Posted on December 8th, 2019 by Frederik

Today, Toni Collette has received two Critics Choice Award nominations – as part of the ensemble of “Knives Out” and as Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie made for Television for “Unbelievable”. She shares the category with six other ladies – Patricia Arquette (The Act), Marsha Stephanie Blake (When They See Us), Niecy Nash (When They See Us), Margaret Qualley (Fosse/Verdon) and Emma Thompson (Years and Years). In the ensemble category, “Knives Out” competes against Bombshell, The Irishman, Little Women, Marriage Story, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood and Parasite. The winners will be revealed at the star-studded Critics’ Choice Awards gala, which will once again be hosted by film, television, and stage star Taye Diggs, and broadcast live on The CW Television Network on Sunday, January 12 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm ET (delayed PT).

Unbelievable – 4 nominations
Best Limited Series
Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Kaitlyn Dever
Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Merritt Wever
Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Toni Collette

Knives Out – 3 nominations
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Original Screenplay – Rian Johnson
Best Comedy

Posted on December 4th, 2019 by Frederik

The American Film Institute on Wednesday unveiled its picks for the year’s 10 best films along with its choices for the year’s 10 best television programs. The 2019 AFI Awards for film, which focus on American movies that are deemed culturally significant, will go to 1917, The Farewell, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Knives Out, Little Women, Marriage Story, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Richard Jewell. On the television side, this year’s AFI Awards will go to Chernobyl, The Crown, Fosse/Verdon, Game of Thrones, Pose, Succession, Unbelievable, Veep, Watchmen and When They See Us. The AFI also recognized South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite and Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag with special awards because they fall outside the group’s criteria for American film and TV. Selected by two juries, one for TV and one for film, the honorees will be recognized at the AFI Awards luncheon, set for Jan. 3 in Los Angeles. This year marks the 20th year for the AFI Awards.

Posted on October 18th, 2019 by Frederik

According to Deadline, There had been strong word of mouth surrounding Netflix’s limited-series crime drama Unbelievable since its September 13 launch. Today, the streamer released ratings that confirmed its popularity. Unbelievable, from showrunner Susannah Grant, CBS TV Studios and Timberman/Beverly Productions, was one of Netflix’s top ratings performers of the third quarter — and all of 2019. The limited series was viewed by 32 million households in its first four weeks on the platform, Netflix disclosed with its Q3 earnings report today. That is a big number for a crime drama that tackles a difficult subject, rape, and is based on a case that is not widely known. Turning Unbelievable into a true-crime anthology franchise had been on the back of the producers’ minds from the get-go. And while there are no deals in place and there have been no conversations with Netflix about that – Unbelievable was sold to the streamer as a one-off limited series – the idea of a follow-up is likely to be revisited in light of its ratings success and awards attention, centered largely on the performances of Toni Collette and Merritt Wever. There is no premise for a potential second installment being considered, but it would likely tackle a different case in a different true-crime arena. The title, Unbelievable, easily lands itself to telling different stories, much more so than Bravo/USA’s popular true-crime anthology Dirty John, for instance. Co-written by Grant, Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman, Unbelievable was based on “An Unbelievable Story of Rape,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning December 2015 article from the Marshall Project and ProPublica written by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong, and the This American Life radio episode about the same case, “Anatomy of Doubt.”

Posted on September 21st, 2019 by Frederik

I hope you’ve all had a chance to watch “Unbelievable” on Netflix since its release last Friday. It’s an outstanding series that does more than justice to its original source and true story – eight wonderfully directed episodes of serious investigation, relatable characters driven by empathy and good will – and inclduing a wonderful ensemble cast. Toni Collette and Merritt Wever are a dream team for a series like this. Kaitlyn Dever is the standout of the show – creating a thoughtful character and a face to portray the difficulties, mistrust and misconception in an investigation like this. Also, a nice surprise to see some of Toni’s former co-stars in key roles, such as Bridget Everett and Brooke Smith. I have my fingers crossed to see Collette, Wever and Dever at next year’s awards season. For those wondering, Toni didn’t appear in the first episode. We only get to know Detective Grace Rasmussen by the end of the second episode. I’ve added screencaptures from all Toni episodes to the photo gallery. If you haven’t seen the show I highly encourage you to do so. It’s streaming on Netflix.



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Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Unbelievable – Episode 2 screencatpures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Unbelievable – Episode 3 screencatpures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Unbelievable – Episode 4 screencatpures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Unbelievable – Episode 5 screencatpures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Unbelievable – Episode 6 screencatpures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Unbelievable – Episode 7 screencatpures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Unbelievable – Episode 8 screencatpures

Posted on September 21st, 2019 by Frederik

Upon its Netflix premiere last week, “Unbelievable” has been featured in various magazines to promote its release. Scans from five magazines have been added to the photo gallery. Many thanks to Jess for the Entertainment Weekly scans.

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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – OK! Magazine (Australia, September 23, 2019)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Woman’s Day (Australia, September 16, 2019)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Entertainment Weekly (USA, September 16, 2019)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – TV & Satellite Week (United Kingdom, September 07, 2019)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Time Magazine (USA, February 04, 2019)

Posted on September 14th, 2019 by Frederik

The final interview for Tuesday’s “Unbelievable” press tour saw Toni Collette taking a seat on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” for the first time. They recounted their first meeting behind the scenes of SNL, Toni’s career chance to become a professional race car driver, the 25th anniversary of “Muriel’s Wedding” and shaving her head numerous times. The interview can be watched below, with stills and screencaptures being added to the photo gallery. After all the promotion, the one thing you have to do is to check out “Unbelievable” on Netflix!

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