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.
Noomi is among the nominees for the 2010 Richard Attenborough Film Awards (RAFAS) in the Best Actress category for “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”. Simply vote for your favourite actress and favourite actor in the ballots at their official website. The actress or actor with the most votes overall will be crowned Film Star of 2010. Voting closes at noon on Monday December 6, with the winner announced on Monday December 13. The Richard Attenborough Film Awards are the UK’s annual regional Film Of The Year awards – the film industry’s celebration of the year’s top films and movie stars as voted for by regional newspaper film critics and cinemagoers alike.
Congratulations to Noomi for winning Best Actress at the 2010 Sao Paolo International Film Festival for her performance in Pernilla August’s drama “Beyond” (Svinalängorna). The film also won the Special Jury Prize in Sao Paolo as well as the NDR top prize at the Nordic Film Days in Lübeck – the largest festival of Scandinavian films outside the Nordic countries. To learn more about “Beyond”, have a look at its detail site in the career section.
Yesterday, Noomi has attended the 14th Annual Hollywood Film Awards. Dressed by Alexander McQueen, she was honored with the Spotlight Award for her performance in “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”. All pictures can be found in the gallery, with more information below the previews, courtesy to Variety.
‘Oh, how my life has changed after those three movies,’ Noomi Rapace says. The petite Swede transformed into a kick-butt heroine during her nine months’ filming of the adaptations of Stieg Larsson’s bestselling trilogy that began with “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” and concludes with “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.” As Lisbeth Salander, Rapace has become locally and internationally known. “I’ve done a lot of Swedish films but none like these. I don’t think there’s ever been a level like this for Swedish films before,” she notes. Hollywood has come calling, and Rapace is now filming the “Sherlock Holmes” sequel in London. Which character she plays, she cannot say. “But they have invited me to work with them on the script and to find her. … So actually, this really big movie sometimes feels like a small independent family, searching to do something great together.”
Entertainment Tonight has news on the 2010 Hollywood Film Awards. The gala event will be held on October 25 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Accolades being handed out include The Hollywood Ensemble Award to ‘The Social Network’, while Spotlight Awards will go to Leighton Meester for ‘Country Strong,’ Milla Jovovich for ‘Stone,’ Barry Pepper for ‘Casino Jack,’ Noomi Rapace for ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ and Mila Kunis for ‘Black Swan.’ The other major categories can be voted by the fans – cast your vote for your favorite at Yahoo Movies until October 19. Congratulations, Noomi!
Cinema Blend has observed that Noomi is eligible to enter next year’s awards race for the Academy Awards: Noomi Rapace is a name that most of you probably still don’t know. Maybe that’ll change, because she deserves an Oscar nomination for her work as Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Though the movie was first released in Sweden in 2009 Deadline confirms that she is eligible for nomination. Her performance is the best thing I’ve seen this year.
Whether or not she gets an Oscar nomination, Hollywood has already decided to sit up and take note of her talent. While she won’t show up in the unnecessary Americanization of Dragon Tattoo, the actress is getting offers for roles in all sorts of big budget American films, specifically Sherlock Holmes 2 and Mission: Impossible 4. No word on exactly what part she’d play in those movies, but she’s too talented to be wasted on a minor cameo. Hopefully she’ll also avoid being typecast as the cliché, leather-wearing, punk female badass she pulls off in Dragon Tattoo and its sequels. Apparently Rapace is nothing like Lisbeth Salander in person, which only makes her performance more impressive, and her potential as an actress even more tantalizing.