With 2016 coming to an end, we decided to put together a summary of Amy’s professional activities this year.
We started 2016 knowing that Amy would have a very busy year, with three films being released. With no major film last year, she didn’t take part of any awards as contender. However, her first public appearance was as presenter at the Golden Globes. Amy presented Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy, which went to Matt Damon for “The Martian.” She didn’t attend the Oscar ceremony this year, but rocked the red carpet for the annual Vanity Fair after party with husband Darren. To complete the first two months of the year, she only attended two more events, the NFL Honors and the ‘Night Before’ Fundraiser.
In March, Amy started promoting “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice“. The film received mixed reviews, getting only 28% of positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. But was pretty fine on box office, raising over $870 million worldwide (Yours truly watched it twice on theaters). The first premiere happened in New York, followed by the UK premiere. The cast did several interviews to promote the film, and Amy was paired with Henry Cavill during the UK part of the tour. She also visited some talk shows as Graham Norton, Jimmy Fallon, GMA, Ellen Degeneres, ending with the full cast doing a big interview on Conan show.
Still in April, Amy did the first promotional appearance for Arrival (still being called ‘Story of Your Life’), during the CinemaCon. In June, the film received the new title and a Fall release, eyeing the awards season. Nocturnal Animals have already received a November release as well and, at this point, Amy started to promote both films.
She went to Venice in August, being one of the most requisited actors for interviews due the positive reviews of BOTH films. At this point, she was already in an anticipated list for an Oscar contender.
After Venice, Amy promoted Nocturnal Animals and Arrival on Telluride Festival, on Toronto Festival, on London Festival, on Mill Valley festival. The number of interviews done during these festivals are so huge that wouldn’t fit in our resume, so you can always check our Arrival and Nocturnal Animals news category.
Alongside the festivals, Amy (and her co-stars) started promoting both films in several panels, Q&A’s, screenings and talk shows. When Arrival premiered on theaters in November, public and critic was sold already by the story, direction and Amy’s performance. Arrival received solid 94% of positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, and according to Box Office Mojo it already grossed $145 millions worldwide. For this performance, Amy received nominations for the Golden Globes, Critics Choice, several film critics nominations and wins, and also won a National Board of Review. A snub for an Oscar nomination is taken as unlikely at this point.
Nocturnal Animals opened in December 9 – and overseas started opening this week. It grossed around $22 millions. Its reviews are positive as well, getting a 78% on Rotten Tomatoes and 7.8/10 on IMDb. Tom Ford is receiving the majority of the awards nominations and wins, but Amy received for this film a Sattelite Award nomination.
With three movies opening in 2016, Amy was featured on some magazines as well. Being mostly for Batman v Superman promotion, she was once again featured on THR’s Actress Roundtable, a good thermometer for the awards season, as well Elle’s Women in Hollywood issue.
We received this year some updates on Amy’s upcoming projects as well. In April, Deadline reported that HBO ordered episodes of ‘Sharp Objects‘. Based on the book by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects has UnReal co-creator Marti Noxon as showrunner, Wild helmer Jean-Marc Vallée as director, and Flynn as a writer alongside Noxon.
Justice League went strong on Comic-Con, with the first look trailer being released. It received a November 17, 2017 release date, and filming wrapped last month.
An Object of Beauty, which Amy is attached to star and produce for quite a while, found a new writer, Deadline published in August.
Also in August, it was reported that a Man of Steel sequel is in the works. Since we can’t consider Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice a proper sequel for the first film, it was likely that Warner Bros. would go for it with the major exploration of DCEU on theaters.
In October, we finally had a confirmation that Disenchanted, the long-awaited sequel for Enchanted, is a go. Amy confirmed in an interview that she’ll be back as Gisele, and THR also reported that Rock of Ages director Adam Shankman was attached to direct the sequel.
So, that’s it! This is our last update of the year and, with it, I want to wish all our visitors a very happy New Year! Thanks for another year, for your visit, your comments, your friendship!
We’ll try to make this an annual series, and I want to give a thanks/shout-out to my friends Frederik from Simply Streep, Lindsey from Rachel McAdams Online and Jess from Glamour Reese for the inspiration on the ‘Year in Review’ special.
To finish, I wish Amy and her family the best in this coming year. Happy 2017!