Her first interaction with the group comes in the glorious figure of Dagmara Dominczyk, an actress who brightens up any movie she’s in. She’s actually Polish-American (born in Poland moved to the US as a young girl) but, like Isabella Rossellini, she is at home with any accent, at ease in any part of the globe. Her character is what would be described in OBGYN as an elderly primigravida -she’s having her first child at forty. She delights in her pregnancy and she gives Gyllenhaal’s movie its only real injection of life
Good for a chilly day at the beach but little else, The Independent Spirit Awards are meaningless and forgettable. The Robert Altman Award is a sneaky, backhanded way to exclude a bunch of actors from the competitive categories.
The East coast equivalent of the Independent Spirit Awards, The Gotham Awards are a little more mainstream, a little more accessible and definitely more satisfying. The awards and nominations make sense. Unlike their West Coast cousins, they are not always desperately straining for credibility.
After 20 years in the Industry, Dunst will finally land her first Oscar nomination for her stunning work in “The Power of the Dog”.
Taking over the Anita role from Rita Moreno, Ariana DeBose is the heart and soul of Spielberg’s triumph. A certain first nomination and now the favorite to win.