Mrs. America wins at Gracie Awards; and Borderlands Movie Update
Posted on
Jun 9, 2021

Mrs. America wins at Gracie Awards; and Borderlands Movie Update

Hi, everyone!

Some updates on Cate works. Gearbox will have a presentation at this year’s E3 Expo and they will give some updates on Borderlands Movie, and the official twitter account for the movie has teased another silhouette shot of the main cast. Also, Mrs. America has won some awards from Gracie Awards. Check them below.

Mrs. America wins at Gracie Awards

The Gracie Awards, which are bestowed by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation to honor standout women in the media industry and recognize entertainment and news programming that addressed timely topics and social issues, has unveiled its winners for its 46th edition.

Kerry Washington, Lena Waithe, Kelly Clarkson, Michelle Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Erin Andrews are among this year’s winners, along with shows including Today, CBS This Morning, Black-ish and Taylor Swift’s hybrid Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions. FX’s Mrs. America won twice, for Limited Series and Ensemble.

Source: Deadline

Conversation with Mrs. America’s Creative Team
Posted on
May 30, 2021

Conversation with Mrs. America’s Creative Team

Hi, everyone!

Producers Guild of America has uploaded a conversation with Mrs. America executive producers Cate Blanchett, who also starred in it, and Stacey Sher. Thanks to Catepedia from CBFChat for finding this video.

Thank you to Michael, Anamary, and Kelly for their donation to the website! We’re currently running donation drive to keep the site open.

Here’s the video:

Cate Blanchett attends virtual Screen Actors Guild Awards
Posted on
Apr 5, 2021

Cate Blanchett attends virtual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Hello, Blanchetters!

Cate has attended the virtual SAG Awards where she was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series for her role in Mrs. America. Check the videos and photos below.

Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries

Cate Blanchett — Mrs. America
Michaela Coel — I May Destroy You
Nicole Kidman — The Undoing
WINNER: Anya Taylor-Joy — The Queen’s Gambit
Kerry Washington — Little Fires Everywhere

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Cate Blanchett wins Satellite Award, and Staged Extended Version released & more videos
Posted on
Feb 20, 2021

Cate Blanchett wins Satellite Award, and Staged Extended Version released & more videos

Hello, blanchetters!

Cate has won her first award for her role in Mrs. America and Staged has released an extended version of their series on DVD and there’s almost 2 minutes of added appearance with Cate. One of our former admins, Mary, found a video from July 2020, and STC has released a short video interview with Cate and Andrew. Enjoy!

Satellite Award for Best Actress in Limited Series

Staged extended version is also currently streaming on ABC Australia. We’ve cut it from the beginning of Cate’s appearance to the last but this is an extended version of it. This is the episode that was initially released.

Episode 7 – The Loo Recluse (Extended) Caps

Memories of the Wharf: Cate Blanchett & Andrew Upton

Former Artistic Directors’ Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton have a history with The Wharf that starts well before their directorship, with Cate receiving her first role out of NIDA here, and Andrew Upton working as a Resident Director. Continuing in our series of Memories of The Wharf, watch them reflect on how their careers have been impacted from their time at The Wharf, and how walking down that long walkway feels like coming home.

Memories of the Wharf Caps

YOU MATTER – ABF Covid-19 Assistance

Cate along with other Australians actors and entertainment industry professionals appeared in a short video encouraging “actors and entertainment professionals both past and present and of all ages” to reach out to the Actors Benevolent Fund if they need assistance especially during the time of a pandemic.

You Matter – ABF Covid-19 Assistance

Cate Blanchett nominated for AACTA International Awards
Posted on
Feb 13, 2021

Cate Blanchett nominated for AACTA International Awards

Hi, everyone!

New nomination for Cate for Mrs. America

AACTA International Award for Best Actress in a Series
Cate Blanchett – “Mrs America”
Daisy Edgar-Jones – “Normal People”
Nicole Kidman – “The Undoing”
Catherine O’Hara – “Schitt’s Creek”
Anya Taylor-Joy – “The Queen’s Gambit”

The 10th annual awards will be presented via a highlights package of acceptance speeches, debuting on AACTA’s YouTube channel Saturday, March 6 AEDT / Friday, March 5 PST.

Source: Variety

Cate Blanchett on AACTA International Awards Longlist, and THR magazine scan
Posted on
Feb 6, 2021

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

Hi, everyone!

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

Cate Blanchett scores another Screen Actors Guild Awards Nomination
Posted on
Feb 4, 2021

Cate Blanchett scores another Screen Actors Guild Awards Nomination

Hello, everyone!

Cate has scored another nomination for her role in Mrs. America, this time it’s from the Screen Actors Guild Awards. She previously won leading for Blue Jasmine (2014), supporting for The Aviator (2005), and ensemble for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2004).

 

Congratulations, Cate Blanchett, on your Golden Globes Nomination
Posted on
Feb 3, 2021

Congratulations, Cate Blanchett, on your Golden Globes Nomination

Hi, blanchetters!

Cate has been nominated for another Golden Globes Award. This is Cate’s 11th nomination, she previously won Golden Globes’ Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for Elizabeth (1999) and Blue Jasmine (2014), and Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for I’m Not There (2008).

Christos Nikou & Cate Blanchett On Greece’s Prescient, Optimistic Oscar Entry, and Satellite Awards Nomination
Posted on
Feb 1, 2021

Christos Nikou & Cate Blanchett On Greece’s Prescient, Optimistic Oscar Entry, and Satellite Awards Nomination

Hi, everyone!

Great start of the month, Cate and Mrs. America are nominated for Satellite Awards and we also have new interview for Apples ahead of the 2021 Oscars.

Christos Nikou’s feature debut Apples was already a buzzed about title heading into its premiere at the Venice Film Festival last September, and ultimately emerged with a very notable champion in that edition’s jury president Cate Blanchett. Her company, Dirty Pictures, boarded the movie not long after as executive producers for what is Greece’s entry to the International Feature Film Oscar race. Cohen Media Group has North America distribution rights.

A very prescient work, Apples — the debut feature from writer-director Nikou — is set amidst a worldwide pandemic that causes sudden amnesia and follows a middle-aged man who finds himself enrolled in a recovery program designed to help unclaimed patients build new identities. His treatment: performing daily tasks prescribed by his doctors on cassette tape, and capturing these new memories with a Polaroid camera.

Speaking recently from the Boston set of Don’t Look Up, Blanchett told me, “I find it so interesting about Apples that obviously this was a labor of love for Christos and it took six years to get up and yet it is so timely… Somehow we’re seeing through the prism of what we’re going through globally, you’re watching a film that is about a pandemic where people lose their memory, yet there is a kind of an optimism to it.”

She continued, “It also is about how we cope with loss… and who are we without our memories and those familiar markers of time and place literally erased, who are we and how do we rebuild our lives? You couldn’t have a more timely narrative.”

Nikou, who was snapped up for representation by CAA last summer and has worked as AD for filmmakers including Richard Linklater and Yorgos Lanthimos, in part made the movie as a response to his own father’s death. Of Apples, he told me, “I had this idea in my mind. One was very personal about my father as I was dealing with the loss and memory and how you can erase something. And then as I was trying to understand why people forget so easily, I understood that this has happened more with the extensive use of technology. The way we have lived, especially the last ten years through the use of social media, has made our life a little more dystopian. I think we were already living in a dystopia, but we never understood it, and now we live in this pandemic that is a dystopia.”

He added, “I also think we are living two dystopias because right now we’re living in front of a screen all day and we are totally used to that… It’s insane, we have totally missed the in-person activities… The movie would like to comment on this pandemic that we created, this virus, the amnesia that spread like a virus. It’s trying to make a comment that we were already living in a dystopia.”

Importantly for the filmmaker, “We have to try very hard to not continue living in that way, that’s the most scary thing. We tried in the film to give a very optimistic opinion about how you can get out of the pandemic, in a way stronger, and you will not forget your past, not forget the way that you learned to live and that we are humans first of all.”

Regarding their meeting in Venice, Blanchett noted that it was important that the festival took place physically in September: “You get to encounter genuine filmmakers like Christos and see their work in a way it’s intended. Festivals have a function and Venice certainly did this year in being the connective tissue for filmmakers. Not only is it about the films, but the ongoing connection that filmmakers can make with audiences. It’s also about forming creative relationships. You can’t do that so much virtually. That’s a face-to-face contact and that happened to us.”

 

However, she also added, while noting the contradiction, “We’re all going through something together, so I’ve also found the connections I’ve made with people virtually have been more to the point because we’re already more open to each other living a shared experience.”

Why did Blanchett feel so strongly about adding her name to Apples? “As an actor you can help. Having met Christos and fallen in love with his cinematic voice, but also him as as a human being, the idea of being able to help the film find an audience — particularly in these challenging times — we really wanted to do that as a company. This is just such a special film and it will stand the test of time as a film, but it’s also so rewarding to watch at the moment… Its humanity is palpable.”

Since our chat with Blanchett and Nikou, they have set a reteam on the filmmaker’s English-language feature debut, Fingernails.

Satellite Awards Nomination

Actress in a Miniseries & Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Letitia Wright Small Axe Amazon
Shira Haas Unorthodox     Netflix
Zendaya Euphoria    HBO
Cate Blanchett Mrs. America     FX on Hulu
Anya Taylor-Joy The Queen’s Gambit Netflix
Nicole Kidman The Undoing HBO
Miniseries & Limited Series
Mrs. America
FX
Unorthodox
Netflix
The Good Lord Bird
Showtime
The Queen’s Gambit
Netflix
Small Axe
Amazon
Normal People
Hulu
The Undoing    
HBO

Deadline, Satellite Awards 

AFI AWARDS 2020 Honorees Announced – Includes Mrs. America
Posted on
Jan 25, 2021

AFI AWARDS 2020 Honorees Announced – Includes Mrs. America

Hi, everyone!

The American Film Institute Awards for 2020 has announced it’s recipients which includes the co-produced Cate series, Mrs. America.

AFI’s global Movie Club program will showcase the official selections beginning in February, with new and exclusive content released daily, including special guests from the honored works introducing the titles and AFI “Behind the Scene” conversations with filmmakers and actors.

The AFI AWARDS tributes will culminate with a virtual benediction premiering Feb. 26 on YouTube.com/AFI and AFI.com

AFI TELEVISION PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR

BETTER CALL SAUL

BRIDGERTON

THE CROWN

THE GOOD LORD BIRD

LOVECRAFT COUNTRY

THE MANDALORIAN

MRS. AMERICA

THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT

TED LASSO

UNORTHODOX

Source: AFI