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Amy Adams joins Christian Bale ‘VICE’ Special Screening and Q&A

On November 17, Annapurna realized a “Vice” special screening in Westwood, with the presence of writer/director/producer Adam McKay, Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Tyler Perry. Reviews are embargoed by now but social media reactions says that it’s a great movie and they’re coming to fight for the Oscar. Some reactions collected by The Playlist:

Dave Karger: Happy to report that #Vice is as entertaining, illuminating, and infuriating as Adam McKay’s last movie, The Big Short. The sharp screenplay and the astonishing Christian Bale are locks for nominations, and I’d predict makeup, Amy Adams for supporting, and Best Picture too.

Anne Thompson: Christian Bale does deliver an extraordinary performance in Vice that will score Oscar points. Amy Adams does too; she admires Lynne Cheney as a powerful pioneer woman. Tyler Perry met with Colin Powell, who made him read his book.

Scott Mantz: VICE: WOW! Bold, daring, very ambitious! Bravura writing & directing by Adam McKay! Gripping & riveting dark comedy! Tour-de-force performances by #ChristianBale & #AmyAdams! Bale will WIN the Oscar for Best Actor!

Eric Davis: #Vice is a bold and horrifying film about the abuse of power and its far-reaching and long-lasting consequences. Incredible performances (Bale, Adams, Carell, Rockwell are all fantastic), and McKay’s whip-smart, inventive storytelling keeps you invested & entertained

Gregory Ellwood: Vice is excellent filmmaking. Wish it found a way to explain Cheney’s motivations more but it’s main focus is the damage he has done. Bale is fantastic. Carrell is great. It’s likely Adams vs King for Supporting Actress.

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Amy Adams joins Nicole Kidman at Variety’s Actors on Actors Awards Studio Day 1

Amy Adams suits up for the 2018 Variety Studio: Actors on Actors on Saturday (November 17) at Goya Studios in Los Angeles.

Other stars at the event included Nicole KidmanCharlize TheronMichael B. JordanEmily BluntHugh JackmanLin-Manuel MirandaFelicity JonesDakota Johnson, Lady Gaga and Constance Wu.

Each year, Variety Studios features exclusive one-on-one conversations with actors and actresses from the year’s most notable films who are expected to contend this Awards season.

Clips from the event will appear on Variety.com starting at the beginning of December with full episodes to premiere on PBS SoCal KOCE (and will stream on pbssocal.org) beginning on Tuesday, January 8th.

Amy was wearing a Galvan London dress and Stuart Weitzman shoes.

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Amy Adams to receive SFFILM Awards!

Amy will be honored at the San Francisco Film Society’s Annual Awards with the ‘Peter J. Owens Award’ on December 3!

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Annual Fundraiser Benefits SFFILM’s Youth Education Programs and Marks the High Point of Awards Season in the San Francisco Bay Area

SFFILM has announced several individuals scheduled to attend and accept honors at the 2018 SFFILM Awards Night (formerly Film Society Awards Night), its annual fundraising celebration honoring achievement in filmmaking craft. This year’s edition of the dinner and awards presentation event—leveraging its new position in the fall after a wildly successful move in 2017—takes place Monday, December 3rd at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts Exhibition Center.

Taking cues from similar awards season events in Palm Springs and Santa Barbara, SFFILM Executive Director Noah Cowan says “More awards isn’t good enough anymore. What people want and need is a unique voice that can actually speak to the qualities of individual contenders.”

Amy Adams will receive the Peter J. Owens Award for Acting, for her performance as Lynne Cheney in Adam McKay’s Vice, opening on Christmas Day from Annapurna Pictures. The Peter J. Owens Award, named after the late local cultural benefactor and longtime SFFILM board member, honors an actor whose work exemplifies brilliance, independence and integrity. Past recipients include Kate Winslet (2017), Ellen Burstyn (2016), Richard Gere (2015), Jeremy Irons (2014), Harrison Ford (2013), Judy Davis (2012), Terence Stamp (2011), Robert Duvall (2010), Robert Redford (2009), Maria Bello (2008), and Robin Williams (2007).

Amy Adams is honored at the Baby2Baby Gala

Amy Adams attended the 2018 Baby2Baby Gala on Saturday (November 10) in Culver City, Calif, where she was honored.

She’s a quiet philanthropist,” said Sam Taylor-Johnson of Amy Adams, who was honored at Baby2Baby Gala with its Giving Tree Award. “But Amy literally does not run from s–t.” Taylor-Johnson shared the humorous story of how she and Adams became friends; she mistakenly called Adams instead of her acupuncturist/herbalist, also named Amy, when she was suffering from an unfortunate stomach bug. Only after sharing the graphic details of her plight did she realize she was talking to Adams. “Our kids go to school together, and I was mortified when I saw her the next day, but she just gave me a big hug and asked if I was feeling better,” Taylor-Johnson said.

Adams went on to share the little-known story that she herself was once in a position where she might have become “at risk” as a young teen, and it was the charity of strangers that set her on the right path and instilled her commitment to give to others:

I don’t talk about it a lot…but when I was a young teen, I was in a position where I might become at risk,” Amy Adams said in her acceptance speech while receiving the Giving Tree Award at the Baby2Baby gala Saturday night.

You never know when an act of generosity will create a moment of great change, because I myself have been a recipient of so much generosity,” the actress said, crediting “a community of individuals” and “the generosity of strangers” with helping her get to where she is today.

In a single night, the star-studded gala raised a record breaking $4.3 million in donations — enough to fund a year’s worth of efforts by the non-profit, run solely by mothers, to provide diapers, clothing and basic necessities to children in need.

Celebrity moms were out in force at Saturday’s event, including former Giving Tree award recipients Jennifer Garner and Jessica Alba, plus Olivia WildeAli WongBusy PhilippsZoe SaldanaJenna DewanJulie BowenZooey DeschanelKelly RowlandOlivia MunnLeslie MannMolly SimsLauren Conrad and Ayesha Curry, Ryan Michelle Bathe and October Gonzalez.

Adams was also one of several celebrity guests to acknowledge the recent fires in Los Angeles.

I would like to take a moment to send my thoughts to those who have been affected by the fires,Adams said in her speech.

Amy was wearing a Peter Pilotto dress and Norman Silverman jewelry.

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Amy Adams at Deadline’s The Contenders

Amy was at Deadline’s The Contenders to talk about her upcoming movie “Vice”. Read more:

At Deadline’s The Contenders Los Angeles today, Annapurna Pictures showed off two dramas from their impressive awards-season slate, and a unifying concern emerged: The American Dream, and the ways it has changed over time. While members of the privileged class have bent it into a new, baser shape, for those less fortunate, it’s often denied altogether.

The first of the two films at hand was Adam McKay’s Vice, his follow-up to The Big Short, which took on the 2008 financial crisis and won McKay the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. One of the later entries of the season (and mostly still shrouded in mystery), Vice examines the political rise of Dick Cheney (Christian Bale), a Washington insider with big pockets, who became the most powerful Vice President in American history under George W. Bush.

In conversation with star Amy Adams, who portrays Lynne Cheney, and Deadline’s Dominic Patten, McKay lifted the veil, answering “the million-dollar question”: Why tell Dick Cheney’s story, and why now?

Here’s a guy that had a huge effect on America, that changed the course of history, and yet we don’t know the first thing about him,” McKay said. “The idea was — who is this guy? We treated it like a mystery: ‘Here’s a guy who didn’t want to be known.’

What particularly fascinated McKay about Cheney and his wife was the fact they were so human and recognizable to start—sharp people from hardscrabble backgrounds who wanted what every American wants. “It really starts, in a lot of ways, like the American Dream, and you see how it changes as the years go through. We were amazed by how the American Dream became, I wouldn’t say, the American Nightmare, but it became a quest for ambition and power,” he reflected. “And the life of the Cheneys synced up with this change that’s happened in America over the last 40 years.

Gaining weight and disappearing beneath impressive hair and makeup, Oscar winner Bale looks to deliver yet another stunning transformation, opposite Steve Carell’s Donald Rumsfeld, and recent Oscar winner Sam Rockwell’s George W. Bush. But while Bale’s boldness and commitment were commended by Adams, it was Lynne who stole the show. Ironically, while Vice centers on the puppeteer pulling the strings behind the scenes, Cheney turns out to have strings of this own.

Seeing the film for the first time just two days ago, Adams marveled at the similarities she’d found between herself and her character, as she set out on the project. “Her ancestors came over on the Mormon train; I was raised Mormon. There’s this pioneering spirit that my immediate relatives have that her family has. They all had this hope of an American dream, of finding Zion—the Mormon Mecca,” the actress said. “For me, finding my way into Lynne, it actually felt like I knew her.”

At the panel, she marveled at the similarities she’d found between herself and her character, as she set out on the project. “Her ancestors came over on the Mormon train; I was raised Mormon. There’s this pioneering spirit that my immediate relatives have that her family has. They all had this hope of an American dream, of finding Zion—the Mormon Mecca,” the actress said. “For me, finding my way into Lynne, it actually felt like I knew her.

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Amy Adams to Be Honored at 2018 Baby2Baby Gala

E! News – Amy Adams is getting recognized for her dedication to children in need.

The Sharp Objects star will receive the “Giving Tree Award” at the 2018 Baby2Baby Gala Presented by Paul Mitchell, the celeb-backed charity announced on Monday. Come Nov. 10, Adams will accept the honor bestowed upon mothers who use their position in the public eye to advocate on behalf of the young people Baby2Baby works to help aid.

Baby2Baby co-presidents Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Norah Weinstein announced in a press release, “We are thrilled to announce Amy Adams as our 2018 honoree at this year’s Gala. Amy’s tireless dedication to children in need is an inspiration, and we’re proud to honor her on our most important night of the year.

Adams is a proud mom to 8-year-old daughter Aviana Le Gallo with husband Darren Le Gallo.

Previous honorees include fellow celeb mamas Jennifer GarnerJessica AlbaKerry WashingtonDrew BarrymoreKate Hudson and Gwyneth Paltrow

In addition to Adams, pop culture lovers can expect appearances from Jenna DewanZoe SaldanaRosie Huntington-WhiteleyMolly SimsSterling K. BrownKelly RowlandArmie Hammer and more.

Held at 3Labs in Los Angeles, the Baby2Baby Gala will be designed by Oren Co.

Congratulations to Amy!

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Amy Adams among presenters for Australians in Film Awards

The Hollywood ReporterAmy Adams and Monica Lewinsky will be among the presenters for Australians in Film’s seventh Annual Awards Gala.

Lewinsky will bestow Nanette comedian Hannah Gadsby with the Create NSW Annette Kellerman Award, presented with Vogue Australia, while Adams will impart her Sharp Objects co-star Eliza Scanlen with the Screen Australia Breakthrough Award.

Director Simon Kinberg will present Oscar-winning film editor Lee Smith with the Fox Studios International Award, and Debra Richards, CEO of Ausfilm, will present producer Mark Johnson with the Ausfilm International Award.

The gala, to be hosted by Australian actor Josh Lawson (House of Lies), is set to take place Oct. 24 on the Paramount lot.