Tilda Swinton in British Vogue last November, sporting a scarf designed by Bella Freud
The news: Hollywood Reporter on the biggest snubs of the Academy Award nominations this a.m.:
One of the biggest surprises of the morning, for many, was the fact that [Tilda] Swinton [in We Need to Talk About Kevin] was passed over in favor of [Girl with Dragon Tattoo Rooney] Mara despite scoring virtually every important precursor nom that an actress can: SAG, HFPA, BFCA, and BAFTA. My sense is that many people simply found Kevin to be too disturbing and without a clear point. I never quite bought that Swinton -- as great an actress as she is -- would be nominated for such a dark film after being ignored last year for an even better performance in a far more digestible film, I Am Love.
The back story:
A flick through the November issue of the British edition of Vogue revealed one accessory I did not expect to see. After pages of faux fur, sequinned clutches and designer feathered capes, I happened upon something rather more surprising: a full-page shot of actress Tilda Swinton sporting a knitted scarf emblazoned not with a designer logo but with the word “Palestine.”
--"The Electronic Intifada, Oct. 28, 2011, "Has a Hollywood actress made Palestinian solidarity Chic?"