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.
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.
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
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.
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
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”
“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
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.
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
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.
And so the first teaser trailer for “I, Tonya” is now out, this movie looks good!!!
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.