2017 Dec 13

Margot on “Popcorn with Peter Travers”


ABC NEWS – “I, Tonya” star Margot Robbie was nominated for her first SAG Award on Tuesday, and she found out during a taping of ABC News’ “Popcorn With Peter Travers.”

While talking about the acclaimed film focused on the life of Olympian Tonya Harding, Robbie turned to her publicist in the room and said, “Oh, my God! What?!”

It’s at that moment she found out about the great honor.

“That’s so exciting!” she added after congratulations from host Peter Travers. “Oh, my God, amazing. Oh, wow.”

The longtime Rolling Stone critic said that he “never got a reaction at that moment” when someone is overjoyed to find out his or her work is being recognized.

“Breaking news! That was, like, as immediate as it could be,” Robbie said. “When you make the film, you’re so worried about actually pulling it off and making it or even making the days or even getting everything shot so you can piece it all together to have a film that you kind of forget about the part when you show everyone and wait to see what they think. Yeah, it’s scary. So now everyone knows. Now we know that everyone thinks it’s good. That’s really nice.”

2017 Dec 13

Margot receives SAG Awards Nomination!

Margot receives SAG Awards Nomination!

The Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations were announced on Wednesday morning. Margot has been nominated for the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role award. Congratulations to Margot! Catch the SAG Awards ceremony on January 21 (Sunday), on TNT and TBS.

EW – On Wednesday, the SAG Awards announced their nominees for this year’s best performances in film and television, kicking the Oscar race into high gear.

Olivia Munn and Niecy Nash announced the nominations from the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood on Wednesday morning. In the film categories, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri led with a total of four nominations, including Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, and Woody Harrelson, as well as a nomination for best ensemble. Award season favorites like Lady Bird, Get Out, and The Shape of Water also picked up multiple nominations.

The SAG Awards also recognized rom-com favorite The Big Sick, which was surprisingly shut out of Monday’s Golden Globe nominations. Holly Hunter scored a best supporting actress nod, while the film was also nominated for best ensemble.

Historically, the SAG Awards are the awards show that best predict the eventual Oscar nominees — especially because SAG voters most closely overlap with Academy voters. There will always be some upsets, but as a general rule, SAG’s picks for actor, actress, supporting actor, and supporting actress are a good indication of who will eventually get nominated for an Academy Award. The award for best ensemble — SAG’s version of best picture — can also help a film gain Oscar buzz: Last year, four of SAG’s five best ensemble nominees all went on to score an Oscar nom for best picture.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird 
The eventual winners will be revealed at the SAG Awards ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 21, on TNT and TBS.

2017 Dec 11

Margot receives Golden Globe Nomination!

Margot receives Golden Globe Nomination!

The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards nominations were announced today! I, Tonya has been nominated for three awards including the Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Margot was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Congratulations to the whole cast and crew! The Golden Globes will air on January 7, 2018 on NBC.

EW – Welcome to awards season: Monday morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominees for this year’s 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, an event that annually honors the best in television and film.

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water led the pack with seven nods total, while The Post — which arrives in theaters Dec. 22 — and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri tied for second with six nominations. Lady Bird followed with four total, while Call Me By Your Name, The Greatest Showman, All the Money in the World, Dunkirk, and I, Tonya each nabbed three.

The Golden Globes, hosted by Seth Meyers, air Jan. 7, 2018 on NBC.

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
The Disaster Artist
Get Out
The Greatest Showman
I, Tonya
Lady Bird

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

2017 Dec 07

Hollywood’s Biggest Names Pledge “I Will Not Be Silent” (Video)

2017 is the year of using your voice and standing up for what you believe in. Watch stars including Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Jake Gyllenhaal, Timothée Chalamet, and Margot Robbie vow not to be silent.

2017 Dec 06

Time Out New York Interview

Margot Robbie talks her brutal, Oscar-worthy turn in I, Tonya

TIME OUT NEW YORK – In I, Tonya—as high-octane and thrilling as biopics come—Margot Robbie skates into the role of a lifetime

Stamina, flair, toughness: Anyone who tells you acting isn’t a lot like playing sports hasn’t spent much time doing either. Ever since holding her own against a manic Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street, Margot Robbie could never be confused for anything less than a fearless competitor. But her latest performance seriously ups the ante: As the disgraced Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding—forever tarnished by her association with the 1994 off-ice attack on Nancy Kerrigan—the 27-year-old actor pulls off one of the most daring feats of empathy of the year. Directed by Craig Gillespie and coproduced by Robbie herself, I, Tonya is a supercharged Scorsesian rise-and-fall sports movie: trashy, funny, devastating and anchored by a star turn that will be talked about long beyond awards season. Born in Australia before living in Brooklyn, London and most recently Los Angeles, Robbie calls herself a gypsy; “home” is a free-floating concept for her. During a relatively quiet moment before the Oscar whirlwind, we connected with Robbie to talk about lacing up for 17-hour shooting days, the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the enigma at the heart of her latest triumph.
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