America Ferrera has been nominated at the 2024 Academy Awards in the “Actress in a Supporting Role” category for her portrayal as Gloria in Barbie! The film received a total of eight nominations, including “Best Picture”! The 2024 Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 10, at 4 p.m. PT at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood in Los Angeles.

Many congrats to America on this amazing accomplishment!

Source: Variety

January 23, 2024 Jennifer Comments Off on America Ferrera and “Barbie” Nominated at 2024 Academy Awards

It didn’t take long for America Ferrera to find the personal connection in the speech she delivers as Gloria in the box-office smash “Barbie.”

“I think when we’re not historically meant to be in a room, it’s very difficult to show up in those spaces as your whole self,” she says on Variety’s Awards Circuit Podcast. “Because you are taught to be grateful, you’re in the room. When you’re coming from a position of having a debt you owe to whoever opened that door for you and let you in, there’s this unspoken reminder that ‘you’re here somehow as a favor.’ And if we opened the door to let you in, we can open the door and let you out. Getting in the room is not the end of the work; it’s only the beginning.”

On this episode of the award-winning Variety Awards Circuit Podcast, we sit down with Emmy winner Ferrera to discuss her blockbuster year, including two outstanding performances in “Barbie” and “Dumb Money.” She discusses her journey through Hollywood following “Ugly Betty” and what to expect from her upcoming directorial feature debut. The Roundtable discusses the awards season kick-off with the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics Circle. Listen below.

Directed by Greta Gerwig, “Barbie” follows the titular character (played by Margot Robbie) as she explores the real world and encounters Gloria (Ferrera), a Mattel employee who gives Barbie some life lessons on a woman’s place in the real world. “Dumb Money,” based on the book “The Antisocial Network” by Ben Mezrich, tells the true story of a group of amateur investors from the Reddit page WallStreetBets who banded together to put the squeeze on at least two hedge funds that had bet that GameStop shares would fall. In the Craig Gillespie film, Ferrera plays Jenny, a single mother and nurse who bets on the wrong horse.

Fererra says the “Dumb Money” character was unlike anything she had played before: A white woman from Pennsylvania who voted for Donald Trump twice. Ferrera was “fascinated” by the role. “It was another moment in my career of like, ‘oh my gosh, I’m being considered for a role that wasn’t written as a Latina,” she says. “And that was a shock. What fascinated me about that character was our assumptions of what a working-class, struggling mother feels and believes in the world. I genuinely feel for that character. It wasn’t about money. She was being driven by a sense of an idea. That was her reward — the sense of power and belonging to an idea.”

Ferrera’s rise to prominence began with the 2002 film “Real Women Have Curves,” which then led to her role in the groundbreaking TV series “Ugly Betty,” where she portrayed the endearing and relatable Betty Suarez. She became the first (and still only) Latina to win the lead comedy actress award at the Emmys in 2007. She’s also the only one to be nominated in the category more than once.

In addition, Ferrera also drops hints about the chances of an “Ugly Betty” reboot and her excitement regarding her upcoming directorial feature debut, “I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter,” which will shoot in 2024.

Source: Variety

December 17, 2023 Jennifer Comments Off on America Ferrera on Variety’s Awards Circuit Podcast

Barbie received a total of nine nominations at the 2024 Golden Globe Awards! America Ferrera did not receive a nomination for her portrayal as Gloria in the film, but it’s great to see the film and other cast members get recognized!

The film is up for the following awards:

  • Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
  • Cinematic and Box Office Achievement
  • Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
  • Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
  • Best Director – Motion Picture
  • Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
  • Best Original Song – Motion Picture – three nominations in this category

The Golden Globes will air January 7, 2024 on CBS and Paramount+ starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

December 11, 2023 Jennifer Comments Off on “Barbie” Nominated at 2024 Golden Globe Awards

Barbie has received 15 nominations at the 2024 Astra Awards, including a nomination for America Ferrera in the “Best Supporting Actress” category. Winners of the 2024 Astra Film Awards will be revealed on Saturday, January 6, 2024, during a live-streamed event from the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, beginning at 6:30 pm PT/9:30 pm ET.

December 8, 2023 Jennifer Comments Off on America Ferrera & “Barbie” Nominated at 2024 Astra Awards

Barbie has received 18 nominations at the 2024 Critics Choice Awards! The awards will broadcast LIVE on The CW on Sunday, January 14, 2024 (7:00 – 10:00 pm ET – delayed PT, check local listings).

The film received nominations in the following categories:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Actress – Margot Robbie
  • Best Supporting Actor – Ryan Gosling
  • Best Supporting Actress – America Ferrera
  • Best Young Actor/Actress – Ariana Greenblatt
  • Best Acting Ensemble
  • Best Director – Greta Gerwig
  • Best Original Screenplay – Greta Gerwig & Noah Baumbach
  • Best Cinematography – Rodrigo Prieto
  • Best Production Design – Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
  • Best Editing – Nick Houy
  • Best Costume Design – Jacqueline Durran
  • Best Hair and Makeup
  • Best Comedy
  • Best Song – “Dance the Night”
  • Best Song – “I’m Just Ken”
  • Best Song – “What Was I Made For”
  • Best Score – Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt
December 7, 2023 Jennifer Comments Off on America Ferrera & “Barbie” Nominated at 2024 Critics Choice Awards

America Ferrera is featured on the cover of the December 2023/January 2024 issue of “Elle” magazine! Check out the article in our press archive, and photos in our gallery.

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December 2, 2023 Jennifer Comments Off on America Ferrera Covers “Elle” Magazine

America Ferrera is reflecting on how her body has been viewed in Hollywood throughout her career.

Speaking with ELLE for their 2023 Women in Hollywood issue, the 39-year-old actress recalled how “ridiculous” it was that a lot of her early roles — like in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants or Ugly Betty — were centered around her body type.

“What’s so insane is, you go back and look, and I had a very average-size body. And so the idea that people were looking at me and saying, ‘That’s curvy’ is crazy. Not that I care, but it’s like, that’s insane that we thought that was so groundbreaking,” she told the outlet. “I was Hollywood’s version of imperfect, which seems so ridiculous.”

“I don’t feel alone in that either,” she added. “There are so many women who were called brave, just because they are people in bodies.”

As she continues her acting career, Ferrera said she’s hoping to move away from being typecast based on the standards that others set for her and to continue landing roles that push boundaries, like her most recent roles in Barbie and Dumb Money.

“What I continue to wish for my career, and women’s careers and people of color’s careers, is that we don’t have to exist inside of these boxes or these lanes — that we don’t have to be relegated to represent just the thing that the culture wants us to represent,” she said.

Ferrera continued, “I want to be more of who I am as a person, and to get to make art that doesn’t fit into any of the boxes and isn’t about the dominant conversation people have wanted to have about me because I’m a woman who doesn’t fit into stereotypical Hollywood.”

This isn’t the first time Ferrera has been candid about what it’s like to be in the spotlight and have her physical appearance scrutinized.

Back in 2017, the actress told Redbook that gaining body confidence has been a work in progress and she’s learned that there’s more to a woman’s value than her appearance.

“I grew up believing a lot of things about myself that I had to unlearn — things that pertain to being a good woman, things about my weight or height,” she said at the time. “As women, you’re taught that your value is all about your appearance, not your ideas and your tenacity and your courage and your bravery and your adventurous spirit. Look, I love getting dressed up and looking beautiful. But that’s one tiny piece of me.”

Source: People

December 2, 2023 Jennifer Comments Off on America Ferrera Was ‘Hollywood’s Version of Imperfect’