Posted on December 11th, 2019 by Frederik

Toni Collette has received an Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards nomination as Best Supporting Actress for “Knives Out”. She shares the category with Margot Robbie – a double nominee for “Bombshell” and “One Upon a Time… in Hollywood”, Nicole Kidman for “Bombshell” and Florence Pugh for “Little Women”. The annually held awards ceremony will have the Australian film academy honour the best movies of the year from around the world. “The AACTA International Awards honor film excellence on a global scale, acknowledging international excellence within the screen industry,” AACTA CEO Damian Trewhella said in a statement. “As always, we are thrilled to see many of our talented Australian practitioners and performers nominated for AACTA International Awards this year.” The ninth annual AACTA International Awards will be handed out at a ceremony in Los Angeles on January 3, 2020.

Best Supporting Actress

Toni Collette, Knives Out
Nicole Kidman, Bombshell
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Margot Robbie, Bombshell
Margot Robbie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

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 December 4th, 2019 by Frederik

“Knives Out” has not only scored big with critics and audiences (as of December 3, 2019, it has grossed $43.1 million in the United States and Canada, and $29.5 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $72.6 million), Rian Johnson’s film also enters the 2020 awards season as a player in the ensemble categories and among the year’s top 10 lists (see following update). The National Board of Review has awarded the cast of the film – Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell and Christopher Plummer – with its 2019 award for Best Ensemble. “Knives Out” was also included in their list of the year’s 10 best films.

Posted on December 3rd, 2019 by Frederik

In Rian Johnson’s “Clue”-esque whodunit, a large ensemble soars as relatives of a rich patriarch who dies mysteriously on his 85th birthday. “I truly adore every single woman I worked with in this movie,” says Ana de Armas, who plays the dearly departed’s beloved nurse. “I have a special weakness for Jamie Lee Curtis. She went from being the most intimidating person to my closest ally and friend on set. I will never forget the first thing she said to me in between takes. She held my shoulders, pulled me close and said, ‘You have the most expressive eyes I’ve ever seen, you are incredible, you are going to be okay.’ That made my day, my week, my whole shoot!” She continues, “Toni Collette is one the most versatile actresses I’ve ever seen. She can do any genre. I would just stare at her when we were together in a scene. So sharp, funny and free.” Praising Collette’s improvisational gifts, “The craziest things will come out of her mouth,” she recalls. “While Jamie was in the kitchen cooking or making tea for everyone, Toni was in the basement with us playing games. A treat to share this experience with her.” “It’s freeing when actors are openly supportive of each other,” adds Collette. Early mornings in make-up were especially a pleasure for her. “A fabulous way to wake up in cold, dark Boston. Ana provided delicious Cuban coffee, hugs and warmth. Jamie made [everyone] laugh with her outrageous, moving honesty and I provided the tunes. We just couldn’t stop talking and yelling to each other from one end of the trailer to the other. I’m sure we drove the fabulous hair and make-up team bonkers with our constant head craning to listen to each other. Aah, listening to each other! That’s the key.” You can read more about Variety’s Top Female Collaborations of 2019 on their website.

Posted on November 23rd, 2019 by Frederik

A big batch of promotional videos for “Knives Out” have been added to the archives, including a compilation of television spots, an on-set interview woth Toni Collette, a making of featurette and b-roll as well as a scene from the film. To watch all added clips, have a look at the previews below:

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Video Archive – Career Videos – Knives Out – Film Scene 01
Video Archive – Career Videos – Knives Out – On-Set Interview
Video Archive – Career Videos – Knives Out – Making Of
Video Archive – Career Videos – Knives Out – B-Roll
Video Archive – Career Videos – Knives Out – Meet the Thrombleys: Flam
Video Archive – Career Videos – Knives Out – Television Spots