Ewan McGregor campaigns for his first Oscar nom: would you hit it?

Here are some more photos from this year’s Governors Awards, which were held over the weekend. As I said in the Kristen Stewart post earlier, this event is for Oscar hopefuls to come and meet members of the Academy and try to convince them to nominate them for an Oscar. This is just about getting the nomination, so it makes sense that many of the people in attendance were from some of the smaller films hoping to be remembered by the Academy this year. One of those hopefuls? Ewan McGregor! Ewan hopes to get his first-ever Oscar nomination for The Impossible, that tearjerker movie about the 2004 tsunami. Everyone is saying that Ewan is wonderful in it, and he’s deserving of a nomination. Angelina Jolie even helped him campaign in London a few weeks ago! Anyway, he looks AMAZING here. Clean and conservative and handsome and Oscar-worthy. Is he overdressed though?

Amy Adams was there… she wants to get nominated for The Master. I guess it would be Best Supporting Actress? Most of the critics agree that Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman are worthy of nominations, and historically they love Amy, so maybe she’ll get nominated too.

Bradley Cooper wants to get nominated for Best Actor for Silver Linings Playbook. I guess I want to see the film, and maybe he’ll change my mind, but I’m just not that into B-Coop. I think he looks strung-out here. Bad move, Bradley. Would it have been so difficult for him to shower and shave?

Quentin Tarantino is a glorious mess. I LOVE HIM. He wants to get some nominations for Django Unchained – I’m assuming QT will get a nomination for Original Screenplay, but will he be nominated for Best Director? And will any of the actors be nominated? I think Leonardo might want to be recognized, but we’ll have to see where the buzz is in a month.

It’s still so weird to me that Seth MacFarlane is going to be the Oscar host. I know a lot of people throw a lot of shade at Seth, but I bet he manages to do a good job as host. He seems like he’ll take the task seriously, you know?

Jeffrey Katzenberg is receiving the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award this year. His friends Tom Hanks and Will Smith were there to celebrate him.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Ms Kay says:

    Hell to the YES id hit it! I like him more with his scruffy bear though… Funny he reminds me of Kenneth Branagh here..

  2. mila says:

    Hey, They just confirmed Kate Middleton’s pregnancy!

  3. roxy750 says:

    When I see Seth I think of the Brady guy. I just can’t get passed it.

  4. Miss Kiki says:

    I would hit soooo hard my lady cake would probably fall off after.

  5. shontay says:

    I saw Silver Linings yesterday. I liked it, but did not love it. I wanted to. I love Jennifer Lawrence, but in no way should she win for that. Actually, Bradley Cooper is most impressive and I’m not a fan of his at all. He won’t be nominated, though because the actor race is too crowded. It was good seeing Robert DeNiro in a solid role.

    I love Tarantino and I see him getting a screenplay nomination and MAYBE best picture b/c there’s more nominees now. Leo might get in there, but I expect the nominations to be the wins. If QT couldn’t win for Inglourious Basterds, I don’t know what he can win for.

    • angie says:

      And some say Jennifer Lawrence is the frontrunner (for now)… I don’t see her role as oscar worthy even if she is a good actress. Also, I’m wondering if winning an oscar at this stage of her career is a good thing. It seems too early and she is only 22.
      Her next role – in the movie Serena- seems more interesting to me. But she has Harvey Weistein to help her campaign. I wouldn’t hate it if she wins because I love her.

      • shontay says:

        She has momentum now, but I don’t expect that to continue. The role just isn’t substantial enough. Jessica Chastain and probably Marion Cotillard are more serious contenders. Again, I love Jennifer but this is just not Oscar stuff.

        I don’t think winning early would be bad for her at all. It would be amazing, but only for the right part. Winter’s Bone was a much better role/performance.

      • Liv says:

        Then I’d say Jessica Chastain wins, because Marion Cotillard just recently won. Plus Jessica is the “it-artsy-girl” at the moment.

      • Dana says:

        This +1
        It’s what I’ve been preaching for months… In no way it’s Jennifer’s role, Oscar material or even nom’ material for that matter. If it weren’t for Harvey’s maneuvers, they wouldn’t even take it seriously. There’s no gravitas there, the whole movie feels flat and no, I can’t take Cooper seriously. I don’t buy him as a character actor. Than again Jonah Hill got to be nominated… so anything’s possible. And in my opinion David O. Russel is way, way overrated… Everything he does is just bland and overhyped.
        Jennifer’s got potential but it feels like she burns too fast. And let’s not forget the Oscar curse especially in young actors. They just vanish after they win, franchise or no franchise.

    • j.eyre says:

      I saw it last week and I thought Bradley did a very good job (and I don’t believe I have ever uttered those words before). I would be OK with him getting the nomination – I think this is the first I have seen him go outside his comfort zone.

      • shontay says:

        @Liv: I don’t think Marion winning 4 years ago hurts her necessarily. Hilary Swank won in 2000 and 2005. I don’t think her movie will be as well liked as Zero Dark Thirty. I love Jessica and Marion, but I’d love to see Jessica win this time.

  6. Michele says:

    Ewan looks great but Bradley not so much. What’s going on with Bradley’s hair?

  7. Eleonor says:

    Oooh my future hubby looks hot, as usual.

  8. Summer says:


  9. bns says:

    Ewan looks botoxed.

    Actually…they all do.

  10. Jessica says:

    Ewan can campaign over at my house all he likes. Jesus, the man is gorgeous. And Amy Adams’ dress is hot.

    Bradley Cooper’s look has got to go. Save the grease and the stubble for your next Hangover.

  11. j.eyre says:

    I would hit it until Birnam wood do come to Dunisnane. Now and forever – he is on the permanent Hit List.

    I just watched Salmon Fishing in Yemen because of him. See, I would do anything for him.

  12. serena says:

    It’s offensive that Ewan and K-Stew were at the same event pro Oscar.

    Having said that, I hope he’ll get that Oscar.

  13. stellalovejoydiver says:

    yes, yes, I loved Trainspotting when I was 16, since then I´ve been an Ewan fan.
    Also I don´t know why, but I have an irrational amount of love for Quentin Tarantino, he could suck my toe all day long, I hope he wins Best Director.

  14. Christina says:

    No. Don’t like him. Never have. Yes, I suppose he’s good-looking, but I always think there’s something a bit ‘off’ and sleazy about him.

  15. Carolyn says:

    The “process” of getting votes and “campaigning” has no credibility.

    Yes I like Ewan. A lot.

  16. KellyinSeattle says:

    For a split second, I thought Ewan was Keifer Sutherland. Seth is hugely talented IMO

  17. Pauli says:

    Everyday of the week & twice on Sundays!

  18. lu says:

    I love Ewan, but The Impossible wasn’t really that good, neither was he. He wasn’t even in it much, Naomi Watts was the main character and better than him.
    I did cry a lot though!

  19. bettyrose says:

    I have no plans to see the movie in question, but if Ewan’s nominated I will watch the Oscars for the first time in years and send him all my mental support – just to see him accept that Oscar with his accent, hair, smile . . . wait, why don’t we just do an awards show that honors the magic that is Ewan?

  20. Mrs. Ari Gold says:

    Love Ewan! If he’s never been nominated before than it proves how irrelevant the Oscars are.

    Jessica Chastain is gonna get the Oscar and not Jennifer Lawrence. Lawrence’s role and performance are definitely NOT Oscar material.

  21. Jane says:

    I would hit that, and he’s way older than me. I forgot that Will Smith has two Oscar nominations.

  22. mom2two says:

    Ewan is deserving of a nod. He is a good looking man who can actually act. Some of the movies he has been in haven’t been that good, but he always gives a good performance. If K Stew and Bradley Cooper get a nod, I might be sick.