Posted on December 5th, 2018 by Frederik

Great article by The Hollywood Reporter about Toni’s upcoming Netflix series: When the article “An Unbelievable Story of Rape” was published in 2015, it didn’t get much attention in Hollywood. But times have changed, and the now-newsy story (by ProPublica’s T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong of The Marshall Project) will soon be available on Netflix as an eight-part series. The story centers on a woman who reported being raped at knifepoint only to end up being prosecuted for lying. Two female detectives then look into the case and come to a surprising conclusion. Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Chabon and his wife, Ayelet Waldman, pursued an adaptation shortly after the article was published but had a hard time getting traction. “Nobody wanted to talk about rape,” Waldman (joined by Chabon at the Hammer Museum’s Gala in the Garden earlier this fall) told THR of the piece, which won a 2016 Pulitzer Prize in the Explanatory Reporting category. Enter Netflix, which picked it up at the start of the year, ordering it to series and gathering a team that also included Susannah Grant, Katie Couric, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly (who had also been pursuing it independently). The limited series, which recently wrapped production, stars Toni Collette, Merritt Wever and Kaitlyn Dever. “History caught up,” adds Waldman. “It’s a show about believing women, and we couldn’t have a better moment to show America what happens when you don’t believe women.”

Posted on December 3rd, 2018 by Frederik

Two more gongs for Toni’s shelf. The Detroit Film Critics Society named her Best Actress for “Hereditary”,while also announcing the five nominees in the category – alongside Collette there were Olivia Colman (The Favourite), Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade), Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born) and Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?). Then, the Australian Empire Film Awards have named Toni their Best Aussie Actress for “Hereditary”, while the Best Actress award went to Lady Gaga. Congratulations!

Posted on December 2nd, 2018 by Frederik

And another nomination for Toni. The Washington DC Area Film Critics Association has announced its slate of nominations yesterday (and will announce the winners tomorrow). Toni Collette has received a Best Actress nomination alongside Glenn Close (The Wife), Olivia Colman (The Favourite), Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born) and Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?). Wouldn’t that sound like a nice Oscar line-up as well? “Hereditary” received a second nomination for Milly Shapiro in the category for Best Youth Performance. Next up are the Golden Globe nominations next Thursday – so let’s see if Toni’s in the running for the “big awards” next year. Updated on Dec 3: The Washington DC Area Film Critics Association’s Best Actress award went to Lady Gaga.

Best Actress:
Glenn Close (The Wife)
Toni Collette (Hereditary)
Olivia Colman (The Favourite)
Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)
Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Best Youth Performance:
Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade)
Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie (Leave No Trace)
Milly Shapiro (Hereditary)
Millicent Simmonds (A Quiet Place)
Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give)

Posted on November 28th, 2018 by Frederik

Dan Gilroy’s highly anticipated art thriller “Velvet Buzzsaw” has been announced to be among the 112 features to premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in January. An exact premiere date has not been set yet, but here’s the festival’s synopis for the film:

Velvet Buzzsaw / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Dan Gilroy, Producer: Jennifer Fox) — A thriller set in the contemporary art world scene of Los Angeles, where big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce. Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Toni Collette, Zawe Ashton, Tom Sturridge, Natalia Dyer. World Premiere

Posted on November 27th, 2018 by Frederik

The 2018 edition of the annual Gotham Awards was held in New York City on Monday night, honouring the year’s best in independent film and television. Toni Collette was honored as Best Actress for her work in “Hereditary”. She won in the category that also featured Oscar-hopeful Glenn Close in “The Wife” as well as Kathryn Hahn in “Private Life”, Regina Hall in “Support the Girls” and Michelle Pfeiffer in “Where is Kyra?”. One of the first stops during the Hollywood’s annual award season, the Gotham Awards has proven to be a reliable predictor of Oscar nominations, and this year’s crop of nominees will be making the rounds on the road to the Academy Awards. Unfortunately, Toni was not present at the awards ceremony. As “Hereditary” director Ari Aster accepted her award, after joking he pushed her down the stars. Big congratulations to Toni. November and early December will feature a lot of critics awards announcing their winners and the Golden Globe nominations will be announced on December 6. So, fingers crossed for to Toni to receive some more recognition for her outstanding work in “Hereditary”.

Posted on November 16th, 2018 by Frederik

Big congratulations to Toni Collette for receiving a 2019 Film Independent Spirit Award nomination as Best Actress for “Hereditary”. She shares the category with Glenn Close (The Wife), Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade), Regina Hall (Support the Girls), Helena Howard (Madeline’s Madeline) and Carey Mulligan (Wildfire). “Hereditary” has received a second nomination for Best First Feature, alongside “Sorry to Bother You”, “The Tale”, “We the Animals” and “Wildfire”. The 2019 Spirit Awards will be held February 23, 2019 at its usual spot on the beach in Santa Monica and broadcast live on IFC. The full list of nominees can be found here.