Mary Poppins Returns director Rob Marshall has slammed the Oscars and BAFTAs for “snubbing” Emily Blunt.
The 35-year-old actress received crucial acclaim when she recreated Julie Andrews’ iconic position within the Disney musical film, however her gorgeous efficiency was ignored by the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences and the British Academy of Movie and Tv.
She was nominated on the Golden Globes and the Critics’ Selection Awards for her flip because the magical nanny in Mary Poppins Returns, however misplaced out to Olivia Colman and Glenn Shut and Girl Gaga respectively.
Blunt was additionally nominated for her star flip in husband John Krasinski’s horror film A Quiet Place on the Display Actors Guild Awards final month (Jan19), the place she scooped the Finest Supporting Actress honour.
Forward of the BAFTAs on Sunday (10Feb19), Marshall has lashed out on the snub.
“Well, I will say that it was disappointing, there’s no question, and I think people felt that. She really did the impossible by taking on this role and doing such extraordinary work with it,” he shared, reviews The Solar.
Nevertheless, he mentioned Blunt’s efficiency, alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda, would stand the take a look at of time.
“But I will say that after the soon-to-be-forgotten awards season, which will be a few weeks from now, her performance will last the test of time and it will live forever, because it’s so extraordinary,” Marshall gushed.
He revealed that the mother-of-two is a “very positive person”, and hasn’t let the dearth of Oscar and BAFTA nominations carry her down.
“Emily… sees the nice, sees what she did, sees how persons are responding to the movie and her efficiency, and that’s what you actually carry with you,” he added.