Senate resolution filed lauding Dolly de Leon for acting nominations abroad
MANILA, Philippines — A Senate resolution congratulating Dolly de Leon for being the first Filipino actor to be nominated in the Golden Globe Awards and the British Film Academy Awards (BAFTA) has been filed.
Senator Risa Hontiveros lodged Senate Resolution No. 453, congratulating de Leon for the nominations. A copy of the resolution was shared to reporters on Wednesday.
“Dolly’s nominations show that Filipino stories, experiences, and talent have a place in the halls of prestigious award-giving bodies. What a joy to witness the world fall in love with a Filipino actor. Nakaka-proud maging Pinoy (It is a pride to be a Filipino),” Hontiveros said in a statement.
“Besides Dolly’s award-winning performance as Abigail, I hope her international recognition also sparks more conversations about the conditions of Filipino migrant workers, especially women. They deserve no less than safe and secure employment, adequate and pro-active government support, and our collective respect,” the senator added.
De Leon brought to life the character of Abigail in the Palm d’Or winning film “Triangle of Sadness.” Abigail is a toilet manager working in a luxury cruise ship.
Hontiveros said that Abigail, who was surrounded by other Filipino workers below deck, “is representative of the diaspora of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who work thankless jobs away from their home, their family, and everything safe and familiar to them.”
“Having Dolly, an actual Filipino, play a role that speaks to the millions of OFWs around the world, in a film with a global audience, is a big deal. She masterfully showed the complexities, the strength, and agency of being a woman and a minority. Gamit ang kanyang husay sa pag-arte, naipakita niya ang hugis at lalim ng pagkatao ng isang babaeng OFW (Using her skills in acting, she showed the shape and depth of a Filipina OFW’s personality),” the senator pointed out.
Based on government data, there were 1.83 million OFWs in 2021.
Aside from her nomination in the Golden Globes and BAFTA, De Leon also received a nod for best supporting actress at the 95th Academy Awards (Oscars) but sadly failed to make the cut. EDV
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