Academy Nominations Lunch

Academy Nominations Lunch


Elizabeth Olsen at Spirit Award

Elizabeth Olsen at Spirit Award


Michelle Williams, was named best actress for her role in the biopic “My Week With Marilyn,” in which she portrays the iconic star Marilyn Monroe at the Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 25. Williams also won a Golden Globe for her performance and is nominated for an Academy Award. Elizabeth Olsen competed for Best Actress honors for her work in “Martha Marcy May Marlene” but ended up losing out the Michelle Williams.

Oscar photo-op

Oscar photo-op


Oscar nominated Michelle Williams and Kenneth Branagh

Oscar nominated Michelle Williams and Kenneth Branagh


Michelle Williams picks up her second consecutive lead actress Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in “My Week With Marilyn,” in which she plays the troubled sex symbol during the production of “The Prince and the Showgirl” with Laurence Olivier. Williams earned a lead actress nomination for 2010’s “Blue Valentine” and a supporting actress nod for 2005’s “Brokeback Mountain.” She won the Golden Globe early last week for lead actress in a motion picture comedy or musical for the “Marilyn” role.

Belfast-born Kenneth Branagh was nominated in the Best Supporting Actor Oscar category for My Week with Marilyn. Kenneth Branagh’s Oscar nod comes after his BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for his portrayal of Laurence Olivier in My Week With Marilyn. This tells the story of the creen icon’s arrival in Britain to film The Prince and the Showgirl and of the fraught relationship between the American actress and the British stage star.


Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

The Weinstein Company (TWC) acquired U.S. distribution rights, along with Pan Asian TV rights, to Paul Andrew Williams’ feature film SONG FOR MARION starring Terence Stamp
Shot in England’s County Durham with great support from the community, SONG FOR MARION is a London-set comedic drama, about grumpy pensioner Arthur (Terence Stamp) who is reluctantly inspired by his beloved wife Marion (Vanessa Redgrave) to join a highly unconventional local choir.