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Amid the current surge of antisemitism on campuses, online, and on streets worldwide, supporters of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will come together with new resolve as it presents the “2024 Western Region Tribute Dinner: Together We Can Do More” on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Western Region Tribute Dinner will honor Helen Mirren, via a prerecorded montage and acceptance speech, and Moses Libitzky, in person, during the program with the Museum’s National Leadership Award for their role in Holocaust education and support of the Museum’s mission to educate people about the Holocaust and consequences of unchecked antisemitism and hate. In its first 30 years, the Museum has welcomed close to 48 million visitors from all over the world, including more than 100 heads of state and millions of schoolchildren. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum presents “2024 Western Region Tribute Dinner: Together We Can Do More” on Tuesday, March 12 with a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.
At Tuesday’s Cinema for Peace Gala at the 74th Berlin Film Festival, the honorary Dove of Cinema for Peace award was given to director Guy Nattiv and Helen Mirren for their joint work in the 2023 film “Golda”, the historical biopic Nattiv directed starring Mirren as renowned Israeli prime minister Golda Meir during the Yom Kippur War. It was a first for the award, given against the backdrop of rising antisemitism around the world following the Hamas attack of October 7, when terrorists killed some 1,200 people and abducted 253 to Gaza from Israel’s border communities. The award was presented to Nattiv and Mirren onstage in Berlin by 102-year-old Holocaust survivor Margot Friedlander. “Golda” also won the main prize for Cinema for Peace, which it shared with “One Life” and “The Zone Of Interest”. Pictures from the gala have been added to the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2024 – 74th Berlin Film Festival – Cinema for Peace Gala
Helen Mirren was honored at the 37th annual American Cinematheque Awards on Thursday night, with a star-studded list of presenters on hand to celebrate the actress’ achievements both on screen and off. Harrison Ford, Vin Diesel, Patrick Stewart, Bryan Cranston, Pierce Brosnan, Alan Cumming, Andrea Riseborough and Mirren’s husband Taylor Hackford toasted the star at the event, which is an annual fundraiser for the American Cinematheque that supports its programming at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, Los Feliz 3 Theatre in Los Feliz and Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. A full article on the evening and the many famous guests can be read over at The Hollywood Reporter. Pictures have been added to the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2024 – 37th Annual American Cinematheque Awards
On Saturday, Helen Mirren and husband Taylor Hackford attended the 76th Annual Directors Guild Awards. Hackford served as the president for the organization from 2009 and 2012. Pictures from the event have been added to the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2024 – 76th Annual Directors Guild Awards
It’s been a truly wild awards season for Helen Mirren with several projects for consideration that went into whole different directions. “1923” received little love for its first season, including a shutout at the Emmys (as they do with pretty much all of Taylor Sheridan’s shows) and a well-meaning though singular nomination at the Golden Globes for Helen Mirren. “Golda”, on the other hand, remained little seen and came at the possibly worst time to shine a light on Israel politics. Combined with warm but mediocre critics, the biopic went unnoticed in most countries and didn’t play a role during awards season at all. Then, throw in a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Best Ensemble as well as yesterday’s, ahem, Razzie nomination for Worst Actress in “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” and you have what you may call recognition across the boards. So today’s Oscar nomination for Golda’s Make-Up & Hairstyling team comes as a nice surprise and closure for last year’s film season. The Academy Awards are handed out March 10, 2024.
If we celebrate the good, let’s rise above the bad. Awards season isn’t all golden statues and gushing praise. Some movies are just stinkers, at least according to the 2024 Golden Raspberry Awards nominations, which provide a list of some of the organization’s picks for last year’s least noteworthy big screen bombs. “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” wasn’t among those films praised in 2023 – now it’s among the five nominees for Worst Picture, sharing the category with “The Exorcist: Believer”, “Expend4bles”, “Meg 2: The Trench” and “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey”. The film also received a nomination for Worst Screenplay. On the actresses’ side, Dame Helen Mirren is mentioned alongside Ana de Armas (Ghosted), Megan Fox (Johnny & Clyde), Salma Hayek (Magic Mike’s Last Dance) and Jennifer Lopez (The Mother). Fair enough, it’s Helen’ second nomination in this category after 2018’s “Winchester”, alongside an ensemble nomination in 2016 for “the entire cast of “once respected actors”.
On Friday, Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford were among the many famous faces invited to the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group Soiree, where the casts of Oscar hopefuls such as “Oppenheimer” and “The Holdover” celebrated their ongoing awards season. A couple of pictures have been added to the photo gallery. P.S. If you ever wanted to see Dame Helen hang out with Snoop Dog, this is your day 🙂
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2024 – Universal Filmed Entertainment Group Soiree
Fans who have been wondering what will happen to Cara (Helen Mirren), Jacob (Harrison Ford), Spencer (Brandon Sklenar), Alexandra (Julia Schlaepfer), and the rest of the Dutton clan in Season 2 of “1923” won’t have that much longer to wait. In an interview with Fox News, Sklenar revealed that the show is set to resume rolling cameras after taking quite a long break. “I will [get a chance to film with my co-stars] in the last eight episodes that we’re about to start,” he said. That means “1923” may be back with its second season by the fall or winter months of 2024. Shooting on “1923,” like on many other Hollywood productions, was paused during the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, which began in the summer of 2023 and concluded in the fall. With deals in place for both unions, filming on the program will resume for the first time since June 2023. And that’s a good thing because the Duttons were left in quite the pickle when the show took its first break between seasons.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards have announced their nominations this morning. I’m sure many of us fans have crossed their fingers for either a television drama actress nomination for “1923” or maybe even a film actress nomination for “Golda”, or maybe both, or probably none – in the end it all came very different. Helen Mirren did indeed score a nomination, for her narration as part of the ensemble cast of “Barbie”. The 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be handed out on February 26, 2024, 8PM ET / 5PM PT, in a live ceremony to be streamed on Netflix.
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Michael Cera (Allan)
Will Ferrell (Mattel CEO)
America Ferrera (Gloria)
Ryan Gosling (Ken)
Ariana Greenblatt (Sasha)
Kate McKinnon (Barbie)
Helen Mirren (Narrator)
Rhea Perlman (Ruth)
Issa Rae (Barbie)
Margot Robbie (Barbie)
On Sunday, Helen Mirren was among the many famous attendees of the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards as a nominee in the Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Series – Drama category for “1923”. The award went to Sarah Snook for “Succession”. A big batch of photos from the red carpet, the show and various after-parties have been added to the photo gallery.