British actress Andrea Riseborough has been nominated for her first Academy Award after a star-studded campaign supporting the nomination.
The 41-year-old Made In Dagenham actress is best known for her lead role in To Leslie, inspired by true events where Riseborough plays a single mother who turns to alcoholism after winning the lottery and changed her life when she owned a motel. offers him a job.
The film didn’t receive any Golden Globe or Critics’ Choice awards, but has since garnered support from some of Hollywood’s most prominent names.
Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett, who was nominated for her lead role in Tar, chose Riseborough’s performance along with Hollywood stars Kate Winslet and Amy Adams, using the opening minute of her Critics’ Choice speech, noting that it was overlooked at the acting awards. also publicly supported the actress.
On Instagram, actress Gwyneth Paltrow described Better Call Saul producer Michael Morris’ directorial debut as a “masterpiece”, adding, “I was stunned by all the performances by our friend @filmbymichaelmorris and starring the incomparable @andreariseborough. Andrea, must win all the prizes that exist and have not yet been invented.”
Other Hollywood celebrities such as Edward Norton, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Aniston, Zooey Deschanel, Joe Mantegna, Minnie Driver, and Helen Hunt also openly praised Riseborough’s performance and apparently pushed for an Oscar nomination.
Riseborough is best known for her work in the Oscar-winning Birdman, for her role as Wallis Simpson in WE, and for her role as the former prime minister in Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk To Finchley. She also starred in Battle Of The Sexes, playing King’s sweetheart Marilyn Barnett in the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.
In 2017, the Black Mirror star was among those who said she faced sexually inappropriate behavior as an actress almost every week during the #MeToo movement.
She also became the first British actress to officially support the #4PercentChallenge, which encourages film industry members to work with female directors, following its launch by Creed actress Tessa Thompson at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2019.
The challenge referred to the statistic that only 4% of the 1,200 highest-grossing films in the past decade were directed by women.
Also competing at the Academy Awards are Ana de Armas for Blonde for a performance of a leading actress, Michelle Williams for her role in The Fabelmans, and Michelle Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All at Once.