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:
Back on December 3rd, Hugh Jackman met with Josh Horowitz for “MTV After Hours,” but the “interview” was only posted yesterday. I’m not sure if there will be more to this, as it’s just a parody of Hugh joking he’ll be making a movie based on Josh’s life, but it’s pretty funny regardless. It’s a miracle Hugh managed to deliver some of these lines – especially the song at the end – without bursting into laughter. Check out pictures from the interview below, or the short video below.
On December 20th, Hugh Jackman joined Les Misérables director Tom Hooper and producer Cameron Mackintosh for a photo call. It took place in front of the gorgeous and iconic Sydney Opera House, providing an amazing backdrop for the Australian shoot. Several images from the photo call have been added to the gallery. The Sydney premiere is scheduled for today, December 21st.
Early December 20th, Hugh Jackman appeared on Australia’s morning show, “TODAY,” to talk about Les Misérables. He was eventually joined by director Tom Hooper and producer Cameron Mackintosh to talk about the film, which was full of compliments. At the end, Hugh joins chef Curtis Stone to try a turkey roast recipe. Just as a notice: the first video doesn’t feature any interview and serves as a short summary of Hugh’s career, if you’re interested. The rest of the videos are below.
The latest Les Misérables featurette tells us what we already know: Hugh Jackman is Jean Valjean. In it, he talks about the daunting nature of tackling the role in such an epic-sized movie-musical. There are clips of “Valjean’s Soliloquy” throughout, emphasizing the hard work Hugh put into playing a character. Near the end, compliments from cast and crew only help to prove that Hugh was the right man for the job — especially when Cameron Mackintosh specifically comments on Hugh’s spirituality, which was necessary to have in any actor portraying Jean Valjean.
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