Last year’s Best Actor winner stepped on the stage to announce the Best Actress award.
Winning the Best Actress Oscar was the most non-threatening, yet high exposure, way to introduce one species to another.
The only unpleasant thing about Michelle winning the Oscar came later, when some Academy members petitioned to have Michelle disqualified as the Best Actress winner.
Now the actress, just turned 26, looks like the closest thing to a lock in the Best Actress race.
(inset)Nominations for Hard Memories:Best Picture (Roland Lanois, Avika Spiegelman, producers)Best Director: Roland LanoisBest Actress: Michelle BeckBest Screenplay (Adapted): Connie Reiser & Larry Card, from the book Hard Memories by Rachel SpiegelmanBest Cinematography: Januz KandiskyBest Score (Dramatic): Julian RuizBest Editing: Roland Lanois, Cynthia PealBest Makeup: Nguyen Trinh*****Daily Variety, March 4OSCAR NOTESBest Actress Nominee Michelle Beck will join the Oscar broadcast as an announcer, director Lars Giles said today.
“We understand that this casting is not intuitive at first blush,” he said, noting that Beck was not the first choice, landing the role only after actress Ellen Merlow dropped the role to take on a television series. “