It could turn out to be a stellar awards season for rising star Bérénice Bejo…
The 35-year-old Argentine actress has received a Critics’ Choice nomination for Best Supporting Actress from the Broadcast Film Critics Association for her show-stopping performance in The Artist.
The announcement comes about a week after it was announced Bejo will receive the Cinema Vanguard Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in February. She’s also received Best Supporting Actress nods this season from the Detroit Film Critics Society and the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association.
In the highly acclaimed film directed by her husband Michel Hazanavicius, Bejo stars as Peppy Miller, a young dancer on the verge of her big break in Hollywood in 1927 as silent movies grow out of fashion and get replaced by “talkies.”
Bejo faces serious competition in the Best Supporting Actress category. She’s up against Jessica Chastain for the The Help, Melissa McCarthy for Bridesmaids, Carey Mulligan for Shame, Octavia Spencer for The Help and Shailene Woodley for The Descendants.
In addition, Bejo and her The Artist co-stars have received a Critics’ Choice nomination for Best Acting Ensemble, along with the casts from Bridesmaids,The Descendants, The Help and The Ides of March.
Meanwhile, 57-year-ild film composer Cliff Martinez, who recently received a Satellite Award nomination, has received a Critics’ Choice nod for Best Score for his work on Drive.