The Oscar-nominated Mank actress has been tapped to replace Kate McKinnon and star as Elizabeth Holmes in Hulu’s highly anticipated limited series The Dropout.
Based on the ABC News podcast, the limited series traces how Theranos founder Holmes raised hundreds of millions to fund the biotech startup and became a media darling while hiding the fact that her touted blood-testing machine didn’t really work. The drama is based on an ABC News podcast of the same name, which also was the basis for a 20/20 episode.
Showrunner Elizabeth Meriwether (New Girl), Liz Heldens (The Passage), Liz Hannah, Katherine Pope, podcast host/ABC News’ Rebecca Jarvis, Victoria Thompson and Taylor Dunn exec produce. The series is from Searchlight’s TV division and 20th Television. Seyfried will also be credited as a producer on The Dropout.
And the 93rd Academy Awards Nominations are finally in! We’re so proud of Amanda for earning her very first Oscar nominations for portraying Marion Davies in Netflix’s “Mank“. It’s so nice to see her finally getting recognized by the Academy. Congratulations to the whole team of people involved in making such a great film, who also got nominated for: Best Picture, Best Director (David Fincher), Best Actor (Gary Oldman), Production Design, Costume Design, Cinematography (Erik Messerschmidt), Makeup and Hairstyling, Sound and Score.
Best Supporting Actress
Maria Bakalova, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”
Glenn Close, “Hillbilly Elegy”
Olivia Colman, “The Father”
Amanda Seyfried, “Mank”
Yuh-Jung Youn, “Minari”
It is with great pleasure that we bring you the news: Amanda Seyfried has just received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in “Mank“! We couldn’t be prouder and more excited for the actual ceremony to take place. The 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on February 28.
Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Glenn Close (“Hillbilly Elegy”)
Olivia Colman (“The Father”)
Jodie Foster (“The Mauritanian”)
Amanda Seyfried (“Mank”)
Helena Zengel (“News of the World”)
Netflix’s “Mank” received numerous other nominations, including Best Director – Motion Picture, Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Original Score – Motion Picture, Best Screenplay – Motion Picture. Congratulations to everyone involved!