Last night Emma Watson attended the 2014 BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards. Emma received her Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year. HQ images have now been added to the gallery.
The 2014 British Fashion Award nominees are in, and most of the list probably won’t surprise you.
The picks for most stylish stars across the pond included the usual suspects, such as Emma Watson, Cara Delevingne, Benedict Cumberbatch and Idris Elba. But there was one always impeccably dressed star who was missing: Kate Middleton!
So why was the duchess left without a nomination? The British Fashion Awards included the royal in last year’s honors, and this year they’re celebrating a fresh group of nominees.
Watson has been ruling the red carpet since she was a teen. The actress is always one to watch at award shows, frequently sporting daring and unexpected choices—like the crimson Dior frock she wore over black cigarette pants and cobalt pumps at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards.
The British Fashion Council hand-selected this year’s crop of potential Fashion Award winners, but the awards are actually decided by members of the public. You can vote for your most stylish celeb on the British Fashion Awards website.
Actress, activist and United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson graces the cover of ELLE’s feminism issue.
ELLE Editor in Chief, Lorraine Candy, talked to Emma about her upbringing, what being a feminist really means in today’s world, and how she felt presenting her inaugural speech at the UN Summit in September, which Lorraine attended as Emma’s guest.
It was a frightening experience for the 24 year old. “I was very nervous,” she admits. “It wasn’t an easy thing for me to do. It felt like: ‘Am I going to have lunch with these people, or am I going to be eaten? Am I the lunch?'”
Her decision to become an activist on behalf of women was, in many ways, prompted by her fame as an actress. “Fame is not something I have always felt comfortable with; I have really grappled with it emotionally. And, in a funny way, doing this is my way of making sense of the fame, of using it. I have found a way to channel it towards something else, which makes it so much more manageable for me. And this is something I really believe in,” she says.
She also feels passionately that feminism can and should mean different things to all people, but that all people should embrace it. “Feminism is not here to dictate to you. It’s not prescriptive, it’s not dogmatic. All we are here to do is give you a choice. If you want to run for President, you can. If you don’t, that’s wonderful, too.” It’s an attitude she learned as a young girl. “I’m lucky I was raised to believe that my opinion at the dinner table was valuable. My mum and I spoke as loudly as my brothers.”
Vulture published their Most Valuable Stars list and Emma has been listed this year at #63. Read what they have to say below:
Majestic Filmproduktion has released the first intimidating image from their period drama Colonia, featuring star Emma Watson and the newly-announced Mikael Nyqvist as Paul Schäfer, lay preacher and leader of the infamous Colonia Dignidad.
The film from Academy Award-winning director Florian Gallenberger will also co-star the previously set Daniel Bruhl, along with Richenda Carey, Vicky Krieps, August Zirner and Martin Wuttke.
Watson plays Lena, a young woman whose husband Daniel (Bruhl) is abducted by Pinochet’s secret police during the 1973 Chilean military coup d’etat. Lena must join a dangerous cult in the sealed-off Colonia Dignidad area in order to rescue him.
Colonia just wrapped shooting in Luxembourg, with production now moved to Germany before the shoot is completed in South America later this year. The film is due for release in October 2015.
Tom Hiddleston, Emma Watson and other popular stars are bringing back the glory of poetry reading via “The Love Book” app.
Radio Times reported that like the other stars, Tom Hiddleston and Emma Watson have read poems penned by world-renowned bards. Allie Esiri, the app’s creator, discussed and enthused about the recording procedures and poetry reading skills of the celebrity readers.
Esiri singled out Tom Hiddleston’s rendition of “May I Feel Said He,” a poem written by E.E. Cummings in 1923, for it is the most popular among users. Compared to the other poetry readings available on the app, Hindleston’s reading garnered the most number of feedback via comments and emails.
Tom Hiddleston and Emma Watson are two of the celebrity readers who have read downloadable poems on “The Love Book” app. Other popular stars such as Damien Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter, Gina Bellman and Helen McRory are also part of the readers’ list.
According to iliterature, The Love Book app is a compilation of various literary pieces focused on the subject of love. Users can download poems, short stories, quotes and letters using their iPhones or Android phones.
Since her days at Hogwarts came to an end, Emma Watson has largely been part of ensembles in movies. But she’s moving back towards lead roles again and has signed to star in Colonia alongside Rush’s Daniel Bruhl.
German director Florian Gallenberger is putting the fact-based film together based on his own script. Colonia follows a young couple called Lena and Daniel (Watson and Bruhl) who become mixed up in the 1973 Chilean military coup. When Daniel is abducted by General Pinochet’s secret police and carted off to a mysterious area in the south known as the Colonia Dignidad, Lena kicks off a quest to track him down.
Though the man in charge of the Colonia, Paul Schafer, describes it as a charitable religious mission, it’s in fact in the grip of a cult – and Lena joins up so she can try to find Daniel.
Watson was last seen in Noah and has just worked on Alejandro Amenabar’s psycho-thriller Regression with Ethan Hawke. Bruhl will be seen in Michael Winterbottom’s The Face Of An Angel, which screens at the London Film Festival next month. He’s also worked on Woman In Gold and is shooting John Wells’ untitled culinary comedy alongside Bradley Cooper.
Last night Emma Watson attended the UN Women’s “HeForShe” campaign launch as part of her role as the UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador. HQ images from both the campaign launch and the VIP after-party have now been added to the gallery.
Emma Watson was greeted by hundreds of young people in Uruguay as she made an appearance at the country’s parliament.
The British actress visited the capital Montevideo in her capacity as Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women to deliver a petition calling for a greater representation of women in politics.
“I was immensely touched to see so many young people outside the Parliament here in Uruguay,” said the 24-year-old.
Famous for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, Watson was named ambassador for the UN agency for women in July.
Her participation in delivering the petition was the culmination of a campaign by social organisations that promote gender equality and the promotion of women in politics, and supported by the UN Women’s equality fund.
The document contained 4,000 signatures.
The text of the petition called on the Uruguayan state to take affirmative measures to ensure the participation of women in sectors in which they are traditionally discriminated against.
“To see this kind of participation is why I’m here. It’s why I’ve come to Uruguay and why I want to work with Uruguayan women because thankfully I have this platform and I’m able to shine a light on these issues,” Watson added.
Only 13% of parliamentarians are women in Uruguay and unlike other countries in the region such as Argentina, Brazil and Chile, Uruguay has never had a female president.