Posted on January 6th, 2019 by Frederik

Happy New Year everybody! Over the last couple of days, the remaining regional critics circles have announced their winners, and Toni has been acknowledged with Best Actress prizes from the Houston Film Critics’, the North Carolina film critics and the Nevada Film Critics Society. She has been named runners-up for the Best Actress by the Iowa Film Critics Circle and has received nominations by the Columbus Film Critics, the Austin Film Critics Association and the Society of LGBTQ Critics. The first televised ceremony, at which Toni is nominated, are the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) on January 13, 2019. She won the Critics Choice Award back in 2007 as part of the ensemble for “Little Miss Sunshine”. Given the absolute lack of campaigning from A24 towards “Hereditary” and Toni Collette, fingers need to remain crossed until the Oscar nominations are announced on January 22.

Posted on December 17th, 2018 by Frederik

Today, two more critics groups – The Seattle Film Critics Society and the St. Louis Film Critics Association – have announced their annual winners, and Toni Collette has won Best Actress by both! Seattle has had Collette paired in the Best Actress category alongside Yalitza Aparicio for Roma, Olivia Colman for The Favourite, Regina Hall for Support the Girls and Lady Gaga for A Star is Born, while the St. Louis’ Best Actress category included Colman, Gaga, Charlize Theron for Tully and Glenn Close for The Wife. For the Academy Awards, most critics have the performances by Close, Colman, Gaga and Melissa McCarthy looked – although none of them, with the exception of Colman, have won any critics awards. The fifth spot seems poised to be taken by Emily Blunt, as a late player to the game with Mary Poppins Returns. If you have a look at the Academy’s love for musical and dismay for horror, it’s not really playing into Collette’s cards. But here’s hoping. With most awards seasons being horribly predictable, at least there’s something to look forward to when their nominations are announced in January. P.S. This is probably the last update for 2018, unless something incredible happens, which is probably not the case, so enjoy your Holidays everybody, have a great time and see you all in 2019! Frederik

Posted on December 17th, 2018 by Frederik

A nice surprise from The Hollywood Reporter today: They have included Toni in their list of the best television performances of the year for “Wanderlust” – the BBC1/Netflix series which went criminally under the radar. Their full list can be found here, and here’s what they wrote about Toni:

It’s shouldn’t be surprising to find Collette here. She can do anything. And she has, in multiple roles. But as a psychotherapist in this small Netflix series about a troubled marriage where the sex has gone missing, she’s particularly effective. She’s strong, vulnerable, funny, intelligent and tackles what it means to be sexual — and sexy — at a certain age (her character has kids who are 25, 18 and 16), without making that seem out of the ordinary. But the beauty of her work here is how it goes beyond the sex into the wanting, and into the rationalizing. This is a little gem of a series and Collette’s marvelous performance is the unifying element that makes it work. — Tim Goodman

Posted on December 17th, 2018 by Frederik

Great news from Netflix today. Dan Gilroy’s eagerly anticipated “Velvet Buzzsaw” will premiere on the streaming platform on February 01, 2019 – following its world-premiere at January’s Sundance Film Festival. Here’s the buzz on “Velvet Buzzsaw”‘s premeire:

In the mood for a thriller? Netflix has you covered. The new movie comes from the director of Nightcrawler, Dan Gilroy. This new thriller/horror will star Jake Gyllenhaal, John Malkovich, Billy Magnussen, Natalia Dyer and Toni Collette. Set in the art world, we follow a brand new struggling up and coming artist. She lands a windfall when an artist dies and she liberates his pieces. As you can probably guess, problems then arise.

Posted on December 14th, 2018 by Frederik

According to Deadline, Lionsgate is set to partner with MRC and distribute worldwide Knives Out, the contemporary murder mystery that Looper and Star Wars: The Last Jedi helmer Rian Johnson wrote and is directing. Daniel Craig stars as a detective trying to solve a murder and the killer ensemble cast includes Chris Evans, Michael Shannon, Lakeith Stanfield, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Ana de Armas, Christopher Plummer, Katherine Langford and Don Johnson. Lionsgate has dated the film for nationwide release on November 27, 2019 for the Thanksgiving holiday corridor. It was shopped at Toronto by CAA Media Finance and FilmNation, and MRC stepped up and acquired all rights and agreed to finance the picture. Knives Out becomes a big title for Lionsgate, which already had the next iteration of Hellboy, John Wick: Chapter 3, and the Roland Emmerich-directed WWII action adventure Midway. Said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group chairman Joe Drake: “Knives Out redefines the detective movie genre in a cool and original way. With a superstar filmmaker, an amazing ensemble cast and the perfect partner in MRC, we can hardly wait to bring this big, crowd-pleasing property to a global audience next Thanksgiving.” Said MRC co-presidents of film Brye Adler and Jonathan Golfman: “The entire Lionsgate team was incredibly impressive and could not have been more passionate about the project. We’re looking forward to working together to help bring Rian’s original and highly entertaining movie to the world.”

Posted on December 10th, 2018 by Frederik

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced today the nominees for the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards. Their nominations are always a curious case, as they have been criticised in the past to nominate people on their buzz, and getting a full house. This year, they made the strange decision to give out seven slots for Best Actress, but Toni’s in, so who cares :-) She shares the category with Yalitza Aparicio for Roma, Emily Blunt for Mary Poppins Returns, Glenn Close for The Wife, Olivia Colman for The Favourite, Lady Gaga for A Star Is Born and Melissa McCarthy for Can You Ever Forgive Me? – so, basically everyone who’s in talk for Best Actress anyway. “Hereditary” has received a second nomination for Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie alongside Annihilation, Halloween, A Quiet Place and Suspiria. The winners will be revealed at the star-studded Critics’ Choice Awards gala, broadcast live on The CW Network on Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm ET (delayed PT).