Jessica Chastain is now an Oscar awardee for Best Actress for the Michael Showalter-directed biographical drama The Eyes of Tammy Faye. The presenter Anthony Hopkins felt pride in announcing her name for the Oscar award. Also, the audiences of the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles gave a thumping response to her selection.
• First Oscar award for Jessica Chastain
• She has been nominated for Oscar twice
• Chastain edged out four nominees and all were good contenders
• She thanked her co-star Andrew Garfield
Earlier Oscar Nominations
Jessica Chastain was nominated for Oscar twice. First, for the 2011 period drama The Help, and second, for the 2012 thriller Zero Dark Thirty. It was the third time when her name was sent for Oscar and this time, she won. The 2021 movie The Eyes of Tammy Faye proved a game-changer for her. Her portrayal of Tammy Faye Bakker gave her the award she missed two times in her career.
How Did Jessica Chastain Respond To Her Award?
She said that many people were dying of suicide because they feel hopeless and alone. She further said that suicide was the leading cause of death in the US. She also touched on the issue of the LGBTQ community. She said that the community was facing discriminatory and bigoted legislation that was sweeping their country. She indicated hate crimes and violence in the country. She further maintained that she felt inspired by radical acts of love of Tammy.
How Chastain Transformed Her Look For Tammy?
Jessica Chastain wore prosthetic makeup to transform her look and it used to take her 4-7 hours a day to complete. Also, she learned singing for her role. She even admitted that transforming her look transformed her personality as well. And the result of the hard work was in the Oscar award.