Mamma Mia star says Oscar nomination for Mank is "big turning point"

Dan Seddon
·2-min read

From Digital Spy

Amanda Seyfried has described her Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination as a "big turning point" in her career.

Recognised for her portrayal of Marion Davies in director David Fincher's Netflix movie Mank, she's up against the likes of Olivia Colman and Glenn Close at this year's ceremony.

Reacting to the nomination while chatting to The Hollywood Reporter, Seyfried couldn't contain her excitement.

Photo credit: NETFLIX - Netflix
Photo credit: NETFLIX - Netflix

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"It's a big turning point for me in my career to be a part of something that's so recognised and for my own singular performance to be recognised," she explained.

"It's really nice. To be recognised by your peers – you don't expect it but when it happens, it just deepens my clarity on having chosen my career."

Seyfried went on to add: "Because I get to go [to the ceremony] as a nominee, I really hope that everybody is either vaccinated or has had COVID so they can show up and not feel scared. That will be our way of finally getting to celebrate what we made!

Photo credit: Nicholas Hunt - Getty Images
Photo credit: Nicholas Hunt - Getty Images

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"To be able to celebrate is really special, and I needed something to celebrate. I really did. I think people want to get back to life and it's still not safe.

"So everybody needs a little pick me up, and this is a f**king giant win for me."

Mank follows screenwriter Herman J Mankiewicz during the production of Citizen Kane, and also stars Charles Dance, Tuppence Middleton, Lily Collins and Gary Oldman, who has been nominated for Best Actor.

The movie is also nominated for Best Picture, Director, Cinematography, Music (Original Score), Sound, Make-Up and Hairstyling, Production Design and Costume Design.

Mank is now streaming on Netflix, while the Oscars take place on April 25.

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