Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Phantom Thread Nominated For Six Oscars, Including Best Picture

For its late breaking introduction into the 2017 awards game, Phantom Thread had a surprisingly strong showing in the Academy Award nominations that were announced this morning. The film was nominated for six awards total and here are the categories:
Best Picture
Best Director - Paul Thomas Anderson 
Best Lead Actor - Daniel Day-Lewis
Best Supporting Actress - Lesley Manville
Best Original Score - Jonny Greenwood
Best Costume Design - Mark Bridges

Some may be careful to note this is somewhat of an inversion of what PTA has historically enjoyed from the AMPAS -- frequently getting love for his screenplays and, regrettably, not much else. Phantom Thread, however, did not receive a nod for Best Original Screenplay and will instead compete for the other, equally big enchiladas listed above, stinging omissions for Vicky Krieps and Dylan Tichenor notwithstanding.

Here is a complete list of all nominees for the upcoming Oscars ceremonies, if you're interested.
Statuettes will be handed out on Sunday, March 4, 2018 -- between now and then, it's fingers crossed.

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Enter to Win a Phantom Thread Giveaway Pack!

Happy early weekend!

As advertised, we are pleased to announce something truly nifty for you, dear reader: a chance to win a special Phantom Thread prize pack courtesy of our friends at Focus Features! The giveaway includes a handy Woodcock tote bag, a copy of Jonny Greenwood's immaculate soundtrack and, coolest part, a one-of-a-kind coffee table book called The Women of Woodcock.

To enter, please email phantomthreadgiveaway@gmail.com with "Hungry" in the subject and your shipping address in the body. The contest will run through the weekend and will close at midnight CST on Sunday. Winners will be selected at random and emailed with results on Monday 1/22.

Good luck and happy Phantom Thread Wide Release Eve!

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Monday, January 15, 2018

PTA to Participate in Reddit AMA and Twitter Q&A

While we're on the subject of interviews...

PTA will be participating in a Reddit AMA tomorrow 1/15 at 12pm PST. You can follow along and submit Q's for the man himself to A over here at the given time. 

PTA will also be answering questions on Twitter via the film's official @phantom_thread handle on Wednesday 1/16 at 12pm PST.

Dream up your best questions; PTA is sure to be hungry for them!

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Sunday, January 14, 2018


Okie-doke, time to play some catch up.

In the course of Phantom Thread expanding beyond its limited market this weekend (and everywhere nationwide next weekend), an inundation of great interviews have been rapping at our door, so we're going to drop them here for you. As always, consume at your own discretion -- there are bound to be PT spoilers throughout.

#1. a 90-minute, career-spanning interview with PTA on the Bill Simmons Podcast 

#2. an also sprawling 77-minute talk with PTA on the Nerdist podcast 

#3. Rian Johnson interviews PTA about Phantom Thread

#4. Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps & Mark Bridges discuss Phantom Thread

#5. Vicky Krieps talks Phantom Thread on DP30

#6. PTA pays a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live!

#8. Mark Bridges discusses "Phantom Thread" on Deadline's The Contenders series

#9. Paul Thomas Anderson interview with Radio Andy

+ Good reads:

Chicago Tribune interview with PTA | The Dark Optimism of Paul Thomas Anderson: GQ Profile | EW Interview with Dylan Tichenor: Editing Phantom Thread | LA Times: Paul Thomas Anderson and collaborators unravel the mysteries of "Phantom Thread" | Vulture Interview: Lesley Manville on Playing Twisted Siblings with Daniel Day-Lewis | NY Times: Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Thomas Anderson on How They Created "Phantom Thread" | The Globe and Mail Interview with Paul Thomas Anderson | Rogerebert.com Interview with Lesley Manville | The Playlist Interview with Paul Thomas Anderson |  Indiewire Interview with Paul Thomas Anderson on "Phantom Thread" | Paul Thomas Anderson: Why I Needed to Make "Phantom Thread" (RollingStone) | Love, Death, and Control: Paul Thomas Anderson on Making "Phantom Thread" (Vulture)

+ Let's see now...what else is new? Oh yes! Mondo will be releasing the Magnolia soundtrack on vinyl, including both the collection of terrific Aimee Mann songs and iconic Jon Brion score. Per Indiewire, the package will be available for sale on 1/17.

+ We also will have a sweet little treat for our readers at the end of the week, courtesy of our fine friends at Focus Features, so you will most likely be wanting to circle back here for that...

Phew. Think that's it for now.

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