She?s always given her all to every role she takes on, and Michelle Williams earned herself an Oscar nod for Best Actress thanks to her work in ?My Week With Marilyn.?
It was announced early Tuesday morning (January 24) that the ?Blue Valentine? beauty nabbed the nomination while she’s up against Glenn Close (?Albert Nobbs?), Viola David (?The Help?), Rooney Mara (?The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo?), and Meryl Streep (?The Iron Lady?).
Of the exciting news, Williams said in a statement, “I am so grateful to be acknowledged by the Academy for my work, which was made possible by the support of our director Simon Curtis and the camaraderie of a terrific ensemble of actors ? a special congratulations to [co-star] Kenneth Branagh ? and the fearless Harvey Weinstein.”
“This role has been the challenge and privilege of a lifetime. I would like to think that the recognition our film has received by the Academy is a testament to Marilyn’s legacy,” the 31-year-old added.