‘I, Tonya’ Stars Margot Robbie & Allison Janney Set For Santa Barbara Film Fest Honors.

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.

Source: deadline.com/

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2018 Critics’ Choice Awards

Congratulations are in order to Margot Robbie on her win for best Actress in a Comedy! Allison Janney also took out award for best Supporting Actress! Although Margot unfortunatly missed out on the award for Best Actress. Photos from the arrivals added to the gallery and the video of nominations and win for her Best Actress in a Comedy award!

Best Actress in a Comedy
Tiffany Haddish, “Girls Trip”
Zoe Kazan, “The Big Sick”
Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya” – WINNER
Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”
Emma Stone, “Battle of the Sexes”

Best Supporting Actress
Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”
Hong Chau, “Downsizing”
Tiffany Haddish, “Girls Trip”
Holly Hunter, “The Big Sick”
Allison Janney, “I, Tonya” – WINNER
Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”

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Earning more nominations! Margot Robbie receives 71st British Academy Film Awards nod for her role in comedic biopic I, Tonya.

She missed out on a coveted golden statue at the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

But Margot Robbie was again recognised for her acting efforts during the 71st British Academy Film Awards nomination announcement on Monday night.

The 27-year-old star was nominated in the Best Actress category for her role in I, Tonya.

Saorise is also up for the same BAFTA category as Margot, with the winners to be announced next month.

I, Tonya is also up for four other BAFTA Awards, including Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Costume Design and Makeup and Hair.

The BAFTAs will be held on February 18 at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

LEADING ACTRESS
ANNETTE BENING – Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
FRANCES McDORMAND – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
MARGOT ROBBIE – I, Tonya
SALLY HAWKINS – The Shape of Water
SAOIRSE RONAN – Lady Bird

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
GET OUT – Jordan Peele
I, TONYA – Steven Rogers
LADY BIRD – Greta Gerwig
THE SHAPE OF WATER – Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI – Martin McDonagh

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
ALLISON JANNEY – I, Tonya
KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS – Darkest Hour
LAURIE METCALF – Lady Bird
LESLEY MANVILLE – Phantom Thread
OCTAVIA SPENCER – The Shape of Water

COSTUME DESIGN
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – Jacqueline Durran
DARKEST HOUR – Jacqueline Durran
I, TONYA – Jennifer Johnson
PHANTOM THREAD – Mark Bridges
THE SHAPE OF WATER – Luis Sequeira

MAKE UP & HAIR
BLADE RUNNER 2049 – Donald Mowat, Kerry Warn
DARKEST HOUR – David Malinowski, Ivana Primorac, Lucy Sibbick, Kazuhiro Tsuji
I, TONYA – Deborah La Mia Denaver, Adruitha Lee
VICTORIA & ABDUL – Daniel Phillips
WONDER – Naomi Bakstad, Robert A. Pandini, Arjen Tuiten

Source: dailymail.co.uk/

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Margot at the 2018 Golden Globes.

Margot made an appearance at the 75th Golden Globes with I,Tonya claiming 3 nominations. Unfortunatly Margot did not win in her category but Allison Janney won her category for best supporting actress for her portrayal as the disgruntled mother of Tonya Harding. Theres still nominations for the upcoming SAG awards, so fingers crossed for Allison and Margot. Here are some photos from the red carpet and Allison Janney’s acceptance speech for her win.

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Margot Robbie’s awards season odds firm with AACTAS International win.

Australian actress Margot Robbie has secured the first part of a potential sweep of awards season for her stunning work on the film I, Tonya.

Robbie defeated Dame Judi Dench, Sally Hawkins, Frances McDormand and Saorise Ronan to take home best actress at the 7th annual AACTA International Awards in Los Angeles.

Still ahead for Robbie are nominations at the Golden Globe Awards and the Screen Actors Guild Awards – and even a possible Oscar nomination – for her performance as controversial skater Tonya Harding.

The AACTA International Awards are given out by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts and recognise excellence in film, direction, screenwriting and screen performance.

The event was hosted by Hugh Sheridan, and the presenters included Jai Courtney, Josh Lawson, Mallory Jansen, Liam McIntyre, Daniel MacPherson, Josh Thomas and director Phillip Noyce.

The VIP guest list included Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Hugh Jackman, Gary Oldman, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, Samara Weaving and Radha Mitchell.

The Academy Award nominations are announced on January 23; the winners are announced at the 90th annual Academy Awards on Sunday, March 4.

The 7th annual AACTA International Awards will air at 8.30pm on Sunday, January 7 on Foxtel Arts, and will be repeated on January 8 and10.

WINNERS

Best film: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best direction: Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Best screenplay: Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best lead actor: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Best lead actress: Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Best supporting actor: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best supporting actress: Alison Janney, I, Tonya

Source: smh.com.au/

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Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap Banner Inks First-Look Deal With Warner Bros. TV, Sets Female Wall Street Drama At NBC.

Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap Entertainment has closed a two-year first-look deal with Warner Bros. Television. The company already has sold its first project under the pact, drama Shattered Glass to NBC.

Created and written by Kat Blasband Page, Shattered Glass, which is not related to the journalism-themed movie of the same name, is described as House of Cards meets Revenge. It is an empowering post-feminist revenge fantasy set in the world of Wall Street in which a trio of modern women come together to shatter their respective glass ceilings, taking no prisoners along the way.

Robbie and Brett Hedblom will executive produce for LuckyChap Entertainment alongside Patti Carr who will serve as showrunner. Page is co-executive producing.

“We are so excited by this new relationship with Warner Brothers Television,” LuckyChap Principles Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara said in a joint statement. “It has come after a great year for LuckyChap in which we have gradually been building a television slate overseen by our executive Brett Hedblom. We continue to strive to tell female stories in both Film and TV, and are immensely proud that our first two shows are created by, written by and starring women.”

The first two TV series projects for the company are Shattered Glass and recently sold half-hour comedy Dollface, created/written by Jordan Weiss and starring Kat Denning, which is set up at Hulu.

On the feature side, LuckyChap, which has a first-look deal with Warner Bros., produced the Golden Globe-nominated film I, Tonya and just wrapped production on the independent film Dreamland. The company is repped by Management 360, CAA and attorney Jeff Bernstein.

Page is repped by CAA, Grandview Management and attorney Tara Kole. Carr is repped by CAA and attorney Patti Felker.

Source: deadline.com/

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Margot Robbie and her movie “I,Tonya” also up for AACTA International Awards.

Another majour congrats to Margot and the ‘I,Tonya’ team for more nominations, this time for the AACTA International Awards:

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts on Tuesday announced the nominees for the 7th AACTA International Awards.

Call Me by Your Name, Lady Bird and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, with five nominations each, lead the total of 15 films to receive mentions across seven categories. Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, Greta Gerwig and Alison Janney are among the acting nominees.

Winners of the 7th AACTA International Awards will be announced Friday, Jan. 5, at a ceremony held at The Avalon Hollywood.

AACTA International Award for Best Direction

Call Me by Your Name – Luca Guadagnino
Dunkirk – Christopher Nolan
I, Tonya – Craig Gillespie
Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig
The Shape of Water – Guillermo del Toro

AACTA International Award for Best Lead Actress

Judi Dench – Victoria & Abdul
Sally Hawkins – The Shape Of Water
Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie – I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird

AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actress

Mary J. Blige – Mudbound
Abbie Cornish – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Allison Janney – I, Tonya
Nicole Kidman – The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird

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“I,Tonya” up for 3 Golden Globes!

A congrats to Margot, Allison and the cast and crew of “I,Tonya” who are up for a Golden Globe.

Nominations for the 75th Golden Globe Awards were announced Monday, Dec. 11. The awards ceremony will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 7, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. NBC will broadcast the ceremony live with host Seth Meyers.

BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
“The Greatest Showman”
“Lady Bird”
“I, Tonya”
“Get Out”
“The Disaster Artist”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Judi Dench – “Victoria & Abdul”
Helen Mirren – “The Leisure Seeker”
Margot Robbie – “I, Tonya”
Saoirse Ronan – “Lady Bird”
Emma Stone – “Battle of the Sexes”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE
Hong Chau – “Downsizing”
Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird”
Octavia Spencer – “The Shape of Water”
Allison Janney – “I, Tonya”
Mary J. Blige – “Mudbound”

You can view the full nominations list on the Golden Globe website: Golden Globe Nominee List

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First Look at Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth in ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’

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From Shakespeare to Game of Thrones, the British royalty as always served as keen inspiration for high drama. One of the most fascinating and storied rivalries from the monarchy was that between Mary Stuart, the young queen of Scotland, and Queen Elizabeth I, who came to blows over religion and, of course, the throne. With Mary, Queen of Scots, their story is getting an update from theater director Josie Rourke, making her feature film debut. Based on the biography My Heart Is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots and scripted by House of Cards creator Beau Willimon, the film follows Mary’s claim to the throne and the fallout of her threat to Elizabeth’s reign.

“They were both, in their own ways, making huge sacrifices to try to operate in this male-dominated world,” Rourke told EW. “It’s not one against the other. It’s both of them against a particular environment that pitted them against each other.”

“Everyone manipulated their relationship,” Robbie echoes. “It’s complicated, it’s tragic, and it’s bizarre. The only other person in the world who could understand the position they were in was each other.”

We already got a first look at Saoirse Ronan in the title role, and now EW has a pair of new images, including the reveal of Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth. The movie arrives in theaters Nov. 2, 2018.

Here’s the official synopsis for Mary, Queen of Scots:

Mary, Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth 1. Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.

Source: collider.com/

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