Next Aussie actress after Kidman to do Oscar/Emmy combo? Sept 25, 2020 15:31:14 GMT
Post by pupdurcs on Sept 25, 2020 15:31:14 GMT
Turns out Nicole Kidman is the only Australian actress in history to have won both an Emmy and an Oscar for acting . It's a feat that has been replicated by Geoffrey Rush on the male Australian side (he also has a Tony to boot), but something that is becoming notoriously difficult to replicate on the female side, despite a number of Australian actresses having successful forays into both film and television in Hollywood.
The latest Australian actress who couldn't quite clear the hurdle was double Oscar winner Cate Blanchett, whom despite throwing the kitchen sink at the Emmy's with her prestige limited series biopic Mrs America, lost out to Regina King (who already had 3 Emmys).
Toni Collette and Judy Davis have each won multiple Emmys, but the Oscar has eluded them both, despite having opportunities in film and being Oscar nominated actresses.
Since Blanchett just gave it her best shot on a TV project and missed out, I don't really see any big TV projects on her immediate horizon to give her another shot at the Emmy. She booked quite a few movie roles during the height of the pandemic that should keep her busy for awhile. She'll probably win this poll, but I think the most likely to do it next may actually be....
......Toni Collette (if anyone does it at all, and it's possible none of them do it). I feel like she has got a supporting actresss Oscar win in her, quite possibly in Guillermo Del Toro's Nightmare Alley (which co-stars Blanchett) which will probably be delayed for next year. I can't see Collette ever winning a lead Oscar, but she's still in the game enough in movies to pick up that kind of Laura Dern career supporting win, that AMPAS likes to give out on occasion to commemorate the careers of notable character actresses on film.
Unfortunately, I feel Judy Davis ship for the Oscar has probably sailed, even in the supporting category. She doesn't really get notable roles on film any longer. But anything is possible.