Just a few hours ago, Margot rocked up to her home premier of “I,Tonya” in Sydney. Flying in earlier today after just being at two award ceremonies in LA. She makes time for fans as she walks the red (Pink) carpet, its always great to see her home! Here are some photos from the premier.
Margot made an appearance at the 2018 SAG awards for her nomination for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role”, unfortunatly she missed out with the awards going to Frances McDormand for her role in “Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri”. But Allison Jennay did pick up an award in her category for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role”. Here is a quick interview from the red carpet and photos being added to the gallery!
Margot made an appearance at both the 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards Nominees breakfast and also the main event of the 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards. Unfortunately “I,Tonya” missed out on the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Theatrical Motion Pictures, losing to ‘The Shape of Water’ – Producers: Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale. Have added photos from the event to the gallery.
A pair of I, Tonya stars will be skating into California’s Central Coast to accept some hardware next month. Margot Robbie and Allison Janney, who play Tonya Harding and her mother LaVona Golden in Neon’s awards contender, will receive the Santa Barbara Film Festival’s 2018 Outstanding Performers of the Year Award.
The Critics’ Choice Award winners will be honored February 8 during a tribute at the Arlington Theatre. The 33rd SBIFF runs January 31-February 10.
“Allison and Margot bring biting humor and an emotional resonance to their real-life characters in I, Tonya,” said Roger Durling, the festival’s executive director. “We are proud to celebrate them and their incredible contributions to cinema.”
Robbie and Janney are regulars on this season’s awards circuit. Both were nominated for Golden Globes — Janney won — and are up for Spirit, SAG and BAFTA awards. Their darkly comedic film is based on the true tale of Harding, who rises through the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Heading into the 1994 Winter Olympics, she was to face her American rival Nancy Kerrigan — until Harding’s husband tried to eliminate that threat.
This year’s festival will also honor Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) with the American Riviera Award, Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) with its Santa Barbara Award, Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) with its Maltin Modern Master Award, Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project) with its Cinema Vanguard Award, and Daniel Kaluuya, Gal Gadot, Hong Chau, John Boyega, Kumail Nanjiani, Mary J. Blige, and Timothée Chalamet with its Virtuosos Award.
Not only does Margot Robbie have the challenge of bringing to life notorious figure skater Tonya Harding in I, Tonya, but she also has to play her over a 29-year age span.
The film follows Harding from the age of three all the way through her forties, and Robbie plays her from 15-44.
“I’d never done that before. I mean, that’s a huge age span to jump between, especially when you’re doing an indie film you’re not shooting it chronologically,” she tells EW. “Some days I was 15 for the first half of the morning, then I’d be 23, then I’d be 40 and then back to 15, so it took a lot of prep to keep that straight. But it was a wonderful challenge because you get to map out someone’s character arc over decades and you can kind of see what was their childhood was like, how did that influence the person they then became, how did the incident and her fame, for good and bad, influence the person she then became in her 40s.”
Robbie, who received SAG and Golden Globe nominations for her performance and won the Critics Choice Award for Best Actress in a Comedy, says the script immediately pulled her in. “I was captivated. It was a bizarre, unconventional, crazy, fun, sad script and it felt very original. It was like nothing else I’d ever read before,” she says. “Of course once I realized it was a true story, I was definitely hooked.”
From there, Robbie says the challenge was overcoming people’s assumptions about Harding, particularly while playing her over a significant span of time. “How do you make people forget what they think they already know and just get lost in the story?” she asks.
Margot features in this weeks NW and Who magazines on her new biopic movie “I,Tonya”. Plus I have a whole heap more magazine scans I have been meaning to add in the next couple of weeks or so! MRO Exclusive!
Margot and Director Craig Gillespie at the Paris premier for “I,Tonya” they posed for photos and presented the movie to the french audience.