The winners will be revealed at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, broadcast live on A&E from the Hollywood Palladium on Jan. 15 at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT, the day the Academy Award nominations are announced. Michael Strahan will host. Kevin Costner, Ron Howard and Jessica Chastain will each receive special awards during the ceremony.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Patricia Arquette — Boyhood
Jessica Chastain — A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley — The Imitation Game
Emma Stone — Birdman
Meryl Streep — Into the Woods
Tilda Swinton — Snowpiercer
Congratulations to Jessica for another Best Supporting Actress nomination for ‘A Most Violent Year’.
Supporting Actress of the Year
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Marion Bailey – Mr Turner
Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
Agata Kulesza – Ida
Emma Stone – Birdman
Fresh off of appearing in “Interstellar,” the biggest movie of her career, Jessica Chastain next stars in “A Most Violent Year,” J.C. Chandor’s tense follow-up to last year’s “All is Lost.” In the film, which already won her the National Board of Review’s Best Supporting Actress award, Chastain plays Anna, a mobster’s daughter and wife to Abel (Oscar Isaac), an upstart businessman struggling to succeed in ’80s-era New York. Chastain spoke with Indiewire about the project and her passion for playing strong female characters.
Last time we spoke you were enjoying a nice break from acting.
Well, I’m working right now. I’m flying to Budapest tonight. I’m doing Ridley Scott’s film. I finished “Crimson Peak” in the end of April so I’ve had May to December off.
Are you exhausted?
It’s good. I love this film. The flying sometimes is tough. That’s the tough part. I was in Budapest a few days ago doing some fittings. Then I flew to New York for two days and now I’m flying back.
And with “Interstellar” you did the biggest press tour you’ve ever done in your life.
I never had a press tour like that. I’ve never been in a movie that big.
What surprised you about the experience?
God, I don’t even know. We had four premieres. And each city we went to we had TV junkets and it was a complicated thing for me to talk about. You’re not supposed to give away spoilers. It was an interesting experience. It’s such a huge press tour for a film that you’re not really allowed to talk about.
You shot “A Most Violent Year” while you shot “Crimson Peak,” right?
Oh my gosh. Flying back and forth to Toronto.
I have added couple of new gorgeous outtakes of Jessica for the Beauty issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Enjoy!
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Appearances & Events > Appearances 2014 > December 8 – Yahoo Style’s Joe Zee Hosts Lunch & Viewing Of GIORGIO ARMANI’S Costumes From The Film “A Most Violent Year”
A very fun roundtable with 5 amazing actresses be sure to check it out!
Most Violent Year is shaping up to be one of the biggest splashes of this year, and there’s already speculation that Chastain will snag an Oscar for her role as Anna Morales. Anna, the daughter of a Brooklyn gangster, is also the wife of immigrant-turned-oil mogul Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac), whose new business prospect puts his company and family at risk. The film’s title refers to the fact that 1981 was one of the most statistically violent years on record in NYC. Anna herself is a calculating, capable, classy, smart woman who will go to any length to protect herself and her family. So, it’s no doubt that her wardrobe consists exclusively of the one designer whom women considered to make the most capable, classy, smart clothing of the 1980s: Giorgio Armani.
Armani made the cover of TIME in 1982, but even in ’81 his now-iconic silhouette (big shoulders, small waists, and tailored workwear separates) had already muddied the lines between boardroom and barroom. Armani’s definition of power was inextricably linked with sex, and Chastain’s Anna, in her crepe blouses, wrap trenches, beaded jackets, and plunging bustiers, is the very picture of power.
Using archival pieces from the era, Armani worked with director J.C Chandor and costume designer Kasia Walicka-Maimone to provide every single outfit in Anna’s wardrobe. At the recent Armani and Yahoo Style lunch honoring the collaboration for the movie, Chastain nerded out with us over the pivotal role Armani played in Anna’s life, and in the film: “Anna is a woman who has recently come into a lot of wealth and definitely wants to be able to walk into a room and be the best-dressed woman in the room… She’s thought about it and she’s chosen to only wear Armani for people around her.” Click play to hear Chastain talk more about her wardrobe, and the meaning behind that white coat.