Wednesday, May 29, 2024

(Watch) Ana de Armas Jumps Out Front for 2023 Oscar Race as Marilyn Monroe in “Blonde”


We have our first Oscar nominee for Best Actress, 2023: Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe in “Blonde.”

Yes, Michelle Williams was excellent in “MY Week with Marilyn.” But this movie icon has a lot of stories to tell.

Andrew Dominik has directed this NC-17 movie for Netflix.

Based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates, “Blonde,” stars de Armas, Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale, Xavier Samuel, and Julianne Nicholson premieres on Netflix, September 28th.

Netflix should be happy. This has Oscar written all over it. And de Armas is thrilled that everyone will have forgotten “The Gray Man” by then.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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