News | Entertainment
8 May 2021 21:28
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
     08 May: Bebe Rexha believes sexuality is “a scale”
     08 May: Liam Hemsworth could be set to propose to Gabriella Brooks
     08 May: Hilary Duff’s children have been “really loving” toward their new sibling
     08 May: Demi Moore couldn’t be happier for her daughter, Tallulah Willis, after her engagement news
     08 May: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released a new photo of their son Archie to mark his second birthday on Thursday (06.05.21)
     08 May: The Prince of Wales is "enormously proud" of the Welsh Guards who took part in the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral
     08 May: Jeremy Piven is to make his UK stand-up comedy debut
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    The hunger for winning titles is far from fading at the Crusaders More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Auckland's dam levels have dipped below 50 percent again More...



     Today's News

    Law and Order:
    Police are making enquiries after the death of a woman in central Auckland, earlier this evening 21:17

    Environment:
    Northpower is reporting a large electricity outage in Whangarei Central and surrounding areas 18:57

    Rugby:
    The hunger for winning titles is far from fading at the Crusaders 18:37

    Rugby League:
    Relief for the Warriors' coaching staff, with key players returning from injury 18:07

    Sailing:
    Kiwi sailors Josh Junior and Andy Maloney are prepared to race in whatever conditions are thrown at them 17:57

    Rugby:
    Crusaders wing Sevu Reece wants to make sure he's involved in tonight's Super Rugby Aotearoa final against the Chiefs in Christchurch 17:37

    Living & Travel:
    The National Party's Arts, Culture and Heritage spokesperson says senior Te Papa staff should pay out the cost of their travel to a turtle funeral 17:37

    International:
    International Olympic Committee vice-president John Coates says the Tokyo Games will go ahead because organisers have designed a custom-made Olympic bubble to protect athletes and the Japanese people 17:27

    Rugby League:
    Former Warriors centre Krisnan Inu is under investigation by his Super League team after his comments surrounding Jarryd Hayne's sentencing 16:57

    Rugby:
    One of the lesser known names in the Crusaders forward pack is being praised ahead of tonight's Super Rugby Aotearoa final in Christchurch 16:17


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2021 New Zealand City Ltd