Will one of the yearâs best performances go unrecognized? ask The Hollywood Reporter. Noomi Rapaceâs role in âGirl With the Dragon Tattooâ is ineligible for a Globes nomination. One of the yearâs best performances likely will go unrecognized. Noomi Rapace, star of the original The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, isnât eligible for a Globes nomination; the film unspooled in Europe in 2009, which rules it out. She is not excluded, though, by the Academy. But neither the filmâs Swedish producers nor U.S. distributor Music Box can afford a half-million-dollar Oscar campaign. âThey wouldnât make any more money on the film,â one insider says. âAnd the original Swedish producers are involved with the David Fincher remake. They donât want Noomi to outshine Rooney Mara.â But donât cry for Rapace â she got the female lead in the Sherlock Holmes sequel, now shooting in London.
Noomi Rapace has received a nomination for the Golden Satellite Award (International Press Academy) in the Best Actress category for “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”. She shares this category with Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole), Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone), Helen Mirren (The Tempest), Natalie Portman (Black Swan), Tilda Swinton (I Am Love), Naomi Watts (Fair Game) and Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine). The awards luncheon will take place on December 19th in the Los Angeles Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Congratulations, Noomi!
It’s still quite early in 2011′s awards season, but ABC News is predicting who will have chances at this year’s Oscars – also mentioning Noomi. The full article can be read here:
Noomi Rapace may also have a shot for her work playing the facially grommeted punk hacker Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish movie “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” (Rapace also starred in the two subsequent films in the series.) “You don’t often see female characters like the one played by Rapace, who was a startling screen presence,” said MaryAnn Johanson (of flickfilosopher.com). “She made a huge impression on movie goers and probably on Academy members as well.” However, the fact that “Dragon Tattoo” contained subtitles may prove to be its undoing. “Academy voters often disregard foreign movies outside the ‘foreign film’ category,” she said.
Here’s a fantastic new interview by Deadline Hollywood: This year Hollywood types everywhere were discussing the Swedish films made from Stieg Larssonâs Millennium trilogy of books – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornetâs Nest. Noomi Rapace has already won the Swedish equivalency for her portrayal of Lisbeth Salander. But the most recent actress to appear in a small foreign film, get an outâofâtheâblue nomination, win the Best Actress Oscar, then land big roles in major studio tentpoles was Marion Cotillard. Noomiâs U.S. agents and managers have assured her: “You can have that same journey.” Pete Hammond recently spoke to Noomi Rapace about her role and Oscar chances: Read full story »
The Swedish Bon Magazine has a real treat for Noomi fans. Not only did they interview the actress on 15 (!) pages in their Winter 2010/2011 issue – the stunning photoshoot by Max Vitali of Noomi, surrounded by black Friesians, is accompanied by an online video – “I” – in High Definition on Youtube.
Also, here is a fantastic preview of the magazine and photoshoot. To catch Noomi’s interview, be sure to grab your copy of Bon on newsstands. My sincere thanks to them for sharing this great material. Enjoy!