Ana de Armas is a Cuban-Spanish actress who has made a name for herself in hollywood, with immense charisma but also a lot of professionalism in her work, consolidating her as one of the most talented artists of her generation and a rising star, if not legendary.
It was quite a stir when a tape was announced about marilyn monroeSince that actress is also an icon of the film industry and popular culture, so the surprise was bigger when Ana de Armas was chosen for the main role.
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Given the expectation and skepticism, the tape of Netflix It was released in the midst of controversy, since there were many conflicting opinions. The debate does not seem to come to an end, since when the awards season arrived, the divided perception continued to grow and Ana de Armas and the film received nominations for the best and worst in cinema, the Oscar and the Razzie.
The Oscar award recognizes the best in the film industry and annually honors the most outstanding filmmakers and projects. In the category of best actress for the 2023 award, Ana de Armas made the shortlist alongside Cate Blanchett, Michelle Yeoh, Michelle Williams, and Andrea Riseborough.
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Blonde did not receive any other nominations in any category and this ties in with many people’s perception that while the movie has its flaws and it is not so much a biographical story as an interpretation of a life, Ana de Armas looks spectacular on screen and does a remarkable job.
Some say that Ana de Armas was only nominated for an Oscar out of inertia, for playing a legend like Marilyn Monroe, no more. Well, along these lines and being much more critical, are the Razzie Awards, which were born as a response to the Oscar, but here rewarding what they consider to be ‘the worst in cinema’, that is to say the anti-Oscar.
The Razzie is not awarded by any endorsed institution, unlike the Oscar, where the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominates and awards. The Golden Raspberry is an association open to anyone who pays a subscription, so ordinary people vote. In this case, Blonde, Rubia, received 6 nominations, including worst picture.
However, none of these nominations points directly to Ana de Armas, who was not nominated for worst actress, some say that because she already brought a lot of momentum with the Oscar and they did not want to run over things, others because the conclusion is simple: Ana de Armas acts excellent, in a tape generally qualified as ‘bad’.
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