Marion Cotillard has reportedly signed up to a role in the new Justin Kurzel production. The film, Assassin’s Creed is an adaptation of the Ubisoft video game released in November last year, and which has sold 91 million units so far.
They’re keeping under wraps the role that Cotillard plays, but she’s a versatile actress who won the Oscar for La Vie En Rose, and also played an action role inThe Dark Knight Rises. Like Fassbender, her role is meant to span multiple films if this one scores and becomes a franchise.
Marion will team up with Michael Fassbender for the second time, as the two have worked in Kurzel’s previous production, Macbeth. Production will start in the fall and the release is scheduled December 2016.
The Academy Award nominations were just announced live and Marion Cotillard was nominated in the Best Actress category for her portrail of Sandra in Two Days, One Night. This is Marion’s second Academy Award nomination after her nomination and win in 2008 for La Môme! Congratulations, Marion!
The list of nominees in the Best Actress Category:
Two Days, One Night
The Theory of Everything
Even though Marion has been snubbed by the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Golden Globe Awards, she has been widely acclaimed by critics everywhere for both her performance in The Immigrant and Two Days, One Night. She has been receiving so many accolades that I thought it would be best to group them all here instead of making a post for each. So here we go:
The Village Voice Film Poll has named both her performances as the best ones in the Leading Actress Category, followed by Scarlett Johansson, Essie Davis, Rosamund Pike and Julianne Moore. You can see the full list here.
She has won the award for Best Actress by San Diego Film Critics.
Indiewire named Marion Cotillard Best Lead Actress for Two Days, One Night in their Yeah End Critics Poll.
She has been nominated in the Leading Actress category at the Critics Choice Awards for Two Days, One Night. The awards will be held on January 15.
And best of all: we had announced her nomination for Best Actress at the European Film Awards. The winners were announced on December 13 and Marion was among them! She received the award for Best European Actress for Two Days, One Night. Marion couldn’t be at the ceremony so she sent in a text message to thank them for it and also posted a thank you note on her Instagram account:
Thank you #europeanfilmawards #europeanfilmacademy for such an honor! You make me very very happy! Luc & Jean-Pierre I love you guys so much! Dardenne rock! #love #cinema #Belgium #twodaysonenight
Congratulations to Marion Cotillard for all of the accolades! She certainly deserves them, her work is awe inspiring. And while she didn’t figure among nominees for the SAGs and Golden Globes, she can still make the list for the BAFTA’s, César’s and Academy Awards. Fingers crossed!
The awards garnered by Marion Cotillard for The Immigrant have apparently made Harvey Weinstein change his mind as to the promotion of the film as an Oscar contender! It was about time. The movie has so many good things about it, it was silly to not try at all!
The decision was likely influenced by the film’s star Marion Cotillard landing two more best actress prizes (from the Boston Society of Film Critics and the New York Film Critics Online) to a haul that already included a citation from the New York Film Critics Circle and a Spirit Awards nomination. As of Tuesday, The Weinstein Company had added “The Immigrant” to the list of films on its guild and Academy screening website. Two showings of the film will be held in Los Angeles, on Dec. 14 and 16. No screening dates have been announced for any other cities, and Academy voters have yet to receive physical or online screeners.
Read the entire article on Variety.
And the awards keep on coming! As with The New York Film Critics Circle, The Boston Circle awarded Marion the award of Best Actress for both The Immigrant and Two Days, One Night! Seems like it’s a tie for most critics when it comes to Marion’s performances this year! So great! Congratulations to Marion Cotillard for all the achievements so far!
France’s Marion Cotillard was named best actress for two 2014 films in which she appeared: the Dardennes brothers’ “Two Days, One Night,” which will be released to US theatres on Dec. 24, and James Gray’s “The Immigrant,” which opened last February. “Two Days, One Night,” in which Cotillard plays a factory worker desperate to hold on to her job, was also named the year’s best foreign language film.
Hopefully this means we can expect nominations for next year’s Awards!
Source: Boston Globe