Dec 13
2015

Helen’s performane in “Trumbo” is steaming on and seems to become a serious player in the 2016 awards race for Best Supporting Actress. Both the San Francisco Film Critics and the San Diego Film Critics Society have nominated her portrayal as Hedda Hopper, the former includes Elizabeth Banks (Love & Mercy), Mya Taylor (Tangerine) and Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina and The Danish Girl), the latter Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), Kristen Stewart (Clouds of Sila Maria), Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight) and Vikander for The Danish Girl. With the recent nods at the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild, odds are on for an Oscar nomination as well. Fingers crossed.

Dec 10
2015

Once again, congratulations to Helen Mirren for receiving a Golden Globe nomination as Best Supporting Actress for “Trumbo”. She shares the category with Jane Fonda (Youth), Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) and Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs). “Trumbo” received a second nomination for Bryan Cranston’s lead performance. This is Helen’s fourteenth nomination at the Golden Globes (with three previous wins for “Losing Chase”, “Elizabeth I.” and “The Queen”). Now, with Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations under her belt, Helen is among the women considered for an Academy Award nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category. The Golden Globes will be handed out on January 10, 2015.

Dec 09
2015

Congratulations to Helen Mirren for receiving 3 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations this morning! Two nominations for “Trumbo” (as Best Supporting Actress and as part of the Best Ensemble) and one nomination for Best Actress for “Woman in Gold”. This is indeed a crowning achievement for a successful year. She shares the Lead Actress category with Cate Blanchett (Carol), Brie Larson (Room) Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn) and Sarah Silverman (I Smile Back), the Supporting Actress category with Rooney Mara (Carol), Rachel McAdams (Spotlight), Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) and Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs) and the Ensemble category with Beasts of No Nation, Spotlight, The Big Short and Straight Outta Compton. The SAG Awards will be handed out on Saturday, January 30.

Oct 13
2015

At the 29th Israel Film Festival, Helen Mirren will be honored with the 2015 IFF Career Achievement Award. “We are very proud to honor such an extraordinary talent as Helen Mirren whose work inspires and emotionally moves millions of filmgoers around the world,” said Meir Fenigstein, founder and executive director of IsraFest Foundation. It was previously announced that the IFF will also honor Aaron Sorkin with the Achievement in Film & Television award. The IFF Opening Night Gala takes place Oct 28 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. The Israel Film Festival will run from Oct. 28 to Nov. 19.

Sep 16
2015

According to Variety, The 2015 Gotham Awards have lined up Robert Redford and Helen Mirren to receive the Gothams’ annual actor tributes, with producer and Anonymous Content founder Steve Golin set to take home the industry award. Both Redford and Mirren will likely have roles to play in the film industry’s upcoming awards season. Redford appears in the Dan Rather Memogate tale “Truth,” which just opened in Toronto, as well as in recent release “A Walk in the Woods,” while Mirren, who starred earlier this year in “Woman in Gold,” appears in upcoming bio “Trumbo,” and then next year in warfare drone drama “Eye in the Sky.” Redford, Mirren and Golin will each receive a tribute award at the Gothams during the 2015 ceremony, as will the previously announced Todd Haynes (“Carol”). The annual event, one of the fall season’s earliest barometers of awards-season buzz, also includes the announcement of winners in eight competitive categories, including feature, documentary, actor and screenplay, among others. Presented every year by New York’s Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the 2015 Gotham Independent Film Awards are set for Nov. 30 at Cipriani Wall Street.