Cate Blanchett on AACTA International Awards Longlist, and THR magazine scan

Saturday, Feb 6, 2021

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We’ve compiled some news on Cate that were released recently. Check them out.

The Hollywood Reporter – February 3rd 2021

Cate Blanchett’s Dirty Films, New Republic to Produce ‘Queen Bitch and the High Horse’

Cate Blanchett’s Dirty Films and New Republic Pictures (NRP) have signed on to produce “Queen Bitch & The High Horse,” which will be directed by Bert and Bertie (“Troop Zero”).

Eric Matthew Brown is writing the screenplay, while Blanchett, Coco Francini and Andrew Upton of Dirty Films are producing alongside Brian Oliver and Bradley Fischer of New Republic.

This is the first film acquired under Dirty Films’ first-look deal with New Republic.

“Queen Bitch & The High Horse” is inspired by the largest municipal fraud in American history. It follows Penny Banks, an ambitious woman whose passion for civic duty was eclipsed by her love for horses. As she rises the ranks of city hall, she embezzles millions to fund a show horse empire.

“We are beyond excited to bring this gorgeously penned, compelling, funny and fiendish film to screen with such a brilliant team. Queen Bitches, you’re going to love it,” Bert and Bertie said.

Blanchett, Francini and Upton added: “We are thrilled to bring this fantastic script to life with our partners at New Republic Pictures and the formidable directing team of Bert & Bertie, who will bring their signature playful and bold vision to this timely, resonant film about what happens when citizens deify their leaders, and the leaders forget who they serve.”

Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America, and Stateless on AACTA International Awards Longlist

To acknowledge the rise in our consumption of international Streaming & TV Series, we are including four new Series categories in our upcoming AACTA International Awards including Best Drama Series, Best Comedy Series, Best Actor in a Series and Best Actress in a Series. For the first time, all AACTA Members are invited to vote to help determine which global series and performers will be awarded by the Australian Academy.

Each category includes a stellar line-up of Australian talent, worthy of global recognition. The acting category boasts worldly favourites including AACTA Vice-President Nicole Kidman with her intense performance in The Undoing, the psychological thriller that had us all on the edge of our seats, to AACTA Ambassador Cate Blanchett who plays Phyllis Schlafly in Mrs America with frightening charisma – with both also receiving 2021 Golden Globe nominations for their stunning performances.

World-class Australian cast and crew also feature across the Drama and Comedy categories in productions vying for an AACTA International Award nomination. These include home-grown, hilarious productions such as Aunty Donna’s Big Ol House of Fun and LOL: Last One Laughing, the Australian stories depicted across Mystery RoadUpright and Stateless, and the stunning cinematography delivered by multi-award-winning Australian cinematographer Greig Fraser in Best Drama contender, The Mandalorian.

With the AACTA International winners to be announced on Saturday 6 March AEDT, see below the full list of contenders vying for a nomination.

BEST DRAMA

  • THE 100
  • BETTER CALL SAUL
  • THE BOLD TYPE
  • THE BOYS
  • BRIDGERTON
  • COBRA KAI
  • THE CROWN
  • DARK
  • DIRTY JOHN
  • DOCTOR WHO
  • FARGO
  • FLACK
  • THE GOOD LORD BIRD
  • HOMELAND
  • HIS DARK MATERIALS
  • I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE
  • I MAY DESTROY YOU
  • KILLING EVE
  • LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE
  • LOVECRAFT COUNTRY
  • THE MANDALORIAN
  • MRS AMERICA
  • MYSTERY ROAD
  • NORMAL PEOPLE
  • OZARK
  • THE QUEENS GAMBIT
  • RAISED BY WOLVES
  • RATCHED
  • STATELESS
  • STAR TREK DISCOVERY
  • THIS IS US
  • THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY
  • THE UNDOING
  • UNORTHODOX
  • WESTWORLD
  • YELLOWSTONE
  • YOUR HONOUR
BEST ACTRESS

  • Andy Allo UPLOAD
  • Gillian Anderson THE CROWN
  • Christine Applegate DEAD TO ME
  • Cate Blanchett MRS AMERICA
  • Aya Cash THE BOYS
  • Michaela Coel I MAY DESTROY YOU
  • Olivia Coleman THE CROWN
  • Lily Collins EMILY IN PARIS
  • Jodie Comer KILLING EVE
  • Emma Corrin THE CROWN
  • Kaley Cuoco THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT
  • Rosario Dawson THE MANDALORIAN
  • Noma Dumezweni THE UNDOING
  • Phoebe Dynevor BRIDGERTON
  • Daisy Edgar-Jones NORMAL PEOPLE
  • Maya Erskine PEN15
  • Elle Fanning THE GREAT
  • Nicole Kidman THE UNDOING
  • Jane Levy ZOEY’S EXTRAORINARY PLAYLIST
  • Laura Linney OZARK
  • Catherine O’Hara SCHITTS CREEK
  • Anna Paquin FLACK
  • Sarah Paulson RATCHED
  • Sarah Paulson MRS AMERICA
  • Rhea Seehorn BETTER CALL SAUL
  • Anya Taylor Joy THE QUEENS GAMBIT
  • Zendaya EUPHORIA


Source: The Wrap, AACTA