Events & Outings Gallery
Amy was all smiles yesterday as she attended the GLSEN Respects Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills. She hit the red carpet in a stunning black dress and heels, which she accessorised with gold drop earrings and a matching gold purse.
The awards honour individual and corporate leaders who have made a significant contribution to ensuring safe schools for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trasngender children.
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Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner will all co-star in David O. Russell’s next film, an untitled drama originally called “American Bullshit.” The quartet will play, respectively, a con artist, the man’s mistress, a federal agent and a New Jersey state assemblyman
The drama is reportedly based on the true story of Mel Weinberg and the ABSCAM sting operation in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Check the press release from Atlas Entertainment:
The Untitled David O. Russell Project is based on the true story of a notorious financial con artist (Bale) and his mistress/partner in crime (Adams), who were forced to work with an out of control federal agent (Cooper) to turn the tables on other con artists, mobsters, and politicians. At the epicenter of the entire tale, is the passionate and volatile leader of the New Jersey state assembly (Renner) who is also the local hero and mayor of impoverished Camden.
Look for the untitled film to hit theaters in 2013. Read more info at the original source at Huffington Post.
Awards & Nominations
Amy Adams, a three-time best supporting actress Oscar nominee who is now in serious contention for her fourth nom in the category for Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master or Walter Salles’s On the Road or Clint Eastwood’s Trouble with the Curve, will receive the Hollywood Supporting Actress Award, LA Times said.
The Hollywood Film Awards, which are associated with the Hollywood Film Festival and determined by HFF founder and executive director Carlos de Abreu and his advisory team, recognize individuals for both career achievement and work released within the calendar year.
Previous recipients of the Hollywood Supporting Actress Award include Alison Lohman (2003), Susan Sarandon (2005), Sandra Bullock (2006), Jennifer Connelly (2007), Marisa Tomei (2008), Julianne Moore (2009), Helena Bonham Carter (2010), and Carey Mulligan (2011).
Articles & Interviews
NEW YORK — At times, Amy Adams feels as if she’s two very distinct people.
There’s the foxy Oscar nominee who shimmies down red carpets in stunning Giambattista Valli and Lanvin gowns. And then there’s the mom of Aviana, 2, who arrives for an interview in jeans and Converse sneakers, her auburn hair pulled back in a messy knot.
“I love that balance,” Adams says. “I had a talk-show blitz yesterday. I had three hours down, so I raced home, changed out of my nice clothes and we walked to Central Park and did the merry-go-round because I promised her we’d do it before we went back. And she remembers. And then we walked back.”
Adams, 38, took a year off to have her baby. Now she’s back, in three decidedly dissimilar films. In Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, she’s the scarily pitiless wife of a captivating, blustering quack-religious leader (Philip Seymour Hoffman). In Trouble with the Curve, she’s Clint Eastwood’s estranged daughter. In December’s On the Road, she’s Viggo Mortensen’s kooky, unstable common-law poet wife, playing a character based on Joan Vollmer. And next summer, she enters the superhero canon in Man of Steel as Lois Lane opposite Henry Cavill’s Clark Kent.
Trouble With The Curve
Trouble With The Curve’s old-fashioned qualities and romanticism veer into hokiness, but , but the film gets a major charge from Amy Adams, who plays Gus’ daughter Mickey. In a spirited, nuanced performance, Adams subtly undermines the film’s tacit approval of its protagonist’s ways. A dedicated lawyer on track for partnership at her Atlanta firm, Mickey’s learned to hide in her work and to keep people at an emotional distance from her dad, who shipped her away to live with family when she was six and her mother passed away.
Adams doesn’t play Mickey as brittle or snippy, which has become lazy actor shorthand for the workaholic females in movies. She’s guarded but warm, and keeps reaching out to her father via calls and dinners, despite his apparent indifference and unintentionally harsh words. We know that Gus loves his daughter, he just has trouble expressing it. When Mickey isn’t around, he has no trouble praising her in the presence of others. But over the course of the film, Mickey’s refusal to give up on her relationship with her father, despite being repeatedly rebuffed by him, starts looking more like strength than her remaining parent’s growling dedication to doing things the right way.
The same qualities show up in Mickey’s tentative romance with new scout Johnny (Justin Timberlake, always welcome), a former pitcher scouted by Gus years ago who blew out his arm and now aims for an announcer job. He charms his way past her defenses, and she in turn acknowledges her tendency to keep people at a distance. Mickey demonstrates that being able to bend, to acknowledge your faults and work on them requires more courage than always standing your ground. Adams quietly steals the movie out from under her co-star, and she does it while steering clear of the stereotypical ruts that could have mired her performance in mediocrity. Adams and her unexpected approach to her scenes with Eastwood bring Trouble With The Curve to life and give it more animation than its formula would suggest.
Read the complete review at Movieline