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10 years
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Feb
20
2024

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.

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Jan
23
2024

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.

Jan
22
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”.

Jan
12
2024

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.

Jan
10
2024

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)
Jan
08
2024

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.

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Jan
05
2024

Happy New Year everybody. Helen Mirren, while spending the Holidays in Italy, was on hand on Thursday to attend a screening for “White Bird” at the Cinema Moderno in Tricase. While Lionsgate has moved the film’s release forward once again – this time a whopping 10 months to October 2024 – the history drama releases Italian cinemas this week. A couple of pictures from the premiere and some additional production stills have been added to the photo gallery. A compilation of Italian tv reports have been added as well.

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Photo Gallery – Career Photography – White Bird – Production Stills

Dec
30
2023

A late Christmas surprise is coming our way from Vanity Fair Italy’s December 29 issue with Helen Mirren on the cover and an in-depth interview inside in which she dishes on the recent release of “Golda” and its time in recent history, the January release of “White Bird” (which has been pushed by its American distributor to October 2024) and enjoying the Italian life. A translated version can be found in the press archive with the cover being added to the photo gallery. Enjoy the additions and a Happy New Year to everybody.

I read many history books and it seems clear to me that horror has always been a constant in the human condition. What was Alexander the Great great for? For killing millions of innocents? And Stalin? I grew up in England with the troubles (the conflict between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland, ed.) and I saw how these pseudo-racial conflicts can last indefinitely, unless truly excellent leaders are found. I believe, and perhaps I’m wrong, that if there were more women in politics things would be different. You know, seeing these summits with heads of state that are almost always all men makes me angry, frustrates and saddens me. I would like to see parties made up of half women, in every part of the world. (Helen Mirren, Vanity Fair Italy, December 29, 2023)

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Dec
11
2023

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)

Nov
11
2023

Tuesday night, on the one-month anniversary of the October 7 Hamas attack on southern and central Israel that sparked the nation’s biggest conflict in 50 years, an audience gathered at the Linwood Dunn Theater of the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Studies in Hollywood for a packed industry screening of – and panel discussion following – the powerful biopic “Golda” starring Helen Mirren in the title role as former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir. The eerie timeliness of the film couldn’t have been known when it was released in the United States on August 25, nor in the UK on October 6 (the day before the conflict was launched). “Golda” tells the story of how Meir, ill with malignant lymphoma, runs interference during the tense 19 days of the Yom Kippur War in ’73. Mirren, thanks to a masterful make-up job by the Bleecker Street movie’s hair, makeup and prosthetics designer Karen Hartley-Thomas, is transformed into the chain-smoking Israeli leader for the duration of the film’s 100 minutes. Mirren and Hartley-Thomas along with the Israeli-born “Golda” director Guy Nattiv all were present Tuesday for the post-screening panel talk that was made possible by the fact the film was made internationally (in London) and not under a SAG contract as the SAG-AFTRA walkout continues. A complete article on the Q&A can be read over at GoldDerby. A clip can be watched in the video archive.

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