Earlier today, January 11th, Hugh Jackman attended the 13th Annual AFI Awards at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. Les Misérables stars Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne were also in attendance. The trio were there to support the film, which had been deemed one of the organization’s top ten films of the year. Pictures of the red carpet and reception have been added to the gallery.
A new film still from The Wolverine has been released, yet again showing a shirtless Hugh Jackman bearing his claws — although, this time, they’re the more typical adamantium look. This installment continuing the X-Men film franchise places Logan in Japan, and the photo gives the slightest hint of the new location with shoji screens in the background. Recently, director James Mangold stated on his Twitter that the first teaser footage from The Wolverine may debut in February. Let’s hope they deliver.
Earlier this evening, January 10th, Hugh Jackman attended the 18th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, where he was nominated – twice! – for Les Misérables. Unfortunately, Best Ensemble went to Silver Linings Playbook, and he lost Best Actor to the tremendous force that is Daniel Day-Lewis. Pictures from the event have been added to the gallery, with more to come. Check out Hugh’s new look with him sporting a goatee, as he started early principle photography on Prisoners just this week.
In case you missed the good news this morning, Hugh Jackman has been nominated for his first Oscar! As is tradition, he was contacted for a comment on the nod and how he feels regarding the honor. Check out what he said below, in which he sounds honestly flabbergasted:
“I hadn’t planned to listen live to the announcements, but when I got into the car this morning to go to work, the driver had the nominations streaming as they were being broadcast. To be honest, it’s very exciting but all a bit surreal, and it hasn’t fully sunk in yet. This is a brilliant awards year that has been defined by an eclectic list of stories that have been told by incredibly talented and courageous filmmakers, and it’s an honor to be mentioned in the same sentence as the other nominees in the Best Actor category. Having hosted the show, I have seen so many different sides of the Oscars, but to be an actual nominee is something I never would have dreamed possible.”
This morning, the nominations came in for the 85th Academy Awards — and there’s great news: Hugh Jackman earned his very first Oscar nomination, for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Congratulations, Hugh! Les Misérables scored a respectable eight nominations total, including Best Picture and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Anne Hathaway.
The original song composed for Hugh, “Suddenly,” written by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer, and Alain Boublil has also been nominated. Unfortunately, performers of nominated songs receive no accolades; however, hopefully we can expect Hugh to sing the song live during the Oscar broadcast, to be held February 24th on ABC.
Check out the list of fellow actors Hugh was nominated alongside for Best Actor:
Actor in a Leading Role
Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln Hugh Jackman – Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
Denzel Washington – Flight
This morning, the EE British Academy Film Awards announced their nominations for the 2013 season. Les Misérables fared very well, scoring nine nominations — the second highest, tied with Life of Pi and only one below Lincoln‘s ten nods. The most exciting news, however, is that Hugh Jackman has been nominated for a BAFTA: Leading Actor. Congratulations, Hugh! Check out his fellow actor nominees below, then head to the source for the entire list of 2013 BAFTA nominations:
BEN AFFLECK – Argo
BRADLEY COOPER – Silver Linings Playbook
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS – Lincoln HUGH JACKMAN – Les Misérables
JOAQUIN PHOENIX – The Master
Nearly one month ago while in London, Hugh Jackman taped an appearance for “The Graham Norton Show” — a special to be aired on New Year’s Eve on BBC. The episode is now available online in its entirety; however, as the beginning focuses solely on Tom Cruise and Rosamund Pike, you may want to skip to about 18 minutes in. The interview – in typical Graham Norton fashion – is absolutely hilarious, as Hugh is joined with Billy Crystal and comedian John Bishop. It may be considered NSFW at certain points, as it does get a little naughty. You can also see pictures from the event in the gallery.
There have been so many Les Misérables articles and interviews recently that it’s be a bit tough to catch up. Not to mention, a lot of them repeat information so individual updates almost seem redundant. Because I know I’m a bit behind, however, I figure I’d include a “round-up” of some recent press featuring Hugh. Some of these are in the press archive, though I strongly encourage you to visit the original source to read the material anyway. Those marked with an asterisk (*) are recommended:
Earlier today, December 21st, Les Misérables held its Australian premiere in Sydney. Aussies Hugh Jackman and co-star Russell Crowe were both in attendance at the event. Pictures from the premiere are still coming in, so I’ll be adding them as they become available. In the meantime, enjoy those already available in the gallery, as Hugh looks beautiful in his tuxedo. Check out a couple of videos below:
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