Veteran actress Dolly de Leon sets another history as she becomes the first Filipino to be nominated at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA).
The announcement was made Thursday night (Manila time) wherein De Leon is among the nominees for the Best Supporting Actress category for her role in Ru-ben Östlund's satirical black comedy film “Triangle of Sadness.”
With her in the category are 2023 Golden Globe winner Angela Bassett of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Hong Chau of “The Whale,” Kerry Condon of “The Banshees of Inisherin,” Jamie Lee Curtis of “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” and Carey Mulligan from “She Said.”
Known as the British Oscars, BAFTA is an annual award show hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts to honor the best British and international contributions to film.
This is the 16th international nomination of De Leon for her role as Abigail, a toilet manager who ends up becoming the leader of the group of ultra-rich passengers after being stranded on an island when their luxury cruise ship sinks.
On January 12, De Leon walked the red carpet of the Golden Globes after her nomination as Best Supporting Actress.
A couple of days later, she formally accepted her Best Supporting Performance award at the 48th Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards in L.A. alongside “Everything Everywhere All At Once” star Ke Huy Quan.
The 2023 BAFTA ceremony will be held on February 20.
Credit belongs to : www.manilatimes.net