With uncertainty surrounding the Best Actor award and the Best Actress competition stymied by controversy, the race for Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards has slowly escalated into one of the most exciting awards to watch. Although Angela Bassett (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) and Jamie Lee Curtis (Everything, Everywhere, Every Time) received press as first favourites, Kerry Condon from the decorated film Anisherin from Inisherin He has emerged as a dark horse nominee for the prestigious acting award.
Condon stars the finale as Siobhán Súilleabháin, the older sister of Colin Farrell’s Pádraic, as she negotiates between staying on Inisherin to help care for her unaware brother and leaving the island to pursue personal aspirations on mainland Ireland. Like Farrell and Brendan Gleeson (Colm Doherty), Condon has worked with McDonagh before. Having appeared in a production of McDonagh’s play in 2009 Anishman is paralyzed and filling in for a supporting character in his 2017 film Three billboards outside Ebbing, MissouriCondon stars in her third collaboration with the acclaimed writer/director. This familiarity with the actor and director yielded impressive results.
With a slew of nominations to her name, Kerry Condon has a strong case for winning Best Supporting Actress for her most promising role in 2022. Anisherin from Inisherin.
Ordinary girl in a crazy world
Although Condon has received criticism for being the only female character in McDonagh’s dialectical approach to male friendship, she is also arguably the only source of lightning viewers can hold onto. Nate Jones of Vulture describes Siobhán’s[a]She’s the balancing medium between trying to quell a destructive feud, she’s the closest thing in film to an audience surrogate.” In Inisherin, Siobhán’s voice of reason silences the cacophony of male protagonists in order to provide clarity and humanity to McDonagh’s quirky dark humor.
Condon’s experience on stage certainly lends itself to McDonagh’s verbal scenarios. in Anchirin, McDonagh’s intelligent pen and Condon’s acting prowess bring this bleak feature film to life. The character of Siobhán calls for someone strong enough to stand up against the nagging annoyance of Pádraic’s Dominic Kearney and Barry Keoghan and vulnerable enough to emotionally narrate the ongoing inner struggle. While the male characters boldly flaunt themselves through dialogue, Siobhán’s character arc is primarily shown through facial expressions and physical actions. By default, Condon uses a fuller acting performance that anchors this conceptual island into a dependable reality.
By comparison, Siobhán’s blunt pragmatism and emotional grounding contrast with the Inisherin boys, who are childishly bickering and harbor bizarre grievances. It represents Pádraic’s utmost comfort as it comes to represent the optimistic sentiment of a growing generation eager to rejuvenate Ireland’s future after a terrible civil war. As we look to rise from the ashes of early 2020, Siobhán remains the only character audience members trust and interact with.
While the merits of Kerry Condon’s performance go without saying, it’s also important to examine how she stands up against the other nominees.
A level playing field
Almost all the major Hollywood trade magazines are unanimous in expecting the aforementioned Angela Bassett and Jamie Lee Curtis as nominees in the Best Supporting Actress competition. The list is rounded EnchirinCondon, Stephanie Hsu from the famous song everything everywhere at once, and Hong Chow by Darren Aronofsky Whale. While Bassett and Curtis’ legacy boosted their names to the top of the list, it was Condon and her solid performances in Enchirin He could sneak around as a potential annoying winner. Clayton Davis of Variety agrees that Condon is “the best opportunity.” [The Banshees of Inisherin] To win anything at the Oscars.” Critics clearly favor Bassett, and the industry is backing Curtis, but anything is possible after recently announced awards results from other major awards organizations.
to make the prize race even more Interestingly, Bassett, Curtis, and Condon have all won Best Supporting Actress awards from the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, and BAFTAs, respectively. Usually, these initial awards will provide insight into who can take home the golden statuette on Oscar night. However, the lack of consensus indicates that the nomination list may be more competitive than initially expected. With all the hype surrounding the other acting awards, the Academy Awards are almost guaranteed to be one of Hollywood’s most anticipated and entertaining nights.
The Best Supporting Actress award will surely provide excitement regardless of the winner, and Kerry Condon has every reason to expect victory. So tune in and watch the Oscars on March 12th to find out who will take home the award.