Fantastic news, fellow Wiigies! Kristen has received her sixth Primetime Emmy nomination, as she got one for “Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie” for The Spoils of Babylon! Huge congratulations to Kristen for the nomination of her marvelous and hilarious portrayal of Cynthia Morehouse. The Spoils of Babylon was a 6-part miniseries that aired on IFC this past January and February; telling the story of Jonas Morehouse, who shepherds his daughter Cynthia and adopted son Devon from meager beginnings in the oil fields of Texas to powerful boardrooms in New York City.
Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Coven
Sarah Paulson – American Horror Story: Coven
Helena Bonham Carter – Burton And Taylor
Minnie Driver – Return To Zero
Kristen Wiig – The Spoils Of Babylon
Cicely Tyson – The Trip To Bountiful
Let’s hope Kristen finally receives the Emmy she deserves, when the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards airs live on August 25th! KristenWiig.org will cover the show live, as per usual. Again, congratulations!
After months of waiting, the very first trailer for The Skeleton Twins has been released by Roadside Attractions. After watching it, I can’t even describe how much I’m longing to finally see the film, come September 19. And judging by the reviews it received at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year we won’t be disappointed! The trailer is a a must-see for any Kristen fan (or fan of good films, really), so click on the large image below to do so right away! High-definition screen captures have been added to our photo gallery, too.
Yesterday, Kristen Wiig appeared on the Today show alongside America Ferrera and Kit Harington to promote the release of How to Train Your Dragon 2. She talked about the movie and the upcoming comedy she’s also set to direct. Watch the clip in our video archive and view screen captures in the photo gallery. Enjoy!
Here’s a fantastic piece of news, everyone! According to The New York Times (and other multiple sources), Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo will write, produce and star in a wide-release comedy for TriStar Productions, which described the film as the story of “best friends who find themselves in over their heads and out of their depths, which were, perhaps, not too deep to begin with.” The plot involves a town called Vista Del Mar. Not only that, Kristen is also set to make her directorial debut with the film! A release date has not been set. Here’s what the duo said of the project:
“We’re very excited to be writing. We will be going into a cave for months to finish. An actual cave. We found one that’s nice and big. We’re putting a couch in there.” Wiig added: “I’ve been wanting to direct for some time now. This seems like the perfect first project.”
Variety continues to report that TriStar’s Tom Rothman said:
“Kristen and Annie assured me that the film will be a searing and depressing drama, which is what the world needs right now. So we grabbed it. Perhaps more to the point, these two supremely talented ladies are always ahead of the comedy curve and as we at TriStar push for originality, we are lucky as hell to be in business with them. The chance to hopefully make Kristen’s first film as a director is the cherry on top.”
As promised, here are magazine scans from the British Glamour’s July issue. Kristen’s featured as “The Game Changer” and “Comedy Queen” in their Women of the Year-special. Simply click on the previews below to view the entire set in our gallery. Congrats to Wiig for the honor of being included, and great job all of you who voted for her!
I feel bad for not knowing about the poll, but the fact that Kristen was voted one of British Glamour magazine’s Women of the Year kinda makes up for it! The magazine released four covers with the women (and Sam Claflin) who won the voting – and one of them feature our favorite Wiig! She looks fantastic on the cover and is given the title of “the comedy queen we want as our best friend” (we all agree!). Scans from the issue and the article will be added to the site as soon as they become available. For now, go view the cover in our photo gallery!
I have added seven new stills from Kristen’s surprise cameo during the episode of Saturday Night Live that Paul Rudd hosted this past season. She returned as Dooneese, the (really) odd sister, during the cold open spoofing the live telecast of The Sound of Music. All images are in high quality, so be sure to click on the previews below to see the funny stills in our photo gallery. Have a nice weekend!