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Sep 13

…well, coverage might be too big of a word since Toni Collette didn’t attend the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards and didn’t win as Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for “The Staircase”. The award went to Amanda Seyfried’s portrayal of Elizabeth Holmes in “The Dropout”. Still, you can catch 2 seconds of Toni in the Lead Actress segment above and in the video archive. Thanks to the Emmys Youtube channel for posting full segments of the award categories and not only the winners. Much appreciated.

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Video Archive – Award Shows – 74th Primetime Emmy Awards

Sep 08

On Monday (for whatever reason Monday), the Primetime Emmys will be handed out in Los Angeles – and Toni Collette is among the nominees this year as Outstanding Lead Actress for “The Staircase”. Since this marks Toni’s fifth Emmy nomination, it’s about time to revisit her previous roles that got her on the ballots. Getting recognition for your work is wonderful – and with the abundance of great tv series being nominated is great – but winning is about keeping your narrative, and since Toni doesn’t exist in the public eye, except when she’s promoting her work (which has become quite rare), I don’t think that a) her performance in “The Staircase” will be named a winner and b) she will be attending the ceremony, since she has only attended two times out of her five nominations. I stand corrected if she does.

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Jul 12

Congratulations to Toni Collette for receiving a nomination for the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards as Best Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or TV Movie for “The Staircase”. She shares the category with Julia Garner (Inventing Anna), Lily James (Pam & Tommy), Sarah Paulson (Impeachment: American Crime Story), Margaret Qualley (MAID) and Amanda Seyfried (The Dropout). For “The Staircase”, Colin Firth was also nominated as Best Actor in the Limited Series category. This is Toni’s fifth Emmy nomination. She was previously nominated in 2007 as Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie for “Tsunami: The Aftermath”, in 2009 and 2010 as Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series for “United States of Tara” (for which she won in 2009) and most recently in 2019 as Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie for “Unbelievable”. The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards will be handed out during a live ceremony on Monday (for whatever reason), September 12, 2022.

Jul 08

Congrats to Toni for receiving the first nomination of the new awards season as Best Actress for “The Staircase” by the Hollywood Critics Association. If you’ve never heard about the HCA, it’s because this is only their second annual awards ceremony for television programming. Toni shares the category with Amanda Seyfried (The Dropout), Anne Hathaway (WeCrashed), Daisy Edgar-Jones (Fresh), Elle Fanning (The Girl from Plainville), Jessica Biel (Candy), Lily James (Pam & Tommy) and Margaret Qualley (Maid). “The Staircase” has received 4 nominations in the top categories, as listed below. The HCA will have a two-night celebration at The Beverly Hilton, with the broadcast network and cable TV awards ceremony being held on Aug. 13. The streaming awards ceremony will take place on Aug. 14.

Best Streaming Limited or Anthology Series
Best Writing in a Streaming Limited Series: Antonio Campos
Best Actor in a Streaming Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
Best Actress in a Streaming Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Jul 03

We’re still a good week away from the July 12 announcements of the 2022 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, but critics, experts and online award afficionados are already ranking those with the best chances to score nominations. One thing pretty much everyone agrees on: The limited series field is crowded with more worthy performances than the designated 6 category spots. While “The Staircase” and Colin Firth’s performance as Michael Peterson are treated as shoo-ins in their respective categories, Toni Collette seems to be facing stiff competition in the Lead Actress field, thanks to celebrated turns by Amanda Seyfried in “The Dropout”, Margaret Qualley in “Maid”, Julia Garner in “Inventing Anna” or any actress in the “First Lady” miniseries. Most awards predictions still see Collette in the supporting field, so at this time it’s a wild guess. We will see July 12.

Australian actress Toni Collette is an Emmy winner for “United States of Tara,” who’s been delivering fantastic work for decades. Opposite Colin Firth in the HBO thrilling limited series “The Staircase,” she’s front and center in one of the most delicate turns yet. While a supporting actress submission may have been warranted (especially given the competition in the field), she has enough voters that respect her work in the TV Academy. Her well-reviewed turn in Netflix’s “Pieces of Her” also helps her. (Clayton Davis, Variety, June 23, 2022)

Feb 08

Guillermo del Toro’s adaptation of the 1946 noir novel Nightmare Alley sat on his “announced with intent” plate for quite some time. And while it didn’t boast the supernatural aspects that previous del Toro films are known for, much of the novel’s territory seemed to fall right into del Toro’s wheelhouse, especially the traveling carnival awash in both light and dark forces. Del Toro’s film hews closer to William Lindsay Gresham’s original novel than the 1947 Tyrone Power-led version; the earlier film significantly softened the book’s ending, which is startlingly dark even for noir. As We Got This Covered writes, the quality of Nightmare Alley is reflected in its many awards, and this morning’s announcement adds an Oscar nod to the list. And while many assumed it would take a place on the longer Best Picture list, some surprised fans still question why it didn’t garner further nominations in more categories. One of the primary elements for which the film has been lauded is its incredible visuals, so it came as no great surprise that veteran cinematographer Dan Lausten earned a nod from the Academy. The nomination for Best Production Design goes to del Toro regulars Shane Vieau and Tamara Deverell. A Best Costume Design nomination also goes to Luis Sequeira, who won for The Shape of Water. Many will argue that the performances by the Nightmare Alley cast were more than impressive enough to earn nominations, and that the adapted script did wonders with the original material, though it seems the Academy voters didn’t see it the same way. Expect to see more of this discussion hitting social media from the film’s devoted fans.