Filipino actor Dolly de Leon won Best Supporting Performance at this year’s Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards.
De Leon, 53, gained international recognition for her role as Abigail in Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s first English-language feature film “Triangle of Sadness.”
Both de Leon and Ke Huy Quan of “Everything Everywhere All at Once” tied for the award on Sunday.
The satirical black comedy, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on May 21, stars de Leon along with Harris Dickinson, Charlbi Dean and Woody Harrelson. It follows ultra-rich passengers who find themselves stranded on a desert island after being on a luxury cruise run by a Marxist captain. In the film, de Leon plays Abigail, a toilet manager on the cruise ship who ends up becoming the passengers’ leader.
Dolly de Leon (“Triangle of Sadness”) and Ke Huy Quan (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”) win the award for best supporting performer from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. #LAFCA https://t.co/YqMeDhbPp6 pic.twitter.com/zSeKsZBtn6
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“It’s an honor and a privilege to be recognized by critics who think outside the box and recognize the artistry of film-making. I’m proud to represent every individual who is struggling in their chosen industry — much like Abigail,” de Leon said in a recently released statement. “Every single soul who’s watched the film would know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t, go out and find out.”
Last week, the Filipino actor was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the 27th Satellite Awards. She was also recently nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actress.
Since its premiere, “Triangle of Sadness” has gone on to win several awards, including Best Film at the European Film Awards. Östlund has also received several accolades because of the film, including the prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
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