffe (?) from a big bush. Truly a funny but gorgeous picture. She talks about the character that got her the Oscar-nom, Peggy Dodd, in The Master and what made her play the the part. She also reveals the moment she realized she wanted to become an actor: when she saw Olivia Newton-John kiss John Travolta in Grease!
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Once again, Time has published their list with the Oscar 2013 Great Performances and Amy is one of them. For this year’s Great Performances portfolio, TIME asked fashion photographer Paola Kudacki to take portraits of 11 actors, all of whom appeared in 2012 films that captured key moments in history, and several of whom portrayed real-life people. You will find a beautiful portrait, the video interview and screencaptures added to our site.
Performance: Peggy Dodd in The Master (Oscar nomination, Best Supporting Actress)
“We were a society in transition,” says Adams of The Master’s postwar setting. “Women were given responsibility in wartime, and then it was back to the kitchen and take care of your man. The perception of what was available to women in that era was so different.”
Deadline is reporting that Amy Adams has stepped down the Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places adaptation.
It looks like Gillian Flynn is Hollywood’s hot new author. Even though she’s only written three novels to date, “Gone Girl” has David Fincher kicking the tires on the director’s chair, “Sharp Objects” is brewing over at Blumhouse (“Paranormal Activity,” “Insidious”) and “Dark Places” has already attracted the attention of Amy Adams. And while the actress has moved on from the developing movie, a no less talented name may be taking her place.
Deadline reports that Charlize Theron is now circling the lead role. [Source]
I have added to our video archive some videos of Amy on Santa Barbara International Film Festival, while accepting the Cinema Vanguard Award.
Amy answered questions about her life and career during a 90-minute interview with moderator Pete Hammond before she was presented with her award. She later acknowledged, though, that she has “horrible stage-fright,” which cannot have been helped by the fact that the audience consisted not only of roughly 2,000 festivalgoers, but also her Master writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson and co-star/fellow Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix.
Eventually, Anderson, who doesn’t attend many awards ceremonies, came out to share a few words about Adams and then present her with her award. He noted that she is a timeless sort of actress who would have fit in perfectly in a classic film from, say, 1947 — something she had disputed earlier in the evening, joking, “My mouth is crooked and they would never have accepted me in that era” — and he provoked laughter from her and everyone else by insinuating that she is a drug addict and adding, in a reference to a scene in The Master that was lost on some audience members, that she is the person to go to “if you ever want a handjob delivered with maximum efficiency.”
In accepting her award Adams said, “I didn’t expect tonight to be what it was. [source]
Four-time Academy Award nominee Amy Adams was honored with the Cinema Vanguard Award at the 28th Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Thursday Jan. 31, 2013. Adams looked back on her extraordinary career as an actress and shared how she took on such unique and strong characters in such films as “Junebug,” “Enchanted,” “Doubt,” “Julie & Julia,” “The Fighter,” and “The Master.”
The Cinema Vanguard Award is presented by the festival to an actor who shows fearless commitment to the craft. Adams was presented with her award by her “The Master” director Paul Thomas Anderson. Her co-star in the film, Joaquin Phoenix, was in the audience to pay tribute to her.
I have over 160 HQ pictures up in the gallery, as you can see below: