Nominee Spotlight: Helen Mirren


Birthdate: July 26, 1945

Birthplace: Chiswick, London, England, UK

Big screen debut: Herostratus (1967)

Oscar stats: 4 nominations and 1 win (Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for ‘The Queen’, 2006)

Amidst all of the Meryl, Sandra, Carey and Gabby hoopla lies a ‘Queen.’   Dame Helen Mirren is the fifth and final nominee in the Lead Actress category and sadly she’s been the least talked about this awards season. But that’s what we’re here for, to shine light on the underdogs. Nominated for a fifth time for her performance in ‘The Last Station,’ I assume even she knows that there is no way she’s winning on March 7th but I’m definitely  looking forward to seeing what she’ll be wearing. Did you see her ensemble at the SAG Awards? For a woman in her mid 60s, she looks great!

Video Vault

‘The Last Station’ Trailer

Helen Mirren and director Michael Hoffman speak about the film at the Variety 2009 screening series. (video source: PopperMirren from Youtube)



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