The Oscar nominations were announced just yesterday, and there was one nominee who was particularly surprised, French actress Marion Cotillard.
Cotillard is not a stranger to receiving awards, after having received an Academy Award for her role as Edith Piaf in 2007’s La Vie en Rose. She also garnered much attention for roles in such films as Inception, A Very Long Engagement, and Rust and Bone. But after starring in two films this past year, Cotillard had no expectations of even being nominated for such a prestigious award.
The star, who was in L.A. for the Critics Choice Awards last night, found out about her nomination early yesterday morning as she lay in bed. How did she feel about it?
According to InStyle, the actress said that it was “a big surprise for me.”
Cotillard added that although she was “very excited, but I really needed to sleep,” and proceeded to go back to bed after getting the news of her Best Actress nomination.
Cotillard starred in not one but two movies this past year. She starred as a “scrappy Polish immigrant” in John Gray’s The Immigrant. And then there was the role that got her the nomination; Cotillard played a factory worker in Two Days, One Night. USA Today refers to both roles as “killer performances,” and it appears that people agree.
Two Days, One Night was just released in the United States on December 24, which was part of the reason why the starlet was in “shock” to receive a nomination for it in the first place.
She said, “The attention it got from the critics, that made me very happy,” adding, “it’s crazy.”
What makes Cotillard think it’s so “crazy”? The star explained that she tries to “live things in the present, without any pressure.” Cotillard says that it helps to not want to have expectations because then you can really enjoy it.
Cotillard will have some very stiff competition in the Best Actress category. Other nominees included Felicity Jones for The Theory of Everything, Julianne Moore for Still Alice, Rosamund Pike for Gone Girl, and Reese Witherspoon for Wild.
Despite facing some difficult competition, Marion Cotillard is “happy” to have been nominated in the first place. May luck be with her at the 2015 Oscar Awards on February 22.
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