There are precious few actresses with the acting and action chops to stand up to big boys Robert De Niro and Jason Statham. Yvonne Strahovski is one of them. Playing a farm girl who gets caught up in a web of violence in Killer Elite, she adds some much-needed sexiness to an otherwise testosterone-heavy movie. Yvonne, who left Australia to play a dorky spy’s CIA contact in TV show Chuck, has more than just looks and talent. Just check out her three-in-one parody of Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Ke$ha on the College Humor comedy website to witness the dazzling, down-to-earth Aussie’s (literally - she’s from Sydney’s beachside suburb Maroubra) sick sense of humour.
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Since most mainstream awards like the Oscars or the Golden Globes are biased against genre entertainment, we used to look to the Saturn Awards as a way to recognize great science fiction. This year though, as discussed previously on this site, the Satties dropped the ball and joined the Oscars in awarding Hollywood garbage. Maybe it’s time to look to the Constellation Awards instead.
The Constellation Awards are Canada’s awards for excellence in Science Fiction film and television. They’ve been running for six years and they’ve just announced their latest batch of nominees. They’re focused more on shows and actors with a connection to Canada, so that skews the results so much. But at least they’ve actually nominated science fiction.
These are the Constellation Award nominees for 2011′s best science fiction
BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN 2011 SCIENCE FICTION TELEVISIONAlaina Huffman, Stargate Universe
Amanda Tapping, Sanctuary
Chasty Ballesteros, Divine: The Series
Karen Gillan, Doctor Who
Meaghan Rath, Being Human
Ming-Na, Stargate Universe
Yvonne Strahovski, Chuck
Eckhart, who is filming thriller I, Frankenstein in Melbourne alongside Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto and Bill Nighy, will take some time out to be guest of honour at Sunday's big race.