On 22 January 2008, the nominees for the 80th Academy Awards, to be hosted for a second time by Jon Stewart, will be announced. Despite Paramount's shoddy treatment of Zodiac (see earlier post), the film is still in the running. Here are three of the posters, which have been submitted to the relevant press to remind those who make the decisions about this wonderful film from the Spring.
And to remind us of the days of Zodiac's release, here is a video clip of Jake Gyllenhaal and Mark Ruffalo at the special screening of Zodiac in NYC, which took place the day before the LA premiere. I find it interesting that Jake says that he didn't discuss the seventies with his parents, but this may be because, as Jake also says, his character in Zodiac has a timeless quality to him, unlike Mark's Toschi who appears as if from a seventies' men's catalogue. Unfortunately, I turned up at the LA premiere but Jake didn't.
Both Jake and Maggie have been busy for charity recently. Maggie has teamed up with Trickle Up and designer TenThousandThings to create a necklace for the Seed A Dream campaign, which aims to help fight poverty by selling a special necklace. The video to accompany the appeal is narrated by Maggie. Here it is:
In another project, Maggie and Jake are among the stars designing and decorating kites which will be sold on ebay from next week. The proceeds will benefit the Afghanistan Relief Organization (AFO), which helps raise cash for the training of teachers and the construction of rural libraries in Afghanistan.
Maggie at the New Museum
Last night, Maggie was one of the stars to attend the grand reopening of New York's New Museum, an event hosted by Calvin Klein.
The Joker's looking fine!
The Joker has two forthcoming magazine covers. I love to see Heath Ledger getting this level of attention, disguised as he is. The first is for Empire and the second is for Wicked. The Empire cover is sensational!
Includes pictures from Awards Daily, Getty, Empire and Wizard.