Welcome to Toni Collette Online, your unofficial web resource on the Australian actress and singer, best known for her film performances in "Muriel's Wedding", "The Sixth Sense" and "Little Miss Sunshine", as well as her Emmy and Golden Globe winning roles in "United States of Tara". For the past 11 years, Toni Collette Online has covered all latest news with detailed information and articles - and features extensive archives with over 50.000 images and videos. Enjoy your stay.
Congratulations to Toni Collette for receiving a Irish Film and Television Awards (Ifta) nomination for her performance in the Irish drama “Glassland”. Gerard Barrett’s higly praised film has received a total of 6 nominations, including for Best Film, Best Director, Best Script (also Barrett), Actor in a Lead Role in Film (Jack Reynor), Director Of Photography (Piers McGrail) and International Actress (Toni Collette). This year’s Ifta nominations, covering films released or first screened in 2014, come later than usual. Following last year’s controversial broadcast, criticised for excessive levels of background noise and for overrunning, RTÉ declined to show the 2015 awards live. Awards will be handed out on May 24.
Toni Collette has received a nomination for the Australian Astra Award in the category of Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor Female for “Devil’s Playground”. She shares the category with Celia Ireland, Nicole da Silva , Pamela Rabe and Danielle Cormack – all for Wentworth’s second season. “Devil’s Playground” received a total of four nominations (Collette, Andrew McFarlane, Don Hany and Simon Burke). Winners will be announced on the evening of Thursday March 12, at the largest-ever ASTRA Awards in the 20-year history of Australian subscription television. The awards will be staged at The Star in Pyrmont.
Voting for this year’s TV Week Logies has officially begun. The ballots for the Australian television industry’s night of nights were opened on Monday with popular programs Offspirng, Wentworth and Home And Away expected to dominate the viewer’s choice. With 16 weeks until the best and brightest of the small screen hit the red carpet for the 57th annual awards show, audiences are able to cast their votes for the Most Popular categories, which include most popular actor, actress, presenter and new talent. Gold Logie winning Asher Keddie, who plays Matthew’s Offspring widow Nina Proudman, is a candidate for most popular actress, joining the likes of Toni Colette and Magda Szubanksi. Voting for the Most Popular categories is open for six weeks and closes on February 22.
The Dallas Film Society will honor Toni Collette at their “The Art of Film” event this November. Here’s their press release: The Dallas Film Society is thrilled to honor Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winning actress Toni Collette at The Art of Film on Friday, November 21, 2014. We invite you to join us for this elegant fall evening that kicks off under the glamorous lights of the red carpet. You’ll mingle with cinematic-minded friends during our cocktail reception before enjoying an intimate, hourlong discussion with our honored guest. Afterward, we’ll sit down to a lavish banquet and raise our glasses to celebrate the filmmaker’s craft. The complete press release and more information can be found at their official website.
Tuesday afternoon, June 24, 2014, saw The Pierre hotel in Manhattan filled with hope and good will as donors and humanitarian workers gathered to celebrate the 12th Annual Women of Concern Awards. These awards have become a jubilant tradition for Concern Worldwide, an NGO established in 1968 whose mission is to diminish and help prevent extreme poverty in regions of the world that are most in need, including countries in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the Caribbean. Siobhan Walsh and Toni Collette, the two honorees for this year’s awards, could not have been more deserving of such recognition. Pictures from the event have been added to the photo gallery. Big thanks to Mari for sending in some great pictures.
Honoree Siobhan Walsh has played a crucial role in Concern’s development and growth for nearly twenty years, and helped establish the organization’s American branch in 1995. Actress Toni Collette, a newer addition to the Concern family, has just this year stepped into her exciting role as Concern’s first Global Ambassador. In the midst of a buzzing cocktail hour prior to the luncheon, Collette took some time to speak with Examiner.com about her involvement with the NGO, and the importance of hugging the world. Their exclusive interview with Toni can be read here.
The cast of “The Realistic Joneses” and its creator, Will Enos, have been honored with a Drama Desk Special Award, which recognizes excellence and significant contributions to the theater. The honor is given to Enos and the casts of both the “Joneses” and Off-Broadway’s “The Open House” “ror two extraordinary casts and one impressively inventive playwright”. Toni has attended their nominees reception in New York. Pictures can be found in the image library.
|Here’s another great find from the archives. In 2000, Toni received a Tony Award nomination as Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for playing Queenie in “The Wild Party”, only months after receiving an Oscar nomination for “The Sixth Sense”. The Tony went to Heather Headley for “Aida”. But maybe, with the recent news of Toni’s return to Broadway in “The Realistic Joneses”, we’ll be seeing her at the ceremony again soon.|