Welcome to Toni Collette Online, your premiere web resource on the Australian actress and singer. Best known for her iconic performances in "Muriel's Wedding", "The Sixth Sense", "United States of Tara" and "Hereditary", Toni Collette has emerged as one of her generation's greatest talents. In its 13th year online, his unofficial fansite provides you with all latest news, in-depth information on all of her projects on film, television and the theatre as well as extensive archives with press articles, photos and videos. Enjoy your stay.
Episodes Guide (8)
Inspired by the real-life events documented in The Marshall Project and ProPublica Pulitzer Prize-winning article, “An Unbelievable Story of Rape,” and the This American Life radio episode, “Anatomy of Doubt,” Unbelievable tells the horrifying, unflinching, and ultimately moving story of two detectives who bring a serial rapist to justice, and the parallel narrative of a survivor who is accused of lying about her experience years before Wever and Collette’s characters take the case. As Marie recounts the disturbing details of what happened to her over and over—with her foster parents, the male detectives assigned to the case, and even her friends—Marie goes from perceived victim to branded liar and is ultimately charged with filing a false police report.
It has real meaning and felt hugely important. But not in any kind of weird, dogmatic way. It’s just that I too am female, and there is an existing law that is imbalanced. It’s unbelievable that something like this could happen and continues to happen. I really loved my character so much. I love all of the characters. It’s handled so deftly and honestly. Everything about it is tactical and respectful. And I love that at 46 years of age, I can be offered a part like this. She doesn’t take any shit and fucking drives a muscle car and swaggers through life. She’s her own boss and I love that. I love how complicated they both are. It feels real because it is real. (Toni Collette, Harper’s Bazaar, September 21, 2019)
It’s the type of story that’s become all too familiar as movements like #MeToo and #BelieveWomen continue to dominate the news cycle. But in Unbelievable, helmed by showrunner Susannah Grant, there are no hashtags or army of supporters demanding justice for Adler. Instead, there’s Wever’s Detective Karen Duvall and Collette’s Detective Grace Rasmussen, two very different women who identify a pattern of crimes and are bonded by a shared commitment to tracking down their perpetrator. Taking on these roles at a time of much social and political reckoning was a heavy responsibility for Wever and Collette, but the actresses felt a deep desire to not only represent the heroes they play, but explore the complexities of law enforcement, gender, female vulnerability, and the human experience onscreen.
“Unbelievable” earned rave reviews by critics and was voted among many top ten lists of 2019’s television shows. It won the AFI Award for TV Program of the Year and received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television alongside three individual acting nominees for Dever, Wever and Collette. Toni Collette further received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination as Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series and won the Critics Choice Award as Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television.
Awards & Nominations
★ Critics Choice Award – Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series
☆ Primetime Emmy Award – Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series
☆ Screen Actors Guild Awards – Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor
☆ Golden Globes – Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series
☆ Satellite Awards – Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series