Sarah Polley, Canadian (and American) treasure

Filmmaker, activist and former child actress Sarah Polley, 43, has garnered director and screenplay nominations for the religious-community-sponsored sex abuse drama Women Talking. That is, when the academy finally finds out what Polley’s native Canada has known for a long time: she is a unique talent.

1998:

Atom Egoyan earns Oscar nominations for directing and writing for The Sweet Hereafter, but Polley’s outstanding performance as a young bus crash survivor goes unrecognized.

2008:

Polley’s outdated direction of Julie Christie as the Alzheimer’s patient in Away From Her doesn’t result in an Oscar nomination, but Christie is nominated and Polley receives…

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… her only Oscar nomination to date for an adapted screenplay.

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Meanwhile, Canada’s geniuses recognize Polley and Away From Her with seven awards including Best Director.

2013:

Polley’s intensely personal, critically-loved documentary, Stories We Tell, falls short of an expected Oscar nomination, though…

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a DGA nomination and awards from the Writers Guild of America, the New York and Los Angeles Critics Groups, and the Directors Guild of Canada.

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number of Polley has received significant Canadian film and television award nominations, from recognition for starring in the 1980s children’s series Ramona to the recent Canadian Screen Awards for writing the miniseries adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s Alias ​​Grace ‘ and directing the comedy ‘Hey Lady!’.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/awards/story/2022-12-07/sarah-polley-oscar-contender-women-talking Sarah Polley, Canadian (and American) treasure

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