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Oscar Nominees Luncheon

Source: Oscars.
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More than 165 OscarĀ® nominees will come together at noon on Monday, February 6, at the Beverly Hilton when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honors this year's Oscar contenders at its annual Nominees Luncheon.

Among the Lead Actor and Actress nominees, Casey Affleck, Ryan Gosling, Isabelle Huppert, Viggo Mortensen, Ruth Negga, Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, Meryl Streep and Denzel Washington are expected to attend the pre-OscarsĀ® event. Supporting Actor and Actress nominees Mahershala Ali, Jeff Bridges, Viola Davis, Naomie Harris, Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel, Octavia Spencer and Michelle Williams also will join in the celebratory lunch.

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Viggo on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Source: ABC.
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Viggo Mortensen on Lord of the Rings Reunion

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Source: Metro.
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The Danish-American, 58, has been nominated for best actor at this year’s Baftas and Oscars for family weepy Captain Fantastic

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by James Mottram

Captain Fantastic is a very moving film. Did it make you cry when you saw the final version?

That happened to me even as I was reading the script. I was very moved at times and was constantly being surprised — which is the mark of a good, original story.

Your character Ben has a pretty funky dress sense. Is your own wardrobe anything like that?

No, I don't dress like that! But I think people sometimes think what I wear is a little odd. On certain occasions, I enjoy making an effort. When you go to the Baftas, you have to wear a suit.

Talking of which, how do you feel about being nominated at the Baftas and the Oscars?

Very happy. For a movie like Captain Fantastic, which is a smaller, independent film and doesn't have the machinery behind it, it's invaluable. Whether it's for best actor or best picture or best director, it really helps a lot. We're out of the cinemas now but people are buying the DVD or renting it, or seeing it in other ways, and it just helps make people want to see our movie.

Is it true your father taught you outdoor skills, in the way Ben does with his kids?

Yeah… my dad was raised on a farm in Denmark. When we were little, we lived in the country part of the time. He taught me how to fish and go hunting. My dad was more of a traditional dad [than Ben]. It was your mom that made sure you were fed and went to school on time. You might see your dad late at night just before you fell asleep. But mostly it would be on weekends and holidays. In terms of his ideology or his reading list, he was nothing like Ben [who is a radical left-wing survivalist]. Quite the opposite. With politics, we managed to get along in spite of our differences.

Do you think dealing with those differences is what the film is about in a way?

Yeah, it's about the importance of communication and the value of really listening to people — especially to people who are different to you, who have ideas you instinctively don't like or you've grown up learning to dislike. Certainly in the West, in terms of elections and polarisation of society, listening to people with different points of view is more important now than ever.

You're known for your extensive prep work and you even planted Ben's garden. Are you a keen gardener?

I always have plants — even if I'm staying in a hotel for an extended period, I tend to get plants and find a way to keep them growing depending on how much light the room gets.

Are you a big nature lover?

I enjoy being outside. Where I used to live in the Pacific northwest, I used to constantly plant trees. I like the woods, I like the forest, I like all kinds of plants. I always get along with plants and animals… sometimes it's difficult to get along with people.

Have you had any dangerous encounters with animals?

I've been very close to bears before, and moose and elk. Wolves I've seen fairly close. I've never been attacked by a bear or a wolf. People don't think of a moose as dangerous but they can be vicious. They're very strong. Especially a mother — a moose-cow. I've had a moose-cow charge me but I was far enough away that I got out of there. I've also inadvertently been between a grizzly bear and its cub, but again, I was near my car and I got in and drove away.

Where do you feel most at home?

Denmark, Argentina, the United States, Spain — places where I've spent quite a lot of time. I don't have unconditional allegiance to any one place, although I recognise where I was born, where I've been raised and where I spent time. I would say, the only unconditional allegiance I have is to San Lorenzo, a premier division football club in Argentina, and maybe the Montreal Canadiens — a hockey team. It doesn't matter whether they win or lose, I'll still be for them.

Is it true that in the UK, you also support Norwich City Football Club?

It's not true. In England, I like Fulham!

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Your February Reminders

Categories: Calendar: Viggo

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Good Morning Viggodom!

Source: Dominic Monaghan.
Found By: MysticLady

Thanks to MysticLady for the find from Dominic Monaghan's Twitter page.

We Have a Cave Troll!

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