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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Margot to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Jimmy Kimmel Live Schedule for Week of 12/4/2017

Jimmy Kimmel Live airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EDT and features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human-interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band.

Monday, Dec. 4
1. Actor Chris Pratt 2. Actress Margot Robbie (“I, Tonya”) 3. Musical Guest Chris Stapleton

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Elizabeth Banks, Margot Robbie’s ‘Paper Bag Princess’ Lands at Universal.

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Universal Pictures has optioned the rights to “The Paper Bag Princess” and sees the bestselling children’s book as a possible directing vehicle for Elizabeth Banks, Variety has learned. Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), who is producing the project with Banks, may appear in the film. Katie Silberman (“Set It Up”) is attached to write the screenplay.

Bidding on the project was heated, with Warner Bros. also circling the film, according to sources. The book is written by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Michael Martchenko. It centers on a princess whose castle and the royal wardrobe it houses are destroyed by a dragon on the eve of her wedding. Her fiancee is also captured. Wearing nothing more than a paper bag, the princess gives chase. The book has a strong feminist strain, upending the old damsel in distress cliches. Since its publication in 1980, “The Paper Bag Princess” has been reprinted 90 times and sold more than 10 million copies.

It makes sense that Banks would opt for Universal. The studio is home to her Brownstone Productions and has backed the “Pitch Perfect” series, which the actress helped launch. Banks will produce the new film for Brownstone with Max Handelman. Other producers on the family-friendly picture include Robbie and Tom Ackerley, who will back the project through their label LuckyChap Entertainment. Bryan Unkeless from Clubhouse Pictures and Dan Krech are also listed as producers.

Brownstone is backing the third installment in the “Pitch Perfect” franchise, which hits theaters on Dec. 22. LuckyChap releases “I, Tonya,” starring Robbie, on Dec. 8. “The Paper Bag Princess” with its strong heroine also sounds like a match for Brownstone and Banks, both of whom are backing female driven films and shows, such as the upcoming “Charlie’s Angels” reboot with Kristen Stewart attached as one of the crime fighters.

Banks is represented by UTA, Untitled Entertainment, and Ziffren Brittenham LLP. Robbie and LuckyChap are represented by CAA, Management 360, and attorney Jeff Bernstein. Silberman is represented by CAA, MXN Entertainment, and Myman Greenspan Fineman Fox Rosenberg & Light, LLP.

Universal Vice President of Production Sara Scott will oversee the project for the studio.

Source: variety.com/

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Margot Robbie in talks to star in film about Playboy tycoon Hugh Hefner.

Margot Robbie is in talks to star in a film about Hugh Hefner – years after turning down his offer to appear in Playboy.

Hefner, who died last month aged 91, was a huge fan of the Hollywood actress and wanted her to appear in his magazine, saying: “She should be in Playboy! Send her a message!”

At the time Margot declined and said she had “put her family through enough”. But now she is in talks with director Brett Ratner to play one of Hef’s wives in new film Rush Hour alongside her Suicide Squad co-star Jared Leto, who will play the US tycoon.

A source said: “Margot turned the offer down before but this is different. She’s considering it.”

Jared is also keen to secure a top role in the film for Margot, who starred in The Wolf of Wall Street with Leonardo DiCaprio.

The film source added: “Jared is working on the movie with his buddy Brett and they’re really pushing for Margot to have a major role. She’s perfect for a part and he’s not going to give up until she accepts.”

Hugh was married three times – first to student Mildred Williams in 1949, who had two children with him, then in 1989 to Playmate of the Year Kimberley Conrad, 36 years his junior.

She had two sons with him before they split in 1998. In 2012 he married Playmate of the Month Crystal Harris.

It is not clear which of the wives Margot would play.

Source: mirror.co.uk/

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Margot Robbie to star in, produce ‘Dreamland’ in New Mexico.

Margot Robbie is returning to New Mexico.

This time, she’s starring in and producing “Dreamland,” a project under her LuckyChap Entertainment banner. She was last in New Mexico filming 2016’s “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.”

According to the New Mexico Film Office, production will begin mid-October and run through mid-November.

“We’re proud to see another production choose New Mexico,” said Film Office Director Nick Maniatis. “New Mexico’s deep talent pool, one-of-a-kind landscapes and powerful incentives make our state the perfect place to bring a production.”

“Dreamland,” set in the 1930s, follows Eugene Evans, whose family farm is on the precipice of foreclosure amid the devastation of the Dust Bowl.

Evans is on a quest to capture a fugitive bank robber, played by Robbie, and collect the bounty on her head.

Against all odds, he beats out the FBI and the local police to find her, only to discover that she’s far more than what the authorities claim her to be.

“The production will employ approximately 100 New Mexico crew members, approximately 18 New Mexico principal actors and approximately 225 New Mexico background talent,” the film office released.

According to Elizabeth Gabel, who is casting the film, the production is looking for men with 1930s hair to work as police officers. It is also looking for square dancers for a scene at Eaves Movie Ranch, just south of Santa Fe.

Production will take place in Albuquerque, Belen, Las Vegas and Santa Fe.

The project is also produced by Romulus Entertainment and Automatik Entertainment. It is directed by Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, and produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Rian Cahill, Robbie, Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara and Brad Feinstein.

Source: abqjournal.com/

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Margot Robbie’s I, Tonya sets Oscar-qualifying release date.

Margot Robbie’s Tonya Harding biopic is skating closer to awards season glory.

EW has confirmed the Craig Gillespie-directed film, one of the hottest acquisitions out of Toronto earlier this month, will hit select theaters on Dec. 8, with a nationwide rollout planned for subsequent weeks.

The film, about the titular champion ice skater who later embroiled herself in a plot to break the leg of her competitor, Nancy Kerrigan, world-premiered at TIFF earlier this month to enthusiastic reviews from movie critics, with particular praise — and Oscar buzz — brewing for Robbie and Allison Janney, who plays Harding’s mother, LaVonda Golden.

The film went on to become the first runner-up for the festival’s People’s Choice Award, a key best picture precursor that has gone to eight films that have either won or been nominated for the Academy’s top honor across the last 10 years.

Neon, the distributor behind specialty hits like this year’s Ingrid Goes West and Beach Rats, purchased I, Tonya for $5 million following the film’s well-received debut, reportedly beating out an $8 million bid from Netflix and further offers from Annapurna and CBS Films.

Source: ew.com

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