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Dolly De Leon: BAFTA nomination ‘a huge honor for me’

She may not have won the best supporting actress award she was up for, but for Dolly De Leon, being nominated by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) for her star-making turn in "Triangle of Sadness" is "a huge honor."

At the BAFTA Film Awards in London on Sunday (early Monday morning, Philippines time), De Leon lost in her category to Kerry Condon of "The Banshees of Inisherin."

Still, the distinction of being the first Filipina to be nominated at the awards, she said, "means a lot" to her.

"They say I'm the first Filipina to be nominated [for a BAFTA] so it's a huge honor for me, and to be able to be part of a monumental film like 'Triangle of sadness,'" she said in an interview on the red carpet, resplendent in a shimmery gray gown that resembled a seashell.



"I'm so proud to be here because it was such a great production, and working with Ruben Östlund and Plattform Produktion was such an eye-opening experience for me and really helped me grow as an actor. So I'm really happy to be here."

"Triangle of Sadness" and Östlund have been nominated for Best Picture and Best Director at the upcoming Academy Awards, but De Leon did not make it to the shortlist for Oscar Best Supporting Actress. Still, the 54-year-old's performance in the black comedy has won her widespread acclaim, a Golden Globe nomination, and a Los Angeles Film Critics Award— BM, GMA Integrated News