News | Entertainment
11 May 2021 6:16
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Andra Day feels “overwhelmed” to be nominated for an Oscar

    The 36-year-old singer and actress is up for the Best Actress gong at the Academy Awards this year for her role in ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’, and has said she can’t quite believe she’s been nominated for the honour alongside the likes of Viola Davis, Frances McDormand, Vanessa Kirby, and Carey Mulligan


    Andra and Viola being nominated in the same category also made history, as it is the first time two Black women have been shortlisted for the prize since Diana Ross and Cicely Tyson both received nods in 1973.

    Speaking about her fellow nominees, Andra said: "We're just sharing this space, we are representing multiple stories, and we are loving on each other. I'm celebrating them, rooting for them.

    "Just being with Viola in this space, especially being the first time two Black women have been nominated since Diana Ross and Cicely Tyson, it's amazing. It feels a little overwhelming."

    The star – who also took home the Golden Globe for best actress in a motion picture – drama for her portrayal of Billie – also teased the “very sexy” and “very feminine” dress she plans to wear on Oscars night on April 26.

    She told People magazine: "I want it to be something different. I want it to be something that's very sexy, very feminine but also strong and confident at the same time because that's kind of what [playing Billie] brought out of me.

    “I wanted [Billie] represented in it, I wanted Diana Ross' Billie Holiday from the '70s … I wanted sort of the strength and focus of Audra McDonald's Billie Holiday, and then me, 2021, my Billie."

    Meanwhile, Andra recently said her Oscars nomination was “crazy”.

    She said: "When I looked at my phone I saw that it was full of messages.

    "I figured this might mean we got the green light on the nomination. [I had this] flood of messages that I’m super grateful for. It’s crazy, it’s amazing.”

    © 2021 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     10 May: Aubrey Plaza has revealed she is married to her long-term partner Jeff Baena
     10 May: Megan Fox says being a mother to three sons is “like UFC Fight Night all day”
     10 May: Kaley Cuoco would “definitely be open” to a ‘Big Bang Theory’ reunion
     10 May: Drew Barrymore felt “alone” after becoming a mother
     10 May: Bebe Rexha has learned to be her “own cheerleader”
     10 May: Pink’s son picks flowers for her “every single day”
     10 May: Ellen Pompeo had to step in to shoot a "dangerous" 'Grey's Anatomy' scene when her stunt double got knocked out
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    New Zealand Rugby high performance boss Mike Anthony's unsure when the captain's challenge will return More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    The Prime Minister says there are areas where the public servants' union and Government are on the same page More...



     Today's News

    Rugby:
    New Zealand Rugby high performance boss Mike Anthony's unsure when the captain's challenge will return 5:27

    Business:
    The Prime Minister says there are areas where the public servants' union and Government are on the same page 4:57

    Entertainment:
    Aubrey Plaza has revealed she is married to her long-term partner Jeff Baena 21:46

    Rugby:
    TJ Perenara has made a decision on his future 21:17

    Entertainment:
    Megan Fox says being a mother to three sons is “like UFC Fight Night all day” 21:16

    Entertainment:
    Kaley Cuoco would “definitely be open” to a ‘Big Bang Theory’ reunion 20:46

    Entertainment:
    Drew Barrymore felt “alone” after becoming a mother 20:16

    Entertainment:
    Bebe Rexha has learned to be her “own cheerleader” 19:46

    Entertainment:
    Pink’s son picks flowers for her “every single day” 19:16

    Law and Order:
    Taranaki Police are investigating after a string of car thefts 18:57


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2021 New Zealand City Ltd