Sunday, July 21, 2024

Vanity Fair Could Only Find 4 Oscar Nominees for Its Hollywood Cover, And No One from “Oppenheimer” or “Barbie”!



For its annual Hollywood issue, Vanity Fair had trouble again getting Oscar nominees.

For the cover, only four turned up: Bradley Cooper, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Colman Domingo, and Lily Gladstone.

None of the other participants are in the Oscar game at all this year.

Cooper looks like he’s thinking, “Who are these people?” He’s the only actual movie star. The rest are fine actors, but still…

I guess Natalie Portman counts as a past winner, for “Black Swan.”

The front panel includes Pedro Pascal, who is really a TV star from “The Last of Us.” But that’s considered Hollywood, too. And Jenna Ortega — she’s really from “Wednesday,” the TV show, isn’t she?

The magazine couldn’t get anyone from “Oppenheimer” — no Robert Downey Jr, Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt. Also, no Paul Giamatti?

Vanity Fair is gearing up for its Oscar part in West Hollywood, but former Conde Nast employees — recently laid off in droves — may not be thrilled to hear about all the money that could have fone to them being spent on a massive tent city and In and Out Burgers by the yard.

One insider told me: “This might be the last year for the party.” But I wouldn’t count on it. The Party is better known than magazine at this point!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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