Days after winning an international award in LA, Dolly de Leon is now a Golden Globe nominee for her work in the film “Triangle of Sadness,” becoming the first Filipina to be recognized by the governing body.
Capping off Dolly de Leon’s spectacular career year, the star of the Palme d’Or winning film, “Triangle of Sadness,” has been nominated at the prestigious Golden Globe Awards for the Best Supporting Actress category as announced on December 13.
With her nomination, Dolly just made history becoming the first Filipina to get a Golden Globe nomination, and the second Filipino to do so after Darren Criss became the first Filipino-American to win a Golden Globe after bagging the Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series award in 2019, reported PhilStar.
De Leon will compete against other high caliber actress including Angela Bassett for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Kerry Condon for “The Banshees of Inisherin,” Jamie Lee Curtis for “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” and Carey Mulligan for “She Said.”
While the 2022 hit film has also earned a nomination for Best Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy, it will compete against “Babylon,” “The Banshees of Inisherin,” “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” and “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Myster,” reported GMA News.
According to an interview by The Hollywood Reporter recently, De Leon shared how she prepared for the movie “Triangle of Sadness.”
She revealed that the auditions for the role of Abigail started in 2018 and had to wait two years to actually film due to the pandemic which started in 2019, but she insisted that she was “always” thinking about Abigail.
All the waiting and preparation for the role proved to be worth it for the Filipina as she has started to be recognized internationally, even bagging the Best Supporting Performer award from the Los Angeles Critics Association earlier this month.
In a separate interview for Entertainment Weekly, De Leon added that playing such a role comes with pressure as she felt that Filipinos could easily be misrepresented.
“As Filipinos, I didn’t want to represent our workers abroad. I didn’t want to make them think that I was making fun of them or I was making light of their jobs.
That’s the strength you see in Abigail because I really had to work hard and push that hard to show that she’s a woman of power. She’s using it, you know, with elegance and grace.”
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