Posted on December 3rd, 2018 by Frederik

Two more gongs for Toni’s shelf. The Detroit Film Critics Society named her Best Actress for “Hereditary”,while also announcing the five nominees in the category – alongside Collette there were Olivia Colman (The Favourite), Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade), Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born) and Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?). Then, the Australian Empire Film Awards have named Toni their Best Aussie Actress for “Hereditary”, while the Best Actress award went to Lady Gaga. Congratulations!

Posted on December 2nd, 2018 by Frederik

And another nomination for Toni. The Washington DC Area Film Critics Association has announced its slate of nominations yesterday (and will announce the winners tomorrow). Toni Collette has received a Best Actress nomination alongside Glenn Close (The Wife), Olivia Colman (The Favourite), Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born) and Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?). Wouldn’t that sound like a nice Oscar line-up as well? “Hereditary” received a second nomination for Milly Shapiro in the category for Best Youth Performance. Next up are the Golden Globe nominations next Thursday – so let’s see if Toni’s in the running for the “big awards” next year. Updated on Dec 3: The Washington DC Area Film Critics Association’s Best Actress award went to Lady Gaga.

Best Actress:
Glenn Close (The Wife)
Toni Collette (Hereditary)
Olivia Colman (The Favourite)
Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)
Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Best Youth Performance:
Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade)
Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie (Leave No Trace)
Milly Shapiro (Hereditary)
Millicent Simmonds (A Quiet Place)
Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give)

Posted on November 28th, 2018 by Frederik

Dan Gilroy’s highly anticipated art thriller “Velvet Buzzsaw” has been announced to be among the 112 features to premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in January. An exact premiere date has not been set yet, but here’s the festival’s synopis for the film:

Velvet Buzzsaw / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Dan Gilroy, Producer: Jennifer Fox) — A thriller set in the contemporary art world scene of Los Angeles, where big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce. Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Toni Collette, Zawe Ashton, Tom Sturridge, Natalia Dyer. World Premiere

Posted on November 27th, 2018 by Frederik

The 2018 edition of the annual Gotham Awards was held in New York City on Monday night, honouring the year’s best in independent film and television. Toni Collette was honored as Best Actress for her work in “Hereditary”. She won in the category that also featured Oscar-hopeful Glenn Close in “The Wife” as well as Kathryn Hahn in “Private Life”, Regina Hall in “Support the Girls” and Michelle Pfeiffer in “Where is Kyra?”. One of the first stops during the Hollywood’s annual award season, the Gotham Awards has proven to be a reliable predictor of Oscar nominations, and this year’s crop of nominees will be making the rounds on the road to the Academy Awards. Unfortunately, Toni was not present at the awards ceremony. As “Hereditary” director Ari Aster accepted her award, after joking he pushed her down the stars. Big congratulations to Toni. November and early December will feature a lot of critics awards announcing their winners and the Golden Globe nominations will be announced on December 6. So, fingers crossed for to Toni to receive some more recognition for her outstanding work in “Hereditary”.

Posted on November 16th, 2018 by Frederik

Big congratulations to Toni Collette for receiving a 2019 Film Independent Spirit Award nomination as Best Actress for “Hereditary”. She shares the category with Glenn Close (The Wife), Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade), Regina Hall (Support the Girls), Helena Howard (Madeline’s Madeline) and Carey Mulligan (Wildfire). “Hereditary” has received a second nomination for Best First Feature, alongside “Sorry to Bother You”, “The Tale”, “We the Animals” and “Wildfire”. The 2019 Spirit Awards will be held February 23, 2019 at its usual spot on the beach in Santa Monica and broadcast live on IFC. The full list of nominees can be found here.

Posted on November 4th, 2018 by Frederik

Yesterday, Toni Collette and Ari Aster have gathered for what looks like A24’s Oscar campaign for “Hereditary”, as the actress and director have attended a Q&A for the film hosted by Deadline Contenders. “I think every actor longs for a chance to ‘go for it’ and when I read this script it was undeniable,” Collette said. “It was such an opportunity for me to kind of traverse so many different areas…it’s the story of an awakening in this woman. People usually have an awakening or an epiphany about their lives and it means they have some understanding and it gives them a little more control in their lives. I think the true horror of this story is that once she does realize what the truth of her life has been there’s no hope, no way out.” Hereditary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and earned strong reviews, especially for Collette’s work. Writer-director Ari Aster said the horror genre helped the film. “One thing that I love about genre storytelling,” Aster said, “is that you can take thematic material that might be difficult for people to digest…and you can filter it through this other thing that takes what might be a deterrent to people seeing the movie and suddenly render it a virtue.” You can read more over at Deadline. Many many thanks to Mouza for the heads-up!