Filipinos weren’t the only ones that were emotional over Dolly de Leon missing out at the Oscars.
The critically acclaimed actress admitted that she cried a few days after not getting nominated at the 95th Academy Awards.
During an intimate discussion attended by members of the press on Feb. 1, De Leon talked about the experience.
“Ang initial reaction ko talaga, umiyak ako, nalungkot ako, I felt bad for about two to three days and after that okay na,” De Leon said. “I’m not gonna lie and pretend okay lang sa akin na hindi na ako na-nominate noong time na ‘yun.”
De Leon was in the running for a Best Supporting Actress nod at the Oscars, a category which she received nominations for at the BAFTAs, Golden Globes, and Vancouver Film Critics Circle. Her standout role as cleaner Abigail in Triangle of Sadness has won her awards from international bodies Goldbagge Awards and North Dakota Film Society.
“This is a game that we’re all playing anyway, if you think about it, this awards thing… Ang ganda kung may recognition, may award, but at the end of the day sana the work speaks for itself,” she added.
Filipinos expressed their disappointment over the Oscar snub after nominations were announced on Jan. 24.
To the one and only, Dolly de Leon. We put up a good fight. You raised Filipino excellence at the world stage. We’re so proud of you. May you get all the roles worthy of your talent!
You are the TRIANGLE OF HAPPINESS. Congratulations for this performance. #dollydeleon pic.twitter.com/DxXOTQCUPA
— Vince (@vincentlao18) January 24, 2023
The Dolly de Leon snub? 🧐 Could have been the first Oscar nomination 🥲🇵🇭 https://t.co/RM72lWB9dn
— Deity (@VolleyDeity) January 24, 2023
The 95th Academy Awards are set to take place on March 12 in the US. De Leon hopes to attend the ceremony as Triangle of Sadness is nominated for three awards, including Best Picture.