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The Master Gets Three Oscar Nominations

HoffmanHubbardJust a quick afternoon post to acknowledge that Paul Thomas Anderson’s movie, The Master, garnered three acting Oscar nominations today. (But PTA himself, and his film, got snubbed for Best Director and Best Picture.)

Joaquin Phoenix was nominated for Best Actor for his role as Freddie Quell, Philip Seymour Hoffman was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for playing the L. Ron Hubbard analog Lancaster Dodd (the Master), and Amy Adams received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress in her role as the Master’s wife, Peggy Dodd.

You know what this means — even more media attention aimed at the film and its relationship to the early days of Scientology. Oh, the fun.

Speaking of media announcements, we have one of our own…

Today at 4 pm Eastern, we’ll be interviewed on Allison Hope Weiner’s web TV show, Media Mayhem, to talk about all this wacky Scientology news happening lately.

Her show has featured Mark Ebner and John Cook in the past, so we have a feeling we’ll be asked some pretty good questions. Please tune in and jeer at us.


UPDATE: Allison tells me they will tape the show and broadcast it at 7 pm Eastern. Sorry for the delay.

7:20 pm: They’re having some technical difficulties over at Media Mayhem but expect the show up shortly…

Here it goes. I’m putting this up sight unseen.


Posted by Tony Ortega on January 10, 2013 at 12:43


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