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Pitt Wins Top Venice Award

Pitt Wins Top Venice Award

Brad Pitt scooped up the Best Actor award at the Venice Film Festival for his role as America’s most notorious outlaw in The Assassination of Jesse James by The Coward Robert Ford.

“I was stunned,” Brad said. “My first reaction was, ‘Huh?’ I did not expect it. It’s a great honor. I am honored to be part of the list of actors who won this award. I’m still processing this.” Congratulations, Mr. Bradley!

Pitt‘s Babel co-star Cate Blanchett also picked up best actress for her role in the biopic of Bob Dylan, I’m Not There. Both Brad and Cate couldn’t make it to the awards ceremony.

Ang Lee‘s Lust, Caution won the Golden Lion for best film, just two years after winning with Brokeback Mountain.

Put on your dancing shoes, it’s time to party!

Pictures below include Angelina Jolie picking up son Maddox, 6, from his French school in NYC’s Upper East Side on Friday afternoon.

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Photos: Francois Durand/Getty, Brian Flannery/Flynet, Fpix/Mike DiSciullo/Bauer-Griffin
Posted to: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Celebrity Babies, Maddox Jolie Pitt

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  • coalharbourqt

    Woo hoo! I hope this is the first of a long line of awards for Brad in this film. What better news could we ask for as Brad prepares for the premiere in Toronto :D I can’t wait to see this film!

  • KATYA

    Obviously, even Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have publicists who release private information on their underage children for publicity for themselves….shame on them! It’s one thing for actors to be media whores for themselves but the children need to be protected from the paparazzi and not appear on magazine covers even for philanthropic contributions~~~~~~~~~~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Oh plese another “concern troll” — the paparazzi stand outside their door 24/7 and then they FOLLOW them, or they do their research and know that Mad has been in Lysee for almost 2 years in LA. The idea that Cindy would call paparazzi is so laughable — this is the man who got the airspace over the site of his wedding restricted for the day. to ANY flights.

    ROTFLMFAO!!

  • Andrómeda

    KK1: ITA. My words, exactly. Thanks for responding to Kira.
    Anyone knows web sites of newspapers of Toronto?, thanks in advance.

  • gigi

    The whole family went to Europe for the festival why wouldn’t they go 1hr away to Toronto?
    Angie is going to the festival tonight with Brad. They always support each other in everything. The only time Angie didn’t go was when they were in India and Brad went by himself to Canada for Babel.

  • Hottest Couple Ever

    Way to go, Brad! Yes!

  • http://deleted why

    104 gigi : 09/08/2007 at 4:34 pm
    The whole family went to Europe for the festival why wouldn’t they go 1hr away to Toronto?
    Angie is going to the festival tonight with Brad. They always support each other in everything. The only time Angie didn’t go was when they were in India and Brad went by himself to Canada for Babel.

    ————-
    because angie is upset with brad and she prefer stay in home with her kids, not with a man that only speak about his x and not defends the mother of his kids.

  • Aeon

    100 Observer2 : 09/08/2007 at 4:32 pm
    98 Lady G : 09/08/2007 at 4:29 pm
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    ROTFLMFAO!!

  • coalharbourqt

    Hi Guli – Red Carpet is 8:30 pm EST. Still working on finding a web cam and not having any luck whatsoever.

    This is the official TIFF website, but can’t seem to locate any cams here:

    http://www.tiff07.ca/default.aspx

  • Nisha, the original

    106 – OK, it’s official. This person’s an idiot. I truly hate to say this, but: IGNORE THE TROLL!

  • Lib

    Kira,

    I think you’re being rather harsh and that your assertion are based on a lack of understanding. It’s well known that AJ doesn’t have a publicist. Manhattan is populous, but not so big that people can’t get around quickly (I know first-hand — I’ve lived there). The paps can follow them from their home, since where they live is no secret. They also often get tips from insiders at those locations (even schools, no?). And the Jolie-Pitts past behavior has shown that that seem careful & protective about raising their kids, even under their circumstances; and planting stories would be inconsistent with what you suggest. The fishbowl is inevitable given who they are and the resulting the public interest. (Hey, *we’re* checking out the pics & commenting on them…) The paps follow them always — not just on the first day of school.

    BTW, there are also very good public schools (you message suggests a bias for private schools) and I wouldn’t venture to make judgement on their school choice — and on the Jolie-Pitts in general. We may see them in the media, but we don’t really know them, afterall….

    Cheers,
    Lib

  • Aeon

    99 guli : 09/08/2007 at 4:32 pm

    Hey Guli..how are you?

  • the real tita

    #64: Katya, when Angie made Original Sin, Melanie Griffith never left the set. She was making sure her husband behaved. So that was a hot scene but because it was Angie, they said it was for real.

    In Ang Lee’s movie, I think somebody already questioned him about the reality of the scenes. I have to find that link because I think he turned the question back to the inquirer and asked, “what do you think?”. Something along the lines of to make it look real, it has to be real. Maybe he was just trying to create more intrigue for his movie so people’s interest will be piqued but he never did give a straight answer. Whether on purpose or not, maybe he was leaving it to the viewer’s imagination nobody knows. For me I say there are real sex scenes in it until proven otherwise. I’ll apologize if I misjudged.

  • coalharbourqt

    There is some good blogging of TIFF here too:

    http://jam.canoe.ca/Movies/Film_Festivals/Toronto/2007/

  • Insanity

    109 Nisha, the original : 09/08/2007 at 4:37 pm

    ———————————
    I know LMAO!!!! It’s hard not to want to reach through the computer just to see the moron’s that type some of this shit.

    I’m not acknowledging that kook anymore. Hopefully they are far from both NY and Toronto. Wouldn’t want the Jolie-Pitts to accidentally bump into her.

  • Mr and Mrs Smith

    CONGRATULATIONS BRAD PITT!!! ALSO CONGRATS CATE, AND ALL THE OTHERS.

    Thanks for the new thread Jared. :) :) :)

  • coalharbourqt

    These guys will have some good coverage:

    http://etalkbroadband.ctv.ca/etalk/

  • hmmmm

    I wonder who is this crazy chick “why” ?
    any guesses??? It’s some poster trying to fuck with us, nobody is this stupid.

  • KATYA

    104 gigi : 09/08/2007 at 4:34 pm

    The whole family went to Europe for the festival why wouldn’t they go 1hr away to Toronto?
    Angie is going to the festival tonight with Brad. They always support each other in everything. The only time Angie didn’t go was when they were in India and Brad went by himself to Canada for Babel.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I think she was in LA for thet TIFF gigi but in India when “Babel” premiered. BP says to an interviewer who asks “she is home with the little one.”

  • Nisha, the original

    #115 – Insanity – LOL.. It’s too much.

    Here’s a place that may have some live videos of the RC at TIIF:

    http://www.ctv.ca/mini/tiff2007/

  • Gussie
  • Jill

    114 Hmm : 09/08/2007 at 4:41 pm

    Oh honey, please, leave that sh*t on FF. You know what those b*tches are like over there. They’re not just seriously disturbed, they’re criminally insane. If one of those lunatics on FF came within 100 yards of my kid, I’d call an Amber Alert.

  • Missouri Fan

    spunky

    Here’s the answer

    Bran Van 3000
    title: Drinking In L.A.

  • FLAG!!!

    FLAG FLAG FLAG!!!

    FLAG FLAG FLAG THOSE VILE POSTS!

  • Hottest Couple Ever

    coalharbourqt or guli
    when are we celebrating BLD????

  • Jill

    Now I’m confused: Is Angelina in Toronto, or did she stay in NYC with the kids? And if she’s in Toronto, are the kids there as well?

  • originaltruth

    I love the video, MF. Thanks.

  • coalharbourqt

    This has blogging and podcasts – maybe we will hit the jackpot here:

    http://www.citynews.ca/blogs/tiff07.aspx

  • the real tita

    #72: kira, you should really ask how people from in and out of town found out and knew where and when to go.

    However, I’ll answer you. Everybody who follows the saga of the JP’s will have that information. They can guess accurately that there is only one school that Maddox will go to because even here in this blog, everybody’s talking about it. It’s the same school that Maddox has been going to in the US and in Europe. If you were the media, you would certainly know that. Pictures mean money, M-O-N-E-Y. Why wouldn’t they stake out the school? Besides, how hard could it be to ask when the first day of school is? There’s such a thing as a phone and the Internet.

    Why would the Jolie-Pitts call the papz so they could money off them and disturb their peace? They don’t need any more press. They already are the most sought after family so why should they advertise some more?

  • http://deleted why

    126 Jill : 09/08/2007 at 4:46 pm
    Now I’m confused: Is Angelina in Toronto, or did she stay in NYC with the kids? And if she’s in Toronto, are the kids there as well?
    ——————
    we don´t know sure
    but the 99,9% probably is that angie is in not in toronto and I dont understand this because the whole family went to venice that is in europe and don´t go to toronto that s near?¿
    some happend here, angie read the v interview I think

  • well….

    104 gigi : 09/08/2007 at 4:34 pm

    The whole family went to Europe for the festival why wouldn’t they go 1hr away to Toronto?

    Maybe because it is only an hour away.
    During the Palm Springs festival which was honoring Babel and it’s cast, Angelina was in LA and did not go. She went to two festivals. She does not have to go to all of them

  • http://deleted Lady G

    114 Hmm : 09/08/2007 at 4:41 pm

    ============================================

    Why would you bring garbage like that, here?

    I am flagging that vile post — so be warned!

  • Mrs. Lenny

    ~NUTSHA THE ORIGINAL.

  • WTF?

    114 Hmm : 09/08/2007 at 4:41 pm
    ____________________________

    You just had to bring that here didn’t you? You are just as bad as they are. Jared has been alerted.

  • Missouri Fan

    117 coalharbourqt : 09/08/2007 at 4:43 pm
    These guys will have some good coverage:

    http://etalkbroadband.ctv.ca/etalk/

    *****************

    Thanks for that link. I’m watching it now.

  • Frenchy

    I’m back to add a big congratulations to Cate Blanchett for her role as BOB DYLAN. All those artisically clueless haters who were ranting on Angelina for portraying Marianne Pearl, well here we have a woman portraying a man in a film and she wins a Festival prize.

  • gigi

    Why – Angie is not a silly woman to get upset over such silly things such as Brad saying he maintains a deep friendship with Jen. If anything it just shows maturity. She talks to both her ex’s I don’t think she would have a problem if Brad and Jen talked.
    Doesn’t it seem silly to you that she would be upset? if it doesn’t then I’m sorry you are just foolish.
    You are a hater because fans know that Angie thought process is way beyond all these supposed stories.

  • anustin

    he was inlove while filming AOJJ.now,count down to the GG AND OSCAR.

  • guli

    Hiya Coal, aeon—I am just having a ball!!! This is such great news and can’t wait for the pics fro RC. Hey coal, I’ll keep on looking too..
    Hey where is A2B :-)

    MF–I don’t know if you posted this yet. This one is new with great new pics…I posted it at JJB forgot to here at my home base JJ’s :oops:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoZ6P4JdE_0

  • Observer2

    132 Lady G : 09/08/2007 at 4:51 pm
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    They’re a troll from FF. They got the job done that they were sent over here to do.

  • Nisha, the original

    #133 – WTF? Got a problem with me? Or, do you just dislike my username?

  • anustin

    obviously,momma anjie was his lucky charm.weeeeeeeee.

  • http://deleted why

    136 gigi : 09/08/2007 at 4:54 pm
    Why – Angie is not a silly woman to get upset over such silly things such as Brad saying he maintains a deep friendship with Jen. If anything it just shows maturity. She talks to both her ex’s I don’t think she would have a problem if Brad and Jen talked.
    Doesn’t it seem silly to you that she would be upset? if it doesn’t then I’m sorry you are just foolish.
    You are a hater because fans know that Angie thought process is way beyond all these supposed stories.

    ———–
    ok, I too think that angie is a open mind women and understand what he say about aniston, but when she said this about her ex she too said so much lovely things about brad and this is the important what do yo say about the present.
    but brad not said nothing about angie and in the premiere in the venice he is not sweet with her, and maybe she read the interview and feel bad.
    like other person if you said so much lovely thing about your partner and he don´t say anything THIS HURT, and angie is human

  • watever

    131 Lady G : 09/08/2007 at 4:51 pm
    ________________________

    IATP, maybe you mean no harm or your someone who wants to start trouble which is pretty sad.. that will mean i.o.w that your life revolve around this nonsense.

    Either way I enjoyed the last thread pretty much there was no to little disturbance except with the “why” poster but almost everyone ignored him/her I mean his/her vocabulary is a such disgrace they’re not even worth responding to just flag…

    And if the drama is over there why bring it here.

  • Jill

    130 why : 09/08/2007 at 4:49 pm
    some happend here, angie read the v interview I think
    ********************************************************

    Honey, let me clue you in on something: Angelina has never given a flying f*art what the magazines say about her and Brad and she sure as hell isn’t about to start caring now.

    Second thing I’m going to clue you in on is that you have a serious reading comprehension problem. Brad said Fugly Jenny is a good friend. So what? That’s “good friend” as in “just friends, nothing more”. It’s a polite way of kicking an ex to the curb, and if you’re too stupid to see that, well, I can’t help you.

    From reading your posts here I’m starting to believe you are either seven years old or you have the mental/emotional competence of a seven-year-old. In either case, your writing skills are atrocious. The phrase should be “something happened here”, not “some happend here”.

    You really need to read more.

  • anustin

    and norman and daisy are screammmin to the blue lagoon.hehehe.

  • watever

    Can someone tell me whens the TIFF premiere??

  • Andrómeda

    coal: thanks for all the links. You work hard lady!!.
    May be is true and Angie is there with Brad. Is saturday, so Maddox doesn´t have school, plus Toronto is so close to NY…

  • From Variety

    ‘Lust’ wins top prize in Venice
    Brad Pitt wins best actor for ‘James’
    By STUART OLDHAM
    Posted: Sat., Sep. 8, 2007, 1:28pm PT

    ‘Lust’ wins top prize in Venice
    Brad Pitt wins best actor for ‘James’
    9/8/07 1:28pm

    ThinkFilm nabs ‘She Found Me’
    Helen Hunt’s directorial debut sold in Toronto
    9/8/07 11:19am

    Weinstein Co. buys ‘Boy’ at Toronto
    Film adapted from Jonathan Trigell novel
    9/7/07 9:29pm

    Haifa fest to honor Sophie Marceau
    Actress’ directorial debut ‘Trivial’ to screen
    9/7/07 7:57pm

    Lantos promoting at Toronto fest
    Canadian film mogul also speaks of Alliance deal
    9/7/07 3:47pm

    Next >> Ang Lee’s controversial new drama, “Lust, Caution” took home the Golden Lion award for best picture at the Venice film festival on Saturday. Lee, who directed another Golden Lion winner from two years ago (“Brokeback Mountain”), was said to be “overwhelmed” with the news.
    Meanwhile, Brad Pitt surprisingly nabbed the award for best actor for his role in “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.” Pitt’s co-star, Casey Affleck, had been the rumored to be the favorite but the honor went to Pitt, who plays the ill-fated James.

    Brian De Palma won the Silver Lion award for best director for his graphic new film, “Redacted,” which tells the true story of the rape and murder of a 14 year-old Iraqi girl by U.S. soldiers, while Todd Haynes’ much-publicized Bob Dylan biopic made peace with a runner-up prize for best picture.
    http://www.variety.com/index.asp?layout=festivals&jump=story&id=1061&articleid=VR1117971672&cs=1

  • OMG I LOVE THIS!

    Here’s to Angelina congratulating Brad.

    I sense a nomination easily for the Globes and most likely The Academy Awards.

    How cool would it be for Brad & Cate to be nominated again for their roles? I love Cate and think she is one of the premiere actress working in films today. But there is a problem for me, Angelina & Cate in the same acting category. I love them both. They are so different but in many ways so alike!

    Here’s to Brad winning at the TIFF.

  • please

    Angie + Brad are one. You think the mag will hit the stand before Angie knows what’s in it, you’re joking. Plus Angie is a good person!
    Congrats Brad and Angie!!!

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