GLAAD Media Awards Nominees

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.

Outstanding Film – Wide Release
Blue Is the Warmest Color
Dallas Buyers Club
Kill Your Darlings
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Nominations Nominations

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced the nominees for The 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. The winners will be announced live at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony on Thursday, January 16, 2014 from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. The show will be broadcast live on The CW Network at 8:00 PM ET/PT.

Dallas Buyers Club was nominated for Best Picture. Matthew and Jared were nominated as well.

20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations

Nominees for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2013 in five film and eight television categories as well as the SAG Awards honors for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood.

The whole cast was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Dallas Buyers Club.


The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be live on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT) from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.

Jennifer Garner Talks ‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ Ben Affleck as Batman

Jennifer Garner phoned in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest to chat about her latest movie Dallas Buyers Club and her husband playing Batman.

Before she got into starring alongside Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto in the potential Oscar contender, the actress, who even has a dog named Martha Stewart, admitted she gets in full Martha mode when it comes to the holidays, especially Thanksgiving.

“It’s my favorite day of the year,” Jennifer insists. “I have all my cookbooks open. All my favorite flags from the years before and my Grandma’s sweet potato pudding with the marshmallows on top.”

Speaking of food, Jennifer was able to indulge while portraying Dr. Eve Saks, while Matthew and Jared had to lose weight to play AIDS patients in Dallas Buyers Club.

“I was binge eating quietly in my trailer,” the mom of three laughs. “It was so intense being around them. Matthew lost the weight really slowly over time and did it in a really thoughtful way and Jared just stopped eating when he got the job, so by the end of the movie it just always looked like he was going to fall over. When he was going down the steps to the makeup trailer … I would say to someone, ‘Somebody stand in front of him because eventually he’s going to fall over.’”

On top of being hard on the guys’ bodies, Jennifer adds that overall, making the movie was difficult.

“It was a really hard movie to shoot. We shot it in 25 days which is insane … there was no time to chat or catch up … and it was kind of good that way because I just wanted it to be done, so those guys could eat … but they gave these incredible beautiful performances.”

Another transformation Jennifer’s been around is that of her own husband Ben Affleck.

The Oscar winner is set to play Batman and has been bulking up ever since landing the gig. “It’s pretty crazy,” she says. “It’s been an hour-and-half, two hours a day before going to work every single day for months. He doesn’t take anything lightly. He’s pretty huge! … We have a 20-month-old little guy and he’s like, ‘My dad is so strong!’”

Jennifer went on to say she wished her husband could’ve been a part of Batkid, the 5-year-old boy who got to “save” Gotham (San Francisco) for a day as part of the Make a Wish Foundation.

“I wish we’d been part of it somehow. We just read it on the news like everybody else, but it was great.”

Catch Dallas Buyers Club out in theaters now!


Jennifer Garner juggles schedule for ‘Dallas Buyer’s Club’

There’s some symmetry to the fact that Jennifer Garner took a two-year break from movies after the homespun comedy Butter.

“Yes, Butter was a movie with a very serious message,” Garner says with a laugh about the butter-sculpture tale, while promoting her work in the awards-season head-turner Dallas Buyer’s Club – a movie that marks her return from being a full-time stay-at-home mom.

“I was not in any hurry to get back to work,” she says of her state of mind before accepting a role alongside Matthew McConaughey in the story of abrasive ’80s AIDS activist Ron Woodroof.

“When this came along, I didn’t even want to read it, because I had a feeling that it was one I couldn’t say no to.”

But she was won over by Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallee’s project – about a homophobic, carousing rodeo-rat who turns his worst nightmare, an AIDS diagnosis, into a global scheme to smuggle experimental drugs.

The decision was partly personal. ” I just lost a friend to AIDS not long ago, a really dear friend. I just think it’s so important that it’s brought back into the conversation. There’s a lack of education and a sense that it’s okay because there’s a cocktail (treatment).

“But the cocktail is not fun, and you will die before you’re ready to. It’s not the death sentence it used to be, but it’s not the flu. Continue reading “Jennifer Garner juggles schedule for ‘Dallas Buyer’s Club’”