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Dolly De Leon gets British Academy Film Awards nomination

MANILA, January 20 ------ Filipino actress Dolly De Leon was nominated recently in the Supporting Actress category of the 76th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), for her portrayal of a toilet manager in the Palme d'Or-winning "Triangle of Sadness."

She is in the running for the award alongside Angela Bassett ("Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"), Hong Chau ("The Whale"), Kerry Condon ("The Banshees of Inisherin"), Jamie Lee Curtis ("Everything Everywhere All At Once"), and Carey Mulligan ("She Said"). "Triangle of Sadness," written and directed by Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund, is also up for Best Original Screenplay and Best Casting for Pauline Hansson. The 2023 BAFTA ceremony will be held on February 20.

De Leon's BAFTA nod follows her recent nomination in the United States' Golden Globe Awards as best supporting actress. Bassett clinched the trophy early this month. The last time a Filipino work made a splash at the BAFTAs was in 2014, when the British film "Metro Manila" earned the nomination for Best Film Not In The English Language category. The film starred Filipino actors John Arcilla and Jake Macapagal.

In “Triangle of Sadness,” de Leon played Abigail, a toilet cleaner at a luxury yacht who, thanks to her skills, becomes the leader figure among the mega-privileged passengers when they get stranded on an island. For widely praised performance, de Leon won Best Supporting Actress at the 2022 North Dakota Film Society Awards, and Best Supporting Performer at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Since the Cannes premiere of "Triangle of Sadness," de Leon has been earning non-stop raves from film pundits, and has been a staple in predictions for an Oscar nomination.

Countless doors have also opened for de Leon, a stage veteran who had mostly been known for her supporting roles on the small and big screens. For one, she signed up with a US talent agency in mid-2022, and is expected to essay more international roles.



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