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January 6, 2018

Preparing for the Golden Globes tomorrow, Holly attended the AFI Awards. Take a look at the few pictures I added to the gallery!

January 4, 2018

Holly Hunter already has Oscars, Emmys and a whole slew of other awards for movies like The Piano, Broadcast News over her long and successful career, but now last summer’s indie hit The Big Sick has sparked a new round of honors for the star including two SAG nominations, a Critics’ Choice nom, and tonight a Career Achievement Award at the Palm Springs Film Festival’s awards gala. Playing a mother dealing with the boyfriend of her coma-stricken daughter, Hunter runs the gamut in the comedy, based on the true story of comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his now-wife Emily Gordon. Hunter not only had to play against stand-up comedian Nanjiani, who cast himself as himself in the screenplay he and Gordon wrote, but also veteran comic Ray Romano who plays her husband.

In the latest episode of my Deadline video series The Actor’s Side, where I talk about their profession with some of our top stars, Hunter discusses the challenge of being a straight actor working opposite comics, as well as the success of this little movie that made a big mark. She also talks about bringing depth to the mother-daughter relationship she has in the film with co-star Zoe Kazan.

Beyond this movie, we talk about the self-doubt that comes with every role, her beginnings on the stage in her small southern Georgia hometown, her praise for journalists after playing one so memorably in Broadcast News 30 years ago, as well as her fears for their future in an age where they are increasingly under attack by the government. She also sheds light on her Oscar-winning turn in The Piano,  along with upcoming projects including a new Alan Ball-created HBO series, and the return of Pixar’s animated The Incredibles.


January 3, 2018

Honoree Holly Hunter at Palm Springs Film Festival, where she was awarded for her career.
As a fan this is a moment of extreme pride. Congrats Holly, very well deserved!
For you all enjoy the over 100 HQs I added to the gallery and expect more to come. Maybe a video too if I manage to find!

January 2, 2018

The ‘Big Sick’ actress, who’ll be honored with the career achievement award at the Palm Springs Film Festival on Jan. 2, also reflects on her decades-spanning career and first big break in 1987’s ‘Raising Arizona.’

From Raising Arizona to her Oscar-winning turn in The Piano to the animated film The Incredibles to her latest, the Amazon romantic dramedy The Big Sick, Holly Hunter has offered audiences interpretations of complicated, independent and all-around memorable mothers. The 59-year-old Georgia-born actress (herself a mother of two) will be honored Jan. 2 with the career achievement award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s annual star-studded awards gala, which kicks off the 14-day desert oasis event. Ahead of the honor, Hunter, who just nabbed a SAG Award nom for her role in Big Sick, talked to THR about her decades-spanning career, what she still hopes to tackle and what a baby blanket can do for a performance.

What do you consider to be your “big break”?

My big break, probably, obviously, was Raising Arizona. Meeting Joel and Ethan [Coen] in the early ’80s was big. But before that, I met a casting director named Joy Todd at the beginning of my career, and she let me meet people I would not have met otherwise. She aggressively set the ball rolling. She just went, “I am going to help this girl.” She was a real advocate, especially for a 21-year-old just starting out.

If you could, would you revisit any of your films for a sequel?

The movies I have made, I’ve always felt they should be ended. If they do go on, I want it to only be in my mind. I don’t want it to be expressed on film. In a way, I think that is what television is for.

Read the full interview in our press archive and check scans in gallery.

December 14, 2017

“The Big Sick” has been hailed as a welcome return for the romantic comedy, as a couple comes together, goes through adversity, falls apart and comes back together again. The movie was written by the husband-and-wife team of Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani based on their own experiences. Nanjiani plays himself, with Zoe Kazan standing in for Gordon, and Holly Hunter and Ray Romano as her parents.

Hunter was at the Envelope Roundtable for supporting actresses recently and talked about “The Big Sick” in relation to “Broadcast News,” the 1987 film in which she starred and is now widely considered a classic modern rom-com. She noted how “Broadcast News” was taken less as a rom-com in its day and in fact, “‘Big Sick’ is more the romantic comedy genre, I think, because Kumail loves it.”