With five first-time nominees in the Best Actor category, The Quiet Girl became the first Irish-language film to receive an Oscar nomination. Michelle Yeoh acquired her first nomination for her part in Everything Everywhere All At Once. We can add one more first to the list: Ana de Armas is the first actress from Cuba ever to receive a nomination for a major role. Blonde actress de Armas received SAG and BAFTA nominations for her portrayal of Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe, which also earned her an Academy Award nomination. Even though the movie received many negative reviews, her portrayal of the blonde bombshell received praise from critics and other actors. While this may be her first Academy Award nomination, she is no stranger to the nomination stage in general. She also earned a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in Rian Johnson’s murder mystery whodunit Knives Out.
Did Ana de Armas win the Best Actress Oscar for Blonde?
The quick answer is No; the fact that Ana de Armas did not receive the Best Actress Oscar for Blonde is a good thing because, despite being a talented actress, De Armas may receive the award for a better film the future. Instead, front-runner Michelle Yeoh received the honour. This honour for an actress who has given countless outstanding performances over the years is long overdue. Yeoh deserved the award because Everything Everywhere All at Once was a fantastic film.
Is Blonde an actual story?
Based on Joyce Carol Oates’s novel of the same name, Andrew Dominik’s American biopic Blonde was written and directed. The movie is a fictional portrayal of Marilyn Monroe’s life, including the highs, lows, and difficulties she faced that ultimately contributed to her passing. Julianne Nicholson, Xavier Samuel, Bobby Cannavale, and Adrien Brody appear in the movie. You can watch de Arma’s performance as Monroe in Blonde on Netflix and catch her on the red carpet at the Academy Prizes on Sunday, March 12, at 7:00 p.m. Central on ABC.
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