Blonde continues to divide: after earning several nominations at the Razzie Awards, the film about Marilyn Monroe also received space at the Oscars where Ana de Armas competes for the best actress category.
Oscar versus Raid. The world of cinema has expressed mixed opinions about Blondea film that traces the troubled Hollywood and private history of Marilyn Monroe. It was she who interpreted it Ana de Armas. Even today, the film proves to be highly divisive. However the actress earned her premiere Oscar nominations 2023 as Best Actress for portraying the iconic Hollywood actress. Yet, a few hours earlier, the Razzie Awards penalized Blonde by placing him in eight categories.
Ana de Armas in Blonde: loved by the Oscars, penalized by the Razzies
Even the Razzie Awards love to be talked about, turning the spotlight on what they like to define the worst side of the film year just ended. Just as the Academy Awards analyze and reward the films deemed best, the Razzie now in its 43rd edition instead love to show the worst side of the entertainment industry. And Blonde he did not receive any relief from his sentence. The film, based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates released in 1999, it showed some aspects of Marilyn Monroe’s life and was distributed via Netflix. The film was the most cited by the Razzie Awards, entered in eight categories but without including Ana de Armas in that of worst actress. On the other hand, Blonde was nominated for Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Screenplay and also in the category of Worst Supporting Actor for Xavier Samuel ed Evan Williams. Just as the Razzie have placed Blonde in the category of worst movie coupleafica for “The two “real” characters in the scene set in the “fictitious” bedroom of the White House”. There is therefore a reference to Ana de Armas’ performance. This allows the actress to join that list of celebrities nominated for both the Oscars and the Razzie Awards, as happened long ago at James Coco in Only When I Laugh (Only When I Laugh) e Glenn Close in american elegy.
In return the Oscar they dragged Blonde out of the tunnel by placing Ana de Armas in the category of best leading actress. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival 2022 receiving a 14-minute standing ovation. Regarding what was shown, the leading actress to Today of the BBC had told: “The film presents this idea of the perception we have of success, fame and glamour. It shows the high side and the price you pay for it”. For Ana de Armas this is the first Oscar nomination of her career and she is also the first Cuban actress to compete for the category.
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