14 January 2020 04:42
Kathy Bates has been nominated for a best supporting actress Academy Award for her role as Bobi Jewell in the Atlanta-filmed drama "Richard Jewell." Bates' performance also earned her a Golden Globes award nomination; Laura Dern won. Here are the other actresses nominated for Oscars in this category: The locally filmed Marvel blockbuster "Avengers: Endgame" is nominated in the visual effects category. Here are the other nominated films: Another local tie to this year's Academy Awards contenders: Don Sylvester, nominated for sound editing for "Ford v Ferrari," is a DeKalb County who went to Lakeside High School and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1975. "Ford v Ferrari" is up for best-picture honors along with these films: It's also up for film editing. Here is the full list of sound editing nominations: During red carpet interviews at the 2019 Hollywood premiere of "Richard Jewell," Bates talked about the friendship she and Bobi Jewell developed while working on the movie.
She's a real pistol," Bates said, according to footage provided by Warner Bros. Richard Jewell was working as a security guard during the 1996 Olympics. His quick thinking saved countless lives the night a bomb exploded in Centennial Olympic Park, but within days the FBI came to focus on him as a suspect. "All hell broke loose," Bobi Jewell said of that time, according to an interview clip provided by Warner Bros. Richard Jewell was cleared after 88 days.
Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Thank you for supporting real journalism. As Hollywood wakes up to the news of this year's Oscar nominees, statements are pouring in from the lucky contenders, including from surprise nominee, Kathy Bates. Bates got an unexpected nod from the Academy for her performance as Bobi Jewell in Clint Eastwood's "Richard Jewell." Her turn as the supportive mother of the man falsely accused of taking part in the 1996 Atlanta bombing got her a spot in the Best Supporting Actress field that also includes Laura Dern, Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh and Margot Robbie. "Thank you to the Academy for this wonderful recognition," Bates said in a statement. "I am very proud of this film and it was truly an honor to work with the legendary Clint Eastwood on bringing the truth of Richard Jewell to light, along with the incredible Paul, Sam, Olivia, Jon, Nina, Ian and Niko. My hope is that this film brings the justice and peace Richard and Bobi Jewell deserve by shining a light on their story and his heroism." Tom Hanks, Best Supporting Actor for "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood": "I'm honored to be included with the caliber of actors such as Anthony Hopkins, Joe Pesci, Al Pacino and Brad Pitt. "To receive two Oscar nominations for a film paying tribute to Harriet Tubman, a person whose heart and spirit are the embodiment of courage, makes this morning's news beyond anything I could have ever imagined." When I got the opportunity to play this incredible woman, I felt truly honored that Kasi and our producers saw fit to have me play the part; being asked to co-write and perform the song in the film was the icing on an already wonderful cake. I continue to feel overwhelmed with gratitude today to the Academy for recognizing my performance and our song 'Stand Up.'" Jonathan Pryce, Best Actor for "The Two Popes": Huge thanks for the support of Netflix and Tracey Seaward and everyone who worked on the production of this very special film." "I'm just so thrilled that our 'Little Women' has been recognized by the Academy. Greta made something so special that I'm just thankful to have been a part of, let alone nominated for. Thank you to my academy peers for loving and appreciating this film that is so close to my heart." This movie was a labour of love for many people – myself included – so to see it recognized in this way is very moving for all of us. I would like to thank the Academy on behalf of my fellow producers, and on behalf of every single person who put their heart and soul into this film. Todd Phillips, Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for "Joker": "'Joker' began as an idea, an experiment really– could we take an 'indie approach' to a studio film by inverting it into a character study to reflect the world around us? I am deeply honored by the overwhelming recognition of the Academy this morning, and I want to thank the genius that is Joaquin Phoenix, and all my incredible collaborators. Ladj Ly, Best International Film for "Les Miserables": I believe in the power of cinema as a tool to challenge the politics and even sometimes to inspire revolution and above all bring real lasting changes. if we have the courage to pursue them.' We had a dream and now it's time to make it true. Anthony McCarten, Best Adapted Screenplay for "The Two Popes": They are truly inspiring and I'm grateful that this recognition may in some way shine light on their story. My thanks to the Academy." Kris Samuelson and John Haptas, Best Documentary Short for "Life Overtakes Me": "We are thrilled that 'Life Overtakes Me' has been recognized by the Academy.