VARIETY.COM – Julianne Moore and Variety’s Steven Gaydos were on hand to honor rising stars Jack O’Connell (“Unbroken”) and Lola Kirke (“Gone Girl”) at the elegant Chopard Trophy ceremony that took place on the rooftop of the Martinez Hotel on Friday night.
“When you start out all you know is that you want to do it, it feels good to do it and you would do it for free but what you don’t know if you’re any good. But when you see a good actor, you can see it right away. And we saw Jack O’Connell and Lola Kirke immediately the minute they burst onto the screen, they’re beautifully alive on camera, it’s palpable their talent,” said Moore. “We’re so happy to have you, we’re excited to see your work and we know we’re going to see your work for many years to come,” added the Oscar-winning actress.
Gaydos concurred, “At Variety we have a great time introducing new talent, celebrating new talent because films become regenerated by them, and the Cannes Film Festival is the centerpiece of this regeneration. Masters leave us and new masters arrive — and it’s especially true in acting.”
Kirke was visibly moved by the honor and quipped that she hadn’t realized the turn that her career had taken until two days ago when she found herself on the red carpet at a Cannes premiere.
The Chopard Trophy ceremony, for which Variety is the exclusive media partner, drew Cannes Film Festival’s president Pierre Lescure and general delegate Thierry Fremaux, as well as actress Lupita Nyong’o, Colin Firth and wife Livia Giuggioli, Emmanuelle Beart and Emma Watson, among other stars.
The Chopardd Trophy jury comprised Elizabeth Banks, “The Imitation Game” helmer Morten Tyldum, Gaydos, producer Jerry Weintraub, Amazon Studios’ head of production Ted Hope, and Chopard’s artistic director Caroline Scheufele, who announced the creation of a Chopard Foundation to support movies during the ceremony.
I have added three photos of Jack attending teh Charles Finch Hosts Annual Filmmakers Dinner And Photographic Exhibition yesterday, May 15th to the gallery!
I have added high quality photos of Jack attending the premiere of “Mad Max: Fury Road” at this year’s 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival to the gallery! I’ll be adding more photos soon.
Jack attended the ‘China: Through The Looking Glass’ Costume Institute Benefit Gala on May 4th in New York City. I have added high quality photos from the gala to the gallery! Hopefully we will get more photos!
I have added a few more outtakes of Jack from his photoshoot for the Observer last year in November. You can check them out by clicking the previews below:
I have added HD screencaptures of Jack from “Unbroken” to the gallery! Jack does a phenomenal job playing Louis Zamperini. If you have not seen the movie, I highly recommend you do! Also, be sure to buy the movie on Blu-Ray/DVD!
A new deleted scene from “Unbroken” has recently been released. The Blu-Ray/DVD will release March 24th and hopefully we’ll see more deleted scenes!
Thanks to Lindsey, I’ve added a high quality outtake Jack did last year with Angelina Jolie for Entertainent Weekly to the gallery!
I have added a scan from the March 13th issue of Entertainment Weekly that features a scan of Jack’s film ’71 to the gallery!
Jack is nominated for Best Male Newcomer in this year’s Jameson Empire Awards. You can vote for Jack by heading over to EmpireOnline.com or by clicking the photo below! Anyone who votes will be entered into a draw to attend the ceremony which will be held on Sunday, March 29! Vote for Jack!