Oscar nominee profile: Vanessa Kirby (‘Pieces of a Woman’) is flying flag for film solo

Oscar nominee profile: Vanessa Kirby (‘Pieces of a Woman’) is flying flag for film solo
Prior to her critically acclaimed performance in “Pieces of a Woman” this year, Vanessa Kirby was known primarily for her supporting role as Princess Margaret in seasons 1 and 2 of TV’s “The Crown.” Kirby just reaped her first Oscar nomination for Best Actress. She is the sole nominee from this Netflix film.

She plays Martha, a new mother who loses her baby moments after giving birth to her. From there, the family struggles to move on from the trauma and Martha must fight against her mother Elizabeth’s (Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn) wishes to properly bury the baby and her husband’s (Shia Labeouf) desire to seek punitive damages against the midwife. The emotionally heavy drama is a showcase for Kirby.

Kirby contends against two past Oscar champs, Viola Davis (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”) and Frances McDormand (“Nomadland”), prior nominee Carey Mulligan (“Promising Young Woman”) and another first-timer Andra Day
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