Dolly De Leon: The First Filipina Actor Nominated for Best Supporting Role in Golden Globe Awards
Dolly Earnshaw de Leon is one of the lesser-known Filipina actresses. But her face has been seen in TV, theater, movies, and indie films.
Dolly’s acting performance earned the prestigious FAMAS (Filipino Academy of Movie Arts) and LUNA (Film Academy of the Philippines) Awards for her role in Verdict, a 2019 film about crimes in the Philippines.
First to be included in British Voge “World’s Famous Star”
In 2023, British Vogue listed Dolly de Leon among the “31 of the World’s Most Famous Stars,” alongside the Hollywood actors Cate Blanchett, Stephanie Hsu, Michelle Yeoh, Eddie Redmayne, and Hugh Jackman. De Leon landed in 31st place.
The year before, De Leon won Best Supporting Performer at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) for her performance in the social satire drama, “Triangle of Sadness.”
First Filipino actor nominated at Golden Globe
De Leon placed Filipino actors on the mantle of Hollywood in 2023 after being nominated in the Golden Globe Awards for Best Supporting Actress for her role as an OFW in Triangle of Sadness.
She is the first Filipino actor nominated in the prestigious award-giving body.
Sweden’s Guldbaggen Awards
In the same month, De Leon won Best Actress in a supporting role at Sweden’s Guldbaggen Awards for her role as Abigale in the same movie.
Surprised to get the lead role
In 2018, Dolly auditioned without an agent and got the role. The film was later screened at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Palme d’Or.
“I don’t think I’m gonna get it’ because I never get auditions. I really don’t… I went anyway — I mean, I never go down without a fight; I’m up for any challenge,” reported Los Angeles Times.