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I have been thinking about how I am going to cover the Oscar season this year and I am hoping to create individual pages for all the titles I think have a shot and update them as we get closer and closer to February 22, 2009, but for now I remain in limbo. However, that isn’t stopping the marketing train as posters, pics and info for Oscar contenders are starting to roll in and today we have posters for Doubt starring Amy Adams, Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman and The Secret Life of Bees starring Queen Latifah, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Sophie Okonedo, Alicia Keys and Paul Bettany.
Bees is set in South Carolina in 1964, the film is the moving tale of Lily Owens (Fanning) a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother (Hilarie Burton). To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father (Bettany), Lily flees with Rosaleen (Hudson), her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother’s past. Taken in by the intelligent and independent Boatwright sisters (Latifah, Okonedo and Keys), Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping, honey and the Black Madonna.
Doubt is set at a Catholic school in the Bronx, it centers on a nun who grows suspicious when a priest begins taking too much interest in the life of a young black student. Is she being overly protective or not protective enough? And can she work within the system to discover the truth?
Bees hits limited theaters in October while Doubt will be released in December. Both are generating some early Oscar buzz, but there is no telling where it will go from here. Streep is looking at a potential Best Actress nom while Davis may earn a Supporting Actress nom for Doubt. Bees is a little more iffy, perhaps a writing nom is in its future.
Below are the posters and you can click on the thumbnails at the bottom of the article for full-sized views.
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These are from Raimie (Mrs Scott the 2nd). Her friend Gia is in Wilmington and got to meet some of the cast. Sorry, some of the pictures are a little small but that’s the largest size I have.
–Looks like they filmed at the RC and the church. And thanks to reader Carolyn, she pointed out the RC doesn’t appear to have Peyton’s drawing on it or it is covered up.
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LOS ANGELES, Calif. –
After five seasons in front of the lens as Lucas Scott on “One Tree Hill,” Chad Michael Murray is stepping behind the camera when the show returns to The CW for season six.
“I get an opportunity to direct this year, coming up in a couple weeks,” he told Access Hollywood at the Teen Choice awards on Sunday.
The actor, who picked up the surfboard for Choice TV Actor in a Drama at the awards show, will also be flexing his screenwriting muscles, scripting an episode with a vintage flair.
“I wrote an episode and we’re going to film that in late October…We’re doing like a 1930’s black and white film noir [style],” he said.
Noir isn’t the only style Chad’s into. The actor, who rocked a black tie on the blue carpet, told Access he’s been into European fashion since a trip across the pond.
“I’ve actually been enjoying the British look recently,” he said. “I really like the European [look]. I spent a little while in France last summer and I really took it in.”