Despite the difficulty of playing Marilyn Monroe on screen for any actress, Cuban-Spanish actress Ana de Armas embraced the challenge of portraying icon Marilyn Monroe onscreen, which involved navigating dark and disturbing scenes. There are already rumors that Ana de Armas’s name has been suggested for an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of the 1950s iconic actress in Blonde ahead of the awards season. This movie has been nominated for Best Actress Drama category in many award functions, including the Golden Globe Awards 2023 and BAFTA (76th British Academy Film and Television Awards) 2023.
The Cuban actress though missed out on winning the Best Actress award at the Golden Globe Awards 2023 in the drama category, with Cate Blanchett getting the title for Todd Field’s musical-drama film Tár (2022). In the wake of her nomination for the Best Lead Actress at the BAFTA 2023, Ana de Armas’ fans are hoping that she will be able to capture the title as she deserves recognition for her “worth-watching” performance in Blonde (2022).
Ana de Armas Receives Fan Support For Her Performance As Marilyn Monroe
In a rare instance, Cuban-Spanish actress Ana de Armas, 34, is receiving support for her movie Blonde (2022) on social media. Many of her supporters wish and hope for her to win the upcoming BAFTA best lead actress award this season. The 76th British Academy Film and Television Awards will be held on Monday, 20 February 2023.
A Twitter handle, Discussing Film tweeted yesterday about the Blonde star’s nomination for BAFTA 2023, which reads,
“Ana de Armas has received a BAFTA nomination for her performance in ‘BLONDE.’”
Ana de Armas has received a BAFTA nomination for her performance in ‘BLONDE’.
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) January 19, 2023
Many fans support the actress’s performance as Marilyn Monroe, saying that was the only thing worth watching in the film. Many people expressed their feelings regarding the legendary actress’ dark life she had to endure. Here are a few reactions from fans about what they are saying about this:
She deserves an award just for waking up everyday to be on set to deliver a gawd awful, depressing and exploitive screenplay.. she’s the only thing worth watching in this film
— David Dalí 🇻🇮🇺🇸🇬🇧 (@pemdave) January 19, 2023
The abuse & mistreatment Marilyn Monroe suffered was actually hard to watch in this Movie & I’m sure this was only a snippet of what happened to her. ☹️🙏🏽
— Precious Muir (@PreciousMuir) January 20, 2023
Good performance ≠ good film
— Deaf Ninja (@_DeafNinja) January 19, 2023
ppl in the replies don’t seem to understand it’s a nomination for a performance not the movie itself
— 𝐜𝐚𝐦🦦 (@itsmecameron18) January 19, 2023
DESERVED!!! mommy coming for her 1st oscar nomination 🔥🔥🔥
— evil edith bunker (@fionagoode2013) January 19, 2023
commendable performance… we’ll talk about the movie later
— O. A. (@Royal_Ryder) January 19, 2023
There is a debate in the comments about whether she did a commendable job in the movie or deserved the award, regardless of what the audience feels about the movie. However, most fans support her for her great and noticeable performance in Blonde.
The Blonde Star Is Excited By The BAFTA 2023 Nominations
According to reports, the 76th BAFTAs will be hosted by actor Richard E Grant and television presenter Alison Hammond next month. 14 nominees in the performance categories received their first nomination for their films at BAFTA 2023. The Blonde star also is excited by the BAFTA nominations for Best Lead Actress for the movie in which she played Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe.
Yesterday, she shared a story on her Instagram handle with her 9.2M followers by sharing the BAFTA’s official post and captioned it,
“I’m overjoyed!! This is a dream!! Thank you so much @bafta.”
The movie Blonde is a fictionalized account of Marilyn Monroe’s inner life, written and directed by Andrew Dominik. According to reports, despite having been in production for more than a decade, the release of Blonde on Netflix in September sparked considerable controversy. The critics appreciated the performance of the Cuban actress but felt that the film portrayed a slight exploitation perpetrated against the legendary actress of the 1950s. As the name suggests, the movie is based on the semi-fictional book of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates that became a hit.
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