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With an Oscar nomination comes lots of attention, starting with a special feature in this year’s Entertainment Weekly Oscar Guide. Along with his fellow Best Actor nominees, Hugh has a one-page profile. There’s a mention of previous Jean Valjean Colm Wilkinson giving Hugh advice for the role, along with more generous compliments from Les Misérables director Tom Hooper: “[Hugh is] truly a good man, with a great moral compass,” says Hooper. “And I think that’s a part of why he makes a good Valjean.” This is from the January 25th issue of EW, so try to pick up a copy!
After winning a Golden Globe, Hugh Jackman headed over to the Beverly Hilton Hotel to celebrate in style. The NBCUniversal after-party for the Globes was a star-studded affair, with the team of Les Misérables in attendance (Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, and director Tom Hooper) along with Jessica Chastain, Ewan McGregor, Isla Fisher, Bill Murray, 50 Cent, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler. Pictures from the red carpet and the party have been added to the gallery.
After attending the BAFTA LA tea party, Hugh Jackman hopped over to the JW Marriott this evening, January 12th. The purpose was for the 2013 G’Day USA Gala, a black tie event honoring Australian stars. Others in attendance included Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Glenn Close, and Bella Heathcote; Aussie chef Curtis Stone prepared the multi-course menu. Paul Hogan and Rose Byrne received special awards at the gala, with Hugh presenting the Australian icon award to Hogan for his work in Crocodile Dundee, Australia’s number-one grossing film of all time.
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
FOR THE FULL LIST OF NOMINEES, GO HERE.