Nicki has directed three actresses to Oscar nominations: Keisha Castle-Hughes – Best Actress – Whale Rider. Charlise Theron – Best Actress – North Country. Frances McDormand – Best Supporting Actress – North Country. In pre-production is Niki’s direction of Callas, a biopic about the operatic star Maria Callas with Noomi Rapace as Callas. JESSICA CHASTAIN (Antonia in The Zookeeper’s Wife) First Feature Jolene. 2008 (title role) A teenage orphan spends ten years travelling cross-country experiencing life, love and heartbreak. Take Shelter. 2011 (Samantha) Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself. The Tree of Life. 2011 (Mrs O’Brien) An epic yet intimate tale which follows the life journey of Jack O’Brien, the eldest son of a fractured Texas family. The Help. 2011 (Celia Foote) An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maid’s point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATED FOR BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE FOR THE HELP. GOLDEN GLOBES NOMINATED FOR BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE FOR THE HELP. Zero Dark Thirty. 2012 (Maya) A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for Al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011. ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATED FOR BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE FOR ZERO DARK THIRTY. GOLDEN GLOBES WINNER FOR BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE FOR ZERO DARK THIRTY. BAFTA NOMINATED FOR BEST ACTRESS FOR ZERO DARK THIRTY. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. (Eleanor Rigby) Three films told from the female and male perspectives; and the final one from both. The story of a couple trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone. Miss Julie. (title role) 2014 Over the course of a midsummer night in Fermanagh in 1890, an unsettled daughter of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy encourages her father’s valet to seduce her. A Most Violent Year. 2014 (Anna Morales) In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous years in the city’s history. GOLDEN GLOBES NOMINATED FOR BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE FOR A MOST VIOLENT YEAR. Miss Sloane. 2016 (Elizabeth Sloane) In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C., but when taking on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds winning may come at too high a price. GOLDEN GLOBES NOMINATED FOR BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE FOR MISS SLOANE. Molly’s Game. Post Production. (Molly Bloom) A young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur, and under FBI investigation, when she establishes a high stakes, international poker game.
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