Rachel Weisz received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama, and the honor was as big of a surprise to her as it was to everyone else. Weisz appeared in a little-known indie film called Deep Blue Sea. The film opened in August and made a little over $1 million during its lifetime.
"It hadn’t been part of the conversation leading up to this," Weisz told Entertainment Weekly about her nomination, "so it really came out of nowhere."
Weisz opened up to EW about some of her other favorite female performances of the year, and there were some names on the list which were somewhat of a surprise.
"I really loved Helen Hunt in The Sessions," she said. "I thought [she] was really, really impressive."
But she also mentioned another actress who many hadn’t considered, but only because of the subject matter of her film.
"I really loved Cody Horn in Magic Mike," she said. "I know it’s tonally different. It’s not like a serious drama… but I don’t know, I loved her performance."
When Weisz saw the movie, she said she was impressed enough to share with her girlfriends. She felt Horn delivered a very honest performance.
"It’s funny, I called my best friend in England," she told EW. "I was like, 'Have you seen that?' [and] she was blown away. She wasn’t acting. She was real. She was totally real."
Even though Weisz will not be competing with Horn at the Golden Globes, she will still be up for a battle. She is up for the Best Actress award against Helen Mirren for Hitchcock, Naomi Watts for The Impossible, Marion Cotillard for Rust and Bone and Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty.
Sadly, none of the actors in Magic Mike made the list of best actor nominees either.
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