Variety has started their Golden Globe predictions. The ceremony will be held on February 28th this year.
Superstars Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett will face off with up-and-comers like Anya Taylor-Joy, Shira Haas and Michaela Coel in an extremely competitive category for best actress in a limited series or TV movie. Kidman is an HFPA favorite, having won four Globes as a performer — including this category for “Big Little Lies.” But last year, HFPA made sure to balance the nomination roster with newer performers like Kaitlyn Dever and Joey King, alongside household names such as Helen Mirren and Michelle Williams (who eventually won, for “Fosse/Verdon”).
AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE:
“The Queen’s Gambit” (Netflix)
GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated
ROLE: Beth Harmon
“Mrs. America” (FX)
GLOBES HISTORY: 10 nominations, 4 wins (1996’s “To Die For,” 2002’s “Moulin Rouge,” 2003’s “The Hours,” 2018’s “Big Little Lies”)
ROLE: Phyllis Schlafly
“The Undoing” (HBO)
GLOBES HISTORY: 14 nominations, 1 win (2017’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
ROLE: Grace Fraser
GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated
ROLE: Esther Shapiro
“I May Destroy You” (HBO)
GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated
NEXT IN LINE:
“Little Fires Everywhere” (Hulu)
GLOBES HISTORY: 2 nominations
ROLE: Mia Warren
“Normal People” (Hulu)
GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated
“Little Fires Everywhere” (Hulu)
GLOBES HISTORY: 6 nominations, 1 win (2006’s “Walk the Line”)
ROLE: Elena Richardson
“Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker” (Netflix)
GLOBES HISTORY: 3 nominations, 1 win (2012’s “The Help”)
ROLE: Madam C.J. Walker/Sarah Breedlove
“Defending Jacob” (Apple TV Plus)
GLOBES HISTORY: 1 nomination
ROLE: Laurie Barber
The Emmy winner opened up about how playing women experiencing trauma in “The Undoing” and “Destroyer” caused her to get sick and affected her personality.
Nicole Kidman has shared that her roles as women suffering through trauma on “Big Little Lies” and “The Undoing” took a toll on her after leaving the set each day.
The Oscar winner spoke on the “WTF with Marc Maron” podcast about how playing the roles of women experiencing physical and psychological damage on the two HBO hits seeped into her life outside of the filming.
“Even on ‘The Undoing’ it kind of happened where I just was like suddenly, I was in this place, there was sort of a disquietness to my personality where I was uneasy, and there was duress on who I was,” she said.
In “The Undoing,” Kidman, 53, played a therapist whose husband is accused of murder. In “Big Little Lies,” she portrayed a retired lawyer and mother who is physically and mentally abused by her husband.
“I actually got really sick, and I think this is a big thing that happens to actors,” she said. “I went down for a week because your immune system doesn’t know the difference between acting and truth when you’re doing those.”
Kidman found it difficult to shut off the role in her personal life.
“I have not learned a technique to tell my brain and my body, ‘Oh this is just acting,”’ she said. “I haven’t learned how to clean that out.
“It doesn’t really work for me. I go home, and I don’t sleep well and I’m not well if it’s that disturbing to me.”
She experienced similar effects while filming the 2018 movie “Destroyer,” in which she plays a detective who takes revenge against members of a gang of bank robbers.
“That was awful being in that place,” she said. “I stayed in that character. I didn’t want it to feel like acting. I would growl and moan. I was a very unpleasant person during that time.”
Maron asked her why she continued to take roles like those given the traumatic effects of them, and she contrasted them with her recent role in the 2020 Netflix musical comedy “The Prom.”
“But then something like Angie in ‘The Prom,’ I just go, ‘Great I get to dance and I get to love everybody, and I get to go ‘Come here, let me hug you, it’s all gonna be all right,”’ she said.
She also shared her fears about receiving phone calls at night after she found out about the death of the legendary Stanley Kubrick, who directed her and ex-husband Tom Cruise in the 1999 movie “Eyes Wide Shut.”
“I just started screaming,” she said. “I have a huge fear of phone calls in the night now because I’ve received a number of them with that sort of news, my father included. I have trauma attached to them.”
Deadline shares this possible casting news of Nicole in the talks to play Lucille Ball.
EXCLUSIVE: Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem are in negotiations to play Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in Amazon and Aaron Sorkin’s Being the Ricardos, the film about the relationship between the I Love Lucy stars. Having penned the screenplay, Academy Award winner Sorkin also will direct the film from Amazon Studios and Escape Artists.
The film is set during one production week of I Love Lucy — Monday table read through Friday audience filmin g— when Lucy and Desi face a crisis that could end their careers and another that could end their marriage.
Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch will produce. Executive producers are Jenna Block, David Bloomfield of Escape Artists, Stuart Besser, Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz, Jr. and Lauren Lohman.
Sorkin originally was going to pen the script only, when Cate Blanchett was circling, but after enjoying himself on the drama The Trial of the Chicago 7, he decided to attach himself as a director as well over the summer. After The Trial of the Chicago 7 bowed on Netflix in October, Being the Ricardos began to gain momentum with Kidman and Bardem quickly interest in the couple behind TV’s first family. Deals still need to close for both actors, but even if and when they do, when production will start is still up in the air as the Covid-19 Pandemic continues to push productions throughout the country.
After years as one of Hollywood’s most prolific screenwriters with such classics as A Few Good Men, Moneyball and his Oscar-winning The Social Network, Sorkin has found himself more and more behind the camera as well. His directing debut was the drama Molly’s Game starring Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba, and he followed that up with The Chicago 7.
Kidman has had busy winter, starting with her critically acclaimed turn in the hit HBO limited series The Undoing. On the film side, she was part of the all-star ensemble in Ryan Murphy’s The Prom. In 2021, she has the Hulu series Nine Perfect Strangers, and she recently wrapped production on Robert Eggers’ Vikings pic The Northman.
Bardem most recently was seen in The Roads Not Taken and next can be seen in Legendary’s Dune. He also is set to play King Triton in Disney’s live-action The Little Mermaid.
Without a doubt, 2020 has been the year of wellness and self-care becoming obligatory, if it wasn’t already. We have spent more time being conscientious about using vitamin C and zinc supplements than seeking out a new lipstick or concealer. Talk therapy, meditation, and other self-care practices have taken precedence to help us become our healthiest possible selves. And as far as wellness routines go, we can’t think of anyone else’s routine we’d rather be privy to than Nicole Kidman’s. The film icon, who became the subject of the internet’s obsession for her role in the HBO miniseries The Undoing this fall, spoke with W about her current wellness regimen—as well as her new venture with Sera Labs by Seratopical’s anti-aging CBD skincare line. Kidman will not just be serving as the typical brand ambassador. She’ll be a strategic partner, working side by side with experts to develop new products to meet the beauty and wellness needs of women across the globe. Below, she details her new beauty alliance as well as some insight into the practices and routines that have been ideal for her during the past few months.
What is your approach to wellness these days? What does your typical morning routine consist of?
Depending on where I am, each morning can look a little different, but there are definitely a few key staples to my routine. To get myself energized for the day I start with a workout, usually a run. Then I’ll take a long hot shower, apply my Seratopical skincare routine and moisturize my body. Then I’ll wake up the kids and we’ll have breakfast together—I always drink tons of water and a bone-dry cappuccino to start off the day. This is all before I even turn on my phone. Whether I am due to be on set or enjoying a restful day at home with my family, I like to start my day with this ritual.
What made you decide to align yourself with this company in particular?
The brand is passionate about fostering women leaders within the company, and there’s also the science factor—SeraLabs works tirelessly to develop their products with the highest-quality ingredients, which have fantastic benefits like anti-aging. Most importantly, I saw there was a gap in the beauty market where this could be beneficial to a lot of people.
Are there certain daily supplements that you’ve always been loyal to?
I take Swisse vitamin C effervescent tablets daily, as well as a vitamin D supplement. I try to drink matcha green tea quite regularly, and some days I make it in latte form, with frothed almond milk which is something that I love.
In terms of Eastern medicinal practices for wellness, are you a fan of acupuncture?
Absolutely. I love acupuncture—it’s something I’ve been doing since I was about 17 years old.
Sleep and winding down at the end of the day is important in general, but especially as of late. How do you unwind at the end of the day and get into a proper sleep rhythm?
A hot bath—I love a taking one with a hot cup of tea next to me. I’ve now become a huge fan of drinking [Celestial brand] Sleepytime tea, and sometimes I take Swisse Collagen Sleep Powder, which can be a really lovely to get ready for a good night’s rest.
I also try to dim the lights in the house before starting my bedtime routine, which has proven to be pretty effective.
You’ve had access over the years to renowned hair and makeup experts. If you could pick one beauty lesson have you learned from them, what would it be?
A staple in my makeup routine is to immediately curl the lashes—it instantly makes my eyes wake up. I’ve also loved using a massage gun while in the makeup chair on set, and a little scalp massage to awaken the head and face muscles.
You consistently pick projects that are fascinating, moving, and always artistic. The staff at W collectively became obsessed with The Undoing, like the rest of the internet. Did you know while you were shooting that the series would be such a phenomenon?
Our hope was that viewers would join the Frasers on this crazy ride, but it has truly exceeded our expectations. When I read the first two scripts that David Kelley sent over, I was immediately invested in the story and I am so happy audiences felt the same way. The energy surrounding the finale was truly unlike anything I have been a part of before.
SAG-AFTRA Foundation shares this Conversations at Home with the cast of the Prom.
A special After-Party conversation with director Ryan Murphy, Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Keegan-Michael Key, Andrew Rannells, Jo Ellen Pellman, Ariana DeBose, Kevin Chamberlin, and Kerry Washington.
Releasing on Netflix on Friday, December 11, The Prom tells the story of New York City stage stars Dee Dee Allen (three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman (Tony Award winner James Corden), who have a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flatlined their careers. Meanwhile, in small-town Indiana, high school student Emma Nolan (newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman) is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: despite the support of the high school principal (Keegan-Michael Key), the head of the PTA (Kerry Washington) has banned her from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa (Ariana DeBose). When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma’s predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they hit the road with Angie (Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman) and Trent (Andrew Rannells), another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional lift. But when their self-absorbed celebrity activism unexpectedly backfires, the foursome find their own lives upended as they rally to give Emma a night where she can truly celebrate who she is.
Directed by Ryan Murphy and also starring Tracey Ullman, Kevin Chamberlin, Mary Kay Place, Nico Greetham Logan Riley, Nathaniel J. Potvin and Sofia Deler, The Prom is the spectacular, big-hearted film adaptation of Chad Beguelin, Bob Martin and Matthew Sklar’s award-winning, Tony-nominated Broadway musical. Screenplay by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin; the film is produced by Ryan Murphy, Alexis Martin Woodall, Adam Anders, Dori Berinstein and Bill Damaschke.
I love Melissa McCarthy and so when I just came along this interview where she talks about Nicole and their new series Nine Perfect Strangers, I had to share it!
Melissa McCarthy talks about filming a series in Australia with Nicole Kidman and Michael Shannon, her upcoming movie Superintelligence and the social initiative the film inspired called 20 Days of Kindness.
Go behind the scenes of The Prom, a show-stopping musical, with Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Cordan, Kerry Washington, and the rest of the all star cast.
Did you get to watch The Prom on Netflix this weekend? Such a fun, bright, colorful, and touching film. AND NICOLE WAS FANTASTIC! Love her in this role! I have added a bunch of new images to the gallery from the show including everything from set, production stills, and captures. A giant thank you to Frederik from Simply Streep for the Making of The Film captures!
ON THE SET
THE MAKING OF THE PROM
– Nicole Kidman Online > Films > 2020 | The Prom
Here are captures from the final two episodes of The Undoing.
The Prom follows Dee Dee Allen (three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman (Tony Award winner James Corden) who are New York City stage stars with a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flatlined their careers. Meanwhile, in small-town Indiana, high school student Emma Nolan (newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman) is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: despite the support of the high school principal (Keegan-Michael Key), the head of the PTA (Kerry Washington) has banned her from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa (Ariana DeBose). When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma’s predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they hit the road with Angie (Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman) and Trent (Andrew Rannells), another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional lift. But when their self-absorbed celebrity activism unexpectedly backfires, the foursome find their own lives upended as they rally to give Emma a night where she can truly celebrate who she is.
Directed by Ryan Murphy, The Prom is the spectacular, big-hearted film adaptation of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical. Screenplay by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin.