emma stone, ascending the stage to accept her inevitable best actress oscar:
oh wow thank you so much for this award. here’s to the ones who dream or some shit
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Adams received three more Oscar nominations for her supporting roles in Doubt (2008), The Fighter (2010), and The Master (2012). She played reporter Lois Lane in the 2013 superhero film Man of Steel and a troubled con artist in David O. Russell’s film American Hustle; for the latter, she won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. She won a second consecutive Golden Globe Award for portraying artist Margaret Keane in the comedy-drama Big Eyes (2014). In 2016, Adams reprised the role of Lois in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and garnered acclaim for her performances in the science-fiction film Arrival and the crime thriller Nocturnal Animals.
LADY ASHFORD: Then let me be clear that I have
understood. Your charge - your
LADY MANSFIELD: (fiercely protective)
That is enough!
DIDO sits staring at the floor. OLIVER cuts in, aggrieved. OLIVER: (to Lady Mansfield)
Is it not true enough, your
ladyship? LADY ASHFORD: whose unfortunate circumstances
of birth, we chose to forgive -
has decided she no longer wishes
the match with my son - a
gentleman and an officer.
OLIVER stares across at DIDO. He speaks quietly. OLIVER: Why, Miss Lindsay?
DIDO is silent.
LADY ASHFORD: (poignant and pained)
Do you feel I have any lesser need to
ensure my child’s wellbeing and
future than you?…(beat)…Does she
still have a tongue?
― Excerpt taken from script
I can’t believe its been almost four years since I did this stupid wolfsong film. If I were to do this film now, I would have approached it differently. The story was about a mother wolf who breaks in a hunter’s den and rescues her cub, only to find it a motionless trophy. She sings a lullaby so her offspring could sleep. Little does she know that a young naive hunter stalks her through the forest.
Dido & Mabel + Dido’s self consciousness and bonding (extract taken from script)
DIDO, in night-clothes, drags a brush through tight
ringlets. She stops, observes, a moment as ELIZABETH runs a
comb through her own silken hair.
You are so beautiful, Bette.
A tentative knock and MABEL enters - DIDO becomes tense.
MABEL speaks gently - strong Welsh accent. […] MABEL pauses as DIDO struggles with her hair.
Can I help you with that, Miss
Lindsay? DIDO struggles once again, wrenching the brush.
You must start from the ends, miss.
DIDO stares at her - a long beat
Candle lit faces… DIDO’s reflection in the mirror - her
hair separated into four sections.
In the reflection BG, ELIZABETH sits serenely watching
MABEL brushing through each section from ends to roots.
My Mam taught me, see?
DIDO stares at her a moment, some kind of pain resonates in
her eyes as her face softens and she begins to relax.