The dark comedy has swept up in the 2023 Oscar nominations, but many Triangle Of Sadness fans feel aggrieved by the decision to snub supporting actress Dolly De Leon.
Today, Tuesday, January 24, the world learned of the full list of nominees for the 95th Academy Awards, more commonly known as The Oscars, ahead of the prestigious ceremony set for early March.
Leading the field was sci-fi comedy Everything Everywhere All At Once, picking up no less than 11 nods, followed by All Quiet on the Western Front and The Banshees of Inisherin, each of which received nine nominations.
Among the nominees for the coveted Best Picture prize was Triangle of Sadness, though not everybody is happy with how the film has fared nomination-wise after the Academy failed to recognize Filipino actress Dolly De Leon in any individual categories.
Dolly De Leon snubbed by Oscars for supporting role
Triangle Of Sadness received three nominations in total, as the movie’s creator Ruben Östlund received shouts for Best Original Screenplay and Best Director, as well as the Best Picture nomination.
There were calls for De Leon to be recognized in the Actress in a Supporting Role category for her portrayal of toilet manager, Abigail, though the Academy opted to nominate the likes of Black Panther’s Angela Bassett and Kerry Condon of Banshees Of Insherin fame.
De Leon’s role in Triangle Of Sadness helped her gain international notoriety after the title was awarded the esteemed Palme d’Or award at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.
The Manila-born actress has not been completely snubbed this award season though. An impressive range of nominations from across the board has seen De Leon nominated for a Bafta and a Golden Globe, among various others.
Twitter bemoans snubbing of supporting star Dolly De Leon
Seemingly a fan’s favorite among movie heads across the globe, De Leon’s Oscar snub has certainly not gone down well with many online.
“As expected, the best film of the year (Triangle of Sadness) makes it into Picture, Director, and Screenplay”, wrote one fan, “But the Dolly de Leon snub truly hurts”, they added.
This sentiment was echoed by movie writer Will Mavity, who described the decision to snub De Leon as “insane”:
Mavity was not alone in his criticism of the Academy’s decision, as another Triangle of Sadness viewer bemoaned the decision to include Everything Everywhere All At Once’s Jamie Lee Curtis:
Iconic filmmaker Edgar Wright weighs in on Dolly De Leon Oscar nomination snub
And the complaints about the De Leon nomination controversy did not stop there. Filmmaker Edgar Wright, known for the likes of Baby Driver and Shaun Of The Dead, was also quick to weigh in on the matter.
“I’m still writing Dolly De Leon on my ballot”, the director asserted defiantly to his 900,000 followers.
Wright, who boasted recently about how he watched no less than 292 films in 2022, is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group who are responsible for selecting the nominees each year.
As of 2018, there were said to be over 7000 members of the group, who will now select their winners for the 2023 ceremony, with the victors set to be announced on Sunday, March 12.