Posted on November 11th, 2009 by Frederik

Showtime has announced premiere dates for several returning series. It’s Monday lineup returns on Jan. 25 with the second season of “Secret Diary of a Call Girl” at 10 p.m., followed by “Tracey Ullman’s State of the Union” at 10:30 p.m. That same night, at 11 p.m., comes the launch of new series “La La Land,” from British comic Marc Wootton. Series stars Wootton as three different characters, as he interacts with real-life Angelenos. Then on March 22, Showtime’s Monday night sked shifts to the second season of its Edie Falco starrer “Nurse Jackie” at 10 p.m., followed by the sophomore season of “United States of Tara” – starring Emmy winner Toni Collette – at 10:30.

Posted on October 28th, 2009 by Frederik

The nominees for the 2009 Samsung Mobile AFI Awards were announced on Wednesday 28 October 2009, at a special event held at the Chauvel Cinema, Sydney. And Toni’s role as Tara has won her yet another award nomination, this time as Best International Actress for the Australian AFI Award. The contenders in this category are Rose Byrne for “Damages,” Toni for “United States of Tara” and Melissa George and Mia Wasikowska for “In Treatment.” Additionally, “Mary & Max” has received a nomination among the Best Feature Films. The AFI Awards will be handed out on December 12, 2009.

Posted on July 16th, 2009 by Frederik

Fantastic news! Toni has received an Emmy nomination as Best Actress in a Comedy Series for “United States of Tara”. She shares this category with Sarah Silverman for “The Sarah Silverman Program”, Mary-Louise Parker for “Weeds”, Julia Louis-Dreyfus for “The New Adventures Of Old Christine”, Christina Applegate for “Samantha Who?” and Tina Fey for “30 Rock”. This is Toni’s second Emmy nomination, she was previously in the running for “Tsumani: The Aftermath”. The Emmy Awards will be handed out during a live ceremony on September 20, 2009. Congratulations!

Posted on June 12th, 2009 by Frederik

Showtime will be producing a second season of Toni Collette’s acclaimed “United States of Tara”. News came in with a recent Reuters article that Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis will joining the cast in its new season. Davis will appear in seven of the 12 episodes of the show’s upcoming season as Lynda B. Dozier, an unconventional artist who plays a significant role in the lives of Tara (Collette) and her daughter, Kate (Brie Larson). Davis, a veteran TV and stage actress, made her feature breakthrough with “Doubt,” in which she played the mother of a student at a Catholic school in the Bronx.

Posted on May 12th, 2009 by Frederik

Toni has been announced to make an appearance on BBC’s “Graham Norton Show”. On June 6, Norton welcomes actor Kurt Russell and Academy Award-nominated actress, Toni Collette. The show will air at 22:00 pm on BBC Two.

Posted on March 17th, 2009 by Frederik

Over 120,000 people have attended the Sound Relief fundraising concerts in Sydney and Melbourne to help aid victims of devastating fires and floods in Australia. Artists including Kings Of Leon, Coldplay, The Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb, Olivia Newton-John, Gabriella Cilmi, Taylor Swift, electro-poppers Architecture In Helsinki and The Presets played the concerts, which were held simultaneously at the Sydney and Melbourne cricket grounds. The event raised thousands of dollars, with all of the profits going toward appeals in Victoria for victims of the recent bushfires that killed over 200 people in February, and to Queensland for people affected by ongoing flooding. Possibly the most poignant moment of the day, was when actress Toni Collette united both cities in a minute’s silence to remember those that did not survive Black Saturday, immediately following the Princes’ historic address.