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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
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”.
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.
Congratulations to Helen Mirren for receiving a Golden Globe nomination as Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Series – Drama for “1923”. The seris was also nominated as Best Television Series – Drama. This is Helen’s 17th nominations at the Golden Globes. She won three times for “Losing Chase” in 1997, as well as for “Elizabeth I.” and “The Queen” in 2007. The awards will be handed out on January 07, 2023, at the The Beverly Hilton.
Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Bella Ramsey (The Last of Us)
Emma Stone (The Curse)
Helen Mirren (1923)
Imelda Staunton (The Crown)
Keri Russell (The Diplomat)
Sarah Snook (Succession)
According to Deadline, Helen Mirren’s American Cinematheque tribute has a new date. The Cinematheque announced today that their annual awards show will now take place on Thursday, February 15, at The Beverly Hilton. The event was postponed from its original November 4 date due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike. As previously announced, Mirren – who is getting awards buzz for her role as Golda Meir in Golda — will receive the 37th American Cinematheque Award. Kevin Goetz & Screen Engine will be honored with the Power of Cinema Award. This is the annual fundraiser for the organization, with proceeds benefiting its classic, international and independent film programs at the Los Feliz 3 Theatre in Los Angeles, the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood and the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. A portion of the funds supports American Cinematheque’s commitment to diversified programming and audience reach, through engaging with Los Angeles County’s 88 school districts to broaden the AC Educational Screening Series.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Helen Mirren’s ardent feminism came to the fore Thursday night when the Oscar-winning actress was asked during a keynote conversation in Toronto what she looked forward to beyond the “horrible situation” of the current Israel-Hamas war. “Gosh, that’s an incredibly difficult question, because you don’t want to be naïve and silly. Of course one hopes for peace,” Mirren told the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center during an appearance at its 2023 Spirit of Hope Benefit. Praised as a steadfast ally in the fight against anti-Semitism by the human rights organization after she received their 2023 Humanitarian Award, Mirren’s informal conversation was overshadowed by events in the Middle East after Israel declared war on the Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza after its Oct. 7 surprise attack on southern Israel. Asked at one point during the keynote what frightens her today, Mirren answered without pause: “Oh, October the seventh. That scares me the most, and whatever it is in humanity that makes people able to do that, whatever it is that pushes them to commit those acts, whatever brainwashing, whatever it is that can turn peoples’ minds to those actions.” Pointing to other grave human atrocities in history, she referenced the Holocaust during the Second World War and America’s traumatic history of lynching African-American men to terrorize their communities. “Lynchings were very prevalent. And I just saw recently postcards of an audience at a lynching, that they’d send to each other, as sort of, ‘what fun we had the other night at the lynching.’ What it is in us, human beings? Is it fundamental to us? It is so much a part of our nature as all the goodness we have,” Mirren additionally asked during the Toronto gala. Mirren also addressed the controversy over a non-Jew like herself being cast to play the Israeli leader. “It’s a legitimate discussion. The whole idea of casting has really been blown out of the water recently, and I applaud that. It’s completely right,” she said. At the same time, Mirren said she would not have taken the part of Golda Meir if the biopic itself had not been directed by an Israeli, Nattiv. She added, “Without that authentic voice, I just wouldn’t have done (the role) with someone else.” Edit: Pictures have been added to the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2023 – Annual Spirit of Hope Gala 2023