Mar, 5 Posted by Admin

Elle Fanning did a new photoshoot with Gareth Gatrell for the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Be sure to check out the gallery for the newest photos!

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Feb, 4 Posted by Admin

Great news!… Elle Fanning has been nominated for a Golden Globe! Elle received the nomination for lead actress in a comedy or musical series.

The Great” itself has been nominated for three Golden Globes.

We’re keeping our fingers crossed that Elle Fanning wins.

Feb, 4 Posted by Admin

Deadline – “Huzzah!” was the reaction from the set of season 2 of The Great, where Elle Fanning, who was in the midst of filming, learned she had nabbed her first-ever Golden Globe nomination.

“It was pretty exciting. Everyone obviously yelled ‘huzzah’ because that’s what we do on our show,” Fanning told Deadline.

She was nominated for Best Performance By an Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her performance as Catherine The Great in The Tony McNamara-created Hulu series, which picked up a nomination for Best Television Series.

Speaking on the show’s success, “I think it’s such a specific tone and I think it’s a beautiful, escapism to a historical world,” Fanning opined. “It’s very opulent, but there’s such a groundedness to it. It has that dark satire, comedic sense of humor that you can laugh at it, but then the emotions really hit hard.”

The Great is a satirical show that tells the story of the rise of Catherine the Great from outsider to the longest-reigning female ruler in Russia’s history with only a few occasional facts.

Like Catherine, Fanning found herself with a new set of powers when she signed on to also produce the series.  “I felt like I was, as Elle, coming into my power and learning my authority and navigating that world, which is often male-led,” she shared. “I found myself there and had to find my voice in a sense. Catherine is the same way. She’s finding her power.”

With Season 2 on the horizon, Fanning didn’t give away much but hinted at what’s in store for Peter and Catherine’s already complicated relationship.

“Catherine, I feel, has a real soft spot for [Peter], which gets to be explored. Their relationship gets way more twisted. So we have a lot of working together.”

Jan, 27 Posted by Admin

It’s official: the fabulously louche series starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult as Catherine the Great and Peter III of Russia is returning for a second season. Here’s what we know so far

Tatler – We are currently riding a joyful wave of top-notch period dramas. Admittedly, Bridgerton and The Great – one fictional the other a revisionist history – are only comparable through genre, but what they also have in common is that they have both been confirmed for a second season. Those who have seen the first season of The Great will cry ‘Huzzah!’ and throw their champagne coupés to the floor. The 10-episode series from Hulu are currently energizing television sets across the UK on Sundays at 9pm on Channel 4, and Tatler couldn’t be more enthralled. The costumes, the satire, the sets, the gut-wrenching funny dialogue – Nicholas Hoult and Elle Fanning as Emperor Peter and Empress Catherine couldn’t have been better cast – we’d say it’s Bridgerton, but cleverer.

As for the second season, here is what we know thus far. Please note this article includes spoilers for people still watching the first season of The Great.

Is The Great Season 2 actually confirmed?

Elle Fanning posted a photograph in July captioned: ‘I can’t hold it in any longer! THE GREAT is renewed for a SEASON 2!!!!! Okay, now seriously @nicholashoult I’m going to get you this time…’ Viewers might have guessed it was coming, given the state of disarray Peter’s Russia is left in and all the questions that are left unanswered at the end of the first season.

Hulu announced on July 2, 2020, that they would be making the second season and like the first season, it will have 10 hour-long episodes. More thrillingly still, there may even be more seasons to follow beyond a second. The executive producer of the series Marian Macgowan told Decider, a film streaming website, that: ‘We initially pitched six seasons. So we believe there’s sufficient material to take us through until she [Catherine] is an old woman’.

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What will the second season of The Great entail?

The first season ended – spoiler alert – with Peter III (Nicholas Hoult) discovering Empress Catherine’s plot to overthrow him. Rather than have her executed, Peter spared the pregnant Empress in the name of their unborn child. So the season will be likely to explore a new Russia under Catherine’s rulership, but anything more particular?

MacGowan told Decider that they would like to explore the class divide in Russia further in Season 2 because under Catherine’s rulership it would ‘be even more relevant’. Australian website, Boss Hunting, also suggests that Catherine’s affairs would be likely to take center stage after the birth of her child, heightening furthermore the tension between her and her husband, Peter.

Tony McNamara, The Favourite’s screenwriter and also the genius behind The Great (that was Emmy-nominated for ‘outstanding writing’), said they had ‘roughly’ planned to introduce key historical figures in Catherine’s life, like the Orlov family. Although the overall trajectory of the show – that is proudly ‘only occasionally true’ – seems to suggest that they might actually stick with the real storyline where Catherine overhauls Peter III after becoming a mother. (A key part of her success rested in the efforts of her lover, Grigory Orlov, and his family, who were powerful within the military.)

McNamara has been largely tight-lipped on the subject of the second season, except to say that ‘the ending of the first season changed due to an idea he had to move certain plot points to the second’ in an interview with Collider.

Which of the cast of the first season will return?

Very happily, Elle Fanning will return as Catherine the Great, Nicholas Hoult as Peter, Phoebe Fox as Catherine’s maid Merial, Sacha Dhawan as Orlov and Gwilym Lee as the Emperor’s right-hand man, Grigor Dymov. Douglas Hodge will also reappear as General Velementoc, the red-faced leader of the Russian army, and Adam Godley as religious adviser – and political animal – Archie. Whether Sebastian De Souza returns as Catherine’s lover Leo, is yet to be seen, given his presumed fate at the end of the first season.

Interestingly, McNamara originally pitched The Great in the style of The Crown, which swaps out actors as the story progresses through generations – but, in an interview with Collider he explained that he was delighted with the actors in the current roles so was planning to keep it as it is.

When can we expect The Great season 2?

Of course, dates are impossible to anticipate at the moment, but it will likely take over a year between the start of production and its eventual premiere date. This timeline is working off the back of the first season, which was officially ordered in February 2019 and took 15 months to hit Hulu. With that in mind, the earliest we can expect the second season of The Great would be autumn 2021, and that’s assuming that everything sticks to a normal schedule. Read Less

Jan, 26 Posted by Admin

The 2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations have been revealed!

Variety Elle Fanning is among the TV nominees this year, in the Best Female Performance in a Scripted Series for her work in “The Great”.

This year’s ceremony will take place on April 22nd but will likely look very different from the raucous beachfront gathering that took place in past years due to coronavirus. The show will be broadcast on IFC on April 23rd.