Kneecapping

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Kneecapping

Informal; the act of stopping a trend. The term is highly derogatory. For example, an analyst may accuse a government of kneecapping GDP growth by adopting a certain policy.
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The film tells the incredible story of Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie), one of America's most dearly loved -- and hated, simultaneously -- sports stars.
Margot Robbie plays Tonya Harding, and there's good reason for her Academy Award for Best Actress nomination for this role.
I, Tonya (15) sees competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rising among the ranks at the US Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.
But when one skater, Nancy Kerrigan, is battered by a hitman to improve the chances of rival Tonya Harding, Margot thought it was getting a little far-fetched.
Margot Robbie adored the script for I, Tonya , the bonkers, ultimately dismaying film about the American figure skater Tonya Harding and the 1994 attack on rival skater Nancy Kerrigan.
Tell that to Tonya Harding, 47, the former Olympic ice skater from Portland now enjoying red-carpet photo sessions with Hollywood stars, courtesy of the 2017 movie about her, "I, Tonya"; being featured in a two-hour special on ABC; and seemingly so thoroughly having reinvented herself that a recent New York Times headline read: "Tonya Harding would like her apology now.
Summary: Melbourne (Australia), January 12 (ANI): And it indeed is a Happy New Year for Margot Robbie as the actress just took home the Critics` Choice Award in the 'Best Actress in a Comedy' category, for her portrayal of figure skater Tonya Harding in the movie 'I, Tonya'.
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Allison Janney on Sunday won the Golden Globe for best supporting actress for playing the mother of disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in "I, Tonya.
This biopic about the briefly famous, then infamous Tonya Harding has offended some reviewers by putting child abuse and domestic violence in close proximity to comedy.
MARGOT ROBBIE THE Aussie beauty, right, showed she has real acting chops starring alongside Domnhall Gleeson in Goodbye Christopher Robin earlier this year, and now there is Oscar buzz about her performance as disgraced American figure skater Tonya Harding in upcoming movie, I, Tonya.
The movie is 'I, Tonya,' about the rise of ice skater Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie) in the US Figure Skating Championships, being raised by a single mom LaVona Golden (Allison) and her career thrown into doubt and chaos when her ex-husband Jeff Gillooly (Sebastian Stan) hired a man to break the leg of Tonya's competitor Nancy Kerrigan.
she sobbed as her attacker, linked to her skating arch-rival Tonya Harding, fled after trying to cripple her with a wooden club.