“The Hollars” is set to have it’s world premiere during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. The movie is part of the festival’s Premieres selection. John directed the movie and stars alongside Anna Kendrick, Margo Martindale, Richard Jenkins, Sharlto Copley and Charlie Day. The first screening will be held on January 29 at the Eccles Theatre and for more information be sure to head over to the official website.
John Krasinski’s big-hearted family comedy takes a touching look at the ties that bind. Krasinski plays John Hollar, a frustrated graphic novelist anxiously awaiting the birth of his baby with girlfriend, Rebecca (Anna Kendrick). When his mother, Sally (Margo Martindale), is diagnosed with a brain tumor, John flies back home, where denial runs deep in the family tree. While his loving but fractured family pulls together to prepare Sally for surgery, John takes a second look at the life he left behind.
Krasinski, last seen at the Sundance Film Festival with his directorial debut Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009), takes a gentle approach to the dysfunctional Hollar clan, leavening the heart-tugging drama with inspired character-driven comedy. The large ensemble cast (including Richard Jenkins, Sharlto Copley, Josh Groban, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Mary Kay Place) gives the relationships a lived-in feeling, while Krasinski offers a warm, funny, warts-and-all look at the importance of family.
The festival runs from January 21-31.
John, Academy President Cheryl Boone, Guillermo del Toro, and Ang Lee took the stage earlier today to announce the 2016 Oscar Nominations. del Toro and Lee presented the first batch of nominees and John and Boone took the stage and unveiled the nominations for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Directing, Film Editing, Foreign Language Film, Original Score, Best Picture, Production Design, Visual Effects, Adapted Screenplay and Original Screenplay. The high quality images in our gallery have been added in our gallery.
You can watch the announcement show after the jump. Be sure to head over to Oscars.org for the full list of nominations.
The 2016 Academy Award nominees will be announced today, at 5:30am PST. John is one of the presenters who will announce the nominees, as we previously reported. You can watch the livestream below, or at Oscars.org/live. Be sure to come back later for our photo coverage of the announcement!
The nominees for the 2016 Oscars will be announced Thursday, January 14th, 2016 and you can watch the live stream of the announcement above or at Oscars.org/live. This year, celebrated directors Guillermo del Toro and Ang Lee will present 12 of the 2016 Academy Award nominees beginning at 5:30am PST, followed by actor John Krasinski and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announcing the other 12 at 5:38am PST.
In 2015, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs was joined by actor Chris Pine to announce nominees, with acclaimed directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams also announcing several categories from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Now Oscar nomination time is almost here again. Stay glued to Oscar.go.com for all your 2016 Academy Award needs.
The Academy announced today that John will present the 88th Academy Awards nominations on Thursday (January 14) alongside Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Guillermo del Toro.
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Guillermo del Toro, John Krasinski and Ang Lee will announce the 88th Academy Awards® nominations in all 24 Oscar® categories at a special two-part live news conference on Thursday, January 14, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The Oscars® will air Sunday, February 28, live on ABC.
At 5:30 a.m. PT, del Toro and Lee will announce the nominees in the following categories: Animated Feature Film, Cinematography, Costume Design, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Song, Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing.
At 5:38 a.m. PT, Krasinski and Boone Isaacs will take the stage to unveil the nominations for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Directing, Film Editing, Foreign Language Film, Original Score, Best Picture, Production Design, Visual Effects, Adapted Screenplay and Original Screenplay.
John attended the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards yesterday. He was one of the presenters and presented one of the awards alongside actress Olivia Wilde. He also reunited with his “The Office” co-star Steve Carell on the red carpet. The first images have been added to our gallery.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced it’s second (and final) batch of presenters for the 73rd annual Golden Globes announced yesterday and John is among them! Deadline is reporting the follow story:
The HFPA has announced the second wave of presenters for the 73rd annual Golden Globes on Sunday. Matt Damon, Tom Hanks, Amy Schumer, Will Farrell and Katy Perry are among the latest presenters unveiled to present at the Golden Globes on Sunday. Chris Evans, Kate Bosworth, Sophia Bush, Tom Ford, Jonah Hill, John Krasinski and Andy Samberg are also set as organizer the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has finalized its list.
Be sure to come back later this weekend to see our coverage of the Golden Globes!
With the release of “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” being two weeks away in the United States John will start to promote the movie. Thus far two talk show appearances have been announced (Via Interbridge). We will edit this post then more appearances are announced.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Tu 1/5: John Krasinski, George Church
LIVE with Kelly and Michael
Mo 1/11: John Krasinski, Heather Graham
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Fr 1/15: John Krasinski, Ken Jeong
John is featured on the January/February 2016 issue of Men’s Health. We have added the cover in our gallery and the photoshoots outtake in our gallery. Magazine scans will follow as soon as possible.
On his wife Emily Blunt: “It’s my favorite thing to talk about.”
On his new physique: “I think there’s a part of you where you become addicted to it. I love feeling strong. You pick up your daughter with ease while everyone else makes a little grunt when they pick up their kids. I walk with better posture and a little more presence. I was more of a sit-in-the-corner guy. Now I’m a lot less of that.”
On choosing new projects: “There’s an attempt at a calculation. I just want to do everything I can. It feels like someone passed me the ball, and I want to do everything I can with it.”
Paramount Pictures released two new trailers (green and red band) for John’s upcoming movie “13 Hours“. The movie is based on Mitchell Zuckoff’s book Thirteen Hours: A Firsthand Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi. John stars alongside James Badge Dale, Toby Stephens, Pablo Schreiber, Max Martini, David Denman, Dominic Fumusa, and Freddie Stroma. The movie will be released on January 15, 2016.
This is pretty exciting news: John has joined Instagram and Facebook. You can follow his instagram @JohnKrasinski. His official facebook page can be found at Facebook.com/JohnKrasinski. In case you missed it before: join is also on twitter @johnkrasinski.