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Dolly de Leon makes history as the first Filipina to get a Golden Globe Best Supporting Actress nomination

Los Angeles – Dolly de Leon made history as the first Filipina to get a Golden Globe nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category.

She is among the actresses vying for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture category for her performance in the Ruben Ostlund film, “Triangle of Sadness.”

In the Palme d’Or winning movie, de Leon portrays Abigail, a feisty toilet manager who suddenly finds herself leading a group of shipwrecked survivors.

“Triangle of Sadness” also got a Golden Globe nod for Best Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy together with “Babylon,” “The Banshees of Inisherin,” “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” and “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.”

It's been a string of good news for de Leon, who earlier bagged the Best Supporting Performer award from the Los Angeles Critics Association.

De Leon is going up against 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.”

Meanwhile, “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,” directed by Joel Crawford and co-directed by Filipino American Januel Mercado, was also nominated in the Best Motion Picture-Animated category. The other nominees were “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,” “Inu-Oh,” “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,” and “Turning Red.”

Andrew Garfield, whom Filipina filmmaker Isabel Sandoval directed in “Under the Banner of Heaven,” got nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, Or a Motion Picture Made for Television category. Other nominees in this category include Taron Egerton in “Black Bird,” Colin Firth in “The Staircase,” Evan Peters in “Dahmer-Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” and Sebastian Stan in “Pam & Tommy.”

Leading the pack of nominations is the Colin Farrell dark comedy, “The Banshees of Inisherin” with eight noms, followed by the Michelle Yeoh comedy “Everything Everywhere All at Once” with six nods, the Brad Pitt-film “Babylon” tying up with the Steven Spielberg-helmed movie “The Fabelmans” with five noms.

Some tidbits about the Golden Globe nominations:

  • There were 41 actors who received their first Golden Globe nominations. Just like Dolly de Leon, the following also had their first Globe nod: Zendaya, Sebastian Stan, Ryan Coogler, Niecy Nash, Michelle Yeoh, Lily James, Lesley Manville, Ke Huy Quan, Jeremy Pope, Evan Peters, Elisabeth Debicki, Domhnall Gleeson, Diego Luna, Brendan Fraser, Austin Butler among others.
  • Steve Martin, 77, is the oldest man to be nominated for Best Television Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series. This is Steve’s 7th Golden Globe nomination and could be his first ever win.
  • Henry Winkler, 77, could make history as the first man to ever be awarded for both lead and supporting performances on comedy series. He has previously won Best Actor twice for “Happy Days”, and is nominated this year for the newly established Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series/Musical-Comedy or Drama category.
  • Niecy Nash, 52, could become the first Black actress to win a Golden Globe for any limited series.
  • Jenna Ortega, 20, is the second youngest competitor in the history of the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy category.
  • Father and son duo Brendan Gleeson, 67, and Domhnall Gleeson, 39, are both nominees.
  • Julia Garner, 28, is a double nominee, nominated for “Ozark” and “Inventing Anna.”

The 80th Golden Globe Awards, which will be hosted by comedian Jerrod Carmichael, will be aired on NBC and Peacock on January 10, 2023, at 8 pm ET/ 5 pm PT from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. — LA, GMA Integrated News