Posted on October 29th, 2009 by Frederik

Many thanks to Jaymie for the heads-up that The Boston (USA) Jewish Film Festival will be screening “Mary and Max” on November 12 – and also “Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueburger”, starring Toni Collette, on November 12 and 14.

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 September 24th, 2009 by Frederik

Freshly crowned Emmy winner Toni Collette graces the latest October cover of the Australian InStyle, featuring a stunning new photoshoot and a 9 page article inside. If you get your hands on this and would be able to scan it for Toni Collette Online, please let me know! It would be highly appreciated! :-) Here are some highlights of their exclusive interview with Toni:

Toni on Fashion

I like to feel comfortable! I used to live in vintage clothes, but I rarely buy it now. I don’t have the luxury of rummaging through shops. My favourite city for shopping would have to be LA. I really love it; I also love New York and Paris. It’s so easy and has great variety – and valet parking really helps! As for favourite designers, there’s lots … Dries Van Noten, Martin Margiela, Willow, Isabel Marant, Marnie Skillings, Kirrily Johnston, Marc Jacobs, Sass & Bide. Fashion for me is more about fun.

Toni on LA

I like LA – I didn’t when I first went there. It was a new city and I knew very few people. Now I’ve been going there for a long time, I enjoy it — it’s similar to Sydney in that it’s a really easy way of life. Even though I’m usually so focused on work when I’m there, I do appreciate being in LA — I’ve got great friends there now.

Toni on Exercise

Everyone thinks I do yoga! I’ve dabbled, but I’m really flexible. I need something that hold me together and keeps me stronger: Pilates and gyrotonics [which evolved from yoga]. When I was younger I was so energetic. I swam, I danced, I did Little Athletics. I was out all the time. I still love swimming. I did the ‘Get up at 6am and do butterfly with one arm’ type-of-thing when I was young — I don’t do that kind of swimming anymore. I love to float. I love diving through waves. It’s the most cleansing beautiful thing you can do.

Posted on September 18th, 2009 by Frederik

The Emmy Awards will be handed out this Sunday – and the press and blogosphere is in full force to predict the winners. When it comes to the Comedy Actress category, most articles see Toni as the predicted and deserving winner. After all, predicting all kind of stuff is part of hyping things – and Toni won’t become a worse actress without an Emmy – still, this would be a fantastic honor, so keep your fingers crossed for Sunday!

The Courier Mail

Leading the charge is celebrated actress Collette, who is a strong contender in the major category of best lead actress in a comedy. “I think Toni Collette is sensational in the United States of Tara,” Variety’s TV critic Brian Lowry said. Roush agreed: “I don’t think there’s been a better performance in a comedy this year.” “The role itself is so dramatic and multi-faceted, playing a person with multiple personalities, and it’s such a showcase role that if anyone in that category can be a threat to Tina Fey it’s Collette,” he said.

The Detroit News

Toni Collette, “United States of Tara” on Showtime. Collette is a powerhouse and plays at least four characters as a woman with multiple personality disorder. Nominees such as Tina Fey and Julia Louis-Dreyfus have won before and it would be wonderful to give someone new a try.

The San Francisco Chronicle

Should win: Toni Collette. Will win: Toni Collette. Well, now here’s an interesting situation. We are living in a world where cutting-edge 30-minute cable comedies are really dramas that periodically have humor in them. But since these actresses are in this messed-up category, you’ve got to go with Collette, whose fearless performance as a woman with “dissociative identity disorder” became a weekly tour de force. Fey is fantastic, but Collette’s acting is unmatched.

San Diego Union Tribune

I’m not convinced that Showtime’s humanely dysfunctional “United States of Tara” is a comedy any more than “Weeds” is a comedy. But Toni Collette ‘sferocious performance as a woman with multiple personality disorder just screams “Emmy!!,” and I am thrilled someone listened. Not that it matters, since the award will probably go to the not-undeserving Tina Fey.

Posted on September 15th, 2009 by Frederik

Toni has participated in Newsweek’s 2009 Emmy Roundtable, alongside Amy Poehler (Saturday Night Live) Jon Cryer (Two and A Half Men), Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) and Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory). A transcript can be read over at Newsweek, eight clips can be found at Youtube. Thanks to Whitney for the heads-up!

Posted on September 5th, 2009 by Frederik

Welcome to the latest version of Toni Collette Online! The time for a visual change feels just right with the Emmy Awards being held later this month and a new season of “United States of Tara” coming up next year. A new addition to the site is a Twitter alert that will keep you updated on all news and site features, so make sure to join :-) Other than that, enjoy the new layout and have fun surfing around the new Toni Collette Online!

Posted on September 3rd, 2009 by Frederik

The Chicago Tribunte has an in-depth article on what will be changing for “United States of Tara”s second season: The transition from film to television can be rocky for some actors. But not for Toni Collette, the star of Showtime’s “United States of Tara.” “The one thing I am loving is the pace of TV. It’s so quick,” the actress said in a recent interview in Los Angeles on the first day of shooting for Season 2 of “Tara,” which returns in early 2010. “There’s no sitting around. You get to do more of what you love, every day.” If anyone has excelled at the art of the quick transition, it’s Collette, who flawlessly plays four characters on the show. Collette’s primary character, Tara Gregson, is a suburban mom with dissociative identity disorder (DID), which causes her to turn into one of three “alters” whenever she’s stressed. Collette’s versatility in the role is impressive, and members of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences agreed: The actress is up for a best comedy actress award at the Sept. 20 Emmy Awards ceremony.

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