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September 15, 2020 at 3:04 pm #1203708745
I dont know if Mirren has been nominated for a Tony or West End
She won Tony Award and Laurence Olivier Award for her performance as Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience. She’s the only actor who has completed both the American and British Triple Crowns of Acting.August 31, 2020 at 2:27 pm #1203678401
Glenn Close stars as Faye Dunaway during the time that she played Katharine Hepburn in a one-woman play called ‘Tea at Five’ in Boston before she was fired.
According to https://nypost.com/2019/07/24/faye-dunaway-fired-from-broadway-bound-tea-at-five/, scenes in the film should include:
– Her behavior was unsettling at an early photo shoot. Someone gave her a salad for lunch and she threw it on the floor. She was watching her weight and said the salad would be better on the floor than in her hand.
– She was frequently late for rehearsals, sometimes up to two hours. She refused to allow anyone to look at her during rehearsals, including the director and the playwright. Although she had the script for six months, sources claim she was never able to learn her lines. During the run of the play at Huntington she was fed lines and blocking through an earpiece. One source says, “98 percent of the play came through the earpiece.”
– While in rehearsal she left what one production source called “troubling, rambling, angry” voicemails to the creative team during the middle of the night. She also insisted that no one wear white to rehearsals because it “distracts me,” she said. When she was rehearsing on stage at the Huntington no one was allowed to move in the theater because that also distracted her.
– As she was rehearsing, she began to lose weight. She looked so emaciated that a production member called Dunaway’s former assistant for advice.
– Over the last weekend of June she had a full on “Mommie Dearest” meltdown and demanded that staffers at the Huntington Theater get down on their hands and knees and scrub the floor of her dressing room.
– She allegedly threw mirrors, combs and boxes of hairpins at the staff of the theater. She also pulled gray hairs out of her wig because she wanted to play a younger version of Hepburn than the playwright had written.
– The July 10 performance was canceled moments before curtain because Dunaway slapped and threw things at crew members who were trying to put on her wig. Enraged at the cancellation, Dunaway began “verbally abusing” the crew. They were “fearful for their safety.” The producer knew they had to fire her when they had to cancel the July 10 performance because she physically and verbally abused several production members.July 11, 2020 at 1:03 pm #1203581590
There are other narratives and trends that help someone win an Oscar on a regular basis. And Oscars seldom go to the right work/performances anyway. At least with the overdue narrative, it tends to go to the right person.June 13, 2020 at 7:03 pm #1203531780
Jayne Houdyshell is reprising her Tony Award-winning role in The Humans. Like The Father, this film adaptation is directed by the playwright himself. If the film turns out to be really good and A24 gives its full support, she could be a surprising threat in supporting actress.April 28, 2020 at 3:08 pm #1203452156
Robert De Niro was actually nominated as a producer for The Irishman.
Is Anthony Hopkins currently living in Malibu, California? It’s not like he has to fly across the Atlantic to be there. And he looks very healthy. Maybe he didn’t want to sit through those boring hours of the ceremony anymore. He didn’t attend the Emmy when nominated for Westworld either. It’s interesting to see whether he’ll attend if he becomes the frontrunner for his performance in The Father.
Glenda Jackson once presented the Oscar to Art Carney, but famously never attended as a nominee. However, she attended the Tony when she was nominated for Macbeth and won for Three Tall Women since those plays were still running when the ceremony took place.February 22, 2020 at 12:44 pm #1203356724
Is Michael J. Fox set to reprise his role from The Good Wife this season? That could be the show’s first acting nom.September 27, 2019 at 10:06 pm #1203109518
Blanchett has 2 nods for Elizabeth I, Judi Dench won for the role (again, same year as Blanchett) and Mirren and Glenda Jackson won Emmys for it. Did the role ever go to Broadway?
Eileen Atkins got a Tony nomination for playing Elizabeth I in Vivat! Vivat Regina! while Harriet Walter got one from Mary Stuart.March 19, 2018 at 10:03 am #1202515694
Since Glenda Jackson is gonna have to do a matinee on that day anyway, hopefully she will be attending. She attended when she was nominated for Macbeth in 1988.
Regarding Laurie Metcalf, if her role could go both ways, I think she will be placed as a lead actress in the end, especially since her status has grown bigger as of late (Lead Actress Tony winner, Oscar nom). But if she is placed in Featured Actress, could she give Denise Gough a run for her money? Maybe just a little bit?April 25, 2017 at 5:45 pm #1202076365
Hitch came out in February 2005 while Kevin James got his first Emmy nom in 2006. This was probably a result of the panel system, which produced a weird set of nominees that year.
Will Michael Stuhlbarg get helped by Call Me By Your Name? The film gets early Oscar buzz, but it won’t be released until November. He could get in based on his work anyway.April 25, 2017 at 1:24 pm #1202076240
Imagine Elvis Presley’s granddaughter/Michael Jackson’s stepdaughter playing Madonna. Can’t get more legendary than that.April 11, 2017 at 5:33 am #1202063163
Cynthia Nixon is an Oscar away from the Triple Crown and EGOT. She has A Quiet Passion this year, but it seems to go nowhere.April 10, 2017 at 1:02 pm #1202062518
From the moment they announced that they would cast an actress to play Diane’s goddaughter, who would be Alicia of the spinoff, I suspected Christine Baranski would not be an actual lead actress. And the poster suggested the show would consist of three lead characters. Christine Baranski is the face of the show, given her status and her history with The Good Wife, but it’s Rose Leslie who ends up being the most leading of all three. A case could be made for Baranski to go supporting, but it’s interesting to note that many lead actress contenders like Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton and Mandy Moore are not much of a lead actress. Winona Ryder was pegged as a lead actress before moving to supporting. Even Claire Foy isn’t that big of the lead since The Crown is a big ensemble show.
I’d love to see more screentime for Diane, but I can’t say she is criminally underused the way she often was on The Good Wife. Erica Tazel/Barbara, on the other hand, is in need of more substantial material. And I hope to see more of Adrian and Barbara’s background and personal lives in season 2. As for the latest episode, in Maia’s flashbacks where Diane mentioned she was defending a client accused of killing a mutual fund manager who was involved with Bernie Madoff, I guessed that was an event in ‘Bang,’ the 15th episode of The Good Wife’s first season.April 9, 2017 at 9:00 pm #1202061661
Kevin Spacey only needs an Emmy to complete the triple crown. Been trying to win for a while now. If he can’t win for House of Cards, maybe a guest spot on an Emmy-darling TV show will do the trick.
Glenn Close has a film coming out this year, but looks like she’s never gonna win an Oscar.March 27, 2017 at 12:08 pm #1202047691
The stake wasn’t that high for the grand jury this time around, but it was still a very good episode and a great setup along the way. Henry Rindell’s storyline was much more compelling when it involved the firm and I loved his scenes with Maia. It was hilarious to see the firm playing the race card and the two AUSAs being powerless to stop it. These last few episodes had probably offered the best appearances by Elsbeth Tascioni with the right amount of kookiness and kicking ass, a great bounceback from her disappointing returns in the final two seasons of The Good Wife. Matthew Perry was great too. So far the show has been consistently strong, even though it hasn’t reached The Good Wife’s peak yet.