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This morning, The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence doled out the 2012 Academy Award nominations, and while none of the Twilight Saga castmembers or filmmakers were directly nominated, there were a few nods of interest toTwilight fans.
For starters, in the Best Picture category, two Twilight cast mate films were picked - The Help, which stars Bryce Dallas Howard ("Victoria" in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), and Midnight In Paris, which stars Michael Sheen ("Aro" - Volturi). Midnight In Paris also received several other nominations, including Best Original Screenplay and Best Director.
Both castmates are featured very prominently in these films, so they are probably pretty ecstatic about this news. Two of Howard's The Help co-stars, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer received Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress nominations as well. Spencer, by the way, was one of the first to react to this weekend's birth of Howard's new daughter.
Gil Birmingham's Rango (he voiced the character "Wounded Bird" for the film), meanwhile, was nominated for Best Animated Feature. That's about as good as it can get with these animated pictures, so congrats to Gil and the wholeRango team.
Next up, actor Demian Bichir was nominated for Best Actor for his work in Summit Entertainment's A Better Life - a film which was directed by The Twilight Saga: New Moondirector Chris Weitz.
Finally, there were a few technical nominations for Twilightcast films as well, including Best Costume Design forAnonymous (which stars Xavier Samuel and Jamie Campbell Bower) and Best Makeup for Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (which features Bower).- Lorabell
Balenciaga will soon have its own place in the Twilight. The brand has signed actress Kristen Stewart as the face of the newest Balenciaga fragrance for women.- Lorabell
Stewart, best known for her role as Bella Swan in the blockbuster movie saga, will represent a to-be-announced scent which is expected to be launched this fall.
“Balenciaga has always stood out to me,” Stewart told WWD on Thursday. “Even when I first began to consider fashion and admittedly rarely knew the brand I was wearing, I always recognized and loved Balenciaga. It feels full circle to be involved with something that spoke to me then and of course continues to excite me now. The brand is just cool. That’s the way it is. I feel drawn to it. It provokes on a number of levels. It isn’t afraid or contrived. It hits a very cool balance, always. Always pretty undeniable.”
Balenciaga creative director Nicolas Ghesquière called Stewart the muse for the new scent. “Kristen embodies the modernity of the new Balenciaga fragrance with her unique sensibility and intelligence,” said Ghesquière. “From her early appearance in ‘Panic Room’ to her independent choice of ‘Welcome to the Rileys,’ I’ve always sensed her progressive character. In 2006, I invited her to appear in a project shot by Bruce Weber. Since then, I’ve always wished to collaborate with her further, knowing that she shares the radical spirit of Balenciaga.”
Added Isabelle Guichot, chief executive officer of Balenciaga: “Kristen is the perfect choice as she embodies Nicolas Ghesquière’s unique vision for the second chapter in our fragrance history.”
Charlotte Gainsbourg remains the face of Balenciaga Paris, the first scent from the house, which was launched in 2010.
“Kristen stood out as an evident choice for this new fragrance,” added Catherine Walsh, senior vice president of American fragrances for Coty Prestige, a division of Coty Inc. “She has a unique sense of style, quite original and chic in the way she mixes fashion elements. Her elegant modernity and innate rebel style perfectly match with the spirit of Balenciaga.”
Stewart noted that after a busy 2011, she’s taking a bit of time to relax. “My horizon is clear as of now (except for this!) in terms of new projects, which feels incredible,” she said. “I have finished three films I can’t wait to see come to fruition this year, ‘On The Road,’ ‘Snow White and the Huntsman,’ and ‘Breaking Dawn 2.’”
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" may not be the end of Bella, Edward and Jacob's on-screen journey, according to the head of the franchise's new Hollywood home.
The chief executive of Lions Gate Entertainment, which on Friday acquired "Twilight" film studio Summit Entertainment for $412.5 million, said he believes the film franchise will continue to have value to his company,even after the Nov. 16 release of the fifth movie completes the adaptation of author Stephenie Meyer's four books.
"I'm anticipating 'Breaking Dawn Part 2' being $700 million-plus in worldwide box office," said Jon Feltheimer, predicting the next film would slightly outdo the $697 million global take of "Breaking Dawn Part 1."
Asked whether the franchise would continue in some form for Lions Gate, he added, "It's hard for me to imagine a movie that does $700 million-plus doesn't have ongoing value. It's an amazing franchise that they have done a great job of maintaining with absolutely no deterioration. So the simple answer is 'Boy I hope so.'"
One person close to the acquisition deal but not authorized to speak publicly suggested that because Lions Gate, unlike Summit, has a television production unit, it could adapt "Twilight" for the small screen.
Asked whether there was a possibility of bringing "Twilight" to television, Feltheimer answered, "I would certainly hope so."