Amanda Seyfried’s Oscar nomination is “a major turning point” in her career.
The 35-year-old actress received her first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Marion Davies in David Fincher’s biographical drama ‘Mank’.
The highly acclaimed film – which revolves around Herman J. Mankiewicz and how he wrote the screenplay for ‘Citizen Kane’ – received a total of 10 awards, including the coveted nominations in the category ‘Best Picture’, as well as best director for David Fincher and best actor for Gary Oldman. The ‘Mamma Mia!’ actress, who has three-year-old Nina and six-month-old Thomas with her husband Thomas Sadoski, could hardly sleep on the night the nominations were announced because she was so “excited and anxious”. The recognition by the Academy made it clear that she had chosen the right career path. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, she said: “I’m in Georgia. My husband works, but I didn’t sleep last night. I mean, I’m a sleeper. I’m really good at it, even though I have a six-month-old child. We all sleep. And last night I was excited and anxious.” She proudly added, “It’s a huge turning point for me in my career to be part of something that’s so recognized and for my own unique achievement to be recognized. That’s really nice. Being recognized by peers – you don’t expect it, but when it happens, it only makes it clearer to me that I chose my career.”