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‘Toast’ Still

A brand new still from Helena’s upcoming television film, Toast has just been released, and it’s a total contrast to the previous images. There’s also a little bit of information regarding Helena’s interest in the role of Mrs. Potter in the film. View the image in the gallery!

Bonham Carter says she wanted to play Mrs Potter because she loves people who are “complicated, not immediately unsympathetic and probably somewhat ill mentally.” She suspects Mrs Potter’s manic cleaning was a symptom of obsessive compulsive disorder, and says it was a challenge to “look vaguely credible with the cleaning. I’ve never cleaned much before. My mother says she is still waiting for me to develop my domestic aspect.”

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Houston Film Critics Society Award

The results are in for the recent Houston Film Critics Society Awards, and unfortunately Helena didn’t win. That said, The King’s Speech lost out on all of it’s awards, losing out in the categories: Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor in addition to Helena’s category, Best Supporting Actress.

Congratulations to the winners.

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Chicago Tribune Interview

Helena recently sat down with Dean Richards from the Chicago Tribune and chatted about her upcoming film, The King’s Speech and her performance as Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter films. It’s a very short interview, but you can read a segment below and the whole interview via the link beneath it!

Q: How much fun did you have creating the wonderful Bellatrix from Harry Potter?
A: Yes, that was fun … really fun because I got complete license to be really naughty. I kind of played her like a psychotic child, and I just thought I could get away with murder — literally. She’s kind of exhausting though because she’s so loud and screamy. I was such an externalized tantrum in Harry and then an internalized and more restrained queen for The King’s Speech. And I played another queen, the Red Queen, in Alice. I just do queens and witches now; big-headed and normal-size head queens. That’s my range.

Read the interview…

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Chicago Film Critics Association Award

Helena’s been nominated for another award! This time it is a Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress, for her performance as Queen Elizabeth in The King’s Speech. She has been nominated alongside Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Hailee Steinfeld and Jacki Weaver.

Currently we are unsure of the date in which the results will be released, but I will add it to the Important Dates when we know! Congratulations to all the nominees.

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Detroit Film Critics Society Award Results

The results are in for the Detroit Film Critics Society Awards, and unfortunately Helena lost. She lost the award to Amy Adams for her performance in The Fighter. The King’s Speech didn’t fare too well in the awards, and won only one award out of it’s six nominations – Best Actor for Colin Firth.

Well done to all the winners!

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“SAG Nom ‘Means More’ Than Golden Globe”

Helena is more excited about being nominated for a SAG Award than a Golden Globe.

“The SAG nomination means particularly more to me because it comes from the very people I crave approval from: other actors,” The King’s Speech star, nominated for supporting actress early Thursday morning, told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement.

Helena received her sixth Globe notation on Tuesday. “These awards make a big difference to the small independent films and gets them an audience that normally wouldn’t see them,” she told THR from her home in London that day.

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Another Nomination – SAG Awards

The awards are really rolling in now! Helena has been nominated for a Screen Actor’s Guild Award in the category Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role alongside Amy Adams, Mila Kunis, Hailee Steinfeld and Melissa Leo.

Colin Firth is also nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role and Geoffrey Rush is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role. The film itself is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

The winners will be announced 30th January 2011. Good luck to Helena and her co-stars!

Source: SAG Awards