Making Her Mark: Dolly De Leon Is The First Filipino Nominated At BAFTA - Arts & Culture

The actress continues to make a name for herself as more prestigious award-giving bodies recognize her talent.

Best Supporting Actress Nominee Dolly de Leon says that simply being nominated is already a “huge honor.”

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De Leon attended the 76th British Academy Film Awards last Sunday, February 19, at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall.

Once again, the actress highlights the talents of Filipino fashion designers as she walked the red carpet wearing a sculptural couture piece by Rajo Laurel.

The gown, dubbed “Alon,” features wave-like elements, matching the setting in her film Triangle of Sadness. The look is completed with jewelry from Bulgari.

Laurel shared photos of de Leon wearing his creation with the caption, “What a great honour it is to be able to dress up the first Filipino to be nominated for the @bafta awards.”

He continues to thank the actress, adding that she is an “inspiration to all of us Filipinos. MABUHAY KA!!!”

Kelly Condon took home the award for her role in Banshees of Inisherin but the nomination was still a big moment for de Leon.

“It means a lot to me. They say I’m the first Filipina to be nominated so it’s a huge honor for me,” de Leon said in an interview on the red carpet.

“And to be able to also be part of a monumental film like Triangle of Sadness, I’m so proud to be here.”

So far, her performance as Abigail in Ruben Östlund’s black satire has earned her recognition from 15 international award ceremonies. These include the 80th Golden Globe Awards, 48th Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, and The Satellite Awards 2022.

Banner image via Instagram @bafta.

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