This year actor Priyanka Chopra-Jonas might get into the race for Oscars for her Netflix original White Tiger
Trade magazine Variety has brought out its official Oscar predictions for this year. The Baywatch star falls into the magazine’s Top-tier Awards Contenders for Best Supporting Actress category. Variety’s Film Awards Editor Clayton Davis makes scheduled predictions viz Draft, Pre-Season, Regular Season and Post Season. Further, these predictions are based on ‘history, buzz, news, reviews and sources’ following the Academy Awards. However, as COVID has delayed many movies this year some of these nominated movies haven’t released yet or could be delayed further.
PCJ For Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress
If officially nominated this would be Chopra-Jonas’ first Academy Award nomination! The actor has done over 60 movies and has had a two decade long career. The 38-year-old started her career with winning Miss Universe 2000 beauty pageant and soon made her mark in Indian Film Industry. Her career transition came in 2015 when Chopra-Jonas debut on American Television with ABC’s Quantico. The show ran for three seasons before getting dropped by the network.
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Further, Chopra-Jonas starred in Baywatch reboot with Zac Efron and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. She also appeared in A Kid Like Jake starring Jim Parson and Claire Danes and Isn’t It Romantic alongside Rebel Wilson and Liam Hemsworth. Her latest Bollywood offering is The Sky Is Pink alongside actor Farhan Akhtar which opened with rave reviews in various film festivals.
As per the Oscar predictions Priyanka Chopra Jonas competes with the likes of Meryl Streep for The Prom (Netflix), Han Ye-ri for Minari (A24), Natasha Lyonne for The United States vs. Billie Holiday (Paramount Pictures), Talia Ryder for Never Rarely Sometimes Always (Focus Features) among others.
Why Priyanka Chopra’s Oscar Chances are Bleak
Variety nominates Chopra Jonas in the Best Supporting Actress category for Netflix’s The White Tiger. The Project was announced in September 2019 where along with being part of the ensemble Chopra is also an executive producer.
The White Tiger is based on the book authored by Aravind Adiga. He received the 40th Man Booker Prize for the same. The story follows the life of Balram Halwai who started as a servant at a tea shop, went on to become an entrepreneur and the cost of the wealth and fame he acquired. The movie is being helmed by Ramin Bahrani who has 99 Homes (2014), Fahrenheit 451 (2018) and Chop Shop (2007) to his credit. The movie also stars Raj Kumar Rao and Adarsh Gourav in prominent roles. Despite finishing production the movie’s release date is yet to be announced.
The Academy this year has enforced new ‘Diversity Quota’ which is getting backlash. Nonetheless, an Oscar nomination is a feat in itself more so for a woman of colour such as Chopra who has been targeted in the past by the media. However when competing with 21 times nominated Meryl Streep, Olivia Colman, Amanda Seyfried, Ariana DeBose and amazing other actors like Han Ye-ri, Talia Ryder – PC’s chances are definitely at odds.