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Amy Adams attends ‘Vice’ screening hosted by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences

Amy Adams alongside with director Adam McKay attended a screening of their new movie Vice on Tuesday (December 18) at the Celeste Bartos Theater at the the MoMA in New York City.

The actress went chic in an all black outfit as she and her director attended the screening of their new film hosted by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

Vice hits theaters on Christmas Day

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Amy Adams attends the ‘Vice’ BAFTA film screening

On December 17, Amy Adams was in her element as she discussed the biographical film “Vice” at the BAFTA film screening in New York City.

The actress cut a chic figure in a sensational black suit and white shirt as she continued her promotional run for the movie – in which she plays Lynn Cheney, the wife of former United States Vice President Dick Cheney.

Also in the screening as the movie’s director, Adam McKay.

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Amy at the “Jimmy Kimmel Live”!

Amy Adams stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday (December 13) to discuss her role in the new film Vice, where she plays former Second Lady Lynne Cheney. Also during the interview she explained why she had to reject a hug from Vice producer Brad Pitt!

He came to the set one day,” she explained, noting that before she knew the actor turned producer was set, all the women had put on lip gloss and were “skipping”. All the women, save for Adams, of course. Pitt’s visit coincided with a day that she was playing an older Lynne Cheney, complete with “70-year old Lynne makeup” and a suit that made her look “quite a bit heavier.” To top it all off, Adams had just been diagnosed with pink eye. That’s when she found out Pitt was on set.

I have seen him before, but every time you’re thinking it’s going to be like A River Runs Through It,” she told Kimmel. “You imagine yourself looking really pretty in, like, a white nightgown. But that wasn’t the case. I was in my fat suit with pink eye.

When he came to say hello to the star, he went in for a hug—but due to the pink eye diagnosis Adams couldn’t let that happen and stopped Pitt from giving her an embrace. As she told Kimmel, “And that’s when I became the first woman in history to reject a hug from Brad Pitt.

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Amy Adams attends the “Vice” world premiere!

Amy Adams walked though the red carpet at the world premiere of her movie Vice on Tuesday (December 11) at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Also in attendance at the premiere were cast members Christian BaleSteve Carell, Sam RockwellLily Rabe, and Alison Pill, as well as writer and director Adam McKay.

Christian‘s wife Sibi BaleAmy‘s husband Darren Le GalloLily‘s partner Hamish Linklater, and Alison‘s husband Joshua Leonard all showed their support. More stars who attended the premiere included Kaitlyn Dever and Thora Birch.

Vice, which hits theaters on Christmas Day, was recently nominated for six Golden Globes and nine Critics’ Choice Awards.

Amy was wearing a Chloe dress and earrings.

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Amy Adams receives Critics’ Choice nominations!

The nominations for the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards were announced on December 10, honoring the best achievements in film and television. Amy Adams stands out as a nominee in both film and television for her roles in “Vice” and “Sharp Objects“. Sharp Objects received a total of 4 nominations, and Vice received nine.

Best Supporting Actress – Amy Adams
Best Acting Ensemble – Vice
Best Picture – Vice
Best Actor – Christian Bale
Best Director – Adam McKay
Best Original Screenplay – Adam McKay
Best Editing – Hank Corwin
Best Hair and Makeup – Vice
Best Actor in a Comedy – Christian Bale

Best Limited Series
Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Amy Adams
Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Patricia Clarkson
Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Elizabeth Perkins

The winners will be revealed Jan. 11, when the 24th annual ceremony airs live on The CW Network.

Amy Adams receives SAG nominations

The nominations for the 25th annual SAG Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 12) and Amy Adams received nominations for her work on Vice and Sharp Objects.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role – Amy Adams, “Vice”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role – Christian Bale, “Vice”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series – Amy Adams, “Sharp Objects”

The 25th Annual SAG Awards ceremony will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Jan. 27

Amy Adams & Nicole Kidman on their HBO series and DC franchises

Recently Amy and Nicole sat down together and chatted as part of Variety’s Actors on Actors Series.

Few stars are more willing to take risks than Amy Adams. Her turn as Second Lady Lynne Cheney in “Vice” is only the latest in a series of on-screen transformations, following her startling work in the HBO limited series “Sharp Objects.” Adams’ roles — from a heartbroken linguist in “Arrival” to a social climber in “American Hustle” to Lois Lane in the DC Universe — share little but Adams’ fierce tenacity and perpetual intelligence.

Meanwhile, Nicole Kidman’s characters seem at times to share nothing at all. Her 2018 has been as much of a tightrope walk as Adams’, with two juicy but divergent roles — as an achingly conflicted mother of a gay son in “Boy Erased” and as a hardened cop in “Destroyer.” On top of it all, she plays an undersea monarch in “Aquaman,” a role whose special-effects surroundings promise not to diminish Kidman’s star power.

Nicole Kidman: First of all, we have to acknowledge that we’ve both worked with Jean-Marc Vallée on limited series.

Amy Adams: You had him first. When I started working with him, you guys were releasing “Big Little Lies,” and I read about the intensity of the work. What was that like for you?

Kidman: It was incredibly intense, but it was also very freeing. It was almost slice-of-life, where he’s in there with the camera, because he operates the camera sometimes. I was really exposed, but that was good. What about you?

Adams: It was challenging, because it does create this voyeuristic energy. I had so much to do that the way he shot became an endurance challenge.

Kidman You’re amazing in it. And I want to play sisters, so I’m putting that out there for anybody.

Adams: I always said that I wanted to be like Nicole Kidman, but I understood that I was like corduroy to her silk.

Kidman No!

Adams: It’s so true. I’m so corduroy and I hate it, but it’s true. You have to know yourself.

Kidman Well, I’m not silk. It’s like to be a little bit of lace, a little bit of leather. Can I be that?

Adams: Yeah, you can be that.

Kidman And maybe pleather. I just saw “Vice,” and once again, [I’m] gobsmacked at your talent, because you become [Lynne Cheney]. You’re her.

Adams: She reminded me of my grandmother very much. I grew up knowing women like Lynne who were self-starters, uncompromising and direct and not afraid to speak the truth. It was strangely empowering, because I would go on set and have these debates with Adam [McKay] as Lynne Cheney, so we would talk about the political events of the day and I would imagine Lynne’s point of view. Adam requires a lot of improv.

Kidman The scene where you and Christian [Bale] speak Shakespearean, that was obviously written.

Adams: I had a contest with Christian to see who could memorize it first, and he won, of course. I have a feeble brain. He won, and that was with him working every day at two o’clock in the morning getting makeup on. I was not happy about it.

Kidman I have a tough time learning lines. There’s different directors, and sometimes there’s improvising; sometimes you can move around the line and fill in, and other times it literally is to the rhythm, to every piece of punctuation. You take a breath when they want you to take a breath. Have you run that scope of directors?

Adams: Oh, absolutely. David O. Russell will throw lines to you in the middle of a scene, and you’re just saying them while in these intense situations.

Kidman But I love that. People say, “What’s your process?” Well, it changes every film.

Adams: I agree, and I think that it’s so important to have that adaptability, because you never know the actor you’re going be working with, the director, what the day calls for. I always find that if I go into a scene with an idea of how this scene’s going to go, it never goes that way. And that’s when you get lost, when you’re trying to steer the scene. I used to try to steer scenes and I would get really panicky. There was this scene in “The Master” where I was supposed to wake [Joaquin Phoenix] up and he wasn’t waking up. I freaked out. I’d pour water on his head now; I’d be like, “You want to play that game, Joaquin, here you go.” I didn’t roll with it, and I learned a lesson from that.

Kidman My one thing I struggle with is to get through my shyness. Because if I’m willing to speak up and not be obedient all the time, then I’m free and I do much better work. But if I haven’t worked for a long time, I’m a little bit rigid and scared. Strangely enough, because “Destroyer” required so much fatigue and so much kind of just [being] beaten down, that kind of worked for it. I try to never fight whatever I’m given. I learned that early on from people like Jane Campion and even [Stanley] Kubrick. He’d lose a location and shrug, and create something better, actually.

Adams: Amazing.

Kidman Do you ever feel that you’re in that place where it’s not clicking in?

Adams: I think that happens to me when I’m trying to please somebody. When I’m trying to please the director, I’m not thinking about the character anymore. You do a take and they call “Cut,” and I would immediately look for them to tell me if it was OK. And I had to train myself out of that.

Kidman Do you watch the monitor?

Adams: I don’t.

Kidman Neither do I.

Adams: I’ll start self-directing.

Kidman We’re kindred spirits.

Adams: Do you still try to please, though?

Kidman I have a pleaser personality, so there’ll be times when I’m being really well behaved and really good. That can sometimes not work for me because I have other ideas. Now what I’ve trained myself to do is just do it. I never ask; I just do it. Because then it’s being true to the character and who I am. And I love obsessive directors. I love the passion, so anyone that people think is difficult, I usually do not think is difficult.

Adams: I’m OK with difficult, as long as they’re nice. I don’t like yelling.

Kidman No. But I’ve never really worked with yellers. I have a huge understanding of the artistic process, and I like the idea of the set being sacred. So there’s a sacredness to what goes on there, and obviously if someone’s feeling exploited or violated, everything has to be talked about so it’s safe. But I also believe there is a sacredness to the artistic bubble.

Adams: You’ve committed to working with female directors once every 18 months, right?

Kidman I did. I made a pledge at the Cannes Film Festival to work with a female director every 18 months because I actually saw the statistics and they were unbelievably dire. One night, strangely enough, after the Oscars, and instead of going to the parties, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett and a bunch of us went and just had a bite to eat. Out of it came the conversation of how do we support women, and how do we build more female directors, female crews in this industry. What do we do? And that’s where I went, “OK, I’m going to make this pledge publicly,” and I’ve exceeded it, actually.

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