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Protagonist of Mundruczó’s Film ‘Pieces of a Woman’ Nominated for Oscar

Márton Jász 2021.03.17.

British actress, Vanessa Kirby, who plays the main character of Kornél Mundruczó’s film entitled Pieces of a Woman, was nominated for an Oscar on Monday in Los Angeles, MTI reported.

The movie by the Hungarian director is about a young mother’s home birth which ends in unfathomable tragedy. As she begins a year-long odyssey of mourning that fractures relationships with loved ones, her deeply personal story as a woman learning to live alongside her loss is revealed.

Vanessa Kirby Wins Best Actress Award at Venice Film Festival for Hungarian Director Mundruczó's 'Pieces of a Woman'
Vanessa Kirby Wins Best Actress Award at Venice Film Festival for Hungarian Director Mundruczó's 'Pieces of a Woman'

Vanessa Kirby, leading actress of world renowned Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó’s new film, titled Pieces of a Woman, has won the Best Actress award at the 77th Venice International Film Festival. Earlier, the director’s first foreign-made, English-language work won the Young Cinema Award of the festival.  The American-Canadian production Pieces of a Woman is based on […]Continue reading

In addition to Kirby, Viola Davis (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), Andra Day (The United States vs. Billie Holiday), Frances McDormand (Nomadland) and Carrey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman) received nominations from the American Film Academy.

The most nominations, altogether ten, for this year’s Oscars went to David Fincher’s film, Mank. Also included in the field of best films were The Father, Judas and the Black Messiah, Minari, Nomadland, Promising Young Woman, Sound of Metal and The Trial of the Chicago 7.

Nominees for Best International Film category included the Danish film Another Round, the movie from Hong Kong entitled Better Days, the Romanian film Collective, the Tunisian The Man Who Sold His Skin and Quo Vadis, Aida?, a production from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Hungarian Screenwriter On Variety's Prestigious List of Notable Talents of 2020
Hungarian Screenwriter On Variety's Prestigious List of Notable Talents of 2020

Each year, one of the world’s most prestigious film magazines, Variety, compiles a list of breakthrough actors, directors, comedians, animators, producers, cinematographers, and screenwriters. This year, Hungarian screenwriter Kata Wéber, who wrote the script of Hungarian filmmaker Kornél Mundruczó’s latest film, Pieces of a Woman, has been included on the list of ten young, notable […]Continue reading

The 93rd Awards Gala of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) will be held on Sunday, April 25, in Los Angeles.

Featured photo by MTI/EPA/ANSA/Ettore Ferrari